The holidays are a time to step back, reflect, and acknowledge the fact that there is an aspect of reality that is non-physical. A supernatural force of love exists and sometimes intervenes in our physical world. This holiday revelation is embodied in holistic medicine. According to the holistic philosophy, the individual must be cared for – body, mind, and spirit.
The spirit is the non-physical aspect of every living being. True health care must address the spiritual aspect of life because the spiritual aspect has an effect on the physical. Rigorous modern research proves the power of prayer and distant healing.
Am I suggesting that animals have souls? Do they go to heaven? My opinion is yes and yes! And I am not alone in this belief. Anyone who has ever really connected with a beloved pet has felt this spiritual bond for themselves. (Here’s a way to connect with your pet.)
Those dreamers among us are in good company. Just a couple of weeks ago the pope himself comforted a little boy who’s dog had passed away by telling him, “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.” This is quite a significant statement from the pope since it contradicts official Catholic Church doctrine. Sooner or later the truth must be told.
Billy Graham has weighed in on the idea of pets in heaven as well. He has written, “God will provide us with everything we need to be happy in Heaven — and if animals are necessary to make us completely happy there, then you can be confident He will arrange for them to be with us.” That makes sense to me.
In his recent book, Proof of Heaven, neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, M.D. actually documents his trip to heaven. Dr. Alexander had a near death experience when his brain became seriously infected with bacteria. Eben spent a week in a coma and on life support while his brain was literally being eaten away. Although his brain scans showed no activity, he had the experience of visiting spiritual realms. In this place that he came to know as heaven, there were dogs running and playing along with their people. (By the way, I highly recommend his book.)
But, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize we will meet our beloved pets again after they pass from this physical world.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Have you had any experiences that convinced you that a beloved pet lived on after their demise?