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49 lessons of positive grief and heal from loss of beloved pet




 

I had been through a few very difficult loss and grief. Grief is very painful but also a great teacher to help us grow. Losing a pet can be harder than losing a relative or friend. As our pets live with us 24 hours a day, we loved, and we do everything together. You know your dog is not just a dog. Your dog is your beloved companion, your confidant, your emotional support, a teacher, a family member, and a fur child. The sudden of losing them physically can be very devastating. Only those who loved a dog deeply know the truth.


I lost my beloved Corgi Reiji on 9th November 2022. He was almost 14 years old. He was suspected having DM, and he went through the life cycle of birth, old age, illness, suffering and death. He was very brave and have completed the full life cycle himself. The last part od his journey was very difficult, and I had walked together with him till the end. It was very tough for me but no complaints, no pains as long we can be together. He tried his very best to live life to fullness despite he was back paralysed. He was a very calm and spiritual dog; he loves all small animals and always remind me to stay calm and peaceful. He was my best teacher, his strong and determined spirit had inspired many people.


There are 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. When I lost my first dog Jacky, I was young and no spiritual practice. I just tried to escape and quickly get another dog. The hurt form loss was never healed. The second time when I lost Benji, too much guilt in me and I just kept crying. After a few months of crying, I fell into a depression. My body, mind and spirit were all hurt and imbalances. It took me sometimes to heal myself. At my 3rd lost of my dog Happi, I escaped from reality and got into addiction. The 4th intense grieving was my pet bird Lucky. That was a great loss because we were so connected, and she passed away very sudden. Because I was not fully heal from the past grieving lessons, again I fell into a depression stage. In the end, I healed myself through Energy Healing and Chakra cleansing. Grief can be stored in our heart chakra and block us from fully give and receive true love. It may also cause health issues from intense grieving.


This time when I lost my dog Reiji, I am much wiser physically and spiritually. I am still a human, I do cry, at times fall into grieving stages. On the 4 days of losing him, I got unto a big cry then I received the message from my dog, he wanted me to remember him in a positive way with unconditional love. I want to do a positive grieving to honour my dog passing. I am Chinese and as a Buddhist we believe all beings who are dead will go into 49 days Bardo. In many Buddhist traditions, 49 days is the total mourning period, with prayers conducted every 7 days, across 7 weeks. These Buddhists believe that rebirth takes place within 49 days after death.


I would like to heal myself and remember my dog by writing this blog every day. Everyday I will share my thoughts and lessons I learn from Reiji and Grief.


Day 1 Healing lesson- Farewell can be done peacefully


Reiji started to lose his appetite. He wanted to live and drink but he can’t open his mouth, He was too weak, and I had to syringe feed him. He did get a few mouthfuls of water, but the rest just dripped out. I knew it was not good, so I broke down and cried. He sensed my sadness and turned his head toward my hand. He told me not to feel sad and he loved me. I tried to stay strong and let him rest comfortably. I told him if he was tired, he can leave. I will always love him. As an Animal Communicator, I often heard stories from clients that their pets hold on for them. When I told them to say to their pets: “My beloved pet, if you are tired you can leave. I will always love you and I will take good care of myself and the family.” Many times, the pets would just passed on naturally.. Animals are not afraid of death; they just can’t let go of their love ones.

I got Reiji’s loved ones to say goodbye to him. He listened to his favourite Namgyalma mantra and departed in his sleep peacefully.

I have learnt that try to stay calm and at peace during our pet’s transition period will give your pet a smoother transition.


Day 2 Healing Lesson- Change

The feeling of sudden can’t feel my dog physically presence around me was a difficult adjustment. Grief had made Changes in my life. We feel suffering because of Change, and we resist it to feel safe. We are habitual beings; change means you need to do thing differently now. That will affect your root chakra on security and stability issues.


I wake up from sleepless night and lack of appetite. My body started to feel aching, and mind was not able to concentrate. My energy was low, and many negatives arise from random thoughts of grieving emotions.


Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.-Marcus Aureliu


I have learnt that Nothing is permanent. Learn to adapt and acknowledge there is changes in your life. Grieving is a long process.



