St. Francis of Assisi - Patron Saint of Pets
  
           
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St. Francis of Assisi - Patron Saint of Pets

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Why grieve for those for whom no grief is due, and yet profess wisdom?  The wise grieve neither for the dead nor for the living...

    

The Spirit, which pervades all that we see, is imperishable.  Nothing can destroy the Spirit...

    

It was not born; It will never die, nor once having been, can It ever cease to be.  Unborn, Eternal, Ever-enduring, yet Most Ancient, the Spirit dies not when the body is dead...

   

For death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead.  Therefore grieve not for that which is inevitable.

    

Excerpted from: The Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 2 - The Philosophy of Discrimination

Translated from the original Sanskrit by Shri Purohit Swami (1882-1946)

       

 

         


         

 

     Whether the loss of a beloved pet occurs suddenly and unexpectedly or is a result of circumstance such as long-term illness or advanced age that has allowed us time to try to prepare ourselves for the inevitable, death nonetheless comes as a shock to the system.

     By all outward appearances, death would seem to be so final.  Of course, to the physical senses, it is indeed the end of a chapter of life.  Beyond the physical, however, exists the realm of the spirit... and the spirit never dies.

     Each soul is a tiny wave upon the Infinite Ocean of Spirit that we may define as God.  The wave is not the ocean and the individual spirit is not God, but the wave is a part of the ocean and is made of the same indestructible and imperishable cosmic matter.  As God has always been and will always be, so it is also with the ethereal spirits of all sentient beings... including our beloved animal friends.  When they have gone, they are not gone... they have only, at Our Heavenly Father's behest, moved on ahead to another dimension of existence.

     At the time of loss, it can be very easy to lose sight of the true spiritual essence of life and become deeply saddened, not by what is but by what appears to be.  It is then that we most need to be able to share our feelings with someone who not only has a sympathetic ear, but who may also assist us in refocusing our innermost perceptions to recognize and accept the true reality of our experience of life and death on Earth.

     The Pet Pastor is available to be of devoted service and loving comfort to you in your hour of need.  You do not have to bear your loss alone.  By allowing yourself to experience the departure of your beloved pet through spiritual eyes, rather than physical perception, you will lighten your burden considerably.  The Pet Pastor can help you to rekindle the joy of life in your heart and carry on in spite of unalterable events.

     Contact Dr. Leigh for compassionate spiritual grief counseling in your time of sorrow.

 
     
The Lord bless you and keep you.
May He show His face to you and have mercy.
May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.
The Lord bless you!
St. Francis of Assisi

                 


 

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