When our pets pass away, they often know exactly what it is we need to hear to reach a sense of peace and comfort about their passing.
Rebecca contacted me to help with the passing of her good friend, Brutus. Brutie was a 15 year-old yorkie who was blind and nearly deaf.
Rebecca didn’t want him to suffer anymore, but it was hard to come to terms that it was time for him to go.
When I tuned into Brutus, I found a warm, gentle spirit. When he showed me himself I saw him lit up with a gold light behind him. I was struck by his warmth and wisdom, his kindness.
We talked about his current health. He was sore. It was frustrating to be old.
I asked, “Are you ready to go?”
He said, “What makes you think that I haven’t gone already?”
He showed me himself hovering above his sleeping body.
“I come into my body when I’m held by Rebecca, and I like being in it for eating. The only reason why I haven’t left yet is that I’m not sure if Rebecca will still feel connected to me. ”
Brutus went on, talking directly to Rebecca through me.
“I love what we’ve shared together. I love being close to you and loving you. I don’t feel like our connection will end when my body ends. I feel like I will always be connected to you.”
I confirmed this, asking, “You feel like you will always be connected to Rebecca?”
He said, “Always. Always. ”
Rebecca had mentioned to me that Brutus was the first person close to her to pass away. She wasn’t sure how to handle it.
I told Brutus this, and he said, “I know her heart is breaking, but she needs to understand that it’s not that big a deal. This is just a physical space. It’s not the end of anything. She puts too much stock in her senses. We’re okay.”
I said, “You want her to know that she’s going to get through this, that she’s going to be okay?”
“No, sweetheart, I want her to know that she’s already okay. This body is just my shell. There’s other ways to experience me.”
We had both been crying while we talked. Rebecca said, “He knew exactly what I needed to hear.”
Brutus passed away peacefully the following day, surrounded by his loved ones. He was buried in the yard. Rebecca and her husband, Ron found a heart-shaped rock to mark his place.
A few days later, I received an email from Rebecca. Part of it read:
“I want you to know that the words you shared with me from my Brutie with his reminder to reach beyond the physical has been a call for me to resume my spiritual practice in a larger way. It is the wake-up call I needed. And was a beautiful gift from him.”