Do Pets Reincarnate?
‘My dog, I swear, he’s almost human.” When he can bring in the garbage cans or do my taxes, get back to me. But in the meantime, I’ve had several clients ask if their pet will ever reincarnate as a person.
My answer would be, Why would he want to? When you can have someone attend to your every need and never have to make a decision about what to wear in the morning?
There are many thoughts on the subject of reincarnation and whether we “cross pollinate” into other species. One religion, Jainism, won’t even step on an ant for fear a formerly human soul is living in that tiny body. I guess we’ll find out for ourselves one day. In which case, I’m getting rid of the ant traps right now. But in the meantime, here’s how I see reincarnation with our critters.
Anyone who’s owned a pet knows how special animals are. I feel they’re far more spiritually advanced than we are: consider any dog who’s been neglected or abused, and how they still give their crapwad owner a tail wag (yeah, I can’t watch those ASPCA TV commercials either).
Animals have a near-endless supply of understanding and forgiveness. They view the world simply. All they ask for is a warm place to sleep, a steady supply of treats and kibble and someone to love. And for that reason, they are a furry example of how to live gracefully. No surprise that science shows that pets help our health, or how the sight of a puppy coming to visit makes a cancer patient smile.
The four-legged/winged/scaled creatures in our world are reminders to chill out, appreciate nature, be kind and happy. So, no, I don’t think our animals are going to opt for demotion to a human state. They have plenty of important work to do. In between belly rubs, that is.
(And their work doesn’t stop once they’ve crossed over. I wrote about that here.)
And just a note on pets reincarnating as another pet: it MAY happen, but its unfair to put that burden on either the new pet or the spirit of the deceased one. Treasure them as individuals and allow them to work their magic on your life. Remember, I’m always here to help you connect with a pet, living or dead. Read about my Animal Communication services here.