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Love Thou Animals

December 29th, 2006

This morning when I checked my email I read the email coming from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It’s about how Russian hunters rouse brown bears from hibernation and kill them and make the bears’ cubs orphans.

The hunter’s dogs dig and bark at the den while the hunters wait nearby with rifles poised.
When the bear climbs out of the den, the hunters shoot and the bear’s cubs are made orphans.
Each year 3,000 to 4,000 bear cubs are left with no chance of survuval by the Russian bear hunt.
If the cubs are not rescued, they die alone or end up as “pets” or circus props.

You are their only hope!

This way of hunting really disturbed me. The bears are following their nature for winter hibernation and the hunters are taking this as their advantage to easily kill the bears. How cleaver these hunters are and how cruel they are. The email says, “Most bear cubs when rescued weigh only one or two pounds and cannot survive without their mothers.” Just how can these hunters bear to do this!

And there are human hunters out there killing seal pups. Every March there is a massive and brutal commercial hunt for white-coat harp seals on the eastern coast of Canada. These hunter use clubs to brutally hit baby seals. These seals of a few weeks old are skinned consciously and their carcasses are left on the ice to rot. In 2005 the Canadian government permitted a quota of 319,500 seals to be killed, but a total of 329,829 seals were estimated to have been killed. What a massive hunt! Please read this report to learn more about the seal hunt, it is horrible. As a result of global warming, last year many seal pups were drown because of thin ice. This winter is the warmest winter in years, how are these seals going to survive even before the hunt?

I remember I read a story about the early Eskimo hunt. They hunted one seal and took it back to the community and the whole community shared this one seal. They hunted one for all. Another story is the native Indian people prayed to the mother Earth and father Sky for food. Then a stream of fishes appeared. They caught just how many they needed and they gave thanks.

The universe is abundant and provides for all. But it does not mean we can be greedy and abusive.

In Creation, God entrusted Adam and Eve with the animals. That means humans are responsible for the care and protection of animals. Is it really the matter that these hunters need to kill bears and seals to raise their families? Can’t they find something else to do? Or do they just want easy monies? It seems that in terms of “Law of Attraction” these hunters do not know to claim a life of abundance and of love. Not a selfish love but a unconditional love that cares for all creatures. Or could these hunters simply have a perception and consciousness that prevent them to see and feel the cruelty?

The story I read in the newsletter of The House Rabbit Connection (a group of people dedicated to the care and rescue of domestic rabbits) touched me. A HRC member has a friend who hunted. This member encouraged the hunter friend to feed his rabbits whenever this hunter friend came over. Soon this hunter friend gave up hunting because he felt the liveness of rabbits.

So people need to feel life and to be educated. Growing up I had visited zoos and sea world but now I question their rightness. These animals are meant to roam, leap, jump, fly, or swim freely and unconstrained in Nature yet we build cages and concrete cellss to package them. They live there until they die, almost like a life sentence.

When I worked in Biomechanics I used t go to Orthopaedic Surgery conferences. There were surgeons and researchers presenting their research projects about studying bone fractures by purposely hitting dogs’ limbs and killing them. Twenty or thirty dogs would be killed in one project. I didn’t see anything meaning and value in their research. I learned more about unnecessary animal testing from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM opposes unethical human experiments and promotes alternatives to animal research, and it has worked to put a stop to gruesome experiments. I have great respect for people working for animal welfare and environmental conservation. They are earthly angels.

When my rabbit Snowball died I searched for the meaning of life. It is to love and to be loved. Snowball did exactly that in his life. Animals are so pure – we humans are just climbing up the mountain of consciousness but they are already on the top.

Rabi, After Meal at Play

Rabi, After Meal at Play – pastel painting by Maria Yu

 

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Where Do You Want to Go?

December 28th, 2006

The second day of Christmas I went out for a walk, a lady drove by and stopped to ask me “How do I get to the north entrance?”

I live in a community with trees and hills in a natural environment not much artificially developed. For people from outside it’s not easy to find ways around. There are two entrances to get into the community, the main entrance and the north entrance. The main entrance has a big sign and flags, while the north entrance is basically just a small road to turn to get into. There is the community center and sewer office by this road of north entrance. Personally I don’t think the community office does anything so people have no need to go there. The sewer office is pretty much for people to walk in to pay bills. I wondered where this lady is going to the “north entrance” during holidays and in fact she is already “at” the north entrance.

So I asked her “Where do you want to go?” She replied, “I want to go to interstate 89.” Now that makes sense, but which way of I-89, north or south? In this area of New Hampshire some interstate exits only go in one direction. So I asked her, “north or south?” She said “south.” OK, now I can give her complete directions. I told her to go up the curve and turn left and drive until the stop sign. Then turn LEFT at the stop sign and the road would take her to I-89 south. If she were going north then she would have to turn RIGHT.

