Your Far Reaching Effects
[Editor’s note: Now that our Create Vital Animals Course One is well underway and we’ve had our first enthusiastic Q/A webinar for our participants, I’ve had a re-realization. It’s embodied in this post from a couple of years ago, which I felt needed to be unearthed from the archives.
Well, because I realized yet again how far-reaching your good work raising Vital Animals really is.
Read on, and see if you get as excited as I am about your potential to affect the planet.
And, especially, let us know in the comments below if you’ve had experiences that affirm what I’m seeing among several pioneers on this path.]
I realized recently that your raising of vital animals has a much greater impact on the world than just giving you the great satisfaction that comes from owning one of these remarkable beasts.
You know these Vital Animals: the guys who just glow, feel soft, have poise and vigor, and love you to pieces for many, many years.
That’s a great accomplishment in your life, to raise an animal to be vital, but it’s wider reaching than that.
I believe Vital Animals can change the world.
And that’s the basis of the Vital Animal Manifesto I wrote.
Even though it’s rather short, the emotions that surged through me as I wrote this realization into life were nothing if not electrifying.
You see, others can’t help but notice and appreciate your vital animals. As Tricia mentioned a while back, it’s like these guys are magnets.
Who doesn’t love a bright, soft, attractive animal? You’re just naturally drawn to pet them, to feel their luxurious coats, to comment about their clear eyes and strong bodies, and revel in their graceful and purposeful gait.
Vital animals are windows into the natural world. They hint greatly at what real health looks like.
And they are teaching moments embodied for everyone who is touched by them, however fleetingly.
Questions and More Importantly: Your Answers
“OMG, what do you feed this great looking dog?”
Opportunity to impart, numero uno.
“Well, I feed him like his ancestors, whose genes he carries. It’s balanced raw food that makes him look so vital.”
It might stop there, a seed planted. Or, it might continue.
“He’s also looking so good because I avoid repeatedly vaccinating him. My research has told me that giving vaccines throughout life is causing illness while not helping his immunity get any stronger. Immunologists understand this.”
Still have an audience? Some will be backing away by now, perhaps. Those who stay might still be interested in a bit more.
It was at this point that Tricia lost some (most?) of her interested acquaintances who couldn’t help but be drawn to her gorgeous Great Danes. Even though the people were seeing and feeling and deeply appreciating these wonderful, bigger than life beasts, their minds got in the way and unfounded fears of contagion set in.
Time to walk on.
“We’re going for a run now, nice talking to you.”
One Thing Leads to Another
There’s more, of course, when the receptivity is there.
- “When illnesses shows, we treat it with homeopathy.”
- “We fast one day a week, the dogs, cats and myself.”
- “When we bought her, we looked for breeders who had raised their breeding stock this way.”
- or: “We feel for the rescues and just know we can make a huge difference in their lives with these methods.”
- “We read blogs and books and take courses that help us learn more.”
Ambassadors of Natural Health
The bottom line, and the light that clicked on for me recently was that all of our good work along these lines can affect the entire planet.
Shining Vital Animals: reverse “canaries in the coal mine.” They reveal what’s possible for not only the four footed creatures we live with, but for our children and the future of our planet.
Heady stuff, I know.
But I realize it now, stronger than ever: That’s why I’m here.
Photo by Yukari