Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 7, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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Not surprisingly, as the author of two volumes of Purrs of Wisdom that are all about what we can learn from our cats, The Karma of Cats: Spiritual Wisdom from Our Feline Friends “had me at hello.” I knew I would love this book before I even turned the first page, and I wasn’t disappointed.

In this lovely book, spiritual teachers, writers, and animal experts reflect on the life lessons and the gifts they have received from their feline friends, from unconditional love to getting in touch with our spiritual nature to respecting our cats for who they are.

I enjoyed all the stories, but found myself particularly touched by Baby’s Purr. This starving, bedraggled little cat came into Damien Echols’ life after he spent 18 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. She ended up playing a critical role in his healing process. “Baby has helped me back to health as surely as I did her,” he writes.

I also loved Alice Walker’s poem I Was Born to Hold a Cat, which is one of the most beautiful writings about cats that I have ever come across.

This is not a book to be read cover to cover. It is meant to be savored one chapter at a time. Allow yourself time after reading each chapter to absorb the message contained in each story, and to reflect on the lessons your own cats have taught you over your lifetime.

The Karma of Cats is available from Amazon.

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