Talk about courage, I’m afraid to ask, but here goes…. What the H-E-double-toothpicks is polytranspeciesist curious? – Ted Cruz
Over the years I’ve learned not to react negatively to such ignorant questions as the one above. This kind of dialogue happens more often than you could imagine; I could be having a coffee, taking a break at work, or simply minding my own business, but the question is always the same. What exactly is a polytranspeciest curious? Before responding I check to see whether this is a genuine question, or if they are merely seeking to take the p**s. Yes, I do get way too many unfunny jokes made in my direction but, lately, people really want to understand why I identify as transpecies curious.
My response surprises them. Have you ever read ‘Conversations With God’ by Neale Donald Walsch, I ask? Inevitably, my counterpart answers in the negative, which allows me to educate them.
Conversations With God (“CWG”) is record of one man’s literal conversation with ‘God’. Finding himself unemployed and at the lowest ebb of his life, author Neale Donald Walsch does what so many people through the ages have done: they vocalise their frustrations about their life, their sufferings, the universe etc. Why ‘God’, he asks’ is my life so shit? As it turns out, the god Walsch spoke to suddenly responded, answering all of his questions. Walsch would ask a question and then ‘god’ would respond, using Walsch’s hand to write out the answer. Some Christian bigots would immediately interject that ‘automatic writing’ is demonic, but let’s just ignore these fools for now.
The end-product of this ‘divine’ dialogue was a best-selling book called ‘Conversations with God’, which was then followed up by several other best selling books. Here is a screen shot of his first book, which kicked off his series:
Let us study the above for a moment because it has a bearing on the weight we should give to Walsch’s book. 2,755 people have reviewed this book and have determined it merits a score of around 4.5 out of 5. In short, it is an accredited book which needs to be taken seriously.
The relevance of Neale Donald’s Walsch’s book to this article is to do with some of the answers ‘god’ gives to his questions. Walsch wants to understand why there is so much evil In the world, who ‘god’ is, whether Hitler is in Heaven or Hell. Walsch is then surprised by ‘god’s’ response. Basically, Walsch’s ‘god’ confirms what so many of us have believed for so long: the nature of reality is that we are all one, that separation between people, species, all matter is but an illusion. This is referred to as pantheism: we are not separate, together we are´god’. Let us stop to consider the awesome implications of this!
As Walsch’s god explains: “we are separate in the perceived world by one in reality (axiom one); we create our own world (axiom two); truth is relative (axiom four); what works is true (axiom five); no one world view is right (axiom six); we are all one (axiom seven); the microcosm is the macrocosm (axiom eight); like attracts like (axiom nine) (expressed by Walsch in the idea that we attract what we fear and must believe we are successful to be successful); every action is an energy exchange (axiom ten); duality exists to understand opposites (axiom twelve); words have power (axiom fifteen)”
Walsch’s unique insights have been takenup by other accredited authors who have written best selling books about the ‘law of attraction’ and how your life merely reflects the balance of your positive and negative thoughts. If you are multi-billionaire Bill Gates then congratulations on your upbeat approach to life; if, however, you are an impoverished leper in India then trying joining a gym and thinking positively for once. Loser!
What does all the above have to do with polytranspeciesm? Well, it should be fairly obvious given that we are all one. It means that we are lying to ourselves if we limit our own identities to cis-gendered human beings. We are, truthfully, ALL matter that exists on this earth. We are not just humans, we are dogs, rabbits, the cow that is milked, the hippopotamus that bathes in muddy waters, the salmon that leaps upstream, the mighty oak which searches the sky, the cloud which yields rain, the rain which make flowers grow, the soil in which the flowers grow, and even the ants which carry away the dead leaves.
One of my favourite story books as a child was the Jungle Book, followed closely by Tarzan. I could really identify as someone raised as a wolf/ bear/ whatever. Learning to adapt to one’s environment seemed to be the most important thing, rather than trying to be a human ‘at all cost’. I weep at zoos, seeing my fellow animals’ captivity and thinking ´there but for the grace of Allah go I’.
Yes, we transcend all species. We are truly polytranspecies. And yet, each day we live, breath, dress, love, work, eat as the humans we believe ourselves to be. But we are so much more. This is what makes us curious, polytranspecies curious.
Only this explanation can justify why I identify with all living matter (bronies excepted) at all times. I can only hope that others will awaken to their own reality.