Brick wall or Doorway?

Many moons ago, I was travelling through a beautiful island paradise where I had been warmly welcomed by the locals.  I had jumped straight into a traveller’s brochure and was living the dream.  Then we turned a corner and it hit me like a brick wall.  An emotional brick wall.  There was a huge advertising board promoting a new residential building complex which could have come straight from the suburbs of any developed city.  A sadness engulfed me as I mentally decided this potential development would completely ruin this unspoilt, natural beauty I was in the midst of enjoying.  An innocent beauty many people from developed city landscapes longed for.

As we continued along the road, marvelling at the lush rainforest and happy, thriving local communities around us, the billboard kept re-projecting itself at me.

I questioned why it upset me so much.  I acknowledged my want to protect this serenity for others to enjoy, and the feeling that change would bring a negative outcome, but to feel so distraught was perplexing.

While realising it was more the feeling of helplessness which was upsetting me, another revelation occurred: it wasn’t really about protecting, it was about controlling what these communities could do.

Who was I to question whether another being has the right to experience what I have had, let alone restrict their experience by telling them to keep it raw?

Many people experience growth and plenty, convenience and fortune, take a brief visit to less developed countries for emotional and mental rebalancing, then return to the conveniences of ‘civilisation’.  When we feel a threat approaching our therapy source, we try to control it.

Previous encounters have given some people insight into what can follow mass development after its arrival into smaller communities.  We can find ourselves subconsciously using that insight to create a fear-based projection that the same will happen to others.  Instead of reconnecting with our own experience and bringing awareness to a situation, we fully block others from any opportunity to learn as we did.

Perspective and advice, offered from a place of compassion, bring much greater growth than any transmission of fear.

Because some of us have transitioned through a door of experience and can look back, it doesn’t certify us to stop others going through their own door.  How are people supposed to learn from experience if it is only a reality for some?  It would be akin to an adult limiting a child’s every interaction in case one may hurt the child.  How will that child ever learn?

There is nothing to compare against if only one end of a scale is experienced.

This applies to us as a species and universally.

The concept that we have gone too far as a species, irrevocably destroying our planet and humanity, is a popular concept to some.  There are others who believe there is still time to make amends, if we act now.

Wanting to retreat to an existence prior to all advances in technology, industry and agriculture to live a very simple life free from modern complexities may feel like an option but it’s fundamentally unrealistic.  Our species has evolved beyond that, physically, mentally and emotionally.

By looking back, unregretful and with wisdom, at what we have gone through we take insight with us as we move forward.  Through processing our lessons and experiences, we will enable and empower ourselves to continue with momentum and further growth.

We need to maintain momentum or we will stagnate.

Trying to return to how we were prior to a particular event would be admitting that we have never learnt from it, that there was no lesson at all. We need to recognise that we did experience that moment for a reason.

Explained succinctly in the iconic ‘Back to the Future’ films, returning to before an event, and trying to change what happened, doesn’t bode well or ‘solve’ anything.  Other unforeseen factors create a different future and conjure other lessons for us.

Many of us are aware that, as individuals, we learn from our challenges and continue forward with our new-found knowledge.  It is time to embrace all that knowledge we have accumulated from our individual and communal experiences and utilise it to enhance what we have, not discard what we have learnt on the journey here.  We will continue to move on with insight and perspective which we can offer to share, but not enforce on other.  It is time to apply that on a universal level and use it to help all beings transition through the latest shift that is occurring.  A shift which requires that we all come together as one and bring our experiences to the table.  We are learning and growing as one entity.

Our experiences enable us to teach as well as learn.

This is why we must allow others their version of experiences we may have had.  Another’s experience will not unfold as ours because it will be individual to them.  Even if we feel we didn’t enjoy or benefit from a particular moment of our journey, it happened and we still obtained knowledge and insight from it.  This puts us in a wonderful position to share what we have learnt and guide another but never control, dictate or steer their path.  It is their journey with personal lessons to grow from.  We have had, and will continue to have, ours.

 

 

Therapy Animals

I recently watched an interesting SBS Insight programme called Pet Power, which offered insight into the lives of people living with Therapy Animals and it prompted me to connect in with our animal companions and ask them for more insight to be shared regarding their role as Therapy companions in our lives.

