A friend of mine, a medicine woman who lives very close to the land, phoned last night to tell me she had received a message regarding the animals that were recently slaughtered in Ohio. She was to do some work on her land to assist them in crossing over peacefully. And I was to do something to assist them as well, though what exactly was not specified. Before going to sleep, I asked to be shown what it was that I should do. Although I had vivid dreams, none felt particularly related to the animals. So, this morning we did a journey on the phone. This is the message that came through from the Spirits of the Animals:
Their message to me: “It does not serve you, nor the people, to shut out the news of this occurence because it is too painful for you to feel. Feel the pain and wake up some more…. and share our message with the people.”
Their message to everyone: “What is done to one is done to all. We are not the only ones who have been treated in this way. Every moment of every day creatures are treated disrespectfully and dishonorably. What is done to one is done to all. What has been done to us has been done to all. The trees weep, the stones bleed and humans suffer. The purpose of this madness that has happened to us has occured to wake the people up, to help them recover from their amnesiatic state. What is done to one is done to all.”
Imagine that your relative, your sister, your brother, your child had been the one killed. What the animals are reminding us of is that this is exactly what is happening. We are all connected. There is no separation. We are all One. And our relative IS the one being killed. We are related to all animals, all life. Their words, “what is done to one is done to all,” are a sharp blade of truth slicing through the unconsciousness that is so prevalent in our culture. There is a belief among many in our culture that there is a hierarchy, and humans are at the top of it and that they have the ‘right’ to have dominion over another. This is an ego-centered perspective that is untrue. We are not separate from any other being; we are all One. What is done to one is done to all.
As we become more conscious, we heal ourselves and others. Living our lives with the awareness that we are all connected and that every thought, action and reaction affects everything and everyone is a choice. We can choose to live consciously, in a state of compassion and love towards ourselves and all others, or not. It is a choice we make. Today, I am deeply reminded of this truth. I choose to share this message with you and to awaken a little more this day.