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Interviews: Interviewing the world’s best lightworkers, psychics and mediums.
Left: The great Patti Negri, elected best medium/psychic in the world, 2014-2015, on the cover of a new book by Maximillien de Lafayette.
The “World of Spirit” and the Afterlife of our dead pets according to lightworkers, psychics, mediums and channelers. Herewith are some of the world’s best and most trusted lightworkers, spiritualists, psychics and mediums opinions about the afterlife of our dead pets, explanations of life after death, and their understanding of the world beyond. And here are their answers as received, word-for-word and unedited. Question: Is there a life after death for our pets? How would you describe pets’ afterlife?
Françoise Desbouches, Elue 2ème meilleure voyante en France et 4ème meilleure voyante mondiale à New York - Janvier 2015 (Voted 4th Best Psychic in the world, and 2nd Best Psychic in France and Europe at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York), said, "Il me semble qu’en répondant à la question suivante, j’aurai partiellement illustré cette question. J’ajouterai simplement que la grande Ame animale (l’harmonie de toutes les âmes animales) vit au sein même de la grande Ame humaine (l’harmonie de toutes les âmes humaines appelée la « Grand’Ame-Son » dans certaines sphères célestes). On pourrait dessiner un grand œuf qui en contiendrait un plus petit. Etrangement, les animaux sont à la fois nos enfants, nos frères et nos ancêtres. A ce titre, ils survivent à la mort et transmigrent tout comme nous. Eux aussi, peuvent évoluer dans des décors de « grandes prairies verdoyantes et ondulantes » qui se prolongent à l’infini mais je n’en sais pas plus sur ce sujet. Question : Avez-vous par hasard contacté un animal mort? Françoise : Mieux que cela. L’anecdote remonte au mois de novembre 2010. Mon amie Nathalie m’apprend la mort de sa chienne Berger picard, baptisée Niza. Au cours de la nuit suivante, en décorporation, je vais vivre une expérience inouïe dont je vais envoyer le récit, par mail, à cette amie le lendemain matin. Voici, mot pour mot, le contenu de ce courriel : Un conte pour mieux rêver, un conte pour rester des "éveillés", un conte "réalité" : Silence ! On tourne....Cette nuit, nous étions si nombreux, venant de tant de chemins pour nous rendre à la fête. Quelle fête ? Je l'ignore. Chevaux et chiens arrivent pêle-mêle, il n’y a pas de bipèdes,...hormis quelques cavaliers mais aucun homme à pied. Le chemin, clair, vert et large au départ, se fait labyrinthe étroit, entre jour et nuit, perd ses couleurs. Des chevaux, de toutes tailles, de toutes races, en jaillissent de toute part et me frôlent au galop de bien trop près à mon goût mais sans jamais me toucher, des chiens courent aussi dans ce couloir gris et rocheux recélant des excavations dont j'ignore où elles mènent. À ma stupéfaction, vient câliner un moment sous mon bras droit un minuscule et attendrissant éléphanteau, juste au point de naître. Nul son, nul bruit, tout est silence. Soudain, en plein visage, je reçois, se présentant face à moi, la fantastique femme centaure. La tête du cheval et le visage de la femme ne font qu’un dans une superposition que seul un peintre de génie pourrait reproduire. Qui et où est la femme, qui et où est le cheval dans cette contemplation de la face chanfrein d'une finesse extrême, ornée d'une "crinière cheveux" telle une coiffe finement tressée sur ton blanc et nuances de gris parfaitement déclinées :vivante gravure, beauté saisissante, éblouissante. Je m’entends prononcer à haute voix : "voici la beauté sans nom d'où surgit la lumière »… C'est là, s'il me souvient, que, jaillissant du tunnel arrive une boule de poils noirs et frisés, sautillante, joyeuse, en pleine vigueur et jeunesse, qui atterrit d'un bond direct dans mes bras. Je dépose alors la boule de poils au creux de ceux de sa maîtresse et sors du labyrinthe. Aperçu un bref instant de l'extérieur, l'édifice d’où je sors, recélant ce terrible, mystérieux et fantastique dédale, ressemble à un immense Hôtel à la façade « majuscule », majestueuse et d'une blancheur remarquable, un Elysée, me dis-je alors. Je reviens sur terre et sais illico: Niza, la chienne Berger picard, est arrivée ! Françoise, 29 novembre 2010 matin. Les médiums sont parfois aussi ce que l’on appelle des « passeurs » ou encore, pour bien dire, les sages-femmes du monde spirituel. A ce titre, me suis-je rendue au lieu de passage des âmes du règne animal (en l’occurrence, celui des chiens et des chevaux). La femme centaure, vous le comprendrez, informe de notre double nature, animale et humaine.