During the Insight programme, the host and guests acknowledged and questioned the relationships, regulations and benefits involved with humans and Therapy/Assistance Animals.

Various stories and perspectives came via people from many corners of society, all connected with training and/or living with Therapy Animals.  The humans shared while their animal companions sat patient, proud and content, very happy that their missions were on the public’s agenda.

There are increasing variances in role titles assigned to these dedicated beings: therapy, assistance, service or helper animals being the most recognised.  Regulation, rather than required task, plays a major role in how each title is assigned.

Dependant on the level of legislative hoops that an animal jumps through, what level of recognised training has been achieved and whether an animal is even perceived in law courts as beneficial, determine how an animal is labelled.

How can the therapeutic benefits of an impromptu purring cat, playful dog, or cuddly chicken be compared to an organised session with an animal on completion of a certified training course?  Each is unique to that moment and energy exchange.

Therapy is “the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process” or “any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension,”  which suggests that anyone treating and/or relieving emotional, mental or physical tension, whatever its source, has claim to be a therapist.

Therapy is the aspect of the relationship which the Animals feel is core.  All animals, humans included, provide therapy to others. Whether assisting autistic children and adults cope with life and social skills, relieving symptoms of depression, PTSD and trauma or providing greater independence for their human companion, those animals considered service/assistance animals also naturally provide therapy by improving the quality of life for their person.  They increase opportunities for independence by releasing their person’s dependency on others and empowering them.  Through unconditional assistance, service and healing, these animals create a better mental, physical and emotional existence for their person.  They can, literally, give them their life back.

One guest on the Insight programme, who was challenged with symptoms of PTSD, shared how his experience with therapy horses enabled him to recognise and release behaviours associated with his trauma.  Another guest, an owner of multiple residential homes explained how chickens had moved into their premises’ and were assisting some of the elderly residents socialise while alleviating symptoms of dementia in others.

The variance of mental, emotional and physical requirements of the guests called for a multispecies army of therapists.  Therapy Animals are no longer being concentrated towards physical needs.  Their compassion and understanding has opened them up to requests from humans experiencing mental and emotional challenges also. 

Some dedicated animals are guiding people through specific challenging events during their lifetime and others are permanently supporting them through everything their life has to share.

As our demand for a higher quality of life creates a search for options, it subsequently creates an increase in demand for Therapy Animals.  This can then domino into requests for regulations, which can gradually overwhelm the focus, question necessity and limit accessibility to all.  Through balance we can promote a shift in how those animals incorporate themselves into our daily lives.

A pick ‘n mix of species has begun to filter into the social hangouts of humans, with people gradually acclimatising to sharing public spaces with other animals. 

Humans often require understanding when accepting changing situations.  By experiencing and understanding the purpose and relationship of a Therapy Animal in a social environment, acceptance becomes more comfortable.  This understanding brings the actuality of animals being welcomed into society as equals a massive step closer.  It shifts from being a boss and domestic servant style relationship to co-worker and inter-dependent in life.

There is also a very strong, acute public shift from seeing animals as passive workers to understanding them as interactive participants in the human/helper role.  By passive, I refer to emotionally and consciously passive.  Historically trained to function as extensions to a person’s physical, the emotional and mental support provided by Therapy Animals has often been overlooked by many humans outside that specific relationship.  This is becoming more widely recognised and embraced.  More humans, inside and outside therapy industries, are recognising that these animals actively participate on many levels in the relationship they have with their person.

Animals are being recognised and acknowledged on a much more profound level through their ‘work’, dedication and patience and the deeper, forgotten connection between the human species and others is being rediscovered.

This reconnection is being encouraged by many other species and, as humans recognise it, a huge, exciting shift in consciousness for humanity is occurring.

By understanding that other species are here to work with us, not just to obey commands and assist our physical needs, we create a massive change of consciousness.

Woe is Me

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“Oh Woe is Me.” A phrase which incites sorrow and misfortune for oneself and the basis for today’s message from the Animal Realm.

