Dr. Dolittle provided a familiarity with the concept of talking to animals. But this is not a crazy Hollywood idea. We CAN talk to the animals. Animal Communicators are trained to uncover the reason why your dog is barking so much or why your cat is not using the litter box — or what they desire as a member of your family. It deepens your relationship.
In animal communication, telepathy is used to transmit emotions, images and sensations with the animal. Animal Communicator and respected instructor Kristin Hadley explains, “Telepathy is being aware of what is available to perceive. This is not a skill we are taught to develop or rely on.”
Animal Communicator Stacey McMullan confirms, “I’ve always had a deep connection with animals. I could hear them as a child until I was told it was nonsense. I trusted the adults around me to know. Years later and with daily meditations I became more in tune with the subtleties in my awareness. I instinctively felt my two large dogs wanting to convey information to me.”
Communicators send and receive vibrations with the animals. Tam Hunt deftly explains the science in his Scientific American article, “The Hippies Were Right: It’s All about Vibrations, Man!”. He writes, “An interesting phenomenon occurs when different vibrating things come into proximity: they will often vibrate together at the same frequency: they ‘sync up’… Vibrations, resonance, are the key mechanism behind human consciousness, as well as animal consciousness.”
Karen Silverstein has documented McMullan’s work. “When Stacey connects with an animal, they both change, whether it’s a dog, bear, alpaca or horse. She gets a sensory reaction from the animal — if it is in pain, unhappy, or trying to warn its pet guardian of something — Stacey senses it and conveys the message.”
“I know I am communicating with an animal,” McMullan adds, “when I feel their energy blending with mine. Sitting in quiet helps us to listen in other ways besides our minds. Once I am communicating with permission from the animal and their guardian, I ask them what they have to say. Some animals are very shy while others are ready to be heard. I ask for evidence from them to give to their guardians so they know I am communicating with them.”
I consulted with McMullan on my cat Chai. Stacey told me Chai didn’t like hot tuna — I had been heating it up. McMullan was speaking with Chai! She helped us understand how Chai was coping with losing his eye and shared extraordinary experiences he was having with the backyard wildlife. “The most poignant communication I have had, was with Chai,” McMullan says, “He taught me that animals can see the world from perspectives of which we only dream of.” Chai also told her he prefers that I don’t share his secrets, so we will leave it here!
Hadley was once asked to warn a group of chipmunks that there was going to be construction and that their tunnels and nests would be dug up. She repeatedly conveyed images of heavy machinery and their homes being demolished. She explains that it was like “sending a compressed movie file.” The chipmunks got the message and moved to other yards.
There was a cat who was urinating on its owner’s bed while she was away. McMullan made an uncomfortable discovery when she connected with the cat– the pet sitter was looking through the personal items in the bedroom. The pet sitter was let go and the cat returned to her litter box.
Hadley said that some come to the work more naturally than others but good listening skills, the belief that animals are sentient beings, and experience with meditation are a strong starting place. And “you cannot let your own agenda get in the way.” When you are doing it right, “it feels light and effortless, a complete sense of knowing,” says Hadley.
What does Hadley say to nonbelievers of this skill? “I am not trying to convince anyone. It is not an exact science but all of it is explainable and measurable through science.”
Communicating with a horse getting a new trainer, telling a dog there is a baby joining the family, calming an animal approaching death, or just understanding what your pet is thinking — these are reasons to engage with an animal communicator. Select yours carefully. Animaltalk.net hosts a directory with trained, certified communicators.
Hadley explains her mission in teaching women to become animal communicators; it creates more opportunities for women to become financially independent. It also grooms them to be better listeners and communicators with humans, more in tune with the natural world. Then they can make community decisions about animals, nature and our planet, making it a better world for all of us.
This article was written by Laura Savini, an Emmy-winning producer and host for PBS. She produced five seasons of the public TV music series “THE KATE” before Covid 19 put that series on hiatus. Now she is developing and producing lifestyle and music programming. She works closely with her husband, Grammy-winning composer Jimmy Webb, to share his music, words and stories with the world. She is often seen riding her bike while wearing a skirt, and she can’t wait to get on a plane again to visit friends and granddaughters.