Danielle Nijhuis, Voted Best TV Psychics Show Presenter in the world, and 3rd Best Medium in Holland at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said, "Yes there is an afterlife for pets, most of the times our pets would join a family’s member of the owner who is already in the spirit world, because people and pets go to the same place after death. In my practice as a medium I have proved that life as a soul continues in the afterlife. Humans’ souls and animals’ souls are alike when it comes to continuity. Sometimes while doing psychic and mediumistic readings, animals show up in the company of a loved one. There is an etheric-astral communication between people and pets, however there is one variation worth mentioning here. Human souls communicate through a medium, while pets communicate only via the help of a loved one who is in the spirit’s world.
John Cappello, Voted 11th Best Medium in the world at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said "Yes, there is an afterlife for pets. They communicate with us by letting us know they are thriving in the spirit world. Pets resonate animal energy which is different from human energy in spirit. A medium knows the difference between these types of energy. Animals give us validation by demonstrating the traits they were known to do while they were in physical form. Pets often let us know they are around us by allowing us to sense their presence through odors or even sounds we knew they made. Mediums can see or sense pets playing with toys, resting in their favorite places or by being with a relative we know to be in spirit. Sometimes pets can be confused with children because they exhibit enthusiasm and joy. Jan Drake, said, "I have seen the past over animals from the psychic readings I have done for others. They seem to be just fine when I have seen them. That is all the information I have for this at this time." Richard Grimbergen said, "Well in my opinion pets will be guided into the next level by guides or people who have passed away; they will reach the afterlife as people do."
Suzanne Grace, Voted Best Life Coach-Psychic in the world at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said " Yes, there is an afterlife for our pets. It is similar to that of human souls. Like us, animals have souls and like us, they may also have karmic contracts and spiritual obligations. A pets' afterlife is similar to that as a humans' afterlife. Our pets love to come back and visit and play; they will even meet and communicate with our new pets as well. If your pet was protective, he/she will often come back in order to ensure you are still safe. They will sleep in the chair they did while living and will jump on the bed in much the same way. Some have even noted a small indentation in the bed their pet slept on, long after their passing - an indentation that isn't always visible! So, if you smell, sense or feel your pet, please know that this is indicative of their presence.
Jennifer Wallens, the official World Best Animal Communicator and Pet Psychic; Voted #1 at the 4th National and International Vote/Election of the United States and World’s Best Light-workers 2014-2015, New York, said, " I do believe yes, there is life after death for our pets, just like for us. They come through in readings all the time, and I love that! Those are some of my favorite readings I have been shown that they are almost always with other human loved ones on the other side, or at least they come thru to me with someone. Usually, several animals show up, even those a client had as a child, or those specific to a loved grandparent. I see that their life there is much like here and they are loyal to families. They always appear happy and peaceful and excited to be recognized. I have dogs I once had in my family, come back in spirit form and physically snuggle in bed with me, in the exact spots they used to lay. At first that can be a little unnerving, the blankets move and you can actually feel that! I sometimes even hear them, but as soon as I realize it's one of my own dogs, I greet them and say I love them and how grateful I am, that they came to visit.
My own dogs, Tinkerbell and Sophia, who are little toy poodles, also let me know if they sense another Spirit dog in the room, but they recognize them as part of our bigger family and don't seem upset about it and just accept we have a friendly visitor. I have also heard of hundreds of incidents from my clients having spirit visitations from their furry family members. They love to visit us and I do believe they can visit in their energy form at any time, there is no time period or limit to when they can appear in some form or communicate. Perhaps, they are able to more easily appear in a more solid form soon after their deaths here, and they stay close then for a period of time until their spirit can move on to an afterlife. However I do believe they can always connect with us, directly and not only through a Medium. I'm quite sure there is an afterlife in just a different dimension then what we are able to see here, and humans and animals are both existing together in a somewhat different energetic state but aware and conscious and loving each other and us!
