According to the teachings of Human Design, all living things are endowed with consciousness. Besides us, this includes mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and even plants. Yes, all of them!
And we all have the same potential for possessing consciousness. In other words, the consciousness of a tree is no different than the consciousness you and I have.
It is only the limitations of their form (the capacities of their bodies and brains or of their plant structure) that limit the expression of their consciousness. They don’t have the conscious thought and self-awareness that we enjoy with our sophisticated neocortex. But that does not diminish the quality (or the existence) of their consciousness.
So, the many ancient cultures who revered the entity-quality (the soul) of each living thing were right on the mark. They were tuned in and aware of our connection and our sameness with all living things. Human Design simply confirms the truth of their awareness.
Nice to know. And a big one to integrate. Perhaps you’ll begin to see the world around you with “new eyes”… and “new heart.”
Most of us are speciesists without knowing it. From Wikipedia:
Speciesism (/ˈspiːʃiːˌzɪzəm, -siːˌzɪz-/) involves the assignment of different values, rights, or special consideration to individuals solely on the basis of their species membership.
We tend to believe that our species is superior to all others. Now might be a good time to expand our appreciation for how much we have in common with all the other life forms with whom we share this precious planet. We’re not better. We’re just different.
Did you know that a few years ago Bolivia legislated that the earth and her life forms have rights. Wow! The impetus for it came from grassroots social groups and is based on the indigenous Andean culture world view.
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