It has been a few weeks since I’ve connected with you. I have had my hands full and time filled with chasing a bouncing baby boy puppy around my home and yard. He is now 3 ½ months old and is still keeping me hopping but he is a very good boy and brings me joy. Many of you may have read my blog this winter about the journey with caring for my sweet boy Waldo who passed away the end of February. My heart was heavy as he was only 6 ½ years old and I loved him dearly. From the moment Waldo was born, he lived life with such joy and enthusiasm. My new puppy keeps me hopping but Waldo kept me running! This home and yard was too small for that big spirit and any chance Waldo had he escaped. I marveled at the ways he found to have a new adventure. The phrase “where’s Waldo”, was spoken quite often around my home during his growing years!
When Waldo passed, his spirit came to me very quickly. He showed himself to me as being very excited, with his front legs pumping up and down like he couldn’t contain himself. His spirit let me know he was ready to come back into a new body very soon and wanted me to call the breeder who gave me this sweet being. I sighed every time he came to me, not because I wasn’t happy he was wanting to come back to me, but because I just wasn’t sure I was ready. I was caring for another very sick furry family member and couldn’t fathom the thought of chasing a puppy around, not to mention dealing with potty training. Nonetheless, Waldo’s soul persisted and I gave in and contacted the breeder.
Sure enough, the breeder had a litter that was growing in their momma’s womb and was to be born the first or second week of April. I realized Waldo’s soul was being very persistent as he wanted to jump into a body of one of these puppies. In fact, the thing that really surprised me was that the body had been conceived even before he had crossed over. I believe from working with many spiritual teachers and from my own inner understanding that anything is possible. Souls can find their way to this earth in any number of ways and can work things out together with other souls in terms of inhabiting a body.
Waldo’s soul tried to reassure me he would not be as “crazy” as he was in his recent life. He said in his prior life before Waldo he had been repressed and abused and never felt he was able to fully express himself and he was a bit fearful. He thanked me for letting him live his life with such abandon as he felt he was able to heal the prior wounds of the previous life fully. He said he had so much pent up energy that had not been expressed in the prior life that he couldn’t contain it at times during his life as Waldo. He knew this was hard on me at certain moments but he also knew I loved him unconditionally and for that he was extremely grateful. He said he would be easier in this lifetime for me, as he had already lived out the “crazy” part of himself as Waldo. I have to say I still was not convinced.
However, I found myself putting a deposit down for a puppy still not feeling fully sure I would proceed in bringing one home. After the litter was born, on 4/12/19, pictures were sent from the breeder. I scanned the pictures and knew within seconds which body he was in. I had talked to him about possibly being female in this life and he said he was open, but I could feel he really wanted to be a boy again. I also knew he wanted to be a Blue Merle (color) again and an Australian Shepherd. He thinks this breed is really “cool” and smart.
My eyes landed on the puppy at the end of the litter. They were all curled up together. The puppy was a Blue Merle but I had no idea if he was male or female, although the energy felt male to me. But I knew it was the Soul of my sweet furry friend. There were two other Blue Merles (who I later found out were female) but I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt, his soul was not in those bodies.
I had communicated with his soul and told him if I were to bring him home, I hoped he would be as happy as he was as Waldo and he assured me he would. I asked for a sign. In addition, I love numerology and when I added up the numbers of his birthday, I realized his birth number was one. I knew the number one would show up somehow as another way to show me it was his soul.
I went back a couple days later to the first and second pictures of the litters and my heart jumped for joy. On the fur of the puppy I felt was Waldo’s soul, was a big smiley face in his coloring. I couldn’t help but laugh! He was reassuring me he would be a happy boy. In the next picture that came, there was a big black number one in the fur of the puppy. I remember when my brother saw the picture he immediately pointed that out as well. Again, my heart leapt with joy and I was deeply touched. I found my inner reservations melting and my own inner being opening to the thought of holding this sweet boy.
Spirit is not subtle at times and I find it can be very humorous. I think sometimes we look for signs and think they will come to us in serious ways, however, I find spirit has a great sense of humor and I love finding this humor in unexpected places.
If you can keep an open mind about what I am sharing, the world can open up for you. Our loved ones who pass are only temporarily separated from us. Sometimes, they might need a bit more time on the other side before joining us again and it might not be in this lifetime. However, sometimes our loved ones come back quickly much like the soul of my sweet boy Waldo. I have no idea why he had to leave his body so early in the last lifetime, other than to know it was his time. It had to have been or he would not have left.
From my experience, animals are able to reincarnate a bit quicker than humans. The reason for this, I believe, is because, animals do not carry the same baggage as humans. They do have lessons to learn, just as Waldo showed me. However, they move through their lessons quicker when given the right opportunities and they do not hold onto negative baggage as their humans do.
Life is so magical and fun when we openly and consciously engage in the creation of our lives. We get messages all the time from our loved ones on the other side and in a myriad of ways. When you truly understand this and have a moment of this kind of magic happen for you, you will feel an incredible lightness of being! Spirit is joy and magic and this is the message I want to share.
So how is the personality of my new sweet boy, who has been in my life now for 7 weeks? He is pretty much what he said he would be. He is definitely easier than Waldo was and he is also such a joy. Don’t get me wrong, he is still a puppy and as stated above keeps me busy but he learns so quickly and seems content to stay in the yard, and enjoy this family. I’ve named him Mojo. Mojo means power and magic. Mojo has his power back after living such a healthy life as Waldo. He, once again, has shown me the magic of life in his journey back to me. And in essence, I have my Mojo back! And I am grateful and excited to see how our lives unfold together. I hope he lives a long life in this incarnation. However, his journey and timing in this life is his own. And as long as he is in my life, I hope to enjoy and share this Mojo together and with others.
Much love to all of you. I am wishing you much MOJO in your lives as well!