Messages From Life’s Other Side by John Cali and Spirit

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


Have you had communication from loved ones who’ve passed on, human or animal? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.


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10 Responses

  1. Jeannie

    Animals sense things far better than we humans. I know Melony is still with me as I catch the feeling of her near by. I believe Ruby does too and because of that I think Ruby is settling down wonderfully. The first few days any cat that would come around and sit on the patio or cross the driveway she would scream at them. For those first couple of weeks she was uncertain if she would stay, if we would keep her. Now the cats come to call and she just watches them for she knows she is loved and we will never let anyone take her away. I think the presence of Melony has calmed her.
    Yesterday she was stalking something I could not see. It was odd for she was putting her paw out as if to touch something. So I went over to where she was concerned and put my hand where she saw whatever she saw and she sat back then decided all was ok, running out to the porch to take a gander outside.

    All the previous pets I have had over the years all gazed at things that I could not see as if someone or something was passing through. Goes to show you that other dimensions exist right now. All vibrating at different rates and if we change our vibration it will amaze us at what we can comprehend.

    We can learn so much from our pets! Cassie is a very beautiful cat!

    love and hugs

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Jeannie, for sharing your experiences with your beloved cats.

      I completely agree — we can learn so much from our animals!

      Love, John

  2. Pat

    Enjoyed this, John. Over the years, I’ve read many books on animals and animal spirits. It’s fascinating. They have such a presence and energy they share if we’re open to see it and receive it. Thank you — I loved the piece on black leopard named Spirit.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Pat. I agree — animals have a powerful presence and energy. It’s unfortunate so many people don’t see that. Spirit is quite a remarkable and beautiful being.

      • Pat

        You’re welcome, John. I can see it in Spirit just in how he carries himself and when he looks at you. His energy comes through strong even in the video.

  3. Sarah D

    Hi John,
    I have had quite a few interesting experiences over the last few years. In fact 2 weeks ago, Milo’s friend lent him a toy cowboy doll which was broken and used to talk but hadn’t spoken for a long time. One morning at about 10am we heard a male voice say hello. We couldn’t understand where it came from until we realised that the doll had spoken. A little while later I had a phone call to say that Milo’s uncle, who he’d never met, had passed into spirit at about 10am. The doll has not spoken since. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I’m sure it was Milo’s uncle popping in to say hello!
    The most comforting experience was a short whole after my husband died. I was in hospital with severe depression and one night was really struggling. I woke up in the early hours and my husband was in bed beside me. He turned his head to look at me and then disappeared. It really helped me get through a really rough time.
    Blessings to you, John

    • John Cali

      Hi Sarah,

      What a couple fascinating stories! I agree with you — there are no coincidences.

      Thanks so much for sharing, Sarah.

      Blessings to you also,

  4. Damian Purdy

    There are two encounters that stand out for me. The first was my beloved April, border collie. Three days after she passed, I was sitting in my usual spot thinking of her and feeling very lonely, I reached down to pet her, only to realize a few seconds later that she was gone, physically. That made me smile and I felt comforted. The second was a cousin who lived a very painful life. When I was informed of his passing, I just knew that he was not in pain anymore and was feeling very good. I stepped outside thinking of him. I looked up into the sky and saw a cloud that looked very much like him, his scruffy beard, twinkling eyes, and a smile that said it all. I know I don’t pay attention as much as I could, but there are times when I feel them, my loved ones who have crossed over. I miss them very much and I do feel comforted by them. Thank you for your post. I will do my best to be in the now, be aware.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Damian, for sharing your touching experiences. As my spirit guides often say, “You never lose those you love.”

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