How Animals’ Past Lives Inform the Present

July 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Death & In Spirit

Blogging with Amy Ruegg


The Importance of Past-Lives

in Animal Healing and Communication


From within an age of materialism and a culture looking at plants and animals as disposable and unfeeling subjects of scientific research and genetic manipulation, it may come as a surprise that our animal friends are often our spiritual companions through many lifetimes. Fortunately, even the most atheistic scientist is now duly confronted by the order arising from chaos in Chaos Theory, the functionality as well as beauty of Fractal and Sacred Geometry, the proven health benefits of prayer and meditation, and, most recently, the discovery of the “God Particle” or Higgs Boson in Particle Physics at CERN particle accelerator.

In point of fact, everything is energy. Spirit is energy. Our physical body is energy. Our thoughts and emotions are energy.

The one thing that human beings thought was unique about ourselves is our consciousness…which is just a focus of energy awareness. Yet ancient tribal peoples always knew, we borrow our consciousness, our soul, our spirit, our thoughts and emotions from a Divine Source consciousness that encompasses the Cosmos; just as we also borrow the material substance of our physical body from the earth elements, many of which are, incidentally, only produced in the fusion reactions of distant stars or in the unfathomable explosions called Super Novae. In fact, everything in the universe/multiverse has a particular energy vibration and hence a particular consciousness. And, we can all tune in to each other (animals, plants, crystals, mountains, rivers, streams, planets, stars, angels, God, spirit guides, ascended masters)—all of us can become aware of each other just as a radio tunes into different frequencies or radio stations as you adjust the dial.

In the consciousness-raising awareness of this important year of 2012, more and more people are embracing the reality of energy, alternative healing methods and their own quest for spiritual fulfillment and understanding. It is a rare pleasure to be counted amongst the individuals who tune into our animal friends, seeking understanding, joy and healing. As has been known for millennia by the ancient peoples, human beings have a Divine Essence or Spirit which can choose to take bodies for learning deep wisdom lessons. On no other energy level can the degree of learning and spiritual growth be accomplished as on the physical plane. Our animal friends have chosen a different focus in their incarnations. Theirs tends more toward a supportive role as they incarnate in their own respective physical forms. Those animals that choose wild lives untouched by human contact hold the purity of the Gaia Essence, of Wildness, of the archetype of their species. Those who more and more cross paths with people as our pets, our food, our circus entertainers, our zoo experience…these have more and more conscious goals and typically are eventually seeking a human-like incarnation at some point in the future for themselves. These interactions over many life-times are most interesting to me in my work as an animal communicator and healer. In my spiritual counseling sessions, I am always amazed at the love, friendship, devotion and sacrifice the animals offer us through our earthly journeys together.

When humans take a new physical body form or earthly life, they pass through a threshold of forgetfulness guarded by a spiritual guardian so they are no longer conscious of their past-life journey (although more and more we find children remembering certain things from their past-lives). This is necessary so that one can adjust to the current life and embrace it fully. At this time also, we humans can experience a “Fall” from paradise or separation from the Divine Source Consciousness. This happens to varying degrees depending on the person and their spiritual evolutionary state or goals. Animals, on the other hand, maintain their memory and awareness of their lifetimes, past and present, and they also maintain their connection to the Divine. Only trauma and severe abuse can push an animal out of connection with balance and Source Energy and then only for a time.

I have encountered many instances in my healing work in which an animal returned as an animal companion for the same person over and over again or until karma was healed. It is wonderful to “hear” their stories…a kitten who endured a month long trek through the wilderness to reunite with a husband and wife who were in a past-life circus leopard trainers and, of course, in that past-life this kitten was the leopard! A dog who ran away from an alcoholic owner, was hit and nearly killed by a car, was found by a Reiki healer, brought back to life and brought to a vet clinic where he recovered…and thus cleared karma with the Reiki healer (then a Native American hunter) who in a past-life had hunted and killed the dog (then a wolf) with a bow and arrow. Now, the hunter became the life-saving healer.

