After having been indoors most of the day Sunday, I came outside to sit in the late afternoon sun. While sitting, I decided to meditate. As I did, I saw a single closed eye with long lashes. To me this eye is the feminine eye of the Divine.
The closed eye was followed by two single open eyes. First was a cat’s eye followed by a fawn’s eye. Then came pairs of young animal eyes and faces of fox, raccoon, skunk, bunny and others that I knew were woodland animals but could not identify. Each face came toward me quickly then dissolved only to be followed by another. What I did know is they were all young and they were made of fuchsia light energy.
Then a large opening appeared before me that contracted and expanded, in and out, in and out. I tried to match my breath to it and couldn’t. When these things happen, I try to stay out of my head and just be receptive to the images and energy. Yet this was hard. I wanted to know what I was being shown.
Then I got it. This was the rhythm of a beating heart. The rhythmic in and out went on for some time.
Afterwards I noted what I had seen but wondered why was I shown this. Often times I miss the message in these seeings because I make them too complex.
An hour later, a fawn ran through my back yard, two bunnies raced through my yard and into the woods and I passed a skunk in the middle of the highway having met an early end to life.
Then last night as soon as I lay down when I wasn’t even thinking of the vision, its message suddenly came to me:
I was shown the Heart of the Universe sending love to us through the feminine form of the animals.
Young animals come here pure. They bring with them pure love from the Heart of the Universe. They are not greedy. They do not gloat. Animals fight or kill only when necessary, for food or to protect their young. (And yes, I know there are odd and irregular occasions when an animal will suddenly kill someone. I believe there’s a message in this too as that particular animal is trying to get our attention and send a message).
Oh what we do to the animals. They’re used in scientific research for everything from cosmetics to cancer. We use them for entertainment still in zoos and circuses. We bring them back from the brink of extinction to turn around and hunt them as has happened with bears and now possibly sandhill cranes here in Tennessee. Many people still wear their skins in winter’s cold while others hunt them in canned hunts, areas where animals are confined and cannot escape. That is lazy man’s hunting. Their habitat is destroyed and many lives taken by events such as the fires in the Western U.S.
And yet the animals continue coming to us. They wholeheartedly agree to engage with us as we all share Mother Earth.
It is an honor to share Earth with these beings who embody the profound beauty of Love from the Heart of the Universe.
Will we learn from them and personally embody the Divine Feminine as the animals teach? This is my challenge, to be, to listen, to embody.
This morning I created this altar honoring animals around the world. This particular candle is from Nashville’s “Angel Radiance“ and was poured with the specific intention of sanctuary for the animals.
I welcome your thoughts and invite you to join me.
*** I personally am adamantly opposed to hunting the sandhill cranes in Southeast TN. The proposed hunting area is on all sides of the Hiwassee refuge which is a REFUGE for the cranes. To hunt them means the refuge is really a trap.
Submit your input on the Sandhill Crane issue by email to TWRA.Comment@tn.gov, place in the subject line “Sandhill Crane”. The comment period is open till August 10, 2013. If someone you know does not have internet access, they can still submit their input by sending a letter to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Att: Waterfowl Regulations, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, TN, 37204.
-Dawn, The Good News Muse, 3 July 2013