I received this message from a lovely sensitive friend “oh Faye… how do I overcome such sadness when I see posts of animals suffering? And I know it’s just one post. But know also there are sooooo many more. It’s such a heavy down-heartening feeling…sometimes I just want to go off fb and know nothing….sooo much heartbreak”
I can really relate to the question asked of me. Daily I am a getting bombarded with pictures & stories on social media, television and other media of cruelty & plights dished out to people, to animals, and destruction to the environment. Also silently in my consciousness I am aware that the barbaric practices of Taiji are happening again. I read a couple of weeks ago that so called beggars in China cut off a camel’s hooves, and they transport the camel around asking for money for the care of the camel, cruelty & exploitation of another animal. Camels are dignified special animals, and to be treated so disgustingly is beyond actual words.
At times I feel so crushed, so heartbroken at what I have viewed, so suffocating under the weight of it all and I have asked myself many a time when will it all stop. At times my fragility is so incredibly high, and I wonder if I can bear it any more So many times I want to shut myself away, not view all the dreadfulness, I have this great need to be in the energy of totally harmony but then I also know that this also doesn’t help others, doesn’t raise awareness.
And yes, I do share some of the awfulness on my own Facebook social media as I feel such a need to speak out for others, and my Facebook business page will be controversial due to this. If you regularly visit my Facebook business page, you will have noticed sometimes I am incredibly pro-active speaking out for others, and then I might go for a phase that I am not pro-active & I am only sharing the nice beautiful stories that also touch us so greatly. When I am in energy of wondering if I can bear it any more I tend to only share softer postings.
But then I rally around again and being so passionate for the well-being of others I also know that through sharing my voice, and of many voices sharing of inhumane actions we are speaking out as a mass consciousness energy that will bring in massive changes and this will light the way forward for more awareness, and through more awareness more will be achieved. And knowing this helps me I can either allow myself to feel powerless and not able to do anything or I can hopefully make a difference by speaking out and when I step into energy of truly knowing that I am making a difference I can step into energy of feeling like I am doing something, and that even though I am one person that through my voice and my actions I am also encouraging others to be more aware, more pro-active, and also raising the consciousness, and by raising the consciousness this will bring in more changes over time. Mass consciousness awareness is so important, as we shift into higher consciousness awareness and as more become more & more aware and speak out against what is no longer acceptable then that this energy is held and anchored.
I thought I would ask my beautiful dog Hero (female) if she has any advice to share that can help us from becoming saturated with the suffering of others that then leaves us feeling powerless.
“Dearest sentient friends,
Honour your feelings, treasure yourself and to help you free yourself from taking on the suffering of others – feel in your 3rd chakra which rests between your naval and your heart – feel this power centre as this is the power centre of personal power and governs self-esteem and this power centre captures your warrior energy, and the power of transformation.
You have to really feel this power centre, so don’t rush doing this, but settle your energy, and tune your energy into yourself.
And as you feel this power centre and then feel this power energy displayed directly out from you, as a radiant beam of bright yellow light. Feel the warmth, the power that this power centre holds but also feel this power centre cleansing your aura and start to feel yourself being cleansed and then being totally cleansed and this will hopefully help you deal with viewing through media the atrocities that are being played out against another or against many.
This is also a good exercise to do before logging onto social media sites, or watching news, or reading newspapers or other media that are portraying dreadful ordeals.
Also being aware that when you log into social media sites you might also be leaving your own energy open for others to tune into your energy. To explain this further if you sharing your insights or something that you are feeling then others will be tuning into you and this can also energetically drain you, and you might have experienced at times after visiting social media sites felt incredibly drained but by doing this simple exercise you are working with your own power, you are holding your own power, and setting up a wall a barrier of defence to protect your own energy.
Love to you all, Hero”
Jakki : Gosh animals were my haven when I was young – we only had a cat but I used to sneak into the neighbours dog kennels, and then I got old enough to get myself to the horse paddocks. Animals have no agendas and totally accept you as you are in the moment …See More
Andrea : In a world where emotions have been rated as weakness and something that needs to be kept under control, animals have kept the heart connection alive for me. They kept my sanity in younger years and I believe in a changing world we will be working much more closely and consciously with the Natural World and the Animals again. smile emoticon
Karen :I grew up on a farm. Saw what my parents went through in times of drought, flood etc. However, my father’s way with the farm animals left an impression on me. In adult times, pets have changed my lifestyle and invited me in to various animal loving com…See More
Linley : Hi Faye my world consists of a very special seal point Siamese called Ramu who continually reminds me of the infinite connection to source and he showers me with unconditional love always . When I have forgotten who I really am and my heart is closed animals always remind me that love and my connection is all that matters and I am eternally grateful to,she
Barbara :Their undying love and loyalty, acceptance, no expectations, just pure love, you don’t really get that from humans
Louise : They way they trust and love without fail xx
Mhairi : I love my cats and their own personalities. They show me unconditional love.
