During an animal communication session, people ask their animals all kinds of questions. No question is too big or too small. Your animal will answer them all!
There is one question the animals I have spoken with almost NEVER want to answer.
Sometimes people come to an animal communication session and have no idea what to ask their animal. It’s kind of fun when this happens, because the animal gets to lead the reading and tell you whatever they want you to know. You really get to see which animals love being the center of attention and which shy away from being in the spotlight. It actually says a lot about your pet’s personality and your relationship with them.
On the other hand, I have clients that come with more questions than we have time for. The animals will happily answer as many as we can during the session. However, there is one question that the animals will NOT answer 95% of the time.
What can you tell me about your past?
There are different versions of this same question (which they will also not answer):
- Were you abused in your past? How?
- What was life in the shelter like for you?
- How were you hurt in your former home/situation?
- What was it like at your previous home?
In my experience communicating with animals, they do not want to talk about their past. They don’t want to bring up the energy of life before you (good or bad) because they are busy living in the now. One snarky animal said,
“Get over it. I’m with you now.”
And another animal told their human,
“It’s none of your business. I was working on a special lesson with them.”
You see, animals are happiest being in the present moment. And, they are elated when you are in the present moment with them. They are not like humans, ruminating about something that happened months or years ago. They don’t get stuck in a story of how someone hurt them and use that memory to shape their decision making for the rest of their life or the life of that relationship.
Animals want to be here now. With you. In this moment.
They are using every opportunity right now to help you learn, grow and evolve into the best version of yourself.
They have explained to me that going into details of their past most often has no bearing on their relationship with the person they are with now, so there is no reason to bring it up. In addition, they are working on different lessons with each person they have a connection with. That holds true for members of the same household: the lesson your animal is working on with you could be very different from the lesson your animal is working on with your partner or child.
I do remember one particular circumstance in which an animal DID want to talk about their past abuse.
Their current human was coming out of an abusive relationship. The animal used their past to connect emotionally with their human, so they could build a bridge of trust and over time help their human forgive and heal. The information shared was strategic and purposeful, and only shared because the end goal was to help their current human grow and evolve.
It’s remarkable to me how aware our animals are, on a soul level, of how to use their personality and behavior to create opportunity for our human soul growth. If you can trust they will share exactly what you need to know, your bond will deepen and you will level up into another layer of unconditional love.
So, if you’re curious about your animal’s past before they came into your life, you can certainly ask them about it (or seek out an animal communicator like myself to ask for you). However,
When you come from the perspective that your animal is here to work with you for your greatest good, you are much more likely to get an answer to that one burning question most rescue pet parents are dying to know and most animals never want to answer.
PS: Here’s a rewording of the same question that one of my animals suggested: Is there anything you would like to share about your past that could help me, my soul growth, or our relationship?