I know I should not have gone out today!
I know in retrospect, on reflection, it was a mistake…
I had already heard something on the morning news, a tail-end of some report…something about an animal being killed, and I thought, Oh gosh, here we go again!
Anyway, what happened was I decided to go into town, taking one of my grandsons into Sligo. Later on, I was waiting around for him to meet me at the car, when I decided to go into the Newsagent and see if I could get hold of one of the broadsheets for a good read!
What a mistake…the papers were mostly head-lined with the news of the killing and other dreadful stuff.
I could hardly avoid the image…on one particular paper there was this image on the front cover of this beautiful Bear…this beautiful, beautiful Bear, dying, impaled on a spear.
The horror that was man, hovering over the magnificent creature, like some dreadful Nosferatu…gloating, menacing, triumphant!
Not a sight that anyone wants to have inflicted upon their vision!
As I write this, the Bear is dead.
The beautiful soul of that incredibly extraordinary creature has passed into the heart of the Great Mother, the Universal Consciousness…Mother Earth.
The man…that dreadfully twisted, sickening human being who destroyed that incredible life, lives on…
And as I look around my gardens and walk among the trees, with Jack, I’m reminded of the importance of love in this world.
The longer I am here at Bealtaine…and this is the longest I have ever lived in one place…
…the more I realise that what Mother Earth is crying out for, to all her sentient beings, but especially to us, for it has taken such a very long time for Her to evolve us…
A species that has the right and the left brain thinking… though invariably we invoke the left brain… …but we have the right brain, we have the capacity for compassion and love…
And at this point in time, Mother Earth needs us to bring into conscientiousness our right brains! For we need to express love and understanding and compassion and beauty and creation… and all those deep qualities that link us to the Divine.
That’s all I have to say…that’s my prayer, my daily prayer!
Christopher Hitchens was right… “In the end there is only love…”
This is what I show and remind my grandchildren.
This is what I try to live…a life of love.
My love is there for Mother Earth and all her sentient beings…
But, especially, especially the ones that cannot talk.
We are duty-bound to speak for them.
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