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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update from Judy Carman
March 21, 2016

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:


Greetings of love and gratitude from Judy Carman

The overwhelming irony of Easter: This week many people all over the world are preparing for Easter, March 27.  Like so many rituals, Easter has become a strange mixture of pagan, religious, and profit-driven traditions.  While it is meant to be a celebration of spring, new life, and, for Christians, Jesus’ resurrection, ironically and tragically it has come to mean an increase of terrible suffering and death for millions of animals.  Baby ducks, chicks, and rabbits are sold as pets to families who will soon discard 80% or more of them; lambs, pigs, and many others have already been killed for Easter “feasts;” and millions of mother chickens living in horrible condition have had their eggs stolen from them for Easter games and baskets.  To further the irony, many Biblical scholars have proposed that Jesus was engaging in an act of animal liberation when he heroically interfered with the sacrifice of animals at the Temple.  It is possible that his crucifixion was a direct result of this revolutionary act of defying authority and rescuing the Temple animals.

For centuries, great teachers, including Jesus, have been trying to bring an end to violence and the ignorant and misguided sacrifice of innocent beings.  Biblically speaking, the sacrifice of Jesus was supposed to bring an end to sacrificing animals. Whether you consider his story to be literal or symbolic, either way the implications are staggeringly radical.  And people are still studying the implications (and sadly missing some of the primary points) to this day.  But we are here—millions of us—to keep explaining and demonstrating that the destiny of humanity is to become loving and nonviolent to all beings everywhere and put a permanent stop to sacrifice.   
Prayer for the innocents sacrificed for Easter:  During this week of preparation for Easter we pray for the little ones, the baby bunnies, chicks, and ducklings who have died in transport and those who have been given as gifts; and for the mothers whose babies and eggs have been stolen from them; and for the many animals who were killed for Easter dinners.  May all who have died find peace and love in the arms of angels, may the broken-hearted mothers feel our compassion; and may all those who do survive find loving homes where they can live out their lives in dignity, safety and peace.  In our prayers and focused thoughts, we see people suddenly face to face with the great irony of killing animals on a day dedicated to resurrection and/or the arrival of Springtime and new birth.  And out of this new insight, we see millions of people awakening to the real meaning of springtime and the end of sacrifice.  And as we imagine this awakening, we feel an expanding joy within us.  With that joy we are able to let unconditional love pour through us to the hearts and souls of all people and to all life on earth. May all hearts be renewed this spring—renewed and transformed into hearts of love and liberation for all beings. Our spirits greet their spirits and know the truth. 

As always, with tears of gratitude, I send my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for joining this circle of compassion and shining the Light of Truth for all to see, so that one day soon, all beings will live in peace together.

May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all beings everywhere. 
Thank you all for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace for all beings.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy Carman, and greetings from Will, Madeleine, Tara and the Circle of Compassion team

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May this music of liberation and respect for all life bring us closer than
we’ve ever been to a world of peace for all beings everywhere.
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.

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