So this is me trying to get back to posting something once a day, a worthy goal for any wannabe writer on the net. Today’s subject revolves around reincarnation and specifically people reincarnating into household pets. I’ve never really read anything on this idea, thus my interest in the idea. If living within every moment of your life, is the ultimate goal to conscious living, then the life of a cat comes pretty close to this. If you live with cats you understand how articulate, speculative, and precise a cat can be when it moves about its day. Although you’d say speculation is part of a forward thinking, future based mental process, it’s more so instant speculation and instant decision making. Just watch as your cat eyeballs you with its dead stare, right before it either moves towards you or swats at spirits us mere humans will never see.
13 years of sizing up each moment, opportunity, or curious adventure and testing their bodies limits. (stretching, clawing, yawning, licking at odd angles) 13 years, all provided for carte blanche; food, housing, heating, water, activities, love, compassion, and whatever brand of cat nip they so desire. In short, living like miniature furry kings and queens. Ultimately the destiny little girls aspire to, as their parents read to them about beautiful princesses that essentially make it through life just for being beautiful – all is provided. (Hopefully these same girls grow up to desire a life that’s somewhat more fulfilling and empathetic towards others, but you understand my point.)
So what if cats and dogs are just housing the souls of very old human souls? It’s the last go around, the last time these souls will ever take on physical properties that are allowed to roam around planet earth. A great way to sum up your soul’s existence, by being in a state of complete “awareness” never having to consider the past or future, just required to be a simple cat or dog. And all the while your human owner will cherish you, look out for you, train your small cat or dog body with all the habits you’ll have to take on – lest you not piss off said owner too frequently. But you’ll receive an overall feeling of being honored as a pet, something never dreamed of while in a human state. This is of course assuming that your owner would be a caring, loving, and compassionate gatekeeper for your last go around on earth.
Karma would have to play into being with an owner that was physically/mentally harmful, or just plain ignored your existence, maybe feeding you just often enough to keep you alive. Maybe for some sick sadistic reason.
You have to reason then, just like humans, that to every cuddly cat or playful dog that exists, the opposite must be true. Orphaned dogs, runaway dogs, rebel dogs, killer dogs, and all the rest. Karma pets through and through. But this hypothesis relies on the fact that humans last pit stop with reincarnation is by being either a pet or animal. An abandoned animal would be a human soul that left his or her own family and now must face the opposite, albeit in a very fragile body that cannot speak a human’s language. The situations pets or animals are found in our reality could all just be seen in a cause and effect kind of way – a karmic retribution pattern.
12-15 years is about the average amount for any household pet to live and if you were truly living in the moment as a pet, I’m sure this time would seem more like 4-5 years or maybe even less. But what a way to cap off your soul’s earthly existence. No need for language, no need to be understood, no need to form a career, care for kids, etc. Pure being, with a never ending amount of naps strewn about the day. And throughout this venture, a constant source of love for your owner, a pure energetic being that radiates love and compassion just by being there. Hitler cats, Gandhi cats, Stalin dogs, Pope John dogs, and whatever other personality you could translate into an animal.