Kingdoms of Nature

When we work with pets, we are working with the animal kingdom. There is no obvious reason why we cannot practice when-which-how on all the kingdoms of nature. For instance, we can visualize the virtues of the heart extending throughout the animal kingdom of our planet. When we go into our backyards, gardens, or public parks, we can practice when-which-how by expressing appreciation and humility to the plant kingdom. The point is that we can radiate the virtues of the heart into all of the natural world. Again, our cultural conditioning can tend to limit our beliefs about radiating divine love to all the world. We believe that our fellow human beings need the virtues of the heart, but that the natural world does not. Yet, the planetary environment is suffering from humanity’s inability to live from the heart, just as we humans are suffering.