13. Honouring the life in each person, animal – everything from the great to the small of earth, that we expand our awareness and responsibility to creating the best possible life for everyone and everything and so ourselves -My Declaration of Principle
Within this principle I’d like to focus on how my relationship to insects has changed since being a part of the Desteni group and walkng my process. I use to not really care about bugs and insects, but after realizing that these little guys are actually beings who live in this world and share the planet equally as me, I began ‘accepting’ them, like for example how the other day I saw a moth got caught between the window glass and the screen, and placing my shoes in their position, I saw I would have wanted to get out of that cramped spot, so I opened up the screen for the moth to fly out instead of killing it right away.
In terms of an ant infestation I had in my house a few weeks ago I did have to kill the ants and used holistic/natural preventative measures like wipe down my kitchen with white vinegar to steer them away because I could not individually pick up each ant and put them outside.
Then I have been getting a bit better when it comes to spiders lol. I am not knowledgeable on spiders and how to tell if one is poisonous or not, but how I see it is that if where the spider is located is going to cause problems I need to remove it, otherwise I can let it be. I determine if me or another is able to move them outside through a cup or some other object or if it does need to be killed. I rather not kill an insect or bug since I realize it comes from the same life source as me and I would not want to be killed, but if factors of the insect or bugs existence/location can cause consequences in the environment then it needs to go. So I suggest one to really assess and place oneself in the bug/insects shoes and also the shoes of future consequence for oneself to see how best to deal with this point.
I will expand more on the principle of honouring the life in each person and animal and creature great and small in blog posts to come. Thanks for reading!
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