After our Death and Euthanasia post a few weeks ago, several of our readers asked us to talk about euthanasia as related to animals.
One of our readers commented, “Please talk about euthanizing pets. Most of us can’t tell what the animal would want.”
Another added “Please do address thJ8Fcx4Mfd32ssnev@x9G7ske topic when pets/animals go through physical suffering and how we can be of better assistance to them. Thanks again for doing such a great service for all of us!”
Those are good points. So we’d like to briefly discuss animals’ views of life and death.
Humans sometimes project upon animals traits that are exclusively human.
For example, animals have no concept of past or future. They live strictly in the present moment, the eternal now. That is all they know, all they care about.
When humans suffer, it is often because they are living in the past or the future. If they are physically ill, images of past and future only worsen their physical challenges.
According to A Course in Miracles, neither of what you call “past” or “future” exist. They’re illusions. All you have is now.
If you have a beloved pet who is suffering from an illness or other painful physical condition, the best thing you can do for them is to communicate with them telepathically. Animals are experts at telepathic communication. Humans are not always.
But if you simply talk with them mentally, in your mind, they will understand. They will reply to you. This communication will be crystal-clear, if you trust the process.
In this way, if you have an animal who is suffering in any way, you will know if they are ready to leave their physical body or not. Simply ask them, and trust their reply.
We talked, several weeks ago, about euthanasia for humans. The same principles and guidelines apply to euthanasia for animals.
If you trust your communication with animals as much as you do your communication with your human loved ones, then you will always know what to do. You will always know whether or not it is time for euthanasia.
Copyright © 2020 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray
Spirit has said many times over the years, “You never lose those you love.” Of course, that applies to all you love, human or animal. This is a short, beautiful tribute to the animals many of us have loved.
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
I pet sit for family and friends and about a year ago I was with one of my beautiful Golden Retriever boys who I knew was getting close to the end. He communicated so clearly to me that he was ready and I spent the time I had with him assuring him that I would let his owner know, as well as making our time together special. When his owner came home I told her what he had let me know and that night he was able to let her know it was time as well. She was able to have the vet come to her home and they released him with love. When we listen with an open heart and love they always let us know.
What a beautiful story, Carol Ann! Thank you for sharing it with us.
I can really appreciate your experience, having had similar experiences over many years. It’s not always easy, but we—and the dogs—always know when it’s time.
Yes, dear John, beautiful. Love, George
Thank you very much, George!
Thank you Spirit, and thank you John for this blessing. Our precious furry loved ones never leave our hearts in spite of the fact that we can’t see them. It is so good to know that one day we will be together again. This was beautiful!
You’re most welcome, Carol.
We sometimes call our furry loved ones “dumb animals.” Yet they are, in many ways, far wiser than we are. They never betray us or fail to love us unconditionally.
And, as Spirit says, we never lose those we love. The bond is eternal.