The loss or death of a beloved pet is devastating.
There is a bond between pets and their human partners that will never be broken. A bond created by unconditional love; maybe even as strong as a soul mate connection. We have a need to feel them with us once again, to experience the love and joy they brought to our lives.
In putting together my thoughts for this blog post, I typed the phrase “connect with deceased pet” into Google’s keyword tool. Google tied the following terms with my phrase with the most “hits”: psychic online, free online psychic, psychic readings, psychic powers, clairvoyant, mediums… What I got from this is that we don’t feel that we can connect with our deceased pets (or loved ones) on our own, we need the help of a psychic or medium to make that connection.
The other day during one of my Reiki sessions, my client’s intention was to have her deceased dogs lie next to her during the healing session. As I started the session, I invited her pets to be present, to assure them they were welcome to join us. Half way through I received an intuitive message for her, and for all of us who have suffered the loss of a beloved pet.
A Simple Way to Connect With Our Deceased Pets
The message that came through for me was that our deceased pets want us to go to them rather than come be by our sides again. I don’t mean to die to be with them again but to connect through stillness and go to where they are. Yes, this will take a little imagination to get started, and trusting in the process, but you will reconnect.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
Find a quiet place, outside in nature would be ideal but anywhere you feel comfortable is good. Take a few nice deep breaths and feel yourself relax. Think of your pet. Feel what it felt like to be with them. Feel the love and joy. Now imagine yourself in the place where your pet would be happiest. It doesn’t have to be a “real” location but one you know your pet would be. Be totally present. Feel the sun, hear the sounds, use your sense of smell. Be there with your pet. Maybe run through the fields or explore the forest or riverbank. Spend time totally immersed in your surroundings and enjoying the company of your beloved pet. You are connected again.
Our pets want us to be happy and filled with joy. Taking time for these special moments take us out of our day-to-day routines and stresses into a magical place and time.
The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…
(My photo of Zoey)