Into the Minds of Animals

by Dana Taylor

Animal communication is no longer only a Dr. Doolittle fantasy (If I Could Talk To The Animals). Animal communicators are now offering their services to deal with troublesome pet behavior (which is often triggered by poor person behavior). A quick google search reveals a list of animal communicators offering their services to have a little mental chat with your dog, cat, bird or, even, snake.

My first episode of animal communication came from my psychic pal, Paula. She had just finished an intense spiritual development training. Driving home on the busy LA freeways, she suddenly had a vision of my beloved tuxedo cat, Buddy. He said to her, “Tell Mommy I like my new food.”

Paula was startled and wondered if she was letting her imagination run away with her. Being shy about the experience, she roped her sister, Sue, into calling me and asking about Buddy’s food. As it happened, I had recently picked up a cheaper cat food after years of only buying Meow Mix.

A couple years later, she called me and said, “Buddy visited me again. He says he wants his bed put back in the yard.” It took me a minute to figure that out. I realized he must have thought the pile of pool towels I had recently gathered and washed were his “bed.” Of course, I created a new one for him.

That first visit from Buddy started Paula on the road to animal communication consulting.

Pet owners know animals have their unique personalities and methods of communication. Some are quite demonstrative–meowing, barking, scratching, whining. While other times an animal simply stares, speaking silent volumes. We humans too often forget we are also members of the animal kingdom. The more we learn about multidimensional living, quantum fields, and psychic connections, the more animal communication becomes natural and common place.

This week I attended a talk by retired Navy Commander Gerald Bunch, now a professional animal communicator. His book, Warrior to Whisperer, details his unlikely journey from a left-brain engineer, combat and commercial airline pilot to animal communicator. Commander Bunch explained the benefits and techniques of learning to mentally communicate with pet companions.

  • Solve behavioral problems
  • Prepare the animal for upcoming changes such as moving, new animals, new baby, vacations, etc.
  • Finding a lost animal
  • Learning whether a pet is ill or in pain
  • Discovering wisdom and the point of view of the animal
  • Deepening and enriching the pet-person relationship

He often gets calls from people concerned about their pet’s behavior. He has learned to bring the animal in on solving the issue. He uses a photo to enter a meditative state and then senses a mental connection in the quantum field. He always asks for permission to speak to the animal. A conversation may begin something like:

“Fluffy, may I speak with you? You might be able to help us with a little problem.”

Once the animal says yes, he has a mental chat with the pet. He takes notes as the conversations unfold in his mind. It’s a fascinating and mysterious process that the thoughts and images projected by the animal are somehow translated by the human mind into words and pictures. Gerald says he often simply reassures the animal that it is truly loved and appreciated. He may offer some changes in behavior for both the pet and the person. He derives great satisfaction facilitating relationships between pets and their people.

Goodbye Buddy

Buddy

Speaking from personal experience, it was very helpful near the end of Buddy’s life to be able to call Paula for consultation. Buddy got very thin and tired. It was obvious his days were coming to an end. Was I being a thoughtless pet-person to allow him to die naturally, rather than take him to a vet and chemically end his life? I called Paula and asked her to check on Buddy. My main question was, “Is Buddy in pain?”

Paula called me and said, “I didn’t sense any pain. He wishes he could be a young cat again. He’ll pass when he is ready.”

The last few days of Buddy’s life were very dear. He waited to pass over until I wouldn’t be alone. My family flew in for Thanksgiving. The quiet house that usually held only me and my tuxedo cat suddenly filled with the commotion of my daughters and grandchildren. Buddy wobbled through the rooms and lay next to my young grandson, Will.

On the day after Thanksgiving, I walked to breakfast with my daughters and grand kids, leaving Buddy alone with my son-in-law, Chris. I had laid Buddy outside on a rug in the morning sun. As we enjoyed our food at the restaurant, Chris started sending frantic messages:

“You left me with a dying cat!”…. “He’s twitching!” ….”This is gross!”

Having a perverse sense of humor, my girls and I thought these messages hilarious. I like to think Buddy knew exactly what he was doing. Having the family around turned his passage into a bit of a circus, which took the sting out of a sad situation.

When I returned home, I immediately picked up his fragile, still breathing, figure and carried him to a shaded chaise lounge. I raised my hands over him and began running healing energy. He sighed, took a final breath, and departed his tired cat body. It was a beautiful moment.

Having been reassured by Paula that Buddy was comfortable and working on his own timetable relieved me of a lot of anxiety.

Gerald Bunch suggests that anyone can learn animal communication. Humans are becoming more aware that the creatures we share our planet with have conscious awareness. As we move into this multidimensional era our ability to understand their thinking can only enrich our mutual existence on the earth.

Here’s one of my favorite animal communication stories:

See more information about animal communicator Gerald Bunch at GeraldBunch.com

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