Animal Celebration Service
Honoring and giving thanks for the animals that
bless our lives, our homes and our planet!
Third Thursday of the Month
$10 Suggested Love Offering
Brought to you by Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living
ANIMALS! - whether they live in the wild or around our homes; whether they crawl, scamper, trot, swim, slither or fly; whether they provide a life-saving purpose in our greater community or just keep us in the best of their company – we honor them All as beautiful, vital parts of our world, our home, our community, our lives. Indeed, we see them as an inextricable part of our spiritual experience. As humans, we know more about love, loss, forgiveness, joy, relationship and harmony because of these precious, divine creatures who share their lives with us.
The Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living Animal Celebration Service gives us a moment each month to recognize and give thanks for the animals that have blessed our lives, past and present. We’ll light candles giving tribute to the many ways animals enhance the quality of all LIFE. Attendees will choose a colorful ribbon to tie to our lighted Remembrance Tree with the name of a beloved animal written on each one. There will be special music, stories, prayers and a few-minute spotlight on a supportive organization devoted to the care of animals. We’ll share ideas and resources and assure a greater connection with our animal friends. On some occasions, we may gather outside and include our companion animals in some playful activity. We’ll let you know!
Join Centers for Spiritual Living’s International Spiritual Leader, Rev. Edward Viljoen live at 7 a.m. MT, or recorded any time.
Light a candle
as a symbol of our commitment
to keeping our hearts open to love,
our trust open to peaceful resolution of conflict
our minds open to the guidance
from a Power greater than we are.
Join Dr. Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSLSpiritualLeader
The daily devotional is also available at any time on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CentersforSpiritualLiving
If you would like a digital copy of the wheel and instructions:
1. Download it using the link at the bottom of this article.
2. Email us at email@example.com
3. Pick one up in the lobby on Sunday.
Take some time to turn within and contemplate the following aspects of your life:
If there is another area of your life that you would like to add, add it.
Without judgment or trying to change anything, simply notice which areas feel expansive and which areas feel more constricted.
Use the Living Everyday Wonder Wheel of Life Tool to plot what you noticed by placing a dot on each spoke of the wheel.
The more expansive you feel in an area of life, the further out on the spoke you place the dot.
Conversely, the tighter or more constricted you feel in an area, place the dot closer to the center.
Next, draw a “circle” connecting the dots.
What do you notice?
Would your wheel roll smoothly or would it go thump thump, thump?
What size is your wheel?
Notice how all of these areas are important, interrelated and interconnected and each is a vital part of the wholeness.
Orienting ourselves to wonder and being curious about life expand us and our experience of life.
Looking at your wheel, in what areas might you benefit from
Your wheel is just a snapshot of this moment.
Over the course of the year, we are going to focus on each of these eleven areas and have plenty of opportunities to practice wonder and curiosity.
As we go through the year, be curious about the shifts and changes you experience in each of these areas and plot the dots again as you do.
At the end of the year, plot your wheel again. Notice what’s changed.
Odds are that if you practice living everyday wonder, your wheel will look very different and you will be different.