By Lori Daniel Falk –
Our beloved pets are so much more than just furry little friends. The bond we share with them is deep and profound. Their unconditional love and lack of ego, enables our relationship with them to often run deeper than that of our human loved ones and friends. While we spend countless time caring for their physical needs, grooming and feeding them, they are continually soothing our souls, and easing the stress of our daily lives. Scientific studies show that people who live with pets often live longer, healthier lives.
The “sacred contracts” we have with our beloved pet companions are some of the most significant relationships we experience in our lives. When we take a closer look at these “contracts,” we can see that in many ways we are each other’s spiritual caretakers. It is said that our pet’s soul has been drawn to us in order to benefit from our level of consciousness. Yet, in truth, we have much to learn from our animal friends. These pets are at times referred to as “familiars,” a deep soul connection beyond measure.
The caveat to all of this is that through the normal course of life, our pets will only be with us a relatively short period of time. Most of us at some point will experience the loss of our beloved fur babies. It’s been said that the loss of a pet is as significant to the pet owner as the loss of a child. As the primary caregiver throughout their entire life, even in our pet’s “old age,” we are caring for them much the same as we would a human child. The grieving experience in turn, can actually be more intense than the loss of a parent, or other human loved ones.
So how do we navigate such deep gut-wrenching loss? Contemporary Mystic Matt Kahn tells us that death infers change; it infers a sense of dying. The scary part is that it is nonnegotiable change. It is irreversible. It is final. It cannot be undone. Yet if we think of dying as a process, it is really just a transformation. Yes, the form is changing from a being of physical matter, and it returns to the light as spiritual matter. While there is a change in their physical being, the consciousness is the same. So in reality we don’t actually have to interpret this change as a form of loss.
It goes without saying that we will grieve the loss of their physical presence in our day-to-day lives. Their absence will be palpable. Sometimes we will wonder who we are without them, or how we can possibly go on. Yet as we grow and expand as a result of the grieving process, we are actually transforming our relationship with loss. If we look closely, we begin to see that just because life is changing, it doesn’t mean that life is lost. In fact, the reality is that we can still maintain our relationship with our loved one, even though the form they now take is different than it was when we met.
Think of it this way; in the old third dimensional consciousness, we would say goodbye, and move on. In this new fifth dimensional paradigm in which we now live, we can find closure by reestablishing the relationship in consciousness, just with a different form. So, rather than grieving and saying goodbye, consider instead inviting them to connect with you in a new spiritual way. Say hello to communicating with them on a higher plane, in more intuitive ways.
Let me explain by giving you a peek into the sacred world that existed between myself, and my beloved Tallie Ann, whom I recently lost after 14+ magnificent years together. The grieving was nothing short of gut-wrenching. Yet when I opened up to the possibility of connecting with her in this new, more conscious way, not only did the real healing begin, my life began to take on new meaning. I felt myself growing, and my consciousness expanding in the most incredible ways.
As soon as I could come up for air, I asked my “daughter” to connect with me; to give me signs; to let me know she was OK. In fact, I told her that I needed another dog ASAP, as I could barely breathe in such an energetically empty home. Within hours of my request, a friend of mine offered me one of her beautiful Golden Retrievers, an 11-year-old girl named Maisy. I immediately said yes, as I knew it was Tallie’s answer to my prayer, and the healing has been nothing short of miraculous. While no one will ever replace my baby girl, Maisy is a loving companion whom I am grateful to share my home with.
Shortly after that I began to see blue orbs bouncing about once in a while. I didn’t think much of it at first, as I often see Archangel Michael as a blue orb when I’m working with clients. Then I realized this was happening randomly in my life; and not while I was working. I began reading a book on the afterlife of pets, and there was an entire chapter on orbs that went on to describe the meanings of the colors our pets choose to appear as. I knew instantly why Tallie had chosen the color blue. She was offering me courage and strength, and most of all FAITH.
A few days later I was out and about, and I saw a license plate that said “Bluebird.” It’s not even possible that this was a coincidence. Then her “father,” my husband, started singing the song, “I Wish You Love,” and chills ran up and down my spine, and tears rolled down my cheeks. I knew instantly it was Tallie’s way of connecting with him, as he is a musician, and the chorus of the song includes the verse, “I wish you bluebirds in the spring, to give your heart a song to sing.” We’d been looking for a song to use for her video tribute…we knew she had found it for us. (Check it out on my Facebook page, but only if you have a box of tissues by your side.)
So, I encourage you when this time comes in your own life with your beloved pet, to explore that sacred contract between you, but even more to explore the reality that it lives on forevermore in your heart, in their spirit, and in the consciousness of all that is.
Lori Daniel Falk is an Epigenetic Healing Artist, author, and Spiritual Life Coach who has been gifted with an artistic healing modality that enables her to communicate with, and share, the wisdom of the angels in both pictures and words. Her recent books, What the World Needs to Know NOW: Wisdom of the Angels, and Angelic Rx’s for Manifesting Adult Coloring Book are available on both amazon.com, and wisdomoftheangels.com. Her new line of greeting cards is currently being test marketed by Blue Mountain Arts.