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Did My Dog's Spirit Visit Me in My Dream?

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Question: Dear Rose, we recently lost our 11 year old lab to cancer. It was extremely sudden, having no idea he was sick. One night he just collapsed and when we got him to the ER we had to put him down. Jake had a massive soft ball size tumor on his spleen that had burst and he was bleeding to death.

If you are given a soul mate dog Jake was mine and I miss him so much. My question is this: Do you think that Jake could have visited me last night in my dream? or was I awake?

I experienced laying in bed and looking out into my family room where I normally would see Jacob sleeping. I saw him clear as day as he begins to walk into my bedroom! I'm panicking because in my mind I know that I should not be seeing this! He jumps onto the bed, I feel the bed shake he comes to lay next to me. I'm in shock, my little Yorkie starts to go crazy and lick Jake just like they always did! I look at Oliver and say "Oliver, do you see Jake?" I reach my hands out to put them on Jake's head and this huge burst of energy runs through my body. I mean from the hair on my head to my toes I feel this... I can feel every hair on Jake's head, I can feel his wet nose... He licks me and then that's it. I guess I wake up and it's 5:00 am.

The funny thing is Jake jumped up on the bed every morning around 5 and we cuddled. What do you think I experienced? Thank you,

Response from Rose: Dear Natalie, first I want to offer my sincere condolences. Losing a loved one is never easy, but the suddenness of Jake's passing clearly was an additional emotional shock for your family.

To answer your question, yes, I do believe that you received a visit from Jake in spirit form.

Every living being has a spirit body as well as a physical one. In my experience the spirit essence can have an actual density or weight that under the right circumstances can be perceived.

When we are sleeping our spirits can also leave our bodies; it is while our conscious minds are asleep that the veil between the physical and the spirit world is thinnest, making it easier for our animal companions to contact us. Many animals that had crossed over have told me that they would visit their person while they were sleeping to make themselves known and to comfort them, and they would usually choose a time that was significant in their routine.

In your dream state you were most aware of Jake's presence. The strength of your heart-to-heart connection, combined with the suddenness of his passing and your grief, created an opportunity for Jake to let you know that although he was now in spirit form the love you have for each other will never die. Rose De Dan,
Animal Reiki Shaman

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Disclaimer: Rose De Dan shares insights derived from spirit and through animal communication. Any advice she offers is not meant as a substitute for veterinary care.

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