Rational society simply does not accept the fact that there are spirits. Whether human or not, in my heart I think and know that spirits do exist.
As a child, I was fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time in nature. Minnesota is probably one of the most scenic places in the country. There are lots of trees, lakes, and nature. When you are in nature, you can not help but be touched. I guess I was touched in a natural way. When I was depressed, I lost my connection with nature. Thankfully, I have found that nature has never left. We just need to get back to what is natural.
Through many scripture passages and myths, you read about spirits and the power of animals. Yes, animals have spirits, and I thank God for my pets for giving me the unconditional love that sometimes I felt I did not deserve.
A great chief had a poem about nature
“If you talk to the animals, they will talk to you. And you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them. And what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears destroys”
The poem speaks to the heart of today. As we have become more scientific, we come to look at nature, whether animal or elements, as objects. By converting something to an object, it becomes something that we idolize. That is not the answer, but the problem. I have found that this type of thinking takes us very far from the truth.