Pea Horsley communicates with animals. Not in a trivial ‘Doctor Doolittle’ sense, but rather on a much more profound level of connection that stems from a deep sense of love and respect.
As the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, an internationally renowned workshop facilitator, columnist, speaker and the author of Heart to Heart, Pea’s personal passion is to empower others who wish to help animals and awaken to the teachings the animals wish to share. Practicing as an animal communicator for 10 years working in the UK, across Europe and Australasia with domestic and wild animals, Pea has now helped hundreds of clients on every continent. She received training from the American animal communicator, Amelia Kinkade, and the College of Psychic Studies but it was her beloved rescue dog, a beagle crossbreed named Morgan, who first led her to attend a workshop and inadvertently discover the world of animal communication.
“I presumed that animal communication was the latest subtle way of reading a dog’s body language. On the animal communication workshop the teacher explained that we could learn to receive animals’ thoughts, feelings and sensations. Initially, I didn’t believe a word of it.
“However, in the afternoon I had to rethink my belief system because I found I was communicating with a rabbit. His guardian confirmed, “Yes, he does like to sit on the sofa. He sits there on a Saturday night and his favourite programme is You’ve Been Framed.” This complete stranger was also able to talk to my ginger cat, Texas, and describe my hallway, the colour of my sofa, where he liked to sit in the garden and the object he sat on. Both of these communications were from photos we’d brought along of our animals”.
After attending a second animal communication workshop, Pea finally had a ‘light-bulb’ moment. In 2004, she left her 15-year theatre career as a successful company stage manager and re-trained in animal communication.
Pea describes animal communication as an intuitive language between humans and animals, where we listen with our heart instead of our minds. It is also known as interspecies communication or animal telepathy. By remembering this subtle language we are able to tune into the energy field of those we share our life and space with, forging deeper relationships based on understanding and restoring what has been lost. And Pea is quick to point out that animal communication isn’t just a gift for a few.
“Animal communication is really just intuition and we are all born intuitive. It’s our birth-right to have this deeper, clearer connection with non-human animals. As human beings we are a part of the animal kingdom, not above other species, we’re equals and through re-Member-ing our place and opening our hearts to other species it is possible to have an informative and enlightening connection with them”.
Feeling across distance
Pea explains that she perceives ‘electromagnetic energy, which she receives as sensations, emotions, thought-forms and images’. There is no difference in the method when communicating with an animal in physical form or without physical form. The process is telepathic and this is Greek for distance-feeling: feeling across a distance.
“Animals have a unique signature frequency, as humans do. When I’m communicating with them, I’m actually communicating with an animal’s true-self, their consciousness. It’s fun, blissful and such an honour to communicate with an animal but it can also be upsetting to feel their pain and distress. Through communication you can help animals resolve emotional and behavioural concerns, locate missing animals and connect with the souls of animals who have transitioned”.
There are many benefits to being able to communicate with our animal friends and most people who hire the services of an animal communicator want to ask their own animals questions about their behaviour, likes, dislikes and how they feel physically and emotionally. Sometimes people request a communication because they are moving home or they are having a new baby or a new partner move in and wish to reassure their animals that they are as important as ever and to ask what they can do to help them feel safe and secure. Pea also receives a lot of requests from people wishing to help their animals at the end of their life with timing and manner of death, and many wish to connect with their animals who have transitioned.
Here’s a simple exercise from Pea for those who wish to develop their animal communication skills:
* To connect with an animal, we have to bring ourselves into the present and quiet the mind. Bring your attention to your breath.
* Connect with your love of animals and send an intention of love to them which you can imagine landing in their energy space or visualise it as a beam of light from your heart to their heart. Every communication comes from the heart on a basis of unconditional love.
* Ask the animal a question that is short and positive, omitting negatives like ‘don’t’ or ‘shouldn’t’. Perhaps, ‘How are you today?’ ‘How can I bring more joy to your life?’ You can ask these silently or out loud without expectations.
* Wait patiently for a response, which you may sense as an emotion, a sensation, an image you ‘see’ with your mind’s eye or a thought-form that lands in your mind. These thought-forms are often heard with the inner voice but there is a subtle difference of direction and tone.
Keep communicating with animals and keep it light and fun while you practice and get a feel for the subtleties of communication.
Coping with the transition of a dearly loved animal is a situation that Pea has experienced herself when it was Morgan’s time to go. Having the ability to be able to communicate with Morgan, to understand his wants and needs, made the process easier for both of them. This experience inspired Pea’s recent number one, best-selling book, The Animal Communicator’s Guide Through Life, Loss and Love, which she wrote as a support tool for other animal owners and lovers.
“The lead up to Morgan’s transition was emotional and I felt like I was on a rollercoaster some days. Morgan was amazing though and his courage and calmness connected with me and gave me the strength I needed to be completely present for him, supporting him as he approached the end of his life.
“Being able to discuss the manner of his death before the time was also reassuring because I knew I was able to fulfil his wishes; whether he wished to transition by himself or if he felt he’d need veterinary assistance, his wishes for burial or cremation, and if cremation, what he wanted to happen with his ashes. Knowing I was doing what he wanted helped me after he had transitioned because there was no regret, just the understandable feelings of loss and grief”.
For many pet-owners the loss of their animal can be made even more difficult to bear if they feel they are being judged for their grief. Pea explains that there are three types of grief; acute, chronic and disenfranchised, which is grief that is not acknowledged by society.
“Much of society does not recognise that grief for an animal is as meaningful as grief for a human, and this lack of recognition can make the grieving process much more painful for some people. It is important to validate the depth of relationship between people and animals, and that the grief is real. One day I hope to see society acknowledge all grief as significant – regardless of species”.
Pea’s experience working with many transitioning and transitioned animals has taught her that animals view death as a changing point for the soul. In death the consciousness of a sentient being moves out of their body back to its complete, whole existence again. Sometimes this process is described as the soul going back home. The good news for anyone who has ever loved an animal is that our best friends never really die, they continue to exist as pure energy and it’s that pure soul energy of the animal that we connect with when we communicate with them.
Animals want to communicate
Though the majority of humans view animals as lesser beings, Pea says that animals want us to fully understand them and they want to express their wishes and desires. They also want to advise us and support us. If for example, we adopt a rescued animal it’s helpful to be able to understand what they have experienced before they came to us and with communication we can help them recover from any fears or anxieties.
“Animals have so much wisdom to share and they are the most generous and loving beings on the planet. Yet we have to remember non-human animals also have freewill and at times they don’t want to communicate. Maybe they are tired or not in the mood or it’s just the wrong time for them, there are so many different reasons. At times I ask my cat, Texas, ‘Where have you gone? Tell me what you’re up to?’ And I sense him reply, ‘I’m on important cat business’ and that’s it. Animals also like privacy. I believe animals have all the emotions that we call human.
“The message that comes through loud and clear from every animal is love. Love is the most powerful energy and love never dies. Animals wish us to focus on love and connection with one another”.
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