Last Updated on January 23, 2017
Ask any animal lover which relationships mean the most to them and they’re bound to list their pets pretty high up on that list. But can a pet be a soulmate?
Many spiritual teachers say ‘yes.’ But you have to have a clear understanding of the term ‘soulmate.’ Many people wrongly believe that soulmates are always romantic connections. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
We typically come across many soulmates during our lifetimes. Some we may become involved with romantically. But often, soulmates will make up other relationships in our lives such as family members or friends. The differentiating factor between a soulmate and everyone else is that soulmates come from the same soul group that you come from. And animal souls can come from the same soul group that you come from as well.
Some people who have had multiple pets will describe the relationship with one pet as being particularly close. That could be a soulmate. Or perhaps it’s an animal that doesn’t even belong to you. A person who is drawn to work in a zoo or a place where animals are housed, for example, may experience a close connection with one of the animals that he or she works closely with.
One characteristic of soulmate relationships is that they tend to repeat themselves. In other words, we tend to have relationships with our soulmates in multiple lifetimes. In one lifetime, a soulmate may be a best friend, while in another lifetime, that soulmate may be a sibling. There are past life stories in which people believe that the pet they have in a current life is the same pet they had in a previous life, as well.
Another characteristic of soulmate relationships is that they typically teach us valuable lessons. One of the greatest lessons that a pet can teach us is the joy of taking care of another who depends upon us for its every need. Pets can also teach unconditional love — both how to give it and how to receive it.
Since a pet soulmate connection is so deep, it can be devastating to lose that pet whether it is through death or some other means. Some people find solace by looking to pet psychics to communicate with their pets whether they are still alive or have crossed over to the other side.
If you believe that your pet is one of your soulmates, express gratitude for that soulmate relationship. It shows that you are an open channel for attracting your soulmate relationships, so be ready to attract others into your life, as well.