Yesterday, with help from our wonderful vet, we said goodbye to the beautiful form that our Nettie the Wondercat occupied for close to sixteen years. I'll offer some of what I sent to family and friends yesterday:
I wanted to share this news so that you might remember now, especially today, tonight, and in the coming few days, to join in celebrating the Light for her, with her. To ease the movement of her spirit cleanly into wherever it is she goes.
I loved her, and continue to love her, profoundly. And as deeply sad as I am, my number one job here is to remember the Light. To be that light, remember that the light is Love that fuels creation, so that I can play my part in helping this beautiful being relax into that light, trusting it fully.
So? If you would? I'd ask you to do whatever it is which is most appropriate for you that might be part of that. Light a candle. Say a prayer. Or just take a deep breath, close your eyes, and know and see your own light. Know it's joined with hers, and with everyone you've ever loved. And everyone they have ever loved. And on and on. Don't put a limit on it!
I wanted to read this just before the euthanasia, but composure was elusive, and I didn't want the words read through a tentative, broken voice. I wanted the words read with strength, with conviction. My husband, bless him, read this for us all:
Remember the clear light, the pure clear white light from which everything in the universe comes, to which everything in the universe returns; the original nature of your own mind. The natural state of the universe unmanifest. Let go into the clear light, trust it, merge with it. It is your own true nature, it is home.
Godspeed little girl. Godspeed.