by Elva Thompson - Jan 6, 2016
“It is difficult to understand how anyone who has studied animals could come to the conclusion that they do not feel; and more difficult still to understand how any man who professes to have been moved by the compassion of God could believe and teach that we need not consider the feelings of the other species, as they are only things-mere chattels. Yet men do believe such things and teach them. And when we realise how much the doctrine is held in ‘high places’ it is not to be wondered that cruelty abounds, and our fellow-creatures are made to pass through the fire of unspeakable suffering as sacrifices to the Moloch of human lust and scientific insanity.” Rev. J.Todd Ferrier-On Behalf of the Creatures.
Ancient texts tell us that man was once a god-like being and lived in a Golden Age of wholeness. An age of sacred sympathy with all manifested beings, kinship with all life. A reality where there was no need for speech for all shared the telepathic language of instant understanding; a world where we could manifest anywhere on our planet with just a thought.
So how did we lose Paradise? What was the nature of our Fall? Did some insane entity from another state of being interfere with our genetics- close down our god-like abilities? Did this being create a counterfeit world of tetrahedral fractals as a back drop for its construct? See ‘Shattering the Illusion of Reality’.
The Fall of Man
In the book of Genesis there are two creation stories. The original creation was one of sacred sympathy with life as we read in Gen 1, 29-30. “And the Elohim said, “Behold we have given you every herb-bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is a living soul, we have given every green herb; and it was so. And the Elohim of God saw everything they had made, and behold it was very good.” Gen. 1, 29-30.
Many theologians agree that man before ‘The Fall’ was a vegetarian and lived in harmony with creation. So why did the human race fall from grace; become carnivorous and divorced from nature?
The answer may be found in Gen vi, 1-8 which talks of the interbreeding between the daughters of man and the sons of God the Nephilim. It would seem that after the appearance of the Nephilim everything changed. Wholeness was lost, oneness was split into duality and man fell. He lost his sacred sympathy with all life, and in his blindness was led into evil by the Demiurge…Lucifer who wanted his own Creation…one of strife and murder, the virtual reality game we call the third dimension. See Life-the Ultimate Deception.
Gen ix. 2-6: “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air; with all wherewith the ground teemeth, and all the fishes of the sea, into your hands are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you; as the green herb have I given you all.”
Rev J Todd Ferrier in his book On Behalf of the Creatures has this to say:
“Here carnivorism is an acknowledged fact in man and beast! Every moving thing was for food! What a FALL there was from the first moral world dominion to the brute-force here revealed!”
Islam, Catholicism and Christianity all have their root in the sacrificial, blood soaked dogma of Judaism and animals have yet to come within the bounds of their compassion. And meanwhile: everywhere the poor, patient, dumb creatures endure every kind of torment with hardly a single word being uttered on their behalf by the teachers of religion. In the words of the Rev Holmes-Gore: “It is horrible-damnable. And the true reason of it all is because the beasts are popularly believed to be soulless.”
But the scriptures say otherwise: In Gen. 1, 29-30, we are told that all living things have souls.
The Rev Holmes-Gore has this to say in his book: These we have not Loved: “If the creatures have souls, then it is clear that flesh-eating is a form of cannibalism, and differs from it in degree rather than principle. The more one thinks about it the more obvious it becomes that the only excuse for carnivorism is the false hypothesis that animals were created solely for men to use for the purpose of food, clothing and sport. Once this assumption is seen to be entirely false, the sheer barbarism of flesh-eating becomes glaringly obvious.”
If those who eat flesh were forced to slay their own prey, or watch a butcher at work in a slaughterhouse, and then proceed to the dinner table, perhaps a few of them would realise the nature of their crime against ensoulled creatures. We have become so de-sensitised to the sufferings of slaughtered creatures that we never give a thought what it must cost in suffering to the lamb, the calf, the pig and chickens that we devour at our dinner tables. Thoughtlessness, apathy and selfishness are the main causes for the continuance of atrocities against the animal nations that share our reality.
Justification for flesh eating
There are many justifications for flesh eating. We are told by the status quo that man is a meat eater and flesh food is necessary for strength. But many of the strongest creatures, the ox, the horse and the elephant are all vegetarians.
