Ahimsa Saves a Worm

“Ahimsa” is the practice of non-violence.
Treat all things with respect for their place in the scheme of life. All things are connected.
In practicing ahimsa, in return you attract no harm.
A tiny striped worm offered me a chance to practice ahimsa today.  It deserves another chance at life.
worm on a board looking toward green leaves in a garden

Champion Kale Eater

It and it’s relatives have been devouring our kale.

I brought kale leaves in, washed them thoroughly three times, soaked them in water to allow any critters to float out to be rescued. Then I patted the kale dry in a towel and stored it in the refrigerator for three days. I pulled it out to use in a green drink and found a few bad spots, so tore them off and put them in the trash. Now, the next morning, I find this one crawling its way out of our trash!! This is one tough critter.
Little Striped Worm is now back out in the garden, probably dining on more kale.
I’m okay with that. I’m also okay with the slight chance that I missed seeing a few more little worms and dined on them in my green drink.
The garden belongs to both of us. Accidents happen. It’s the circle of life.

 – Ellie Hadsall

“Take life into your own hands and make it happen. It’s your life; Lead it!” 

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About Ellie Hadsall

My life is a journey with insights and gifts being revealed as I move forward. Every one I meet is a companion on this adventure. Together, we ride a wave of transformation. Let's leave the old behind and move through new portals! After a long, fulfilling career in human resource, personal development, and motivational speaking, I am currently a spiritual mentor, author, intuitive, Kriya minister, Vedic fire ceremony practitioner, meditation teacher and spiritual friend.
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5 Responses to Ahimsa Saves a Worm

  1. I’ve heard this teaching in many forms and it’s the way I live. You’ve written it beautifully, so happy that I stumbled on your blog.


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