Day 3 Healing Lesson- Honour My Body


Grieving has a great impact on our bodies. Lack of proper sleep and nutrition plus the roller coaster of overwhelming emotions upset my body. All my 5 elements go imbalances affecting all my organs and cells


My body do grief, The earth element imbalances made me feel pains and I felt heartache, shoulder, neck and back pain, lack of energy on left hand. The fire element imbalances caused my gut went imbalances and suffered poor appetite and digestion. The water elements imbalances caused too much water to accumulated in my body. I felt my legs swollen due to water retention. I have a UTI due to too much stress. Tears just flowing down uncontrollable. The air elements imbalances made me feel irritation in throat and breathing. The space elements imbalances affect my mind feeling despairing and downhearted.

I

healed myself by honour my body. My body had been staying very strong in caring for my old dog. I am grateful to my body. I needed strengths in carrying my dog and towel-assisted him in his walk. Sudden my body was not doing that anymore. I accept my body to grieve for my dog and let it take times to adjust to new changes.

I healed my body by giving it more nutrition. I took anti-depressant fruits- bananas, mangroves, and mangosteen. Chicken soup also help to calm my body and mind. Treat my body well by light exercise, yoga and walk. I need strength to go on my life to take care of my other pets and my job is to inspire and help other beings positively. I cannot let myself down.


Day 4 Healing lesson- Tears Cleanse the Soul

“A broken heart bleeds tears.” ― Steve Maraboli


When I felt I am feeling better, my tears just flow uncontrollable

during my breakfast. I have a good cry and I feel that tears cleanse

the soul. While I was healing my body yesterday,

today I feel my soul need to have a good cry too.

Too much stressed and emotions stored in my mind.



If you are grieving, need a good cry. Do it! Do not hold on to your tears, it will cause your heart chakra to close up. Tears are for the courageous one.




Day 5 Healing lesson- Helplessness/ Faith

I wake up thinking of my dog’s life. He is my teacher and he show be the life cycle of a beings, He has a strong spirit, and he wants to live on even till the last day of his life, but his body cannot hold his soul anymore. Everything has a life span. I had tried my very best to give him the best included therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, supplements, and good foods but his body was getting old, and death is inevitable.


Many things are not in our control. Many times, we will feel helpless but never lose hope. Sometimes I feel I have done my very best, and other times I feel I have not done enough for him. I feel very helpless toward his illness and death. Many times, I hope someone can help me. I can only turn to my faith. My faith to believe things will get better.


"Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost." - Catherine Pulsifer


Day 6 Healing lesson- Memory is my treasure

When someone you love becomes a memory... that memory becomes a treasure There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains, we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind...


Today I decided to do something meaningful to honour my pets. I think of those happy memories we created together. I chose some of his photos from young to old and printed out in a shop. I choose some beautiful frames for him. While doing it, it helps me to feel comfort.


There are many ways to honour our departed pets. Making a photo album, videos, paintings, drawings put of your pet can bring comforts.


Day 7 Healing lesson- Prayers/ Light


Today is the 7th day. In Buddhist tradition, it is a very important day to offer prayer to our departed one. Every day I offered my prayers and mantras to my dog, and I do more on this 7th day. Prayers made me feel more connected to my departed dog and it bring me to the present. It is part of the healing process for me and Reiji.


Light a candle for your departed pet. Lit in times of death, candles signify hope, and they represent God/Divine as the light. To “light a candle for someone” and say a prayer for the deceased. The candle symbolizes that prayer. You don’t need to belong to any of these faiths or traditions to partake in prayers and candle lighting. If you want to do something in memory of someone you love who is no longer with you, lighting a candle is a simple, easy way to feel peace and connection. For many, this is a way to celebrate the life of a loved one while also reflecting on your own memories.


Day 8 Healing lesson-Nature heals

Today I decided to bring my silky Cheery out to nature. Poor little silky she was grieving too. As an animal, she also grieves for her beloved companion. Nature is a place to heal our body, mind, and soul. We do some grounding, meditation and sat together to honour Reiji. We walked through the path that Reiji liked to walk and we felt it made us feel comfort. There were some blessing rains and that was a sign that Reiji showed us.


