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Karlene Stange, The Spiritual Nature of Animals: A Country Vet Explores the Wisdom, Compassion, and Souls of Animals

Karlene Strange

Do animals have souls? Do we bond spiritually with them? How do you know your pet loves you?

Colorado country veterinarian Karlene Stange gives us the kernels of truth about the spirit, or anima, of animals from the perspective of each major religion and distills these into a very practical philosophy: "We must be grateful for the service and friendship animals provide, and celebrate their lives, honor loving memories, and have no regrets."

Vets in rural practice face especially difficult illnesses, physical conditions, and emotional trials, not like dog-and-cat vets who see their “patients” in sterile urban offices. Dr. Karlene Stange embraced these difficulties because her work led her to spiritual awareness and even bliss, despite the inevitable losses and horrors. She found that her experience was described in Jungian psychology: animals led her to her anima, her true inner self and what in Latin means “soul,” “breath,” and “life itself.”

Case examples from her practice illustrate Stange’s journey to understand the spiritual nature of the animal-human bond. This led her to Buddhist, Christian, Sufi, Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, and pagan teachings. Her evolved understanding offers us a unique interpretation of our love for animals, a compelling tour of spiritual traditions, and, ultimately, a healing and joyful engagement with the creatures with whom we share our planet.

 

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Learn more about Karlene Strange: animasanimals.com

Janet Roseman & then Margaret Cahill, two wise and real women on healing with cancer

Janet Roseman

Janet Roseman

Margaret Cahill

Margaret Cahill

Two women who have had intimate experiences with cancer share their insights and inspiration here. 

Janet Roseman's book is If Joan of Arc had Cancer, and she sees Joan, the fourteenth-century teenager who led the armies of France before facing the Inquisition, as an icon of feminine courage and faith: what we need when we face a diagnosis of cancer or any life-threatening disease. Drawing directly from the words Joan spoke at her trial, Janet presents thirty-one Flames of Courage and thirty-one Gateways to resurrect inner fortitude and create an environment for healing. Her approach encompasses body, mind, and spirit and will help you access and reclaim your personal power to find healing and peace in your journey.        

Margaret Cahill blogged her way through mantle cell lymphoma, sharing the good and bad days as she slowly turned the tide against her internal foe. Diagnosed in 2012, the author resorted to a blog to keep in touch with friends, and unwittingly ended up writing about the good, the bad, and the ugly side of cancer. Is there a good? Very possibly. Bad and ugly, definitely. There is also an extremely funny side - wry observations that bring humor into an otherwise bleak landscape which included chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. She’ll share advice on nutrition and alternative therapies from her book, Under Cover of Darkness, an invaluable source of information for cancer patients and their carers.

Learn more: twitter Janet Lynn Roseman@dancejan      Blog  margaretcahill.wordpress.com

Lee McCormick, Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag

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Life seem empty? Feeling lonely, lost, “less-than,” struggling with addiction? It’s often because our spirit has become squashed. We’ve disconnected or shut ourselves down. Yet we can go from living hell to living our version of paradise when we release our spirit from bondage. Lee made the journey from addiction to happiness, and shows us how to get on the train. Join us for a medicine bag of exercises and practices that help us search for our own answers to the age-old question, “Is this all there is?” 

Learn more about Lee McCormick: http://spiritrecovery.com/

Rebecca Rosen : Awaken the Spirit Within

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Acclaimed author and spiritual medium Rebecca Rosen offers us an inspired and invigorating prescriptive program to awaken our spirit within, to give our lives clarity and deeper meaning. Here, she talks about creating more peace and fulfillment in your personal relationships, gaining confidence in your natural talents and abilities, developing financial abundance and prosperity, and more. She answers live call-in questions and gives you a quick method to clarify issues you might be having with someone else...and how to tell if someone is compatible! 

Learn more: rebeccarosen.com