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March 12, 2010, 08:57:15 AM
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How do we know when we actually connect with an animal?  Is it different for everyone?  I've tried to remember what I was feeling when I got a correct "reading" but this hasn't worked very well for me.  Do any of you get any specific feeling when you really connect with an animal?
This sounds dumb....how accurate do we need to be before we can become a professional communicator?  It seems like most clients want very specific answers instead of generalizations about their animals that they already know (like he seems energetic, friendly...)
How can I transition from doing my readings by sitting quietly by myself/meditating/calling in my helpers then reporting back to the clients,  to doing on the spot phone communications?  It must take a lot of practice.
Is there any where to practice finding lost animals?  This is really interesting to me.
Thanks,
Gracie

March 12, 2010, 12:51:00 PM
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Good questions, Gracie.  Let me give it a shot.
How do we know when we actually connect with an animal?  Is it different for everyone?  I've tried to remember what I was feeling when I got a correct "reading" but this hasn't worked very well for me.  Do any of you get any specific feeling when you really connect with an animal?
I can't speak for everyone, but I can tell you how I do it.  I use vibrations.  I visualize the animal, then I visualize a sort of radio dial.  I tweek that radio dial until I feel like I am "in tune" vibrationally with the animal.  There is a definite 'vibrational convergence' that I feel when I've connected.

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This sounds dumb....how accurate do we need to be before we can become a professional communicator?  It seems like most clients want very specific answers instead of generalizations about their animals that they already know (like he seems energetic, friendly...)
Not dumb. This is a tough question. You are probably more accurate than you think you are.  I heard something the other day about knowing and practicing things. The guy said, 'people practice for confidence, more than to learn how to do it.' Or something like that. 

On some level, I believe that the practice is not only to connect with the animal, but to learn how to interact with people who don't understand the process, and to be confident enough that when they are saying 'no', you can know when or when not to say ... "Yes!" There's a strength in the things that I feel.   Some things are a weaker feeling, where I know I may be on the periphery of something, but I'm not quite locking in. Other things, however, are very, very clear.  I think I mentioned in a recent post about a cat showing me a sink. No matter how many times the parents said 'no', I kept seeing that sink.  Trust yourself.  I had to go through several incarnations of describing it in certain ways to them, adding more detail each time, before they said, "oh, yes, there's a sink in there."  (THANK you!)  ;)

Part of your job is to educate your clients before a reading.  Some you talk to and understand they get it already, some you have to give them specifics.  Wasn't it you who saw a blue house or something with "Hunter" the dog?  Actually three communicators saw something blue.  It wasn't until I mentioned alternatives to his mom that she recognized a couple of different things that Hunter might have been speaking about.  Whatever it was, he sure did want to get that color across.  So a lot of it is just the practice of knowing how to present the information in the face of a negative response.  Of course there will always be the "No, no, no-ers' but they aren't worth the time anyway. It doesn't matter how accurate you are, they won't believe you. 

Again, confidence is the key. And don't discount the things you give them that they already know. Those are the most important because those are the things that make you, in their mind, accurate. I make sure to tell my clients not to tell me anything about the personality of the pet, for precisely that reason.  I lock into the personality (or canineality, or felinality per se) first, so that we establish I am talking to their child.  Once you get past that point, the parents tend to relax a bit. It's those little tidbits of "known items" that you want to throw in every once in a while during the reading, to keep them - and you - understanding that you are connected. That's what validations are for, and why this board was such good practice for me.
 
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How can I transition from doing my readings by sitting quietly by myself/meditating/calling in my helpers then reporting back to the clients,  to doing on the spot phone communications?  It must take a lot of practice.
There are a lot of communicators who don't do phone communications. They get the info beforehand and simply talk to the animal alone, take notes, and report back over the phone later. How you choose to do it is up to you. It is a good idea, I think, to try your hand at phone readings, though, to get the feel of it. If you want to set up a phone time with me, I'll let you read one of my kids.

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Is there any where to practice finding lost animals?  This is really interesting to me.
Thanks,
Gracie
Well, that's a good thing to be interested in, because it's the hardest thing you can do as a communicator, and not many people like to do them. I don't. I have done them, but I hate it.  It's difficult to have a venue like this, for that, because people are really in grief.  I think if you really want to do it, the universe will present you with the opportunity. If we talk by phone, I may have some other suggestions, as well.

Great questions, Gracie.  I have no doubt that you will be able to become professional if that's what you want to do. You seem to have the talent and the passion.  Email me if you want to set something up and practice. 

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March 12, 2010, 04:51:03 PM
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Caat, thanks so much for sharing your skills and information!  You're very generous and encouraging!  I'll be out of town starting next week (for a few weeks) but would love to set up a call with you when I get back.  Thanks, again!
You use pictures, right?  I prefer them but I read Denise's interview where she said it can be a hinderance.  Would you advise to practice both ways?
I've got to tell you that I've had an "aha" moment between looking over your entire website and reading Denise's interview...I've been making this all about me (not really a shock to myself!!) but you two reminded me that giving the animals a voice and helping them is what it's all about, that's the real reason to improve my skills not just to validate myself!
Many thanks,
Gracie
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March 12, 2010, 06:14:35 PM
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Hi Gracie.

I remember reading that what Denise said, y'know, everybody is different. Yes, I use pictures and I prefer them.  I can do it with just a description, and it really makes no difference in the quality of my reading, but pictures just make connecting easier for me.  Of course, I think always try both ways so you can see how each style fits you.

Yes, it really is about helping the animals and their people. There is nothing quite like having a client tell you how much difference you've made in their lives by connecting them with their pet in spirit, or helping them through a surgery.  It seems so small, but it's really satisfying to have a client say,  "You don't know how much happier Fluffy is" or "You don't know what a difference you've made in our lives." 

And how frustrating it is for the kids to keep trying to tell their parents something that they just aren't getting.  It's so cool when you hit on something, tell the parent and then go back to re-check it with the animal, and they're all excited and shaking their head, "Yes! Yes! Yes! That's what I've been trying to tell them!" 

You remind me that I've started to do the interviews with other communicators, maybe I need to do it myself.  ;) That one of Denise's was exceptional.  She's very nice.

Hope this helps.  cs:)
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March 13, 2010, 06:00:41 AM
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WoW!
Thank you Gracie and Caat!
This is all very good information, questions for which I (as well as others I am sure) have been thinking about but have not asked. I am very grateful for the two of you as you are both a big help to me in my journey in animal communication.

Many thanks!

March 13, 2010, 08:20:35 AM
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WoW!
Thank you Gracie and Caat!
This is all very good information, questions for which I (as well as others I am sure) have been thinking about but have not asked. I am very grateful for the two of you as you are both a big help to me in my journey in animal communication.

Many thanks!
You're welcome. So glad to have you here.  :D
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