Cats teach us so much. Just over three years ago when my mum was terminally ill, we decided to get a cat so that we could work through stress dealing with my mum’s illness.
Emotionally they make our world right, but where I was spiritually aware, I have now become even more aware, just by watching her live her life. She was a rescue cat that picked Claudia out when we went to the cattery. She had a skin condition and had been left to wander the streets. I love to sit and observe her, to watch how she interacts with the world around her.
We learn over the years how to tap into a world that helps us look and understand moral right and wrong awareness and spiritual values centred around the universe, using that as a base for our life and that of my children, if we let it. I believe these teachings lend themselves to a more spiritual, harmonious and peaceful life.
Being spiritual doesn’t necessarily mean that we are religious, or must follow a religion. Many religious people see themselves as spiritual and of the conversations I have had, none of them seem to hold these qualities, in fact they tend to preach the opposite. My belief is that you are either religious or spiritual, but you cannot be both.
I don’t follow a religion, but see myself as spiritual. I see spirituality as a connection to everything including life, all that nature brings and the universe. I am aware of all that I feel on a deeper level of all that is around me.
Having a cat adds to those spiritual beliefs.