Oftentimes when walking our woods trails with Luke, we’ll come to a junction in the trail. I’m usually thinking ahead to which way we’ll go on that day, and without giving him any direction, Luke will go the way I was thinking. Of course, hubby picks on me saying he always has a 50-50 shot of guessing right, but I came back with “Yes, but he’s right 90% of the time!”. I’m not sure what those odds add up to, but it’s fun to speculate that Luke is reading my mind.
“Hear Them Speak – A Twelve-Week Course in Telepathic Animal Communication” by Babette De Jongh
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Therefore, when given the opportunity to review this book, I was intrigued. I don’t have a lot of time for reading books these days, and don’t often do reviews for just that reason, but I wanted to read this one. Could I learn to communicate with Luke? Could that help me to understand and deal with his fears and quirks better?
Well, it was a good thought, but the first thing the author talks about is meditating and clearing your mind. That is not something I’m good at. Trust me, I’ve tried meditating before. Add that into the fact that I don’t have much spare time these days, and I kind of knew I wouldn’t be learning to communicate with Luke (or the chickens, my other thought! “Why aren’t you laying eggs?” would be my first question!), not right away, anyway.
I still found the book quite fascinating, and I am still reading through it. I enjoy the stories of the author’s experiences. First, let me say this book is not written to convince you that she and many others can communicate with animals telepathically. It assumes that you already believe, and that you want to learn how to do it yourself. In all honesty, I’m not a 100% believer, but I want to be one! My mind is completely open to the exciting possibilities of it.
My first question would be “how do I know whether I’m really hearing the animal, and not just my own thoughts of what they might be thinking?” I’m sure many of us do that – assume we know what our pets might be thinking. She quickly and thoroughly answers that question, and each chapter of the 12 week program gives you practice exercises at the end for each week. The author is thorough and intersperses instruction with stories of her own experiences communicating with all types of animals, not just pets.
In the end, I can’t help but still wonder if Luke is reading my mind. The author writes that animals’ minds are far quieter than ours, and they live in the moment. “Animals aren’t inclined to chatter, because they don’t stay in output mode the way most people do. Their minds are quieter than ours, not whirling with thoughts and opinions and plans and worries.” Luke is certainly in tune with me when it comes to training; he is quick to understand what I’m asking of him and he learns hand signals very quickly (over the spoken word). Whether or not he could find his way into my busy and cluttered mind is definitely the question!
Maybe someday when life is less busy and I’m more relaxed, I’ll re-visit this book and give it a try. It’s such an intriguing prospect.
Do you believe some people can communicate with animals? Would you want to try to learn, and possibly help shelter animals or start a new career? She’ll teach you everything you need to know to be ready to put yourself out there, and there is also an online group for support. Whether you do, or whether you are just fascinated with the subject like I am, I think you’d find this book to be an interesting and entertaining read. Perhaps if you’re a little bit of a skeptic like me, you’ll believe more in the end! I definitely believe, as the author says, that the world could be a much better place if we could learn more from animals.
About the author: Babette De Jongh’s talents go far beyond animal communication. She is also a Reiki master, energy healer, teacher, and even an award-winning romance novelist. She lives on a small farm in Alabama with her family and many different animals. Her life story is quite interesting, and you can read more about it on her website.