I received a couple of wonderful emails from one of the Aspire To Wisdom ezine subscribers, Demitra M. N. of Montreal, Canada, and wish to reproduce them here since they are quite thought provoking. We were talking about animal communication and also vegetarianism. Here is what she said…
“I have used many of her ideas and tips for communicating with all kinds of animals. I close my eyes or merely gaze downward in order to focus my attention on the inner images in my mind’s eye. If I am sending out a message, I deliberately create the picture-image of the message I wish to convey. And when I wish to understand what an animal is saying to me in response, I remain open to whatever images may project themselves on my inner mind’s eye. Usually, the messages being sent back are really quite simple and clear. In other words, there doesn’t seem to be a need to “interpret” as one may sometimes have to do when working with symbols. At least, this has been the case for me. However, the fact that I’ve spent a number of years practicing dream recall and dream interpretation, as well as, learning the art of tarot card reading, may be a helpful factor that furthers my telepathic understanding of the messages being conveyed.
I would like nothing more than for others to come to know and recognize that sentience is not reserved for only humans, but for all living creatures. Actually, the only real difference between all living forms that roam this earth is the nature and structure of their physical forms. Each living thing is endowed with it’s own unique strengths and abilities for experiencing life as a member of it’s own particular species.
As Sri Aurobindo said, “Life is life–whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage…”
For instance, the human form is blessed with a voice-box and the opposing thumb, which makes the nature of our human civilization as we know it possible, while other species have access to other keener senses that make their own diversified life experiences possible for them.
But the real evolution of the human species means becoming humane. Edison said,
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
We have the ability to recognize that all taste, is acquired taste and all else merely habit. Our high protein needs can be found in abundance in so many other parts of nature. Ongoing studies of the soybean, for instance, continues to uncover more and more properties that benefit our health, and as such, is turning out to be the miracle food – capable of sustaining us and healing us, as well.
Make no mistake, each of us takes a definitive stand on the quality of life on this planet everytime we sit down to eat. Whether we are aware of it or not, our choices either promote love and compassion or cruelty and violence.
Of course, one’s best chances at successfully reaching a full-fledged vegetarian diet is one that is approached gradually over time, as you yourself have done. And the clearing out animal flesh from the system produces a refinement that sensitizes us to more easily communicate with animals.
My guess is that our inability to do so before shifting to a vegetarian diet has as much to do with the coarse condition of our physical forms as it does with our not even trying. We are, after all, what we eat. If we’ve been ingesting the meat of antibiotic-fed animals, who have endured tremendous suffering, pain and fear before being slaughtered, then all the toxins and memories stored in their muscle cells will naturally become very much a part of us.
To wholesome and healthy eating, and to the development of all kinds of furry and feathered friendships, too!
Demitra M. N.