Not really. It takes a long time to spiritually develop, and it occurs whether you are a human, or another creature. Last night I dreamed about many things. I visited the antebellum period of my old property, and discovered that one of my male ancestors was a black man. I traveled with a girl into the woods, and she got herself eaten by giant lizards.
Then I looked up at the pleiades, and was swept up into the sky. They said that they were bringing 10,000 more pleiadians, to assist with the consciousness in New York city. I looked around, and the girl who got eaten previously was with them right next to me in the sky, and said they were all right there with me.
Then I dreamed about the primordial earth 100k years ago. I flew around as sentient a giant owl, sharing that beings experience as it talked about existence in that time period. I saw giant lizards that lived in trees, the dream told me they could get up to 15 meters long. Some looked like winged lizards. I think they were the old dragons that used to roam the earth. Then I asked about some other things related to the events in the hindu epic, and they said that event I referenced was about 9500 years ago +- 1k years, but I don't know if they meant that far bc, or that far in the past in reference to the present.
The point I'm making, is that as you experience, you grow and learn, and you don't really backslide, you always move higher and higher. As a spirit, moving as an animal is a comfortable experience, and the Gaian animal realm isn't locked to 3d, like it is for human birth.
So samsara w/e, its actually all an extremely awesome and wonderful spiritual journey. Its that you are in the mode of tamasic awareness that you don't see the beauty and wonder of life.