If you are grieving or feeling down, walk in the nature, choose a tree, and talk to it. Let the nature heal your body, mind, and spirit. Embrace the healing power of nature to replenish your body, mind, and spirit.


“A walk in nature, walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis


“Walk in nature and feel the healing power of the trees.“ – Anthony William


Let the nature heal you in its most natural ways. Don’t resist the natural healing, complement it with self-love.” – Divya Mishra


Day 9 Healing lesson- Gratefulness/ Gratitude

"A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being." - James E. Faust

Today I talked to someone who care about Reiji, he said Reiji was lucky to have a good owner. In my heart I am feeling that I am grateful to have Reiji in my life. He was a very good dog, accommodating and loving. I had learnt so much from him. “At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another soul. Reiji is the one that keep my lights go on.


I am also grateful for people that have care and support me during this difficult time. Of course, I did meet terrible and heartless people saying things to make me feel worst. I have learnt not to give any attention to them. There are always sick people that trying to pull people down to make them feel great. Always talk to the right people during your grieving stage, it healed.


“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”- Kristin Armstrong


Day 10 Healing lesson-Forgiveness

One of the grieving stages is blame. I started to recall those events that had caused Reiji health to deteriorate. There is negligence in vet cares, giving wrong medications, advises that not helping but created more harms. There is therapist that handling him badly. I do blame myself to trust the wrong people. There are people that had laugh at his conditions.


All these thoughts never ending causing more sorrow than happiness.

Reiji is a very forgiving boy. He wanted me to forgive them and forgive myself. Forgiving is the highest form of healing. It will help to free us and people that had hurt us before.


"FORGIVENESS IS NOT PRETENDING THAT THE WRONG DID NOT OCCURRED. IT IS LETTING GO OF THE PAST PAIN THAT COULD SEEP INTO TOMORROW AND AFFECT ONE'S ENTIRE WELL BEING".


Day 11 Healing lesson-Blessing


When I forgive, I feel lighter. I started to count my blessing.


When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."- Willie Nelson


Reiji, People keep telling me that you are soso blessed to have me as a caring owner. They don't understand. I just want to tell you I am so blessed to have you in my life. Thanks for coming into my life and making me a better person. Your love, your care and your smile light up my life in so many ways. I am so blessed to have you in my life.






Day 12 Healing lesson-Strength


Grief is like sea waves, there is high and low tides. Many times, I think I am feeling better, but those intense emotions again hit me like the high tides of the sea waves. It hits mee harder each time. And tears just flow like the sea waves.

I need strength to overcome my negatives emotions. Just when I think I have no strength left and I cannot go on. It is my inner strength combines with my energy gently pulled me through. Reiji wants me to believe in my own strength that I can overcome.


If you are grieving and needs strength to go on, just think of the happy memories of your pet. The love of your departed pet still can feel in your heart and that is the greatest strength and treasure to keep you going on.


"I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me, but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss." Rita Mae Brown


Day 13 Healing lesson- Ceremony


Today is Reiji’s cremation day. I arrange a beautiful ceremony for him with prayers, flowers, and love. I choose the beautiful flowers for him. While I prepared the pet funeral ceremony, I feel comfort too. It is my last gifts to him. He will always be loved and remembered.


Prayers carry our loved ones into the next life armed with our good wishes and hopes that we'll see them again.


Death is just another part of the beautiful journey. A life well-lived is like a powerful work of art. Beautifully created and remembered by all.

In this journey, goodbye is just a pause. The ones we love are never far from our hearts.


Day 14 Healing lesson- Family

Today I bought Reiji’s remains home. He is my family, and the home will be his final resting place. This is to honour him that he will always be love and bever be forgotten.


My pet’s remains are essence of love, it is the most beautiful and positive gifts he gives me. I choose a very beautiful urn with a peaceful dove to signify peace in his passing.


We say goodbye to our beloved family member and forever hold her/him in our hearts.


Day 15 Healing lesson-Synchronicity

Our pets may be not there physically, but we still can feel their love spiritually.