Previously sharing the lack of need for pity in the article, It’s a pity to pity. today the animals shared how we can retire self-pity and replace it with self-awareness.

Self-pity is a place we have all visited at some moment in our lives with some choosing to stay longer than others.

Self-pity and self-awareness are different levels of introspection, both a connection with ourselves on an emotional and mental level.  What we see and do during that connection is the key to our experience.

As with all life experiences, we have an opportunity to discover more about ourselves when being introspective but pity has been shown to be an empty gesture, although it does bring us straight to the issue, or rather the emotion attached to the issue, which is fantastic.  It then focuses in on that emotion and creates a permanent, immoveable challenge.  Our destination has been reached and, knowing no different, we consider ourselves comfortable staying.

Self-awareness goes on a journey.  We explore other areas of ourselves and our environment.  Sometimes getting side-tracked while encompassing different perspectives en-route, we reach our destination fresh and with options.  We have armed ourselves with information, insight and knowledge en-route to our destination and the emotion is no longer the permanent, immoveable challenge it could have been if we’d gone straight there.  The alternatives encountered en-route can leave us feeling uncomfortable staying permanently with challenging emotions.

It may help absorb this insight more by considering your emotional challenge as a weed in a garden.  Is your focus on not wanting the weed there?  Or is your awareness on how that weed interacts with your garden and what it brings to it’s environment?

A weed is only a wild plant considered to be outside it’s surroundings.  Who has defined these surroundings? We have.
A dandelion, once considered a valuable plant, attracts insects to balance the ecosystem and bring nutrients to the soil.  A lawn, which was once a dandelion metropolis, is now grass.  Dandelions were widely cultivated for medicinal, therapeutic and nutritional usage.  White clover, now considered a weed, protects the soil, has edible flowers and improves nitrogen in the soil.  Many other so-called ‘weeds’ provide food, nutrients and balance to us and the environment around them.

A plant does not consider a growing environment ‘wrong.’  That plant has a purpose.  To grow, nourish, reseed and regrow.  It does not see boundaries within a natural growing environment.

So, by considering our emotions and challenges as the weeds, we have options (as we always do).  A choice to sit and focus on the weed as invasive and unwanted, compare our garden to Mrs Jones’s manicured lawn 3 doors down or embrace the weed as an interactive, nourishing part of our garden which is helping us and our environment flourish?

We always have the opportunity to re-evaluate what is considered a weed, or challenge, by others. We set the boundaries for growth.

Weeds come and go, challenges come and go.  Each bring options for stagnancy or growth.

Self-pity is one option, self-awareness another.

Sick to the Stomach

With so much research, and information obtained during continued studies, one could presume that we ought to be more aware, and have more knowledge, of the human digestive system and nutrition than prior to the many decades of research.

So why are more people presenting, and being diagnosed, with gut issues over recent decades?

Is it simply the varied choices of consumption we have and are now making? Additives, fats, preservatives, farming practises and medicines have changed what we consume and how we consume.

Out of season foods become available all year round.  Previously local food choices cross climate zones and continents.  Farming practises create hidden ingredients and unnatural products for consumption.  ‘Fake foods’ imitate real ingredients and products.

The variances go on….

Is there more to this though?

Previous conversations with the Animal Realm confirmed our nutrition and food choices were not exactly role-model material and were affecting our vibrations, making us physically, emotionally and mentally sick, individually and as a species.

A more recent conversation revealed that there was more to our sickness as a global community than just our consumption choices.

We have also increased the quantity and quality of fear we allow ourselves to accommodate.

A familiar word mentioned throughout life’s experiences and referred to often during healing sessions and energy work but what is Fear?  How and why does it affect us?

We are all familiar, and many of us nervous, when we relate to fear created whilst ‘getting spooked’ experiencing movies, simulations, video games, books, and other similar avenues.  Fear can be triggered by trauma, when experiences and events spark different areas of our brain to react differently to ‘normal protocol’.  Stored and suppressed emotions rise to the surface unexpectedly to help our healing process.  We are stimulated into a sense of instability, survival and instinct by these fears.  Most of us, uncomfortably.

