The core of the CLARAC Approach is love. If you truly love animals, you'll be able to communicate with them. In using the CLARAC Approach to animal communication, please spend time practicing this aspect more than any other. Love is the key to connecting with animals intuitively. Sometimes being loving is as natural as breathing in and out. Other times, it doesn't feel so easy. Because of this, I would like to share with you some ideas of how to create that feeling of love with animals.
The first step to feeling love is to stop and take the time to notice the animal. If you enjoy writing, you can record what you notice in a journal. Scientists do this and call it observation. Often they are trained to keep their personal emotions and feelings out of this gathering of information. In animal communication, please feel free to do the exact opposite! You may start from this neutral place, but you do not need to stay emotionally detached from the animal you are observing. Really take the time to discover what is unique. Allow your mind to take in as many aspects of the animal as you possibly can. Relax and look without expectation. As I'm writing this, I'm observing birds on the sidewalk outside my window enjoying the birdseed I poured out for them to snack on. I smile and laugh as I notice the constant parade to and from the feast! So, to begin this process, you may want to watch birds or other animals outside your window. Or, perhaps you have an animal friend in your home. Nature is everywhere when we are open to seeing it. As you notice and observe, ask yourself some of these questions: Is the animal big or small? What color? What is age of this animal? If the animal alone or with others? Do they seem to get along? If you are not physically with the animal, do this in your mind's eye. Noticing will help you began to feel a connection with the animal.
Now that you've really noticed the animal, take the time to discover what characteristics you admire about the animal. What do you find appealing? Do you like the colorings? Do admire the big floppy ears? What about the disposition? Does this animal appear to be shy or outgoing? Take in the unique characteristics of this animal without judgment or criticism. Admire with a sense of wonder!
This admiration will usually grow into appreciation. When you appreciate, you begin to open yourself up to universal love. In this state of appreciation you become a clear receiving channel of the universe. Look at the animal and feel the smile form on your face. This appreciation begins to flood you with a sense of well-being. This is a wonderful way to release stress in your life. Once, I was standing waiting for my to-go order to be completed in a Chinese restaurant when I saw an aquarium filled with fish. I began to notice, admire and appreciate them. Knowing that it usually took about 15 minutes for my order to be completed at this restaurant, I allowed myself the luxury of connecting with these fish. I stood transfixed by them, loosing track of time and place. I can't tell you what the fish said to me, I only know that when the waitress brought my food, I realized all the fish had come to the corner of the aquarium near me. I believe they were connecting with the love I was sending them. As soon as I stopped sending them love and focused on the waitress, the fish dispersed throughout the aquarium. I was amazed and filled with wonder.
So now, you may easily move into the feeling of love. All love begins with appreciation. Love is not just a word. It is the feeling and an emotion that requires expression. Now find the love for the animal within you. It's there! Give the animal your admiration. Let them know you appreciate, honor and respect them. Give them compliments. Tell them how much you love them. Often I say, "Hello Beautiful One. You are so lovely. I love you Sweetheart. I love you Lovely One!" Breathe in and out. Keep saying this or something like this until you really experience this feeling of love. The feeling of love will expand and grow in your heart. You may even feel sensations in your body. Love brings a feeling of peacefulness and well-being. Let this feeling of love saturate your body.
I remember, one time, I was trying to talk to a kitten that was very shy. She stood on a staircase step alone and appeared to be very frightened. This was a kitten that always ran and hid when people came to visit. My heart went out to her. I started to admire, appreciate and send her great love. This kitten, afraid of every one, except her human companion stood transfixed on the stairway, staring down at me. I continued to send her love. Finally, she could resist no longer. She raced down the steps toward me as if it pulled by a magnet! You'll find true unconditional love is irresistible.
Continue to send the animal this feeling of love until you find you are ready to introduce yourself. Maintain this loving connection to the animal throughout the session. Approach the animal with honor and respect. Make a point of talking with the animal, not at the animal. Love is not a tool for manipulation. Remember, when we remove all the layers of who we are, the roles we think define us and the differences that divide us, what remains is love. And love, is the true essence of everything.
Before I knew without a shadow of a doubt, I could actually receive the messages of animals I spent a great deal of time just loving them. You are truly on the path to becoming an authentic, caring animal communicator if you allow yourself to love and be loved by the animals. The animals don't speak the human language, but they do have a message for you and they've been sending it to you for a long time. Love is the common ground in this intuitive process. Go as fast or slow as you like, but allow love to guide you as you learn to speak and hear their language!