Beyond PSI Daily

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A few words for Hemingway the Turtle

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber -

Totally out of the blue, I got a lesson on Red-Eared Slider Turtles.

We met Hemingway on a recent trip to the Ozarks. Hemingway is the resident pet and greeter at a book and toy store and he loves his job. What does he love?

Plain and simple: Hemingway loves being the center of attention.

How did he get this cushy gig? We asked the folks behind the counter who told us he actually started out thinking he was a dog. Named Fido, he palled around with several canines before finding a home at the store.

When I connected with Hemingway, I asked if he liked his home? At first he didn't respond but after a few seconds he sensed me and gazed in my direction. He replied, very surprised. "You are talking to me? No one ever talks to me."

I rephrased my question and asked if he liked his space. I projected my thought to him and let him know I would try to hear him and, yes, I was talking to him. He said he yes, liked his space and told me there were some who fed him more than others. I asked how he came to the story and he told me he ran away and they caught him.

I ended the conversation at that point and walked away to shop.

We came back to check out and started talking about the turtle and the comment was made that he might be better in the bigger tank at Bass Pro. I suggested having an Animal Communicator connect with Hemingway to ask him about himself. The response was simply to know what food he liked.

So I asked him. We thought together for a moment and he gave me an image of flakes or dry stuff it seemed to be a shrimp flavor. YES. He likes the shrimp food. They hadn't given him any recently.

What happened then is how it helped us to see that he was an active participant in the exchange. Hemingway became animated. He knew I was trying to help and moved from the perch he had been sitting on to swim directly in front of me and then quickly returned to the perch and look pointedly at the two women standing behind his tank as I spoke for him and said he liked "gummy worms." It made no sense to me but they immediately responded. Yes, he gets worms in his diet. 

As we spoke, he was directing his actions toward them, moving his head to nod at each one, saying - "Do you hear this? Are you listening. She is telling you what I said."

His behavior at this point was in direct contrast to the activity he exhibited earlier when we came into the store. Before we began talking with the clerks, he had been quietly sitting on the floating station in his tank.

At the mention of who feeds him more, one person admitted to forgetting on occasion. He didn't have anything negative to say about that other than to say he knows the difference in his caregivers. Also explains the occasional missing shrimp, goldfish, etc. He eats when he is hungry and he considers it a game.

Is there anything special that he likes? He says he likes to run. (At that time, I didn't know he had been raised with dogs.) And the clerks told me he loves to entertain the children and swims for them. Hemingway agreed. He loves being the center of attention and seeing the activity is fun for him too. He feels the energy and the excitement.

Although the bigger space at Bass Pro might sound like a good alternative, if Hemingway can remain in his special area, he really does have a better life. He has been raised as a pet. The world he knows is interactive and humans are part of his tribe. He is given constant care, attention and interaction.

Losing that would be stressful and could actually make him depressed at the loss of his "friends". However, his keepers will have to determine the best home for Hemingway.

I wanted to help Hemingway so this is what we did. We donated a book on Red Slider turtles to offer tips on diet and habitat and health information. And we donated a tarp and fence to give Hemingway a chance to get out and romp around (like he used to with his canine pals) and for a playtime diversion and exercise.

He is a wonderful animal care advocate and mascot for the store and could be very helpful if he were incorporated into presentations or mini-sessions on pet care, environment and ecology. Giving him a job description and an employee status in the Public Relations and Marketing Department provides funding for his care and habitat.

I really enjoyed meeting Hemingway and kept my questions to a minimum. He does like his space and wants to stay there. The concern was that his tank would be too small. So we got the book to address some basic care issues.

Hemingway, rather than relocation to a place where he would lose his special status, could benefit from a few improvements. But that doesn't come from me. It's all in the turtle care book.

We learn so much when we connect with our animal kin. The presence of Hemingway, the red-eared slider turtle - who knows he is unique, gives us an incentive and an opportunity to learn more.

We can also better appreciate the importance of preserving an environment where nature can survive and humans and animals can thrive.

Animals appreciate it when we learn how to listen and hear them. I tried to talk to him and just let him choose to respond or not. When we did connect he requested that I maintain eye contact. He wanted to read my energy and reaction to determine for himself if I was really paying attention to him. Truly, a king in his world.

Hemingway the Red-Eared Slider Turtle

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A curious thing, Channeling

Everywhere ... and here, I AM.

