What if we could talk to animals? | Pea Horsley | TEDxLimassol


Translator: Giancarlo Castelo Alí
Reviewer: Hélène Vernet I am an animal communicator. And I would like to talk to you
about animal communication. But first, I would like
to ask you a question. Who here has a mobile phone? Okay. As I suspected, nearly everyone. It’s a pretty cool
form of communication, right? But, what if there is another form
of communication, that didn’t need you
to charge the batteries, wouldn’t cost anything, and crosses the species barrier? Wouldn’t that be way cooler? You already have
this form of communication. Everyone here can talk to animals. That might seem obvious, but what might surprise you
is that they can reply to us, and we can have a conversation with them. I’d like to share
a real life story with you that illustrates just how beneficial
animal communication can be. Mermaid was a Jack Russell
and he went missing from his home, which was based
over 100 miles away from me. He’d been missing for seven nights and his guardian, Nicky, had done
everything possible to find him. She knew he liked
to go rabbiting down the holes, in the sand quarry
next to where she lived. So she’d hired search dogs, a mini digger, a JCB digger, and a thermal imaging kit,
but there was no sign of him. Then, she emailed his photo to me. I printed it out and I connected with him. And immediately, he started
to share images with me. He showed me he woke Nicky’s father up
in the night by walking over him. He then had been let out of the back door
that was hinged on the right side. And he’d crossed the path,
gone through some wooden fencing across a field… I got a sense that there were
lots of trees on the left hand side and that he just kept going. Nicky confirmed these details, and that it was
Mermaid’s favorite route. So I continued to communicate with him. Using my intention, I moved my consciousness
out of my body and into Mermaid’s. Instantly I could feel water
over my hands, his paws, and when I looked out of his eyes, I could see I was in a small
square-shaped man-made structure that felt hard like concrete. When I looked up, I could see there was just this glimmer
of daylight high above me. Then I realized that Mermaid
was trapped underground. I tried to see landmarks
around his location, but all I could see were brambles. I asked him, ‘How far are you from home?’ In reply, I heard the words in my mind,
with my own inner voice: ‘one mile’. Nicky could not understand
why there’d be water over Mermaid’s paws because she lived next to a sand quarry. But then, she remembered a place,
one mile from her home, in the direction
that Mermaid had described, a deceased canal. But she said to me, ‘He’s not there, Pea, I’ve already gone
and there is no sign of him. And anyway, how would I find him? Because, if he is trapped underground,
Mermaid never barks’. And I thought, ‘OK. This must be the only Jack Russell
in the world that doesn’t bark’. I reconnected with him,
and I explained to him: Nicky is coming out to find you right now, and it might be
your last chance to be found. If you hear her calling for you,
you need to start barking, and keep barking, Mermaid,
until you can look her in the eyes, in the eyes. Within the hour, my phone was ringing. When I picked it up,
I heard Nicky screaming: ‘We found him, he’s here!
Can you hear him?’ She must have held her mobile phone up because all I could hear
was a dog barking. Mermaid had been trapped down the bottom of a 12-foot-deep
deceased canal shaft. Nicky was unable to reach him and eventually she had
to call the fire brigade. They managed to haul him up. He’d never stopped barking! Nicky scooped him up into her arms and she held him face to face. When he looked her in the eyes
for the first time, he stopped barking. This is just one example of how beneficial
animal communication could be. I could share
so many other stories with you. But, I ‘d like to take you
back to the start, to when I found myself attending my very first animal
communication workshop. In 2004, I adopted this gorgeous
rescue dog who I called Morgan. He settled in, but I got this feeling
that he was sad, and I didn’t know what to do about it. I’d been brought up with cats
and I understood them but I just didn’t know dogs. Then the rescue sent to who saved him an invitation for an animal
communication workshop. I thought this must be the latest
politically correct way of describing how to reach your dog’s body language. I thought this is going to help
me with Morgan, so I went along. But I discovered it was nothing to do
with body language. I found myself in a room
listening to stories about how it’s possible to talk to animals
and receive replies from them. There were 20 people sitting in a circle, and there were 19 people
listening to the stories and crying and then, there was me: (Sighing) You have to understand that I’d enjoyed a 15-year career
in theater stage management. The work is very practical,
and I consider myself a grounded person, so I was feeling skeptical. In the afternoon, we were partnered up and we were asked
to swap photos of our own animals. A complete stranger
had a photo of my cat, Texas, and I had a photo of her rabbit. Then we were told to ask them questions. To my surprise, I did receive
some answers from the rabbit but the accuracy was very hit-and-miss, and I just thought, ‘I’m making this up’. But then, this complete stranger
who was holding a photo of Texas, she was able to describe my hallway
which is very distinctive, the color of my sofa, his favorite thing to sit on
in the back garden at that time and where it was positioned, just as if Texas had given her
a private tour of my home behind my back. I’ve struggled with the concept of communicating
with animals through photos. But this experience got me thinking, there might be something in this. I needed something
more tangible, some proof. So, I attended further workshops,
with different teachers and I also practiced
with my friend’s animals, both face-to-face with them
and through photographs. I asked Morgan, ‘Why are you sad?’ He was able to tell me and from that moment,
he let go of his sadness. And Texas who’d been nervous around him, immediately accepted him
into the family. I had a gut feeling: I want to be an animal communicator. At the end of the year’s
training, I left theater, and in 2006, I turned professional. You might be wondering, can anyone really
