A client named Melissa emailed to ask this question recently after her dog, Banjo, died.
When she came home from the vet, and did not return with Banjo, she told her other two dogs Molly and Big Joe, that Banjo was now in the spirit world.
Melissa said Molly just looked at her, with a direct and loving stare. “It was as if she already knew. How did she know? And how much about his passing did she understand?”
How do animals know?
It can be confusing. Our animal friends seem to understand certain things, like now we are going to the park, or it’s time for the people to go on vacation. But then other things, wow, how do they miss that? Like, how utterly disruptive to your life it is when they wake you up before dawn or how life-threatening it is to be off-leash.
Rupert Sheldrake, a British scientist who has devoted his entire professional life to studying telepathy, wrote a book entitled, “Dogs who know when their owners are coming home.” He set up video cameras, and found that dogs uncannily knew when their people were on their way home, even when their schedule was random.
Like Molly, animals understand so much about our lives—our schedules, our plans, our deepest feelings and desires.
So how is this possible? What is the substance of telepathic communication? And why do they get some things and not others?
I am not a scientist, so I would sound a little ridiculous offering big theories of quantum physics and all that.
But as a professional telepathic translator for more than a decade, I do know something about this. I know that it has to do with love.
Love connects us to others.
When we love someone, when we care, we know things about them. Unexplainably.
Where there is love, there is opening, connection, feeling, caring, and deeper understanding.
And as the saying goes, “Where there is love, there is God.”
When we love another being, we get out of our minds, and we experience life from the bigger parts of ourselves—our hearts, our bodies, our whole being—the parts of us that connect into the beauty and divinity of all of Life.
And from this pure place inside, on any ordinary day, we can know things about others in the world around us that we can’t explain.
Anyone who has loved another being deeply can attest to this.
Molly saw her friend’s health was failing. She saw how her person’s heart was breaking over yet ANOTHER death in a string of losses over the past few years. She saw how this pain was affecting the whole family.
Through her love and caring for her family, Molly naturally understood all of these things. And it was obvious in her loving stare, when Melissa shared the news of Banjo’s passing.
But what about when certain details get missed?
Often, animals in a family will know when one of their friends haven’t understood something and will have telepathic conversations among themselves. In a communication with Melissa’s dogs, Banjo showed me that he had been preparing his friends, Big Joe and Molly, for his passing.
He had been sending images, sensations from his body, and knowings to his dog friends that his time was close. And he had been asking his friends to take over his jobs, especially to be present for Grant, Melissa’s husband, who was especially close with Banjo.
He was such a noble, strong and sincere fellow, that Banjo.
The world of telepathic communication is mysterious and beautiful and so simple, all at once. Maybe the best part of it all is that when you learn animal telepathy, when you reconnect to this world of knowing inside yourself, you come to appreciate the beings you love on a whole new level.
I hope to see you soon in a Basic 1 course in Sedona.