By Harold Klemp
A woman had a female cat for a pet. They had lived together for eleven years, and there was a very strong bond of love between them. Eventually the cat died, and the woman missed her very much.
About a year after her cat had died, the woman had a series of very clear dreams. In one dream, someone told her, “Your cat is going to reincarnate on Monday, July 31.”
When the woman woke up, she said to herself, That dream was very nice. But I live in an apartment in a big city now. I don’t know how my cat is going to find me.
Then she had a second dream. In this dream someone handed her two tiny kittens.
Both kittens were striped; one was lighter, the other darker. The Inner Master told her, “The darker of the striped kittens is yours.”
That week one of her friends called. “Two of my cats had litters at the same time,” she said. “Would you like a kitten?”
When the woman went to look at one of the litters, she immediately saw the striped kittens from her dream. “This is my cat,” said the woman, picking up the darker of the striped kittens.
“It’s a male,” said her friend.
The woman paused. “A male?” she said. “My cat was a very feminine female. I can’t imagine her coming back as a male cat.” Suddenly she was unsure of her dream.
Her friend said, “If you want a female, there’s a lovely gray-and-white kitten in the other litter. This kitten loves everybody.” But the kitten didn’t love this woman.
“All right,” sighed the woman, putting down the clawing animal. “I think I’d better stick with the first striped kitten.”
On her way out she asked her friend, “By the way, what was the mother cat’s name?” “Z,” said the cat owner. Z is another name for the Inner Master, Wah Z.
As she drove home, the woman said inwardly, “Maybe this really is my cat, even though it’s a male.”
Later, before her daily contemplation, she picked up The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, the Eckankar bible. She opened the book at random and read, “Soul will alternate between male and female bodies, each time learning some lessons while gathering karma and working off karma.”
The woman had the answer she needed.
Animals are often examples to people of how the spiritual laws work.
Excerpted from Animals Are Soul Too!