* Welcome to Vegantopia!
I always respond to requests to speak, write and share that portion of Truth which has been allotted to me to hold, so please feel invited to connect with me. I also enjoy encouraging others in their creative writing efforts and am happy to facilitate workshops, so just get in touch if you’re interested. Helping each other connect with and bring out the unique gifts and graces we all carry is a great joy.
What is Vegantopia?
VEGANTOPIA = the fusion of utopia and veganism (the compassionate, animal free lifeway)
Vegantopia is the reality of my sacred space, the sanctity of my sovereignty, and the source of my spirit. Vegantopia informs my consciousness with the prime directive of Love (unconditional letting be) and the overriding imperative of Ahimsa (essential harmlessness). It is my Vision and Purpose.
What instigated the concept of Vegantopia?
Animals Slaughtered Since You Opened This Page:
0 marine animals
0 cows and calves
0 pigeons and other birds
0 donkeys and mules
0 camels and other camelids
My understanding is that humanity is evolving away from the delusion of separation and consequent cruelty which has permitted and perpetrated our predatory behaviours. Our passage into empathic awakenment and united awareness of our inextricable interconnectedness with all of life. What slumbering people continue to support in their tortuous transformation to humanekind is our collective karma. Whilst we prey upon, enslave, mutilate and kill innocent beings for our bodily sustenance we shall inevitably wage war upon one another. Violent eating begets violent behaviour, and ingesting the terror and trauma of slaughterhouses strangles and kills us too, slowly and mercilessly.
What about the book?
“HOLY COW” is the expression in novel form of my journey that attempts to awaken the sleeping masses to the devastating personal and planetary cost of humanity’s culture of dominion and death. Fiction has always been a means of bypassing the disconnection and the rational dominance of our thoughts, and a way to introduce higher concepts. My years of advocacy and activism have demonstrated only too painfully the wilful ignorance and cultivated blinkeredness of society. The degree of cognitive dissonance required to perpetuate the countless cruelties and atrocities enacted daily planetwide is staggering. 2000 creatures are murdered every single second to serve the brutal human food chain. This constant carnage is both absolutely unnecessary and devastatingly destructive to the essential ecosystems sustaining life on earth. The true cost of confining, commodifying and killing 58 billion fellow beings a year is the accelerating famine, drought and desertification increasingly blighting ourselves. In truth there is zero separation between the toxicity of our consumptive behaviour and our numberless ills of psyche, body and mind. It is by now almost impossible to retain our cherished habitual comfort zones and numb ourselves with the myriad distractions and entertainments we have invented. Verily, until all beings are granted their right of freedom, none of us shall be free.
Perhaps it has to come to crisis point before people accept the obvious, and maybe we won’t change until it is forced upon us? My conscience gives me no respite until I have done and said all in my power to enlighten others about this. I spend / (waste?) many hours every day of my precious life compulsively sourcing and sharing on facebook and other social media, as much evidence, facts, and the scientific proof people seem to need before they will electively alter course. Please feel invited to join me there, on my personal page : Ruth Hawe, and on Vegantopia page, also on Vegan Videos which has masses of films and other resources. And for those in resonance with what I’m expressing here, please join my Vegantopia group on facebook to contribute your own gifts and vision. Volentia is another useful broadscoped forum to check out.
Hopes for the future?
I hope and pray mass awakenment happens soon, so that we as a race of beings may step into a golden age of genuine Guardianship as conservers and adorers of each expression of creation which surrounds and completes our beautiful Gaia. What I really long to give my life and energy to is the co-creation of the peaceable kingdom of Vegantopia, which exists in my heart, on the sanctified soil of my home, and as scattered outposts in the sphere of every other blessed gentle Vegan alive. We are beacons of Light strung like a garland adorning the body of our beloved, suffering, sacred Earth.
This is the real soul work of our species as I see it, and needs to be prioritised over the insanity of exponential growth and the obscenity of material wealth.
Namaste, and brightest Vegantopian blessings to you.
Ruth Hawe / Oosel Wangmo (my given Tibetan name meaning ClearLight Powerful Woman)
Until all beings are free, cages are turned into ploughs, and prisons are healing sanctuaries : Be the Love xxxxx
Holy Cow – A Novel by Ruth Hawe
The most beautiful and eloquent passages in the novel come from Brian, who is a genuinely selfless, romantic hero. With astonishing self disclosure, and deep introspection, Daisy reveals her vulnerability.
There is a meticulously planned suicide, a mysterious angelic lady, and a ghostly haunting awaiting her. Daisy’s drive, visions and challenging purpose are laced with light and levity.
Can she stop running long enough to be in joy of her unfolding self, and appreciate the fragility of what she seeks to protect? Revelations sparkle as fervent idealism and sardonic realism meet in the epicentre of the book. From there, Daisy starts to unravel and slide ever faster into alienating distrust and distance from her past, as she comes perilously close to burning all her bridges. Her self identified purpose overrides every other aspect of her life, and she flies with singed wings between guilt and hope.
Will messianic fervour extinguish or ignite her potential? And will spiritual awakenment eclipse her natural ebullient nature?
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