Tag Archive | Gods Creation

Little lambs of innocence

Dear readers,

This afternoon I went to my voluntary work with special cats in the sanctuary in Zuidwolde, a little village nearby my hometown Groningen.

In the wintertime I had to go by bus, but now was the second time in 2 months I could use my bicycle.

On my way home I saw beautiful little lambs. I stopped to enjoy the sight and make some pictures. They were playing, lighthearted carefree and full of joy. The little lambs filled my heart with joy and love. Especially on this Easter Sunday I feel blessed by their presence and our encounter, herewith recalling on me the Holy Innocence of Jezus Christ.

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After a while I went on my way and saw a lovely place with a bench to enjoy the view of the green border of our neighborhood.

I sat down and looked at the trees, the waterways, the birds, the gras. The sun was shining on all of us. It felt good.

Than I felt the remembrance of the awesome trees and wonderful nature of Mid-Southern Germany, far away. The feeling took my by surprise and it filled my heart with love and gratitude. And at the same time it made me sad for I realised how much I yearn to be with Mother Nature and in the presence of Her wonderful creatures. I cried tears of sorrow and I cried tears of joy.

Now I am home and the feeling of gratitude is the feeling that remains. I’m grateful to be part of Gods Creation and to experience the blissful heartfelt connection with Mother Nature and therefore with God.

I wish you all a blissfull Easter full of Light and Love and Reflection.

New beginning – lessons to learn

The year 2015 is now 16 days “young” … and I wish her start has been blissfull and promissing to you …

I’ve decided to let go of old things and start anew. A new beginning not only by mind but also by heart.

The world is in turmoil … I have mixed feelings.

The recent events in France are awfull and I understand why the fast majority of our population wants to send a message of disapproaval of terrorism.
But my heart also goes out to the female victims of rape in India, to the abducted and abused schoolgirls in Nigeria, to the innocent warvictims in the world.

The message of Jezus Christ was to love all beings, for we are all part of Gods Creation.

The world we engage and experience is a mirror of our own actions, thoughts and feelings …
when I encounter abuse or suffering, it is up to me to act on the situation. Sometimes by deeds, but allways in my heart … not by judging nor by condemning but by aknowledging the truth and by forgiving.
I have yet much more lessons to learn.

Gladly there have been wonders too … for instance a piglet that was found wandering a snowy road. He was picked up and brought to a safehaven. He, or she, was probably ment for a privat slaughter, for no one has claimed possession.
Closer to home I have wittnessed some wonders too. For instance the opening of new creative possibilities and the fact that my old lady-cat Sammy is still with us, giving us joy and laughter.

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Kind regards

Reflecting on the Holi-Days

These past few years there has been an increasing public awareness of the animals and their ill-being in the bio-industry.

Amongst others Wakker Dier (Awakend Animal) has held several campaings to show the circumstances of housing and growth of the food-animals. I believed all the campaigns have raised the public alertness for such suffering.

This last month of the year 2014 we contemplate on the Birth of Christ, on the meaning of His Coming and the Message He brought us.

Is it not so that Jezus taught us to love and respect every being for we are all part of Gods Creation?

I do not find such respect and care in the way we “make” and consume animals, nor the way we treat animals in general. There is so much abuse and disregard of life.

Lately I’ve been unpleasantly astonished about the supply of food especially for Christmas. Suddenly everywhere you can buy deer, rabbit, and other kinds of “wild” meat & poultry. At a certain point, after seeing several advertisements on the telly in a very short time,          I cried …

why do we need to eat (more) meat & poultry and those special animals at one of the most loving and holy Times of the year?

Wakker Dier has made me clear that the fast majority of this Xmas meat & poultry is bloated. In The Netherlands we call them “plofkip”, “plofkalkoen”, “industrievarken” en “kooikonijn”. All to be understood as bloated chicken, bloated turkey, bloated pig and bloated rabbit.

It seems that the supermarkets and wholesailers have made huge steps backwards by offering us these food-animals, and in such large quantities. Yet again it is evident that when money can be made, the well-being of living beings is trampled on and disregarded.

I hope the public will have no need for buying these food-animals, so the industry will reap a heavy loss of revenue. Apperently that is the only way for or a chance on changing our foodconsumption-society into an animalrespected-society.

These reflecting and contemplating Holi-Days I intend to enjoy biological coffee, buns, cookies and last but not least the company of my three cats Annie, Charlie and Sammy.

Kind regards, Yvon

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