We have talked a lot on this blog about animals — mostly how to better communicate with them as well as sharing stories of the special ways our pets show us love.
I ran across an interesting story in Psychology Today of all places that brought up a topic we have not yet explored.
Do animals experience spirituality as we do? Are they religious? Are they aware of the happenings of their lives and capable of introspection? If so, how can we nurture and encourage these feelings in our pets?
In the article, Jane Goodall is mentioned. She wrote a paper on Primate Spirituality in which she said: “If the chimpanzee could share his feelings and questions with others, might these wild elemental displays become ritualized into some form of animistic religion? Would they worship the falls, the deluge from the sky, the thunder and lightning — the gods of the elements? So all-powerful; so incomprehensible.”
Perhaps some psychic insight would be best to answer these questions. Feel free to chime in!