General Questions About Feeling-Based Telepathic Communication
Feeling-based communication with animals requires a state of awareness where you are so present in yourself, and so awake inside yourself, that you are able to be deeply present with another being. In this space, perceiving the thoughts and feelings of another being is effortless—the knowing is just right there. This perception is a natural consequence of resting quietly within yourself and having an open, sincere connection to another being.
Silent, telepathic conversation—consciously and intentionally sending and receiving images, feelings, thoughts, etc.—unfolds from this space of feeling-based telepathic perception.
People think of telepathy as some kind of trick or technique of the mind, but this is so incorrect. In feeling-based aka telepathic communication, you rest in the moment and feel very alive and present. This space of aliveness is where animals are able to connect with us.
Telepathy literally means “feeling with” or “suffering with” another being (from the Greek word pathos) “across a distance” (from the Greek word tele). It is essentially the deepest and purest form of compassion. For this reason, I actually prefer calling what I do “feeling-based communication with animals” instead of “telepathic communication with animals.”
In some way on some level, all living things are communicating through feeling—all the time. If you are a living being and you are alive and feeling, you are sending and receiving information, even if unconsciously. Because of this, feeling-based communication functions as a kind of universal language that unites all living things.
Humans’ capacity for feeling-based communication is alive when we are born, but recedes when we learn verbal language and is further diminished in a culture that emphasizes intellectual knowledge over intuitive understanding. It is interesting that humans are the only beings on the planet who have disconnected from this expanded space of knowing and feeling that exists deep inside, below the din of the chattering mind.
Yes. University studies all over the world have repeatedly validated the existence of telepathic perception and communication. British scientist and author Rupert Sheldrake is an expert on this topic and Jane Goodall has researched telepathy in animals and is a great resource as well.
Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence, mainstream science does not have a framework for understanding how feeling-based communication works. This is because the scientific community currently references a mechanical model of the universe. However it is only a matter of time before telepathic communication is understood widely in mainstream consciousness.
Scientifically, telepathic communication is commonly accepted but not yet fully understood.
Practically, telepathic communication is just like regular conversation, in that it is two-way communication made possible through intention and an emotional openness from both beings. Information comes in the form of images, emotions, thoughts, sounds, knowings, or bodily sensations sent and received silently between two or more beings. The important things to remember are that it is two-way communication, and a willingness or openness to communicate is essential for the process to work. This is one of the biggest fallacies about feeling-based communication—that with it a person can know anything and everything about another being. Not true. It is a space of shared communication; it is not mind reading.
Because feeling-based communication is a silent conversation in feelings, images, knowings, etc. between two beings, it is imperative for both parties to truly be open and listen to each other. Communication can’t ever happen unless you are deeply willing to feel another being’s perspective. With an open heart and mind, you are creating space within yourself to experience the world as another does.
Questions about Sessions for Animals
You can perceive information from any living thing, and you are doing it all the time. When your plant needs water or when a loved one is in distress, you don’t need to actually communicate, you just know. Similarly you sense things about your animals. During a communication session, we go beyond this basic instinctive knowing that is feeling-based perception, and an actual conversation in images, feelings, knowings, etc. engages. It is as if we are sitting at a kitchen table and I act as the translator for you and your animal friends. Your animal friends send me, the translator, images, thoughts, feelings, etc. that they want you to know. And then I send them back your responses in images, feelings, and knowings. Many people report that their animals respond to the communication experience in the session as it is happening (because they are aware that it is happening!). One woman shared that right as I told her dog how much it hurts her back when he pulls on the leash, then as he shared with me the message that he was so sorry, he woke up from his nap and with big caring eyes licked her on the face. Another client shared how her cat, as I was translating his displeasure at the arrival of yet another foster cat, jumped up on the desk and stared at her as if to say, “Are you listening? No more foster cats.”
We begin each session hearing from the animals first. Information comes to me from them in the form of images, emotions, thoughts, or bodily sensations, which I communicate to you as I receive it. They will share what they think and feel, what they consider most important, what they feel their purpose is in your life. Then it is your turn. I communicate back to them your thoughts and impressions and convey their response back to you. If there are behavior or health problems, through communication and intuitive exploration, we find the cause, determine what remedies will bring everyone back into balance, and discern whether additional sessions are needed to support the healing process and solidify the desired changes.