I was visited by a flock of white doves about 30 of them resting outside my window after my morning prayers. It is a rare encounter and immediately, I know it is a sign from the spirit world. The white dove looks exactly like the dove resting on a tree at Reiji’s urn.


Doves that appear to you in synchronistic ways represent hope, faith, renewed purpose, compassion, purity, and intuitive communication. They may show up when hard times are ending, and a new understanding of one’s self is emerging. The presence of a dove brings energy back into balance, harmony, and invokes an internal sense of peace.

Thank you, Reiji, for showing me a signs of love, peace and hope.


There are many ways our departed pets can show their loves to us. You just need to be more aware of your surroundings. Signs can come from recent deceased pet or even many years later. Look out for familiar sounds, smells. physical sensation, change in temperature, dreams, sudden memories, and songs. Other signs from behaviour of your other pets, signs in nature and unexplained movement. There are also strong encounter such as- numbers and date and times showing up, shapes and things look like your pet, Furs, scratches an markings, feathers, coins, pet’s toy , electrical disturbances etc.


Day 16 Healing lesson-Communication with departed pet

I tried not to disturb my Reiji during his transition period and today I decided to connect with him. I have guided many people to connect with their departed pet over the years, it was a very meaningful session where the owners and pets able to reconnect and express their love and words. Most of the times, deceased pets wont talk but we can know that they are safe and happy during this journeying session.


I get to know Reiji is safe, happy, and peaceful in rainbow bridge. My dog wants to live on positively and spread love. He was a very positive and determined dog, never give up and never say die. I will tap on his positive lights and spread his lights to benefit more beings.


Day 17 Healing lesson- Serenity

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

Buddhist quote


“Dogs…do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.”

– Eugene O’Neill, from his Dalmatian, Blemie’s, last will and testament


Being in th mow will reclaoms out serenity. It is the a very profound healing.


Day 18 Healing Lesson- Adapt

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”

– Vicki Harrison


We can’t change things that have happened, but we can learnt to adapt to changes. In grieving stages, negatives emotions come and go. Do not attach, adapt, and go with the flow.





Day 19 Healing Lesson- Unconditional Love


Beautiful peom I read about dog's love:


“He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me… whenever… wherever – in case I need him. And I expect I will – as I always have. He is just my dog.” – Gene Hill


Day 20 Healing lesson- Self-care


“Keep taking time for yourself until you are you again.”


In life, we often are too busy in works, in caring of other people neds and forget about self-care. If you are grieving or feeling too much stressed. It is time now to be good to yourself. Nurture myself with self -care – such as a massage, walk in nature, reading a book and meditation can speed up healing to regenerate my body, mind, and spirit.













Day 21 Healing lesson- True love never dies

True love never dies. It lives on in the people who believe in it. When we lose someone, we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind. The essence of Reiji’s love made me stronger and wiser. I will always remember his uplifting energy, always youthful and positive.


“The most important thing is, even when we’re apart … I’ll always be with you …”— Winnie the Pooh


Today is the 21 days of Reiji’s passing, I honour and remember him by offering prayers. I reminisced the happy memories we had together. He is not dead; he lives in my heart now and our love just grow stronger. I feel so fortunate to have him as part of my life journey. We have learnt so much together, especially love.


Day 22 Healing lessons- Study/Learning

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.”

— Chinese Proverb


I started to pick up those books that I did not finishes and enrolled in new course and learning. Study is a way to bring my mind to the present and expand my mind. Study is a way to change our life. By expanding my mind, a whole new direction and path may unfold with boundless new opportunities,




Day 23 Healing Lesson- Exercise

When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get.” Tich Nhat Hanh


Exercise is one way to produces endorphins, or “feel good” chemicals. When I am feeling down and depressed over lost, exercises is the most effective and faster way to perk myself up. Exercise also increases heart rate, which triggers norepinephrine, a chemical that may help the brain deal with stress more effectively. Plus, exercise helps to increase blood flow to the brain.



Day 24 Healing Lesson- Rainbow

“Most believe spotting a rainbow after a loss means: Heaven: For those who believe in Heaven, seeing a rainbow is a confirmation that their loved one is at peace in Heaven.”


