I am a member of a website that honors peoples’ pets who have passed. Today, a fellow member posted about their pet that recently passed and had been buried in their back yard. This presents a dilemma, as they are going to be leaving their current residence. They feel incredibly worried that they will be leaving the spirit of their beloved animal behind once they move.
While I had Sebastian cremated, I understood this completely. Putting aside all beliefs e.g. Catholic, Christian, Jewish, etc. AND being respectful of those beliefs, I experienced those same feelings. I own the house I currently live in, which was also Sebastian’s home and community for almost seventeen years. However, eight years ago we separated from my ex-fiancée and I ended up renting a house close by for five months. I knew in my heart that Sebastian was going to be affected by this, but not to the extent that he was. During the first couple of weeks, he stared out the window all. night. long. Emotion overwhelms me as I write this, because I remember the distress I felt at that time and the surprise that he would feel that way. I had to go to work Monday thru Friday, so naturally I wondered how was he going to cope when I left him for almost nine hours. (Gratefully, he had a grandma that really loved him.)
Currently, my 5-year plan includes moving out-of-province. While I am spiritual, I am also cognizant of the fact that we truly do not know what we will encounter once we pass. Do we really become ghosts; do we transition to heaven? My cynical British father believes that we get buried in the ground, get eaten by worms and become dirt. (I still love him despite his beliefs!) With that said, what happens then? Will Sebastian follow me or will he be lost to wander in our old home?
I DO feel this – we are energy and we are all connected. So, while I do wonder about my little Saby I also have faith that no matter where I am, somehow our energy is connected and it doesn’t matter if I move to another side of the world – we will remain together. Love is all there is.
Please don’t hesitate to comment and add your thoughts – there is no judgement here.