Can We Talk?


My bird, Charlie, loves it when I’m focused on the subject of animal communication.   She purrs and chirps contentedly as she watches me with great interest while I read, write and practice my communication skills.  I wonder if she’s waiting to tell me something, or maybe she’s just happy that I’m trying to see her side of things.

I’ve been trying for years to become a competent communicator.  I’ve taken classes from other animal communicators, read books and watched videos.  I’ve meditated on the subject, tried all sorts of techniques, and practiced on my pets, the odd insect, and the animals in my neighborhood.  I’ve even tried to connect to some farm animals.

I’ve had moderate success.  I know what it feels like to lay an egg.  It’s really not that bad.  I’ve felt my lungs exhale air with each wing flap as I flew over the ocean.  A cat once told me she was secure in the knowledge that the car that was coming her way wasn’t going to hit her.  She was amused but grateful for my concern.  My dog Junior voiced his concern about my reaction to his cookie guarding; I giggled when I saw how serious he was about watching over my freshly baked cookies.  He was insulted and asked, “Are you laughing at me?”  I apologized and dubbed him protector of my food.  That was the only thing he ever said to me, I think.

I’ve never had the deep conversations that some people have when they achieve the intuitive connection of communication, only the teasing tidbits that surprise me every once in a while, like the psychic tongue lashing from my dog.  Ever hopeful, I keep trying, waiting for the day when I finally break the barrier that’s holding me back and make multiple connections to any animal that is willing to talk to me.  It can be done, I’m sure of it.  Every once in a while I see proof of it.  Every once in a while I get a break.

The problem, I’ve found, is that not that they aren’t trying to talk to me, it’s just that I can’t hear them, and it’s not just me.  It’s a human problem that’s taking a toll on all of the animals around us.  We need to try harder.  We need to believe it can be done.  We need the right teachers.

There are different levels of communication.  As with human to human empathy, we can learn to hear our pet’s psychic voices, see what’s in their minds via pictures, or feel their emotions as they relate to certain things – or we can do all three.   Like any other skill we try to learn, we need to practice, practice, practice!  And there are teachers willing to help us.

Penelope Smith, author of  “Animal Talk” and premier animal psychic communicator, has a site,  She offers communication courses, teaching retreats with her, and animal adventures that will blow your mind.  I spent a very interesting week with her in Canada and a fabulous week with her on a boat in the Caribbean.  Man, I love dolphins.

An avid telepathic communicator since childhood, Penelope has spent her life trying to educate us about the benefits of animal communication.  She sees it as a way to heal the planet and improve our relationship with nature. She’s very good at what she does.  I like to describe her more as an interspecies translator.  She sees, feels and hears what the animals are trying to tell us, and translates it into something we can understand.

Watch this video to learn more about her.



Like humans, our pets don’t always get along with each other.  There can be personality issues, fears, trust issues, even some underlying health problems that contribute to mood swings or fear responses.  Learning how to connect with them physically and psychically can be beneficial to all.

Interested?  Here’s a little lesson on intuitive communicating from Marta Williams:

Marta offers workshops and consultations on her website:  I like her energy and am thinking of trying some of her workshops via Skype.

Debbie McGillivray, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Pet Psychic Communication,” also offers consultations and workshops.  Check her site out at   Here’s a tip:  Debbie says that it’s beneficial to tell your pet your plans as you leave your home.  They appreciate knowing where you’re going, how long you’ll be gone, and what you expect of them when you leave them alone at home.  Tell what you do want: protect the home, take a nap, be nice to the mail man.  If you tell them what you don’t want all they see is the picture of what you’re communicating.  For instance, you say, “Don’t eat the trash.”  They see a picture of them eating the trash and decide that you’re giving them permission to hit the trash can while you’re gone.

Whether you realize it or not, your pet is fully capable of hearing your thoughts.   No one taught them not to do it.  We, on the other hand, have the ability programmed out of us when we are children.  When we are born we are naturally psychically and emotionally open, but our survival in the modern world demands shutting down to protect ourselves from emotional trauma and unwanted psychic intrusions.  Then, as adults, we have to work hard to reopen ourselves, unless you’re lucky enough to be able to maintain your connection through your tumultuous childhood.

Amelia Kinkade is a teacher and consultant that had to relearn her communication talent.  The author of  “The Language of Miracles” and “Straight From the Horse’s Mouth,” Amelia travels around the world to lecture and contribute to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wild animals.  She also offers consultations via Skype; visit to learn more.

These are just a few of the best animal communicators that I’ve found that are more than happy to share their skills with you.

I’ve actually achieved a good emotional connection to the dogs and cats I come into contact with.  I like to connect with the AKC, Animal Kingdom Collective, when I meditate in the mornings.  Though individual conversation evades me, the collective energies are more than happy to give me advice.  Sometimes animals are very friendly and want to connect.  Sometimes they wouldn’t give me the time of day, and be sure, some can tell time.  And since I’ve never had that deep conversation with the neighbor’s cat, I’m going to keep trying to improve my communication skills.  If you decide this might be something you’d like to do, remember that just like the people we encounter every day privacy is important to them, so be sure to ask permission before you start trying to poke around their heads.

Even though I’m not a master communicator, yet, I’ve found that most animals are just happy that I’m trying.  I live for the day some dog or cat or bird is going to stop and say, “Hey, just the person I was looking for!”  and give me some communication tips.  Until then I’ll be glad for the love and comfort they send my way when I say hello.

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