There is the frying pan in the face fear, when we are fully aware of feeling and experiencing it.  Then there is the more subtle, gentle fear, which is so settled into our psyche that we don’t always know it exists.  Sometimes we do, but prefer not to acknowledge it to protect ourselves and our comfort zone.

Whichever fear resides in our physical being, the longer it is left unattended, the longer the physical, emotional and mental challenges co-exist with it.  Fear doesn’t like to be lonely, there is more chance it will be identified, rectified and resolved when isolated.

It was last year when the handsome, wise Lee shared how fear can reside in our bodies like a festering splinter.  The longer it stays, the deeper it can travel, creating infection, sickness and disease.

By allowing fear to become a part of us, we begin to adapt to its needs and conditions until we feel we are living with fear comfortably.  We are not comfortable, only adjusted.

Like the infection from a splinter, the signs and symptoms associated with fear can be diverse and appear very distant to the source site of disease.

We begin to live with fear as a constant and, as we are shown more situations, events or beliefs to fear, we also create more fear within us.  Along with that experience or belief becoming a part of us, we also allow fear to become a part of us.  It is then becomes what we believe our existence to be.

The recent insight from our wise animal friends showed that as more humans struggle to process increasing concerns and fears associated with individual and global challenges, the greater the challenges associated with digestion.

The reason becomes clear when we understand why this is happening.

When we hold fear within us, we create a blockage, like a knot in our energetic pathways.  Instead of these pathways being clear to allow energy to flow freely around our physical and ethereal bodies, energy gets ‘stuck’ in the knot.  Imagine it as blood getting clogged up and not arriving to the required organs, cells and tissues in our physical body.  Our body would struggle to function, until it eventually ceased.

Chakras and meridians in our body create pathways for energy to flow freely.  If we are holding fear, it presents in our third chakra, the Manipura, or Solar Plexus Chakra.  This chakra regulates the energy around the centre of our physical body – just above the navel under the ribs area.  It regulates the functioning of the digestive system and adrenal glands.  Therefore, as more fear is stored, the blockage in our Solar Plexus increases, creating numerous symptoms, primarily digestive issues.

So many eating disorders relate to fear.  Eating to protect (fear of loss), eating (or not eating) through fear of rejection, comfort or isolation.  Struggling to digest information, a situation or event in life can create a number of digestive issues.  Many humans find the challenges of life stressful and fear they are not in control.  IBS, cramps and other stomach diseases present the more we allow fear to reside in us.

By taking back responsibility and control of ourselves, we begin to release fear.

Our species is, literally, sick to the stomach.  We are struggling to digest and process the ever-accumulating fear triggers.  We allow others, consciously or sub-consciously, to instil their beliefs onto us like they were our own.

It may be this lifetime or another, but many fears have been borrowed from somewhere, or someone, else and need to be released.  They do not empower or support us.

So, how do we release our fears and re-balance our guts?

Very gently.

Facing and releasing fears can take a day or lifetime, depending on how deep-rooted they are and our willingness to release.  We may have further learning attached to certain fears.  If we still have an outstanding lesson, we will be unable to release that fear until the lesson is complete.  We may not feel ready to face, acknowledge and process that fear yet.  Patience, compassion and gentleness on self are the keys to processing our fear.

To assist in the release of fear, we have multiple aids.

We can ask ourselves, what is it that triggers me? What emotions are being brought up and what is I fear from that trigger?

Anger, sadness, discomfort and frustration are some of the signs a fear has been triggered. The fear could be a belief you consider as truth. An assumption or learnt behaviour.

The process of release requires honesty and patience.  Facing up to our triggers and fears is often very challenging and can stir up a lot of mud that has had lifetimes to settle.

Observing our emotions gives us valuable insight into our own fears and triggers.  This process of non-judgemental observation can be very confronting but very rewarding when resolved.

A chakra balance and energy work can help balance the energetic pathways in and around the body.  Imbalances in the aura and physical body will often shed light on areas requiring healing.

The animals also suggested we can ‘See our Soul” when releasing fears.  It will help the process feel more comfortable.  By reconnecting with our true self, we connect with the fresh, clean, ‘unprogrammed’ self which is our Soul.  At Soul level we have no fear.  That feature resides in our physical, human self.  It can be carried through lifetimes when unresolved, also passed genetically through generations which is another great incentive to get processing.

