About Christine Kowal

Self Portrait


‘Self Portrait’ Acrylic paint on canvas, 16″ x 20″ by Christine Kowal

You have Absolutely and Completely everything that you need inside of you. The Spark of God Light Love Universe Creator The Holy Spirit Inside.

I am going to use Christian words. So if your belief system and language is different please substitute in your own words.

The Beginning of My Journey to Life After Life

‘Tanya’ photographed by Mark Russell

When my baby girl Tanya died I got very very sad. Tanya was half Arctic wolf and half long haired collie. Really Dark Grey sad. I couldn’t take deep breaths and I didn’t really want to talk to anyone, what was the point?

Now I have been talking to God /Spirit /the Spirit of those whose physical bodies have died all of my life. So I did know that although Tanya’s physical body had died that her spirit was very much alive, that her spirit couldn’t die, that was the spark of God inside of her.

Now with Tanya I got so very sad because Tanya was my Baby Girl, that’s what I used to call her. The grief was so complete I couldn’t find her spirit.

‘Grief’ by Christine Kowal 11″ x 15″ Acrylic paint on paper

It turns out grief is fear and fear is like a wall that you can’t get through. But Absolute fear that you will never see them again is a full round brick wall that you put up around yourself, taking yourself away from everything and everybody so that you can’t feel anything or anyone because you’re afraid the moment any little feeling sneaks back in all of the pain will come flooding back in.

Now I didn’t know all of this at the time of Tanya’s death but I did know something was very wrong. I was very sad, couldn’t get out of my bed in the morning sad. And I couldn’t find Tanya, I couldn’t connect to her spirit and my whole world had gone flat and grey.

I made a two part vow.

The first part was: To never get that sad again. Once I got out of this place I was going to figure out how to follow or stay with the spirit of the one I LOVED as their physical body went through the process of dying and their spirit went home to God.

It took about about a year to be able to breathe again, I spent that year leaning how to feel life again and then I started on a journey of following the spirit of the ones I love through the dying process.

Tanya had been my first major death. Up until that point in my life I’d been pretty lucky around death.

However Tanya’s death begun an onslaught as loved Animal family members and Human family members and Family who are Friends began dying and as each one died I got a little further staying with them in the process. It took ten years and finally with Zeus I made it all the way through with his spirit.

‘Zeus’ by Christine Kowal, Mixed media on paper

You see the way to not be so sad when someone you love dies is to stay with their spirit.

Now there’s another part to this which took me another ten years to work towards and understand. And that is that we have a spark of God inside of us:

God or the Creator whatever your word for who made you, made everything and everyone and sits at the centre of all living beings. Thats why your gut instinct or inner knowing is always the right answer. It is the spark of God inside of you, connected to God, connected to the spark of God inside of everybody else or every other living being.

Through the years I have experienced the death of many loved ones. One of the things about having Animals as my immediate family is they are filled with Pure White Light and that they simply don’t live as long as we do.

But what I call their turn around time is fast. That part of them, that spark fo God, their spirit that goes home to God also comes back to us, not exactly the same. God’s choice, when we are ready.

And when they come back, we can recognize them and bring them back into our lives. More on how to do that later.

The second part of my vow that I made:

Was that I would not write this story until Tanya’s spirit came back to me. Some of my Animals and I are on our third time together( as I said before there’s a little more to it than that. But we can show you how.)

This is Tanya’s spirit’s first time back to me.

This is Caleb also known as Bunnie. Caleb’s a Chihuahua. Our God Spark is Forever Photographed by Christine Kowal (His Mama)

When Tanya was sick at the end, one of the hardest things was that she was big and I couldn’t lift her. God thinks of Everything.

I have never gotten that sad again and you don’t have to either. I can show you how to stay connected to the spirit of the one’s you love, through the process of their physical body dying.

You can feel their love and joy and see them in spirit.And you can learn to open yourself up and recognize them when God sends their spark back to you.

Our God Spark is Forever

If you want to Stay Connected

Jesus Healing Me While I Sleep


By Christine Kowal

Acrylic Paint on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed

Love Peace Family

‘Family, Leo On His Way Home To God’

By Christine Kowal

Acrylic Paint And Mixed Media on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed

‘Bervie, Farther From Toronto Than I Had Planned’

By Christine Kowal

Acrylic Paint on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed

Heart Energy, Love, Spirit

‘The Heart Energy Program’

By Christine Kowal

Mixed media on paper

The Pet Generation

‘The Pet Generation – ‘Family, Helmut, Zoe And Lenin’ by Christine Kowal, oil paint on canvas, 24″ x 36″

I started and ran ‘The Pet Generation’ for ten years in Toronto. I’m an Artist and an Animal Whisperer. So ‘The Pet Generation was about solving Animal Problems and Animal Family Pet Portraits. I had a process called Gentle Training.

First I would meet with the client and we would discuss the problem. The first meeting usually took place at a Starbucks closest to their home. That usually gave me a pretty good idea of the problem and how we would start and it gave them an idea of how I worked.

They would tell me what was going on and I would ask questions. I also had my Animal Portraits hung at different Starbucks around Toronto.

Once we were working together, we would locate where the problem began. Why their Animal Family Member was acting out and then create a resolution that would work for both of them, and the actions that would be required to bring this resolution into play.

‘Parenting’ By Christine Kowal, mixed media on paper, 16′ x 20″

To resolve a problem would usually takes three to four sessions over a period of about two months. During this time there would be specific gentle actions that would be required and I would also teach them how to talk to their Animal Family member and understand how their Animals were responding.

Animals bottom line is love so to get something shifted permanently that has to be part of the conversation. I helped hundreds of Pets and their Parents while I had ‘The Pet Generation.’

Tanya actually showed me how to put the process into a time line so it would make more sense to the Pet Parents. She was in spirit by then but we had reconnected.

The Pet Generation was created with love. The Animals I worked with loved their parents so much and their parents loved their Animals so much it made me realize we all have so much to give when we work from the love inside of us.

Liberty Village, Toronto

‘My Studio In Toronto The WareHouse Disrict’

By Christine Kowal

Mixed Media on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed

Zalman Yanovsky and Rose's Farm

Zalman Yanovsky And Rose Richardson’s Farm Home For Three Years’

By Christine Kowal

Acrylic Paint on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed

I Studied Fine Art In Venice Italy

‘In Venice Italy God Showed Me His Plan’

By Christine Kowal

Mixed Media on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed

Queen's University Where I Studied History And Fine Art

‘Queen’s University Where I Studied Fine Art And History’

By Christine Kowal

Acrylic Paint on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed

God sent me an Angel

‘God Sent Me Grace’

By Christine Kowal

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

16″ x 20″ Framed

turning away

‘This Was The Hardest Part Of My Life I Let Go Of Jesus’s Hand’

By Christine Kowal

Mixed Media On Paper’

16″ x 20″ Framed

126 Smithwood Dr.

‘126 Smithwood Dr. The House I Grew Up In’

By Christine Kowal

Acrylic paint and Mixed Media on Paper

16″ x 20″ Framed