The Soul of an Animal – Excerpt from ‘The Kingdom of Heart’, Patty Luckenbach, M.A., D.D.
“I believe minerals, plants, and animals are of the Love-Intelligence known as God. Therefore, I believe each animal has a soul. All animals are connected to the center of the great circle of life just as we humans are connected to that great circle. I believe that when the body is no longer a suitable residence for the soul, the soul, knowing its own immortality, moves from this life dimension to inherit a new form of life. Our transformation or death process is also a birth process; the labor pains of birthing move us into a great dimension of eternal life. Every life form has a window of departure into the greater dimensions. All animals have this window just as we humans do. Dogs are aware of their connection to God. Unlike most humans, they have never forgotten or lost it. The angels, ascended masters, and even our own soulfulness know of the oneness with God and all other beings. We humans are desperately trying to remember these connections.
Our precious animals live in the present moment and are attuned to their instinctual connection with life. They do not have the ego attachments, acquired beliefs that demonstrate as habit and conditional love, that humans have. Animals help us to connect to our spiritual intuition. So above, so below, they know we live in a field of unity. They are aware of the organic connection to the greater weave and tapestry of life. The animals have not forgotten the kingdom of love for it is their intuition and instinctual birthright to be a part of the greater whole. “
September 11, 2001 was a day that we will never forget. Out of the rubble emerged 3 small dogs whose owner had perished. These little pups were brought back to Texas and one of them found his way into my heart. I named him Trapper, which to me seemed appropriate after what he had been through.
Trapper, my little guy, you were an absolute joy to all you met. You became a therapy dog and made so many people happy with your funny expressions. You were funny, sweet,and hard headed.
When my mother was sick and bedridden, I took you to see her and you would lay down beside her and just give her love. My mother died in February of 2011 and in October of 2011 you died in my arms. I swear I could hear by mother calling you home.
My spunky little guy, I adore you, love you, and carry you in my heart and soul always.
For My Sweet Sophie
August 17, 2016
We have a secret you and I that no one else shall know,for who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow?
And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed and feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths and see ahead of me, your small form racing with the wind
so young and free again.
And only I can see you swim in every brook I pass
and when I call, no one but I can see the bending grass.