Healing from Loss—A Special Dream
By Cathy, California
My beloved Golden Retriever Kirby had cancer and pancreatitis. I did not do very well at all spiritually during the months before his translation. The thought of being separated from him in the physical was not only sad, but filled me with fear. He and his sister had been such bright lights during some of my darkest hours, and I could not imagine being without this bit of heaven here on earth.
After he translated I was very sad for months, and the sleep that I lacked during the months of nursing him day and night had really thrown me out of balance. After six months I had the following dream. I was riding a bicycle and both he and his sister were running alongside me. I knew that my destination was too far for them to continue and I wondered what to do.
I saw an office building nearby and decided to put them in the restroom there until I could get back. I was a little apprehensive about leaving them, but I saw no other option. I explained to them my intent, told them I would be back soon and to wait for me. They were very obedient dogs and understood such things, even on the outer.
When I returned a short while later, I ran down the hallway of the building to the bathroom and opened the door. There waiting for me was only the female dog. I immediately was upset, what happened to the male? I turned and looked beside me in the hallway and there he was, sitting and looking at me all happy and expectant. I was so relieved to see him there and I awoke.
In thinking about the dream I understood that he was not in the bathroom because he was in his spirit body and things like walls could not contain him the way that they could his sister who was still in the physical. But he was just as real as she was. In the dream there was no difference. Although I thought I understood this concept, emotionally I could not really accept it until I actually experienced it in the dream. Then I could begin to heal from the loss.
I am so grateful to the ECK and the Mahanta and Prajapati* for all the help and guidance I received in caring for all my animals.
* Prajapati is an ECK Master known for working with animals.