We turn our attention, with some trepidation, to animals.
We realise that this is going to be a thorny subject to broach, as the animal kingdom is vast, ranging in size from almost molecular sized creatures, to enormous ones.
We further realise that these animals have conquered land, seas and air.
Further, the history of animals can be traced back a long way into the past and that many species have become extinct over time, while new species are either being created or at least discovered throughout planet Earth.
Equally, the animal kingdom is divided by science into various groups and given complicated Latin based names by those jealous to guard what they see as their preserve – a particular branch of the animal kingdom.
So, we are sure that amongst those who are starting this chapter, are a number of people who consider themselves experts – at least to a certain degree – on a particular branch of this form of life.
We can almost feel the hairs on their heads starting to bristle as they puff themselves up with indignation over what we might suggest concerning their special preserve.
They look back at the apparent gobbledygook we spoke concerning plants and their personalities and will bluster with indignation if we dare suggest that animals, especially insects and small creatures like that, should have personalities.
We have no wish to offend or insult anyone, but as all is one, it follows that if a human has personalities, all animal life has too, and we intend to investigate the personality aspects of the animal kingdom.
As with plants, we do not intend to consider specific creatures but to present an overall, generic, picture of what some animals have developed with regard to personalities and leave it to the appreciation of the reader to apply, or not, that information to specific animals.
We will not really consider these personality traits to how they might affect their relationship to other creatures or humans, but to consider the esoteric development of the animal kingdom.
Therefore, to start, just for those who have found this chapter on animals without having read the previous chapters of this book, and other books, we will just repeat that all animals are part and parcel of all life and, if one could strip away all the personality aspects that make animals appear different from other life forms, they would all be found to be, not only the same basic creature, but one with all life – all is one.
Then, to give each animal a sense of individuality, there is a form of identity created to enable each animal to realise its individuality and, lastly, to complete the picture, each animal has a number of personality traits.
These personality traits can come forward or backwards in importance, not only depending on its individual character but also according to its species and, lastly, according to the fact that they are animals.
So, let us try to decipher some of the personality traits of animals. If we can do that, perhaps we can begin to see just how close they are to us humans and, perhaps, people start to realise that to exploit them and to eat them is not a good idea.
The mammal kingdom is so close to the human race that to eat them could, almost, be considered to be a form of cannibalism.
The first and most obvious aspect of personality has to be ego.
Ego, as you’ll see as this book unfolds can almost be taken for granted.
Without ego, survival in physical form would be almost impossible although, if one thinks about it, it is somewhat self-defeating.
We all have the desire to survive at all costs and animals are no different.
There is the need to eat. Food can consist of a number of things, either animal or vegetable or a mixture according to the species. But to survive there is the constant need to eat and drink.
So, the ego of animals pushes all animals to eat. But the problem is that for one animal, who is carnivorous, to eat, some other animal has to be eaten. Obviously, the poor animal who is potential prey does not want to be eaten, so he is in a constant state of fear.
Thus, we can say that fear is another personality trait for many, indeed most, animals.
The small animals have fear in case a larger one pounces on them and even the large carnivorous beasts are in fear in case they cannot find prey to devour.
Thus, we have two aspects of personality highly developed.
1. Ego – the desire to survive
2. Fear – of not finding food or of being eaten itself.
As we have previously stated, all things are created and contain the God force. This God force pushes everything to survive as long as its life plan decrees that it should last in incarnation and also pushes it to mate to reproduce its species.
Closely related to this fear is the fight/flight reaction.
A large creature will fight, not only to survive, but fight for food and fight for the right to mate. This is the God force at work.
Although we have stated that God is love – and this is true – God also requires a kingdom to develop in order for the experiences of each created life form to pass those experiences on to it.
Therefore, God pushes all life to survive if it can – hence the fight/flight concept. Fight for life or run to survive.
So, we might add fight/flight to the list of personality aspects.
You will have noticed, of course, that these first three aspects of personality in animals;
are closely connected. So close as to be almost one aspect.
If an animal did not have ego (desire to survive), fear of attack or starvation, and also the fight/flight aspect, it would not survive for long in the wild.
Brotherly love between most individual animals is rare indeed.
It is usually only humans who can take disparate animals under their wing, so to speak, and teach them to lose that fear and that desire to kill.
We have all seen the way a human can adopt widely different species of animals, whilst young, and encourage them to live together in peace and harmony.
That is also an aspect of the God force, this time love, overpowering the natural desire of animals to have fear, and to live in harmony, knowing that its human friend will care for its every need, and so the animals lay aside their basic instincts of hunting, or of being hunted and live as God first, or perhaps we should say last, as intended.
