Nick: Do you think that being reincarnated into a certain animal or plant could be a path to enlightenment rather than punishment for the actions of your previous life? If so which ones?
Sivia: Totally. However, I don’t think there’s one greater or more enlightening plant or animal because after all, we’re all one big happy family of infinite light. However, the concept of being a little happy plant warms my heart. All day just soaking up the sun and water, no worries, just simply being. If anything I think it’s less a punishment and more a reminder to be here now. Then hopefully somewhere inside of you, your spirit will hopefully bring those ideas into your next life when you’re back to being a complicated human.
Animals however? While you might hit the jack pot being a rich old lady’s pamperd pooch, usually you’re a starving cheetah, or a panicked pig. I am in no way, shape, or form saying being an animal is less than. But I believe animals get “it,” like plants, only they aren’t able to enjoy it. They don’t have the time or luxury. They’re worrying about predators and resources. There doesn’t seem to be time to spiritually grow and enjoy life. It’s purely survival in most cases. Again it’s not a punishment but perhaps a reason to be appreciative of having the ability to smell the roses, and have choices.