communicate with animals? And the answer is ‘Yes’. This is not a gift for the special few. This is a natural ability
that we all possess. This is normal practice in the
lives of indigenous people. Children are particularly good at this because they are still in touch
with their intuitive nature. I’ve now been communicating
with animals for 10 years. I also teach workshops
all over the world. A couple of weeks ago,
I was teaching in Amsterdam and there were people attending
from nine different countries. Word is spreading
about animal communication. This is 150 people, all communicating
with each other’s animals. This took place in London
earlier this year. So, what is animal communication? It is the ability to telepathically
communicate with animals. It is based on intuition,
which is defined as ‘the ability to understand
something instinctively without the need for conscious reasoning’. I believe we are all born
with an intuitive nature. We are experiencing
intuitive moments all of the time. We might think of a friend,
and then the phone rings, it’s them. Or, we might think: ‘I feel that I need to go
to my back door to let my cat in’. And when you get there,
there they are, waiting for you. What I think is happening,
is that we are picking upon energy. Advances in quantum theory tell us
that the universe is filled with energy. Energy is everywhere and takes any shape. We ourselves are beings
of energy and vibration, radiating our own unique signature,
a bit like our own fingerprint. Animals are also radiating
their own unique energy signature because they are beings
of energy and vibration too. In 2012, a group of neuroscientists addressed the issue
of animal consciousness. They signed the Cambridge
Declaration of Consciousness, and this stated: ‘The weighed evidence indicates
that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates
that generate consciousness’. They included all mammals, all birds, and many other creatures,
including the octopus. The former executive director
of the Mind Science Foundation, Joseph Dial said, ‘Animal consciousness and human
consciousness are of such similarity that we have to ask ourselves
how we treat animals and why we treat them the way that we do’. At the moment, one elephant
is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. Experts calculate that two thirds of the planet’s
wild animals will be gone by 2020. We urgently need
to change our relationship with our fellow species. I believe a powerful way of doing this
is by communicating with them. We communicate using a universal language. It’s the language of energy. The energy impressions we receive
are then translated into the language that we comprehend. They’re also interpreted by our body
as data, using the senses. So we might perceive
an image or emotion, a thought from physical sensations, smell or taste. We might have a gut feeling of knowing. I tend to receive words, or thought forms. That’s probably because I spent 15 years
in theater pawning the sense, actively listening to words
in the rehearsal, then from the side of the stage. This goose is called Lucy. When she went missing,
she gave me the words: ‘bus’, ‘stop’. I thought, ‘No, it can’t be right’. But we found her
next to a broken down old bus, next to a bus that had stopped. We can communicate
with animals to find them. And wouldn’t we also love to know
what they are thinking? Sometimes I’ll ask Texas,
‘Where are you?’ And, he’ll reply,
‘On important cat business’. Then, it’s like the phone goes down,
we’re disconnected. Of course, he’s reminding me
that animals do have free will. When we communicate with them, we come from a place
of unconditional love. It is a route to understanding them
on a deeper level, and for them to understand us. It’s not about control or dominance,
or getting them to do what we want. Animals are not products. They are sentient beings. Communicating with them and giving them a chance
to express their feelings can really help with changes, loss, relationships and rehabilitation. A client needed me to help her
with her stallion, Moscow, who had been labeled dangerous. He’d been boating for no apparent reason. His guardian, Maggie, had done everything. For four years, he’d been shut down. He wasn’t interacting
with the horses at the yard, or taking an interest in anything. Maggie had seen various equine experts. Moscow told me
that he missed a horse friend. I got the sense that he really
lacked self-confidence. Giving him the chance
to express his feelings and to be really heard helped him, much like a human being
receiving a counseling session. Within months, he regained
his self-confidence and with winning dressage competitions. More than that, he was showing
empathy to others. If there was a person at the yard
who was feeling sad or upset, he would wrap his neck around them
until they felt better. Or if a horse had just arrived and was feeling all unsettled
by the change, he would put his nose on them
until they became calm. We can communicate with domestic animals. But we are not limited to them. We can also communicate with wild animals, those living freely
and also those kept in captivity. We can communicate with all creatures. We can communicate
with lions, dolphins, whales, flies, mice and beetles, and Guinea pigs like Trevor, chickens like Sophie, and cows like Esther. The only limit is the one
that we put there. Neuroscientist Doctor John Lilly said, ‘What I found,after 12 years
of working with dolphins, was that the limits weren’t in them,
the limits were in us. So I had to go away
and ask myself: Who am I?’ People come on my workshops
because they really want to help animals. What they realise very quickly
is that the animals are helping them get back in touch
with who they really are, reminding us all
that we are a part of nature. I discovered my life’s purpose
when I adopted Morgan and he introduced me
to animal communication. I am truly honored
to be able to do this work. I’m also very grateful I was able
to help my own dog, Bodie. A few weeks ago,
I started to write this talk. He was approaching the end of his life. Because I knew
I could communicate with him, I was able to ask him what he wanted,
what he needed from me. In those final weeks,
and then days, and then hours, I was able to honor his wishes. The truth is: animals have things to say, and they’re just waiting for us to listen. I would like to invite you
to start the conversation. Thank you. (Applause)

