“All Things are Possible if You Only Believe.”
The most difficult challenge in loving a pet is eventually having to say goodbye. But according to legendary Psychic to the Stars, Kenny Kingston, “the most important thing to remember is that they are not gone forever. We’ll definitely see them again. Our pets are our unconditional friends, and even when that beloved friend is taken away from our everyday lives, we never lose them in spirit.”
Kenny suggests that the best way to get over the grief is to cry.
However, he points out, “As with human spirits, animals need time to make the transition. The longer you grieve, the longer you will hold them here on the earth plane, and at some point you need to say to your pet, ‘Go on now, and enjoy yourself. I won’t grieve for you anymore, but I will pray for you that you’re safe.’” Once a pet has passed over and finally adjusts to being on the Other Side, Kingston says they often come back for a visit. A recent personal appearance proves that the loving bond between humans and their pets holds no boundaries.
“Not long ago, I was performing at the Cinegrill at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel,” Kingston recalls. “It was my closing night and the room was absolutely packed. I took my final bow, and usually never do an encore. But for some reason, I was drawn to this lady who was seated alone at a table way in the back. I walked over to her and said ‘Ouzoo said to say hello, and he is right there at your feet.’ The woman’s eyes filled with tears and she burst into such a happy smile. She told me it was the anniversary of her dog Ouzoo’s passing.”
Kenny says that to know that your little loved one is around is as simple as looking for the signs. “A sensitive person might get a sense of their pet being there by seeing a shadow or feeling an invisible nudge. Some animals will be a little bit more overt in getting your attention, and will make their presence known to you in a variety of ways.”
Kingston suggests that you can also initiate a visit simply by using your pet’s picture, any type of unscented red candle, and their favorite treat. “Burn the candle next to the picture, and put the treat out as a sort of offering,” says Kingston. “Then simply say, ‘Please come through and let me know that you are all right.’ It may not happen right then and there, but eventually you’ll be greeted with that familiar meow or bark letting you know they’re around.”
To find out more about Kenny Kingston, go to www.kennykingston.org.
Do Pets Have an Afterlife?
In 1991, books about near-death experiences were very popular. As a former editor of Vegetarian Times, I was struck by something: none of the people who claimed they had returned from death reported encountering animals on the “Other Side.” I wondered why – could this be taken as evidence that animals did not have spirits or rather, was this due to the fact that adherents of western religions often held this belief? To find out, I searched for people who had had experiences that could be interpreted as evidence in the support of the idea of non-human souls.
I published notices in dozens of magazines over the next couple of years inviting readers to contact me with their stories. I was astounded by the result. I had expected to get a bunch of “ghost stories” – interesting, but not really proving anything except that the world is full of mysteries. Instead, the hundreds of letters I received reported an amazing variety of stories, many of which had some real elements making it hard to explain them away as mere hallucinations.
For example, a professor of veterinary medicine at Purdue University told me that when she was in private practice, she had been asked to make a house call to attend to a sick horse. After examining it, she advised the owners that since the problem was infectious, it would be wise to separate the sick creature from a white horse in the same corral.
The owners were bewildered. “What white horse?” they asked. The vet pointed to one standing nearby, but they saw nothing. She described the white horse’s markings and then it dawned on them: it was a horse they had previously had, which died a few months earlier. The two horses had been close – perhaps, they theorized, its spirit had returned to be with its companion at this moment of crisis.
This is just one of hundreds of such stories, affirming something that many animal lovers know already in their hearts. Not just wishful thinking of a grieving pet owners, these anecdotes provide comforting evidence that one day they may be reunited with their animal companions again.
To read more of these stories, check out Scott Smith’s book, “The Soul of Your Pet: Evidence for the Survival of Animals After Death.”