Some flesh eaters argue that vegetarianism is hypocritical. What about the poor vegetables they say, while stuffing a piece of corpse into their mouths. This mindset is nothing more than a justification for eating dead flesh, and in the words of the Rev Holmes-Gore ‘mere sophistry.’
“It is said that even the strictest vegetarian is bound to destroy life, so why try to avoid doing so. Thus, every time he drinks a glass of water he swallows millions of tiny organisms, and he cannot walk on the grass without squashing insects and other living entities. Indeed, so humane are some flesh eaters that they say it is even cruel to cut and eat cabbages. This is mere sophistry. One might as well argue that since one is bound to kill something one cannot reasonably be expected to stop short of murder.”
The murder of plants
We as a species have to eat to live, and many flesh eaters are quick to point out that plants have consciousness, as if, in some way this makes the eating of the creatures okay. But then justification of that ilk is like masturbation…you only screw yourself.
It would appear from the many experiments into the nature of plant consciousness, and information gleaned from aboriginal wisdom, that the awareness of the standing nations has no self conscious reflection, in other words an I.
A cabbage does not struggle when cut, scream or try to run away, for its life is service, the true sustenance for man. Gen 1.
But at the end of the day, it’s all about awareness …and I’d rather eat a lettuce than a lamb.
The warning of the prophets
The sacrifice and eating of animals was challenged by many prophets in the scriptures. Isaiah repeatedly charged the Jews with carnivorism: “Your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes. 1 v10-15, and again, lix v 3, “For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity.”
“He that killeth an ox is as he that killeth a man. lxvi v3, is a full interpretation of the much ignored and much abused commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill.’- not simply human beings but animals also, which are living souls according to the writer of Genesis.
“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.” Thomas A. Edison.
The world ‘outside’ is a mirror image of the’ inner world’, and if we are to address the horrific violence and cruelties so rampant in our age, we must consider our treatment of animals. The billions of souls slaughtered for food; the millions of poor creatures subjected to the cruelty and pain of vivisection, fashion and cosmetics, and those that are horribly used for murderous pastimes called sport. The earth groans with the blood and suffering of the creatures and because our reality is a mirror of our degraded consciousness our world reflects our lack of compassion: war, pain, horror and misery are our lot.
The suffering of mankind in the mirror of causation is but an echo of the screams of the creatures. As ye do unto them…so it shall be done unto you. The Law of the Universe is just and karma will be visited upon the heads of the guilty…life after life until the energetic debt is paid. See my article The Karma of Cruelty.
Opting out of the violence
We are at the end of a Grand Cosmic Year and have the opportunity to graduate from this reality. [see my article The Winter Solstice] We are given a choice to choose love or hate: to choose to take life or to protect it. Many are awakening to the true nature of our so called’ civilised world’. Many are listening to the Voice of the Heart and regaining a sacred sympathy towards all life. This is the Shift of Ages-reconnecting with our Divine Nature, a return to the Paradise we lost.
A re-deemed reality
Isaiah’s words captivate our senses and fill our imagination with magnificent dreams of a redeemed earth, from which Carnivorism will be banished: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fattling together; and a little child shall lead them.”
Isaiah xi v 11:19 “They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
And in those days: “You will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.” Job 5:2
“In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.” Hosea: 2: 18
The Clarion Call
We are in the reset of the programme: Dec 2012-2016, and a new world awaits if we can resonate with its frequency: a time when the clarion call of the spirit moves within our hearts.
A wind has blown across the earth and tremors shake its frame.
New things are struggling to their birth and naught remains the same.
The earth is weary of its past. Of folly hate and fear.
Behind a dark and stormy sky. The dawn of God is near. H.C.Happold.
The dawn of God
The dawn of God within our consciousness is the healing of our split blueprint and a return to Oneness.In the words of The Shining Brother- St Francis of Assisi:
“My son[daughter] in the spirit you understand me. I feel to ye as to one who understands me, to whom I need hardly speak in words, so deep is the sympathy between us.”
A thought for the flowering of our spirits in 2016
“I have the feeling that my boat has struck down there in the depths against some great thing-
And nothing happens.
Or, has everything happened, and are we standing quietly now in the new life? Juan Ramon Jiminez
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