“Do humans need to eat meat?
What do animals feel about us eating meat?
Are we nourishing our bodies by eating meat?
Do other animals choose to be food for humans?”
Questions keep emerging with a similar theme regarding human consumption of other animals.
These are questions which create heated, healthy discussions about the roles other species share in our existence and us in theirs.
More humans are questioning our need, as a species and individuals, to consume the flesh of others.
All these questions have varying catalysts but a common theme:
Our relationship with, and understanding of, animals as food.
That so many people are asking these questions shows an increased awareness of our relationship and connectedness with the animals living alongside us.
When I put these questions to the animals and asked about the relationship humans have with other animals as a food source, they readily shared the word ‘disconnection.’
They showed a state of disconnection that began thousands of years ago, back to the moment when humans realised they could fence other animals. Humans became collectors rather than hunters.
No longer were we hunting someone, we owned something. Free will, choices and options for other intelligent, sentient animals were removed and the relationship of hunter/prey morphed into owner/property.
Food used to control our existence, we now control the existence of food in its many forms.
We continued to disconnect from understanding these animals as beings with Souls and, instead, connected with them as items of food.
Culinary names replaced species names as animals became dinner items rather than prey. By altering the identification of the food source, this sense of disconnection became the norm.
Over time, humans lost almost all memory of the knowledge animals had to share.
Hunters and prey learn from and teach each other much. Survival techniques, connection to Mother Earth and other species, respect for each other, gratitude and appreciation are strong when humans live alongside other species as equals. Differences in physique, needs and abilities are recognised and existence is as one breathing, functioning unit.
As the physical, spiritual and emotional connections between species faded, what was a deep, knowing relationship became a very loose association with each other.
The characteristics of certain species continued to be understood but we lost sight of these animals as individual beings with emotions, free choice and free will.
The animals acknowledge an understanding of why some humans use techniques to disassociate themselves from what they are eating and ask that we begin to reconnect with what, and who, we are consuming and fuelling our bodies with.
The animals also mentioned that we began to forget our association with what is around us: energy, and the ripple effect we have on each other.
When we individually move, react to something, have a thought, anything we do, we create a ripple which impacts on everything. Depending on what we do within this web, we either help or hurt ourselves and each other.
Pain, trauma, disease etc. impact this network like a shockwave going through it. The ripples become sporadic, heightened and uneven. Through creating pain and trauma for another, we are doing that to ourselves. By ingesting an animal who has been traumatised, we are consuming the remnant energy bonded to that trauma. Energy cannot be destroyed, so any remnant energy is being transferred from one being to another, impacting on the new body. The vibrational balance of that being then becomes unbalanced, often causing physical, emotional or mental illnesses to present.
The animals acknowledged that there are humans who still feel that they need to eat meat but that is on a vibrational level, not a physical necessity anymore. They shared that meat slows the body’s vibration down, like a blockage within the digestive tract.
As a species, the animals shared that we do not need meat to survive, saying that as individuals, some are still weaning from previous lifetimes. That is why some people find giving up meat challenging, they are still weaning. We are weaning as individuals and as a species. The human body, as a machine, is also adapting to a meatless diet. Humans are developing and evolving physically into a species that won’t need meat. As it is still a process, the species and body can feel challenged during that transition.
The whole process of disconnection, dissociation, reconnecting and rediscovery has created a gradual but very significant shift. A shift that is still in the cycle of returning to respect, compassion and understanding. More humans are recognising and acknowledging the emotions, thought processes, feelings and knowledge other animals have and are wanting to share.
An awareness is returning, faster than it was forgotten.
Our knowledge has not been lost or found, just forgotten and now we’re remembering.
The animals living alongside us are amplifying this knowledge by helping us to reopen our memory stores.
To maintain balance we must give and take, there needs to be an exchange.
We can do this simply by looking into the eyes of another being and exchanging understanding, connection and love instead of disconnecting ourselves, our emotions, our instincts and our compassion.