Animal Commnication is not new, it has been around since the beginning of time. For humans, it is more of a rediscovery. Each individual has their own special way of communicating with animals, so there is no right or wrong way. Animals figure out quickly which way works best for the human and voila! Humans take the credit for communicating with animals. lol
There are 5 clair senses, or types of psychic abilities, that correspond to five senses: seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, and tasting. You can possess one or more or all of the clairs. How is this experience? In a very simplified explanation, if you are clairvoyant (clear seeing) you may experience visions of the past, present, or future. If you are clairaudient (clear hearing) you may experience sound, or hear words spoken in your own voice. Clairsentience relates to feeling. You may feel another's feelings or pain and may have a strong "gut" reaction to things. Clairalience is being able to smell odors that are not physically there. For example, smelling a perfume from someone you loved that has passed away when there is no one around wearing that perfume. Clairgustance (I think this is a funny word, it always makes me giggle) relates to taste. You may suddenly taste something that isn't there but has an association with someone who has passed.
I stated 5 Clairs would be mentioned but will now list another: Claircognizance. This is having knowledge of beings or events that you would not normally have knowledge about. Spirit pops these memories or bits of information to us for a purpose. To ignore them would be doing a disservice, in my opinion.
Now that I have stopped giggling at the word clairgustance, let's go back to Animal Communication. In the animal kingdom, animals communicate with each other and other beings with posture, vocals, gestures, and the Clairs. They can communicate with other species as well. Animals have not given up their gifts for technological advances. They connect energetically with each other and all of nature. Humans suppress the natural gifts the moment we begin to learn. The human Ego takes over and our natural gifts are ignored. Some people embrace their gifts. These are the psychics and mediums and animal communicators of the world, the people that would have been burned at the stake some hundred years ago. Why do some people embrace their gifts and others aren't even aware of their gifts? I have no idea. Perhaps it has to do with our Soul's purpose, or how many times we have lived, or human experiences (good or bad) that encouraged or dissuaded the use of the gifts. I honestly do not have an answer. I do believe, however, that we are all able to re-learn our gifts.
Animal Communication came back to me because of my dog, Little Bear. As mentioned in my book Finding Joy: A Dog's Tale, Little Bear trained me in AnimalSpeak. What he did was tap into my natural gifts and with patience and perseverance, opened up my heart and mind so the gifts could shine through. We practiced together every day, and after his passing, we practiced some more. With each course and each energy clearing I do, my gifts become stronger. Sometimes, I feel blockages and I know that is self-imposed by my Ego (the part of me that relies on what was learned and what is acceptable). As I let go of Ego and focus more on heart-centered knowledge, my gifts grow.
In my animal communication sessions, I tap into whichever clair wants to come forward. Sometimes I will physically feel discomfort where the animal feels discomfort. Sometimes I smell things the animal wants to talk about (usually yummy food their human is preparing). I always see images and hear in my own voice words that express what the animal wants to say. I am open to all clairs and welcome their assistance when communicating with animals, because the animals LOVE to be heard. They absolutely love knowing that their humans want to know what they are thinking and feeling. Wild animals are sometimes surprised when they see me (my energy) but always leave me with a message that I find to be profound and important regarding nature.
I encourage everyone to tap back into their gifts and explore the benefits of the clairs. Listen with your heart. Meditate. Welcome light and healing and love and send it out tenfold to the world. The world needs it now.