Rainbow Bridge Visiting Hours

Rainbow Bridge Visiting Hours

Ugh….. losing a loved family member is so difficult.  Our pets are family, whether they live in our home with us or in a barn.  The grief can be paralyzing and often we have so many questions that we want to know for reassurance and validation to ensure our pets are at peace. And the tough thing is, they’re no longer here to get the answers you need. You may be reeling in grief, guilt and even trauma from their passing. This can cause you to get stuck in a horrible and painful cycle that you can’t seem to find your way out of.

My Own Story About the loss of one of my own pets.

It comes to mind as I’m writing about this tender topic.  My dog Tucker, who I’ve talked about in another blog – the catalyst for me starting this business – was my boy that I did just what I eluded to above.  As I think back, I was so stuck in my grief and could not figure out how to accept his passing. I was lost, hurting, alone and in a terrible place. I cried every day I came home to an empty dog-less house. I couldn’t bear to think about getting another dog because I was too heartbroken. I didn’t know how to release the pain, to heal or to move forward without him. He was my rock, my boy, my snuggle buddy, my constant partner. We ran every day, we camped, he came with me everywhere he could, he meant so much to me. How could I move on….?

I did many things to try and heal, mostly it felt like I cried myself to sleep and I was in a fog.  I was praying and meditating, doing Reiki on myself and reading books on loss. While helpful (and I encourage you to do things to heal), it just didn’t “scratch that itch” to reach him in a tangible way. 

In addition to the grief , I had a ton of guilt about making the decision to help him cross. Did I do the right thing, was it the right time, did I wait too long, does he still love me, will he forgive me for anything I didn’t do right? ….

Remembering back,he could no longer get up and down the stairs so instead of sleeping with me each night, he slept on the main level. He would cry and cry and cry. I felt awful. I would sleep on the hardwood floor in a sleeping bag next to him when he wasn’t feeling well and during his last few weeks with me. He was too big to carry up the stairs – he was 75# and a leggy boy too -, so that wasn’t an option. I knew that all he ever knew was sleeping in bed, under the covers, next to his person…me. And I absolutely felt like I was failing him. He didn’t understand why he was being isolated from me. I told him, I talked to him, I reassured him I was doing everything I could to help him, but that I couldn’t find a way to get him in bed.

I don’t exactly remember how I came across the option of animal communication, but I remember that I knew it was something I wanted to try. Maybe connecting in a different way would give me something that I was desperately in need of to heal. I knew I was missing something that I needed in order to move forward with my devastating loss.

I can’t begin to explain how much peace and comfort it brought me to connect with Tucker. To hear that he is okay and thriving on the other side. That he loves me and  to get all my questions answered in a gentle, thoughtful and compassionate way. There was such a weight lifted and so much relief that came out of the session. So much so, that it was a driving force for me to learn more about my own intuition and build my animal communication talents.  It gave me space to start to move forward, to regain hope and eventually open my heart to another dog. It changed and improved my entire healing process.

Connecting with Your Pet beyond the Grave

You lost your loved animal companion and desperate to heal, to connect with them and to find a way through your grief.  Animal communication sessions with your pet that has passed on can bring so much comfort, validation and peace to that helps you heal and come to terms with their loss.

Hopefully, sharing a little of my own story above, sheds more light and insight on how these types of sessions can help you when you’re in this space.

How does animal communication work with my pet that’s passed on?

You can read some general information about animal communication FAQs and here’s some additional information specific to the Rainbow Bridge Sessions.

Basically, it works the same way as if your pet is still here as their soul is still accessible in the same way. Their body is just not here with us.  We’re all energy and our bodies are just a vessel that holds our soul while we’re on Earth.  In any animal communication session, we’re really tapping into their soul, beyond their consciousness.

You can ask any question you feel you want to know. I encourage you to think about your personal situation and relationship with your animal companion and honor it in your own way. There is no right or wrong questions.  To give you a better idea and help guide you through this process,  most ask these types of questions:

  1. Are you okay? Are you pain free and at peace?
  2. Are you reunited with {fill in the blank of you or your pet’s loved ones}?
  3. Did I make the right decision? (this is especially helpful if you helped your pet cross over the rainbow bridge with euthanasia.
  4. Do you know how much I love you?
  5. Is there anything you want me to know?

Some dig deeper into their diagnosis and how they were feeling prior to them transitioning. This can be helpful to explore to gain your pet’s perspective on how sick they were , which often gives you some relief and release of any guilt.

Whatever you decide, know that there’s always a channel open to access their soul if and when you’re ready. The Rainbow Bridge Visiting hours are always open here. I wish you peace and healing as you navigate your loss.

Much love to you.

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