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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update from Judy Carman
December 15, 2014

Our prayers for all animals continue to circle the earth, to uplift humanity's consciousness, and to bless the animals themselves. Thank you for joining people around the world who are praying this prayer in many different languages but all with the same love:


The Rise of Human Consciousness Gets a Big Boost

Although the previous Pope, Benedict XVI, arrogantly declared that animals “are not called to eternal life,” and that animals are never mentioned in the Gospels, Pope Francis tells a much different story.  In a recent weekly talk at St. Peter’s Square, he declared absolutely that animals go to heaven. According to inquisitr.com, he quoted the Apostle Paul saying: “One day we will see our animals again in eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all God’s creatures.”

Further bolstering our spiritual connection to animals is the recent release of Gracia Fay Ellwood’s new book Taking the Adventure: Faith and Our Kinship with Animals.  Gracia Fay is the editor of the online journal “The Peaceable Table,” which contains a wealth of articles to share.  In her new book, she shows that, if we are to “return to the heart of God” and bring Love to this planet as we are meant to do, then we must learn to live in peace with all beings and help others to do the same.  This book would make a consciousness raising gift for many of the loved ones on our lists.

Responding to those who claim vegans are trying to take the joy out of holidays, Gracia Fay writes, “What we seek to end is, of course, not Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any other celebration, but the institution of animal slavery and killing that stains them with innocent blood…far from destroying our way of life in the world, it would in fact help to save both our cultural world from numbness to a vast evil, and the physical world…Perhaps it will hasten the planet’s spiritual evolution toward Peace on Earth among all the living as well.” (p. 63)

Our Prayer for Rising Consciousness and Peace on Earth for All Beings
This week let us give joyful thanks for Pope Francis’ public declaration of respect for animals; Gracia Fay Ellwood’s new book; the millions of activists committed to liberation and peace for all; the innocent, infinite love we feel For and From the animals of earth; and for the power of prayer and vision holding, combined with action.  In the face of ongoing cruelty and violence, we hold fast to the Truth that Love dwells in every heart, and that human consciousness IS rising out of the depths of ignorance and violence.  We are becoming Homo Ahimsa, the Kind and Gentle Human.  And so it is.

With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.

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May this music of liberation and respect for all life bring us closer than
we’ve ever been to a world of peace for all beings everywhere.
Please visit the website www.circleofcompassion.org often to see updates and special prayers, and also to join in our "A prayer a day for animals" which features a prayer for a different group of animals each day of the week. It is also a place to send ideas or prayer requests.

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