New Mexico's Pet Resource SPRING 2008

Understanding Our Animals Through
Animal Telepathic Communication

by Karen Taylor Waters

When your otherwise well-behaved dog decides to eat the couch cushions, he’s probably trying to tell you something. But when your veterinarian reveals no physical issue, questions remain. What’s causing him to act this way? Consulting with an animal communicator might hold the key to finding out what your dog has on his mind.

Animal Communication, also known as Interspecies Telepathic Communication, is the practice of communicating telepathically with another species. More specifically, it’s the idea of intentionally exchanging thoughts and feelings energetically between two beings. The roots of the word telepathy are ‘tele’ meaning “at or over a distance” and ‘pathy’ meaning “feeling or perception.” This suggests that mind-to-mind communication can be transferred from any distance, so an exchange can occur between individuals thousands of miles apart. We could compare it to radio's just a matter of tuning in to the right frequency.

The story about the dog with the cushion fetish happens to be true. The communicator translated to his people that his current feline friends were not the kind of playmates he desired…he preferred a companion of the canine variety. The perfect match was found at the local shelter and now there’s harmony in the house once again. Big problem, simple solution.

Interspecies Telepathic Communication is not limited to the professionals. Most believe that they are not special in what they do and offer workshops to prove it. Colleen Dougherty attended such a workshop and was very happy with her results. “I was skeptical and couldn’t imagine how we’d know if we were actually doing it. The class was presented with several challenges that were coupled with viable ways to test our results. We practiced on everything from a generic photograph, each other, a live animal and it’s owner, and finally on pictures of one another’s pets. Our individual results were then checked and validated by direct feedback. Lo and behold, we were all doing it!”

Physical and emotional trauma, behavior, life transition, and bringing new animals into the family are just some of the reasons that people contact animal communicators. The list of scenarios is as varied as the combinations of animals and people living together.

Sometimes behavior challenges can be a direct result of animals picking up on our human emotions. And whether we realize it or not, our animals often serve as a reflection of how we behave towards others in our everyday relationships. "People don't understand that our animals feel our emotions so powerfully", says Sandy Lagno, an animal communicator in Fort Collins, Colorado. "It's like they're getting an emotional punch. Animals don't have the ability to filter out the world like people do, so it goes in uncut to them."

Looking at what is going on in our own lives can often help us understand why our animals are behaving in a certain way. Using an animal communicator can help bring clarity to the situation, and often prove what wonderful teachers our animals can be.

Gaining closure after an animal has died is another reason a communicator may be contacted. Niki Nicholson had to have her dog Shadow euthanized for health reasons. "After the animal communication session, the guilt that I was carrying for years left me! I didn't have to wonder anymore if I should have done this or that. I could go on knowing that I didn't let my best buddy down."

Information received from our animals through telepathic communication can profoundly change the way we think and feel about them. Lisa Farrand wanted to find out what really happened when her two dogs were in a dogfight that she didn't believe was started by them, so she contacted an animal communicator. "I had to come to the realization that I had an aggressive dog and had to deal with it. Once I realized the truth about the situation, I could use that information to help her. I feel like understanding my dogs' thoughts has deepened my relationship with them, and made me realize how much they have to offer and how wise they are," Farrand said.

No one can promise an animal will change a behavior just because we want them to, however change often happens once both animal and human understand the others point of view. People can be as big a part of the problem as the animal. According to animal communicator Annette Betcher of Port Orchard, Washington, people may need to make some changes themselves. “Animals don’t just do something to be naughty, they have a reason for it and I find out the reason and become the mediator. It’s not up to me to fix their animals; the people have to make the changes. I try to offer some alternatives of what the human can do to partner up with their animal”.

Each animal communicator has different ethics and methods so it’s important to get to know and feel comfortable with whoever is going to be talking with our beloved companions. Interviewing different communicators to find the right match may sound time consuming, but can be well worth it. Professional communicators will welcome your questions and understand why you are asking them.

If you can’t locate someone in the local Yellow Pages, you can always do a search online. Penelope Smith, a well-known pioneer in the field of interspecies communication provides an online directory of professional animal communicators at There, you will not only find communicators listed by state, but you can read information on what to expect from a communicator, find books on animal communication, and even list your animal companion in an online prayer circle in times of need.

When health or behavior challenges arise with members of your animal family, seeking veterinary assistance is a good first choice. But when traditional methods are unable to provide answers, an experienced animal communicator may be your best bet in resolving the issue.

Karen Taylor Waters is a professional animal communicator and facilitator of workshops on animal communication. She shares her home in Santa Fe with her husband and their 18 year old cat.

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