For those who recently experienced a loss, a rainbow is a sign of hope, new beginnings, and peace. No matter what comfort you find in the appearance of rainbows, know that you’re not alone.


Today Reiji again shows me a beautiful sign. I saw the rainbow at my window when I reached home. I knew he Is telling me he is at the rainbow bridge, peaceful and loving.


Day 24 Healing lesson- Food

“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.” – Hippocrates


Our souls need nourishment as well as our body. The best way to nourish ourselves are eating healthy and nourishment foods. During grieving period, we may feel guilty when we indulge in food and enjoyment. No, our beloved pets would like to see us live well and eat well. Have a day out and enjoy your favourite foods with friends, family or alone.

Today I bought my silky out for an afternoon tea and indulgent in the sweetest waffle. Sweet foods can help to boost energy and mood. Definitely, a good choice to counter low mood during grieving.


Day 25 Healing lesson- Soul Solitude

Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace.-Nikki Rowe


Our souls need attention. Three are moment we need to get away from chaos of the outside world, During the grieving period, our emotions are like roller coaster. Talking to a wrong person about your pet loss, hearing a song play that reminder of your pet or watch a movie may just send you back in tears. Many grieving stages emotions raising and falling. It is time for me to pause, a time to reflect and a time just for myself to meditate, reflect and evaluate. Developing time for my own soul will help me to connect with my inner wisdom and peace.


Day 26 Healing lesson- Trust

You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love.

Louise Bourgeois


“Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. Go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness.” ~ Lesley Ann Warren


I have learnt to trust that there is good in everything. Reiji will be good and we will be living well too.


Day 27 Healing lesson- Peace


Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales


If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu


Today I cried again when I was taking my breakfast. I knew I still missed Reiji. I gave myself time to heal. When I don't rush myself to heal, I felt an inner peace.



Day 28 Healing lesson- Thankfulness

Reiji , my life with you is filled with all good things, I am thankful to god and Universal to send you into my life. I pray for you that so many blessings will follow you, just as blessings follow me because of you. I am so blessed to have you in my life.












Day 29 Healing lesson- Music

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t. – Johnny Depp


Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens. – Maria Von Trapp


Music can heal the wounds which medicine cannot touch. – Debasish Mridha

Listen to my favourite songs and songs that both I and Reiji share and let my tears flow. Tears cleanse the soul. I do feel good after that.


Day 30 Healing lesson- Meditation

“If we don’t know how to increase our awareness or how to control our mind, we have suffering, like everybody else. When we know how to increase our awareness, we have freedom, we have happiness.”

Meditation helps to calm my mind and achieve a state of serenity.







Day 31 Healing Lesson- Suffering

“The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.”

― Pandora Poikilos


My relationship with Reiji was deeply connected because we had been through very tough journey together in life. Loving and battling with a DM disease was never easy. We both grew stronger together. Other people may view us in suffering, but we had never thought this way. When there is love, there is no suffering.


Suffering is only to people that love from their eyes and not their soul.


Day 32 Healing lesson- Pain


“Just like there's always time for pain, there's always time for healing.”― Jennifer Brown


“And so I wait. I wait for time to heal the pain and raise me to my feet once again - so that I can start a new path, my own path, the one that will make me whole again.” ― Jack Canfield


Nothing last forever, same as suffering and pains. When we stop resisting the pain and suffering, healing takes place. Be patience and wait for the right timing to heal.


Day 33 Healing lesson- Inner Power

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we're not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.” ― Louise L. Hay


We have to trust ourselves; we have the power to achieve success and overcome difficulties. When I tap into my inner power, I know I can positively move forward in life.



Day 34 Healing lesson- Acceptance

“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.”― Vironika Tugaleva


“Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.”

― Darina Stoyanova


When I learnt to accept death is inevitable, a shift emits in me, I stop struggling with negative emotion and move on. Life is beautiful and Reiji wants us to enjoy life just like him.


Day 35 Healing lesson- Donate/Giving

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."


"Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance."


