GAZEHOUND'S ANIMAL COMMUNICATION NEWSOVERSOULS AND INTER-CONNECTEDNESS
Keeping in touch with the animals....
and the people who love them
Keeping in touch with the animals....
and the people who love them
In the year 1997 there was a short-lived television series on the Fox network called The Visitor. The show starred John Corbett (Northern Exposure, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, et. al.), and was a tale of a 50-year-long alien abductee who returned to earth with the wisdom gained from his extraterrestrial teachers. It was actually quite a good show; I can recall being disappointed that it only lasted one season.
One detail that made a great impression on me, and stays in my mind today, was the line often spoken by the protagonist, Adam MacArthur, that all life is connected. (More accurately: Living things give off a specific energy.... All life is connected, you just have to open your eyes.)
The concept of the connected nature of all life is not a new one, nor was it isolated to an obscure '90s sci-fi series. It is, in fact, a realization that is ancient, and one that is growing exponentially in this age we currently find ourselves in. There is an increasing acceptance throughout the world of phenomena such as the psychic sciences and animal communication, and with that a blossoming certainty that we are not isolated individuals, species, or even life-kingdoms on this planet. Nor, in fact, are we an isolated planet, according to many who expand upon the thought. We are all a part, each special in his own way, of a huge interlinked family; members of one vast body of life.
Spring Farm CARES, in upstate New York ( http://www.springfarmcares.org), puts out a periodic magazine that is aptly entitled All That Is. The animals at Spring Farm, and their caretakers, have been celebrating this connection to all life for quite a few years now. Many animal communicators, in fact, are growing in this realization. I think most, in time, will reach a point that, no matter where they started, they will know in their hearts that we are all part of one another, part of the vast unity that is Life. It is this connection, in fact, that facilitates the telepathic communication between species that so many are growing to enjoy.
An aspect of this inter-connectedness that has amazed me at times, and been a help and a tool to my communication work, is the concept of Oversouls. Penelope Smith, in her book WHEN ANIMALS SPEAK, introduces the concept of the group soul or oversoul:
I have found that all species and groups that operate in harmony for a common task have leaders who coordinate activity and keep a link, telepathic or otherwise, with the rest of the group. They may have a physically present leader and/or a discarnate, spiritual leader sometimes referred to as an oversoul. You can address any animals, from elephants to snakes to termites as individuals and experience communication with them. You may also address the oversoul or group or species leader, through communicating with an individual of the group or with the oversoul directly.
When Animals Speak, pg. 20The first time I read this part of Penelope's book, the concept fascinated me. The more I think about life's interconnection, the more sense the idea of Oversouls makes. If in fact all life is connected, and my own experiences certainly bear this concept out in practicality, then having a being or individual that can tap you in to a species consciousness, or being able to communicate directly with that species consciousness itself, is a logical extension of the idea.
The most obvious, and fascinating (although it was a bit startling when it first began) application I've enjoyed along these lines was when working with wild deer. Everyone who is on the highways in many remote areas of the North America is familiar with the unsettling sight of road kill deer -- those beautiful souls who don't make it across the road in time. When I was pet sitting regularly, and on the road nearly every evening, the frequent sight of carcasses and the worry that I might myself be involved in a deer accident was always in the back of my mind. The fact that we had actually hit a deer many years ago added experiential sadness to the concern.
I decided to give the idea of the Oversoul a try. It surprised me at how easy it was to contact the Deer Consciousness. I am not sure whether I was speaking with a particular species leader, or the collected consciousness of all deer, but I came to refer to the voice which greeted me as Mother Deer. I began speaking to her before heading out on the road, and while driving, during peak deer running seasons, and asked her to keep her children safe while I traveled, and out of danger of being hit by my car (or other cars around me). Soon after I began having these conversations, I was met by a rather unsettling phenomenon!
As I'd drive along, wherever there were deer in the field, they would come racing toward the road and stop short just before running out in front of my car. They'd then stand and stare at me as I drove past. It was quite heart-stopping, and not entirely in a pleasant way! I had to contact Mother Deer again to ask that her kids please not do that. As much as I appreciated the acknowledgement, it was impossible to quell the moment of panic as I saw them rush out of the twilight toward me!
Once we worked out our balance of emotions and needs, driving during peak deer times became a much more relaxed situation. Even though I'm no longer pet sitting, I will still send love and respect to the deer through Mother, and ask her to reinforce my request with them, to help keep all of us safe.
Animal communicators have relayed stories about working with the Oversoul concept in other ways, too. It can be helpful in communicating with herd animals, sending peace-making requests swarms of insects, pouring healing upon the creatures of the oceans ... the applications are numerous and wonderful.
All life is connected ... and it's an honor and privilege to celebrate the connection with you.
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Hope everyone has a glorious summer!
PREE'S TALK-TO-ME TIPS
Pree's thoughts this month are sparked by her own recent minor difficulties ... an infection that made it necessary to confine her in a part of the house away from her mother and brother. When a human begins to communicate more closely with their animal friends, there are bound to be times when disagreements arise. At first, when I told Pree it would be necessary to isolate her, she wasn't at all pleased at the prospect. After a day or two, though, considering how yucky she was feeling, she was glad to have the quiet time ... plus she was in an area that humans regularly occupied, so it wasn't like she was devoid of company. She tells me both in thought and action that her little spot became a haven for her, and she is happy to admit that I was right ... "this time". (In fact, now that she's been "released", she frequently goes back into her spot on her own, just to enjoy the fact that it's still "hers".)
Sometimes it's necessary to do things to and for our animals that they would not choose for themselves. This often involves some sort of health necessity. Pree's suggestion is to try to talk it over with your friend as clearly as possible, and be sure to explain to them why your choices are necessary. Include visual thoughts about what the new routine will be, and how it will benefit them in the long-run. Sometimes a little telepathic preparation makes a "bitter pill" ("Ha ha, get it?") easier to swallow.
Before we close, Pree is nudging me to ask everyone to send out a HAPPY BIRTHDAY thought to her mother, Sachet! Sachet is 15 years old today (and doesn't look a day over seven, I might add). You can see photos of Sachet in the "4-Leggeds" section of the http://www.gazehound.com web space.
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