DEFINING MORAL COWARDICE
There can be no reasonable judgement deserved
for ignorance nor indifference,
while we are yet asleep,
However, as awakening increases,
therefore, accountability increases.
As you do as you will …
consciously choose to do no harm.
For Nonhuman and Human Animals,
For The Planet,
As awareness increases,
non-violent, compassionate action
as a priority.
Choose to do No Harm.
~ Gerean Pflug for “The Animal Spirits”
“Empathy is a universal solvent. Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble.” ~Simon Baron-Cohen
Empathy is defined as “a complex form of psychological inference in which observation, memory, knowledge, and reasoning are combined to yield insights into the thoughts and feelings of others. Empathy is a highly developed and sophisticated emotional response that references self and others. ”
The heinous violence and taking of innocent, sentient life worldwide, can neither be explained nor cured by choice of political party, religious doctrine, international defense strategy nor debate of weapon control. There always have been and always will be a way to violently do harm and take the life of another. Violence and cruelty occur because of a lack of human empathy. A compassionate, empathetic human being does not take action of harm against another sentient, living being of any species. All life taken by violence violates all of humanity
Can we control the senseless taking of innocent lives? Sadly, no, we cannot. Control is an illusion. We have never and will not ever control the actions, reactions, thoughts and even words of others. The only things we control are our own individual actions, reactions and words.
While we argue and fight among each other . . .
- Millions of humans worldwide are homeless and/or starving to death
- Worldwide war which only benefits those in political power is rampant
- Human life is being sold into slavery on the black market
- In the most inhumane and cruel ways imaginable, human and nonhuman animal alike are being mercilessly abused, imprisoned, enslaved, exploited, tortured and mercilessly slaughtered
- Our wildlife is being massacred to extinction
- We are abusing our planet to the point that it is crumbling beneath us
Someday The Planet will cease to exist. Someday the sun will burn out. We are not promised tomorrow. We are not even promised the rest of this day. This moment is all that we have. If we use this moment to channel our energies into making a positive difference in the lives of others, we will effect profound change of mind, heart and spirit. As we transmit from places of empathy and compassion, we strengthen in energy, frequency and vibration, affecting universal changes. These changes ripple and grow and affect the lives of others, not only in this moment, but vastly beyond this moment.
If we choose to spend this moment in argument, competition, debate, anger and words that hurt, what will we achieve? Nothing. I believe that this moment is the perfect moment to consciously shift to higher levels of consciousness. Today is a very good day to begin to act from the heart, not the critical mind, and to focus on becoming living examples of the peace we wish to see in this world.
I choose to
focusing on those things that build up,
and propel others toward compassionate choice and action.
to focus on and promote
the heroes of this world,
rather than the villains
(although one certainly cannot be illuminated without the other).
I choose to hope
that all of us will consider
the powerful opportunity
provided to us in this very moment
to make a profound positive difference
from where we stand
and through the act of
in unified, common, compassionate objective,
reach for the highest level of consciousness . . .
recognizing that the evidence of this higher level of consciousness will be
a significant and obvious increase in
From places of empathy and compassion,
please continue to unify and transmit.
Together we are changing the world.
~Gerean Pflug, The Animal Spirits
OF COMMON COMPASSIONATE OBJECTIVE
You are not alone.
We see you, hear you and are with you
in common, compassionate objective.
More and more humans are awakening each day to the reality of the cruelty we are inflicting and allowing to be inflicted upon other sentient living beings.
We are unifying and becoming part of one gigantic international compassionate movement. Some of us are focusing on the legal aspects, some…the physical aspects, some on the psychological aspects, some on the emotional aspects and most of us are realizing that spiritually, we are all connected.
There are opportunities everywhere to become involved and to make a difference; In our communities and beyond. The issues of social injustice and inhumanity are found in issues of merciless cruelty, starvation/hunger, homelessness, medical need and are being experienced by all animals, human and nonhuman.
The compassionate movement recognizes that we cannot depend upon our respective governments to solve problems of social injustice worldwide. They never have and they never will solve moral issues such as these. It is up to the international community to take action, as individuals and in unification.
We must set apart our differences, i.e. religion, politics, national origins and focus together on the elements of love and peace, which are: Empathy, compassion, kindness, gentleness, mercy and grace. The members of the international compassionate movement are doing just that. The numbers are growing by the day and we are recognizing great progress. Still…there is much work to be done and we need every human who is drawn toward service, to The Planet as a whole, to take action.
As you experience this calling, have no doubt that you are meant to serve not only a mighty individual purpose, but also a powerful collective purpose. Avoid isolation. Adhere to others of like, compassionate mind, heart and spirit.
Please feel free to bond with this community “The Animal Spirits” as well as the MANY others that are available. Act upon the freedom to lend voice and do not hesitate to share, dialogue and form relationships with others. We are all teachers and students, one to another. As we interact, we generate amazing amounts of energy, frequency and vibration that propel our transmissions in a powerful way.
Times….they most assuredly are changing. It is a privilege to be on the side of The LIGHT in these unprecedented times of world change. As we unify in compassion, we are changing the world.
Blessings on those who from places of empathy and compassion, choose to protect, defend and lend voice to, innocent sentient, living beings of ALL species, who cannot protect, defend or speak for themselves.
In compassionate, common objective, please continue to transmit.
~ Gerean Pflug for “The Animal Spirits” (March 24, 2015)
i really have nothing further to add.
The quote below speaks for itself.
No commentary required in any attempt to clarify
a statement of ethical truth.
This is . . .
OUR ETHICAL DUTY
IT IS OUR DUTY
to alleviate suffering wherever it occurs.
Blessings on those
who from places of empathy and compassion,
take immediate action
to protect, defend and lend voice to,
ALL sentient, living beings in need,
without prejudice of species.
WE think, WE dream, WE love, WE hunger, WE feel, WE suffer, WE grieve.
In these capacities,
WE ARE EQUALS
Nonhuman and Human Animals….
The Animal Spirits.
~ Gerean Pflug
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We are the living graves of murdered beasts,
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
We never pause to wonder at our feasts,
If animals, like men, can possibly have rights.
We pray on Sundays that we may have light,
To guide our footsteps on the path we tread.
We’re sick of War, we do not want to fight –
The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread,
And yet – we gorge ourselves upon the dead.
Like carrion crows, we live and feed on meat,
Regardless of the suffering and pain
We cause by doing so, if thus we treat
Defenseless animals for sport or gain,
How can we hope in this world to attain
The PEACE we say we are so anxious for.
We pray for it, o’er hecatombs of slain,
To God, while outraging the moral law.
Thus cruelty begets its offspring – WAR
BOUND TO SUFFERING
dictates that we,
at the very least,
show the reverence of imagining ourselves
in the place of another.
dictates that we feel WITH them.
dictates that we take action
to protect other sentient living beings from suffering.
Who is willing to continue to look the other way?
What you allow, will continue.
In empathy, compassion and mercy,
~ Gerean Pflug for The Animal Spirits