Laura Lee, from Canada, had a cat named Crabby. Guess why. The cat was mean; she showed no consideration to anyone but Laura Lee. In fact, she loved Laura Lee so much, she’d get under her feet so that Laura Lee would trip.
Laura Lee used to think that she was Crabby’s owner. Cats know humans have it backward, but cats are very generous. They allow humans their little vanities. If people want to think they’re the owners, that’s all right. Just bring the food at the usual time, and they’ll let it go.
After nine and a half years, Crabby passed on. Within a year, Laura Lee got a call from her son.
“Our cat has been in labor for three days and is having a very hard time,” he said. “It doesn’t look as if she’s going to make it, nor any of the kittens either. Could you come over and see what you can do?”
Laura Lee was a registered nurse, but she wasn’t sure how she’d be able to help a cat deliver her kittens. When she got there, she found that the first kitten was sideways in the birth canal, blocking it so that none of the kittens could be born. The mother cat was so tired that she simply couldn’t fight anymore, and it looked almost as though she were going to give up.
Laura Lee got the kitten straightened out and pretty soon the kittens were being born, one by one. When kitten number three was born, the three humans in the room felt a presence immediately.
They looked at the third little kitten and said, “It’s Crabby. Crabby the cat’s come back!”
Animals Are Soul Too
One of the basic beliefs in Eckankar is reincarnation. You and I are Soul. And this will be news for some people, but animals are Soul too. Cats, dogs, and birds carry bodies the same as humans do.
We wear a body like a suit. When it gets old and worn out, we get rid of it. Soul then goes to one of the heavens. St. Paul spoke of the third heaven, meaning there are more than two. Soul goes to one of these heavens; It has experiences there in a body that fits that heaven, that’s of the same vibration and matter. This is important, because otherwise people in that heaven couldn’t see each other.
People on earth couldn’t see each other if their bodies were composed of something other than physical substance. That’s where ghosts come in. They’re not of a physical substance.
A Strong Bond of Love
The mother cat recognized that Crabby II was Laura Lee’s cat from the last lifetime. And so, on the next visit, the mother cat brought the little kitten to her. Crabby II had exactly the same mannerisms as she did in her old body as Crabby I. But instead of being mean, she was kind and gentle and sweet to everyone.
She still had the same habit of getting underfoot and tripping her pet, the human. Cats that love you very emotionally will be underfoot all the time, so you never know if you’re going to make it from one room to another.
Cats’ tails always cause a meow of pain and indignation like, Why did you step on me again? The human pets can’t always look down there through bifocals to see what’s going on. A cat doesn’t know this, and a cat doesn’t care.
Crabby II Remembers
After about a year, Crabby II became a mother herself. Crabby II lost her milk, but she remembered how things should be done.
She came to Laura Lee, and she said, “Here take care of my kittens,” because Laura Lee had also raised Crabby II. Every hour and a half around the clock, from the time the kittens were three days old until they were weaned, guess who had to get up and feed them? Laura Lee. Sometimes she didn’t want to wake up, but Crabby II would nibble on her ear until she would have to get up and do it. You can guess who was very happy once the kittens were weaned.
Then Crabby II remembered the next thing: “Hey, this registered nurse litter-trained me. I think she can litter-train my kittens too.” So she turned the kittens over to Laura Lee for litter training.
Laura Lee had had a very good relationship with Crabby I. They had their own private language. They could speak to each other, communicate by images. Cats are very good at that. It’s a form of mental telepathy. Those of you who are cat owners know that. Crabby II had that ability and more.
Excerpted from: How to Survive Spiritually in Our Times, by Sri Harold Klemp
Pour nous eckiste, c’est vraiment une réalité et une vérité que des animaux sont des âmes au même titre que nous les humains. Nous leurs donnons l’amour et ils nous le retournement aussi sans condition. Merci Mahanta pour nous apprendre cette vérité.
Will our corgi/lab that we lost 3/12/2020 come back to us one day? When? We miss him so very much.
