Maitland answered a variety of questions in our lectures at the Denver Body Mind Spirit Celebration Fair last weekend. Following is an excerpt from last weekend. For future Maitland “appearances” see our Events page.
Event Attendee: My question is about animals since you like animals so much.
Event Attendee: When we lose our loved pets, do they…I know that they become a spirit, and they’re around us still, but do they ever come back to the same family or do they come back in human form?
Maitland: That is a great question. It’s very fun. Because, as you stated…yes, animals do cross over and they are high level spirits as well, they come in to fulfill a role many times and the reason I like animals…one of the big reasons I do besides the fact that they’re cute is I like animals because they don’t have the kind of filters and rational mind so they stay very connected to source and they stay very focused on their mission, what they come in to do. And so yes, animals will cross over and if a family asks for it and it serves a purpose, a lot of times they do come back. It may be a slightly different animal but their soul will come back into the same family because their lives are so short, unfortunately, they might cycle back for another stage in your life, and there are animals that will switch back and forth. There are spirits that have incarnated as humans previously and by agreement they may come in as an animal to be a teacher to somebody and use that form to be a teacher.
This question made me think about our cat Sting, who died in 2010. The part about the animal being a teacher resonated with me, as (if you’ve read in our bios) Sting and Kent agreed on a contract regarding Kent writing a song about their relationship. Sting passed peacefully the morning after Kent had written the chorus for this tribute song, “Through the Eyes of God”. Here’s the video: