And Our Prayer for the Week from Judy Carman
MACAQUES ENSLAVED BY COCONUT COMPANIES. Pig tailed macaques
in several countries are either bred or kidnapped from their families (often
witnessing the murder of their mothers) in order to be trained and enslaved to
pick coconuts for human beings. Unfortunately for them, they are able to pick
many more coconuts per day than a person can. They are chained, and punished
for disobedience. And this practice is even used as a tourist attraction. The
wonderful animal sanctuary Animal Place has compiled a list of companies that
do not use macaques to pick coconuts and are fair trade for human beings as
well. You can go here to see the approved list and make a copy for yourself
animalplace.org/did-a-monkey-pick-your-coconuts/. Animal Place is
asking us to do our own research as well and let them know so that they can
keep the list updated.
THIS WEEK’S PRAYER FOR THE END OF MACAQUE SLAVERY. We
give thanks for Animal Place and the many activists who are alerting the world
about this atrocity. We focus our thoughts and prayers this week on the hearts
of those directly responsible for this terrible slavery and the killing of the
families of these previous primates. May they look into the eyes of those whose
suffering they cause daily and see there a kindred spirit, someone worthy of
respect and love, not domination. We ask for wisdom and strength, as Divine
Intelligence and Love pours through us, to educate others and bring an end to
the profits of this misguided and cruel business. And to the macaques who are
suffering for the coconut industry, we send our undying love and respect. Dear
macaques, what has happened to you at the hands of human beings is terribly
wrong. It is our promise and our prayer that we will do all we can to end this
terrible slavery. We see who you truly are. We know that you are spiritual
beings like us, deserving of love, respect and freedom. We hold your dream of
freedom in our hearts and work and pray to make that dream come true.
May this springtime be filled with a promise to all kind and true hearts
everywhere that human beings will soon be liberated from their destructive ways
and all beings will be free at last. Thank you for your faithful prayers and
visionary thoughts. Thanks to all of you, compassion is encircling the earth
for all beings. Thank you for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and
peace for all beings.
As always, I send my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for
May Divine Wisdom, the animals’ grace, and our true hearts guide us
toward ahimsa, peace, liberation, and lovingkindness for all. As always, 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.
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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