(This picture is from the Beagle Freedom Project website.)
I just watched a moving video about beagles that have been released from their cages after having lived their entire lives in cages because they were used in animal experiments for people products.
The video prompted me to ask Spiritual Presence about animal testing, and the answer I received is straightforward. Here is the answer:
If people would use natural products, there would not be a need for testing on animals. I’ll repeat that sentence, If people (us) would use natural products, there would not be a need for testing on animals. I’ll repeat the sentence again: If people (each and every one of us) would use natural products (even if they cost more or require more work on our part), there would not be a need for testing on animals.
Steps to rely less on animal-tested products
- Maintain your health so you don’t get diseases that require medications that were developed using animal testing. This step is simpler than you think. Look at the post on aging well: https://energy-guidance-complete.com/2014/05/20/health-throughout-aging-post-7-2/
- If you are ill, try using natural healing products first and only if they don’t help after a reasonable amount of time, use the possibly animal-tested products.
- Use natural cleaning products. Vinegar is a wonderful cleaning agent. Look it up on the Internet.
Making these changes is small in comparison to what it does for the animals that are used for our “betterment”. As stated in The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort:
“Intuitively, we must live as if we understand that our lives are gifts to the world, that we are here to link ourselves with the rhythms of the world, that we are caregivers of others and of the creatures and natural elements of the world, that our presence brings betterment to the world, and that each step we take resonates with the knowledge of our responsibilities.”
This area is one in which individual buying habits can make a difference. This area is one in which caring for oneself affects other aspects of the world in myriad ways.
Spread the word!
In the book Pond a Connected Existence, caring for pets in listed as a sustaining activity for people. We are drawn to animals that can be domesticated, and they in turn learn to depend on us. The intertwined existence of people and domesticated animals requires careful observation and empathy by people who care for them.
A few days ago on one of my many lovely walks in L.A., I saw a woman walking several dogs of varying sizes. As I approached them, I saw that the largest dog had a rubber band holding his mouth shut. I also noticed that the supposed-to-be-caring dog walker looked very rushed. As we passed one another, I felt a surge of negativity and so I asked Spiritual Presence about what I had just witnessed. I witnessed injustice, cruelty, and selfishness.
This post is a reminder to people who live with or care for dogs. There are humane ways to prevent a dog from opening his mouth when being walked in public. Muzzles are not injustice and cruelty. Many are made in a somewhat comfortable way that allow the dog to have a somewhat normal experience when being walked.
If you or anyone you know puts a rubber band around a dog’s snout, know that the dog is experiencing injustice, cruelty, and loss of trust in humans. People should know better, and if they don’t then they shouldn’t be caring for dogs.
Yesterday I posted that book #3 has been published. Now I’m letting you know that I’ve finished the first draft of book #5. What happened to book #4? Well, I’ve written about 1/5 of it, but the material is difficult for me to understand from Spiritual Presence.
The way I write is that I ask what I’m supposed to write, and I receive Yes and No answers—through kinesiology muscle testing. I in essence am taking dictation, but I have to first ask what the words are. And I have to have an idea of what to ask. When I first started writing the healing handbooks, this process was not easy, but I’ve become used to it and can often flow with the words once I understand the topic. Book #4, titled Signals that Inspire and Intertwine—the Fifth Component of Health, is writing about something I know nothing about so my questions are not easy to formulate.
I’ve jumped ahead to Book #5, which is a how-to book. Books #1-3 set out the wisdom of Energy Guidance Complete and Book #5 provides guidance and steps on how to live the wisdom. It’s title is Vitality!— How to Create a Life That is Healthy.
Here’s a peek:
From the chapter about the four components of health:
Breathing Into All Four Components
When you breathe, you do so much more than fill the lungs with oxygen. You fill the body and soul with life-giving force. Each day when you awaken, breathe deeply and remind yourself that your breathing adds oxygen to your lungs, adds hope to your emotional being, ignites your thinking abilities, and connects you to spiritual possibility.
From the chapter about nature’s creatures:
Things to Do to Relate to Creatures
Visit humane zoos and petting zoos, and give them your monetary support.
If you have a pet at home, spend extra time observing your pet’s antics and behavior. Let yourself fall in love with your pet (if you haven’t already).
Volunteer at an animal shelter.
Research foundations that work with animals and donate money—and time when possible—to help them.
Things Not to Do to Creatures
If you “love” fur items, resist the temptation to buy them. The only people who should be wearing fur outerwear are people who live in extremely cold climates. Do not support fur as a fashion statement.
If you “love” animal skin items, resist the temptation to buy them. There are no people in the world who should be wearing them or decorating their houses or businesses with them.
If you “love” reptile skin items, resist the temptation to buy them. There are no people in the world who should be using them. Do not support reptile skins as a fashion statement.
If you “love” to hunt, only hunt animals for food, not for their decorative parts.
Eat less meat. See “Vitality! The Foods We Eat” on p. 12 for information about the amount of meat that should be eaten.
Resist eating meat and fish from endangered or nearing-endangered birds, animals, and fish. Take the time to learn the types of birds, animals, and fish that are endangered.
Don’t ignore the plight of endangered animals, animals and birds raised in industrial meat/milk/egg factories, mis-treated pets, and so on.
(Some of the information in this post is from The Gift of Intuitive, Dedicated Comfort.)
“Connection to other creatures elevates, deflates unrealistic opinions of ourselves as humans, and instructs. This connection enables people to appreciate the wonders of life.”
Caring for pets, supporting humane zoos, supporting centers for animal care, abstaining from using animals for decorative objects, and supporting animal habitats in the wild are important ways for humans to fulfill their obligations to other creatures.
“The more one observes other creatures, the more one can attain spiritual guidance and spiritual support.”