Animal “Walk-Ins” – A Different Kind of Reincarnation

Is this Moose, Merlin, or both?

What’s going on? The number of reincarnation cases I’ve been getting these past few weeks has been mind-boggling. Maybe it’s just a reflection of the fact that more people are believing in the fact that souls reincarnate… including animal souls. Or maybe it’s because more souls are striving to evolve more quickly by existing on our planet (which I have read somewhere). Whatever the reason, many of us are searching like mad for those special animals we have lost, hoping they come back to us SOON, so that we can continue to share this lifetime together.

To say the least, this has been a very interesting time, and one of the aspects of reincarnation that has been coming to the forefront for me lately with the animals is “walk-ins.” Moose/Merlin, to the left is a perfect example.

But first, for those who may not be familiar with the term “walk-in” as it applies to reincarnation, it simply means that one soul trades places with another soul and takes over that soul’s body, with both souls in agreement. Apparently this is more easily done when there has been an accident or a near death experience and the soul previously inhabiting the body is ready to leave. Usually one soul replaces the other, but sometimes both souls “share” the same body–again, by agreement. And, at least as far as my understanding goes, the souls are usually members of the same “soul group.”

I never thought about how this might apply to animals until a few years ago when I had my first walk-in case where a deceased dog entered another dog who was at a rescue sanctuary. The person involved was very drawn to the particular rescue dog in question, so the soul of her deceased companion zipped right in–by agreement–and co-inhabited the body of the rescu’ee, who was four or five years old at the time and was happy to share her body but not ready to leave. This was my first up-close-and-personal insight into this phenomenon and the fact that it occurs with animals as well as humans. In this case, how the departed spirit chose to display her traits and prove who she was to her person was most fascinating and very specific.

But back to Moose/Merlin. I had an inquiry (through this blog, actually) about a kitten who had come to the attention of a woman whose cat, Merlin, had crossed the Rainbow Bridge not long before. Merlin had been a beautiful black cat with great wisdom. The new kitten was black but, well, he had a lot going on. He had obviously been through major trauma and had some injuries, including a broken jaw. He was not even old enough to be weaned but had somehow found his way into our subject’s life and heart. She of course was not looking for a Merlin replacement but took the kitten in to help rehabilitate him.

And so began the story. Shortly after taking him in, she began to realize there was something special about this kitten and the way they had come together, even though he was born before Merlin departed. The kitten also exhibited a few very particular kitten traits that had been predominant in Merlin when he was a wee lad. Too much to ignore. So, while she called him “Moose” starting out, our reader feels sure that Moose is Merlin, and came back to her as a walk-in, in spite of great odds and life-threatening circumstances. And I happen to agree.

This is how it often happens. Seemingly by accident. Not in ways one could predict. If we are meant to be together, we souls have a divine knowing and understanding of how to make that happen. And sometimes, if all else fails, it’s through coming into a body that already exists, trading places, and settling down into the niche we’re meant to be in–with the person who’s waiting for us.


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    Heather Brown said,

    Hi! I found this site by looking online for the past few days for the answer to my question. I have searched many websites. This walk-in section made me realize I might be right.. About a week ago my 3 yr old large dog got hit by a car. After we finally found his body we sat around the living room devastated.. Then we hear his scratch on the door one last time. I have no clue what that meant. I was afraid it was a goodbye and cried even more or maybe even a Im here still but still nothing made me feel better. I then go to a shelter bc I needed just something to help thinking another puppy could get my mind off of him. So I get there and see a 3 month old puppy that looked almost identical to my recent dog. I dont know if bc it looked like him or what but I had to have her. The first day home I started seeing things my other dog use to do. I mean I see alot! My husband says its bc its a puppy or all dogs might act like that. Not true! The crazy thing is I dont feel like my other dog has died anymore. I dont stress about it like I thought I was stuck with for a very long time. After my dog passed I couldnt wait for everyone to leave to just let loose and cry cry beg for him to come back. I asked for another chance to have him and I promised I would let him sleep on the furniture. He always wanted to but I just didnt want a huge dog on furniture! Do you think I have a walk-in? Im so happy to have read this!!!!

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      Hi Heather! Thanks for posting. And yes, I personally think you most probably DO have a walk-in. For one thing, your “knowing.” There wasn’t really a question in your mind. And secondly, you weren’t “looking.” You just trusted what happened and what came to you. Too often we humans get so wrapped up in wondering whether an animal is coming back, and worrying about how we’ll find him or how we’ll recognize him, that we can’t see the forest for the trees… and fall into total self-doubt. Trusting your instincts and your heart is everything in a situation like this, and that is exactly what you have done! So, without tuning in, I feel sure this little one is your wonderful boy returned. I love the way these miracles often work! Thanks again for posting!

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        Heather Brown said,

        Thank you so much for your reply! You are very right. I havent thought to much about reincarnation in my lifetime only was very very scared of death now it dont seem so bad when you truly think of how life “cycles” work!

        Thanks again!

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    Bren said,

    I came to my current boy (Roo) through a series of coincidences when he was about 5 months old. His predecessor (Pete) died 3 months previously and I was heartbroken. I’d had him for 10 years, he replaced another great love (Motor Moe) by another series of coincidences. I both circumstances it was before I was planning on getting another dog again, not feeling ready to replace my loves. After reading this article, I started to beleive that maybe Roo and Pete were walk-ins.
    Pete was homeless and found in the pound, Roo was owned originally by people who had never had a dog, and left him outside or in a cage. In both instances, for me and them the bond was instant and unbreakable. When I finished the article, as an experiment, I called out the name Motor. Roo, who was sleeping, sprung up, ran to me, jumped in lap, hugged and kissed me with great joy. I know it’s him now, and I know he’s glad I’ve finally figured it out. I hope he comes back forever as my 75lb lap dog.

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