Not too big a stretch to say – we’re in the midst of a crisis. Individually, nationally, globally. Right now, no one is untouched by some measure of tragedy or dysfunction. No one. Each of us must, to the best of our ability, strive to develop our deep knowing, our discernment to help us navigate these treacherous waters.
Lilith and Taserface. Yes. That’s really his name. MCU all the way. Train...cats? Yep. I’ve done some basic target training, name recognition. I about kicked myself when I realized they were perfect for harness training.
Xander is my Hundred-Pound Marshmallow, a Great Pyrenees/Something-Probably-Labbish mix. He’s a gentle giant with people and small baby things. Baby chicks especially. It was love at first sight of those tiny balls of fluff. His ginormous heart melted.
Diaval Murder dropped out of the sky one day in early spring, landing with a clatter of claws on my greenhouse roof.
This time we are in, is all about expanding your awareness. Seeing the Bigger Picture. Waking Up.
Right now, there is an ever-growing awareness in the population that something is happening. Something big. Something earth-shifting. I’m not talking just about pandemics, or civil unrest, or the vast divide between factions in society. These are only symptoms of a global, underlying, and emerging reality.
It’s your responsibility to actively engage your critical thinking when you are evaluating information. Any time really, but especially if you plan on participating in adventures like exploring your spirituality, consciousness, or alternative topics. These two skills are absolutely...well, critical.
This is Part One of my free blog-book, Guidebook to Spiritual Journeys. A roadmap to cultivating your own spirituality amid current events. Learn how developing and exercising your critical thinking can help you maintain your inner Zen.
It’s not just about lighting a candle and sitting in a salt bath. It’s not about a day at the spa. Don’t get me wrong. I love those things. Spa day is definitely in my top ten for Best Day Ever category. However, when the term “spiritual self-care” gets thrown around in spiritual/metaphysical circles it usually boils down to these common recommendations.
The science is in, humans benefit emotionally and physically from close animal bonds. To which most animal people typically shrug, and say "Welcome to the party." We've known that forever. But what about the animals themselves? Are there spiritual benefits for them?