Choices and judgment

QUESTION: Masters, I’m a vegetarian by choice, because when I had conscious about all forms of life, specially animals, I couldn’t live anymore being part of a system that kills so cruelly with no mercy when now we have so many ways to avoid that. Yes, I must respect all choices, but my heart feels the fear, the despair of the anticipation of death, that I suppose they feel in the time of their killing. Now living in This World is so painful to me and I feel so helpless that sometimes I become sad and ashamed of the behavior of the human race. There is a judgment in that… Please help me, how can I deal with that? ~Paula, Portugal

ANSWER: Every soul chooses what they wish to experience when they come into the duality of planet Earth. Some wish to have only lessons where they try to figure out the choices that will take them from negative energy into positive. Some want to experience only negativity so they might have a deeper sensation of the opposite of Home’s unwavering unconditional love.

While some souls have an empathy for all living animals, some only sense humans, and some don’t feel anything but their own bodies. Animals, other than humans, rarely have a soul and are animated by a spark of life. They are not on the planet to learn life lessons but to play a part in the experiences of souls who have chosen a human existence.

One of your lessons is ego judgment, thinking that you should have an influence on the choices other souls undertake because you know better than they. Who is to say what another should learn and how they should behave? If you make the decisions for another, you are interfering with their freedom of choice and the reason they are incarnate.

For those animals who do not have a soul, you are giving them human thinking and feeling when they are more like plants than humans. They have no fear for their death since they are unaware of what transitioning from living and breathing into food actually entails. You have humanized them in your own image.

Your disdain for the world and its actions arises from the idea that all people should have reached a point of seeking only positive actions at this stage in life. That cannot be so since half the energy on the Earth, at all times, is negative.

Live your life for yourself, not for those around you. Continue to believe as you do, working through those remaining life lessons, but don’t project your beliefs upon others.