Animals live as they do for the moment, because the way life is constructed, the pendulum swing from dark to light, has for a long time been in the dark, evil, we could almost say, part of existence.
However, we are now moving into a long period of light and the day will come when man not only stops fighting himself but will start to care for the animal kingdom and carnivorous animals will be fed with synthetic meat, since they no longer have to hunt to survive.
Gradually, these animals will lose the fear and fight/flight aspects so prevalent now and will live in peace with all animals.
It will be man who will bring this about on a global scale, rather like he can do it on a small scale in his home environment, when he adopts animals and teaches them to live together in harmony and brotherly love.
But for the moment, apart from the so-called domestic creatures that man has adopted for many millennia – cats and dogs, etc., – the vast majority of animals live apart from mankind and, generally, live in fear of man, as they do with most other creatures. They either fear being caught as prey or spend much of their time hunting.
But, to go back to the personality aspects of animals, we mentioned ego – the desire to survive, fear of either starving or of being eaten as prey and we should, of course, mention the desire to mate – sex drive.
With many animals this has developed into a pattern that enables the young to be born at the most favourable time to enable the young to survive.
For instance, with birds, regardless of whether they are carnivorous or seed eating, they generally mate in late winter, and/or early spring, so that by the time the eggs hatch, food in the form of seeds or flies is available for the young.
In the case of mammals, it is a similar story, except that the young have a greater chance of surviving in warm weather rather than in the depths of winter so, logic and necessity has encouraged most wild animals to mate at a time most favourable to the survival of the young.
This process is interesting in that, like plants, most animals are instinctively aware of the seasons.
As you can imagine, animals do not consciously observe the different seasons, being almost always in the present moment and, unlike humans, do not concern themselves with the idea of mating until the appropriate moment arrives.
Then, with many species, changes occur.
With some birds, for example, brighter plumage appears, they may start to construct nests or look for holes in which to lay eggs and, generally, prepare for the mating season.
With mammals, other aspects of behaviour occur. The males tend to become more aggressive, and the females start to produce pheromones that will stimulate the sex drive in males, whilst the production of hormones will prepare the females to become pregnant.
We might question what process stimulates this change of attitude.
It is sometimes referred to as a biological clock gently ticking the year away until the mating season arrives.
In fact, what is happening is an aspect of personality is pre-programmed by the God spirit to awaken this dormant shift according to the best time for mating of each species.
We should expand on this further.
Everything is vibration, and as time, in as far as it exists, is also vibration, it is possible for a year to be divided by the number of Hertz (cycles per second) that planet Earth vibrates to and thus a chosen moment can trigger the mating cycle.
Let us repeat this to make it quite clear, although it is not difficult to understand.
Everything vibrates and, in effect, everything is vibration. Although each animal has its own unique vibration, with regard to the mating season effect, the individual vibration of each animal plays only a small part.
Planet Earth vibrates. Due to the huge size of Earth compared to any animal, the vibrations being emitted by the planet override any vibrations of any animal or group of animals.
The planet Earth rotates around the sun in one year – if we ignore the slight discrepancies as measured by man – so the exact number of vibrations in the year is known. They are used by life in a number of ways but, in this case, what we call nature, which is collective wisdom in the animal kingdom, decides for each animal or group of animals, how many cycles of vibrations should pass before the mating season is activated.
Equally, the number of cycles of planet Earth’s vibrations are known before that cycle fades and either the female creature is pregnant or she isn’t.
It is all quite simply a personality aspect of an animal being aware of the number of cycles of Earth’s frequency that need to pass in order to trigger the mating cycle.
We will add that what we have described, although true, is not completely true.
What really happens is that, if we can imagine planet Earth to be rather like a giant programmable alarm clock, just like an alarm clock, when it is programmed to ring at a certain time, a flag is attached to the timing mechanism and when the flag is triggered the alarm rings.
The different cycles of the Earth are rather like that.
As the planet vibrates so, from time to time, flags are triggered which tell certain events to appear.
One of these important ones is what we call the mating season. We should, perhaps, mention that this flag does not activate as a solitary alarm. There are, in fact, a number of these flags that activate around the world according to how the seasons arrive and according to the different species.
Obviously, spring arrives in a country like Australia at a different time than it does in the Northern Hemisphere so a mating season alert will be activated at a much different time in the South than it does in the North.
But everything is well organised so that life unfolds as it should.
