I want to invite you on a little journey with me!
Close your eyes, just for a brief moment: Visualize the Earth in your mind's eye, with all of the life that lives here. Visualize the mountains and the valleys, the lakes and the beautiful clouds in all the colors of the rainbow.
Everything that keeps our Earth together and in beautiful harmony, and makes it possible for us to live here, love, experience and just be.
Now see the trees, the grass, the flowers, the bushes and the flora of the ocean. Everything that gives us oxygen and enables us to live on Mother Earth.
Now let's concentrate on the animal kingdom and all the beauty it contains. We see the wild animals at the prairies, the creatures in the oceans and the birds in the sky. We see all the pets in the arms of their owners, love flowing from both sides. We see our farm animals, the cows, horses, sheep, pigs and chickens, which we don't think of in units, commodities or monetary value, but instead we see them as living beings with and equal right to Mother
Earth and to life as we have.
We see the love and the sorrow that they bring in our interaction with them. They are a part of our developments as individuals, as well as giving us food and clothes in our lives. Nothing about that is something to take for granted.
Now we see a new picture in our mind's eye.
We see the Earth, but no animals. The ocean is quiet, the prairie is silent and not a squeak from the sky. No animals to pet or receive warmth from for those who need it!
What meaning does this have for us?
No meat, no dairy and no clothes. No insects to fertilize the trees and the flowers. But that's not all they do for us, if we really think about what gifts we receive from these little brothers and sisters of ours.
Can we as human beings live here on Mother Earth without the animals and the plants?
Now let's imagine another scenario: The Earth with all the life intact, except for humanity! It would probably work out much better to preserve life on
Earth without us here.
But one cannot live without the other, that's how I think the natural law goes.
But it's worth thinking about, who needs whom here on Earth?
That reflection should get us to show the natural kingdoms both gratitude and respect for the help and the life they provide us with, giving us the opportunity to live and develop here on Earth.
We have to be there for each other with respect and love. But the question is whether we can do something better than we have already?
We have the opportunity to make a little difference. Provide a little help for these small brothers and sisters of ours. In fact, it's the same thing we do when we send a little greeting to a friend. Or when we send someone a Christmas card, only a postcard, or even just an e-mail.
When we are enjoying a meal, whether it be meat or fish, vegetables, some water or anything else, we close our eyes for one brief moment.
From our hearts we send out a little thought to that which has sacrifices itself, so that we can enjoy this meal, and by doing so continuing our life here on Earth.
We sound out a little thought, which is:
"Thank you for sacrificing yourself for me"!
Love and Light