Lucky came bounding from behind, barking and slithering beneath the fence to chase. I shattered the etherial spell by shrilly yelling: “Lucky!!!! Come!”. Geronimo and Chief remained entranced, but their cattle kindred spirits had startled and driven their offspring to safer pasture. I was irked, but Lucky’s behavior held an emotional charge for only me.
Was this interplay between inter-species not a form of sophisticated communication? It was my “speaking” larynx, that was insanely crude in calling off Lucky in an angry voice. I had broken our chrysalis of enchantment. Humans attempt to “put into words” what we experience or think. Sometimes this is done with skillful articulation, but often it turns into bumbling crassness. Rather than trusting the moment, I tried to control. Lucky, exerting her herding instincts with the cows, was causing no harm. I was the one not in sync.
I am taking a course on “Animal Communication” to hone my developing interest in the subject. My teacher, Dr. Cara Gubbins, emphatically insists this is a skill we innately possess. We can all tap into a timeless, universal language with our planet and her inhabitants via a language of the heart. Requirements are respect, patience and stillness.
The “Overview Effect” is a term coined to describe the mental shift astronauts experience when looking back upon our planet from space. A blue and green sphere suspended in an infinite void creates mystical feelings that can not be spoken. Ron Garan said: “When we look down at the earth from space, we see this amazing, indescribably beautiful planet. It looks like a living, breathing organism.”