Vickie Gay, Voted 3rd Best Medium in the world at the 4th National and International Vote/Election of the United States and World’s Best Lightworkers 2014-2015, New York, said, "Our pets have a life after death. In readings I have seen pets with people passed over into the spirit world. Dogs and cats show themselves to me in visions as they were when living on earth. Although our pets have not met our families in the spirit world they find their way to them. Many times over during spirit communications I have been told our loved ones are taking care of our pets until our time to cross over, then we are greeted by not only our beloved families but also by our pets.
Reverend Deborah Bishop said, "There is an afterlife for our pets as they are part of an amazing collective consciousness and when they pass-over they return to that collective. I have always taken comfort in the knowing that when I love a cat, or a dog, or...that I'm touching the consciousness off all cats and all dogs, those with us and those who have transformed. It is a beautiful and comforting thing. Also, pets have spirits and those spirits evolve as ours do. They can embody again and/or they can play important roles as well in our own passage as our spirit-guides and as our teachers. Often pets can feel like guardians or angels and that is exactly what they can become, if they choose, and they will remain around us energetically to provide comfort, guidance, protection and strength. Unlike humans, pets or animals aren't apt to get stuck in the astral realms, thus the traditional idea of "ghosts" who are haunting a person or a place are extremely rare and typically only exist if their guardians are also lost or stuck. If a pet chooses to remain it is not to haunt, it is to be a guide, or a guardian.
Terri Tilton said, "Yes there is life after death for our pets. A pet’s afterlife is much the same as that of humans when they go to the other side. Often times if the pet’s owner is also departed they will be re-united. Again, like humans they are as perky as they were in there younger years and have no illness or physical issues. Often times they will return to their owners that they had in the physical through another pet. This has been evidenced when someone has lost a pet and then brought a new pet to the home. The new pet will display attributes that were totally unique to the departed pet and at times you will feel that the pet is actually there. They can even have traits and behaviors that are identical that the previous pet. They will sometimes come to us in our dreams as well as watch over us or comfort us.
Melissa Stamps, Voted 4th Best Life Coach-Psychic in the world at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said, "Animals are sensitive, amazing sentient beings who experience many feelings that we do. Have you ever seen a dog, cat or other animal smile or cry? In some ways, animals are more advanced than man because they are more aligned with instinct and nature. Their instincts are deep and intense, and they are natural healers. I feel that animals have an after life and may experience reincarnation as well. Very often if there is a deep bond with a human, an animal will come back and take a physical body soon after they die. My Dad’s dog, Stymie came to me in a dream after he died. He was in a beautiful green field with a river to the left and he was running and playing with something that looked like a kite, he looked really happy and free. I believe like people who die, animals/pets create the perfect spirit existence that can change as their spirits expand and evolve.
Chinhee Park, Voted 4th Best Psychic in the world at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said, "I do feel there is life after death for our pets. Just like humans, as I feel pets have souls too. Their souls definitely evolve and move on to other dimensions. I would describe their afterlife as being very similar to ours. They come back and are put in peoples' lives to help heal them or just give them unconditional love. I also believe that a lot of pets who pass, their spirits can go into the body of another pet to live out their life through another pet. I have felt the soul of my mother through my pet for several years. I don't know how they do it exactly, but it's all quite amazing to me!
Reverend Kimberly Ward, Voted as one of the 10 Best Psychics in the world at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said, "Pets are no different than humans or any other life form for that matter. I believe that everything is energy including the soul. The soul representing what is referred to in the Bible as 'God created man in his own image'. An energetic manifestation of energy. The soul is genderless and has no body. As humans we have a fixation on form and material, things we can see. Thus, as a medium communication with the afterlife brings forth the image of the energy as it was manifested when on earth. A pet’s afterlife is the same as a humans’ afterlife. In the spirit realm, as energy, there is the same cause and effect of learning and evolving for the pet(s) as there are for human(s). Although they may return in pet form again they are doing so to assist other energetic souls with their life plan and purpose.
