When Your Mind Gets in Your Way
Were we hallucinating? That day on the shore, when strange shapes arose in the distance, way off on the sea, little points of white, and they started growing and becoming clearer, till they loomed large and we fell to the ground in disbelief.
Were we being visited by aliens from another world?
Those massive ships of the early explorers, seen for the first time by native peoples would likely have inspired awe. Disbelief could well have been their initial reaction to seeing something so novel, so huge, so foreign.
What they saw, their minds couldn’t grasp. Or wouldn’t.
From OMG to Ewww!
Here’s an excerpt from a very revealing comment left on the blog this week:
“Regularly when we visit a dog park or just walk the neighborhood or farmers market, the general public and even local Dr. Whitecoats rush to pet the dogs and comment on how extraordinarily healthy both dogs are – good muscle tone, shiny coats, great teeth, bright eyes etc. Usually the first question is – how much do (they) eat? – which leads to the “fed raw” discussion.
Then as I explain what fed raw means and that we use homeopathy for any issues and no flea/heartworm (even while living in TX) – all of sudden they are potentially contagious. They literally stop petting my dogs. It makes no sense.”
Seeing is One Thing. Accepting Reality, Another
Imagine doubting what you have just seen and felt with your own senses. You see the hair coat shine, feel the well muscled bodies of these Great Danes, note the sparkle in their eyes and the gleam of white teeth, and something inside of you just says,
“Vital Animals! Wow.”
Until you hear that they got this way by a wholly different route than the way you raise your animals. Or a wholly different way than how you tell your clients to raise their animals.
Your mind hiccups.
No vaccinations for years?
No heartworm poisons given every month?
No flea pesticides put on those shiny coats?
No kibble? Eating raw food??
Disbelief sets in. You feel somehow violated. It’s not even safe to be touching dogs who haven’t had shots for years and aren’t on regular pesticides. And they eat raw meat. Isn’t that full of dangerous salmonella or something?
A great saint has said,
“Your mind is your biggest enemy. Don’t listen to it!”
Must. Stick. To. My. Herd.
The human mind is a powerful instrument for good or evil. It’s easily swayed by popular opinion too, which these days, often lacks the sense once deemed common.
Never mind that kibble has been found to have salmonella countless times. When raw foods do, it makes the news.
Never mind that repeated vaccinations have been clearly shown to be unnecessary, useless, and downright damaging to health. Or that yearly or every three year vaccination protocols have no basis in immunologic science what so ever.
“We feed kibble. We vaccinate when ever Dr. WhiteCoat reminds us to. We fear heartworm more than we fear the autoimmune disease with its 50% mortality rate that has been associated with the monthly heartworm pills.
You Should Too! You’re making us very uncomfortable doing it all so differently.”
The Earth is Flat!
Homeopathy is similarly treated by those whose minds are attached to dogmatic beliefs, refusing to accept reality that lies outside of their narrow paradigms.
“That can’t possibly work!” “Substances diluted beyond physical measurement curing serious disease? Pure hokum! People who believe in homeopathy are deluded fools.”
“It’s all placebo!”
Tell that to the dog or cat or horse owner, who just witnessed it for herself. Her animal, after undergoing the best that conventional medicine could offer, remained sick, thousands of dollars and months later. Until proper homeopathic medicine came along, and the entire dog or cat or horse got remarkably better.
And not just the problem plaguing the animal, but something far deeper, including behavioral betterment. Brighter eyes, sweeter smelling fur and breath, more vigor, vitality, and poise. Fears and irritability and ADD that disappeared. And stayed away, after treatment stopped.
And all of this happened in animals. Who, like little children (who also do brilliantly with homeopathic treatment) have no placebo response!
Get a Grip, Mind, and Get Out of My Way!
So, when you see, feel, and smell something vital, don’t doubt your senses. Don’t let your mind get in the way.
And if you meet someone who just can’t accept what their senses have just experienced upon meeting your vital animal, it’s time to walk on.
Life is too short to defend reality to those who can’t shake disbelief. The earth does look flat, until you rise up.