Several years ago Percy, an indoor/outdoor cat, disappeared. I did everything to find him but no sign. I was bereft at the loss for this cat was such a fur ball of wonderfulness. When I could stop grieving long enough, I could tune in and I felt he was still alive. I felt that strongly. Then one day, I was walking past my neighbor's house on way to kayaking and I saw a hawk sitting on rail next to place where I originally found Percy. The house was being renovated at that time (the owners were out of state) and in the day the workers would be there and then at night they would close up and leave. They were gone for the day,
When I saw the hawk, I was drawn to ask it "Where is Percy?" The hawk looked at me and then stretched his neck and tilted his head back. I looked up and saw nothing. He did it a second time, and then he flew off.
The very next day, I woke up feeling Percy's presence so strongly. I just knew, even though he had been gone for three weeks, he was alive. I went kayaking in late afternoon and had an extraordinary time with the dolphins. I felt so good for some reason. As I am walking back to my house next to where I saw the hawk, I heard a meow. I looked up and saw the upstairs door was open and there on the balcony was Percy. I was over the moon and scrambling to figure out how to get to him but he got down to me. The hawk had indicated that Percy was behind him (in the house) but I didn't get it. I had asked the workers if they had seen Percy and they indicated not. Apparently, all the noise they were making kept Percy hiding in the house, and then he would be locked in at night.
Two things. When you are separated from a loved one, you absolutely can tune into them, if your own emotions don't get in the way. There are many reports of this kind of thing. Trust yourself. The other thing is, Nature is full of answers to our questions. The more we link with her, the more we will know how to hear what she is telling us. This is the time to re-cultivate this ability. We all have it.
Percy continues to be a 'cat extraordinaire.'