Walking with a friend today I pointed out a pare of buzzards in the distance. I recalled and described the time when I was often aware of connections with beings other than the human. Once, in a "Buzzard period", one of them landed in a tree about 4km from me.
We humans (including myself, most of the time) easily accept other beings as vital in sustaining the living web on which we depend. But only occasionally do we (including myself) engage in its depth consciously.