Even if you communicate with the dead, you will still have pet grief when you’re spiritual. This is true whether you’re a psychic, healer, and/or practice spirituality in whatever format. It’s painful when we lose our pets.
There are some people who may tell you, “It’s just an animal,” which is upsetting. However, I pity them for they have never experienced the bliss of being loved by a pet. Believe me, many more people will comprehend what you’re going through. Hundreds of people visit the blog post Dreaming of a Deceased Pet everyday on my website and a few leave comments.
With my cat, Merlin, I had dreams of his passing, felt his loving energy on the day he died (2-6-21) and afterwards, and he visited me in a few dreams, too. Despite all of these experiences, I still needed to mourn Merlin. And I continue to have feelings of grief about not having his ‘physical presence’ in my life. I miss: holding him, talking to him, yelling at him when he was naughty, hearing his meow, walking him on his leash/harness, feeding him, cleaning up after him… Click to read more about my baby boy, Merlin.
How to deal with Pet Grief When You’re Spiritual
These are nine actions I took recently when Merlin passed and before with my other pets that I would like to pass on to you.
- Allow the tears to flow for the loss of your family member.
- Take some time off of work if possible.
- Acknowledge the other feelings that come up.
- Write letters and/or talk out loud or silently to your departed pet.
- Realize the guilt over the ‘could haves and should haves’ might not make any differences and were lessons for both of you.
- Allow other pets and family members grieve in their own way.
- Talk to supportive people.
- Preserve your pet’s memory through pictures, paintings, t-shirt, or whatever feels right to you.
- Give yourself as much time as you need to grieve.
Some pet owners rush out and get a new pet right away. Please be careful of that because you can’t replace a beloved pet as every living being is unique. Honestly, I did that when my cat, Midnite, died in 2008 and bought my parakeet, Birdy Bird, within a couple of weeks. Part of me wanted to give Birdy Bird away when I realized he was a rebound, but I had a dream to keep him. Lesson learned!
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Originally posted April 4, 2021