Those on the other side want to talk to you as much as you want to talk to them. ~ John Holland, psychic medium

© 2014 by John Cali

I had an unusual experience a few days ago with Cassie, my brother’s and sister-in-law’s cat.

I was house-sitting for them while they were out of town. Cassie is quite a character, and amazingly intelligent. I often talk to her in ordinary English (and telepathically too). She always understands. She and I have a great relationship.

I was getting ready for bed one night. Cassie was sitting on the bedroom floor, intently staring at the ceiling and swinging her head back and forth, back and forth. She was obviously seeing something I could not.

So I asked her what she was seeing. She said it was Caesar and Henry. They were her two much-loved feline predecessors, both gone back to spirit now.

She had a message from them for me to give my brother and sister-in-law. The message was “We are still here, and always available to you.”

Here’s spirit.


You can talk to the animals around you, as John did with Cassie. You can also talk to animals and humans in spirit, and to any other spirits.

You don’t have to contact those in spirit, whether they were human or animal in their physical lifetimes—or even if they were never physical. They will contact you if they have a message for you.

That sounds like a contradiction since so many humans want to contact the spirits, but are not succeeding. The reason they are not succeeding is they are not paying attention when the spirits actually do contact them—and so they miss an opportunity to connect.

When people (or pets) die physically, they often return to their loved ones immediately—especially if the loved ones are grieving deeply. They return to reassure their loved ones they have not gone anywhere, and are still right there.

It will help you if you remember these 4 simple truths:

  • You are never alone.
  • You are never unloved.
  • Your loved ones in spirit, human or animal, are always with you.
  • The veil between “life” and “death” is an illusion. There is no separation.

Pay attention to the signs that your loved ones in spirit are right there with you. They want to talk to you, and give you many signs.

For example, they may appear to you in your dreams. You may have a waking vision of them. You may hear them, through your physical ears or your mind.

They may talk to you through other people—loved ones, casual acquaintances, or even strangers. Or through animals, as with John and Cassie.

All those in spirit who love you—family, friends, pets, spirit guides—always want to talk with you. They always carry messages for you.


Adapted from Spirit Oracle Cards by John Cali, Frederic Calendini, and Stephanie Quesada (Great Western Publishing, 2014)


This video is the fascinating story of a unique black leopard named Spirit, as told by renowned animal communicator Anna Beytenbach.

Related links:
Farewell To Caesar
Far Side of the Rainbow Bridge
Life’s Other Side
Beyond the Veil: Life’s Other Side
Farewell To Rosie


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John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Conversations With Spirit: Real Answers to Life’s Pesky Questions, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming.Sign up for his newsletter here.

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