Some people might be curious about my business name, and wonder how the loss of something so treasured, could possibly be perceived as beautiful. How can you possibly call death beautiful, right?
When my dog had to be euthanized, naturally we were beyond devastated. But we summoned every bit of inner strength we had, and vowed that he would have the peaceful, warm and loving send off he deserved. We talked, laughed, hugged him, sung him his favourite song and told him it was okay, and that he was a good boy. I loved those last moments and i recall them fondly.
I know to some that might sound crazy, but to me death has a very beautiful aspect to it, and it's an honour to be with someone for their last moments, whether person or animal.
Of course the physical side of death is incredibly hard. Anyone who has ever spent time with someone who is in palliative care, will know how awful and traumatic it can be. From a human or physical perception, lets face it, death is horrible.
However, that is looking at it with physical eyes and not from a spiritual perspective.
If you think about the birth of a baby - there is a whole lot of pain, but it's so special in spite of the pain because a soul has just embarked on a new experience. This is just like death - a lot of pain, (perhaps emotional in this instance) but a soul has transitioned and will continue to fulfil its ultimate purpose. Both birth and death are equally as special to me for this reason. Of course this will come down to an individuals belief system also.
The "Beautiful" in my business name not only refers to those love filled final moments that can be so very special, but also gives reference to our souls journey of birth, death and everything in between.
No matter how your pet has passed, or under what circumstance, your bond with them remains just as beautiful as it always was, and always will be..
In Joy & Love