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Author Topic: Round and round I go, another "intro" as I wander back to my spiritual self  (Read 2413 times)
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« Topic Start: September 03, 2007, 07:13:17 pm »

Here I am again, a few years older, a smidge wiser, and just as untutored as before......I am as always on a journey to meld the everyday parts of life with some part of my spiritual questing.  One thing I've learned is that like anything else, religious practice, spiritual education and expansion does not happen in my sleep....if I want knowledge I must pursue it actively, if I want proficiency then practice is the key.   Maybe this time my wandering musings about my beliefs will gel into a direction I can follow with purpose, perhaps not.  I found recently that the lack of any regular practice left me with no concrete way to mourn the passing of our oldest dog.  We have not received his ashes from our vet yet, and when we do I would like to have something in place to properly honor his being, spirit and place in our family. 


Thanks to all of you for being here when I turn back to my inner self. 

Margot
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« Reply #1: September 03, 2007, 07:30:17 pm »

I found recently that the lack of any regular practice left me with no concrete way to mourn the passing of our oldest dog.  We have not received his ashes from our vet yet, and when we do I would like to have something in place to properly honor his being, spirit and place in our family. 

The death of a pet is sometimes so very hard to deal with. 'They' say that animals have no soul - but I can't believe that... A few years ago one of my cats was killed - a vehicle hit him and severed his spine. He managed to crawl some 200 metres to the house and cry until I opened the door. There was no hope. The vet gave him a nerve block to kill the pain, so I could say goodbye to him, then came the final injection and he died in my arms. As he passed, a light went out in his eyes. The memory upsets me to this day.

I don't think that there are any words that can be of any meaningful comfort - keep his memory alive and let him live on that way. Trust that his soul energy has gone on to the next great adventure.
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« Reply #2: September 03, 2007, 07:34:42 pm »


Welcome to The Cauldron.

Sorry to hear about the loss of your pet.
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« Reply #3: September 03, 2007, 07:46:24 pm »


Welcome to the Cauldron, and I'm so sorry to hear about your pet.  That's never painless.
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« Reply #4: September 03, 2007, 11:01:58 pm »

We have not received his ashes from our vet yet, and when we do I would like to have something in place to properly honor his being, spirit and place in our family. 

Margot,

Welcome. 

I'm sorry to hear about your dog. I've alway found the Modday Candle ritual at petloss.com helpful.
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« Reply #5: September 04, 2007, 01:00:35 am »

Thank you everyone for the welcome and the condolences. 

It is never easy, and even though it was the  kindest thing to do (he was 12 years old and a large breed and developed a fast moving bone cancer), our pets are members of our family, saying goodbye is not a light thing for us.  Thank you Randalls for the link to the Modday Candle ritual I will look it up.  I was thinking of some sort of candle work. 

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« Reply #6: September 04, 2007, 01:15:45 am »

Here I am again, a few years older, a smidge wiser, and just as untutored as before......I am as always on a journey to meld the everyday parts of life with some part of my spiritual questing.  One thing I've learned is that like anything else, religious practice, spiritual education and expansion does not happen in my sleep....if I want knowledge I must pursue it actively, if I want proficiency then practice is the key.   Maybe this time my wandering musings about my beliefs will gel into a direction I can follow with purpose, perhaps not.  I found recently that the lack of any regular practice left me with no concrete way to mourn the passing of our oldest dog.  We have not received his ashes from our vet yet, and when we do I would like to have something in place to properly honor his being, spirit and place in our family. 


Thanks to all of you for being here when I turn back to my inner self. 

Margot


Hello there and Welcome.

Mourning a pet is one of the hardest things Ive found. Pets really arent 'pets' instead they are an extention of the family - they just arent of the same species and have more body hair Tongue
In a way I think the bond that a human and an animal develop can be one of the strongest bonds as there is communicating and understanding through a 'language barrier' if it were (cant think of another way to put it lol).
My kitty, Mystic, is my best friend.

My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow.

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« Reply #7: September 06, 2007, 02:31:14 am »

Hello there and Welcome.

Mourning a pet is one of the hardest things Ive found. Pets really arent 'pets' instead they are an extention of the family - they just arent of the same species and have more body hair Tongue
In a way I think the bond that a human and an animal develop can be one of the strongest bonds as there is communicating and understanding through a 'language barrier' if it were (cant think of another way to put it lol).
My kitty, Mystic, is my best friend.

My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow.



Glas Cailleach,

Thank you for your understanding.  Our furfamily are members of and , personalities in, our household.  Each is their own unique self.

Margot
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