Thursday, 19 December 2013

Talking to the Animals

How would this change our world?
If everyone understood that all beings, whether animal, insect, bird, plant or even mineral, are sentient and therefore conscious; how would this change the way we interact with them?
If we understood and began to appreciate all living beings as 'sacred' and 'intelligent,' what impact would this have on us, and all the other living forms with whom we co-exist on this planet?


The mind boggles.
Yet something is happening, something is shifting in the consciousness of human beings. Many of the so-called primitive societies understood and lived by the natural laws of respectful and sustainable co-existence. But in recent human history most of these intuitive qualities have been lost and forgotten.

Awareness does not discriminate between forms. It is the inherent nature of all sentient life, how ever and where ever it may appear...


What we begin to see now, even though it is in a very nascent stage, is something of a quiet opening and awakening. At this time it is just a few people who are paving the way in 'inter species communication,' but their work is sending out ripples, which in time will have a profound impact on the way we view the 'living world' around us.

This change is taking place like a shift in the tide, it is beginning almost imperceptibly but will slowly catch on and start to affect and challenge old and previously unquestioned 'beliefs.'

There will come a time when we will look back on current accepted 'beliefs' and 'behaviours' and be amazed that we could live in such a barbaric and unaware world such as we have been living in for so long. It would seem that the more, so-called advanced today's societies think themselves to be, the more unaware and brutal they actually are.

When age old beliefs begin to under-go a shift, when we begin to become aware of who and what we really are, we can not help but start to notice that this same 'being-ness' which is in us, also pervades everything else. Everything includes everything, animals, plants, insects, and the planet we live on.

Interconnectedness is vaster and more absolutely integrating than our 'minds' can ever really comprehend or grasp, therefore we need to move beyond 'mind' in order to begin to really get a sense of the underlying reality out of which all of life arises.

The implications of such a shift in awareness are truly immense.

An appreciation of the unity and sacredness of all life is integral to awakening to our own awareness.

Awakened Beings have long understood the interconnectedness and inherent divinity in all sentient life forms. From the Buddha, to Ramana Maharshi, and countless others besides, great sages have communicated with animals in such a natural way which is completely respectful of who and what they really are. For Them this truth is a living reality, not something to be questioned or doubted, Their experience which moves from the heart in an ever fresh exuberance of being, is a timeless and constant affirmation of unity in diversity.

Those who stayed near Ramana Maharshi and who were honoured to witness His many exchanges and relationships with animals, birds, and at times also the plant life, took it all quite for-granted. The animals simply became a part of the life of the ashram. The Maharshi treated them all as His own children, showing them the same care and respect that He bestowed upon all the people who were drawn to be near Him.

A Jnani can differentiate between the different forms of life, but to Him all are inherently 'divine.'

All are sacred 'drops' from the same sacred ocean of life.

The changes which can be initiated by humans in their interaction and effect upon the different kingdoms of life, begin in our 'minds.' When the energy of the heart is enabled to speak through the mind anything becomes possible. This is not mushy, sentimental talk or thinking, but truth based on a profound and inherent law in nature that always moves towards balance.

As in all things, we are inevitably drawn back to the one and central tenet, the inherent 'divinity' within all sentient life.

To find out who and what we really are is so vital in reclaiming our true inheritance and in recognising that all living beings have an equal claim in this same inexhaustible spring of life. However we, as human beings, hold a unique position and responsibility within the kingdoms of nature.

We have the capacity to know who and what we really are to live by this truth.

Assisi Animals
Animal Spirit


2 comments:

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