reply to post by Scurvy
This post actually relates to the last one, but I am posting separately for clarity.
You asked how to communicate with animals, to draw them to you.
This requires an understanding of a fundamental law, "takers" repel, "givers" draw. Bear with me, this is a bit convoluted, and not immediately
I am going to create a scenario based on your question and I am going to tear it down to its core. Someone is in the woods, watching animals. They
want to learn to communicate with animals, they want the animals to come to them. Listen to the underlying energy of that. "I want something from
you." Underlying that is the intent to take from the thing, the creature, and enhance oneself. "Now I am special, I can speak to the animals and
get them to do my bidding." It may not arise in your mind that way, but feel rather than think, the energy of "I want from you." "I want you to
behave differently than you currently are. I want you to love me. I want you to do this that or the other." The energy is that of rejection.
"What you are, how you currently feel, and what you are currently doing is not enough."
Now, that same person is in the woods. They sit for a minute, and breath in, conscious of their own breath and center themselves. They begin to
notice the air, how it smells, the wind, how it feel, the trees, how their limbs and leaves sing in the breeze. They see the sun, and how it makes
patterns of light and shadow, that dances, sparkles. They feel the warmth of it. They watch the birds and the squirrels, and they see them running
around, doing bird and squirrel things. This person settles into seeing them, appreciating them for what they are and what they are currently doing.
They look in their little eyes and they see their intelligence, their life, their spark. They lose themselves in the wonder, in the amazement, of the
creature itself. They notice that this movement or that indicates, caution, or fear, or curiosity. Rather than trying to change fear into affection,
they accept that the little thing is afraid, and they send it a soothing thought or sound. Not to draw it to them, to take, but to give it comfort
regardless what choice the creature makes afterwards. Give it a smile, a laugh, give it acceptance as it is, give it a treat if you have one for it,
or give it space if you have no "thing" it wants. Love it in other words. All things love a lover.
Underlying all of this has to be the energy of giving, of accepting, or loving, not merely the quid pro quo pretense of love that we are so familiar
with. Not, "I will pretend to love you so that I get what I want" but a genuine letting go of expectation that anything will return to you, and
loving for the sake of love itself. "I love/accept you no matter what you do for me, or give me, or feel about me."
Acceptance=Love. Desire=Rejection. "I love you as you are, unconditionally, for your own sake," is a gift. "I want you to love me, to behave
as I wish," is a rejection of what is and a demand for MORE. What is is not good enough.
Acceptance and Love and giving draws. Desire and rejection and taking repels. It is the same no matter what is being considered. Be it wisdom,
people, animals, whatever.
Edit to correct spelling.
[edit on 30-7-2008 by Illusionsaregrander]