This instance makes me think, Do we make clear to God, angels, or the universe exactly where we want to go? Do we only tell the divine a half way? Do we just pray or wish for a place of nowhere so we never get somewhere, let alone a place of destination?

Enya’s song, “Pilgrim,” came to me:

One way leads to diamonds,
one way leads to gold,
another leads you only
to everything you’re told.
In your heart you wonder
which of these is true;
the road that leads to nowhere,
the road that leads to you.

Will you find the answer
in all you say and do?
Will you find the answer in you?

There is a saying, “Don’t follow somebody, because you only see the person’s back.” True, If we don’t know where we are going we are just making circles and wasting time and we ended up following. We need to make clear what we want and where we want to go. 

That needs both mental and physical work. From my understanding of “Law of Attraction” and practice of “Angelic Seals” and “Light Language” I developed two effective tools for manifestation. I am creating web sites to teach these tools and I will post them shortly. Please check back soon.

Note: My first manifestation tool is now activated. Please visit my post Magic Folding for Manifestation.

 

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“Under the Skylight” – pastel painting by Maria Yu

 

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The Still Point, Great Silence, and Original Sound

December 25th, 2006

I thought I was going to write about the still point and creation but I remembered I read in The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1 about this subject which used another term, zero-point, so I re-read the chapter and did a Wikipedia and Google search.

In Wikipedia “Zero-point energy” is described as follows:
In physics, the zero-point energy is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may possess; it is the energy of the ground state of the system. All quantum mechanical systems have a zero point energy. The term arises commonly in reference to the ground state of the quantum harmonic oscillator and its null oscillations.
In quantum field theory, it is a synonym for the vacuum energy, an amount of energy associated with the vacuum of empty space.
In cosmology, the vacuum energy is taken to be the origin of the cosmological constant.
Because zero point energy is the lowest possible energy a system can have, this energy cannot be removed from the system.

In Google search I typed “zero-point technology” and I was shocked by two articles, the first one was an interview with the director of Project Earth, “The Truth About ZP Technology: A Wake-Up Call to the American People”, and the second one was “Secrets from the Stars: Dr. Steven Greer’s Disclosure Project.” Both talked about zero-point energy, alien, and things we do not know.

Anyway, zero-point technology is often called Free Energy, which means we can get unlimited energy for free. Tesla was the first one to talk about zero-point when he was given the vision of infinite electrical power without fuel.

How is this zero point related to creation? As illustrated in The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life: Volume 1 every one of the Fibonacci spirals of curved female nature passes through zero point at the exact center of the human body. “This zero point is the creation point, or what we would call the womb.”

It seems to me this creation point is the still point we strive to reach in meditation. It is the point with no time, no space, no state, and no anything. It is all calm and empty, yet all aware. It is the inner world we finally arrive where the Light originates.

I can’t help but citing T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets:

“The way upward and the way downward are the same.

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present

What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,


Of time past and time future.

Has answered light to light, and is silent, the light is still
At the still point of the turning world.”

This still point in our inner world might be like a fractal, infinite and unlimited. That means when we arrive at one still point there is another one waiting for us to attain, and then another one and another. Could this be why we are called multidimensional beings?

All the sages, masters and saints achieved in entering their inner world so they became free, great, and immortal. They transformed and liberated. They purified themselves to make their heart (conscience) become as light as Maat’s feather (truth and justice) so they passed the Hall of Judgment.

I thought of Saint Theresa, the Little Flower. She wanted to be a saint but faced her failures and weaknesses. Then she found her “Little Way.” She understood that she just needed to be like a child and let Jesus take her in his arms to ride on a speedy elevator to sainthood. She made herself as pure as a child and loved Jesus with her pure love. She wrote:

“He has no need of our works but only of our love.”
“For simple souls there must be no complicated ways.”

Children are purer and closer to the truth. It is no wonder that “Unless you become like a little child you cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Maybe we were at our truest essence when we were a child.

Now I remember the story of “The Great Silence” from “Tales of a Magic Monastery” written by Theophane the Monk.

“I asked the monk at the magic monastery to teach me how to be in silence.
The monk said, ‘do you want to learn that Great Silence?’
‘Where do you think you can find it?’ the monk asked.
I said ‘I thought it’s deep inside me. If I can go deep into my heart I can finally get rid of all the noise. This is quite difficult, could you help me?’
The monk said, ‘I had been there before. I spent many many years to walk in there. When I was there I did experience the silence. But one day Jesus came and simply told me “Come, follow me.” I came out of that silence and never went back.’
‘I found the Great Silence, I have understood, noise is inside.’ ”

So our still point is in our inner world and our impurity is inside as well.

Could it be love, the unconditional love, being THE way to purify us so we may return to our true selves?

Once we remember who we really are I am sure that’s time to hear that original sound, “Let it be light!”

 

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Windblown Affections – pastel painting by Maria Yu

 

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