Sunday, September 22, 2013

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION, Part I

Kitties, we are so happy to finally get to talk with one of the wonderful people we have met through blogging.  She is one of the first people we met and one of the nicest too.  Its Layla Morgan Wilde of Cat Wisdom 101.

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.

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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.

20 comments:

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

This is very interesting, and we're really glad you thought of having a guest on your blog! We look forward to the followup post for more information, too.

meowmeowmans said...

We love Layla, and think she's a wonderful choice for your first guest at Twinkletoe Tails! Since we've just welcomed two new kitties into our home, this stuff is EXTRA interesting and relevant for us. We're looking forward to your next post! :)

Hugs!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Great to see this up. I'm delighted to be your first guest interview.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

This is very interesting. Thanks for doing this interview with Layla.

Julia Williams said...

What a great interview! Can't wait to read tomorrow.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human knows Layla, and she really knows her stuff! My human has the instinct to communicate with us kitties, and in fact, feels more comfortable communicating with us than she does with a lot of other humans, but man! She needs to take more time to do it. She is way too much into her own head most of the time. She should take a few cues from Layla.

Marg said...

That is all very interesting. So is it helping MMM a lot?? Great interview. Take care.

Flynn said...

I find this very interesting and will be reading the next part of the interview. I feel that Flynn is able to communicate with me much better than I am able to communicate with him, so maybe I will be able to improve on that.

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for interviewing Layla. We are very interested in learning some of her tips.

Pat Hatt said...

Very interesting indeed, very true to, we just have to tune in.

Brian said...

That was a wonderful interview and we are so thrilled to see discussions on animal communication!

ANGEL ABBY said...

We are so glad that Layla was able to help you with MMM!! She is terrific and was very kind and considerate to Abby when she was going through her transition.

Katie Isabella said...

FASCINATING!!!!

Jenn said...

So interesting! Looking forward to reading more tomorrow.

colehauscats said...

We loved this interview and can't wait to hear more! Purrs...

Katnip Lounge said...

I can't wait...I want to try this with May Ling.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Annie Bear said...

Great interview! Very interesting stuff. Looking forward to the next part!

Austin Towers said...

That was a great interview with Layla. Sadly, my human only picks up subtle hints like teeth in her face or claws in her leg! THEN she somehow gets what I'm feeling! ;)

PeeEss Ok just kidding!

Katiez Katz said...

When Bootsie was furry little, I tried an experiment. I sent her a mental picture to pic up a toy... she complained meowyingly cause she had something else in mind...lol ...then picked up the toy and brought it to me!

One night after I brought Katie Too home, she crawled under the covers and I distinctly heard the following words, "get warm!"

So humans just be patient with kitty peoples just be patient and
they will tell u all sorts of stuffs! Katie Kat.