There will always be a problem or challenge or injustice for someone somewhere. The latest ability to raise awareness is social media. Accurate or not, it is one of the most effective ways to share information. However I will be suggesting here that what we now know about energy transference, perhaps we are adding to the Problem more then the Solution? Some people will recognize my favorite poem here:
The Responsibility Poem – Charles Osgood
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody
when Nobody did
what Anybody could have done
One of my many collections of favorite quotes and inspiring thoughts is the following: Mother Theresa never joins an ‘Anti-War’ Rally or ‘Anti-Racism’ Rally, she would always join ‘Pro-Peace’ or ‘Pro-Love’ Rallies though. Do you see the difference?
I have been told by many people disdainfully that I am an overly sensitive person, or too lovey dovey or too forgiving or just too soft. But here’s the thing we all have a purpose and that is mine. I am also a ‘Fixer’, this combination is dangerous! I see injustice, pain, havoc, unrest and I look for ways to assist, Heck that’s how I ended up opening KW’s First Eco Friendly Salon and Spa! I recently posted on facebook a question to my friends, ‘We Have History Class, Why Not Future Class, Where Kids Discuss, Brainstorm and in General Manifest Amazing Future Inventions, And Solutions For Economic Problems, Eco Problems and Racial Issues, Among Other Global Imbalances?’
I recently was exposed to two videos on facebook, no doubt they were accurately depicting some farmer somewhere executing horrific acts upon animals, calves to be exact, many of you are probably familiar with this/these video(s). (For some balanced clarity I was raised on a farm where animals were respected and handled with earnest care) I have not finished viewing it either time I was exposed to it. You see I can’t, I am physically negatively impacted by it, emotionally negatively impacted by it, psychologically negatively impacted by it. Just as I was before I made the efforts to start HHDS. So I ask the makers of these videos, what is the motivation behind the videos? Did you contact the proper authorities? Is this just sensationalism? If this is in an effort to create change has anyone done anything or do we think we are saving animals by sharing the video, because we are not. There is a responsibility that we have to our fellow human being, our fellow species, our friendly planet that ‘allows’ us to inhabit it’s surface. I understand many who get ovewhelmed, I have felt that way thiking, what could i possibly do? I’m just one person. I have and still do feel that way sometimes, but then I read the previous poems and quotes. If YOU don’t WHO WILL?
So let’s look at the energy behind the spreading of negative comments, videos or statements. Not everyone would agree here thinking that everyone should enjoy the freedom of speech. How does it make the ‘Sharer’ feel? What is their motivation? Are they doing enough to help? Are they continuing their efforts to help after the video is sent? Think of that negative feeling shared by the new watcher? The process your mind, emotions and then the triggers of fight or flight the body experiences. We now understand that the body sends out chemicals that are meant to only be expelled during a violent attack to fight off or flee from the perpetrator. What then does this person do to assist the victims portrayed in the video? I’m not just talking about Calves (animals), but Immigrants, suppressed minorities, children, individuals with mental illness. We have UnPlugged while Plugging in more to technology, becoming more and more desensitized. We think that by ‘Informing’ people, that ‘Informing alone’ is enough. It’s not, this is a luxury we can no longer relax into ignorance blindly. The Planet and all of it’s inhabitants NEED YOU. Not someone else, YOU.
What will you choose to be? Part of the Problem? Or Part of the Solution?
Problem: Mistreatment of Cattle/Livestock
Solution: Compile a list of local (Preferably Organic) farmers that treat their livestock with care and respect and offer sales to the community directly and share this list on social media. Attempt to contact either the person who originally recorded the video to see if the animals have been rescued, if not seek out local authorities. Done.
If you are like me and find yourself very sensitive and suffer from anxiety witnessing the pain of the world, trust me the pain , and collective guilt of being part of the problem subsides as soon as you take action and be part of the Solution! This Positive action step on your personal part is so empowering and relieves the anxiety as you lead others by example, creating greater and greater consciousness in others too! Next time you see something you know is wrong, you feel is not right, you recognize in your heart and soul is against humanity, be the change, pick up the phone, contact the authorities, stop the spread of fear and pain that perpetuates more fear and pain.
What would Mother Theresa do?
What will you do?