On Death and Dying

By on October 20, 2014

scenic beach 043This month I assisted in educating other animal communicators in an advanced death and dying class about how as animal communicators we can be of huge assistance to animals and their people during this difficult time.

A beloved animal’s death is never easy, no matter how long we prepare for it and no matter how many ways our logical mind tries to justify or rationalize the process. And moving through the process alone can make it so much worse.

In retrospect, I wish I had done a few things differently with the death of my own dog Buddy – I wish I’d enlisted my AC (animal communicator) friends earlier in the process; I wish I didn’t go to work Monday; I wish…I wish…I wish… However, I also know that everything I learned in the process will be utilized in the future when working with other animals and people in their end stages. In fact my first appointment after Buddy died was connecting with another deceased dog, and I believe there were certain subtleties of compassion and empathy that may not have been present otherwise.

Buddy was an incredible teacher to me – there was so much I didn’t know at the beginning, so much I learned, and so much I’m sure he’s yet to teach me.

So I carry all of this forward to share with others, whoever or wherever they are in the process. We all have much to learn from each other, and we all have so much to offer each other.

Though I’ve taken or assisted in this death and dying class several times, I learn and grow every time. Sometimes it’s hard, but it’s always wonderful, and most certainly worth it.

Thank you Joan Ranquet and all students and teachers at Communication With all Life University for the invaluable opportunity.

Thank You Buddy, I love you and miss you always.

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