In the over 25 years I've been a spiritual consultant for people and animals, I've received many comments, testimonials, and questions after a reading, whether that reading is in person or via distance. All the responses express gratitude for the information and insights, but many of them conlcude with a common misunderstanding about being "gifted." At that moment I do an instantaneous mental replay of my life searching for the event that made me "aware of this gift" and truthfully, I come up empty. There is no great gift, I tell people. I am not, as you say, "special." Being an intutive is simply a matter of directing your very specific intention. We are all so gifted.
As an animal communicator, I am not a dog trainer or behaviorist. I am a psychic, an intuitive who works with animals through telepathic transference of thought. Through this communication, animals and their human caretakers can learn more about each other. It allows us to enter dimensions that are not visibly apparent in order to retrieve information that deepens the human-animal bond, solves behavioral mysteries, assists with identifying physical issues, and alwao provides insights, smiles, and laughter to both. For animals, it is a relief to finally have their needs and wishes clearly articulated, and for the human companion, the result is the same. All of this takes place on a spiritual level whose route is easily navigable. We awaken our intuitive ability through meditation, practice, and exercise. Just like math..
Unlocking it means connecting to the Divine, which begins with meditation, which allows us to temporarily disconnect from the mundane world and ascend to higher planes. When we meditate, we raise our vibration and expand our receptivity to higher energies. Because meditation eventually quiets the mental chatter, we not only observe but feel the silence, elevate into that silence, and communicate on a heart level. This plane of consciousness doesn't depend on words or images but sensation and innate knowing. It is not uncommon for the beginning meditator to cry when making contact with these energies. It is an emotional homecoming. Maybe we are making contact with our true selves at first, our higher selves, that spiritual and permanent facet of our individual existence transfers from plane to plane, lifetime to lifetime. It may indeed be the first time we are meeting who we truly are, a profound introduction.
Next we meet other energies who may appear to us as wafting colors, floating orbs (if we are visual) or body sensations distinct from those we normal feel (chills, taps on the shoulder, an undeniable sense that we are not alone. This is the plane where transformation and spiritual exchange takes place. We reach each other here, a metaphoric meeting on the mountain that precipitates all psychic readings because a reading is just a matter of energy exchange. The difference is that in this experience, the energy is etheric. We begin to receive pictures, words, signals from the Spirit realm. All living beings exist on multiple levels. When we reach this level, we communicate with others on that level.
For humans, it takes practice and commitment, but it is the natural plane of existence for animals, whic is what makes animal communication so gentle and easy. WE are the ones who struggle to get up that mountain. The animals are already there, waiting for us. DUring a reading (whether for people or animal), the psychic may sit with eyes closed or tilt her head sideways as if listening to an unseen voice -- that is the reader communicating on that spiritual energetic level, retrieving information to bring to the client. Through meditation, we reach places of inner peace that grant us access to that information and the more often we travel there, the easier the process becomes. Thus the gift is no great mystery. It's like going to the gym and suddenly, four months later, looking down at yourself to see that you do indeed have abs.
Try this exercise with your animal companion to jointly experience the stillness: You will enter the silence through slow and regulated breathing, The goal is to feel the higher connection. Sit comfortably with your back straight and your eyes closed and try this exercise:
If you do this even for five minutes a day, you will find that you begin to receive those words and images you thought were reserved only for the "gifted" folk. It is an exciting opening.
It is in this peaceful state that all telepathic/spiritual communication occurs. You will also find that as you meditate, your animals will begin to meditate. In fact, the deeper you go into an altered state, the longer it will take you to bring them out of it when you return to normal waking consciousness. To give your pets a treat, engage in this process daily; you will be astounded at the results for you both.