His closing words were 'Experience it all'. This was accompanied by a feeling of my peripheral vision widening out to nearly 360 degrees and a flash of knowing that he was referring to all the pain and pleasure of living. Feel the doubt of not knowing what to do next, the sadness of saying goodbye, the joy of happy memories, the trust from your intuition to guiding you, the bond between the family to share the life and passing of Boomer, the tenderness in comforting each other and the vulnerability of allowing your heart to love deeply... Experience it all
I've never spoken to an animal that is complaining, critical or self-conscious. Horses don't wish to be another colour, dogs aren't jealous of each others tails and cats aren't embarrassed if they can't jump as high as they used to.
We are all incredible beings that flourish with acceptance, love and connection. Just ask Boomer. He's facing the end of his time in his gorgeous Jack Russell body, complete with luxurious eye brows, with acceptance. He's not lamenting that an inoperable growth in his pelvis is causing him great pain.
Angela contacted me with questions that people who invite animals into their hearts often have to ask. Are you ready to pass? When you do pass, what would you like to have happen with your body? Boomer came into the communication calm and earnest which Angela confirmed is how he is with his family. He shared in the form of mind movies (short snippets of video beamed into my minds eye) and body sensation to communicate emotions.
His love for his family was palpable - I could feel a warmth and expansiveness in my heart. It's hard to wrap words around what love and belonging feel like but his message was clear. He shared a few words including 'I never wanted to make you sad'. His consideration for his family was further expressed by him sharing how each would cope with his passing. He paid particular attention to Angela's teenage son. Boomer wanted her to know that he wouldn't know how to make sense of the grief and intense feelings.
He also had some last requests. Their human and dog family had spent many hours at the beach together and he wanted to smell it one more time. He showed himself with his nose tilted up reading the life carried to him in sea air. It was one of his favourite places because 'everyone is happy here'. His other favourite place is on the front seat of the 4 wheel drive - this meant family adventures to him. He was so grateful to have experienced such deep family love.
When I asked if he was ready to pass, he shared he wasn't afraid to go into the void - showing himself serenely floating in an expansive, dark sparkly space. He wanted Angela to hold him, stroke his face and tell him what a good boy he was when the vet came and he gave a location for his body and the flowers he wished to have planted on his spot - not a surprise they were Angela's favourite colour of flower.