Through recognising and acknowledging that we do not need to hold onto any fear, we learn to live freely without it.  We begin to recognise that we can exist without these triggers and learnt beliefs which created the fear.  By actively releasing all fear, we connect with a blissful freedom and peace in life.  That is when we realise, although sometimes easier to live in ignorance which is softer on our emotions, how unhealthy it was to suppress rather than release.

Happy life = Happy tummy.

The Universal Renovation

I have often been asked why the world is so much more violent, chaotic and challenging over recent years in comparison to previous times.

Is our species heading to an awful destruction of humanity, our beautiful planet and all her inhabitants? DSC_0399

A common belief is, that is where humanity’s path leads to but since discussing this over many years with numerous insightful animal friends (human and non-human), it’s becoming clear that humanity is rapidly evolving and merging.

Technology is integrating us physically, culturally and socially, as many aspects of existence, including knowledge, travel, sustenance and work are more conveniently accessible.

We are physically evolving into a community of Earthlings rather than Nations.

The energetic ripples we emit individually are coming together in a seemingly chaotic motion.  This Universal Merge, as with all major merges, will sometimes feel very challenging, so by understanding that this apparent chaos is just colliding ripples, ripples which will naturally merge and subside, we can release all fear of what humanity is to become.  This leaves us to focus on what we are doing, and where we are now.  Sometimes easier said than actioned.

Challenges between different connections in my social circle left me feeling very heavy hearted recently.  Clashes between other’s beliefs got me feeling very overwhelmed with issues and struggles facing humanity as we merge and evolve into this Universal Society.

When feeling overwhelmed, the mantra “I am doing all I can, with what I have” brings us reassurance.  Then there are times when this just doesn’t pacify our human-ness.

Like a major renovation, by looking at and considering the whole, rather than individual components, we may never start anything.  The procrastinators amongst us would be frozen in terror.  By choosing one job, we take a forward movement.  However small it may feel at the beginning, it is still a step towards the goal – the full renovation.

The Universal Renovation we have taken on as a species, consciously or sub-consciously, simply requires each of us, as individuals, to find our own job – our purpose – and strive to honour that.

As each individual does the same, we are all picking a task in that renovation, making it more achievable and less challenging for ourselves and each other, mentally, emotionally and physically.

Following my recent moment of feeling overwhelmed, I sat with the ever-patient Animal Realm to ask for their insight and wisdom.  I asked if they would share something with us for when we feel swamped and challenged on our journey.

They replied with two simple but strong messages:  “Keep moving” and “Awareness”.

The animals are urging us to keep our momentum going, as individuals and as One.  Keep that wheel of change rolling.  There are enough of us to keep it turning for when others need to rest, which we will.

Their message regarding awareness was more than just about creating it, which they are very eager for us to intensify.  They also explained how awareness cannot live alongside control.  Something which is getting more common and which is creating many challenges.

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” Nathaniel Branden

When we bring awareness, we are bringing knowledge, perspective and consciousness of a subject or situation to ourselves or someone else.

Creating awareness has been expedited since the emergence of a technology-fuelled society.  Whether it’s an awareness of a belief, culture, ourselves, event or each other, social media and the world web has given easy access to sharing and receiving information.

Awareness is invaluable in understanding other’s views, our own beliefs, journeys and so much more. It brings infinite insight.

Sometimes, our ego can then add a touch of control to the mix whilst raising awareness.  We go beyond bringing knowledge and information to each other, and instead focus on converting others to enact or embrace the subject or situation we are enlightening them about.

By attaching control to awareness, we are blinkering the insight.  We begin to remove the vision of choice and opinion, debate and discussion.  What can be learnt from the other point of view is often lost because we are so focussed on converting our listener. 

We may not agree with the awareness being shared with us, but we may still learn from that insight.

To ease the effects of the Universal Renovation on ourselves, we can simplify our tasks.  Realise that we are unable, and not required, to control any other being or attempt to make them another version of ourselves.  This applies to all species.  The effort saved in trying to control a situation or another being can then be focussed on creating more awareness.