When I actively engage with my nightlights, I channel. The constant blinking presence is a reminder that all continues no matter how I choose to use my time. I can choose to connect or not - and I am still "connected"...  ...  ... 

The guides suggest the state is similar to choosing to be an awakened and interactive participant vs. a sleepwalker or, as referred to in the current stream of creative overload flotsam: a zombie.

Humor is a good thing to take along for the ride. 

Channeling prepares and awakens one to the finer points of telepathy and introduces the practitioner to the challenges of sorting through the varied levels of content to discern the difference between creation, projection and reflection.

Telepathy is such an efficient way to convey information. It would seem to be a sort of universal knowing without a traditional language form – thus, there are few words loaded with baggage to muddle the message.

Some bits of information are so incredibly dense there is no language to relate them. They are received in a process that might be described or compared to osmosis or implantation. Some refer to it as a download. The knowing is simply available without effort, desire or request on the part of the receiver.

While channeling does impact and involve a metamorphosis in the essence of the individual, it is primarily an extraordinary mind/consciousness adventure. Some channels are more publicly known while others work outside of mainstream view.

(An example of one channel who has a higher public profile: Bashar.  The link connects to the film "Bashar - The Legacy" on Vimeo)

Euphoria in the connection is beyond compare and the temptation to allow that relationship to become a substitute for living is a very real pitfall. While the experience is unique to each individual – given the level of the channeled connection – desire for external sensory distorting or enhancing stimulation of all kinds – dissolves. 

There is no need to amp it up because it is self-sustaining and energizing beyond our capacity to duplicate at this level.

For the seeker, there is so much information available when in that energy stream it can be difficult to separate or step away and continue with life in the former sense because one has become illuminated to a greater awareness and a larger sense of knowing.
At the onset, reluctance to separate can be due to fear that the connection will not be restored or is a temporary state. Reestablishing balance in the present life engagement will be a challenge.
Illumination that can be delivered via channeling is intense and transformative. Awareness floods into knowing without impediment. Expansion liberates one from the illusory confines of separation and ALL is revealed as ONE.

Transcendence is instantaneous and permanent. Likening it to the burst of a Supernova, nothing remains that has been untouched by this multidimensional reconfiguration. 

It takes years to integrate the experience and even then residual enlightenment nuances continue to rise to the surface when triggered in the fluctuation of energy of the moment.

How to go about life as usual when one has found a connection that reveals a portion of the inner workings of the mystery, when life is now seen as extraordinary and miracles are part of the equation rather than exceptions to the “rule”. Each determines his own path.

A common hurdle - getting caught up and allowing something or someone else (an outside or external source) to hijack and assume the primary leadership role in one’s life, abdicating free will and transferring personal power to another simply because that source seems to have better answers for living. It can be very tempting to let something else call the shots. But it doesn’t get one off the hook for his own karma.    

No matter how brilliant, how beautiful, how loving the nature of the content, channeling is a tool, an information stream, a refresher, a renourishment, a teaching one can tune into and choose to allow, deny, refer to or dismiss and not a source to worship or lay blame upon.

One is still accountable for his choices, actions and methods of relating, conveying, and transmitting whatever wisdom comes about as a result. And one remains a human on the path, engaged in his own journey of awakening, learning and unlearning, acquiring and releasing. Life lessons are still the focal point.

The seduction is very real, given this wondrous connection, to step back and away to simply sit and bask and avail oneself to engage the enigma of the stream for as many hours exist in the incarnation, the euphoria in the linking with that non-physical, divine source element is that ecstatically intense and spiritually profound. Rapture is an understatement.

The alternative is to assimilate and integrate the life enhancing sustenance in the abundant flow of source energy given, share what is relevant, life supporting, liberating and empowering and weave it into individual creation as each continues to grow, expand, transcend, ascend; to simply allow that perfection has called that which we see as manifestation into being to explore ONE through ALL unique manner and form of awareness.

Lessons abound and magic is everywhere, waiting to be recovered. Channeling can be a crutch or a liberator. Via channeling, one can tap into the siren call of the soul – singing the spark home to the light of being – while dancing in wonder all the way. There is no right way to be or do, there is simply evolution in the knowing: no thing lasts forever, and yet, ALL-that-IS/ONE … is eternal.

That’s the ride I signed on for. To understand … is to live! Aloha!