We cannot attend to the needs of our Creatures unless we know how to hear their deepest needs. And to hear their needs we must learn how to empathically listen.
Body language, stillness and simply observing the habits and personalities of our animals, all of these methods assist us to understand more specifically their deepest most soulful needs.
Because they are so devotedly focused on us, we need to mirror this back and show the same love and caring to their subtle moments of grief, suffering or anxiety.
For example, one day my dog Puffin had to say goodbye to her mate Snickers, an aged spaniel, who was ready to cross the rainbow bridge. Puffin and Snickers were soulmate dogs. Snickers had protected her as a puppy and their devotion to each other was palpable and touching.
I sat quietly with Puffin "afterwards" and could feel her heart breaking. What to do? Off to the hills we went to find her favorite meadow where she used to play with Snickers. As soon as we arrived there, I let her off the leash. Immediately she rolled and rolled, back and forth on the earth, for a full half hour, giving the most piercing "wolf wail," a heart rending sound. It went on and on until she finally dropped into my arms with fatigue, her grief spent. I held her for a long while as she got back her breath. After that day, she was able to move forward with her life, although from time to time I would see her sitting quietly at the window watching for her beloved through "time" still having faint hopes.
Think back to the thousands of times our pets have simply laid close by and watched the tiniest of expressions on our faces trying to ferret out our moods and needs. They live through the nuances of what "we are experiencing." We owe it to them to give back an equal empathic understanding. We must become "the listener."
Classes will be regularly held to share how to achieve this point of hearing the inner self of our Creatures, how to communicate at the subtlest of levels, how to become an animal communicator and most of all an Animal Listener.