I just came across an article we wrote years ago, but never published on our website. I thought it appropriate this week since we’ve been talking about animals lately.


Your domestic pets, especially dogs and cats, are one of the greatest gifts humanity has ever received. We realize you sometimes take these delightful creatures for granted — just as you sometimes do your fellow humans.

Pets are not in your lives solely for your entertainment, though they certainly do entertain you. More importantly, pets are here as your teachers and, often, your healers.

You have a phrase bandied about much — “dumb” animals. By “dumb” you generally mean “stupid.” Or at least something less than human intelligence.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. While we are in no way diminishing the importance of the human mind, we are saying there is far more “intelligence” in your world than you have ever imagined.

Dogs and cats have great intelligence. Obviously they cannot speak in words, verbally. But they can understand your verbal communication. Yet it’s a rare human who understands dog and cat communication.

Animals communicate with each other and they communicate with you. Their most powerful communication is through telepathy. They read energy. They almost always know ahead of time when something “good” or “bad” is about to happen. They are always tuned into what you sometimes call cosmic consciousness.

Animals have a wealth of intelligence available at all times. This is why, during your tsunamis of 2004, virtually no animals died, though many thousands of humans did.

Without further belaboring that point, we want to stress to you how important your pets are in your lives. They have much to teach you — if you only listen. You may not be able to “hear” what they want to say. But you can sense it if you pay attention.

Spend some quiet time regularly with your pet. Just be together. You don’t have to be doing anything. Just be in a comfortable place. Quiet your mind. Take a few deep breaths. Focus on your pet. Be open to whatever images and impressions enter your awareness. Your pet is quite capable of transmitting images and “words” to you. At least you are able to transmit their communications into images and words that make sense to you.

Practice this regularly. You will deepen the bond and love between you. You will be surprised at what you will learn. You will see life from a whole new perspective, from that wise and broad perspective animals have.

You will learn how to live more fully in the present moment. You will learn to remove the “conditions” you often place on your love for other humans — the “strings” you attach to your human relationships.

You will eventually come to see there are no “dumb” animals. There are no “dumb” humans. You are all one — humans, animals, plants, all of your Mother Earth.

That sense of oneness creates a unified whole. What some of you call All That Is, God, or Goddess. Oneness is the ultimate healer of all life.


What are your experiences with animals? Do you talk to them? Please comment below.