While we're on the subject of meat-eating, I thought it would be a
good time to share a channeling from animal communicator Kate
Solisti-Mattelon. Enjoy this "'food' for thought." Kate has
written a half dozen books on animal communication, their holistic
care and conscious, healthy relationships with all animal beings -
both wild and domestic.
From: Katheryn Solisti
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2001 12:02 AM
Subject: Help the Cows, Help Ourselves
Dear Friends: A vet friend of ours from Great Britain asked me to
communicate with whoever wished to speak about the terrible cow
crisis happening in Europe. I expected the cows to answer his
request, but instead the "Council of All Beings" spoke through me.
I want to share their message with all of you in the hope that you
will find a way to follow their advice and join the "Re-Turning."
Please feel free to share this with any of your friends who will
respect and appreciate these words. I'd also appreciate any
feedback you wish to share with me about your reactions to the
message. Thank you.
Warmest wishes, Kate
Communication from The Council of All Beings regarding the Cattle
Received and copyrighted by Kate Solisti-Mattelon, Animal
Communicator, April 18, 2001
We are grateful for this opportunity to discuss the crisis. Let us
go back to the beginning. When cows and sheep agreed to become
domesticated by human beings, they did so as a gift to humanity.
Before domestication, cows and sheep viewed themselves as "prey" and
mankind as "predators." When men hunted the ancestors of the modern
sheep and cow, Man honored and respected the gift that each
individual animal gave. Man began the hunt with a ritual to
communicate his honorable intentions to the animals. Man recognized
that the spirit of the animal would have to agree to give up his
body to the hunter. It was up to the hunter to "prove" his
worthiness, since the gift meant death for the animal. The way to
prove worthiness was to give gratitude and to express a deep
understanding of the exchange that might take place. The honorable
hunter, out of deep respect for the gift, would commit to killing
swiftly and to using every part of the animal. The spirits of the
animals would receive all of this information through the ritual
communication. Then, one animal or more would agree to give
themselves so that the human tribe would eat. After the kill, the
humans would again thank the spirits of the animals and follow
through with their agreement to use every part of the animal's body
so that none of the gift would be wasted.
When the ancestors of cows and sheep (chickens, ducks, pigs and
goats, too) agreed on a conscious, spiritual level to become
domesticated, it was because humans agreed on the same conscious,
spiritual level, to care for and protect them as well as to continue
to honor the great gifts of milk, meat, skin and bone the animals
provided. Today there are still small groups of humans and some
individuals who continue in this honorable relationship. (The Masai
in Kenya and the Amish in America are shining examples). When
the "livestock" in their care are respected and cared for as well as
humanely killed, the animals remain strong, and healthy in mind,
body and spirit. When they give their gifts of milk and body, they
do so willingly with the awareness that they are giving life so that
others may live. Their milk and meat carry the energy of this sacred
exchange and provide nourishment to the body and spirit of the
person who eats or drinks. This is an honorable and life-affirming
exchange. However, many years ago, groups of human beings began to
disregard the original agreement. They began to take the animals
for granted. They began to distance themselves from the knowledge
that we all share bodies and spirits, that we are all expressions of
the Divine - none greater, none lesser. Humans began to use each
other and began to believe that all animals and plants were
available for use as well. We call this the first "Great Turning."
It was a time when humans turned away from Love, from Light, and
from God. Sadly, this condition of separation continues to this
day. After thousands of years of disrespect and objectification
(cattle farmers now call themselves "cattle growers") the spirits of
the animals have weakened. The life force in each and every cow in
feedlots and factory farms is dim. Thanks to drugs, hormones, over-
processed feed with inappropriate ingredients, they have become
physically distorted. Their spiritual evolution has been stunted.
Such is the power of human forgetfulness. Humans, this crisis is a
call to awaken you. You are destroying diseased and non-diseased
animals out of fear and greed. You are afraid of losing profits. You
are not afraid for the animals. You are not afraid for the pain you
continue to inflict. You have created this situation. There is
nothing "natural" about it. Stop for a moment and think with your
hearts as well as with your brains. Look to rekindling the ancient
agreement, before it is too late. Learn from your brothers and
sisters who remember. Treat domestic "livestock" as conscious,
living beings whose lives give you life. "Do unto others as you
would have them do unto you." Treat animals with respect. If you
cannot provide them with respect and properly care for their health
and well being, you will lose them. They have suffered enough abuse
because you've forgotten who you truly are. There is a "Great
Turning" taking place again. This one is a "RE-Turning" to
remembering that all beings are connected. As each individual human
being chooses to step back into the sacred relationships, the Earth
and all life turn to health and wholeness. Start with your own
lives. Commit to loving yourself and knowing that the Creator loves
you. Demonstrate this love whenever you get the chance.
Pay attention to what you buy and what you eat.
You ARE what you eat.
The energy of abused cows is carried in their meat and milk. You
ingest the energy of sickness, pain, terror, stress, and unhappiness
every time you eat. It weakens you and damages your spirit. Commit
to honor all animals and vegetables that give their lives for you.
Provide healthy, living nourishment, exercise, fresh air, sunshine
and clean shelter for them. Stop using all deadly chemicals,
hormones and drugs. Stop trying to engineer foods. You are
poisoning everything as long as you do and use these. At this stage
of your development you cannot "improve" on Nature. It is perfect
and life-sustaining. Your methods are death. Plain and simple.
When you remember how to be partners again with all beings, Nature
and God will rejoice! Now, right now, make a decision to choose
Life - for yourself, for your children, for the animals and for the
Earth. There are beings - seen and unseen who are ready to help
you. This is a great moment. Remember Love and act on it. Always.