40 thoughts on “What if we could talk to animals? | Pea Horsley | TEDxLimassol

  1. I would never have believed a while back that I would be listening to Pea give this talk, shortly after I had suspended disbelief sufficiently to read both her books in quick succession. Now I'm a convert.

    Many of us are so closed-minded we actually think we are being clever by not listening to anything outside our rigid frame of reference and belief. Animals are intelligent beings, just as many humans are, and probably many of them "talk" a lot more sense than we often do. I loved your talk Pea, and your books, and can't wait to attend a workshop with you. Yes, Ted is an educational and highly interesting platform, and long may it continue to be the platform for intelligent, evolved ways of thinking.

    Thank you!

  2. This woman is together,articulate,forward thinking and immensly talented. We as humans do not have supremacy over the animal kingdom. Rather, we have a duty of care and a responsibility as caretakers of this planet and all animal life (human included) & the natural world.

  3. Amazing talk Pea! Pea is a genuine kind hearted and compassionate individual who speaks the truth of the language of love

  4. For a long time I thought this could only be possible in my dreams. I'm a very pragmatic person, so I had to try it, to see for myself. What amazed me the most, when I attended one of Peas workshops, was how everyone in the room was able to correctly receive information from the animals we worked with. The way Pea teaches this is great. It is a skill to train and not just a talent for a reduced elite of people. I'm doing my best to practice every day and get better at it.

