Not all soulmates are human.
Soulmates comes in many different shapes and sizes. We have soulmate relationships with romantic partners, friends, family and coworkers. At times, even our enemies.
But anyone who has ever truly loved a pet will confirm these special animals are soulmates. When someone has that special connection to their pet, they believe they have touched the hand of the Divine, personally within their lives.
The one thing that can be said about these special pets is that their love is constant.
Constant: not changing or varying; continuing without pause or letup; unceasing; faithful; unswerving in love, devotion; resolute – something that does not or cannot change or vary.
There are countless stories about people who find the ultimate soul connection with the animals they love and nurture. The pets they tend and care for love them unconditionally. Our pets look at us with a complete knowing that we’re there for them. They love and trust us. Even when we fail them.
They provide so much joy, laughter and pleasure in our lives. And they do it simply because they love us. They make us happy because they love to see us happy. Pet soulmates bring joy because they want us to be joyful.
They know when we’re sad and out of tune with life. And they try to heal us and lift us up back into balance. When you suffer, they suffer with you. And they try to remove the suffering, or even illness, from your life and take it upon themselves.
Many pets get separated from their owners for one reason or another.
Or they simply get lost. There are stories of cats and dogs who find their way home, to their people. How do they do that? How can they find their way, at times, across hundreds or thousands of miles, to the place where they belong?
The soul connection between people and their pets works the same way as it does with humans. Animals find their way home through their telepathic connection to their person, who’s calling out to them. Or they feel their owner’s grief and despair at the thought of losing them.
There are some who may argue with this because they say animals don’t have souls. We disagree with that. There’s no way you can look into their eyes and not see the infinite dimension of their souls. In some ways they’re all-seeing. And in some ways they seem all-knowing.
No matter what you do, they forgive you time and time again. When you’re irritated with them, forget to feed or water them, or not have time to stroke and pet them, they still love you. Even when we let them down, they never seem to let us down when we call out to them for comfort.
Furthermore, if heaven is a place without our pets, or any type of animal, we sure as hell wouldn’t want to be there!
Losing a Pet.
When we lose a pet soulmate, it’s one most devastating experiences we have to endure. That time becomes one of the dark nights of the soul. When we love something so much, it reasons to say we’ll be devastated when they’re gone.
Sometimes we have to make tough decisions for them. It’s our duty to release them from earthbound pain, disease and suffering they experience as they get older. Perhaps even when they’re still young.
We do this for them as part of our soulmate contract. We agree we won’t allow them to hurt or suffer as long as they’re in our care. And they often communicate their gratitude through their eyes, which is the window to their souls.
Nothing can replace a lost pet soulmate. We can run out and find other animals to bring home. But the loss of a true pet soulmate is heartbreaking, even many years after they cross the rainbow bridge.
You see them out of the corner of your eye, sitting in their favorite spot, walking through the room or down the stairs. You still call out to them, expecting them to come running when they hear your voice.
Missing them, and yearning for them, becomes part of your existence. You still love them. And when it is your turn to transition from this world to the next, they’ll be there, eagerly waiting for you. As they leap into your arms you feel joy and your heart again bursts with love.
Perhaps they are not the stars,
But rather openings in heaven
Where the love of our lost ones
Pours through and shines down
Upon us to let us know
They are happy.
Inspired by an Eskimo legend
Originally posted on 2013-05-10 @ 12:56 pm