The Far Side of The Rainbow Bridge by John Cali & Barbara Clark

We recently wrote an article, Farewell to Rosie, about the death of Barbara Clark’s dog, Rosie on May 2. After she died Barbara and I were talking on the phone that same day. Rosie suddenly appeared to me.

She gave me a short, clear message she wanted me to convey to Barbara. She said “I love you, Mom. Thank you for everything.”

For about a week after she died Rosie continued giving me short messages for Barbara, usually when Barbara and I were talking on the phone. She was also communicating with Barbara during this time.

Barbara describes her experiences with Rosie during that week:

“What a difference a week makes!

“It’s been a week of deep personal and spiritual growth, an immense sense of peace, happiness and deep, deep love.

“As John said, Rosie started communicating with us the evening of the day she ‘died’ and hasn’t stopped since. She beams enormous amounts of pure, unconditional love to us both and has given me so much reassurance, both verbally and visually.

“Something I am sure many of us struggle with is whether we made the right decision to have our pets put to sleep. Rosie has reassured me that it was absolutely the right decision and the timing was perfect. She gave me a vision of how her body would have looked if I’d put the decision off for just one more day; it wasn’t pretty.

“I was sitting outside enjoying the sun the day after she passed and thought I heard her footsteps on the concrete. I told myself I was imagining it. Then she told me, ‘You can’t hear me as well as you could before because I am so light now.’

“She was ready to leave that old, ‘heavy’ body behind and is ecstatic about being so light now.

“She is absolutely radiant and joyful, and repeatedly reassures me that she will always be right by my side.”

As Spirit has said many times, we never lose those we love, human or animal. And they can communicate with us from the far side of The Rainbow Bridge.


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4 Responses

  1. Marilyn

    John, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful experience with us all. It is certainly in keeping with my experiences as an animal communicator and therapist. Our animal friends, especially (but not exclusively) dogs, cats and horses, are all so clear on their place in the universe, and they see the transition from one realm to another as something like “changing their clothes.” They live by love and have no fear of progress. And in their love they help us to deal with our emotional ups and downs. It is a true blessing that Rosie’s messages have been so clear for you and Barbara. Her love for you both is so pure and unfettered. Blessings to you all!

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Marilyn! As you said, the animals are great teachers and role models for us. My wish is that more and more people see this as clearly as we do.


  2. Becky Coley

    I have lost many dogs and cats over the years but several years ago a cat I was particularly close to really succeeded in contacting me many times. I guess she really went “the extra mile” because I felt rubs against my legs and heard her voice a number of times – and it was her voice, no doubt about it. Eventually, these contacts subsided but they were absolutely real. Not every one of my pets has done this, however.

    • John Cali

      Thank you, Becky, for sharing your experiences. As you said, these communications are definitely real.

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