Animal Magic: The Extraordinary Proof of Our Pets’ Intuition and Unconditional Love for Us by Gordon Smith
You’ll be going on a journey together that’ll be a big part of your life and it’ll be a learning curve for both you and the animal. These special pets get caught up in dramas, illnesses or accidents, or sometimes they open new doors for us and change our lives. They inspire us to love them and to see their example and understand what a special being we’ve been linked to for a short while on this plane.
… as a Buddhist who ends her prayers with the wish that ‘all beings be happy’ she’s extending her compassion to all life forms every day.
In The Unbelievable Truth I quoted the Dalai Lama: ‘To understand the nature of rebirth, you first have to understand consciousness.’ I compared consciousness to a computer hard drive which contains many ‘programs’ or lives; while only one of these programs might be running, the rest are stored in the memory and can be tapped into or might influence the life that’s happening now.
Personality is a tiny thing compared to consciousness. When you understand that you’re limitless, the boundaries fall and everything is possible.
Millions of people in this world believe we live many lives connected to specific souls that we have bonded with and travel through our lives with, crossing paths time and time again.
There’s a different law on the other side and they can come back when they wish to.
You can’t love that deeply and learn so much and not have it last.
Some animals come into the world with a very refined consciousness, though they’re always more limited than humans in the way they can display it.
We can all see ourselves as individuals or we can realize we’re part of a bigger consciousness and try to reach out for an unconditional love of all beings.
The essence of love, of those bonds, that runs through our lives, is what gives us meaning. No matter whom we feel love for in this life, human or animal, the very fact that we have loved another being will expand who we are and give us a higher perspective. All animals can touch our hearts if we let them.