Today is the 5th seven days for Reiji. I packed his belonging and wheelchairs to give to another needed dog, I am grateful that The Good Dog people has helped to find a beneficiary for the wheelchairs. AS a Buddhist, donation on behalf of the deceased will help to build merits and favourable rebirth. Not only donating the wheelchairs, I have also help Reiji to donate for charity and temples.


Day 36 Healing lesson- Clean up clutter

“Clutter is not just the stuff on your floor – it's anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living.” “Having a simplified, uncluttered home is a form of self-care.” “Decluttering is infinitely easier when you think of it as deciding what to keep, rather than deciding what to throw away.”


It is time to cleaning up my home, computer and emotional clutters and people in life. In order to start a fresh and welcome new positive flow of energy into my life.


Day 37 Healing lesson- Friendship and love

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”


― Hubert H. Humphrey


Having a day out with the right friend can quickly perk up my mood. My closest friend now is a fur friend-Chery. I spend more quality times and plays with her. We both are on the path of healing.




Day 38 Healing Lesson- Appreciation

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

During grieving stages, We may be too focus and griping on the deceased one and overlook and appreciate our present loved ones . I appreciate and thankful that I still have loved one that are living with me. They are by my side giving me unconditional support. Thank you, my family for being around.


Day 39 Healing lesson- Change


“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -Barack Obama


It is time for me to let go and adapt to change. Everything changes and nothing stay the same forever.


“Change in all things is sweet.” -Aristotle


Day 40 Healing lesson- Miracles


“Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” -Jon Bon Jovi


Believe in Miracles, love and healing will take place.








Day 41 Healing lesson- Smile


“Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss


I am glad to have Reiji in my life. It made me smile whenever I think of him. He is always smiling and happy. I will want to learn from him.












Day 42 Healing lesson- Love lives on


“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply, becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller










Day 43 Healing lesson- Gratitude of my dog’s love


“When we think of those companions who travelled by our side down life’s road, let us not say with sadness that they left us behind, but rather say with gentle gratitude that they once were with us.” – Unknown








Day 44 Healing lesson- Loving Signs




“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” – Anonymous


Today a dove shows up again at my window. Thank you, Reiji, for your presence and love.





Day 45 Healing lesson- Judgemental



“When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.” – Eckhart Tolle


We human always judge too fast and miss the opportunity to see the truth. We may judge others as well as ourselves. I must learn from my dog, to see thing pure and no judgement. Life will be happier.











Day 46 Healing lesson- Unconditional love


Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail

than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes. -By Gene Hill






Day 47 Healing lesson- Fur Angle


“Dogs are minor angels, and I don't mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had ALL of them, we would call them angelic. But because it's "only" a dog, we dismiss them as sweet or funny but little more. However when you think about it, what are the things that we most like in another human being? Many times those qualities are seen in our dogs every single day-- we're just so used to them that we pay no attention.”― Jonathan Carroll

Dogs are small rays of light caught on Earth for a short time to brighten our days. They are just like fur angle. I am so glad I have been touched by this ray of light. And I am able grow physically and spiritually by my Reiji’s light


Everyone is taught that angels have wings, the lucky ones of us find they have 4 paws.





Day 48 Healing lesson- Forever love

Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected and love us more than we could have hoped… that’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.

~A companion is gone but the memory lives on.

No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.

A companion is gone but the memory lives on.


Day 49 Healing lesson- Completion/ Transformation


“’Just living isn’t enough,’ said the butterfly, ‘one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.’” — Hans Christian Anderson, The Complete Fairy Tales


“A butterfly symbolizes acceptance of each new phase in life. To keep faith as everything around you changed.” — Lisa Kleypas, Rainshadow Road


Today is the 49 days of Reiji’s passing. It is a completion of his earthly life. Butterflies show up and touched our body during our walk. I knew Reiji wants us to move on life as happy as he is. Love life and live well that is his last message to me.


Reiji, spread your wings and prepare to fly for you have become a butterfly. Oh, fly abandonedly into the sun. If you should return to me, we truly were meant to be. So spread your wings and fly, butterfly.” — Mariah Carey, “Butterfly”


Till we meet again!

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