The words soul and fool chain just sound totally wrong in the same sentence together - a huge contradiction to one another - almost an insult. The food chain is a violent existence and unfortunately, very necessary for many. The way life is set up, vicious acts of killing are needed to survive, yet the contradiction lies in the fact that killing is immoral and wrong - it violates the soul in everything it stands for. In various levels of the food chain there are various degrees of violence, but no matter what way we look at it, no matter how we try to justify it - the soul recognizes the violence and takes a severe hit for that. The human accepts it because of the ignorance that all humans have had ingrained in them, making them turn a blind eye so naturally, that with the majority of people, a second thought or even a first thought, isn't present whatsoever.
If we bring our focus to the bottom of the food chain - perhaps not rock bottom - the question arises: do bugs have souls? This is not something I have always pondered but has divinely found its way into my interest. Since I deal with the paranormal on a daily basis and because I am a strong empath, I have made personal observations that brought this question, and many questions concerning bugs and insects, to my attention and concern. Scientists claim that bugs and insects work purely on instinct but I have two arguments against that claim. I will say that a lot of what they do is based on instinct but then again, so is a lot of what humans do. Obviously they are going to be a world or six away from our evolution and intelligence but that does not necessarily exclude them from possessing the same things all living beings do - a soul, emotions, an afterlife perhaps. Maybe not to the extent that we, as more advanced life forms do, but to some extent.
Imagine doing this with a bug!
The first argument is reasoning. Do scientists do micro EEG's on ants and butterflies to determine how their brains function? Are they seriously able to study how a possible spiritual influence can determine their mental capabilities, intelligence level and therefore conclude emotional status; or can they only hypothesize from a rational scientific viewpoint which leaves out the critical requisite variable of frequency on a universal/god level which was discussed and enforced by the genius Nikola Tesla.
Tesla quote #1: "My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe there is a
core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, and
Tesla quote #2: "Instinct is something that transcends knowledge. We
have undoubtedly certain finer fibers that enable us to
perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other
willful effort of the brain is futile."
Tesla quote #3: "The day science begins to study non-physical
phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade
than in all the previous centuries of its existence."
The basis of this argument is that it would be nearly quixotic to declare more than a conjecture that a bug's function links only to instinct. A bug cannot converse also adding to the difficulty level to scientifically evaluate their spiritual life force.
The second argument is one of physical and psychical - or spiritual observation. I would like add that I am not the only person who has made personal observations that have provoked a curiosity and/or debate into this subject matter.
Fear is an emotion brought about by instinct of perceptual atmospheric conditions. It is triggered upon witnessing an external condition in which a quick determination is made judging the situation as dangerous or uncontrollable. Instinct would make a bug run from a certain degree of frequency or vibration that is far enough of out of the 'norm' of its toleration specifications for its size and species - taking into consideration its physical sense faculties. Fear is generated by these constants and conscious mind becomes irrational, leaving the subconscious mind to take over and protect us while our conscious mind is busy fearing for our lives. The fight or flight reaction is observable by all creatures, bugs and humans alike.
I have personally witnessed many bugs cower in fear, hide, play dead. Instinct is fight or flight not hide and play dead. That is a subconscious decision from a connection with a higher energy vibration.
Souls add so much more to a biological slab of meat; they add their own vibration signature and a multiplicity of emotions, feelings and capabilities. I have been able to feel the emotions of people and animals for as far back as I can remember. Once I started to observe bugs and insects - I felt their emotions and was quite astounded.
I saw an ant in the sink as I was washing my hands. I didn't really think much of it until I saw the little guy running for his life. It made me stop and think. It made me tune into him - even for a quick second but in that short blip in time, I felt his absolutely panic!
So let's move on to an observation that is much more intriguing. This observation was not my own but from a person who also possess advanced psychic and intellectual prowess. This person I am referring to was standing in her driveway as she was just returning home. A firefly that was on the dirt in the driveway caught her attention. Upon closer inspection, she noticed that there were actually two fireflies together. The one was on its side and the other was standing over it. My friend observed what was the one firefly's last moments of life. She said that she was amazed to see the other firefly touching and appeared to be consoling the dying firefly. After a while, the dying firefly passed. Still, the other firefly stayed and kept touching the now deceased insect. Shortly after, the firefly flew off. My friend told me that she had no doubt that what she witnessed was nothing short of love and grieving for a dying friend or mate. She said it was an encounter she will never forget and one that she knows she did not just happen to stumble upon - it was a transcendental concurrence.
Another encounter was observed by several others. A spider was witnessed to be moving to the beat of music. The types of spiders varied as well as the music played but many people on different occasions witnessed what appeared to be the spider enjoying the sound and moving to the motion.
An insect that I saved from certain death - it was a large white moth - decided to fly all around me as I was walking in a heavily populated and busy area. It stayed with me as I walked down the boardwalk and landed on me several times. It even stayed on my finger for a long time until I gently encouraged it to move. Even then, it did not fly away. This moth stayed with me until I went indoors.
This last example was from a woman who was extremely afraid of bees but when she was working in her garden, she discovered a large bee who could no l longer fly. The woman tried to make the bee a place in her garden where it could be safe but instead the bee wanted the woman to hold it. It would sleep in her hand for long periods of time. The woman made it a home inside of her house but knew the bee didn't have long before it would depart this life. The bee wanted to spend the rest of its short life with a this woman - its new companion. The bee died a few days later. The woman said she was astonished with the entire experience and that is taught her a lot. She said there was no doubt that a bond of compassion, kindness and love was formed between them.
There are many other examples that I could give from observations that I have had and from many others. This led me to the questions: Do bugs and insects have souls? Do they feel pain, love, compassion, sadness? Do they have an afterlife? I initiated a new paranormal study into this subject. I obtained a few interesting EVP's which I assume came from various spirits sharing their own personal opinion, but I plan to continue to go further and much deeper into the exploration of this subject both from a paranormal view and a physical observation and study.
You can check out the short EVP session I did on my paranormal Facebook page or my YouTube Channel .
One EVP response that I felt was particularly interesting was given to my inquiry of "What is the most intelligent bug?" The answer was, "mantis".
In any case, whether bugs and insects have a soul and feelings or are android AI's running amok, programmed by demonic entities - I save them as their creation as living, breathing participants in this game of life does not justify me to play God or executioner.
Be kind to all life - maybe that spider enjoyed your company - or your torment.
If you have had any buggy encounters that would help contribute to my research, please send them to my email address below and thank you for reading.
I'm Cher, a psychic medium, paranormal investigator, extensive paranormal researcher, spiritual teacher, intuitive counselor, hypnotist of past life regression,writer, exorcist in training and founder of PsychicMyst Paranormal Network. I have over 37 years of total professional experience.