Anshu Bahanda: This is Anshu Bahanda on Wellness Curated. Thanks for joining me on this podcast. My mission is to empower you with health and wellness so that you can then go and empower others.
Karishma is a telepathic animal communicator from Mumbai, in India, and she has two-way conversations with animals. She helps their humans understand them better, and in her three years of being a medium, she’s spoken to various animals. She talks to dogs, cats, horses, cows, and many more. She’s trained under several respected communicators globally, and she’s really, really passionate about pets. So Karishma, tell me, what is pet wellness to you?
Karishma Dhadda: So, pet wellness includes not just providing for the dog in terms of materialistic or physical things. You also have to take care of their emotional well-being, because animals are extremely emotional beings. They have concrete emotions. They have a huge emotional portion. The emotional portion is very high. And that is something we always underestimate as human beings because we feel that only humans can feel and make sense of things. They feel a very complex range of emotions, as human beings do. For example, they have a high sense of self-respect as well, just like human beings do.
I’ll give you an example. I recently had this case of a lovely fluffy dog who said, “I have a high sense of self-respect, and there is something that my human does unintentionally, not to harm me or demean me, but I don’t like it because I respect myself.” So, I asked him, what is it? So, he said that I don’t like it when he touches me with his legs. I didn’t understand that at first. So, I asked the human, does this happen? So, she says, yeah. So, the human had a young son. So, she said that my son uses our pet as a leg warmer. So that’s something that the dog was not appreciating. And she realized that the minute I told her. She said, “whenever my son does that, my pet just gets up and he leaves the room. So, I understand that he doesn’t like it.” So, [there’s] a range of emotions that animal communication makes us aware of. So that is a huge part of wellness as well, that your pet isn’t just a dog or just a cat or just a parrot. It’s an emotional being, and we need to be more aware of that.
AB: That’s lovely. Thank you. So, you’re saying— it just makes us more sensitive toward our pets.
KD: Makes us more sensitive, more aware of what they are feeling, what they are thinking. A lot of people say it’s like an eye-opener. I did not know that my pet could feel that range of emotion or even catch on to how I’m feeling or be aware of my problem, but they are very well aware; that if you require guidance as a person, they even give you guidance.
AB: Right. I totally agree with you about how sensitive pets are. And tell me, how did your journey start with telepathic animal communication?
KD: It’s my dog Benny who inspired me because back in 2009, I flew to Australia to complete my Masters. My sister and her husband decided to bring Benny home and that was our first family dog. We’ve never had a dog before. It was amazing the kind of bond we shared and the journey. He made it so easy for me in a foreign country to adapt and he was an eye-opener for me that a dog can make me so happy, make me so aware of myself. And my whole life centered around him at that point. And unfortunately, I had to move back to India and I missed him terribly. I still do. I still miss him terribly. My page, Dogs of Bombay, posts about adoption appeals, missing dogs as well. So, this one fateful evening, I posted a missing dog appeal and my friend told me to get in touch with an animal communicator on behalf of this union. So, I said, what is animal communication? I’ve never heard of something like that. So, she said, people, they speak to animals and they probably might help the family locate the dog. I said, okay, do they even do it for non-missing? That’s like just a general conversation. She said, yeah, I’m sure they do that. So, the first thing I said, I have to speak to Benny. And so, I got in touch with Manjiri Latey. She is one of the best in India and she eventually went on to become my teacher. And the kind of revelations that we had in that conversation I still remember so clearly. And actually, I wasn’t that surprised because I always kind of knew that Benny is capable of those kinds of details and those kinds of emotions. And then I told her, you have to teach me because I need to talk to Benny myself as well.
And so, she told me to join her workshop and there was just no looking back. So, I joined her workshop. I joined several others after that. Benny has opened up so many new avenues for me in my life, not just career-wise, but even [my] emotional journey and spiritual journey. Just that one little fluffy dog that I have.
AB: I totally agree with you. I think dogs change, or pets rather change people’s lives, and they come into our life for a reason. Explain to us, Karishma, how animal telepathic communication works? Because a lot of people are completely foxed by it.
KD: Telepathy, the word is of Greek origin. We break it up. ‘Tele’ means distance and ‘pathos’ means feeling. So, it’s a transfer of feelings from a distance. So, telepathy is something that we are all born with. And we all practice on a daily basis as well, not only with our animals, but with each other as humans as well. So, for example, your daughter is coming home and you start thinking about her, she’s coming anytime and you wonder where is she right now? And suddenly the doorbell rings, which we believe is not a coincidence. That is telepathy. You kind of connected with her already, just that you were not aware of it. Or for example, if you are in another city, you feel some relative in another city is not feeling well and that’s actually true and that is telepathy as well. So, with telepathic animal communication, we just become more aware of how we are exchanging that information. So, we become more aware of our senses. And some communicators may see things, they see visuals during the communication. For me personally, I hear things. I can feel textures, especially in terms of food, like crunchy, soft, gravy-like and things like that. Some communicators can smell, some can even feel their impact. So, just become more aware of our senses, basically, and use all the senses to transfer information.
