The debate and comments continue about the Red Tent, aka “kittygate” here in Delray Beach, Florida. The polarity is quite astounding and I find myself drawn to blog once again, and ask, what is the bigger picture? Can we not live in harmony with the animals? Does everything have to conform to our will and whim? Are versions of reality so different and our hearts so hardened and fear so rampant we cannot see fit to bring compassion to this situation? This drama happening at the Red Tent has both sides firmly entrench in their beliefs based on their version of reality and of right and wrong. I still believe this is the shifting consciousness playing out but pose some rhetorical questions for the audience to ponder.
Taking this situation to the 10,000 foot level, can we extrapolate, and ask: are we a microcosm for our current world? One side warring against beliefs of loving and compassionate acts of feeding, “nature”? Or the Oneness of us all? And, what I dare ask might be the bigger purpose of animals in our lives?
How do these and ALL animals fit into our world? Are they here to bring balance in our circles of energy? The balance of Mother Earth? After all, they do not carry hidden agendas. Certainly we know how much love pets bring to others, by the profound grief their owners experience when they leave. Love is an energy that cannot be defined but we can never forget our personal experience or hardly explain it to another.
And how can we judge these acts of kindness and caring? Lisa is a healer after all. How can this be compartmentalized–one minute she is–and the next minute she is not? In the Hindu tradition, Shasthi, the goddess of childbirth is depicted riding upon a cat. Hum–another level of energy and meaning?
Are traditional domestic animals here to be loved and to love? So what about the wild ones? Are they excluded from love and caring? And just because that may not be our way, is another way any less valued or important? Do the wild cats actually give us an opportunity to show compassion and unconditional love stretching us to look outside our point of view, habits, assumptions, and attitudes? Can we step aside to see the oneness and connectedness of our existence? Do these animals, by their very divine purpose of creation bring balance and centering for many who enter the Red Tent? Are they here to help humanity? Are the cats in this story divine universal workers? The soup of divinity has many different flavors? Are they part of the flavor of God?
Are the animals here to support humanity while peace develops on earth? In the USA? In Florida? In Delray Beach? At the Red Tent? Peace on Earth must begin inside us. We can no longer look outside and wait for others. Our acts of kindness and compassion, will open our hearts and minds; spreading the light right here in a place that energetically is calling out for help.
“Realize that there are many things in the world for which no cause shall be found; not because it does not exist, but because we know to little to find it.”
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Be Well, and with Love and Light,