Every animal, just like every person, has a way they communicate best. When connecting with your animal friends, I adapt to their preferred way. Some animals may have very active minds and send a lot of thoughts; others may be more heart-centered beings and prefer to send information in the form of feelings, images, bodily sensations, etc. It depends on the being. Occasionally, animals will even send to me specific words that they have heard their guardians use. As a side note, it is interesting to me that clients have said my tone of voice and chosen words often seem to fit the personality of their animal friend.
The terms pet psychic and animal whisperer bring other associations that don’t fit what I do. I do not use Tarot cards or read body language; I simply connect deeply, empathically, with your animal friend and share with you the images, feelings, knowings, etc. that they are sending to me, and in return send back your messages to them.
Animal communication is never a substitute for veterinary care, only a support. I can often sense issues before they emerge so your vet can preventatively intervene. I can also pinpoint the source of mysterious symptoms, thereby eliminating costly and time-consuming exploratory testing.
Expectations or intense feelings of any kind can literally block the flow of feeling-based information. Animals are always in touch with their humans’ emotions. So when their person is anxious or emotionally closed they feel this and sometimes will not share as deeply out of fear of upsetting or disappointing their person. But if you set aside your worries, anxiety, preconceived ideas, or expectations of what they will or should say, and come with an open heart and an empty mind, ready for anything, this creates space for an open, and very powerful conversation.
Believe it or not, our animal friends understand A LOT of what we say to them. Especially if it relates to them or something that matters to them. And so just as you get more out of a session if you come prepared with the questions that are most important to you, if an animal knows a session is scheduled, they can be more ready to focus on what is most important to them. Once, a regular client scheduled a session right after moving, and forgot to tell her dog about our appointment. When I connected with him, I could feel his surprise, like, “Oh hi Sharon, we are talking? Ok, I’ve been distracted getting used to the new apartment, but we can communicate.” We had a great session, but if she had remembered to tell him, perhaps he would have shared a little more.
Animal communication can help with all sorts of behavioral, emotional, and physical health issues. Some examples include: house training, excessive barking, over-grooming, mysterious health problems, household harmony issues, aggression, separation anxiety, boarding and travel concerns, end-of-life questions, performance issues relating to race horses, show animals, police dogs, etc., and territory invasion issues with wild animals.
I have a full-time career doing animal communication because people see changes in their animals after we communicate with them. The degree of changes following a session depends on the issue and the individual animal. In some cases, solutions are simple, such as making a change in your animal’s diet, or sometimes an animal will let go of a dysfunctional behavior once they feel understood. These sessions feel and look miraculous — the dog was acting one way before the session, and completely changed his behavior after the session. Other times, more is needed to reach the desired results. Holistic interventions like acupuncture or energetic clearing work are required. A change in the physical or emotional environment of the home may also be necessary. Over the course of your session, I determine what interventions will be most effective, when and how much your animal needs, and whether we need to do any follow-up communication sessions to support you and your animal as the healing process unfolds.
Your animal could be doing many different things. Most likely they will be resting peacefully, so that all of their energy is focused on the communication. They may get distracted and bark at the door, all the while multitasking and still present in the conversation. They may stare at you or act out in key moments in the conversation, to emphasize their point. All of this is fine; it is best just to allow your animal to roam freely in the house and be however they want to be.
First and foremost I am a translator. During my sessions, I focus on communicating for my client and their animal. On the rare occasion when I choose to share something from my experience as an animal communicator, I do so very consciously, so as to provide context for you to better appreciate what your animal is really saying.
Secondly, I am a facilitator. I hold a space of openness and deep compassion so that all the beings in the household, human and animal alike, feel seen and heard. Occasionally, the animal friend with the presenting issue may not know the all of the reasons for a problem. In these cases, I reach out to the other animals in the household, and sometimes connect with the other people (with your permission of course) to see all sides of a problem, give voice to all members of the household, and get more information. In this way, I bring a larger, more comprehensive perspective, getting to the heart of issues, with the end result of finding the most lasting solutions.
Animals have opinions about lots of things, including you and your life journey. Nothing is off limits, but your animal’s personality will determine what they are interested in talking about. Allow yourself to be open to surprises here—you never know what is on their hearts and minds!
Generally, yes. Animals, like people, have priorities about what they would like to discuss. Also, they have their own areas of interest and expertise, related to their species, breed, and unique personality. I allow the conversation to unfold organically beginning with your animal’s questions and comments, and then moving on to yours.
Not in my experience. However, when an animal is distracted the answers may be short or seem less detailed and incomplete. Refer to the Sessions for Animals page for more information on how to best prepare for a session to make sure your animals are ready to communicate as fully as they wish.
