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The Language of Animals

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“Even if we do not pay animals much attention, they are a part of our life, and there might be a great deal for us to learn from the life they lead beside us. You speak to an animal, and it pretends not to understand you; in fact, it can understand very well, but when it wants to. We do not know what is going on in an animal’s mind, but perhaps animals know better than we do what is going on in ours. We do not understand them; they are like enigmas set down before us, but they understand us, or more precisely they sense us. At times, when we are trying to attract the attention of certain animals, we have a feeling they are hiding something from us. Why do we have this feeling? Because there may well be astral entities living in them observing us through their eyes. Yes, other living, intelligent creatures may be watching us through the eyes of a dog, a cat or a horse… This is what sometimes gives us the strange feeling that they are more than just animals. In their eyes, we are meeting the gaze of these other entities.”
– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
I admit I am extremely partial to pugs, owning two of them. It’s not the mushy face, the big, soulful eyes, their mischievous personalities, the funny snorting and grunting sounds they make because of their small noses or the fact that they constantly want to cuddle with you all day long and make the most amazing, affectionate pets.  I think the reason why I love them so much is because they are quite easily the most human-like of all the dog-breeds and act like innocent 2-year-old kids. Spend enough time around a pug, and very soon you’ll learn how to understand them and see how they think. I’ve known people who don’t like dogs fall under the charm of the pug within hours. If what Aivanhov says is true about animals, then I am perfectly convinced that pugs are little angels in disguise just for the way they instantly make everyone around them smile.
One thing that has always intrigued me about animals is their intelligence. They have an intelligence all their own and one which we humans don’t have anymore, largely based on instinct. I especially find how they somehow know things in advance, particularly natural disasters most intriguing of all. Apparently ants start carrying away their eggs before earthquakes. Divers have said that during the morning of the Asian tsunami of 2004, there wasn’t a fish to be seen anywhere in the water and in Sri Lanka, apparently as early as 10 days beforehand, elephants were heard screaming and running towards higher ground.
 
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Another talent dogs have is how they can “sniff” a person out, particularly those persons who may not have the best interests of their owners. Many a time I have watched my pugs closely and how they react when I introduce them to someone new, and the smarter one, Berkeley who I consider my wise old man-pug/Yoda wannabe, in consistently correct. If he’s crazy-happy then I know the person is worth knowing, but if he’s reserved or indifferent, then I know that there is something to look out for.
"You don't fool me for a second!"

“You don’t fool me for a second!”

Native, Aboriginal and shamanic cultures all over the world have always said that animals are our brothers and sisters, and that we are to live in respect and in relationship with them. Researchers have said that we actually do share something like over 70% of the same DNA with them. That animals carry medicines, teachings and symbols we would be wise to understand and not dismiss as easily as we do. That’s how the idea of the totem animal came to be in tribal cultures. For example, if you were a Hopi Indian belonging to the snake clan, then the snake offers special teachings to you, special lessons and special medicines and that whenever you have an encounter with a snake, either in real life or in the dream world, to be extra alert, because it’s bringing a message to you from the spirit world. 
Totem poles usually are a sculptural history of the clan or tribe in symbolic form.

Totem poles usually are a sculptural history of the clan or tribe in symbolic form.

I think it’s an idea which we need to revisit and more people need to know about, if anything than to foster more respect to the natural world.
Gone forever now.

Gone forever now.

This past week, the African Western Black Rhino officially became extinct and it really, really bothered me.  My dad grew up in West Bengal during the 1930’s and heard Royal Bengal tigers roar regularly in the jungles outside of some of the villages of Murshidabad. From populating the jungles of Bengal all the way to Indonesia across South-East Asia, they are on their way to extinction now, largely due to idiotic poachers who use animal parts for “traditional medicine” of all things.
Another one on the way out.

Another one on the way out.

I’ve read that tiger’s penises are particularly prized as an aphrodisiac for men in Chinese medicine. To kill such a magnificent creature for the sake of some stupid man who wants to maintain an erection and prove his puny manhood only makes that man an even punier human being in my mind. That’s just one example of many others.
3-piece Valextra suitcase,  priced at $25 000-$35 000 please.

3-piece Valextra suitcase set, priced at $25 000-$35 000 please.

The uber-posh Italian hand-bag company, Valextra used to make luggage out of hippopotamus or elephant skins for the likes of 1950’s jetsetters like Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas. The bar-stools on Onassis’ yacht, the Christina O, were covered with the hides of the foreskin of minke whales. I really think the rich are beyond retarded sometimes.
The old Onassis yacht

The old Onassis yacht which can only be rented out by the uber-rich.

Ecology talks about ecosystems and ecological niches specific species and animals take up in order to maintain the whole. Native thought talks about the Web of Life and like a spider’s web, each strand has its place in keeping the whole. With each species disappearing, it reduces that Web of Life and that, in turn reduces us all.

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Like I posted earlier this month, something strange is happening in the Pacific Basin. The animals are acting very strangely. The normally loud orca whales have stopped singing. Whales in Native thought represent the history and record keepers of this planet, being the largest mammals as well as one of the oldest. They believe whales hold the memories and stories of this planet from the very beginning particularly in their songs. I’m sure if the day came when we all could understand their songs, then their stories would astound us all. 
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Here’s a video of a whale, showing her attitude of gratitude, a lesson we can all learn from. The “Thank You” here is clear enough.
 
