Medium Stephen Wakeling Answers Your Questions
Date: 17 April 2012
Thank you for your question, to which I have given deep thought over a few days. My thoughts are that the inference from your words show compassion and kindness. These are great attributes for anyone and show an inner comprehension of the rights innate in the humanity of your personality and character.
To some people in this world, it is hard to show compassion for others, whether people or our companions from the animal kingdom. Indeed, there are many whose thought are singular and self-centred. I come across many individuals who interact more closely with animals, rather than other people. Perhaps this is why we may say “a man’s best friend is his/her dog”. So many show little, or no feelings for the harm handed out to nature and the animal kingdom. Nonetheless, your sentiments are of the highest and you should try to realise that if your intentions were to help, there is no reason to feel that you were not acting in the best interest of the hurt animal.
Conscience is the wonderful ability to balance out a person’s actions and sense of right from wrong. Yet, there are matters that are beyond our understanding. If we act in support of another, and our intention at first-hand, appears not to have been successful, we should always remember that above all, we acted in the best interest in another – person or animal. In your short question, your action speaks of your actions being of the highest and best. As such, you must try to move forward with your life and look upon yourself with pride for having the compassion, and inner belief that you have tried your best to support another, animal or not. Try to take away your sadness - your actions were honourable and of the highest.
Move forward for you have done of your best, the noble act of a humanitarian.
Kindness and blessings
In Light and Eternal Peace
Many years ago I found a rabbit suffering with Myxomatosis. To the farming fraternity taking the animal out of its misery may appear to be inconsequential. But I still remember it, and feel my actions were for the best reason. A small insignificant issue, but when we try to take steps in the best interest of an animal, we need to reassure ourselves we were acting in their best interest.
Myxomatosis is a disease that affects the rabbit population caused by the Myxoma Virus. It was first observed in South America to be precise in Uruguay in laboratory rabbits back in the late 19th century. Mankind introduced the virus into Australia in 1950. An attempt to control the rabbit population – one would imagine. There is a vaccine available for pet rabbits, though the rabbit population had developed resistance to the disease and nature has taken due course.