• 7th February 2020 at 2:10 am #8648
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      Paul Perris
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      THE RAINBOW BRIDGE POEM

      “Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
      When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

      All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
      They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

      You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
      Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….”
      — Author unknown

    • 7th February 2020 at 11:32 am #8668
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      Jodie
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      This is beautiful

    • 12th February 2020 at 11:25 am #8845
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      Joe Wrae
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      Pets are gentle souls. They trust us and give us unconditional love. I am so glad there is a place in heaven for them.

    • 13th February 2020 at 1:02 am #8855
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      Paul Perris
      Keymaster

      Jo’s comment got me thinking…
      It is said that Animals have souls too. Domesticated animals can be highly evolved and very wise and are likely to have the same ability to re incarnate like we do. Just like we often have strong soul links with people in our lives our pets also may have been animal companion’s lifetime after lifetime. Your dog might have been your parrot in a previous life or your cat might have been your beloved horse. These animals are like your spiritual team and keep returning to be of service to us. It then being our own responsibility to care for them, and value them. When you see a new pet for the first time you might recognise something familiar about their personality and feel an instant bond when you look into their eyes.
      However as much as we might understand about immortality, it is still so desperately hard to accept when it is time for them to leave. Sometimes we may even try to hold on to them for too long delaying Euthanasia so long, or prolonging the life with so many pills, injections and operations that the pet becomes in distress. So if you are in that difficult position when you feel their time has now come you could let them know and speak to them directly, that you now release them from your service and they are free to go. Thank them for their love and support, and they will then most likely also understand and indicate to you that it is time and they are ready.
      Even though it can be so difficult coming back to the home the first time they are gone and that they are no longer there to greet us at the door. They do often come back to visit us too! You might think you just heard them make that sound that they used to make, or think that you just saw them out of the corner of your eye. You most probably did! You might even feel them jump on the bed where they used to lie, especially when you are going through the initial grieving period. Their desire being that they want to still comfort you. You may even have dreams of them that feel so realistic in your sleep state, while they are just trying to let you know they are ok.
      Mediums can also specialise in re uniting pets with their owners, and that in itself can be a great comfort to know that they really are now in a better place. Due to the shortness of their lives, and their closeness to us some pets might be even with us several times in the same lifetime, perhaps one time a cat, the next time a rabbit. It can often be very reassuring though that when one pet leaves us, to know that you will be together again soon at a later date, and it is then more like Bon Voyage than Goodbye forever.

    • 26th February 2020 at 10:31 am #9122
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      Peter
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      Do you think plants have any feelings?

    • 27th February 2020 at 12:25 pm #9149
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      Gordon
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      I don’t know about that but I know that in the back garden I once saw a brown rabbit but it was transparent as you could see it was there but you could see through it. I also once had something strange happen. In the night I heard a noise in the chimney. I went out the next morning and when I came in there was a crow sitting on my door.

    • 27th February 2020 at 12:26 pm #9150
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      Gordon
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      I could’t get him out and so then had to show him the fan light in the window. he hopped on my head and flew out of the small window as if he knew.

    • 27th February 2020 at 11:14 pm #9164
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      Paul Perris
      Keymaster

      Plants behave in all sorts of ways and react to many different types of stimuli. Some people believe that plants grow better when spoken to or when music is played nearby. Anyone who has touched the sensitive plant and witnessed its instantaneous wilting has surely wondered if plants really do have feelings. Plants don’t have brains or central nervous systems like humans; therefore, they can’t have emotions or reasoning capabilities . They are, however, sentient life formsand do respond to stimuli. Plants can’t vocalize or run away from danger, so they must rely on other ways to thrive and to protect themselves when threatened. They can choose which direction to grow, for example, and can defend themselves and aid pollination by moving their leaves, petals, and stamens. Plants also produce both attractive and defensive messenger chemicals called pheromones, much like humans, animals, and insects. For instance,the smell of a fresh mowed lawn is usually pleasant to us, but it signifies a wounding process to other plants through the odor-releasing chemical the grass produces. Any thoughts on this?

    • 16th March 2020 at 2:26 pm #9358
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      Peter Ives
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      Why do animals sense other presences? My dog sometimes seems restless as if there is something about that I can’t see.

    • 22nd March 2020 at 12:10 am #9447
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      Paul Perris
      Keymaster

      I think animals are very intuitive and can also be naturally psychic. Once I was feeling a bit low, and I noticed my dog was laying by the door looking more depressed than me! I think he was just picking up on my feelings. I have also seen cats looking at things when there is nothing visble in the room too. Has anyone else had similar experiences?

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