Grand Rising to All of you Beautiful Sentient Beings! The most wonderful and powerful gift one can give themselves is to love the skin they’re in! What the Most High (God) has given you is wonderfully made and divine! Appreciate yourself more! Praise yourself daily and that pure organic love for yourself will grow! Growth Comes when you’re the Most Vulnerable and Accept the Work that needs to Be Done! Blessings Upon You! #organicsouls#organicbeings#sentientbeings#beautifulsouls#loveyourself
I've been noticing things about dogs, lately. Since I've been guiding and helping people re-connect with the rest of nature, dogs are showing much more love and interest in general. During the Shinrin-yoku retreat last month, there was a little dog joining our circle in the forest. He seemed totally happy to stay there with us, joining the council circle. He was happy and friendly, licked my hand and did not seem to want to leave. His lady was calling him and was totally shocked to see what just happened: she told us this dog had been closed in a cage and abused for months and does not trust ANY human at all since then. But he clearly trusted us and wanted to stay with us, people in liminal space during a Forest Therapy walk. These things happen more often during the walks since then, like a dog carefully running around the mandala we were making in the forest, not touching or stepping on what we created in any way, just kissing those sitting around it. Last week I was walking through the forest, and at a certain point there were 6 dogs who ran away from their guardians walking them in different parts of the forest, and they joined me walking, all at the same time. And I do not have a dog companion myself. And yesterday, my dear friend and one of the walk participants shared that for a completely unknown reason, my parents' dog, a white Japanese akita came to her mind while sitting in the forest, a dog she just briefly saw once about 10 years ago and who already passed away. Then we went for a drink to the city after the walk and all of a sudden a white Japanese akita came in, together with a Japanese shiba, a dog I had some years ago. Both pretty rare breeds to see around in the country, especially the white akita. So, am I getting some kind of hints here? 😁 I might go write a letter to #loesjejacob from #linkingawareness soon. 😃 Love and peace, have a great Sunday everyone! 🖤☀️🌲 (Photo model: Aisha, my parents' red akita 😊)
With further recent reports that Zimbabwe has sanctioned the removal of young wild elephants for export to captivity in Chinese zoos, we again reiterate our opposition to this export for a number of reasons. An elephant’s highly intelligent and social nature makes them notoriously difficult to provide for in captivity. They are biologically and behaviourally made for walking in very large spaces and must be provided with complex, stimulating enclosures. They have evolved to live in warm climates, they can tolerate relatively brief exposure to cold conditions, but longer exposure forces them to stay indoors which can lead to frustration and boredom. Elephants need appropriate companionship, social interactions are critically important. Young elephants removed from their families will be psychologically affected by such a traumatic experience and without adult family members to help them, will miss out on learning, playing and forming strong bonds with each other in a natural herd structure. Every zoo and everyone who looks after animals has a responsibility to provide for those animals in a way which prevents harm and ensures an animal’s welfare is positive. Chinese zoos currently lack appropriate captive animal protection and monitoring regulations and past observations indicate that they also lack the expertise to effectively manage elephants, let alone stressed and vulnerable wild-caught elephants. Read our full statement on our website **link in bio** 📷 Tobias Adam on @Unsplash
When you slowly reach your hand towards an animal in an effort to offer a sliver of comfort & compassion and they back away from you as if you’d just swung your fist at them, it cuts so fucking deep. For a quick second you take it personally and you whisper to them “you don’t need to be afraid of me” but then you realize that they are not scared of you as an individual, they’re scared of humankind as a whole. . . Sweet soul, to you we are monsters, and I don’t blame you for seeing us that way. From the day you were born to the moment of your execution, you’ll have been mistreated at the hands of everyone you’ve come in contact with. I’m so sorry that your experiences with horrid people keeps you from seeing & feeling how much I care for you. I hope that when I stood there as quiet as possible, trying my absolute hardest to stand still, with my hand stretched out towards you, that you felt even some of the apologetic energy I was trying to send you. Just know that when you’re at peace, very soon, and that your suffering is over, you’ve got the best view from which you can watch me and every other animal activist change the world and put an end to the Holocaust you’ve all been subjected to. . . . . . #govegan
Hundreds of individuals crammed into a stuffy, stinky, uncomfortable trailer for hours and hours, denied of food, water, adequate rest or sanitary ways of relieving themselves. This is what we subject animals to all in the name of food. . Bacon used to be one of my favorite foods as I’m sure it was one of most vegans’ favorites as I know it’s still one of most meat eaters’ favourites. I stopped eating it. Millions of other vegans have stopped eating it. It’s really easy to give up a favourites food when you realize you value the lives of others over your tastebuds. . If you eat meat you are directly responsible for the suffering of animals. Please #govegan.