Layla of Cat Wisdom 101
When Mica Moo was going through some bad times earlier this year, Layla stepped forward and offered some suggestions, rightly thinking animal communication would help her. So many other kitties expressed an interest when we tried animal communication, we asked Layla if she would be our first ever guest, and she said yes! We are going to get started because there is a lot of information.
TTT: Could you tell us a little about yourself and how you became involved in animal communication?
LMW: I'm a holistic cat behaviorist, and founder and editor of the online magazine Cat Wisdom 101.com. Communicating with animals came naturally to me from early childhood. I was very shy but intuitive. Gradually I honed my skills by working as a body-centered therapist with humans and later with cats when I founded Annex Cat Rescue in 1997 in Toronto, Canada. Communicating intuitively is natural and normal. We've all experienced following a hunch, or sense of someone we know in trouble or about to call.
TTT: What are the basic principles of communication?
LMW: Animal communication is essentially using intuition to mentally transmit information to and from an animal. The information can be a feeling, an image or picture in your mind. With or without words, or sometimes a sound or even a smell. Animals are expert and way better than humans at this kind of communication, but we are all capable of doing it.
We can all practice by observing the world around us more deeply, and being present instead of of rushing about and being distracted. By noticing more every day details, by focusing on one thing at a time, we can tune into every animal we see, dogs being walked, a cat sitting in a window, and our own pet sitting in their favorite chair. We can mentally say hello and ask do they want to communicate anything or how they are feeling in their body. Animals are constantly communicating in their world and its up to us to tune in.
TTT: Yes, we can see that focusing would really be useful in many ways. How do you go about using it for communicating?
LMW: It varies depending on whether I'm doing it in person and able to observe body language and clues in the environment or long distance with only a photo or name, age, breed etc. Long distance requires a different kind of focus that comes with mediating, deep breathing and centering myself from the mental distractions of "monkey mind" jumping about.
First I always ask permission from the animal. Do they feel like communicating with me? They may not want to at that moment. If I get the green light (just a feeling) I ask how they are feeling and what they would like to share. This is not like a telephone conversation or Dr. Doolittle. Some pet psychics claim to work that way but I don't call myself a pet psychic, or even an animal communicator. I see this kind of communication part of a whole conversation with the pet parent involving verifiable facts, like when was their last vet visit.
TTT: When the mom started working with MMM, she wanted to let MMM know she was loved, feeling that was part of her problem. She got all comfy with MMM and imagined them being drawn together in a cocoon of love, after asking her permission, she asked for a sign from MMM signaling she heard her. MMM touched her, although it could be any kind of sign.
LMW: Everyone receives intuitive information a different way and every situation is different. I try to be open and flow with it even when it may not make sense. If I ask about how they are feeling physically, I may feel it in my body. Earlier today I was tuning into a dog and I felt a twinge in my lower spine and sensed the dog had some trouble with mobility in the back legs from a touch of arthritis. It turned out to be true and the woman was taking her dog to the acupuncturist next week.
I also use other techniques to flesh out more information like tarot and practical behavioral skills. I like to end with a thanks and a "Love Cloud". While slowly saying the words "I love you" (verbally or silently) three times, I imagine a pink Valentine heart floating like a cloud from my heart center to theirs and expanding to cover their entire auric or energy field that extends a few inches from their body. Animals love it!
TTT: The mom must be on time delay! She didn't necessarily get answers right away from MMM, but they did pop into her head, usually when she was waking up, falling asleep or thinking about something else.
Thank you, Layla! Tomorrow we are going to go into some tips and more information. We hope you found this interesting and helpful for your little furries at home.