When I was a little girl, this was one of my favorite cartoon movies.
In Spirit and on Earth, animals are our spiritual companions and counterparts so it’s only natural to wonder what might happen to each of them after they leave this earth.
If you are a pet lover, like me, you might even feel like your dog, cat, parrot or hamster is your right hand man - the person you can talk out loud to, play silly games with, ask questions no one else wants to hear, the only one who has never left you and the one who understands you on a real level.
With pets, we have an unspoken language. A way to communicate that doesn’t use language or words. In psychic terms, I often call this the language of the soul. Speaking to others by connecting at the soul level. Even without seeing a pet psychic, you often know through subtle cues what your pets need from you. You know when they need love and attention (some are much more subtle than others!), you know when they want some alone time and you know when they’ve got an agenda or something they want to get done during the day.
Pets are our first and most honest companions. They won’t lie to you or make false statements, and they are, in Spirit, always who they say they are and no one else - in whole and completeness.
I’ve lived with my own dog for 10 years, her name is Arie. While many people say pets are like children, I think of Arie as my trusted friend and most loyal confident. She’s travelled across the country with me more times than I can count and can often be found on outings with me. But as she gets older and has to be carried more and more on long walks, I know that eventually, even Arie, is going to leave her body and transition into the world of Spirit.
Soon, my dog Arie will find herself in Heaven. And for my life-long pet companion, I want to talk about what that means.
Where do pets go after they die?
Well, just like the movie states, dogs do go to Heaven. But, describing the ‘where’ of where this Heavenly afterlife is located, is when things become complex.
The world of Spirit and the realm of Heaven isn’t somewhere else, high up and far away and inaccessible to humans. The Spirit realm is side by side next to the physical Human realm. The afterlife of Heaven is right along side us - different realm, higher up off the ground and in the sun of the Divine Light - but yes, right next to the physical realm.
Which, really, explains why so many people can feel, hear, sense and communicate with their loved ones, guides and Angels. If Heaven, and the world of Spirit, was so far away, light years even, in some distant cloud place - it’d be much harder for everyday people to connect. And it isn’t. Thousands of people reunite with their loved ones in Spirit - both in human and animal form - every single day.
The world of Spirit is though, different from the realm of the physical energetically - it’s less dense, more fluid and higher in frequency, what this means is - it’s not a solid state realm - where things appear solid and dense like wooden tables and chairs. It’s more like a gaseous state.
Moving from the realm of the physical (Earth) to the realm of Spirit is much more like a phase shift, a seeming disappearance when really, the energy has merely shifted form. For just a moment, let’s use water (H20) as the example. Water, in solid state appears as a firm, dense ice cube that can fill containers and reflect light so that it is visible to the human eye. However, what happens when the temperature raises and the container is lifted and pressure is released? That is, what happens when the molecules of this water can experience new environmental and closed system conditions? Well, ice can transition to liquid water and then liquid water can transition gas. Water Vapor. It’s still water, though. Molecules, still the same molecules, just now, in a different more free-state situation. In one case, when confined to certain temperature, pressure and container conditions, it’s solid state - ice. But when temperatures rise and pressures and containers shift, it can transition to gas state.
You can feel vapor and sense it like humidity in the air when it's all around you and when you're surround by it. You can sense it on your skin, in your pores and near your face, so you know it's water vapor near you, you know it's water, but as a gas, it’s hard to see, is it not? Unless of course, you have a juxtaposition of a black backdrop of a stove or asphalt pavement. Therefore, possible to sense that water is around and in the air, but more difficult to see with the naked eye then when you have an ice cube in front of your face.
Okay, enough science analogies. The point is - the realm of Spirit is alongside the physical realm - simply are loved ones in Spirit have shifted into a different form, and you can easily learn to sense and identify 'water in it's new vapor form' when around if you want - start learning how here.
Heaven is right next to us and beside us and this is great because often, when Spirit describes Heaven they usually have one answer:
My heaven is to be on Earth, still with you.
And there it is. Pets go to heaven, but often, when they come through in sessions, they say wait a minute! I still come and snuggle by your feet and sit alongside you on the couch. Often, your pet loved ones show to me in sessions that they stay with you and visit as often as possible.
How could it be any different?
If you, like me, care for your pet in the same way I do, you likely make his or her life the most ideal version of your own life. Perhaps you go to the grocery store and while you forego a treat yourself, you always get one for your other half - your pet companion.
Thus, your pets often feel and show in sessions that you are as much their version of heaven as they are yours.
Upon crossing, often, their Heaven is alongside you the physical realm, and it’s still possible to sense their presence, feel their energy and identify when they visit you.