Synchronicity is at work! I laughed seeing the card I pulled for your communication practice tip. Following Leah's interview, this card echoed our conversation about how to communicate with animals. (Unlike non-human animals), we (humans) have busy minds. We're often thinking (yes?).
Thinking take us out of the moment. Out of NOW. Our thinking minds take us on frequent detours to the 'past' or 'future'. Thinking takes us away from the practice of being.
Animals and Nature are always communicating with us. By dropping into our being (our natural state), we're more likely to notice the impressions - the intuitive communication - being sent our way.
How do we do this?