AB: And will you explain the process to us? What is the process that you go through to talk to a dog or to a pet?
KD: So, it’s very simple. There is nothing complicated about it. As I’m going to keep mentioning, anybody can do this. In my case, personally, I just ask for very basic information from the human that includes a picture of the pet, the name of the pet, who lives in the family, and questions that you wish to ask. And then I just start a conversation like, “Hi Hector, can we speak right now?” And that’s it. And then I just start asking the questions. I note down how I’m feeling, what I’m seeing, what I’m hearing, ask questions based on what the family has shared, so on and so forth. So personally, I take it down and write it down and then I get onto a call with this woman and then I convey the messages. But that’s just how I work. There are some communicators who do live sessions as well who would have you on the phone and have your pet at the same time. Kind of like a three-way conversation call going on. So, these are just the two ways that I’m aware of how communicators work.
AB: That’s interesting. You’re saying that you go and you’d communicate with the pet and then you convey that to the pet owner while some people work three ways. So, they would talk to the pet and to the owner at the same time?
KD: Yes. So that’s kind of like a live conversation, like now and so Hector would join in and then I would ask Hector what you are asking me and then convey it to you at that very moment.
AB: Tell us about some of the revelations or breakthroughs that you’ve had in this space that have positively affected people and their lives and their pets.
KD: So very recently, I had a very urgent health case of a male Shih Tzu, who had a very nasty eye infection and coincidentally injured the same eye. The doctor said, we may have to get the eye out, and install a prosthetic eye for him. So, it was not very good news for him, obviously. So, they called me, asked me, does he really think that we need to get his eye out? So, he said, “No, it’s not required.” So I conveyed that information to the humans, and then they said, “Okay, we have the appointment again tomorrow.” And the vet the next day said, “No, we really need to get this eye out.” So, they called me and said, “I’m sorry, despite what my pet said, we need to get the eye out.” I said, okay, got to go with what the vet is saying because animal communication does not replace veterinary care. So, I said, okay, we gotta go ahead because we got to go ahead. So, they said, okay, we have, like, about a ten-day waiting period till his eye heals, the swelling goes down, and his values come, the balance off, but all right, that’s all fine. And the day before the surgery, when we went for the final checkup, the vet was absolutely surprised. He said, I have never seen a case as severe as this, and the eye has healed. No surgery required. And they said, obviously he will require some medication and whatever else, but the surgery is not required. And the humans were ecstatic. They said, my dog has been saying that right from the word go. We are just really happy that the surgery is not required. So that’s the kind of insight they have to their own health issues.
And they even suggest what kind of healing works for them, if they are comfortable with their treatment or their diagnosis, where on their physical body do we need to focus, things like that. So, it’s quite informative when you speak to them, and obviously when you speak to a human as well, you ask how a human is feeling, you will obviously get more insight. So, it’s the same thing with animals as well.
AB: I also think there’s this huge amount of sensitivity that pets have, which we humans probably sometimes forget because we’re multitasking all the time.
KD: Sensitivity and they are also very much grounded as beings. They are very grounded. They are very in the present; more than us, they are in the present. So again, I’ll give you an example. Some of the cases I get are rescue dogs, and the humans always ask what happened in their past, before we rescued them from the shelter? So, some of them will mention this happened to me. And some of them will say, why is that even important? I am here now. Why do we need to dig up the past? So that’s an amazing lesson.
AB: That’s incredible. What are some of the common mistakes that you find that pet owners, we pet owners, make?
KD: So, going back to the first point, we have to take care of their emotional well-being as much as their physical needs as well. When you are bringing a pet into your family, please understand that you are adding a member of your family. So, we have to be very aware of that. That family member is going to pick up on your emotions. It’s going to mirror your emotions. It’s going to be highly sensitive to your personality traits, et cetera, and would also like to be very involved in your life. Talk to them out loud. They are understanding each and everything that is going on in your life. And because when you talk to them, they also feel very involved as a family member. So, you’re bringing an animal home, providing some kind of training because you need the structure. Like, get a trainer on board. You need the structure and the animal as well.
AB: Thank you, Karishma, for this unusual and insightful chat on what your pets are thinking and feeling. Thanks for joining us. Hope you enjoyed the Wellness Curated podcast. Please subscribe and tell your friends and family about it. And here’s to you leading your best life.