Companion animals are living longer than ever before thanks to advances in diet, health, and medical care. With advanced age comes discomfort and changes in vision, but the lives of our loved ones are still finite. There will be a day when it's time to say goodbye.
How do you know when? When it's time? What if you make the wrong decision? Wait too long? Or don't wait long enough? Great questions, and they are the same ones that all of us who love our pets ask.
Most veterinarians will tell you that as an owner, you'll know when it's time. There is a change in the look in the eye, or your pet stops eating. Those are both true statements, but there are still more tools that we can rely on to make this huge decision. And a huge decision it is, as it is becoming more uncommon for pets to pass on their own.
As an animal prepares to transition, it's biofield (auric field) thins. This is an energetic process of lightening, where the physical body prepares to separate from the energetic body. Most energy workers, especially those who are attuned for Reiki, can feel this energetic shift.
Animal communicators also connect with your pet, and can (or should) be able to identify this shift. If you've identified that it's time to let go, the biggest act of love that you can give your pet is to let them go. Tell them that it's okay to continue on their journey, and be there to support them on their way. Tell them you love them and hold them tight as the veterinarian helps you to say goodbye.
You are never alone in this journey. Call on a professional animal communicator to help you with this life changing decision, your veterinarian, and or an energy worker. And most importantly, know that although the physical body is no longer viable, you animal still lives on They remain connected with you, can hear your thoughts, and can feel your love for them.
Have you had to say goodbye? Can you provide any further advice to someone who might be faced with this decision?
Jen Ortman, owner of Holistipet (LLC) is a Professional Animal Communicator, Animal Reiki Master Teacher, author, and speaker.