Originally Posted by 11Tractors
My family would not be a family without that dog. I would not have much contact with my mother without the dog. I loved him more than most things in this world. I am an adult, almost 30 year old man and I didn't even live with him so it was odd.
The dog got very sick. He just suffered so we decided to let him go. All of his family was there. He was worried about us. It was like he knew he was leaving. As he was asleep I saw a ball of light leaving his body. It disappeared quickly but I felt really calm suddenly. I looked up and the sealing was full of bright light. After that I knew he was gone and the doctor said it was so after trying to listen to his heart. I knew without her telling me. I saw it. I just know he was happy to go after all. I know he is still somewhere in there. The calm feeling was over very quickly. He was just gone. The body started to go cold and he was not present.
I have lost people but not anyone this close. It's hard to get close to me but that dog did it. It feels unbearable that he is gone. He almost died as a pup. I didn't know it back then. I just saw a ball of light at the night. I got a phone call in the morning. He almost died at that time I saw the ball of light. The doctors didn't give us much hope but he was almost 9 years old as he died.
I think he just went somewhere and he doesn't have to suffer anymore. That light was so pure. I can't believe that I am just crazy. I see things but they always make sense. I never see anything that means nothing or has no purpose. I have seen psychiatrists but they always tell me I am not psychotic. They can't understand why I see this stuff. I have let them to convince me I am crazy anyway but that is going to end. I am not crazy.
I have no fear of death anymore. I saw it. It's more scary if you can't just go. So just go if you have to.
11Tractors, my deepest condolences to you. Like you with your dear dog, my dog (who passed) was and still is, the closest "person" to me. When she lived -as a part of my everyday life -and now she has passed over -as a part of my Spirit World. But always as a Soul Family Member.
You are right. Your beloved dog did go somewhere. It is wonderful that you have some ability to perceive realities beyond this one. It must have been a lovely -though deeply poignant thing to see that ball of light and sense it was his Soul departing his physical form.
Your dreams also, which appear to be lucid dreams, are classic forms of contact which the departed will use to communicate with us gently, to show us they still live and are alright; to comfort us in our grief.
My dog showed me finally and beyond any shadow of doubt
that there IS a 'next World', that we do cross over, animals included. And even more importantly, she showed me that tremendous sense of lightness, release from physical pain, distillation of Love, and that a loving bond continues after the death of the body. She showed me her body after so-called 'death', and it was exactly the same, warm and tangible.
For years she returned to me often. Now she returns less frequently, but the bond continues. I sense she has things to do but renews our connection from time to time and I infer from those contacts that she waits for me.
Your beloved dog will be alright and probably will visit you occasionally when he can.
But of course we still miss them very much as we take this long walk through life. We miss the everyday things and the tangible forms of contact and friendship. But I know that our loved ones do not forget us and stand by us in a spiritual sense.
We will see clearly one day.
But although I am not afraid of finally leaving my body at all, and also agree with merciful euthanasia, I am very wary of any notion that life is a thing we can just choose to opt out of at any time. There is a deep meaning to our incarnation. But that is a subject for a separate discussion.
Blessings to your dear dog's Soul. And to you. Grieving for a loved one who has passed is never easy. But remember -he has not stopped loving you! And he will be well. I have my own personal evidence of those two things. So all the best to you.