Category: Death and Dying

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Erin Pavlina

Are deceased pets jealous when we get new pets?

“I had my dog, Jackson, for 12 years before I had to put him down. I was devastated and figured I’d never get another dog. But 3 months later I fell in love with another dog, got her from the shelter, and now I’m worried that Jackson is jealous or thinks I don’t love him. Are deceased pets okay with us having other pets in our lives? I don’t want him to be mad at me.” – Marisa The bonds we create between ourselves and our animal companions can be amazingly strong. When our animals die it’s like losing a

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Death and Dying
Erin Pavlina

When You Just Don’t Want to Be on Earth Any Longer

I get a lot of emails from people who really want to end their lives and go back to the ether. Recently I got this email from a gal and I think a lot of people can relate to it: “What do you do if you don’t want to be here on Earth anymore and are occasionally suicidal? Every single day you believe you are supposed to be, or prefer without a doubt to be, in Heaven with God, Jesus and our past family and friends from our various lives. Every single day it consumes my mind and I don’t

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Erin Pavlina

Do we have free will on the other side?

“I have often wondered, do we still have free will in the ether? Do choices still have consequences in the after-life? Or is it somehow different? Since I imagine time and space have different meaning there, maybe we just can’t know?”

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