So here we are, this is me - Ted Terrier - and human Mum – Jane Knight – calling from The Rainbow Bridge to my human sister – Emma Knight – on earth. We have no idea how or if this is going to work cos Emma has to receive us – but we think she is ready cos she has picked up my little red paper journal – and me and Mum are certainly ready – we’ve been ready for some time. When I was down on earth in the fur, I sat next to Emma – or sometimes on her lap - on the sofa and she just knew what I wanted to say and wrote it down. But this is now harder cos we are sitting very far apart as well as close and for the very far apart bit there is a lot of stuff between us but there is also a lot of stuff between us even though our souls are very close too. It is difficult to explain but Jane says it is like there are waves between us and it only works if the waves are doing the same movements at the same time and otherwise the connection line – like a telephone – is very crackly and hard to hear – and then it’s like Chinese Whispers. Chinese is a human language that is very hard for humans who aren’t Chinese to learn, and that’s why Jane is saying Chinese Whispers cos it can be easy to ‘get’ what we are saying wrong. So what Emma will ‘get’ and write down could not be what we mean – but that could be funny too. We think with all the difficult things happening down on earth, you -humans and other species – need to hear from us here and ‘get’ our love too. As readers of my other stories and books will know, Emma and I often had different thoughts on things so she used to argue with me. Mum and I might think different things too, which might make this even more confusing, but life – both on Earth and here at The Bridge – is an adventure and this trying to communicate will make it even more of one.
So – Jane says “Hang on to your potatoes!” – I say you can find them in the ground and I’d dig them up for you if I was there in a body, or you might have some in a cupboard in your kitchen, or you can get them from a shop. – Jane says “Did Dad enjoy his Bombay potatoes, Em?” – And now we can see Emma smiling – she knows it’s us – Emma and my human Dad, Peter, went to eat Bombay potatoes for his birthday and they are his favourite kind of potato – but they only had to go to a restaurant for them and not all the way to Bombay. “Sit tight”, says Jane – now Emma knows we’ve been watching her doing her physiotherapy - which is therapy for muscles a bit like I gave her the warmth of my body as therapy for her muscles but physiotherapy is more active - and making her bum tight. Jane says we start a story with “Are you sitting comfortably…” and I say “With your bum tight and holding on to your potatoes… Jane, “Now we’ll begin…”
We are going to start with Emma’s dream cos it’s what we want to talk about – it and what it means and what we’d like to say about it. Dreams are also a way of meeting up with your loved ones who are no longer in the same place as you so we can join Emma there. And also some humans think they are a way of understanding things that maybe they can’t when they are awake and using muddled thinking as I call it when they are trying to think really cleverly and making things complexicated – in dreams a human thinks more freely. Emma dreamt she was in a ‘alien ship’ driven by a ‘madman’. She was trying to save a little innocent puppy, who looked like me but also looks like the cat who owned her as a teenager – which is what a human is called when they are between 12 and 20 years old – it wasn’t the cat who was a teenager – he was a cat. In one of my previous stories we called that cat Greymalkin – as you may know my stories are factionalised which means some real things and some made up. Here, Mum and I want to use his real name so we can tell Emma some wonderful news - Nibbins is here too and is me too! Our spirits went into two different furry bodies – both to help and love you, Emma. And up here even though we are the same spirit we can be separate or together, so that’s why you saw us as one little puppy looking like both of us. As you’ve always said, Nibbins was a cat who thought he was a dog and this is why. And, Emma, you want to save us from ‘aliens’ and ‘madmen’. We and you know why you dreamt that. You – and many other humans – are very worried about what is happening in the world now, and if Mum was still down there, she would be very anxious as you said yourself cos we know you were very worried about how scared she’d feel. She feels sad that you’re worried, but there’s nothing to be scared of we say. Remember all this is human muddled thinking cos some of you think too much - or as you’d say ‘overanalyze’ and try to fix it – and others think they know what’s right cos someone also with muddled or even muddling thinking has told them that’s how it will be when it isn’t. And then everyone tries to make decisions cos of this thinking and gets into even more of a muddle. Brexit is just a muddle and nobody who is supposed to know what it means does know what it means and neither does anybody else. Mum says it’s not very sensible – and that’s not cos it’s silly like how she is in a funny way – but cos it doesn’t have a plan that will help anyone. Humans get scared of other beings – human or another species – who they think are ‘aliens’ – who are different to them – and then they feel under threat and think they have to run away or be rescued from them – or put up a wall to stop them getting into where they live. But all of you are really beings just in different bodies with different colours and maybe liking and wanting different things, but all you really want is to feel safe and loved and you can have that just by caring about each other like I – and all other dogs – do. And the ‘madman’ you think is in control – he isn’t really – some human beings have more muddled thinking than others. And if you look at him and listen to him, it might seem as though he has very clever thinking and is saying unkind things and that is cos he is very muddled himself and does not know what he is doing. So many humans feel out of control and that things aren’t working for them, so they have chosen to follow humans who say I can give you something different and it will be better – it will be ‘great’ again – and you can ‘take back control’. But there is no control, except by being loving and kind and helping the poor humans who don’t see that see it.
Mum says someone does need to help make sure the climate on earth is protected cos climate change is real and if it changes even more then you will all ‘get roasted’ or ‘boiled alive’ or ‘frozen solid’ and that is what Nibbins JRT needs to be rescued from by you and other humans by seeing that you can stop it getting worse. So there does need to be an agreement on that but it might not be the one there already is, but think the right amount – even though it may seem complexicated – and save the planet so her favourite Sir David Attenborough can still make films about all the wonderful life on earth.
So Ted and Mum say lots of love and less chemicals or maybe the only chemical is love. The message we want to give you on Earth from the Rainbow Bridge is not ‘hatred and harm’, but ‘love and looking after’.Love and licks, Jane and Ted XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
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