Entries tagged with “Animal Wisdom”

Do Your Pets Get More Attention Than Your Partner?

When my animals ask for food, I usually stop what I am doing and take care of their needs. All of which causes me to wonder, why? Then I know the answer—gratitude.

Empaths & Animals: A Special Relationship

Authenticity, a minimal amount of emotional work, and the ability to gain trust are just some of the reasons empaths value their relationships with animals and with nature.

Enriched by Animals

“As I walked, something walked with me. Not in the sand—but to my right, in the water, just beyond the breaking of the waves.”

Faux Paws: Common Sayings Animal Lovers Should Avoid

Thingifying animals is a thing (Sure! I'll be your guinea pig!)—and words matter. Here are tips for kinder and more mindful, animal-inclusive speech from the world’s wisdom traditions.

For the Love of Guinea Pigs

Discover 4 ways to celebrate the first-ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week. Start by learning what every human needs to know about interacting with these four-pawed friends.

How Do I Survive the Pain?

“My trigger that tells me I’m tuned in to an animal is the fact that my eyes fill up with tears.”

Is Godzilla Your Power Animal?

Within that which you fear, there is spiritual potential. Reclaim your monsters and awaken to the presence of God in Godzilla.

Learning Spirituality From Animals

Animals of all kinds, especially the ones sharing our home, can be our spiritual guides and healers if we pay attention.

Mindful Lessons From Hummingbirds

For one, its possible to be slow and fast at the same time.

Noah Time Like Today

Sometimes you just need an Egyptian vulture named Bob to lead you in the right direction.

Peace Lessons From A War Horse

Could you teach a peace-loving and exquisitely sensitive animal to carry you across a battlefield into enemy fire? What would that teach you? A true story …

Spirituality and Dogs

You have to train a dog to be vicious. For humans, all it takes is religion, politics, or social media. Dogs are the ultimate Zen practitioners.

The Cancer Whisperer

“As I entered their field one frosty November morning, I stopped just past the turnstile gate to catch my breath and appreciate their nobility.”

The Healing Gift of Cats

“Both Orange and I ate the same food every day. But I ate it with resentment and he with gratitude.”

What the Cicadas Can Teach Us About Sex & Sacredness

We experience the cicadas’ life cycle as sound, sex, then silence. The coming brood makes us mindful of our own sexuality and connection to the earth.

What’s Your Animal Sign?

It’s like astrology but add some fur and feathers. Discover your animal sign and how this animal counterpart has influenced your most essential qualities in life.