So sorry for the loss of your beloved corgi/lab. Animals are such an integral part of our lives and lend such support in difficult times, you must especially miss him in these trying times.
Your question is not one that’s easy to answer except that believing it is true opens the window for his Soul to return. When It’s going to happen is another story!
I have an adorable corgi/lab, Gracie. We rescued her when she was about two. She looks like a little yellow lab, people often mistake her for a puppy.
We used to have another dog named Gracie, she was a Full size yellow lab that we rescued also. Every once in a while I will see a glimmer in Gracie 2’s eyes that reminds me of a look that
Gracie 1 would give me. It’s like a recognition,
“hey there, do you see me”?
Gracie 1 passed a few years before we got Gracie 2. We had another dog in between. But the lapse could be because we didn’t get Gracie 2 until she was almost two years old. But I believe she found us again. We love her gentle spirit which, as a rescue, has endured who knows what. But she is always grateful for our Love as we are of hers!
I do hope your little dog returns to your family and that you recognize Soul…many Blessings!
After losing my son, I think I feel similar to you. I have this deep love and longing to have him a part of my life again. However,My attachment has to be balanced with a desire for him to have the experiences he needs in the future, Without encumbrances pulling on him. In other words I want him to have the greatest freedom possible To fulfill his spiritual destiny in Eck. Because of the Mahanta & the HU, while here, my son was shown a few lifetimes and he shared memories of when we were together in a past life. The same may be true for you & your beloved corgi-lab. The sea of Sugmad’s love is the glue that keeps all life working, so I trust that great love is magnetic & pervasive in its power to draw together again those who love each other, regardless of species.
A lovely story. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for this story. The fact of reincarnation answers many questions about life itself. So happy your cat back less crabby!!!
My Pippin just passed on Friday from Lymphoma. He was my loving and lovable kitty. I hope and pray he comes back. We had a special bond. During this last month on lockdown, we were inseparable. Friday he went out to the backyard and passed on. Is there anything I can do to ask him if he would come back?
I am truly sorry for your Loss Stephania, I lost my one of my Labradors to Lymphoma, I know how painful it is to lose a dear pet.
That said, I have NO doubt that Soul can come back to be with someone it loved.
I’ve had one dog “Soul” return two more times as one of our dogs. She was my first dog I owned as an adult, a beautiful German named Sheba who lived a long wonderful life with us. After dying she returned as a Black Lab. I knew it was the same Soul, but sometimes our physical minds need reassurance and so one day we had a friend staying with us from Australia. While I was cooking dinner Henry sat on a Loveseat in the den petting Sable, as he stroked her he said, “what a beautiful girl you are “Sheba”. I immediately asked why he called her Sheba. He said, “I didn’t realize I did, I know her name is Sable!” It was exactly the reassurance our family needed.
When Sable died, this same Soul returned to our family once again, this time as a yellow lab who we named Sage. The Love bond we share with this Soul has been so strong and each time she(IT) returns our relationship grows stronger as does our faith in reincarnation.
Each time one of our pets dies(or we prefer to say “translates” as it is just the death of the body allowing that Soul to move on to a new healthy body), we await it’s reincarnation as our next pet!
Another very good example of a beloved pet returning to its family is, “The Cat With a Heart” , http://www.animalsaresoul.blog/2019/04/16/cat-with-a-heart/
You may enjoy this joyful story and it may give you hope that your Pippin will return to you as well. This story will remind you to first; believe it’s possible to re unite with your cat in a new body, second; listen, when spirit gives you clear signals to find him/her and last; accept the gift when You recognize “that Soul” is returning to your circle!
And hey, the possibilities are endless, maybe Pippin will return as a bird, or horse or dog….It’s his choice!
yes thanks for this story, i recently lost my alpha, during lockdown in my country, the situation was not the nicest way for him to pass, but we have talked since, and i understand better the situation. we had a language too, he knew lots of words, and i helped him to live his way on his journey.
Thank you for this beautiful story ✨✨✨