However, she has been stomach sickly a lot over the years. Every month or two she’s thrown up for days at a time, and it’s taken a lot of nursing, force-feeding, and watering to keep her alive on occasion. We’ve tried changing her food and having a healer work with her, but she was still getting sick on a regular basis, and, in fact, it seemed to be getting worse. I didn’t know what to do to help her, and it was getting hard for me to get enough sleep considering how much I had to keep an eye on her at night.
The last time she was really sick, though, an interesting thing happened. I was sleeping out on the sofa in the living room, so I could be more aware of her well-being—or lack thereof. She came and slept by me, as she does quite often, and during that night I had a vivid dream. In the dream, a large black dog lived on a farm and was a very faithful, loyal, hardworking dog, herding sheep and cows as needed. However, he was often neglected and left without anything to eat. He didn’t understand why he was being punished, or so this is how the dog interpreted his treatment.
I woke up from the dream, and realized I had seen this dog in a dream before, and it was also when Snuffles was sleeping with me. I pondered this a bit and fell back asleep.
The next morning, I contemplated the meaning of the dream again and thought perhaps this was Snuffles’s past life as a dog. Her stomach sicknesses may have been an emotional energy she carried over from being hungry so often as a dog and thinking it was a punishment.
Later that morning, I was carrying Snuffles to my husband so together we could administer some more liquid food and water. On the way, I said to her outloud, “Snuffles, I think maybe you were that dog in the dream. You were very loyal but you weren’t treated well in that past life. They didn’t feed you and that’s why you’re sick so much now.”
I kid you not, Snuffles very slowly and deliberately turned her head from looking forward, to looking back towards me and stared straight into my eyes. I shivered. Her soul, her energy, her consciousness connected directly with mine and honestly, it spooked me quite a bit! And I’ve experienced some mighty strange stuff in my life!
What’s fascinating is that she got better extremely rapidly after that and hasn’t been sick since then (about a year).
So, I’d say, pets do have past lives and in fact, may be working out emotional energy from them in their present lives just like we humans do! I, myself, just had a past life dream that was rather horrifying, but I was able to clear it by getting up from bed and doing some EFT on myself in the middle of the night. The third eye images and sensory memories did not return that night and haven't returned since. Thankfully.
Animals can heal in other similar ways to humans: EFT, for one. Here’s an account of that with Donna Eden, David Feinstein, and a coyote with PTSD.
Pets can also heal through simple animal or interspecies communication, which is what I believe happened with Snuffles and I. Here is a recent, incredibly beautiful story that demonstrates the healing of our animal companions that also helps to heal us and our relationship with all of Nature.
As you heal, you help heal all of Nature, and can be a catalyst for healing your pets and animal companions. They, of course, can also be catalysts for helping us to heal. One of the changes I hope for humanity is that we heal rapidly so we can live in harmony with other species and with Nature. May we be the change we want to see.