Animal Cruelty is a hot topic now in NJ, as Governor Christie just vetoed Bill S998, which would have allowed gestating pigs to have some freedom of movement. Here in NJ, this gestation crate issue is gaining some momentum because Christie is trying to gain favor from the Governor of Iowa, who strongly supports the pork industry. The bill theoretically would save pigs from an inhumane lifetime locked into a crate, but these crates aren’t actually used here. So, the bill would just continue to make sure that the crates WON’T EVER be used, or brought back.
This symbolic gesture would help pigs, but at the same time, us animal rights activists also have to balance ourselves, and know that there are other solutions. Solutions that will be coming shortly, because over 90% of NJ wanted the crates gone.
The reason why I write this article is to bring up important points about all sides of this situation. And, mostly because I want to get some positive momentum going that will allow the animals freedom while they are alive. Some humans see these pigs as so important that they have rights, and some aren’t moved to help animals in any situation. My goal is to write about the LOA (law of attraction) and animal cruelty, and give some tips to live a better and happier life, no matter what side of the animal rights issue you are on.
Remember, the whole idea of LOA and the teachings of Abraham, is that you attract into your life what you are focused upon, as our thoughts are like magnets to more of the same. The general idea is that all is well, and when we focus on negative thoughts (like the suffering of animals or people or the planet) we are actually perpetuating more of the same negative circumstances in our own lives and the animals. If we focus on happier thoughts or ones that give us relief (where ever we are), our problems will go away with ease and we may be able to help the animals as well.
I found this video about Animal Cruelty helpful, as it discusses how Abraham sees animals…
That the animals chose this life before they came into it, and that the animals choose in the vortex thoughts from where they are. Meaning, the animal chose this life, and knew about the circumstances of it’s life AND death beforehand and chose it anyway. Unlike humans, though, it continues to stay close to source as it moves through it’s experience. So, no matter what the circumstances, it is not affected. It wanted this life and it’s death as well.
Now, let’s think about us as humans. There are the vegetarian camps out there and those sympathetic to the animals. That’s actually me, but I also realize that if I am sympathetic, then I take on the emotions that we “think” the animals are experiencing, and that is not good for us…because Abraham says the animals are not experiencing the cruelty the way we think they are. That is comforting to me, and I feel like I can rest easier knowing that.
It seems at odds with what I’ve experienced before, and the reasons why so many animal rights advocates keep on trying to gain rights for animals. Many animal rights people get all worked up and are clearly out of their vortex, so they are ineffective at persuading others.
So, me being a LOA user, I try to see through the broadest perspective I can, utilizing my source energy to feel appreciation for all parties involved. I fully realize that I am not going to persuade anyone with my words. I believe the only course of action is one of inspired action…
- I get into my vortex and stay there often.
- I use LOA to put my feeling good first.
- I get into the vortex and then appreciate the animals and the good they are being shown by so many good farmers. (Notice I am not focusing on farming practices I don’t like.)
- I appreciate the many people who are helping animals have more rights, because the world is evolving at a rapid pace now.
- I am thrilled to be living at a time when so many people can get connected to each other through groups and offer support to each other and discuss strategies which may help animals live better.
- I enjoy taking personal actions that make me feel good such as eating vegetarian or vegan foods, or if I eat meat, I buy it from free range farms or some specific type of farm that I am comfortable with.
- I enjoy talking with like-minded people, yet I still love all people.
- I keep finding ways to free my own mind, because setting limits on myself doesn’t feel as good as realizing there are endless possibilities, and many possible solutions to anything I focus on.
- I realize that only I am responsible for my own happiness, and that if I look at negative conditions, I will keep getting more of them. The conditions of my life don’t need to change first. First, I can change what I’m discussing within my own mind–then the conditions I see will change. (Like Dr. Wayne Dyer said).
- Allowing (as in the law of attraction) means that I just relax and know that all is well (meaning that if I step back and look, there is much more good than bad), and when I allow all the good things I am wanting in, that’s when they show up in my experience and those I love.
- I can be happy even if all the conditions I want haven’t manifested yet.
- I take action to help animals when I am inspired, not because I feel bad about animals, but because freedom is the natural progression for all beings.
- I am happy each step along the way, because it’s all the contrasting situations that make me want freedom more, and this empowers me to effectively use my energy. Then I know what to focus on better to get positive momentum going.
Another BIG thing would be to NOT get specific on all of the MANY specifics that drive animal rights people insane (killing, torture, poor living conditions, crates), and instead completely and totally go general on all animal topics, like freedom and love, that more and more people are coming to realize that is a better experience for animals and the farmers that raise them. As people get more excited about the opportunities for organic, free range, or no cruelty farming, there will be more and more shoppers buying what they really want…the farmers will have to follow suit because the people are changing toward that as consumers are voting with their money.
I am not even close to saying that all the world should be vegans, and I don’t believe that at all. In fact, I fully support that anyone who wants to eat meat should eat it. Who am I to tell anyone what to eat? I only ask that every person grow a little every day, by questioning how they can improve themselves–by asking their true source, and following their inner guidance toward their best self.
I do know that as everyone does this, life will be better for people, for animals, and the planet. It is my belief that there is more similarity than difference among people, and that good will always prevail. Let’s focus energy towards good conditions for animals, good relationships among people raising animals for food, and activism that shows appreciation.