Monday, May 6, 2019

Pet Loss Affects Every Aspect of Your Life

The Death of a Pet Is Life Altering and Heart Shattering


If you have ever loved a pet, then you know their death can affect every aspect of your life. It can be challenging to conceive of life without your best friend by your side. It can feel even more complicated when you were a caregiver for your beloved pet.

It's especially disconcerting when your animal dies when you're not with them, or they die suddenly without any apparent explanation or cause.

For over 20 years, I've communicated with animals who have departed their physical form. I've found that when you communicate telepathically with animals in Spirit, it brings solace during a difficult time. In my experience, hearing your loved one's "voice" from Spirit, helps you feel connected to them and understand that our animal companions don't die but live in our hearts eternally.

Communicating telepathically with your pet can provide answers to your questions especially around the dying process and euthanasia. When you receive validation from your departed pet in "real-time," it creates a sense of peace during an upsetting time.

Grief is an insidious emotion which can cause a host of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual symptoms.  Part of recovering after losing an animal companion is rediscovering who you are without your animal companion by your side. It becomes even more complicated if you were the caregiver to your animal. An animal companion's death may also bring up past grief as you find yourself thinking about others who have died.

Do any of the following symptoms sound familiar?
  • Physical symptoms like:
    • Pain
    • Fatigue 
    • Tension
    • Irritability
    • Exhaustion
    • Sympathy Pains
    • Low Motivation
    • Disrupted Sleep
    • Increased Sensitivity 
  • Emotionally, you may experience:
    • Shock
    • Sadness
    • Emptiness
    • Anger
    • Guilt
    • Regret
    • Resentment
    • Loneliness
    • Mentally, you may feel:
      • Unfocused
      • Disoriented
      • Unmotivated
      • Agitated 
      • Confused
      • Distracted
    • Spiritually,:
      • You may question your faith in God and/or Universe
      • Feel lost
      • Feel a sense of awe and mystery of Spirit as you come to accept your pet's transition.
    So what do you do when your grief is all-consuming?

    Reaching out for support is a big part of the healing process. Therefore, it's essential you find help whether it's with a pet loss/grief counselor, therapist, or pet loss support group.

    Besides giving animals a "voice" as an Animal Muse, I'm a Pet Loss and Grief Counselor. I help bereaved pet parents and animal family members cope and deal with their loss.

    I also offer the online class, Animals and Death: Finding Peace In Your Grief to help you better understand how animals view the dying process and death. 

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