Each and every living being and living entity has its place in the cosmos and a profound right to live its life to its natural end.
Living in Africa I have the great privileged to spend time with, observe and learn from amazing creatures, from herds of elephants to the lone dung beetle pushing his prize of a fresh ball of dung along a beetle size pathway. Every creature has its place and are of equal importance from the mighty lion to the tiny mosquito. Every creature has an ingrained memory within and purpose of protection of some part of life. I was inspired to read and it makes sense, that elephants were sent to earth as cosmic guardians of the plants and herbs and all knowledge of them, this is written in the Vedas. If you watch an elephant feed it really picks and chooses with great grace with the use of its trunk from all that nature provides around it. Knowing exactly what to take, what it needs at times of sickness, which herbs, which part of the tree, which grasses and fruits are necessary for health on a day to day basis. If the elephants loose this knowledge of plants, herbs, seeds, nuts, fruits and minerals, then it will in turn be lost to all of us.
Natural extinction happens when the universe no longer requires the memory or protection of that certain species, it has evolved and moved on or manifested. I wonder why humans are still in existence when we carry out so many atrocities to the magnificent creatures that protect the very world that provides for us. Elephants throughout the world are being treated appallingly, being deprived of their habitats, murdered for their ivory, used to perform heavy unrelenting work and used to carry tourists and perform humiliating tricks.
For the last two years or so I have been suffering with allergies, and it has taken me this long to discover the unsightly blisters I get on my face aren’t some sort of mid-life acne but allergic reactions. Now I am discovering I react to all sorts, from chickpeas, honey, dates and the list goes on. Is one reason because the elephants are dazed and are starting to lose their memory patterns, which has a big impact on the memory of the whole cosmos? An interesting thought.
These wonderful amazing creatures are the guardians of our very nourishment – shouldn’t we be the guardians of them?
Let us protect each and every creature; honor them as they honor the earth. And I am truly thankful to see them, watch them and love them.
Be simple, be kind and have beautiful days.
OM Namah Sivaya
Mangala / Nicky.
Inspiration for this article came from the book ‘Living Ahimsa Diet.’ By Maya Tiwari.