The subject of these different alarm systems, flags, is an interesting study in its own right and would merit a long dissertation to explain but is not really the subject of this book, so we will not go further into it for the moment and continue with our investigation of the personality traits of animals.
So, we have got to the knowledge of;
* Being alive,
* And, sex drive, which we just mentioned.
Then of course, we arrive at the moment when the young are born.
Now, we will say that some animals, particularly those that lay eggs – snakes, turtles and some similar animals – just lay their eggs somewhere and abandon their offspring to their fate, but the vast amount of creatures devote the greatest attention to their offspring and even the most devoted human could not do more for them.
We tend to call this “motherly love”, but we must also say that, with many species, the fathers take their fair share in caring for the young also.
We are familiar with the term “motherly love” but “fatherly love” does not have the same ring to it, so we will continue to call it “motherly love”.
So, we can add that to our list.
Now, we are also aware that, mixed with motherly love is the willingness to fight, to the death if necessary, to protect the young.
This is a part of motherly love but is also an almost separate aspect, in that it flies completely in the face of the fight/flight aspect of normal behaviour.
So, although it only occurs when the parents have young to protect, nevertheless, let us add it to the list of personality traits.
The next one we will examine is what we might call “family unity”.
There are some animals that live solitary lives, only coming together at mating season, but most animals join in groups. Sometimes small family units, sometimes in huge numbers.
We are all familiar with the huge shoals of fish that used to fill the oceans and the huge herds of American Bison that roamed the American prairies, until decimated by man.
But even now, if left in peace, the majority of animals will live together peacefully and will grow in numbers, if not hunted by man, until they can reach extraordinary proportions.
Of course, in certain circumstances, with locusts, cockroaches, fleas and so on, it is better that they be kept under control, but it must have been a wonderful sight in America before the white settlers arrived, to see a herd of buffalo passing, so large that it took all day for them to pass.
Perhaps, the day that man loses his destructive instinct, these herds will return. Planet Earth is huge and there is room for all beings, both man and beast.
So, we can add this herd instinct to the list of personality aspects of most animals.
Our list of personality features is growing.
There is one feature that is quite rare but is of importance because, although it is not very common in animals at the moment, it is an aspect that we expect to grow in the future as Ascension progresses. And it is this… love.
True love between adult animals is quite rare at the moment but there are, nevertheless, a surprising number of animals that create pairs and these pairs remain together until one of them demises.
This is love and it is delightful to observe such a pair encounter each other when quite young and grow to old age sharing their lives, mating each season and always remaining faithful to each other, caring for each other’s needs and delighting in being in each other’s company.
This is true love, probably more intense than the love that any two humans might have.
Usually, with humans, there is the suspicion that one of the couple might be unfaithful one day, so human love is often tinged with fear, fear of being betrayed. With animals that mate for life, no such fear exists. The two animals bond for life and there is never any thought of one betraying the other. It is true, unconditional partnership. True love.
So, although it is not a general feature amongst all animals yet, we hope that it will become so, and it is certainly an aspect of personality available, if yet dormant in most animals, so we will add that to the list. Love.
So, let us turn to another aspect of animal personality and that is the desire to live solitary existences.
We mentioned that many animals live in groups and it is easy to find large numbers of animals that do live in groups.
It is always dangerous to generalise, because there are always exceptions but, quite often these animals that live in groups, packs, herds, are vegetarian. Thus, can thousands of a particular species live together and still find sufficient to eat because they eat grasses, bushes and various other plants.
Naturally, we do find some carnivorous species that live in groups; lions, wolves, etc., but these groups are fairly small. It would not be possible to have carnivorous species grouping in huge numbers, as they would not be able to feed huge numbers, so the carnivorous ones tend to live in extended family groups.
But, within each group, whether herbivore or carnivore, there is always the desire to be the dominant entity.
With some of these groups, the dominant male does his best to be the only one mating with the females, and there is at least the wolf breed that has a dominant male and female, and they are the only ones who produce offspring.
The reason for this is obvious.
If weak animals reproduced, weak genes would be passed on to the young and the race would grow feeble, but if only the strongest breed, strongest genes are passed on, thus making the species better able to survive.
So, we have another aspect of personality that we might call “genetic superiority”.
We hope you can see that we are not using these personality traits with any attempt at giving them pseudo-scientific names. We tried to give as clear a picture as we can as to the effects of these traits, so that no one has to struggle to comprehend.
Once again, we could go on endlessly finding personality aspects of animals, but we will stop here and just résumé the main aspects:
* Sex drive
* Mating season
* Motherly love
* Family unity
* Herd instinct
* Genetic superiority
Next Chapter – Chapter 6