Your animals know what will embarrass you and generally will not share these things. However, they may have concerns about your physical health or emotional well-being and will share their impressions if they feel you are at risk.
Occasionally, yes. Like humans, animals may not want to look at the truth behind an embarrassing or painful issue. Once a dog with an aggression problem told me two false reasons before expressing his true feelings of sadness and inadequacy that motivated his behavior. Another time, in a follow-up session, a horse with a tendency to spook exaggerated his improvements to me due to his worries of abandonment for not performing well. It is rare for a lie to go undetected; most of the time I can sense something is off, and press further. It is my work to search for the story behind the story and get to the root of the larger issue, so these problems can be resolved.
My best work is remote, and there are a couple reasons for this. When I come to your home animals get excited and distracted by my physical presence and so a portion of our time winds up spent on introductions rather than problem solving. The other reason is that when I am at home, in my space, no part of my energy has to navigate a new environment, leaving more of my attention available to devote to you and your session. All this said, if I have space in my schedule and travel costs are not prohibitive, I enjoy doing house calls. Email me to inquire further if this is something you would like to arrange.
It is not necessary to meet an animal in person to communicate with them. I have clients all over the world, as far as Australia, Sweden, Singapore, Japan, Argentina, France, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, and India. All I need to connect is a photo of your animal and his or her name, as well as your open-hearted presence and listening.
Absolutely. From the Spirit world they will share details from their life with you as well as where they are now.
I am very clear on the difference between a thought, feeling, image, or bodily sensation generated by my own mind versus received from another being. This is fundamental to what I do. Furthermore, because animals can be just as vague or specific in conversation as any human, I have a number of techniques to clarify an imprecise message. For example, if a dog shows me a flash of a tennis ball, then I will ask, “why is this important to you?” The response I get may come as visuals and sensations—paws in the grass, leaping in the air, catching the ball, and all the joy associated with this fun ritual. The story unfolds from here; rarely do animals engage in small talk. These images usually have a deeper and very meaningful message behind them, such as, “we don’t do this now that you have your new job, and because of this I can’t fulfill my own job of bringing more joy into your life.”
Animals will reveal specific details about their personality, likes and dislikes, habits in their lives with you, and you will recognize most or all of this information. Look for change in your animal’s behavior, during, and especially after a session— often an ongoing problem will be come a non-issue, they seem more relaxed and affectionate, or you will notice a knowing look in their eyes.
Not in my experience. All animals are individuals, whether wild, domesticated, or companion. I see them as unique beings rather than through the lens of their species’ stereotypes. I have worked with all types of animals and am always amazed at their distinct personalities, which shine through their observations and requests. For example: Bob the Iguana, who requested his heat lamp be moved to the top of his cage to mimic the sun, and then went on to ask that the brother in the household be more kind to the mother, as his disrespect caused her (and Bob) stress; the pack of wild javelinas who shared that they had been unusually tormented by a pack of coyotes, and whom I then helped relocate after having spent months in the safe haven of my client’s yard; Love the beta fish, who wanted his bowl to be moved out of the lonely living room to a busier space in the home where his person spends more of her time.
At the beginning of a session, I ask for a list of all the members of your household both animal and human. Once I have the names and physical descriptions, I work quickly, holding a larger space of awareness of the whole household, while maintaining a singular focus with one animal. The more animals interested in joining the conversation, the less depth we can explore with each. If there is a pressing issue or specific problem to solve, we will need a focused period of time with just that animal.
Even when animals are functioning in a group, I communicate one-on-one: either a member will come forward to discuss a personal issue or will speak as a representative for the group. While I might feel the others agreeing or disagreeing in the background, or hear another interject, I am still primarily translating for one being at a time.
Energetic blockages are crystalized fragments of energy that get lodged in a being’s system, creating a wall that congests or literally blocks the flow and toxifies the lifeforce within a body.
While this phenomenon is recognized in Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine systems, as well as in indigenous cultures, it is not acknowledged in Western medicine. My ability to see these types of things that are off the radar of traditional doctors or trainers is one of the advantages of working with me.
Questions about Sessions for People
During an animal communication session, I am having a direct two-way conversation with your animal friend. Not only am I hearing what’s on their mind in the moment, I’m also feeling their hidden emotions and seeing the larger presence of who they are. The end goal in an animal communication session is typically to help you understand each other better and solve a problem.
