ok, the book I am referring to is "Talking To Heaven" by James Van Praagh. I picked it up after the death of a longtime/close friend. I'm sure all w/go through at some point in their lives & this was my way of helping the grief. Again, this was MY choice to read this, it may or may not help others, but it does mentione the part about our animals waiting for us & someone else taking care of them until you arrive.
I believe in re incarnation, I have ALOT of reason to believe this. I believe that you will have a choice in whether you can come back. I believe that we all have a lesson to learn with each life. My husband believes that too, he says that if you fail in your lesson, you will be returned until you "get" it. For instance, if someone were to abuse a dog badly, they could possibly come back as a dog that got abused. Or something like that. It is a strong varience there. I do not like the thought of a particular "god" ruling over everything we do. In my mind, there is too much pain in this world for their to be someone controlling and watching everything. I do believe everything happens for a reason though. And in itself, all will reveal itself in time. It is not something we can control or ever have knowledge for, so therefore, we should live everyday to its fullest and love life and care for all living things. Care not about the small stuff that intrudes upon our daily lives in a unhappy way but care for the tiny things that make this world great. If everyone cared for ONE tiny thing, this world would be a better place.
Energy yes, instead of plopping us in a casket, were supposed to be put in the ground, which in turn would nurish things like the local plant life. I would never down religion and beliefs, because they play a huge role in different nationalities/races.(some good/some bad) It helps people get through hardships and loss.(It gives them hope and something to look forward to) It directs people and gives some direction for their lives. I went to church and Sunday school as a Kid for many years. But I never found comfort in something that may or may not be true. You don't have to beleive in God to be a good person, or care about others. Ever hear the phrase "The Teachings of Jesus Christ" I think at one time there was this guy, we will call him Jesus (probly not his real name) In those times, the standards of liveing were probly not good, people were mean to eachother. He probly preached to change things, good chance he had a following......Anyways, I think alot of the real info has been lost over time. Kind of like telling a secret, and it eventually comes back to you and the info is messed up.
Katz - No offence but would you please leave the decision of whether this discussion should take place to the moderators...I can appreciate the fact that you have issues (so did I at one point) with God and are uncertain about the whole religion issue but I don't think there is anything wrong in discussing animals and their place in the afterlife; I have had a bad time of it lately where I have lost a few of my beloved animals and I find comfort in the thought that maybe, just maybe there is hope that I may see them again one day.