Release control and focus on bringing awareness to others from a place of compassion and openness.

When encountering injustice, misguided or misinformed information, bring pure awareness to that situation with no added ingredients.  While informing others, remain transparent.  Offer alternatives and help each other know and understand the facts while remaining open to learn from others bringing knowledge.

Raising awareness raises consciousness.

Hiding from awareness promotes fear and ignorance, making the Universal Merge experience much more turbulent for all.

“It’s a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.
Ignorance is our deepest secret.
And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don’t know it or don’t want to admit it.

Here is a quick test:
If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.
Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.

It will do both of you good.”   Vera Nazarian

We are all immortal

The following stems from a question I asked the Animal Realm recently while pondering life, our needs and purposes.

I asked them:

“Where will all the Souls go as more people follow a vegan lifestyle and fewer animals are consumed for food?”

I questioned how there would be fewer bodies for all the Souls to incarnate into.

It intrigued me.  Where would these Souls go?

The reply from the ever-patient Animal Realm was very clear.  “There will be less of us needed.  We are many while humans are transforming and developing.  We are here to infect with love”.DSC_0498 (13)

They showed me a big cloak of love energy, like a clear ripple from a blast, covering us all.  These selfless Souls will no longer need to incarnate into physical beings to raise our vibration and awareness.  They will be able to remain as energy and exist as energy.  That specific mission will be completed and they will continue to co-exist and connect with us from the higher vibrations.

A physical form is not essential, or required, to exist. That is only an human perception of life – a physical beating heart and breathing body.

So, what if life is energy, rather than life is the body?

Our perception of our connection with other animals and all around us would shift from temporary to infinite.

We would see, feel and experience our relationships as the eternal bonds that they are and not just fleeting moments in a ‘lifetime’.

By understanding that energy is existence and life is energy, we begin to realise we are actually all immortal.  Energy never ceases, therefore life never ceases.  Our connections never cease.

Our bodies are time-limited carriages, valuable aids to facilitate us though our purpose on Earth but we, as beings, are immortal.

As shared in previous articles, many humans understand existence from a three-dimensional perspective.  We are often only seeing the physical dimension and are unmindful to the other dimensions of existence where there is much to learn.

Aldous Huxley suggested that the function of the brain, nervous system and sensory organs is to filter information rather than for production.

Rather than our senses getting overwhelmed with the concept of multiple planes, the brain protects us and limits our senses to allow us to function physically.

So, what if we are beginning the process of change?  Shifting from brain dependant beings to spiritual beings?

Our species is already searching for, adjusting to and existing in other dimensions.  We are trying to venture further into our understanding of the Universe to explore ‘outer space’ but these explorations are still focussing solely on the physical aspect – moving our physical bodies via physical transport devices to physical locations and entities.

Some of my companions have previously asked why humans need to physically travel to be with loved ones when we can, and do, exist together at higher vibrations.  I reminded them of our human need to physically connect with others during important lifetime events, which received a compassionate nod of understanding.

The animals are sharing that it is time for us all to start focussing and practising travelling energetically to each other to higher vibrations and dimensions.  This will take practise, adjustment and re-thinking but it is something we can all do.  Many already do, with and without realising.  When we send our love, thoughts and prayers to others, we are being with them energetically from a distance.  We are sending our energy ‘out there’.  Now it is time for us to practise connecting with the energies we receive to create a two-way interaction.

This also got me pondering how the advancement of social media could be playing a part in this evolvement?

Often portrayed as the demise of intimate interactions, could social media be preparing us, as a species, for the advancement of non-contact and non-verbal communications?

Animal communication has been a catalyst for my journey, and many others, into energy travel and communication.  It facilitates one to energetically connect and ‘be’ with another being when not physically together, making it invaluable to growth, purpose and existence.

As my beautiful Spirit Companion, Xena, shared:

“We are all existing in a big bowl of energetic soup.  Those of us existing as physical beings are the croutons, veggies and other solid ingredients floating around with our energetic loved ones who have Transitioned or are waiting to join us.  We can feel them and sometimes see them with us, around us and supporting us.  The soup is whole but we are all individual ingredients combining together to become one substance.”

