Steven Alexander Cross, the Lakeville father who abandoned his 11-year-old son, a week before he would have been evicted from his home (that was in foreclosure) and after losing his job, was arrested in California on Monday. He will face charges back here in Minnesota for criminal child neglect and could face up to a year in prison, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press 8-30-11. Additionally on the same front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, is an article revealing neglect of 10 horses that were knee deep in manure, were malnourished and starving, and in “troubling health”. When we are in a lower energetic state and not able to replenish ourselves, sometimes the weakest around us suffer. Furthermore, by allowing negative thoughts to dominate our mind, we lower our energy and sometimes allow hurt and pain into our life.
In reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, I was shocked and appalled to read that many factory farm raised animals including chickens, turkeys, cows and pigs are not only cruelly abused in raising, but also at the slaughterhouse. The workers at these factory farm slaughterhouses receive very poor treatment and low wages, from their employer. It seems the energy from these very fearful and doomed animals, most likely have an additional energetically negative impact on the workers. Some of these workers act out against these poor animals, as a result of their low energy and frustration, causing further abuse and trauma to those that can not defend themselves (the animals.)
The status of our energy, low or high impacts our thoughts and actions. Our energy vibrates and is alive, fluctuating with our thoughts, feelings, actions, and surroundings. As we feel loving or good about ourself or others, our energy vibrates faster and grows larger. When we are depressed or think negatively, our energy vibrates more slowly, and becomes smaller. We attract to ourselves, others with a similar energy vibration.
Illness or disease often springs from negative patterns of behavior and/or negative thinking, as well as poor choices in our food and beverage consumption. When we engage in any of these, we lower our energy and allow illness to form within. Depression, which clearly lowers our energy, will also create illness, compounding our problems. Furthermore, Beck’s Cognitive Model of Depression revealed that those individuals that think negatively, misinterpret experiences or facts in a negative fashion, then feel hopeless about the future and become depressed. In other words it is our negative thoughts that lead to depression, not depression leading to negative thoughts. See: http://www.personalityresearch.org/papers/allen.html
The health benefits of positve thinking have been proven to: increase life span, lower rates of depression, lower levels of distress, show greater resistance to the common cold, reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease, lessen abuse of alcohol and smoking, and generally live healthier lifestyles, according the Mayo Foundation for Medical Research 5-28-2011. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/positive-thinking/SR00009
Though it is not always possible to control the energy around us in our environment, it is possible to keep negative thoughts at bay, focus our energy and intention positively, and become aware of negativity as it crops up, limiting it in our life. Though the stories of child neglect and animal neglect/abuse are drastically different, they are also similar, in that they are most likely the result of low and negative energy going unchecked. We have the ability to make conscious decisions to minimize negativity from coming into our life and adversly impacting us.
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