|An oil painting (130 X 160cm) on the "universal consciousness" model of evolution.|
One man’s meat is another man’s pet.
Collage (30 X 20cm)
The slaughtered pig lies on a kitchen table, its dying wish to be re-incarnated into something even closer to humans. It glances down and sees the funny sausage dog. "Perfect" sighs the pig with its last breath. Meanwhile, the funny sausage dog glances up at the table and sees a vision of heaven.
More seriously, maybe re-incarnation is not just a spiritual evolution exclusively for humans, but concerns the whole of creation. At one end there are humble atoms, forever finding new, more complex interactions with one another. This is where physical, violent turmoil in natural processes can lead to symbiotic harmony and beauty. At the other end, the omnipresent divine energy from which all things manifest (commonly referred to as God) attracts the purely physical aspect of nature towards it. The cosmic soul exists as a whole, but it is also present in each microscopic part which makes up the whole.
Imagine for a moment that time doesn’t exist and that the whole of creation and evolution occurred in one single moment. This is how I imagine "God". This creation doesn’t end with Mankind, but it also includes the concept of angels and arc-angels, two higher stages of spiritual evolution linking us to God.
God sleeps in the rock,
God dreams in the plant,
God moves in the animal,
God awakens in Mankind.
As humans, we are able to train and teach animals, especially our domesticated companions. Our concepts, such as language, time and behavioural habits are being passed on. Some friends of mine had a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig who understood no less than 200 words. I have seen dogs who walk on their hind-legs, some can surf, skate-board and even pronounce words (especially Huskies!)
Maybe a domesticated dog was once a farm animal in a previous incarnation. Eventually, after possibly many incarnations, the domesticated dog learns all the lessons necessary for it to be incarnated as a human being in it’s next life on a new level of consciousness. Equally, people who have evolved spiritually claim they can communicate with spirits or guardian angels. Is it true that we too, have the possibility of being taught by beings from a higher dimension? Is the next level of existence not of physical form but that of consciousness in divine light?
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