QUESTION: Masters, is it possible that animals can be our soul mates/ in our soul groups? I feel a deep soul connection to my boyfriend’s family dog. I feel such a deep love for her that I feel a deeper sense of love for all animals. Is it possible she is one of my soul mates? ~Skyler, USA
ANSWER: Only a very small number of souls choose to inhabit animal bodies – somewhere around one to two percent of all living people. Souls who choose an animal experience generally do so to have the opportunity to understand the peculiar characteristics that define that animal.
An example is a soul who chooses to be an eagle. They get the chance to feel the freedom of soaring high over the land. Their eyesight is incredible. They experience being a predator, observing, catching, and living off of tiny animals. A life as a cheetah is about adapting for survival – being able to run for distances at terrific speeds, the excitement of a chase, the moment of the kill.
Domestic animals such as dogs, cats, horses, etc. are chosen for their intimate contact with souls having human experiences. Frequently the animal soul has made some type of agreement with the human soul to be there to let them feel unconditional love as only an animal can bestow. Sometimes the pet is a guide in disguise to always be present and give encouragement to the human.
Animals may also want to see if they can fend for themselves in a human world, to get a different perspective on what responsibility for one’s actions looks like. During their lifetime, which is considerably shorter than a human’s, a pet goes through phases of learning, being controlled, experiencing manipulation, and being in a perfect position to be present as a witness for their owner’s life lessons.
Your boyfriend’s dog does have a soul within. You are not from the same soul group, but you did share a life with this soul where you were the best of friends and always had each other’s back. You talked about meeting in this time so that you would be drawn to the unique energy of animals and learn to interpret their personalities and needs. You read both regular animals – those merely animated by a spark of unconditional love energy – and those few who are souls.