‘Better Communication with your pet: Part 2: Receiving’

‘Part 1’ of Better Communication with your Pet covered the basics of delivering a message while communicating with your pet. These include being clear with your message and speaking from your heart, as well as using mental images and corresponding emotions to convey messages.

In Part 2, we will cover the other half of communication, receiving messages. This tends to be the more difficult and challenging part for most of us.Cat1111

It helps to keep in mind that communication with your pet works in a similar fashion to communication with humans, just without words. What I mean by this is that there is a time to deliver a message and a time to receive the response. 

When beginning to get information this way, the first thing to remember is to ‘take it slow’.

A calm mind is crucial. It would be good to practice slowing your thoughts down as it is difficult to receive messages with a cluttered mind, just as it is nearly impossible to hear another if all we are doing is talking.

There also needs to be a clear space in the inner realm for you to be able to receive messages. This is done by settling the mind and emotions. Constant self-talk or inner thoughts don’t leave room to receive messages. Likewise, emotions such as worry, anxiety, fear or excitement get in the way, as well.  So, it helps to be centered.

Sometimes I use imagery to imagine I am in a field with the pet in front of me. Other times, I imagine a clear energetic field to receive information.

Once there is a space to receive, start by just noticing the clear space and what it feels like. This will help you later to discern where the information is coming from.

Also, note that there are different ways of receiving information. This can be through sounds, images, smells, colors, symbols, feelings, pictures or just knowing. I’ve worked with animal communicators who ‘hear’ the voice of the pet and those that get feelings or mental pictures. Both are valid and both can deliver great information. You might find you receive information from one particular manner over another.  Be open to this.Pet Honoring dog 8

How do I know I am not making it up? This is probably the number one question asked and what a great question it is. It might feel like you are making it up in the beginning. You will feel like you are unsure if what you are getting is ‘real.’  Try not to worry about this too much. This is a natural part of the learning process. However, I’ve included some tips here to help address this.

The communication is happening in the inner realm and this is also where our inner dialogue is occurring, so it is important to be able to distinguish between the two.

The more familiar you are with clearing a space and knowing what is yours, the better you can become at knowing what is not yours and coming from another.  It might be prudent to spend some time with your thoughts. This might sound silly, but it is helpful to know what your own thoughts and feelings feel like to you. Then you can double check the answer by asking yourself “Is this thought/feeling mine?”

To start, picture your pet in front of you. Specifically state the intention of wanting to communicate and to receive messages from your pet. You can also ask for guidance.

Practice with simple questions, like “Do you like your food?” or “What do you think of this person or that person?” We already know far more than we realize, but try to remain unattached to what the answer might be.

Give yourself permission to notice and explore what you are getting. It might be helpful to keep a journal or chat with a friend about the exercises.

This is a simple overview of the basics of receiving messages during animal communication. Receiving messages takes time and practice. Remember to set the intention, settle the mind and emotions, clear a space for receiving, and give time to waiting for the answer.  Knowing your own inner world also helps.

The more you practice, the easier it becomes. 

Don’t forget to thank your pet at the end of the session.  209

Have fun and keep me posted of the results!


L. Leigh Love

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L. Leigh Love is a Spiritual Counselor/Teacher, Animal Communicator, Certified Intuitive Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and Advanced Pranic Healer. As well, she draws on over 20 years of training in Psychology, Spiritual Studies and the Healing Arts. She has a passion for helping clients heal and live their best lives. She holds a non-denominational ordination and is the author of the award-winning children’s book, Roly-Poly and the Light. Author website is LLeighLove.com Spiritual website BrightStarStudio.net

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15 thoughts on “‘Better Communication with your pet: Part 2: Receiving’

  1. me and dakotah communicated like this when she was alive ..are you talking about after her passing ? it is possible i feel her but not sure if its memory or ? ida

  2. Hi Ida…great question. That is fabulous you communicated with her this way while she was in the physical. Yes, you can communicate with her this way even after she has passed. Absolutely! Talk to her in your heart…just takes practice…xoxo, Leigh

  3. sunday is the pet honoring ..from our brief talk and appt for monday at 10. i hope thats enough.to know my love for dakotah. leigh, whats the exact time of this ceromony,,so i can feel it..ida.. looking forward to monday

  4. The Pet Honoring Ceremony will be held from 1-2pm EST on February 10, 2013. Love and blessings will be sent to all! xoxo Leigh

  5. liegh..hi ..want to thank you ..yesterday helped alot ..things no one knew ..it cleared up alot of areas ..dakotah did nurture me ,and gave me the love i never have as a child ..she went through everything with me healing from what i went through ..i relize now what ever i do needs to be done with love in mind ..not anger.. and what did i do yesterday ..i made calls and i ended up talking to someone that completly oppoisite from what i needed .. im ok .. but …its gonna take me time to process . threw me off
    . ida.

  6. Hi Ida…I enjoyed our session yesterday, too. Bummer about the bad interaction. stay strong! Don’t forget to breathe deep and feel Dakota’s love! many blessings to you…xoxo Leigh

  7. I feel my deceased cat on my bed, one night I actually felt the mattress depress ..as if some weight was applied to it.! I am very much in touch with my Spirit and God’s , so I am attuned to things. I often see a glimpse of my cat ..a flash in the home. Appreciate your help.

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