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Inspiring Conversation–With a Squirrel!

Inspiring Conversation–With a Squirrel!

You will never look at an animal in the same way again after you read this gem of a book. Here is one excerpt that may open your eyes as it did Annie’s.

Here is one fascinating conversation a woman named Chrys Long-Ago had with a squirrel.

“When I walked out to the barn, a movement caught my eye. It was a lovely gray tree squirrel who ran up onto a 55-gallon barrel and sat down not far from me with a nut in his paw. I was in a relaxed state of mind, and I turned my attention to the squirrel and spontaneously greeted him in my mind. I don’t know why I did that, because it wasn’t a habit at the time. I said, ‘Greetings, little squirrel.’ He put his nut down and turned his head. He looked straight at me and then turned his body toward me in an open-body posture. This was a wild squirrel! We had direct mind-to-mind contact for at least 20 minutes. I heard everything he was saying.

“I asked him things like how is it to be a squirrel and how old are you and how do you like living at the house barn. The words came into my mind very quickly. He called the horses ‘grass-eaters.’ He said, ‘We call them grass-eaters, grasseaters,’ in an almost sneering kind of way. He said that squirrels considered themselves creatures of the air more than of the ground, that they love to live in the swinging boughs of the trees and leap from branch to branch.

“He told me how they would venture down the tree head first, consciously looking everywhere, because all of their predators are on the ground, except for owls. He also told me how territorial they were, which I didn’t know about squirrels. I later researched it and found out they are very territorial.”

Chyrs Long-Ago had worked hard to make sense of how this thing called animal communication fit from our end. She was intrigued with how the human mind could “translate” thoughts and ideas, even complete sentences, from a variety of species so different from our own.

Carol Gurney, a communicator from California, believes that a first step to opening to telepathy is realizing it’s something we do all the time. “When you are in touch with your feelings, telepathy happens very quickly. … When a friend tells you she is fine, but your gut says something’s not right, how do you know that? It’s telepathy!”

Carol feels that people talk with their animals all the time, though they don’t necessarily recognize it. “The thought of the animal blends with your consciousness,” she told me. “It has to become your own inner thought for that flash of a moment in order to get it. What happens is that we judge it as ours. We don’t know how to tell the difference sometimes. We’re not giving ourselves credit that we’re getting it, nor are we giving the animals credit that they do communicate.”

Read more: Spirit, Behavior & Communication, Humor & Inspiration, Inspiration, Self-Help

Adapted from Animal Voices, by Dawn Baumann Brunke (Inner Traditions, 2002). Copyright (c) 2002 by Dawn Baumann Brunke. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Animal Voices, by Dawn Baumann Brunke (Inner Traditions, 2002).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:58PM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Interesting article.

2:57PM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Interesting article.

1:41AM PDT on May 7, 2011

Noted with thanks.

12:40AM PDT on May 6, 2011


7:07AM PDT on Mar 23, 2011

Thanks for the info.

7:43AM PDT on Oct 3, 2010

There are many animal communicaters out there & it is becoming increasingly popular to sign up for an animal communication course. Don't knock it untill you try it you cynical lot!!!

1:39PM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

i'm not really sure what to think about it....

4:00PM PDT on Jul 1, 2010

LOL! So the squirrel put actual words in the author's mind?! Wonder what drug she was on that day....

12:51PM PDT on Jul 1, 2010

This is more than a little silly. Being capable of reading the behaviors of others is NOT telepathy. Nor is the human tendancy to project our feelings and desires upon others telepathy.

2:30PM PDT on Jun 30, 2010

I think we pick up on energy but squirrels using words to communicate via telepathy? I believe that as social animals, we have a great capacity to read behavioral cues of many species around us. Just a bit flaky to me - you know?

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