Category Archives: 2017 May-Aug

Creature Thoughts, July/Aug 2017

Creating Love

I have written two other articles for this issue. I liked the content but they just didn’t feel right. I’ve even posted on Facebook about how creativity has deserted me. I think I know, now, why my animal communication newsletter isn’t coming together. It’s because there is something else, though related, on my heart.

I say “related,” because all things are connected. Everything is energy, vibrating at different levels. Some energies manifest in the physical, others remain higher, invisible until and unless they are brought into tangible form. The energies, the vibrations, that are shaking the planet in this day and time affect all life, all substance, all of the manifestations of Source which make up our world. So, yes, it’s affecting the animals, too.

Many years ago now, a lifetime ago, in a far off land called Spring Farm Cares, I was privileged to attend a professional animal communicators weekend. It took place right around that fateful day of “Nine-Eleven,” so much of the sideline discussion revolved around how to heal the earth. We discussed the effects of that event on the animals. We discussed how thought energy can create changes. I was introduced to the work of Dr Masaru Emoto, and his Hidden Messages in Water.

These were the early days before The Secret, and the whole Law of Attraction movement really took off. It was actually the intriguing photographic evidence presented by Dr Emoto in his work that began to shift certain possibilities into solid form.

One thing I, and many others, believe, is that emotion is an energizing force. It gives power to our thoughts. It is the turbo-boost that allows the physical manifestation of our imagination to take place.

This brings me to today, to our planet in the here and now, 16 years after the day we all promised one another that we would join hearts in love and heal the earth.

Something has backfired.

These times are scary. For many reasons, and regardless of what side they are on, people are afraid. The fear is growing, multiplying. The dangers continue to escalate. People on both sides post in social media or bring up topics of conversation, and the response is anger, ridicule, hatred. Every conversation gets out of hand. Friendships are dissolved. Families separate in anger. People, instead of reaching out a hand and saying, “Let’s help each other,” shove one another away with insults and rage.

Emotion, many believe, is the energizing force behind reality. Emotions are the push toward creative manifestation.

What world are we creating? Are our emotions contributing to what we are seeing all around us?

I am most certainly not saying I’m above negativity—far from it. I read posts, news articles, watch television reports, and I respond with fear. I get angry. I am dumbfounded by the greed and hunger for power. I am baffled by the insanity of many actions and words.

Am I adding to the escalating reality, by pouring my negative emotions into the collective unconscious that energizes it?

In the past week or so, I have worked hard on an inner resolution. From now on, when my heart clenches with fear, I am going to try my best to keep it under control. Oh, I don’t think I will ever be able to be completely unafraid when I see some things which are being done and said. But I am going to do my very best to respond to that fear with love. First, I will love my own heart, bathe it in comfort, and reassure it that as an individual child of the Universe, the Creator lives within me. I will tell my Self that its thoughts count, and that it has power to heal, and to help.

Then, I will take that love and move it outward. I will reach toward the life-energy that feeds our planet, to my fellow humans, and to all of Creation, and I will love. I will think peace, holding it firm, never letting it go. I will envision a beautiful future which grows nearer at a rapid, mind-boggling, inspiring pace, as more and more and more of us (of all races, walks, beliefs, and species) respond not with hatred and anger, but with love.

I will see a conversation that is teetering on implosion, or words that I don’t understand and previously would not be able to embrace as truth. Instead of reacting with anger in my heart, I will think, “I disagree with you. But I love you. Let’s heal together.”

I can’t do this alone. I can be an important part of it, yes, I do truly believe that each of us holds great power in our thoughts and emotions. But we need each other. We need to join our creative love and surround our planet with it.

Have you heard the tale of the 100th Monkey? The story goes that biologists observing two completely separate and isolated colonies of monkeys, on two remote islands, would deliver sweet potatoes to them each day. They began to observe an interesting phenomenon. The monkeys on one island, one at a time, started to wash their sweet potatoes in the water before eating them. This continued until all of the monkeys on this one island were doing the same thing. The scientists put it off to “monkey see, monkey do,” until suddenly, one day, one of the monkeys on the other island washed his sweet potato in the same way. Before long, every monkey, on both islands, were washing their sweet potatoes.

Now, I don’t know if this actually happened, or if it is an analogy of some sort. However, it is a concept that always gives me hope. I do believe, that if enough of us can respond to fear with love, to hatred with comfort, and to discord with cooperation, we can heal the earth. We can help humanity. We can create a future of peace and harmony. We can save our world.

