Beast of Burden. The meaning is essentially any animal that has been “domesticated” by humans and trained to carry or pull heavy loads, such as oxen, horses, camels, elephants, etc. But who are the real beasts? Who is burdening who? And who has lost the collective consciousness between animals? Humans. We are riding these animals to death in our “advancement” of ruling this planet, yet we have unconnected ourselves spiritually from the same animals that have help propel our civilization. ©Victor Spinelli Art.