Over the past years, I have noticed that my appreciation of animals has deepened. It’s not that I have learned anything new, per say, about animals. It’s just that my feeling for their role, their place, in nature has grown stronger.
I’ve always known that every animal species has its role in nature, completely congruent with its seed form place within the unified field, the Veda. This is difficult to put into words because it’s not a thought, it’s a feeling. I sense it, feel it, and see it ever more clearly.
We have two concrete lions at Mount Soma. Even their presence touches me and others deeply. Of course, here at Mount Soma, we have bobcats, turkeys, various snakes, turtles, deer, and an occasional bear. It is as if they are all part of a unified whole, a divine concert that all seamlessly merges into one full and exquisite song of life.
Thank you for the blog! Sitting here with my kitten and it feels so right.
I very much enjoy my dogs. I love observing their expressions when they want to go on a “FIELD TRIP”or when they are ready for a treat and even when they seem said. I sometimes imagine what it would be like to be incarnated as a dog..be conscious of it and then try to communicate with my owner with the limited tools nature has given me. Just to be clear..I imagine it only..with no desire to do it:) I also imagine that millions of people when have a comment or two regarding this subject…..
This reminds me of how you speak to the notion of each and every one of us has our own unique place in the fabric of life.
This blog opens my mind to the roles that animals play in our world. It makes me think that even the mollusks, mites and microbes all have a part to play. All are needed to provide the wholeness of our world.
Would you speak to your appreciation of insects?
Thank you for this blog. Being raised on a ranch near the wilderness, we were taught respect for the animals in our environment. It helps explain the feelings I felt when seeing the wild animals. It also brought a tear to my eyes as it helped me remember the gentleness my family had towards the animals they encountered and the stock they cared for. Thank you.
Many species are going extinct at this time. Is it because humanity is lacking this sort of appreciation for animals?
Thank you for beautifully articulating how animals are woven into the fabric of the Unified Field.
Everything is Shiva. Sometimes when I watch an insect I think of it as Shiva, particularly when one is crawling around during a haven or puja. It is said that all species, even insects, have a global group consciousness. Some say that ceremonies can be done that ride a wave around the world carried by one animal group consciousness or another, for example, ants. Most certainly, the world is not as most of us have been brought up to believe.
Being an animal lover, I very much enjoyed reading this blog. Thank you.
Thank you for this blog. I get different feelings that come up in waves as I read your words.
The feeling of wholeness is especially prominent here at Mount Soma. The animals here seem to exhibit higher consciousness than their peers in the cities. I fell from a steep hill the other day, Alex the cat ran down the hill to my side, checking to see if I was ok. I could see his worries in his eyes. When I patted him and said I was fine, he slowly walked away.
My Daughter Gemma loves those lions….she moo’s at them.
Where I live we have hyenas, javelinas, fox, bob cats and even mountain lions. It’s very obvious in our eco-system here that every animal plays its own vital role in keeping balance. It’s beautiful to me that animals and even insects have a group consciousness.
Very beautiful blog. Like Kimie, I can’t help but think of us humans playing a similar role. It seems to me that if ceremonies can be done that ride a wave around the world carried by one animal group consciousness or another the same would apply to humans. Is that right and if so does it differ from the animal world?
When I first visited Mount Soma (for a summer weekend retreat), the biodiversity in the woods here moved me. I grew up in rural east Tennessee, but these mountains are even more pristine and diverse. During a visit from my sister (who knows more wild plants than I do), she looked around her and remarked, “Every plant here is edible or medicinal!”