Dena Flanagan said, "Yes, I do believe there is life after death for our pets. Once our pets cross over, it is just like a human crossing over to the other side or to heaven, they go to a much better place with no pain or suffering. There is much joy and peace once you get to the other side. I have been communicating with pets who have passed on for over 28 years, and I have seen numerous different scenarios. I have seen them reunite with loved ones, I have seen them go to a place where they are with many other animals and I have known them to reincarnate back to earth in a short period after passing.
The interesting thing is we can decide to reincarnate as a human or an animal again. Just as it is with humans, their soul lives on, that is why we sometimes connect on a very deep level with our pets, like we have known them all our lives and why we grieve so deeply when they pass. You can see so much in the eyes of your pet, and many times can communicate with them on a silent level that way, by just looking into their eyes and hearing what they have to say and they can hear or sense your thoughts and feel your love. The biggest message they give is how much they loved and appreciated all that we did for them while they were in our lives and that they are at total peace where they are now and watching over us just as they watched over us when they were here. Their love is unconditional, which is why we enjoy the experience of owning an animal and often times teach us how to love like them.
Patti Negri, Voted Best Psychic and Best Medium in the world at the 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said, "Yes, I 100% believe in life after death for pets. In fact, I have seen and experienced it on countless occasions! Being a psychic and a medium, I see “through the veil”. In my direct personal experiences, deceased animals love to communicate from beyond!
They often like to visit and still “look after” their human family once they have passed. It is not uncommon to someone with the slightest bit of intuition or psychic ability to literally “feel” their deceased pet brush by them while they are dining with the family or unexpectedly watching TV or reading a book -- or see their pet pass by from the corner of their eye. Animals are some of our best teachers of love and loyalty – and yes, that goes on well into the afterlife! As far as their experiences, they tend to be very happy on the other side. I see and experience everything as raw/pure energy. The afterlife “energy” of animals seems to be very joyous and easy – and they often tell me of the wonderful “freedom” on the other side.
Shauna Freidenberger said, "I absolutely know this to be true. The souls of animals are just as precious as our own. I have always felt this way and during my work as a medium I physically feel and communicate with these animals. The afterlife that I see for these pets is one full of unconditional love and light. Similar to our own afterlife perhaps! The ego is very little. Pets tend to have small egos to begin with, compared to us anyway! Any healing that was needed for the soul is received. Animals that die in factory farms receive quite a bit of healing and love. I see the same for pets too, but it comes across in a different way. Often, these furry family members want to let us know they are okay. If they had to be put down, they always share with their owner that they understand and it is described as simply falling asleep and waking up totally energized and completely filled with peace and joy. No judgment or resentment is felt. If a bond is particularly close, I do see the souls of pets patiently waiting for their owners to cross over prior to reincarnating. These animals can communicate with us from the afterlife through visions, sounds, feelings, and many other forms of messages that are individual for that particular animal and the significant meaning behind the symbols and actions used for communication between realms. The love and connection that was built during the life of an animals never disappears. It is an eternal bond between souls. Both human and animal. I often see these loving animal souls come into a session and express how thankful they are for having the owner that they had, the relationship they experienced, and they always leave a session with a loving message that also brings closure (if closure is needed) such as, "I love you...I am happy...I am always by your side...do not be sad or feel guilty. You and I...are surrounded by love."
The closure and loving healing that comes across during this post life communication is sacred. For me, it is such a gift to see this unconditional love. All animals have souls. Be they wild or tame. The key to everything is understanding the interconnection between all living beings. Living with this compassion brings forth and gives room to possibility of experiencing this unconditional love in all ways. So to sum up, if you have lost a pet. Fear not, for they are with you and sending you love always. If you feel they might be near... trust yourself. For they are! Honor the memories, enjoy the present and the relationship you have with your pet...both then and now.
Patrice Cole, Voted Best Astrologer and Numerologist in the world at the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th National & International Election/Vote of the World Best Lightworkers 2014-2015 New York, said, "Physics tells us that energy cannot be destroyed. All animals have souls...and close bonds with our pets are so strong that it can carry over into the afterlife. Some people are more open to Spirit than others. Some can see the pet that has passed on, some can feel them.