Our prayers for all animals continue to circle the earth, to
uplift humanity's consciousness, and to bless the animals themselves.
Thank you for joining people around the world who are praying this
prayer in many different languages but all with the same love:
"COMPASSION ENCIRCLES THE EARTH FOR ALL BEINGS EVERYWHERE"
I've been wanting to share this poem with you for a long time. Parendi Birdie, founder of Kansas University's Compassion for All Animals group read this poem (this is a shortened version) to a large and diverse (not all vegan) audience, and I do not doubt some hearts were opened that night. Please feel free to share this with friends and loved ones.
Why We Are Here Today
For them [the animals] we give this moment.
Allow your walls to fall,
Close your eyes.
Look in the eyes of the suffering animals.
Allow your walls to fall,
Take a moment,
Feel within your heart.
Feel the connection,
Feel the closeness and love between all of us animals,
Just as you did as a young child,
Allow your heart to slowly open and feel the animals alongside you again.
This is a connection we can never give up on.
It's going to be challenging at first,
We will have to open our hearts wider than ever before,
But opening of the heart is the most beautiful act on this planet,
Opening of the heart is the same act that conquers racism, sexism,
ableism and beyond.
As our hearts open, our walls crumble down,
Our actions follow beautifully.
The battle ends.
Peace, our inner truth, flourishes within us.
This is why we are here.
We are here today for the animals,
The animals who are suffering in silence night now, each and
everyday, around the world.
The billions and billions of animals who suffer behind locked doors,
They suffer close and far,
A few buildings away to a few countries.
In every fur farm, testing laboratory, abusive home, zoo, circus,
factory farm, and beyond,
In every town, state, country, and continent,
Now, yesterday, and tomorrow.
We come together, here and now for them,
For their liberation.
Once our hearts open to encompass Compassion for All Animals
our inner radical revolution follows,
We are able to actually see and feel the animals on the other side
of the veil.
Once we are there,
There is no looking back,
This victory is easy,
That is why we are here today.
We come together for freedom.
And we know that we will soon look back at this time, like other
And we will smile.
We will smile as we recall how we shifted our viewing of animals
from things to beings,
We will recall how our hearts grew.
We are here for that day.
May all beings, including all people, be happy and free.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy
Please visit the website www.circleofcompassion.org often to see updates and special prayers,
and also to join in our "A prayer a day for animals" which features a prayer for a different group of animals each day of the week.
It is also a place to send ideas or prayer requests.
Please forward this widely so that we may continue to add more people to our ever-expanding circle of compassion.