  5. Keep it up! Tell the world !!! People need to know animals have feelings too❤❤❤??? and best is that you CAN communicate with them. Lots of love ❤❤❤ from the animal kingdom and my furry ones:)

  6. Thank you Pea! Everyone should listen to this – then maybe we can stop this catastrophic destruction of animals on our planet. You changed my world when you taught me to communicate with animals, I hope this talk will help to change people's attitudes and thinking.

  7. Okay, I know that TEDx talks aren't meant to be famous speakers or serious topics like on the TED channel, but I at least expect them to have some kind of scientific basis. This Pea Horseshit woman is nothing more than a common con artist. At least the only people she can fleece are the most incredibly stupid of the population…

  8. Imagine being so "open-minded", and yet so dense & spiritually retarded that you watch this entire video & yet STILL dismiss Animal Communication!

    We don't need scientific tests, studies & reports to validate everything – science has its limitations, as it's still evolving, and science very often serves to promote the agendas of the industries that fund it.

    Believe it or not, there are some truths which are intangible, and cannot be measured.

    How basic & limited life must be for those who are not able to experience the world beyond the veil of illusion and separation…

    Don't worry; you'll catch up. In time.

  9. Fantastic lady! Pea has taught me a huge amount about communicating with animals, I've done 2 of her workshops, and I am forever grateful to her.

  10. I really want to learn more about this. I've always liked to imagine my cats had little thoughts in their heads, maybe even that they might want to talk to me. I'd rather like to know how to communicate with a particular cat, in the care of my father in law. My boyfriend and I moved out to get an apartment, 60 miles away. I wonder all the time if he holds it against us, because he was so affectionate before we left, and when we came back he lost some of that affection.

    You've got me very interested in learning more about this.

  11. One question…show me hard science that telepathy actually exists. There is none period, this is called "pseudoscience" which is clearly deceptive and nothing more than a belief rather than facts…sorry people.

  12. A short while ago I would have LIKED to have believed this is true, but having read Pea's books and then attending two of her amazing workshops it IS totally possible. Pea has helped me realise that and its so amazing. I have already learnt so much and feel humbled by the fact that they are so forgiving and intelligent. Thank you Pea, very well said, as always. Lets spread the word for all the animals!!!!

  13. Just to give a quick heads up… We are basically communicating with the great spirit which we all share… This is not limited to only animals… Search for Kryon teaches intuitive thought. Yes… The Creator communicates with us in the same way. Let us elevate humanity together, let everyone know.

  14. It is a fallacy that the first conversation between man and dog, happened to be one that followed a human grammar. However, language is innate. It can be done. This is not the way. There is another.

  15. So not only animals can communicate on psychic level but they also can measure distance and put it into miles, the measure accepted by the States. I wonder what that dog would say if it were lost in Europe – psychic, I am some 1.60934 meters away from home?

  16. I do understand what individual animals are going to do or what they are doing by just paying attention to them and their stance they are on or even tone.

  17. ? Pea states that they are a trained actor and it comes across in the way they elate people, and sell a good feeling.

    ? It's a shame so many people don't see pet animals and the industry behind them as abhorrent. From the separation of an animal to live out it's life alone with humans, that lets be honest, they hate and despise deep down, to the factory farmed animals and their excretions that pets would never eat in the wild (think tiny cat eating cow, or even HUGE tuna, or rabbits with chicken egg in meal ingredients) and are slaughtered for food.

    ? For those questioning telepathy, this is worth investigating as the evidence that it exists across human and non-human animals is compelling.

  18. Ted flagged this huh….well I grew up on science and skepticism, served me well for a while, but these days I feel like I’m not going to wait around for them to catch up. It’s so obvious to me this lady and many others do actually talk with animals, duh. And it’s awesome! Let’s put it to good use.

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