I know that we are living in very scary times right now. However, I am going to try my best to not respond to fear with fear, or to hatred with anger. I intend to practice peace, and to respond with love, as often as I can, in hopes of contributing to the creation of a better reality.

Will you join me?

 

News and Updates:

Have you hugged your bobcat today?

Okay, probably not the smartest idea. However, you can give a number of bobcats a virtual hug by supporting wildlife rescue centers. These folks work on their own dime, often day and night, without any official compensation and with very little thanks. If you’d like to help your local wildlife and the people who fight for them, seek out your nearest wildlife rescue center, and leave them a donation. The nearest and dearest to my own heart, of course, is New York Wildlife Rescue Center. The link will take you to their website, where you can click the PayPal button and lend a hand.

As always, please continue to visit my website for updates, changes of schedule, etc. I will always try to keep the Unavailable Times page current, and you can also follow my Twitter announcements in the sidebar.

Blessings and Light,

 

 

Creature Thoughts: May/June 2017

Warriors Of The Rainbow

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear. When that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
—Chief Seattle

I am not sure who this great man was referring to when he talked of the Warriors of the Rainbow, but these words have touched my heart today. I think that many of us are Warriors (though we may not see ourselves that way). There are also many phases and degrees to this battle for the animals, and as many different points of view as there are species of animal to help.

Now, to clarify, I am not what many have come to think of as an “animal rights activist”. I do not believe, for example, that only rescues deserve to have good homes, or that all breeders are evil. I do not believe that every working animal is being abused or neglected or needs to be rescued. I believe that each situation should be assessed individually, and that those individual circumstances, when viewed with honesty and compassion, can range from the delightful to the horrific. I do not paint all — “fill in the blank” — with the same brush, and I am very careful not to needlessly dip my brush in warpaint.

However, there are many times where the kind at heart, the Rainbow Warriors whose paints bear the pigments of love, need to do something about a situation, to help those who cannot speak for themselves.

There are Warriors who do rescue of many kinds: dog, cat, horse, bird, wildlife. There are Warriors who fight larger battles to protect endangered species. There are Warriors who adopt an elder dog or cat, and Warriors who bring a new puppy or kitten into their homes and give it love and security for life.

There are Warriors who step in to contact authorities when they see neglect or abuse. There are Warriors who fight to prevent cruelty in the agricultural animal market. There are Warriors who battle to reintroduce species, such as native predators, into ecosystems to try to restore a more natural balance.

Rainbow Warriors don’t always work directly for the animals themselves. Those who promote education about the dangers of climate change, to try to assure a future for our planet and her generations to come, are some of the top-echelon of Warriors today.

The truth is that each of us, in our own unique way, can be a Warrior of the Rainbow as long as we don’t close our eyes to injustice or need. When we see something that doesn’t feel right, we educate ourselves as to the situation and its surrounding truths, and reach out our hand to help. The true Warrior never loses sight of compassion when seeking those truths. We must never forget, when working to help the animals, that human beings are animals, too. Yes, there are some who are just plain rotten, I’ve no argument about that. However, compassion dictates that we try to ascertain the reasons behind a problem — it could well be that the one in most desperate need of rescue is the one we initially see as the cause.

I believe that everyone reading this message can look back on their lives and find examples of how they, too, have acted as a Warrior of the Rainbow. Who has not, at some time, lent a helping hand, planted a tree, adopted a pet, filled a bird feeder in the winter, or picked up a piece of litter that was carelessly tossed into the environment? Each small act of compassion and kindness counts. As we look back on our Warrior moments, we can look forward to the future with more clarity, and more determination to heal our Mother Earth.

 

News and Updates:

Although I am taking a hiatus from doing wild bird rescue this year (due to the need to keep two more un-releasable Starlings from last season, there’s “no room at the inn”), there are many good Warriors out there who are doing wildlife rehabilitation. These folks work on their own dime, often day and night, without any official compensation and with very little thanks. If you’d like to help your local wildlife and the people who fight for them, seek out your nearest wildlife rescue center, and leave them a donation. The nearest and dearest to my own heart, of course, is New York Wildlife Rescue Center. The link will take you to their website, where you can click the PayPal button and lend a hand.

As always, please continue to visit my website for updates, changes of schedule, etc. I will always try to keep the Unavailable Times page current, and you can also follow my Twitter announcements in the sidebar.

Blessings and Light,