I had a chance to speak with professional animal communicator and certified classical homeopath Donna Lozito. She is also the author of Sweet Dreams: The Talking Horse from Brooklyn, a book that explores animal communication and friendship.
As the first in her field to introduce this topic to children, her book explains to children the importance of understanding how animals think and feel, cultivating a sense of respect for all beings and all of nature.
Here Donna talks about how we can deepen our relationship with our pets, and the animal kingdom as well, by learning how to listen in to what they have say, and the ways they say it.
Donna says one of her life goals is “to help people reconnect with their innate ability to communicate without language, an ability that everyone possesses but has simply forgotten how to use. Our present day culture has inhibited our ability to listen to what other species might be trying to convey.”
HH: Define animal communication
DL: Animal Communication is sending and receiving messages and images via telepathy. This is the first language of the animals. It is how they communicate with each other. It is a heart to heart or spirit to spirit communication. All of life has the ability to communicate like this including the human animal.
HH: We all, at times, project ourselves onto others. How do you know the difference between when you are hearing wishful messages from your animal and when he is truly communicating with you?
DL: If we can learn to quiet the mental chatter with the breath or through meditation, it becomes easier to make a distinction between a message from the heart or a projection of the mind. In our culture self doubt has taken the place of inner knowing. The self doubt is sourced in the ego and the inner knowing comes from our intuition or our spirit. In this instance we use the mind to interpret the message from the heart not to bypass it. It requires that we become aware of our thoughts and actions.
HH: You say animals don’t comprehend negative statements. Talk more about that.
DL: Animals are in the present and send and receive energy as a means of communication. Animals will better understand what we do want then what we don’t want as this negative will confuse them because there is really not visual of “don’t,” etc. You may think that when we say “no” the animals understand but what they really understand is our tone and emotion that is expressed. If we observe how the animals correct each other you will see they show with their energy what they want and do not reprimand. I think reprimand and punishment is a human condition. If you think about it the reprimand is really about the person giving it rather than the person receiving the reprimand. Our reprimands create fear-based behavior rather than constructive behavior.
HH: How do animals tell time? Give me some examples of how to let your pet know how long you plan to be away, for example.
DL: The animals perceive the amount of light and dark. They are naturally programmed for this as this is how they navigate life in the wild. They do not perceive time as we human animals do but they do understand the passing of time. If you are trying to convey time to your animal friend then you would give a visual of how much dark and how much light they could expect in a given time. I believe that if you speak the amount of time, the energy in your words will indicate if it will be a long time or a short time. Again they are perceiving at a very different level and this is the level we humans want tune into more frequently to communicate with these beings.
HH: How can we reconcile our love for animals with our dependency on them for food, clothing, labor and other social needs like animal research?
DL: Each being that inhabits the earth comes in with a purpose. Some come to serve as food for sustenance of other beings. If a being is offering his life to sustain mankind then we should be honoring them instead of torturing them until they die.
HH: What is an oversoul?
DL: Some species function as a group and there is one soul or being (over-soul) that is the voice of the group. Schools of fish, ant colonies are examples.
HH: I’ve heard it said that animals, cats in particular, don’t identify with the names we give them, that they have their own names.
DL: In many cases they do come in with names. Often we name our animals based on our perception of them and this is not always accurate.
HH: Each of us carries an astral subtle body with us in our physical existence. Although usually clairvoyants or highly sensitive people can sense this subtle energy, is it true that all animals can sense this type of energy?
DL: Yes for the most part this is true. They are much closer to nature therefore sense and feel in ways that we cannot imagine.
HH: What do animals think about vaccinations and neutering?
DL: Both of these topics are not part of a natural existence so they do not understand this but go along with it for our sake
HH: Tell me about the keeping pets indoors versus the dangers of the outdoors argument.
DL: Of course each situation is different and each animal is different just as each human is different. There is not one rule across the board as most humans seek to find. Some humans like the outdoors and some animals like the outdoors. They are not that different in their needs than we.
HH: What projects are you working on now?
DL: I work in the areas of Animal Communication, Homeopathic Medicine and Equine Therapy. I work with both people and animals in order that they may realize their highest potential.
HH: Tell me about your homeopathic toolkit for animal rescue.
DL: There are specific kits made for emergency use for people and animals. It is a good idea to have one on hand because in emergencies it is impossible to run out and buy a remedy for the situation. For example, Arnica Montana is very useful in the case of shock and trauma or any type of injury. There are many remedies that can be used in acute care. Having a kit also helps you get familiar with the remedies and how to use them.
HH: What special needs exist for animals who’ve been through a natural disaster?
DL: Well of course these experiences are shocking for the entire being. Reducing the shock level will help greatly to handle animals who have been shocked in this way. Homeopathy is wonderful for these instances.
HH: Please illustrate how to successfully give a behavioral request to a problem pet.
DL: Again this is not an across the board answer. As a rule it is always best to keep your emotional level in check because your animal companion will never get your message if you are emotional. They only get the emotion. It is important to be clear and neutral about what you do want rather than what you don’t want. The animals want to please us and if we consider them as beings with wants, needs and desires then our relationships with them will flourish.
Donna lives in Arizona and teaches and works with clients around the world, as well as with domestic and wild animals. Learn more about animal communication and homeopathy, or to order the book at her website Whispers of the Spirit, LLC