“And then my soul saw you and kind of went, oh there you are, I’ve been looking for you” Iain S. Thomas
I love the choice of words; “then my soul saw you”. Many people believe in soul mates, the people in our lives with whom we were meant to be. Some believe we only have one soul mate, others believe we can have several throughout a lifetime, and still others believe soul mates can follow us through many lifetimes.
All of creation vibrates with the energy of Divine Love. Quantum physics has proven the vibrational part, the jury is still out on its source. No matter, we are free to decide what we believe. When we meet others with whom we mesh so well, the theory is our vibrations share similar or complementary vibrational frequencies. The soul connection? Perhaps. To many, the soul is the energic extension of Divine Love.
Dogs see us with their souls. They don’t care how much we weigh, what we look like, how much we earn, or where we live. Dogs, by definition, can be soul mates. Often when choosing a pet people will say the pet chose them. How? I believe the animal sees the soul and reacts to the vibrational frequencies we all continuously emit. Many pet owners have experienced this phenomenon; the instant connection, the feeling their dog is in tune with them. People who believe in reincarnation believe their pets seek them out from lifetime to lifetime. I am still on the fence with reincarnation, but I like the thought the spirits of our pets will seek us out after crossing the rainbow bridge.
I love each of our dogs equally. When we lost Harley I was not ready for another dog to come into our lives, but clearly, Harley’s sister and littermate, Chardonnay, needed a companion. Enter Tasia. Tasia fit right in from the first night. For several months, Tasia with her gentle, sweet spirit, sat quietly beside me as I grieved for Harley, allowing me the space I needed to heal. Tasia has a soul connection with my husband but I know she loves me, too. I adore her.
My husband ‘felt’ we were supposed to have one more Yorkie. His ‘feeling’ was probably more an “I want one more Yorkie” but he knows the right words to use where I am concerned. Smart man. Enter Kaiah, Tasia’s half-sister. I was more emotionally ready for Kaiah, but I didn’t share his need to add another…until I met her. The moment the breeder held out to me this tiny two-pound furry bundle of sugar and spice my soul saw her “and kind of went, oh there you are, I’ve been looking for you”. She snuggled down in my arms as if she had known me for a lifetime, totally trusting of the new human in her life. Harley and I had shared the same soul connection, and here I was again, this time with Kaiah. Coincidence? I don’t believe in coincidence; I knew it was more.
Since the day Harley died, cardinals have been hanging around the yard, the trees, and a cardinal even hopped onto our front stoop the morning after the one year anniversary of losing Harley. “When cardinals appear, loved ones are near”. I loved the cardinals hanging around reminding us Harley was with us in spirit, and yet the familiar stab of grief and loss deep in my heart accompanied their appearance.
A few months after adding Kaiah to our family my husband commented we hadn’t seen any cardinals since Kaiah came to us. Cardinals tend to stay in the area where they nest and don’t migrate for the winter. Today, for the first time in many months a cardinal sang from a treetop in our front yard. For the first time, I did not feel the stab of grief and loss deep in my heart at the sight of a cardinal. Were the cardinals our connection with Harley until the time was right for her spirit to rejoin us in the form of Kaiah? Perhaps. And then my soul saw you and kind of went, oh there you are, I’ve been looking for you…..