Practicing Spirituality with Animals (Spirituality and Practice)


Source: Spirituality and Practice

Pets exhibit a full repertoire of emotions and sometimes show caring and altruism that touches the heart. Still more admirable qualities are displayed by animals in the wild. They all are teachers. Further, in countless stories, myths, and dreams, animals are wise elders, imparting wisdom about the world and hinting at the great mysteries of life.

This e-course explores the messages and meanings of these wonderful beings. The quotations and the accompanying spiritual practices in this 40-part adventure will lead you to deeper encounters with the animals in your life. This course will discuss more animals than just dogs, cats, and gerbils. The birds of the air and the insects in the field are also companions on spiritual journeys.

Each email will consist of a short quote about animals and a related practice suggestion to do with the animals you know or have known. This course will draw upon the insights and life experiences of naturalists, essayists, and poets, including Diane Ackerman, Matthew Fox, Brenda Peterson, Thubten Chodron, Susan Chernak McElroy, Terry Tempest Williams, and many others.

(6 CEHs for Chaplains available.)

Click here to learn more and to register for this online spirituality course from Spirituality and Practice.


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