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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett is produced by Empower Radio and featured on empoweradio, iheart, itunes, stitcher and various independent youtube channels. Programs cover a wide range of Mind-Body-Spirit/Alternative Awareness/PSI topics, including: Consciousness, UFO, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Energy Medicine.

Ongoing personal experiences with extraordinary and unexplained seen/unseen phenomena underscore my belief in a world abundant with wonders we haven't yet begun to fathom.

Experiencers, via their unique encounters, give us glimpses and clues to what potentials creation has yet to reveal when we are willing to listen to the call of the muse and curious enough to table our fear and explore the unknown inner and outer limits of being.

And the answers are there, teasing us in quirks, quarks and fantastic anomalies.

My proof
- and that is the whole point of this reality thing being very personal and unique to the individual experiencer - the light beside me goes off for a moment and then comes on again as I am composing this introduction, underscoring the "quirk" factor and the representation of the ever-present, unseen support in this adventure.

Thank you for your interest and for listening. I hope you enjoy the shows! - wendy ... and the nightlights ;)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Animal Spirit - Alex the Bird

Alex was an amazing bird - and he had an amazing connection with his human keepers. His story is mind boggling, but I don't see it as an exception. I see it as expressing a potential each soul has access to when given divine whatever form.

As a bird - he was limited to certain methods of communicating, but he was able to master concepts that - prior to his achievements - had been considered impossible for avians. I view them as improbable because what he was required to master is not useful in his natural setting. Nor is there incentive. It became useful in his artificial setting.

And Alex thrived in an improbable setting. Asked to behave as a human - rather than a bird, he excelled - given his bird status. And his mastery is to be admired.

But - in the end - Alex was a bird. When he had achieved all he needed to achieve to prove us inadequate in our labeling of what is possible for Avians, he flew the coup. I believe his incentive - his inspiration to shatter stereotypes, was his human caretaker and companion: Dr. Irene Pepperburg.

I believe - on some level - she chose him to be her life's masterpiece and he knew it. They shared an energetic a bond, a soul connection, love.

I believe he adored her - and the affection she showered him with, in addition to the affection he received from others in his research environ. The result: he blossomed, he excelled, he performed. He also had a soul with a spirit connection. When his contract was up...he flew.

His legacy: Avians are capable of far more than we ever knew; or, for that matter, have any clue about at present. Alex is the first to give us solid gold, scientific evidence having a "birdbrain" can be an asset.

The real goal for humans is to value unconditionally all of our fellow earth co-cohabitants, without having the need for science to convince us of their practical worth, given our short-sighted standards. We value only that which is capable of demonstrating it has the potential to behave like us. Even that value is conditional; our subconscious preference seems to require a twin.

As for Alex. He's a free soul....his spirit is alive and a new form. Dr. Irene will most likely hear from him again.