Current Update as of January 03, 2003
Inspired by The Edgar Cayce Institute for Intuitive Studies
Edited by HENRY REED, Ph.D.
Summary by Laurel Moran
Language of Animals is available from Amazon.com. Click Here!
"I'm afraid you love the new puppy more than you love me," Rover tells you after you ask him why he hasn't been eating.
You ask Spot why he's limping, and he tells you he has something caught in his left back paw and he can't remove it. He holds still while you pluck the offending thorn out.
These scenarios may seem unbelievable at first, but the reality is that occurrences like these could become a part of your every day life. Conventional wisdom holds that animals only talk in the world of make-believe. The author of The Language of Animals tells us otherwise.
Carol Gurney introduces her book with the story of how she became an animal communicator, someone who telepathically sends and receives information from animals. She writes that her first attempts to connect with animals were so sparkless and ineffectual that she never suspected she would later be conversing with animals professionally. All she knew in the beginning was that she wanted more than anything to learn interspecies communication.
A successful businesswoman, she put her discipline and patience into action and learned, over the course of many months, to open herself to the wisdom of a special equine friend. Gurney's own story illustrates that anyone with sufficient patience, humility and determination can learn the language of animals. If we genuinely desire and commit to the experience of connecting and communicating, we can do it. This book expands upon the author's own heart-centered method, called The Hearttalk Program, for assisting readers in this process.
The author emphasizes that animals and humans share a common capacity for communicating with one another. All animals, including human animals, do this naturally. Humans are often unaware of the process. Learning to listen to animals requires that we invite our hidden intuitive abilities into everyday awareness. We can begin this education by giving ourselves some basic tools of intuition.
This book details how we can prepare ourselves to connect with animals. The first step is learning to relax and quiet the chattering mind and body. When we quiet ourselves, we start to accept and recognize the inner sensations, imagery and emotions that are part of the intuitive landscape we share with animals. This awareness is vital to successful communication.
Opening our heart is the next part of the process. The author offers a guided meditation for this purpose. The meditation incorporates conscious breathing, gradually filling ourselves with white light, exploring a nature setting with all of our senses, and focusing our awareness in our heart center to develop a feeling of peace. With an open heart, we can let go of worries and expectations about our communication experience. We can accept the information we receive just as it is.
Thoughts, imagery, physical sensations, emotions, and higher consciousness can be harnessed to telepathically share information. Regardless of the mode of expression we use, it is crucial that we allow ourselves to be still while we listen and to develop and send clear messages while we "talk." When we want to send information, we must make sure all of our data agree with one another. If we aren't clear on what we want, our animal friends will be equally confused.
Now that we know we can use verbal thinking, sensations, images, emotions, and higher consciousness to help us communicate, we can experiment with ways of connecting with individual animals. Our own most natural ways to communicate telepathically often mirror the forms of expression we most naturally use and respond to in our everyday lives. Are we verbal-minded? Are feelings and emotions our most natural language? Do symbols speak volumes to us? Are we attuned to the physical side of life and the body? Do we concentrate on spiritual exploration and the realization of insights beyond conscious thought? We can highlight our natural abilities and tendencies for inner knowing, and we can practice consciously relying on them.
Once we are aware of our strengths, we can imagine the process of communication with a beloved animal before we attempt a real exchange of information. The author details a guided exercise in which we imagine that we send information and that the intended animal receives it. Keeping a playful attitude, we create the emotions, thoughts, images and sensations we want to convey. We feel ourselves send that information to the animal, then imagine the animal easily receive it and send us a clear reply.
The last step of preparation is to practice telepathy with a human partner who can give concrete, verbal feedback. The author provides an exercise using guided meditation to facilitate sending and receiving color. The meditation includes grounding ourselves, affirming our telepathic ability, opening and stimulating our heart, taking the time to send or receive, and validating the results with our partner.
Once we have given ourselves the necessary tools, actual communication is a simple task. The author encourages us to trust in the process of connecting with an animal friend. Gurney's step-by-step approach instructs us to quiet ourselves, invite our animal to talk, to initiate a heart connection with the animal using our imagination, and to communicate through the heart with a sense of joy and trust. She offers detailed instruction in how we can complete these steps.
A few common challenges during our early attempts at communication include being impatient for results, self-doubt, noisy thoughts, and projecting our own thoughts and feelings onto the animals. Gurney emphasizes that most of these difficulties arise when we approach the process of communication with a sense of anxiety instead of from a state of genuine love and connection.
One of the ways around this fear is to ask the animal for help in making a telepathic connection. Since animals knowingly communicate in this way on a regular basis, they are experts. Our animal may be willing to play telepathic games with us, to give us a sign that he has understood what we've asked, or to offer a boost of confidence and warmth. The book presents a variety of other ways of handling specific blocks to communication.
we develop our abilities, we can use animal communication in many practical
ways. Detailed instructions for the following situations are included:
For example, to help a lost animal find his home, Gurney describes how we can meditate to open our hearts and create a feeling of warmth, then make a beacon of white light shining from our heart to the animal. We can let the animal know, telepathically, that there is a place at home for him and that the beacon will help him find his way back. Holding thoughts of the animal's safe return home, instead of sending out fears regarding the animal's whereabouts, is also essential to the recovery of a lost animal. Other applications for communicating with lost or found animals include finding out why the animal left his home and asking the animal to describe his present surroundings.
In the final section of the book, the author uses stories to illustrate the spiritual place of animals in our lives. Animals hold for us special insights not only about their own predicaments and joys, but about many of humanity's bad habits. Animals encourage us to live from our hearts and see our potential for growth in our daily lives. Acting from the heart of love on a minute-by-minute basis, animals can be teachers, healers, and mirrors of what we can't see or express of ourselves. Our animal friends live with all the spirit they can muster and invite us to do the same. Choosing to communicate consciously with animals is one way we can thank our animal friends for their contributions to our lives and enrich our awareness of our partnerships together.
Language of Animals is available from Amazon.com. Click Here!
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