Your Center for Dowsing & Well Being with Expert Colleen M Flanagan

Emotional Rescue

Our family's schnauzer died of kidney failure at age six, in 1979. What a shock to us all. This feisty terrier was an active healthy dog. Suddenly his kidneys failed and he was gone. Mom phoned me with the sad news, adding that she'd only heard Dad cry twice: at the death of his father and the death of our Auggie doggy.

Devastated after Mom's call, I staggered outside to the pool at my apartment complex. I pretended to be sunbathing while I wept face down on a chaise lounge. Back then, I knew nothing about emotional healing or energy work. My one wish was that I could have told him goodbye, one last hug, one final sloppy dog kiss to send him on his way.

As bitter tears soaked my beach towel, a cold, damp dog nose poked at my right hand. My first thought was, "Some irresponsible pet owners let their dog loose... what the heck!" When the nose poking didn't let up, I got up on my elbows and turned to see if I recognized the dog.

Auggie's spirit stood on the cement, his gray whiskered face in a big grin. My jaw dropped in awe. I heard a whisper, "I love you. Be happy. I am. Bye..."  I reached out to touch him but the spirit disappeared into a dancing silver cord that vanished in seconds.

I never saw Auggie's spirit again. But his visit helped me grieve then finally let go, knowing he was okay.        


The message is similar in all the spirit readings I've done for grieving animal caregivers. Animals handle their passing far better than we do. The only pain they feel is seeing our agony and heartache after they've gone. 

Your precious critters want you to heal, let go, and be joyful again. They won't feel hurt if you rescue / adopt another animal. Their spirits will follow you around and try to comfort you. 


These actions have helped me and others who've suffered through the loss of a beloved animal companion:


1) Release your fears, loss and grief  via the above video, as often as needed. If you won't do it for yourself, do it for your other animals and human loved ones. Your suffering is breaking their hearts - don't think that they haven't noticed your pain.

2) Spend extra time for self-care. You lost a dear friend who loved you unconditionally. Accept you'll feel the pain for a while. Pamper yourself, cry it all out, be aware for signs from your animal's spirit.

3) Access local or online pet grief resources.  You're NOT alone. There's plenty of other animal-lovers to talk to, plenty of stories to read, thousands of articles with tips to help you heal. 

Bless you for loving your animal companions!

Clearing Your Pet  Loss Grief

What one animal lover wrote...

"I am a Reiki master, I use EFT, and can dowse (well, sorta) and yesterday I used all of them upon feeling out of sorts and the feeling came back until I zapped it with FREED (Colleen's EFT Shortcut)!  I woke up this a.m. feeling wonderful.  I am using it on my cats.

IT IS A MIRACLE!  Thank you so much!"
--E.R., USA

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