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Joy can’t be bought but selfishness can

If you lose all your money, it’s not such a big deal, you can always start over and earn your way back.
If you lose your name and reputation, it’s harder to get it back, but not impossible as long as your work honestly and ethically to rebuild it.
But if you lose your character, you can never get it back.

-My dad

The past few days have been very interesting to observe. Not sure if some of you heard about this, but it would seem a huge cachet of documents have been leaked by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists involving high level personages and secret bank accounts and off-shore accounts of some of the worlds movers and shakers.

Imee Marcos - daughter of Imelda and Ferdinand.Outed!

Imee Marcos – daughter of Imelda and Ferdinand.
Busted!

What’s interesting is that:
A) the information is coming out now à la Truth Vibrations and
B) it’s really been exposing the magnitude and secret relationships in the international financial and banking cartels and how far these uber-wealthy types will go to hide their fortunes and the legal loopholes they use.

The British Virgin Islands is a tax haven hot-spot.

The British Virgin Islands is a tax haven hot-spot.

They make the Nazis who hid their gold in Swiss bank accounts look like troglodytes with respect to the sophistication they now employ. I first heard of the story as a quick news tidbit on CBC radio last week and then the conspiracy websites started picking up the story. Not a single headline in the mainstream media anywhere so of course the usual media black-out is happening. The usual reaction: protect the elites, don’t mention names, pretend nothing happened blah, blah, blah.

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It’s also been interesting to observe the media reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s death and the complete disconnect between what the media has been offering (i.e right-wing pundits glorifying what an amazing woman she was) and the real reaction on the streets of the United Kingdom (i.e flat out jubilation).

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Personally, she rankled my own anarchist and leftist nerves, just like Ronald Reagan and Brian Mulroney from that decade of greed known as the 1980’s. She put 3 million people out of work, labelled Nelson Mandela as a terrorist (She’s in good company. Dick Cheney did the same thing), and had no problem gallivanting with the likes of General Pinochet of Chile and looking the other way while he killed thousands in Chile.

General Pinochet and Maggie Thatcher - birds of a feather flocking together

General Pinochet and Maggie Thatcher – birds of a feather flocking together

What I also find interesting is that Reagan and Thatcher both ended up suffering from severe dementia and/or Alzheimer’s and from what I heard, Mulroney has hit the bottle again…hard.

Reagan, Mulroney and Maggie - Conservatives in force

Reagan, Mulroney and Maggie – Conservatives in force

Meanwhile, you have guys like Fidel Castro, Noam Chomsky and Nelson Mandela still mentally sharp as ever, even at their advanced age…

Mandela and Castro

Mandela and Castro are old friends. While most of the Western world supported the  apartheid years in South Africa, Cuba was one of the very few countries who didn’t.

Politics aside, just thinking out loud but maybe having some concern for a fellow human being might actually have a direct effect on mental and spiritual health? The Greek island of Icaria was once a communist drop-off point, where anarchists, socialists and other leftists were sent off to rot in isolation. The result? Today, Icaria is considered one of the world’s five “Blue Zones” – places where the population regularly lives to an advanced age (one in three make it to their 90s).

Icaria - looks like a great place to live, no?

Icaria – looks like a great place to live, no?

I really do think greed, selfishness and that so-called “competitive edge” drive to win somehow has a way of shriveling the heart, in contracts blood vessels into the heart and thus, the brain. On the other hand, have you noticed that when you’re being cooperative, giving and selfless, it somehow leads to joy? It expands the heart and dilates your entire being.

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I’ve never understood people who are insanely wealthy and powerful who always wanted more. Even while they claim to give generously to charities, I don’t think you can really selectively be a shark-like son-of-a-bitch in your working life and then be some philanthropist during “selective” other moments of your life. It’s a way of being. You’re really one way naturally or the other. Or not.

Corporate douche bag Conrad Black

Corporate douche bag Conrad Black

Even if you have enough to insure that 7 generations after you will be millionaires and never have to worry for anything, when is enough, enough? This insatiability leads me to believe that economic and financial security isn’t really the issue here at all. It’s deeper than that. It’s a sort of sickness. Mentally, something is off. It’s based on fear. It’s not a fear of poverty either. I think it’s a fear of not sticking out anymore, of not being seen, of not being admired by others, of not mattering anymore.

Barbara Amiel - Conrad Black's wife. She famously quipped to Vogue magazine that she had "an extravagance which knows no bounds". read any of her columns and you'll quickly detect what an ugly person she really is.

Barbara Amiel – Conrad Black’s wife. She famously quipped to Vogue magazine that she had “an extravagance which knows no bounds”. Read any of her columns and you’ll quickly detect what an ugly person she really is.

I can’t think of a sadder way to live, to have such an insecurity constantly with you. We were never supposed to be defined by what we own and have accumulated. We are supposed to be defined by our actions, what we give and put out there and our experiences. In this respect, I sometimes think some animals are more “human” than humans.

If these examples of animals and cross-species friendships are anything to go by, things are changing in the animal world. That means things can and are going to change in the human world.
Soon.

Dolphin playfully riding a whale, as sighted in Hawaii

Dolphin playfully riding a whale, as sighted in Hawaii

Categories: Ascension, Ch-ch-ch-changes, Conspirio, Politico, Pop culture, Raise your EQ, This is why the planet is screwed up | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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