Many times, unexplained behaviors, pain, or illness reflects back to past-lives as well. A Corgi agility champion with middle back pain was aided when, during a reading, we discovered that her human had, in a past-life as a Native American hunted her (she was then a cottontail bunny) and the arrow had gone through at the spine in just that place. Unexplained fear of a peaceful pig by a 17 hand warm blood was elucidated during a reading…in this case the horse had shown me a past-life as the mount for a wild-boar hunter. In that past life, the boar gored the steed and caused his death! No wonder the big horse was fearful of pigs! And, no wonder the three hundred pound piggy had wriggled through the fencing from the pig farm next door to become the mascot of the horse facility…this pig had been the wild boar in that medieval past life!

These are just the tip of the iceberg…the stories go on and on! My own horse and I shared a lifetime on another planet millennia ago in which we were partners and had bodies that could fly! All of us, humans, animals, nature spirits, angels, spirit guides…we all have unique and intricate spiritual journeys that we are constantly co-creating and some of our most exciting times are when we interact in relationships between “species” or energy levels. In our relationships, we find out more about ourselves and we learn to listen to each other and hear the myriad and precious energy vibrations filling the Cosmos and sharing companionship, mutual respect and love.

I look forward to reading your comments and answering your questions.
Amy Ruegg





2 Responses to “How Animals’ Past Lives Inform the Present”
  1. jc says:

    I recently had a session with 2 cats named Pumpkin (F), who is still with us, and Sydney (M), who passed last year. I’m a bit puzzled and I’m not quite sure what the meaning is behind the information that I received.

    When I looked at a photo of Pumpkin I could see wells of tears in her eyes and felt an overwhelming sadness. I sensed that she was grieving the loss of Sydney. This was so overpowering that I also cried.

    I saw fleeting glimpses of a past life they shared together, and I felt an intense and deep love between them. I got that they were reunited again in this lifetime.

    Sydney revealed that he was still with Pumpkin “all the time-everyday” and that he felt it was his job to watch over her right now.

    When speaking with the animal’s person, she tells me that Sydney was very much an alpha male, and that he and Pumpkin really didn’t get along very well. They eventually calmed down and learned to tolerate each other later in life. The two cats were together for about 10 years before Sydney’s passing.

    Pumpkin is at least 16 years old and has been suffering from illness since around 2008. Her person feels that she may not have much life left in her. She tells me that she will try to be more aware of Pumpkin’s sadness, although she’s not really in agreement with my assessment of the sadness.

    Am I totally off here or is there more to be understood about this situation?

    I extend my deepest gratitude for any insight that can be offered!! Thank you!

    • amyruegg says:

      Hello JC,

      Thank you very much for your comment above. The first thing I would like to say is that all readings have an element of truth and validation…especially when strong emotion comes through in the way you describe. However, my method for reading is from the third-eye chakra to a large extent so I don’t become confused or overwhelmed by fully participating in the emotional experience of the animal or person being read. If the lower Chakras are used primarily…it can become difficult to discern whose emotions are whose and from what lifetime past,present, or future they stem. Neutrality and a sense of light-hearted amusement are essential tools for the psychic and we teach these tools and much more at Berkeley Psychic Institute in our classes.

      Furthermore, cats may feel and express emotion, friendship and bonding in a more aloof way due to their genetic behavioral cues…(cats, by nature tend toward independence, territoriality, and solitary life). Spiritually, it is likely that Sydney felt the deep connection to Pumpkin that you describe while in the body they may have acted this out quite differently!

      When a client is not accepting of your communication…it’s time to validate yourself and realize you are responsible for honestly communicating what you “see”, but you are not responsible for the client’s response to that communication. Good Job, JC! Keep up the good work and take every opportunity to deepen your clairvoyant tools!

      Blessings and Light,

      Amy Ruegg