Thursday, February 19, 2009

Animal Dreaming News

In my Boxing Day Post I referred to the work of Scott Alexander King after purchasing a copy of Animal Dreaming. I then placed myself on the list to receive updates.

This came hot off the press today and The Team have said it is fine to share, so I am doing just that. I hope you find it as interesting as I have.
Scott says;

Well, it's February ... and hasn't the year started with a bang? And for many, a devastating bang at that.
We here at Animal Dreaming would like to extend our heartfelt wishes to those affected by the massive floods in Queensland and the bushfires that have taken hold of Victoria.

Many people have emailed asking Scott to share his thoughts on the bushfires and the estimated million or so native and domestic animals that have lost their lives to the flames. And to these questions, Scott has offered these thoughts:
"Well, the truth of the matter is (from a practical, tangible perspective), the Australian bush is designed to burn. It's meant to burn so that it may regenerate and remain healthy. And unfortunately, we humans like living in its depths. Worse still, we humans have among us individuals who like to burn things. And as far as the animals go ... sadly, after first sensing danger and fleeing the bush, they get used to the smoke and return to the forests thinking all is safe ... and then when the wind changes direction, or someone intentonally lights a new fire, they get caught in the fury. Besides, where can they go to escape the fires? Everywhere they go has been developed by humans - even most of the bush they have always called home. Nothing is 'natural' any more, including the cycles of the bush and the flow of the water ways. Everything has changed and despite our influence on the natural balance, we expect everything to stay the same. And it can't.

From a metaphysical point of view, however, Mother Earth is shifting. Simple. Her health is suffering and she is in the initial throws of fever. The world is changing and we are experiencing the affects more intensely than ever before. Everything is suffering as a result, from the weather to the economy. Sure, we're counting down to 2012, but seriously ... we have sped up the process of change in ways none of us could see coming (or rather, in ways none of us CHOSE to see coming). The Earth Changes are upon us, just as the Ancients predicted. And although that may be the case, we're also experiencing a slight case of trying to 'shut the barn door after the horse has bolted'. We willingly embraced the technological age and encouraged the faster-than-is-healthy development of the material world as we know it. GREED has replaced NEED. For the longest time, we ignored the warnings and even tried to deny the first signs of global warming ... and because we chose to hide our head in the sand, we're now screaming full-pelt toward global depression and the 'end of the world' as we know it.

Now, before anyone emails me and tells me I am being negative ... I don't for one second believe the 'world is going to end'. Not in the way many of us fear, anyway. I do see a time approaching, though, when the 'ME' attitude of many will be replaced by 'US'. When 'ME' will come to mean 'WE'. The world has to change. And we must change with it. We must unite ... or pay the price. Things can't continue the way they have been for much longer. Something has to give, and unfortunately, the way it looks, I fear Mother Earth's health will the first to go.

Over the past few years we've been receiving signs from Nature that things are about to change ... the whales beaching, for example, the death of the bees (in their millions), the sudden appearance of more-than-ever-before-experienced sharks in our bays and waterways, not to mention the signs being offered by the Earth Mother herself ... the mudslides, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and fires; fires of such force that defy history or explanation.

Something is happening, and we need to prepare ourselves. We're still in the early stages, and I truly believe that, if we join forces and work as one, as a people, as a global tribe, and begin to share, support and defend one another, we can deflect a lot of the fear that's bound to arise."


mandy said...

A great read Cheryl and I do agree with alot of what has been said here...We must as a human race try to rectify the damage that has been done sooner rather than later otherwise our kids kids will not have a place where they can call home...
As for the poor animals that perished in the fires it`s a cruel thing knowing that this particular fire was caused by the hand of man...You could understand if it was the cause of nature , cleaning out the system so to speak but trying to comprehend this is still very difficult for me and I presume others...

Chez said...

Mandy my friend I see it has been a big week for you.
Somehow it seems that we are no longer able to avoid the signs.
I do wonder what is in store for our children and grandchildren if we continue down this path.
I believe that as an individual we have the power to change as little by little we gather in collective groups of like minded people.
We see that with our Blogs. Don't we?
The animals! The arsonist! I agree! So very difficult to comprehend.
Have you found yourself deeply affected by the fires and the floods? I have.
Mandy, do hope all is well at home for you and the family. Will e-mail as I would like to know how Matt is and also the outcome with Joshua.

Diane Rodgers said...

Hi Cheryl,
Oh yes I did read this the day it was posted, but must have been busy and said to myself I would come back later. I didn't come back!
This man very insightful, as most of us have become as it is "in our face" now. All over our beautiful world things are changing so rapidly, with all of the deadly fires, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, floods,etc. etc. The greed of mankind has been so horrendous, it is all killing our world and each other.
Things have gotten so bad so fast, and spiraling out of control now. Just in the past 6 months everyone has lost so much and it is going to continue...until as Scott said, "I becomes We"...and we all truly unite and change our ways. Will this happen? I pray so... my fear is there are many who are so high and mighty and only think of how much more they can get and nothing is ever satisfying... Can this kind of a person ever really change?
Yes a lot of this is in our hands to do with what we choose...but ultimately it is in the hands of God. He will have the last word as to what happens to this beautiful world He created for us all.
In the meantime we can do our best to live the right life, choosing the right and good things, and praying it is still a decent world for our children and grandchildren.
I love you my wonderful cherished friend,
If all were like you we would live in peace and harmony!
Talk soon,

Chez said...

Darling, I am glad you found this. I thought it was well worth reading. Maybe I will throw it in again later as I really feel that there are many that would benefit.
I know that sometimes when I feel life is a bit like the 'School of Hard Knocks' I look around. Instead of finding someone to blame I go deep within to have a look at myself to see what I can change.
I am smiling as I write this. I see you are online and have just sent me an e-mail or msg on FB.
Seems almost like it is best to continue this conversation in 'real' time so I will see if I can catch you.