We all love our animals. Many people ask me, as a medical intuitive, if their beloved pets make it to heaven. The answer is, “Yes, they do!” Animals are on a dissimilar vibratory level than humans, and before you are quick to pass judgment, I must emphasize that they are on a higher, not lower plane! Animals do not contend with ego like persons do. Also, a good deal of animals vibrate to the color green which is the color of instructing and unconditional love.
My interpretation of animal energy and animal knowingness is a dissimilar procedure than that for humans, partly because of the ego. The consciousness of cows is dissimilar than that of goats; horses dissimilar from dogs and cats; and well, cats are cats! I love them all.
Death is as sacred as birth. We people do not realize that it takes as much energy to die as it does to gestate and be born. Just as we wait for a birth on this side of the veil, there are loved ones (including our animals) waiting for us on the “other side.” During a client reading, I may oftentimes see all types of animals-everything from pet birds to elephants–with the people they loved. Many of those pets may be childhood companions that have stayed with us in spirit to guide us and be our companions allround our adult life.
Recently, I was asked by a woman why her dog, diagnosed with cancer, held going out to the barn. She was marveling if he was looking for a place to die, and if so, what prompts this conduct pattern. I responded to her that as a matter of energy, animals decrease rapidly or undertake to seek ease by shifting their surroundings. In a nutshell, it is a form of nesting, finding a place to be grounded, and soaking up energy, in order to return “home.” Instinct allows the animal to seek out a place to let go. In part, it is to spare their humans any pain. Also, nature provides the enormous amount of energy it takes for them to transition to the other side.
Over the past two years, I have had an astounding classroom to learn more regarding energy connection amongst animals and persons since my partner, Tom, is a big animal veterinarian. I have had the privilege of going on rounds with “Dr. Tom” and being there when he has had to euthanize beloved companions, including a number of those which no one else seemed to care about. Tom is very supportive of my work and has always been very curious regarding what happens when animals transition. I am learning that each transition is different. The animals are thankful to Tom for the percentage he plays in their transition-yes, I said “grateful.” Interestingly, a good deal of of those animals, in spirit, find their way to his farm–possibly because it was the one time in their life (through their death) where they experienced unfeigned compassion.
I recall one queer incident with Dr. Tom which involved an old draft horse. She was beautiful, but in so much pain she could hardly walk. We led her to the place the proprietor had made for her to rest and I kept the halter while Tom gently talked with her and told her she was going home. In his magic healing way, he told her, “I will take the pain away; it is time for the next step in your journey.” (This, I’m certain, was spoken as much for my ease and for the owners as it was for the animal!) With that said, he gave her a sedative to relax and support with the transition. The procedure is always honorary and blessed.
What happens next? Each animal’s transition is different, just as each person’s is different; however, the spirit departs the body in each case. I was privileged to witness the spirit of this old draft horse lift up and take off with the freedom and the joy it had not experienced in rather a while! There was another horse nearby, a young mare that stood on a hill overlooking the scene. The minute the old draft horse transitioned and her spirit took off, so did the mare on the hill! She saw her friend and took off running with her. If you ever watched the movie Michael with Jean Stapleton and John Travolta, the end of that movie is the BEST depiction of death…they dance, dance, dance… Well, guess what? Animals dance, too! Imagine getting out of that restrictive shell of a body, being free of pain AND seeing your friends–ALL at the same time. How magical is that?
Yes, living animals may see the other side and sense what is going on. Cats and dogs are very clairvoyant and clairaudient. Animals are intelligent, aroused beings, and we humans are just now starting to recognize this! One Christmas, Tom and I were called out to a farm to treat a colt that had pneumonia. It was suffering, and beyond conventional medical help. In the barn stood a row of young girls, who had been attempting to nurse the suffering animal. Tom went to his truck to get his kit, and abruptly the barn filled up with other animals as they made their way to say goodbye. Even the chickens were there, AND quiet! There were likewise numerous other animal spirits, so both sides of the veil were represented. Tom knelt down and took care of the sick colt, while uttering his words of respect. Immediately there was a reverence in that barn that went far beyond that of any cathedral I have ever entered. I felt esteemed to be a percentage of that experience.
I am often asked if I may commune with animals. Once again, the answer is “Yes.” Animal communication works with an totally dissimilar kind of energy. The animals show me pictures, and I may genuinely feel their responses. Even fish have a consciousness to tap into. It is as if I may put myself in their “paws” for a brief moment. It is more of an energy interpretation for me rather of literal conversation. I have known a great deal of intuitives who commune with animals. Actually, some may be tuning more into the owners than the animals themselves. I am not attempting to negate their communicating procedure in any way-just making you conscious that it is the BETWEEN kinship (i.e. the connection among the owner and the animal) that most animal communicators pick up on. It is a talent I applaud. The more inviolable the kinship or bond with the humane companion, the more inviolable the communicating occurs. It has not one thing to do with the animal’s intelligence level (although I am sure cats will argue that point!).
Assisted transition or euthanasia for animals is not a bad thing, and must not be met with guilt feelings and regret. Guilt and regret would negate the life that has been lived. I asked Dr. Tom how he knows it is the proper time for euthanasia. He told me that he knows when it is time when he looks into their eyes–their window to spirit. That’s likewise how he knows it is time to provide ease to the owners. I tell apart with his comprehensible statement because I have had to put down assorted dogs over the years. Since knowing Tom, I have been around a good deal of animals–from goats, to calves to colts (including littler animals: birds, fish, even chickens)-that necessitated assistance with transitioning.
Human death/transition is more difficult than the transition of animal companions. Our guardian angels will take us out of our bodies to aid us stay clear from suffering, just as they will take away those of our beloved pets. For those of you who may carry the guilty conscience of a beloved companion’s suffering alone, perhaps because of an accident or absence, it is time to release your guilt. Often suffering acts as a instructing moment for someone. I urge you to release the guilty conscience and replace it with gratitude for the life that has lived and been shared.
Animal companions have emotions, but do not contend with an ego. This same ego keeps people from the flow of death and life thereafter. Although animals possess some degree of fear, it is an instinctual and love-based fear. An animal’s fear is based on a fear of leaving their humane companions. Alleviating YOUR pain and YOUR fear of their departure may aid alleviate THEIR fear. It is flow. Think of Dr. Tom and his words, when you are faced with making a decision, “I will take the pain away, it is time for the next step in your journey.” Use these words in a comforting and prophetic tone, because they may ease you as much as your beloved companion.
When we help our animal companion’s transition with love, comfort, and grace, then the difficult procedure of freeing them may be better accepted and blessed. There is honor in compassion.