Yesterday, I was Wii-sporting with my 8 year old nephew Elias. We were playing Wii Bowling and having a great time except….I was trying my trusty Wii Bowling technique, that works really well whenever I play with my “Adult” friends.
It hardly ever fails to get me a strike, sometimes 2 or 3 in a row. But I digress, it was not working yesterday. Every time it was my turn, I got up, confident and assured that I could beat an 8 year old kid. And every time I would always hit the splits like the very hard 8 10 split or worse yet gutter balls!
Well then I started noticing my nephew, he held the Wii remote every which way but loose and then ran up to the TV and threw his arm up over his head with a laugh and a yell let the button on the remote and thus the ball FLY!
and you know what?…..
That little guy bowled a strike almost every single TIME!
He was bowling sometimes 2 or 3 and once 4 strikes IN A ROW!
It was stunning to say the least, but then I said to myself
“Self?….why not give it a try? What have you got to lose?, certainly not your pride because he is ahead about 5 hundred points now!” OK I’m exaggerating a BIT.
So the next time it was my turn I told my nephew I am going to pretend I was him, he looked at me, nodded his head and said “That’s a good idea”.
So I stood a few feet away and said to myself “I am Elias, I am 8, I am having fun and just enjoying playing the game” then I ran toward the TV just like Elias, laughing and yelling and I let the bowl fly….
You know what I am going to say next right?
I swear, I bowled a strike…so I continued to bowl like my 8 year old nephew and almost every single time I bowled a strike, it was amazing and I had such fun.
What does this have to do with Animal Communication you ask?…
After the game we collapsed on the couch laughing hysterically.
When we were calmer Elias looked up at me and asked “Coryelle you can talk to animals right?”
I said, “Yes, you know that.”
He nodded his head yes and then looked back up at me and said “well when we talk to them it’s just like that right?”
He meant when we talk to the animals it should be just like Wii bowling, don’t over think it, don’t try to get a strike or to make something happen,
just let it happen and be free about it, laugh, and just enjoy the moment.
I have spoken at after school programs both in Germany and in the States, and at 4H clubs, and always, always the kids know that animal communication is possible, they believe it, there are no doubts (until they get older and they start believing what we tell them).
It’s just them sitting with their cat or dog or guinea pig or hanging out with their horse and talking to the animals and listening to what they have to say.
It is as natural to the children as breathing.
I love working with kids they remind me when I get too into my own head, to just laugh, run up to the TV and let the ball fly!