Shari sent this comment a few weeks ago, just as I was preparing to leave on my third around-the-world journey, so I have been unable to address her comments until now. For the next few months, my home is in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and I can, at last, return to these interesting blog topics.
This has all been so surreal. I lost my beloved cat Gracie. She was was a litter sister to my boy Max. I took her in for a teeth cleaning and tooth extractions, and without approval, the Vet performed biopsies on her throat because he thought she had cancer. My cat went in with a sore mouth and came out with her tongue hanging to the ground and phlegm pouring out of her mouth. (I can barely write this) Her biopsies came back negative for cancer but positive for stomatitis/vasculits; and rather than treat her for that, they insisted it was cancer and sent me home with morphine and told me it would only be a matter of time. I tried everything holistically and she fought with me for two months while I bottle fed her to make sure she was eating enough. She eventually passed away, while at another vet’s I took her to.
The whole experience was so unsettling and unlike the other souls I have had to let go of: my father, and other animals, this was not a peaceful exit. For her or for me. And I am not dealing simply with grief… I have so much guilt thinking that I should never have taken her to the Vet I took her to the first time. That this is all my fault. And then, it got stranger! In an effort to console myself, I went online looking for kindle books to help me with the loss; only to be led to books that discussed animals, the afterlife, and reincarnation which I have never considered, even though I am extremely open minded. Every time I opened a book, it felt like Grace was “talking to me.” Telling me that she was okay, that I had to let go before she could come back and that she would be back for us. It’s been so strange and so surreal. And now, I have had dreams and feelings that have indicated she might be back. I feel like I am going crazy. I just need some help with this. Thank you.
Oh my Holy Spirit! Shari joins many other pet owners who feel guilty over their pet’s unexpected death, especially if it was a protracted or painful one. But her experience has had a completely unexpected bounty by leading her to greater spirituality and mystic communication and understanding. This is a cat! Dear and precious in life, but a masterful Teacher in death. Even to be able to get across the reality that the living must detach and “let go” of the dead, so that both may progress in their own Levels, is a very sophisticated truth that many humans have not yet grasped. Would You care to comment on this “crazy and surreal” cat communication?
“My God, Linda Layli, Layli Linda! Thank God you included this message and didn’t let it slip through the cracks during your few weeks of shifting into your new traveling life. This is one reason that We are happy to answer these individual questions, as they can become generalized to introduce Our Cosmic Answers, which can then apply to all human beings. Pet owners, or not.
It is unknown by the world’s population, just what role animals play in the grand scheme of things. But, they are most capable of teaching massively; if only the people, themselves, can shift from requiring human, audible, language in order “hear” their Teachings. What better way to connect, heart-to-heart, with one human being per lifetime and then to rake their soul with sorrow over a tragic death? Giving that soul plenty of time and longing for surcease of pain, Gracie expertly introduced her beloved owner to The Secrets of The Universe by inspiring her to seek written teachings about arcane subjects that she never would have found, otherwise.
Shari, you can trust Gracie’s instincts, which led you to the perfect books for your spiritual needs! Trust those books, as you trusted your darling pet who led you to them! Everything she is giving you is real. And, you are ready for it because of her sacrifice. Do not worry about Gracie now. She will simply be in your life in memory and in your own spiritual advancement. Reincarnation is never an issue among pets and their owners. Perhaps, they spent that life with you for this very purpose, which is now accomplished? They would rather stay Up Here with Me after a hard life on Earth and you will see them when you arrive on this elevated plane of existence. Simply love another pet and let them deliver their own lessons on life and love.
This is very mature on your part: to move beyond trying to repeat the past but being willing to love another to the same degree.”