I saw a post on FaceBook and the caption read “I love the animals that I kill”. I read some very nasty and inappropriate comments that followed this post.
The following discourse is in response to set the story straight about the consumption of meat.
When hunters say, “I love the animals that I kill”. It is true. Yet, the perception of what is happening is not clear. When a hunter takes the life of an animal the spirit of this animal returns to source it is not killed. The flesh of the animal is used for energy and nutrition for the continuation of life.
For millenniums humans have hunted as a source for food. Have you forgotten that the Aboriginal people of the world, the ones that are the closest to nature, closest to the Earth, have used it as a way to sustain the body since time began? It is these peoples, the Aboriginal peoples, on all continents that have been entrusted with the care of Mother Nature. The judgments made in your inability to see the truth has been harmful to the psyche of humanity and the animal kingdom.
The subsequent battles for territories and the interference from other cultures has damaged the psyche of these peoples over many generations. The abuse they have perpetrated on themselves and each other and also the abuses they have sustained from other cultures.
The inability of other cultures to value the life of the Aboriginals has been very damaging to the psyche of these peoples. This behaviour does not only damage the psyche of the victims it damages the psyche of the perpetrators causing more distortions to their way of thinking and perceiving. The consciousness of humanity has been affected by this abuse and has made way to abnormal brain function.
These people that once could commune and communicate with the land are losing their sensitivity as a result of the trauma sustained in their conflicts with other tribes and other cultures. These people entrusted with the care of the land are losing their ability to communicate with the land and with nature. They are losing their ability to hear and feel nature. Abuse has effected most humans’ ability to commune with nature.
It is the needless killing that is done from an attitude of arrogance, from a place of anger and fear, which is not in harmony with life but instead is harmful to the psyche of humanity and to the psyche of the animals you are killing. It matters not who or what you are killing this type of killing is destructive to the psyche. It perpetrates violence.
It is your inability to respect the life you have been given and the life of the animal you have been offered to sustain life that is damaging the psyche and driving deep wounds into the heart. With judgemental thoughts and with the words you speak and the tone of these word you are projecting you are perpetrating violence.
There was a time not so long ago when humans were in harmony with nature. They respected nature. There is no suffering on the part of the animal when they are honoured for their contribution to life. This is the cycle of life. Look into nature and you will see this cycle of life.
The plants that are killed and consumed also have a voice and feelings. When you do not honour the consumption of the plants you do not honor its life. Most humans have lost their sensitivity to the suffering of the plant kingdom as well. Most humans are blind to life. You do not see how your judgement is destructive to nature. When you cut down your trees or dig minerals from the ground do you respect the earth in your actions?
I ask all individuals that respond in judgment and have posted ignorant comments on your social media sites to look into your own heart and see if the words you so easily spew out are they respecting life?
Are your thoughts and actions beneficial?
How do you show your respect and reverence for life?
When you cannot see the harm you are doing in the words you speak and the actions you take you have lost your respect and your reverence for the life you have been given. It is the side effect of being abused over many life times that has damaged the psyche of humanity and wounded the heart. Interfering with its ability to love and be loved. Victims create more victims, Unconsciousness creates more unconsciousness, and abuse creates more abuse. Until each individual choses to be responsible for their life will this cycle of abuse end? When each individual chooses to live a life well lived without judgment this abuse will end and we will have peace.
Be wary of the word you speak without thinking, these unconscious thoughts, are as destructive as any stray bullet. What will it take for humans to wake up and take the action steps to be responsible human beings? It will be in taking the steps to be in reverence to life this will bring back your sensitivity to all life, it will restore your ability to see and hear the truth when it is spoken. And you will take the action steps to be in harmony with nature, and in harmony with life. You will return the ability to love fulling.
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system: he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind”.
In some African tribe, when someone does something wrong, they take the person to the center of the village where the tribe surrounds him and for 2 days the others say all the good he has done. The tribe believes each person is good but sometimes people make mistakes, which are really a cry for help. They do this to reconnect him with his good nature.
“When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth”. Rumi