October 4 is the day of the Blessing of the Animals, in honor of St. Francis. I am fully on board for blessing animals on this day and every day. This is a metaphysical blessing of all animals, even humans.
We ask the God/Goddess/All That Is to bless the animals of the world, be they livestock, pets, wild animals, humans, or insects; we ask that You embrace us all.
For any animal living with hunger, we ask that their needs be met;
Where there is pain let there be relief;
Where there is fear, bring them safety;
Where there is frustration, bring them ease;
Where there is loneliness, let there be companionship;
Where there is anxiety, let there be peace;
Where there is judgement, let there be grace;
Where there is ignorance, let there be understanding.
For those who seek love, let them find it in fellow animals, plants, sky, mountains, water, and in all the Earth’s glory – and within themselves.
We ask that human animals see within all animals the spark that they are, within the Light of the World.
In the Light, we are all equal.