Saying Good Bye

Taking a step back from the themes of writing of late:  I am equal.  The importance of self-validation.  Stepping out of the Victim archetype.  I'd like to honour the passing of my beloved dog, Tessa.  She was a beautiful and loving soul companion who taught me much about unconditional love and joy. I wanted to share what a friend of mine wrote to me upon hearing that she died.  Along with many beautiful messages from so many people who were touched by her, this meant much to me and, hopefully, will touch you, especially if you lost a beloved animal soul companion as well.

"I would like to share with you what Essence told a friend of mine who had lost her companion dog. In brief what she said was that animals are not attached to their “personality” selves in the same way humans are. Dogs (and to some extent all pets) understand even better than we do that they are here to love. And that is what they do. They love us unconditionally. They are just full of it. And because they give such love, and they understand that this is what living is about, when they die they are like little kids in a relay race. They just run to the end of the line to get to go around again.

And so I'm sure Tessa is so excited about all the love she shared with you and that you shared with her, that she is ready to come back again to have that same experience over and over. Maybe that's why dogs don't live as long as humans. Maybe it's so they can teach us how to die with grace and dignity and no regrets because we know we get to come back and love again."

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