Lions are associated with bravery and courage they have symbolised nobility and power throughout the ages.
Lions are also linked to the cosmic forces of retribution it seems which Stuart Wilde told us about and which has been foretold.
Its funny how some humans like to degrade the strength and beauty of powerful animals including lions, by capturing , abusing and killing them.
We are not sure how this can equate with bravery and courage, the reverse it seems.
Some conventional hunters are totally against lions being “farmed” so that they can be selected by “hunters” and killed in confined circumstances- “canned hunts” as they are called . There is also the fact that the lions have been dislocated from their wild lives and reared by humans in captivity prior to the “hunts”
Conventional hunters consider it unethical so there is some agreement at least
between those who kill for “sport” and require some basic ground rules and those who support the rights
of the animals not to be hunted for trophies or whatever.
We have heard a lot about the trophy hunters both men and women recently, it seems to evoke strong emotions in some people, the pros and the antis,
particularly recently when foul play was reported re the death of noble Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe.
Its not good for humans to fight , insult or taunt one another in this polemic, its about respect for animals and, nature.
We can’t really care for nature and the animals if we harbour hatreds for our fellow humans even if we don’t agree with them.
We need peace in this world and it begins with ourselves working together where possible to find solutions.
We cannot fool ourselves that we are helping nature and the animals for example by bottle feeding lions..in dubious.. circumstances..
There are many reputable organizations and people who help the animals re conservation in authentic ways.
Its best to carefully research before volunteering to help.
Stuart Wilde said that the cruelties and disdain meted by humans to the animals would be shown to us and we would not be lightly forgiven.
It follows that the Lion Hearts the Brave hearts are not those who trap and ransom the lives of Gaia’s Children .
We can change our ways if we decide to and refrain from deliberate harm and destruction, that would take courage and humility, true power.
The “target” can be shifted to harmlessness , harmlessness to people harmlessness to the animals , life enhancing fun truly.
No one need be sanctimonious , all of us have much work to do in clearing our own darkness and that will help us all including the animals it seems.
Clearing our hatreds , violence, greed and disdain etc whether its expressed towards other people or animals whether covert or overt .
Aligning to the beauty and purity of nature, its softness and power in respectful non- infringing ways is healing.
The organization http://www.bloodlions.org/ is doing a lot to help draw attention to the plight of lions
used for captive “hunting” “canned hunts” and to educate the public as to what assists
conservation and what does not. Here is a trailer of their documentary film..
Stuart Wilde warned us about karma, it can be very trapping and there is both a national and individual karma.
The spiritual journey is about facing who and what we really are and developing loving kindness and respect in an authentic way.
Lions are highly social animals , the only cat that lives in large social groups,” The Pride” the females are the main hunters and share cub rearing.
The males even play with their offspring. Lions are endangered due to human hunting.. and encroachment.
Listen to the lion and have a heart ..
Written by Wendy Datta
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Posted February 5th 2016
With gratitude Lion photos reproduced for this article by kind permission
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Pippa Hankinson,, Ian Michler, Roger and Pat de La Harpe Photography