Bon Appetit

Animals as food

“Do humans need to eat meat?
What do animals feel about us eating meat?
Are we nourishing our bodies by eating meat?
Do other animals choose to be food for humans?”

Questions keep emerging with a similar theme regarding human consumption of other animals.

These are questions which create heated, healthy discussions about the roles other species share in our existence and us in theirs.
More humans are questioning our need, as a species and individuals, to consume the flesh of others.

All these questions have varying catalysts but a common theme:

Our relationship with, and understanding of, animals as food.

That so many people are asking these questions shows an increased awareness of our relationship and connectedness with the animals living alongside us.nic and sheep

When I put these questions to the animals and asked about the relationship humans have with other animals as a food source, they readily shared the word ‘disconnection.’

They showed a state of disconnection that began thousands of years ago, back to the moment when humans realised they could fence other animals.  Humans became collectors rather than hunters.

No longer were we hunting someone, we owned something.  Free will, choices and options for other intelligent, sentient animals were removed and the relationship of hunter/prey morphed into owner/property.

Food used to control our existence, we now control the existence of food in its many forms.

We continued to disconnect from understanding these animals as beings with Souls and, instead, connected with them as items of food.

Culinary names replaced species names as animals became dinner items rather than prey.  By altering the identification of the food source, this sense of disconnection became the norm.
Over time, humans lost almost all memory of the knowledge animals had to share.

Hunters and prey learn from and teach each other much.  Survival techniques, connection to Mother Earth and other species, respect for each other, gratitude and appreciation are strong when humans live alongside other species as equals.  Differences in physique, needs and abilities are recognised and existence is as one breathing, functioning unit.

As the physical, spiritual and emotional connections between species faded, what was a deep, knowing relationship became a very loose association with each other. 

The characteristics of certain species continued to be understood but we lost sight of these animals as individual beings with emotions, free choice and free will.

The animals acknowledge an understanding of why some humans use techniques to disassociate themselves from what they are eating and ask that we begin to reconnect with what, and who, we are consuming and fuelling our bodies with.20171114_172733

The animals also mentioned that we began to forget our association with what is around us: energy, and the ripple effect we have on each other.

When we individually move, react to something, have a thought, anything we do, we create a ripple which impacts on everything.  Depending on what we do within this web, we either help or hurt ourselves and each other.

Pain, trauma, disease etc. impact this network like a shockwave going through it.  The ripples become sporadic, heightened and uneven.  Through creating pain and trauma for another, we are doing that to ourselves.  By ingesting an animal who has been traumatised, we are consuming the remnant energy bonded to that trauma.  Energy cannot be destroyed, so any remnant energy is being transferred from one being to another, impacting on the new body.  The vibrational balance of that being then becomes unbalanced, often causing physical, emotional or mental illnesses to present.

The animals acknowledged that there are humans who still feel that they need to eat meat but that is on a vibrational level, not a physical necessity anymore.  They shared that meat slows the body’s vibration down, like a blockage within the digestive tract.

As a species, the animals shared that we do not need meat to survive, saying that as individuals, some are still weaning from previous lifetimes.  That is why some people find giving up meat challenging, they are still weaning.  We are weaning as individuals and as a species.  The human body, as a machine, is also adapting to a meatless diet.  Humans are developing and evolving physically into a species that won’t need meat.  As it is still a process, the species and body can feel challenged during that transition.

The whole process of disconnection, dissociation, reconnecting and rediscovery has created a gradual but very significant shift.  A shift that is still in the cycle of returning to respect, compassion and understanding.  20151215_192918More humans are recognising and acknowledging the emotions, thought processes, feelings and knowledge other animals have and are wanting to share.

An awareness is returning, faster than it was forgotten. 

Our knowledge has not been lost or found, just forgotten and now we’re remembering.

The animals living alongside us are amplifying this knowledge by helping us to reopen our memory stores.

To maintain balance we must give and take, there needs to be an exchange.

We can do this simply by looking into the eyes of another being and exchanging understanding, connection and love instead of disconnecting ourselves, our emotions, our instincts and our compassion.