Thursday, June 25, 2009

Excerpt from the Spiritual Evolution of Animals

"We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world couldn’t design and operate a bumblebee’s wing. We can’t jump or run very fast, and we can’t carry vast weights like an ant can. We can’t see in the dark and we can’t fly except crammed in a noisy tube like sardines, which doesn’t count. Humans compared to animals are almost totally deaf, and we can’t smell a fart in an elevator by their standards.

We are finite and separate, and neurotic, while the consciousness of an animal is at peace and eternal. We strive and go crazy to become more important. Animals rest and sleep and enjoy the company of each other. We think we have evolved upwards from animals but we have lost almost all of their qualities and abilities.

The idea that animals don’t have consciousness or that they don’t have a soul is rather crass. It shows a lack of consciousness. They talk, they have families, they feel things, they act individually or together to solve problems, they often care of their young as a tribal unit. They play, they travel, and medicate themselves when they get sick. They cry when others in the herd die, they know about us humans. Of course they have a soul, a very pristine one. We humans are only now attempting with the recent rise in consciousness to achieve the soul that animals have naturally."

Stuart Wilde, in an article entitled "The Spiritual Evolution of Animals"

For more information regarding Stuart Wilde and his work, visit his blog.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

EPA issues warnings for chemical flea preventatives

After receiving over 44,000 complaints from side-effects from chemical flea preventatives ranging from mild to death, the EPA has issued a warning. Evidently there is also a class-action lawsuit in the works.

I can say that personally, I had a pug puppy who was old enough to safely use Frontline per the instructions, and at half the recommended dose, the puppy exhibited a negative neurological response, losing control of normal motor skills. I immediately washed off the chemicals and he immediately improved with no apparent permanent ill effects. This was not reported to the EPA - how many others are there out there that have never been reported?

After a friend lost her cat to a flea treatment last night, I felt compelled to research things a bit more and to share the information. Here is a page that addresses the EPA's warning along with some alternative solutions to chemical flea preventatives.

We primarily use garlic internally to repel, along with diatomaceous earth and essential oils externally. Based on a high quality diet, with these preventative, there are few situations in which a chemical alternative is necessary.

P.S. - A common natural solution for grubs and fleas is the use of nematodes in the lawn. Although this is definitely a viable alternative for fleas, it also negatively affects beetles. And in areas with fireflies, that means them, too. So if you would like to preserve the beetles and fireflies, please be judiscious regarding the areas on which you choose to use nematodes!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

We hope you feel better soon, Miss JoAnn!

Miss JoAnn,

The folks from the AC board would like to send you a card, but we weren't sure how to get all those cyber signatures on there to wish you well. So here's your card - be sure to read all the comments which are sure to make your day a bit brighter :)