Susann : Without my cat and without my horse my life would be boring, human friends who I know through them which are a big part of my life now as well, would be missing. My animals are fun to be with and make my life sparkle. Under no circumstances I would be the person I am without them; through them I learn so much more… would have some more sleep often but hell nothing is perfect tongue emoticon
Kathleen : My animals love and support me give peace and help me to ground myself. I am so lucky & blessed to have them and give thanks every day for this heart emoticon
Cheryl : Their unconditional love and boundless energy . . . Absolutely endearing and terrific sense of humour it’s no wonder they vibrate at a higher frequency
Vicki : My animals are my world. Our human children are grown and gone, and my husband and I needed all the furbabies that have come into our lives. They are a constant source of laughter, happiness, and love. My world would be a much sadder place without them. smile emoticon
Mary : They keep me focused on what is important in life, i.e living in the moment and enjoying it cause that is what my Spirit Louie did and is what Jorgie does and to love cause dogs are all love:)
Shelley : they love unconditionally,non judgmental,have always been drawn to animals from very early age,more comfortable with them than most people,they make my life complete xx
Shelley : My pets are what keeps me going since my husband passed away. They are always there waiting when I come home from work and they are just so loyal and loving I think I would have given up if they weren’t here.
Christine : My dog ( and past dogs) makes me feel such love every day, great company, and they make me laugh , every day smile emoticon
Joan : Oh..it just feels wrong if there is not an animal . (trying to sum up a lot of words and feelings!! smile emoticon )
Kim : I may be alone… but with my dogs, never lonely! heart emoticon heart emoticon
Shane : My companion spirits. Dog & cat freak thru & thru. Huge respect & love for Mother Nature. ?
Kim : Well it’s only when they are gone that you really understand what they meant to you. That trust and loyalty love and devotion that’s there every moment and us trying to be worthy of such a gift………..
Carolyn : I love all animals my life isn’t complete without their trust and unconditional love. I connect with their spirits and although I connect well with people it’s that unspoken connection soul to soul with creatures different from myself but not so different that I love
Phina : My animals are my best companions and teachers. They help me to find myself again, especially at times if I feel manipulated or taken advantage of by other people.
Tricia : They make me complete.
Visiting Hagley Park this week for a catch-up girly lunch, bought back a wonderful memory involving a Southern Giant Petrel.
Now this all happened 10 years ago, I had taken Poppy into the city during the weekend. And we had parked at Hagley Park, walked through the grounds to the museum, and then visited the Art Gallery. We came back via the Arts Centre hoping to get something yummy to drink and eat as we were feeling pretty hungry by this time, everything was shut. And at Hagley Park the cafes were also shut.
We stopped at the pond and there was a large bird hanging around the pond with an unusual looking beak, and I asked the bird
‘What’s up with your beak?’
and the bird replied back ‘I am a Petrel, and my beak is supposed to look like this’
‘Oh, okay, never seen a bird like you before. Where are you from?’
‘Antarctic, I have flown a long way, and resting. I need some food. Go get me some food’
‘We tried to get some food for ourselves and everything close by that sells food is shut. We will have to go for a drive to get you some food and we might be awhile. Don’t leave we will be back’
‘You don’t have to go far if you walk down that path, it will lead you to a large tree by the glasshouses, and there is food waiting in the tree for me, go fetch it.’
‘Why don’t you go get the food yourself?’
‘Don’t want to, too many people to encounter and I am quite comfortable resting by the pond.’
‘There are a lot of trees in the park.’
‘You will know what tree it is, it is quite distinctive looking, and children like climbing the tree, it has quite a distinctive fork in the branches, and the food has been left in the fork’.
Mmm maybe we would be going on a wild goose chase to try and find the tree, We meandered off down the path and lol and behold yip there was the tree, and yip someone had left their lunch in the fork in the tree. We went back to the pond…
‘Are you allowed to eat this sort of food?’
‘Can do on occasions, the food won’t harm me, the food will fuel me and that’s what I need at the moment and then I can get on my way, I’ve got lots to do, and it has been nice to meet you, I just stopped by to say hello to you, and thought you could do me a favour also’.
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