Joan Ranquet: How to Communicate With Our Pets

Internationally renowned animal communicator, Joan Ranquet shared how our pets communicate with us and how we can better communicate with them during a live call for the Living an Elevated Existence Mind, Body & Soul Summit going on now through February 2014.

Ranquet explained how she learned to communicate with animals more than 20 years ago, and now teaches people worldwide to do the same. She is the author of the bestselling book “Communication with all Life: Revelations of an Animal Communicator,” published by Hay House, and the founder of Communication with All Life University, a comprehensive certification program for Animal Communicators.

“I learned it as a skill, and it is something you can develop. It is truly something we can all tap into,” she told listeners.

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During the call, she explained animals communicate telepathically – with the transference of pictures, words and feelings – and we all came to this physical world understanding this form of communication. This is how we communicated with our caregivers and parents when we were infants, but once we learned language we let telepathy go.

“We have kind of let that muscle atrophy when we learned words and we learned language,” she said. “By reconnecting with it, it’s retraining that muscle.”

We are constantly sending and receiving information, whether we realize it our not, and Ranquet refers to it as “broadcasting.” In our pet’s world, they are familiar with recognizing this form of communication, but as humans we don’t always get the signals our pets send to us.

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“For us, the signals come in from our animals and we don’t always get it,” she noted. “Or we don’t realize we’re getting it. We suddenly have this great idea to go on a walk and the dog is sitting there going, ‘Duh, I’ve been sending you that picture for hours.’

Because we are always sending images – even when speaking to our animals – we need to be aware of it, especially concerning problem behavior, said Ranquet.

“Any time we speak out loud we are sending pictures. We are always sending, so I always tell people when they have a naughty dog situation, if you are focusing that the dog goes out and digs in the garden, you are accidently sending — as fast as you hit send on your computer for an email — you are sending the picture to go dig in the yard,” she explained. “Now, when the dog sees you are upset about something and see’s the picture of digging in the yard, they are not sitting there thinking, ‘Oh she is upset because I’m digging in the yard,’ they think she is upset and she seems to be picturing me digging in the yard, so I should go dig in the yard. That might make her feel better.’”

Also, it’s not just our minds, but also our energy field and the emotion behind our thoughts and images, which impacts the way our pets perceive us and our communication. This is why the energy of a household is important and can have a huge effect on an animal.

“Their survival is dependent on the how the energy field of the whole household feels. In the wild they would be looking to the leader, and if the leader was distressed about something, they would be thinking, ‘Uh oh, I better keep my eye out here.’” said Ranquet.


Calming Your Pet
Whether dealing with a rescued animal or a random thunderstorm, there are ways we can help our pets to calm down and feel safe and secure. The first is to center ourselves and calm our own energy before approaching the pet.

“One thing that animals do is they will pretty quickly imitate our breathing so just taking the time to breath and say, ‘You get to be the cat or the dog, and I’ve got this people stuff. You are fine,’” Ranquet shared on the call.

She also recommended looking into flower essences to put in their water, including Rescue Remedy and others specifically for calming or shock, and even bodywork.

“I like to do acupressure points, especially on the hind feet to ground the animal into their body,” she said. “I would consider some grounding essential oils like a Vetiver or something that has a real grounded scent. There is a lot of things like grapefruit and things that are lively, but you want something that is going to really ground the dog.”

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