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Telepathic Communication with Animals - A Few Things It Can and Cannot Do

Communicating with animals telepathically is a very useful skill to re-discover and develop. It doesn’t solve all problems we may have with our animal companions, but it sure does help a lot. It’s a handy tool to have as a natural part of daily life.

People who are new to animal communication often assume that if you can telepathically communicate with animals, they will be obedient and do what you want. That’s like saying if you and I can communicate and understand each other, you will do what I want. It doesn’t work that way with human animals, and it doesn’t work that way with other animals, either.

Being able to communicate with animals and understand their viewpoints helps to bring us into negotiation on an equal level with understanding and cooperation as a realistic outcome. Since telepathic communication with animals opens up the ability to understand a situation with animals, it can also help calm and handle any danger in situations that crop up with our animal friends.

The following real life animal communication adventure story illustrates both the obedience factor and the calming and harmonious aspect of telepathic communication with animals.

Snake Power
In the morning of August 8, 2015, my cats, Lila and Jerry were chasing a spiny lizard up and down a tree with Ziggy watching. I was glad when I saw the lizard escape under big rocks.

Busy arranging a new vegetable garden bed, I became aware of a strange noise in the background that sounded like a hissy sprinkler system. I thought my neighbors must have turned it on, but they are a good distance away, and the sound was very loud. Then I thought it must be some kind of locusts or cicadas. The cactus wrens were also chattering, and this was like their chatter, only faster and higher pitched. Through all my mental musing, the sound had gone on about four minutes.

I walked toward where the sound seemed focused, an area where I had just been moving some rocks. I didn’t walk far when I spotted a huge (estimated five feet long) Western diamond back rattlesnake coiled under a turpentine bush near the house. He was upset and warning Lila, my fearless feline adventurer, who was standing facing him and reaching her paw tentatively toward him.
Western diamondback rattlesnake coiled

Do What I Want? No Way
I stopped in my tracks and cried out, “Lila, come, come here, Lila, come here now. “ She looked at me but decided to go back to investigate this new creature.

This was our first encounter with a rattlesnake since we moved to Desert Dream, our home in the Sonoran desert north of Phoenix, Arizona, in March of that year.Trying to remain calm and steady, I assertively called, “Lila, no, leave the snake alone; come here. Lila - treats, treatsies, treatsies.” The magic word, “treatsies,” usually gets her coming my way for her favorite dried meat treat. She hesitated and backed off to the side of the snake instead of being directly in front of him but she wouldn’t come to me.

I thought of my other two cats and that they, too, might come over to investigate the commotion, making the situation even more precarious. So, I told Lila I was getting the treats, and stepped away toward the back door, scooped up Jerry and Ziggy, who were resting on the patio, plunked them inside, and locked the cat door. Belinda (dog) was already indoors.

I grabbed the treat jar and went back out for Lila. I found her moving slowly and cautiously in my direction about fifteen feet away from the rattler. She finally paid attention to the snake’s warning and realized he meant business. She didn’t come running for the treat as usual but did let me pick her up. With shaking hands, I gave everybody treats inside the house.

I went back out to see the rattlesnake, who was now quiet. When I got within fifteen feet of him, he sounded a warning rattle. So, I backed away to a safer distance, where I had abandoned my garden supplies. I gathered them up, feeling it was really time to finish gardening for the morning! The snake was appeased and now quiet.

Understanding and Peace
As I got quiet indoors and communicated with the snake, he showed me why he was there under the bush by the rock-filled rain channel. It had rained hard the night before and washed out his den. I had noticed a gazillion ants also had to rebuild and restock their dens after the hard rain.

It was also cooler, only in the mid 80s at 9:30 a.m., when I first heard the unidentified rattling sound, rather than nearing 100 degrees as it had been recently at that time of day. Snakes shelter from the intense heat and sun and come out when it’s cooler at night and in the early morning. He liked the coolness near the rain channel and the safety of the rocks and bushes.

I thanked Grandfather rattlesnake for his patience with Lila. I realized part of the reason he did not strike Lila was that he was a wise elder of his species. He took the time to understand that she intended no harm, instead of just striking out at her nearness and outstretched paw.

I also received the blessing of the Ancient Grandmother and Grandfather Spirits, who are so connected to the primordial power of snakes and lizards. I realized that Lila was safe and communicating well with the rattlesnake. Yet, in our physical forms, we had to play out our roles together and maintain a workable and harmonious balance of body, emotions, and spirit.

Lila still wanted to go out and see the snake and jumped from window to window trying to get a peek. Fortunately, Jerry was hot from his morning foray and happily took a nap. Lila is the most heat tolerant of the three cats and is outside the most, even when the temperature is over 100. She settled down when I told her that until tomorrow morning, she could enjoy indoor time.

After a few hours, although I felt the rattlesnake had already left, I checked the spot from a safe distance and brought my camera, just in case!

Snake Warning Prequel
When we arrived in our new home, I had warned all the cats about animals in our desert habitat that could be dangerous. I pictured each, such as rattlesnakes, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, and what they might do and how they could hurt the cats. I particularly warned them to stay away from rattlesnakes.

After this encounter, I realized that I had heard that rattling sound weeks before further away from my house near my neighbor’s property and passed it off as a water sprinkling system. Then I began to wonder what had set off the snake’s warning rattle at that time. That’s when Jerry, who was resting near me, admitted that he had investigated that rattlesnake then, despite my warning. He also showed me hadn’t gone quite as close as Lila did or reached out with his paw. He did remember my warning, but was so curious, he just had to investigate the snake for a short time. He didn’t tell me before about his snake encounter since he knew I wouldn’t be happy about it. And I understood, cats will be cats.

Rattlesnake Gift
A few months later, at a shamanic retreat at Desert Dream, one of the participants found a glistening shed snake skin under a palo verde tree in the wild zone of our land. I knew it was from our Grandfather snake friend. The dried-out shriveled skin measured over four feet long, showing that my five foot estimate of the rattlesnake’s length had been pretty accurate. She was thrilled to receive this snake medicine token and saved it to take home and frame. What a wonderful gift from this snake guardian of our land!

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