Esther/Jerry Hicks views on animal cruelty.
I know I sound like I'm out to "get" the poor old Hicks but I truly believe that they are con artists sucking in many people with their retarded views, the worst of which is the their view that animals in factory farms "chose" to incarnate in those conditions to feed humans.
Am I the only one who has a major problem with that TOTALLY UNTRUE opinion?
When I first heard Esther talking about that I nearly fell of my chair!
Why do they have to preach such nonsense? Is to justify their unhealthy eating habits? Or are they just cold hearted?
Those comments showed me what charlatans they really are.
Let me know what you think.
This could be fun. I've wondered when someone would question Abraham's more controversial "teachings" about the nature of reality. And I know you think that it is Esther who is saying this, but it is allegedely Abraham. She translates blocks of thoughts from Abraham into the English language. Yes, you probably don't believe this, but let's just refer to the right entity as far as their own assumtptions go as to not create confusion. Or else people will just ask "was it Esther or Abraham that said this?"
First my comments on the Abraham group. I believe they are channeled beings and I believe Esther channels them. I've been around enough channeled entities to feel comfortable saying that.
The problem I have with Abraham and the teachings is they don't seem to have spent any time actually here. It's like they've read books about life in the physical plane, but have never really walked their talk... here. Saying that your thoughts do anything besides being your thoughts is ludicrous. It shows they haven't been here or weren't paying any attention while being in this plane of existence. The concept of denial is lost on them. That's what's missing from the books.
Now on to your comment.
What is so wrong with animals incarnating in support of humanity?
We would never do such a thing for them, right? When you think you are a separate being with a life and a history, you would never do such a thing. Notice I said, 'think' you are a separate being. Animals don't think in the way humans do. Animals (and everything on earth) are still part of the totality of existence. They have no 'selves' as we would think it. They are life -- something we are also a part of but don't identify with. We see ourselves separate from life. We are very identified with physical forms and don't see ourselves as the awareness which makes this physical life possible.
If you dive deeper you'll find physicality isn't real either. That's another discussion.
I was just curious, and I'm not trying to attack your perspective nor am I necessarily saying it is incorrect -- just seeking further clarity on the issue at hand. With that caveat, I just wanted to speak to this comment of yours. I suppose I don't understand what you mean when you say the concept of denial is lost in Abraham's teachings. From my perspective, their teachings are all about denial in a certain way. My understanding of their teachings is that all things we experience as negative are the result of our denial of the stream of well being. This well-being is the only stream that flows, and our suffering is a result of our denial or resistance of that state of well being.
Also, your comment that, "that your thoughts do anything besides being your thoughts is ludicrous" could also use some clarification. It could have something to do with us defining thoughts in entirely different ways. Or perhaps not? :confused:
Could I redefine "the stream of well being" as "beingness" and still keep your meaning? As in: all things we experience as negative are the result of the denial of our beingness. If that works for you, I'd say Abraham does not approach the human condition as one of divine beings playing a game of pretend (denial) and all one has to do is become conscious of the pretending.
I see Abraham skip that part and give humanity a recipe for manifestation; a how-to guide to manifest stuff and happiness, when stuff and happiness is already there, albeit hidden by the game of pretend (denial). (forgive my terminology of the Hicks' work, my books are in another state, I'm doing this by memory and what I've read on this site) The process to manifest, LoA, is another layer of denial that people apply to their experience. It's unnecessary, unless Abraham is intending LoA to be a stepping stone of sorts.
(I have a meeting in a few minutes... so I'm going to cut this short. Idk if I've answered your question fully... I'll write more later)
Elrond, nice critical breakdown of my post.
Have you ever been to a factory farm?
How would you react if a bunch of cannibals entered your house, abducted your entire family, locked them in a room together where they could hardly move,fed them ground up bodies of other humans ,gave them large doses of hormones ,denied them sunlight for weeks on end, made them know that not one damn person gave a toss about them .....and then...to top it all off....hit them all over the head and then slit their throats.
It is well known that humans do not need animal products to live healthily. In fact the opposite is true.
Unlike the Hicks, here are some quotes from people who are actually living from the level of compassion, not selfishness.
"How are we to build a new humanity? Only by leading men toward a true, inalienable ethic of our own... Reverence for life comprises the whole ethic of love in its deepest and highest sense. It is the source of constant renewal for the individual and for mankind. "
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace. "
"We must never permit the voice of humanity within us to be alienated. It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man. "
Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965
"Animals are God's creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God's sight."
Rev. Dr Andrew Linzey 1952 -
"The question is not, Can they reason?
Nor Can they talk?
But, Can they suffer?"
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men. Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it.