Similarly, when I am connecting with you, I feel where you are in the moment, and I also perceive your unconscious feelings and the deeper motives that drive and block you. But whereas animals generally come into the world already knowing themselves and their purpose, part of the human experience is existential self-discovery.
So in a consulting session for a person, the end result is to open up a journey. I feel your capacity for greatness, the part of you that is beyond your mind, beyond the limited constructs of who you think you are. This helps align you with the deepest you, and from that space you can make more empowered decisions in your day-to-day life.
In some ways, sessions always overlap because you and your animal friend’s lives are naturally intertwined. While I do not offer joint sessions specifically, when an animal’s emotional or behavioral issue is a direct extension of their person’s issue, I need to connect with you both to get to the heart of it all. Often, just by doing this, your animal will feel less tension and the problem will dissipate. This experience tends to be especially rewarding because you are able to see your life’s lessons and challenges through your animal friend’s eyes and understand how deeply they care.
There are a lot of common associations related to the word “psychic” that confuse what I do. I am not a fortune teller and I do not predict the future. In the feeling-based communication space I can see the potential and likely outcomes of the attitudes that you are holding and the choices you are making at the current time. But instead of absolutes, I see possibilities, potentialities, and probabilities, which, once seen, are liberating and can be empowering to your free will. This is the work of a consultant: believing you inherently know your true path, helping you to claim it and navigate the obstacles along the way.
A consulting session is best when you have an important decision to make, are looking for direction in your professional or personal life, or are seeking answers to the larger vision for where you are going and what you want to accomplish in your life.
It varies— this is often a function of how open the person is to receiving information and how comfortable they are with me. Information can be as specific as describing meaningful objects in your home or the personalities and motives of the people you work with or as general as an unexpressed childhood desire.
If this work is about a connection to the present moment, how is it that you can sometimes see things about a person's future?
It is fascinating to me that in a space of deep presence with another being, I can see and feel imprints from their past as well as possibilities and potentialities in their future. I don’t understand how it works, but know this is an intrinsic part of this feeling-based awareness. I am not a psychotherapist nor a fortune teller; in my opinion, focusing on the past or future all too often limits our sense of who we are and who we can be. I am not here to limit your understanding of your life but to expand it, and empower you to make more informed choices in the present. In this way, a consulting session is like a mirror, showing you where you are, where you have been, and where you are headed, empowering your free will to create the life you want. Depending on the choices you make right now, your path will change. You are making decisions for your life, I am just helping you see more of who you are and who you can be.
I don’t see negative things per se, I see paths with negative consequences. You may not realize the unhealthy nature of some of your patterns or the degree to which some relationships may be unsupportive. Unaddressed, these circumstances may result in negative consequences for you. My job is to see and point out your blind spots in a way that creates opportunity for awareness, conscious decision-making, and healthy change.
Death is mysterious and I don’t pretend to know how it all works. That said, I do routinely connect with the spiritual presence or essence of animals and people in Spirit and translate verifiable information—many times with the same level of detail as with beings in a body.
Feeling is the universal language of all beings and therefore, feeling-based communication can be useful for helping to locate missing humans just as with missing animals. However my experience is limited with this because my practice is focused on animals.
I really enjoyed my session and want to gift a friend or family member because I think they would benefit. Is this okay to do?
This is a really beautiful gift, however please consider how receptive the person is to this type of work. As with all communication, openness is everything. If the person is not ready to change or to hear new information, or has not formed a trust in me or an interest in what I do, it can actually be confronting and hard for everybody. When a person is ready they will be enthusiastic and genuinely interested in your experience as a client with me, and that is the perfect time to share my information with them.
Early on in my work I saw that animals’ issues are often an extension of their person’s state of being. And so I realized that connecting with my human clients would be a beautiful and effective way to help their animal friends heal. Plus, I saw how powerful it was for people to feel understood and seen at a deeper level, and how the revelations and openings that came in these sessions could transform their lives. So I began offering sessions exclusively for people, and now have some clients who hire me just for this.
Most people feel empowered, clearer, stronger, validated in what they were sensing all along. At times when information may feel confronting, I remind clients that this is a prime opportunity for growth.
Yes, on a few occasions I have done this. Over the years, clients who have seen how their animal friends benefit from feeling seen and heard in my sessions have asked me to translate for their loved ones who are verbally challenged. I have translated for people with cerebral palsy, Downe’s Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, autism, and more. In these sessions, we focus on building a deeper bond between family members through feeling-based communication. I am also able to feel the greater potential in your loved one, and bring awareness to this for you both.