There is a ridiculous fallacy that animals have no life force; that they do not feel, they do not think or have the ability to communicate. This is so far from the truth that even now watching my dog smile at me, getting her toy and throwing it at my feet with eager anticipation is dumbfounding how many can be so blind to this fact.
The movie Life of Pi, aside being a beautiful story does capture an essence of this ridiculous notion. Pi was lead to believe that the tiger was nothing more than a monster, a creature of great anger which could never be tamed. But, without giving too much of the story away, an untamed animal does not mean a monster, it means an animal being in its own natural state – mostly this is about survival. Animals are also mothers, fathers, children that play and have sibling rivalry. However, because it is not done in “human” form with ego, money and consumerism it is assumed for them less of a species.
The irony, before even getting to the aspect of life force, is that humans are lesser of a creature because we, as a species, need to verbally communicate. We are unable to communicate via energetic means i.e. telepathy which is the most fundamental form of communication, which animals use between different species with ease. We are also a species that uses less of the brain than any other living creature. To take this even further, though we verbally communicate, because humans are not as evolved as animals, often there are misunderstandings, fights and arguments for no real reason.
So, apparently animals have no life force. In order to claim such a notion one must understand what life force is. Life force in the most simple explanation is the energetic soul that enables matter to have existence. From a plant living and providing oxygen, from an insect undertaking their great journey, such as from caterpillar to butterfly and for birds to be more than flying feathers. Life force is the energetic link to freewill and to being part of the collective of the universe. Consider it the electric plug enabling life, balance and harmony.
As such, every living creature, plant, organism in this world and far beyond has a life force. Just because its strengths, its form of communication is not as arbitrary as verbal communication does not make it any less relevant in the greater scheme of existence.
In terms of emotion, humans still to this day fight between ego, intelligence and understanding the purpose of emotion. Emotion is treated as secondary, as a weakness, yet it is pivotal in all that is done. Anger, passion, hunger, creativity, love, lust and so forth contain emotion. Animals, however, are more straight forward and simple because they do not have this struggle. Hunger is hunger, anger is anger, respect is respect. Their games are not for greed but for survival. They do what needs to be done to survive.
When humans had taken this approach thousands of years ago there were less destruction, the planet was not suffering as much as it is today with water and oxygen reserves getting lower and lower and most of all there was a harmony between all living creatures; animals, humans, plants and everything inbetween.
To say animals have no life force, have no emotion and that humans are more advanced is taking the approach of an ostrich with its head in the ground.
Open your eyes, listen, feel and notice that every animal speaks with its eyes, its ears, its body and with its soul. There is no need to control a wild animal when understanding that wild is not about anything other than respecting free will in its most natural state.
Perhaps there is something for humans to learn in this. After all that is said and done; to not rely on words that can be manipulated but open the heart of our souls to that which is around us; there is so much being said without a single word being spoken. Life force is more than energy; it is the ability to connect soul to soul and be part of the amazing world we have become disconnected from. When time is spent with an animal with this in mind the magic of the world becomes present in a single second and their life force becomes the door to a beautiful world; the world in which we live.
Hally Rhiannon-Nammu is a renowned Behavioural Change Expert and Spiritual Guru. Her work spreads across the globe from helping people overcome trauma from past lives, healing animals through vibrational medicine, banishing demon possessions to enabling alignment/enlightenment of self through removal of lifelong barriers. An author of seven books, part of four group collaborations, a Masters in Writing and an advocate of fair treatment for all living creatures.
- Published: 23 January 2013
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