- Quoted in the Life by St.Bonaventura
St.Francis of Assisi 1181-1226
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas Edison 1847-193
"But for the sake of some little mouthful of meat,
we deprive a soul of the sun and light,
and of that proportion of life and time it had been
born into the world to enjoy."
SENECA (C.5 - C.E.65)
Roman philosopher, tutor to Nero
"The eating of meat extinguishes
the seed of great compassion."
The BUDDHA (circa 563-483 B.C.)
If you don't like my opinions leave.But just remember, the animals can't leave the cages that hold them. They are captive and suffering. As you cozy into your bed tonight, try to imagine the pain and the suffering that they endure day after day and night after night. Next time you get some soap in your eyes, try to imagine that pain for 3 or 4 days at a time. Next time you have a stomach ache, try to imagine liquid plumber being poured down your throat till you puke so much blood that you bleed to death. Next time you bump your head, try to imagine being a monkey and getting a steel plate smashed into your skull at 50 miles per hour. Then, only then should you feel compelled to tell me that I'm wrong about my opinions. For all these things have happened in the name of science. They continue in abundance till this day.
I believe people like the Hicks are doing more harm than good on this planet with their wishy washy information. They tell people what they want to hear and pretend to be doing it through a "Channeled" group of entities called "Abraham"..... dear oh dear!
I will not say anymore about this as I have made my opinions clear.
You should really take some time to examine yourself on what you wrote here.. if you did you would see that your message is negative and no doubt you were feeling negative.. I certainly pick it up easily understanding a common social type of this planet of those that care about animals (hippie types in a way..)
There are a dozen things that "Abraham" has wrote that are controversial..
But one of the things they teach is feeling negative is heading in the wrong direction (per your inner-self)
They have basically wrote and I'm paraphrasing..
- Hitler killed the jews cause they let him and cause they were in default
- Child Molesters are people too!
- Seeking out joy is the only thing important..
If you were willing to listen to the teachings you may actually pickup on some of how the world works.. that of course given you had acceptance of it.. and if you believe in the Law of Attraction at all you should remember that pushing against something only makes it stronger it doesn't get away from you.. I'm guessing if your super passionate about this subject you’re going to be having some wild stories about animal slaughter..
I will go ahead and give you one rational fact here.. 90% of the world’s meat eaters are fed exactly as you describe above.. what's the difference in this vs. 2000 years ago when we lived on farms and personally slaughtered our own chickens and cows?
Eating meat/protein is a lifestyle choice remember that you don't have to choose to partake.. but the fact is we eat it so we can spend more time doing other things like yes.. complaining about meat eaters.. For the record I like eating meat.. and I appreciate the animals in there part of this..
Well, you our either what people like to call a troll or your just live your life with some extremely negative ideas..
Can you honestly stand there and say that when you wrote this????
Is it not possible that negative emotion is indicator of moving in the wrong direction ???
I'm sure it's more than possible to write this and feel neutral I just doubt that, that was the case here.. I am done talking to you, others obviously just don't feel that trying to talk you out of your negative perspective is worth it.. I will do the same.. who's to say that being in a cult is wrong, if you feel good? It's not like I joined scientology and gave them all my money.. (and for the record before I joined the loa/new age cult.. I was a pure atheist with a strong background in scientific perspective)
I only have one piece of advice for you.. try and be happy in your life and be open to things.. closing yourself off well, it just leaves you behind.. (and your never all that closed off.. you can always come back to a more positive perspective by default in most cases you will choose what feels best)
But you will never ever get anywhere spinning your wheels about what you hate, about what you feel is unjust, about that which you seek some sort of action about.. I will give you one more real life example that you will probably won't hear at all.. "Does the wolf, cry at night about the bunny it killed?" and what makes us different from the wolf?
I'd say something with huge intelligence is at work here. The complexity and ever changing details of our universe are being held in manifestation constantly. My mind is not responsible for this world, it helps me perceive it though. I like to play the game that my mind is responsible and makes things happen, but my mind, being on the effect side of the equation, is always playing catch-up.
I have to invent some really great stories as to why this or that happened instead of realizing there is no reason (logic) why anything happens.... my consciousness chooses it, that's the only reason. My consciousness also chooses to use a scary amount of denial in all it's creative aspects. I can say that's wrong and it should know better, and if it's so all-encompassing and all-knowing, why would it choose to fool itself so often? I can't answer that, because anything I say would be a story my mind made up.
Some things to ponder:
So, does the meat just appear in the store, wrapped in plastic, or did some huge chain of events happen first to get it there?
If meat just appears in the store just as effortlessly as the store appeared there, where did the factory farms come from?
Could my consciousness's addiction to denial be creating this huge "back-story" for this one little tray of beef?
Is the reason why I see factory farms an effect of my unconsciousness?
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