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Jan 24 – Animal Chaplain Blessings

Blessing of the Animals Today!! @ Patch

One spiritual care service of an animal chaplain is to bless or thank a higher power for the non-human companion(s) in our life.

For some great examples see this book edited by Lynn L. Caruso:

https://www.amazon.com/Blessing-Animals-Ceremonies-Celebrate-Creatures/dp/1594731454

A couple of quotes from this beautiful book that caught my attention are:

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer, p.31

“Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.” Celtic blessing, attributed to Fiona McLeod, p.163

“May all sentient beings be happy, may all sentient beings be peaceful, may all sentient beings be free from suffering.” Buddhist prayer, p.184

In this spirit, I wish you and your companions, human and non-human, many moments of love and joy today:

Bless you and yours, here

and now, may your love expand

like the universe

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