Beautiful Spirit


I wrote a couple weeks back about my sweet, old cat Curtis. At that time I knew it was a matter of time before we’d have to say goodbye, and sadly that time came last Wednesday. Any of you who’ve had a beloved pet know what an excruciatingly painful decision it is to have them put down. You vacillate between feeling that it’s too soon, and then fear that it wasn’t soon enough. They really are like furry babies, and the years of joy they bring somehow outweigh the cruelty of a loving someone with a much shorter lifespan. We know that odds are they’ll most likely pass before we do, yet we keep bringing them into our lives over and over again. I’m sad, but know he’s much better now. The last week or so the decline was difficult to watch and I’m quite certain even more difficult for him to be in his body.

He was so much more than a cat. He had a multitude of human-like qualities, and my daughter and I used to joke that he was actually the captain of some alien spaceship that came to study us. Now and then he’d look at us like we were ridiculous, and with an annoyance that he got stuck with a cat’s body. So now I’d like to think that he’s back on board his ship, telling his shipmates all about how primitive and clueless we humans really are.

Whether you’re a pet owner or not, just appreciate these little critters when they chance along your path. To me, they’re the epitome of pure love.  

Here’s to you, Curtis-the-wonder-cat.

With Love.

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From Over There:
“The soul of an animal passes much like those of humans. There is a difference in that those of animal spirit need no processing like that of the human. The soul of an animal passes into the next level of existence without the struggle that humankind sometimes endures, as they are a simpler, yet purer energy form. There is a greater acceptance of this process in the animal energy. Even when struggle comes before the death as in the fight for survival, there is an instant release and comfort immediately after death occurs. To this simpler being, there is a natural acceptance with no period of confusion, or life review.

For those domesticated animals that leave human companions behind, the animal oftentimes visits to help heal the grief in the human, as they often do while inhabiting the physical. Oftentimes these animals companions return embodied throughout a human companions lifetime. Oftentimes after the human passes, they will find animal companions waiting. It is important for the human race to understand the value in these creatures – whether embodied or in pure spirit form – as their simplistic nature creates greater light. This light helps to balance the dark and at times oppressive energy of humankind. The lighter energy of these creatures reminds humankind to do that which comes naturally, and to live in present moment.”

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