It feels that way for a reason. When you lose your beloved companion a piece of your heart goes with them. It will never return. It isn’t meant to. It is supposed to open a new space in the core of your soul that encourages you to search for new answers and find your new ‘normal’ way of life without them.
Like flowing lava, the true meaning or purpose of being with your pet will enter your heart. It will flow in and slowly begin to fill the broken pieces of your heart.
You cannot and will not ever get over your loss.
You will get through it.
Minute by minute.
Hour by hour.
Day by day.
From the most obvious to the most subtle, there is a reason you are experiencing this life and this loss with your pet. While it may not be clear at first, in time you may sense that even in the most traumatic losses there is a new you emerging.
You will never be the same again. But why would you want to?
Your pet’s love and loss have changed you forever.
This fine line between despair and hope is what moves you forward into healing. Your loss is devastating and measurable only by the ache in your heart and the tears that have fallen.
Your hope is merely a blip on the radar as you stumble through the fog of grief. But it is there. Patiently waiting for you to emerge.
“Grief is not meant to be your soul’s final destination;
rather a resting place for the heart as you emerge onto the path of healing.”
I received that divine message during a particularly devastating time in my life. I wasn’t ready to hear those words. I just wanted to be miserable in the depths of my pain.
As I read that statement now, I cannot feel the intensity of the pain anymore. It has subsided.
So what has changed?
I still grieve the loved one I lost. The grief just isn’t as heavy.
Do I know the meaning of the loss I endured? I do.
But it took a while for me to get there. And you will too. You will get there.
Hold on to the hope that everything is happening for purpose and meaning. You are here as a spiritual being having a physical experience on Earth.
Everything you are experiencing is part of your journey.
Remember, you energetically signed up for this journey when you accepted your pet into your heart. I’m sure you would choose to do it all over again if given that choice.
One minute at a time.
It will happen.
I encourage you to share your experience in the comments below. I read and respond to each message.
Karen Anderson is a Chief Stall Mucker, nature-lover, French Roast coffee drinker, and is affectionately known as the ‘Treat-mom’ to over two dozen very spoiled animals. During the week she fancies herself as the CEO and founder of Animal Communication Planet, an intuitive and spiritual growth center, and Boom! Business is Booming, a personal development center for super motivated entrepreneurs, like herself, who want to launch their dream business. After 23 years of translating messages from departed animals and most people thinking she was crazy, she was dubbed with another eyebrow-raising title of award-winning Afterlife Expert. Karen’s two books have earned her yet another title of award-winning and #1 international and national bestselling author of ‘The Amazing Afterlife of Animals’ and ‘Hear All Creatures’. During daylight hours, Karen offers signature coaching programs and hosts several Facebook groups for those who find her strange gifts as fascinating as she does. On weekends, Karen and her husband work tirelessly on their 30-acre farm in the Inland Pacific Northwest tending fields, fixing fences, and relaxing on the deck. Her interests include sharks, ancient Egypt, paranormal investigations, and playing the ukelele. Karen holds multiple degrees in herding cats, chickens, gardening, and roasting marshmallows.
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