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Old 01-24-2010, 03:26 PM   #601
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:30 PM   #602
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A Story of Love, Compassion, Friendship & Loyalty

About eight years ago a wild Australian Sulphur Crested Cockatoo flew into a car and broke its wing. The motorist took it to the Vet in Nerang , Queensland , who had to amputate the wing.

We adopted her - for which we needed a National Parks and Wildlife permit -
and kept her in a cage outside where she was often visited by wild Cockatoos.
One of the things that impressed us was how she would push lettuce leaves through the bars of the cage, offering food to visitors.
Last Sunday 23 July 2006, she again had a visitor.



As usual he spent a lot of time sitting on the cage with a tamper proof latch.



There was a lot of talking and grooming.
A bloke has to look presentable when courting a bird!



Things got interesting when he approached the front door. . . ....



The clever fellow figured out how to undo the tamper proof latch!



He opened the door for a lot of mutual grooming and food sharing...



Oooh that's nice! Scratch a bit more on that side, dear...



He was not shy to get into the cage and would go in and out a number of times.



They mated!



Later on, the whole extended family came visiting
but the special mate was back every day so far.



We leave the door open during the day but if we forget, it doesn't matter -
cockatoos have intelligence that rival primates.
Because she has only one wing, she stays inside or just sits on top. Guess what happened next...


The Babies

At first it seemed as though he was annoyed because she did not fly off with him and he would squawk a lot. He soon came to understand that she could not fly so he just stayed. However, she was no longer returning to her cage. The two of them would stay in the trees in our garden and because the yard is well fenced, they were safe from dogs but the neighbor�s cat is not kept indoors at night and we often have to chase it away. Chances are the cat would come off second best in a confrontation with a Cockatoo but at night cats remain a danger because they could stalk a sleeping bird on the ground.



Cockatoos make their nests in hollow logs but we noticed the male hard at work
digging a hole under a clump of Lilly Pilly trees. We put down a hollow log for them but they just ignored us. The nest he dug was a hole with a short tunnel leading off to where she laid her eggs. Once there were eggs in the nest, the male became extremely aggressive. You better not get near the nest or he will take chunks of flesh from your foot. It was difficult to take these pictures because I literally had to steal them while running away from the male.



We kept a vigil to see how things were progressing.
They took turns incubating the eggs and covering the tunnel.
After about three weeks, the eggs hatched.
Have a careful look at this picture and try to spot the bit of yellow fluff.



Whenever Mum & Dad Cockatoo leave the nest, we try to get a look
but you have to do it while running because Dad Cockatoo is chasing you!



Second lap running around the Lilly Pilly trees!



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Old 01-24-2010, 04:49 PM   #603
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #604
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What a wonderful story about Baxter, the care-dog, Mudra. The animals do bring the love and beauty to our world.

Several years ago my sister was in the hospital gravely ill. Her huge food- loving cat would not eat, would not go out to his garden. He had not ever acted like this when she was away travelling. I took Tux to hospital with permission (Dr. said "Sure, just don't let him bring chocolates...".) He looked at her, she looked at him, a brightness filled the room. Took him back to her place and he went for his bowl and he went to his garden. And sister was out of the hospital soon after that.


One Christmas, sister and I visited a small nursing home with a few gifts for the residents. The atmosphere was joyful, and maybe so because of the animals there. Just inside the front door a parrot on a perch yelled out "Hello, How Are You!!!!!". A big yellow lab followed us around. And some contented cats lounged here and there as cats are known to do.

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:34 AM   #605
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Thank you Bushy .. a touching story

The self-esteem of a human (or animal) increases exponentially when they are receiving unconditional love from even one person. It is a wonderful thing to be exactly who and what you are and be loved for all of it!

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:15 PM   #607
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If you become more sensitive to beauty, to poetry, that means your love has blossomed. And all the energy that has been left by fear, anger and hate, will be taken over by your love, your sensitivity, your compassion, your creativity. This is the whole alchemy of changing base metals into gold.

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:30 PM   #608
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Brendan Perry`s musical diamond...

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Thanks Oliver - Dreamy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHqAllSQ_eM
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You are welcomed, PY!
Indeed, sublime music.
Touches deeply.

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Old 01-25-2010, 05:46 PM   #611
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The self-esteem of a human (or animal) increases exponentially when they are receiving unconditional love from even one person. It is a wonderful thing to be exactly who and what you are and be loved for all of it!

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WOW, as always Mudra, your words have touched my heart!!!
for you my dear...


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Old 01-25-2010, 08:45 PM   #612
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mudra, I hope this story is ok it's a little long but I think very good. I call it

The Folded Napkin... A Truckers Story

If this doesn't light your fire ... Your wood is wet! It takes place at a truck stop. here it is...


I try not to be biased, but I had my doubts about hiring Stevie. His
placement counselor assured me that he would be a good, reliable busboy.

But I had never had a mentally handicapped employee and wasn't sure I wanted
one. I wasn't sure how my customers would react to Stevie.

He was short, a little dumpy with the smooth facial features and
thick-tongued speech of Downs Syndrome. I wasn't worried about most of my
trucker customers because truckers don't generally care who buses tables as
long as the meatloaf platter is good and the pies are homemade.

The four-wheeler drivers were the ones who concerned me; the mouthy college
kids traveling to school; the yuppie snobs who secretly polish their
silverware with their napkins for fear of catching some dreaded 'truck stop
germ' the pairs of white-shirted business men on expense accounts who think
every truck stop waitress wants to be flirted with. I knew those people
would be uncomfortable around Stevie so I closely watched him for the first
few weeks.

I shouldn't have worried. After the first week, Stevie had my staff wrapped
around his stubby little finger, and within a month my truck regulars had
adopted him as their official truck stop mascot.

After that, I really didn't care what the rest of the customers thought of
him. He was like a 21-year-old kid in blue jeans and Nikes, eager to laugh
and eager to please, but fierce in his attention to his duties. Every salt
and pepper shaker was exactly in its place, not a bread crumb or coffee
spill was visible when Stevie got done with the table. Our only problem was
persuading him to wait to clean a table until after the customers were
finished. He would hover in the background, shifting his weight from one
foot to the other, scanning the dining room until a table was empty. Then he
would scurry to the empty table and carefully bus dishes and glasses onto
his cart and meticulously wipe the table up with a practiced flourish of his
rag. If he thought a customer was watching, his brow would pucker with added
concentration. He took pride in doing his job exactly right, and you had to
love how hard he tried to please each and every person he met.

Over time, we learned that he lived with his mother, a widow who was
disabled after repeated surgeries for cancer. They lived on their Social
Security benefits in public housing two miles from the truck stop. Their
social worker, who stopped to check on him every so often, admitted they had
fallen between the cracks.. Money was tight, and what I paid him was
probably the difference between them being able to live together and Stevie
being sent to a group home. That's why the restaurant was a gloomy place
that morning last August, the first morning in three years that Stevie
missed work.

He was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester getting a new valve or something put
in his heart. His social worker said that people with Downs Syndrome often
have heart problems at an early age so this wasn't unexpected, and there was
a good chance he would come through the surgery in good shape and be back at
work in a few months.

A ripple of excitement ran through the staff later that morning when word
came that he was out of surgery, in recovery, and doing fine.

Frannie, the head waitress, let out a war hoop and did a little dance in the
aisle when she heard the good news.

Marvin Ringers, one of our regular trucker customers, stared at the sight of
this 50-year-old grandmother of four doing a victory shimmy beside his table


Frannie blushed, smoothed her apron and shot Marvin a withering look.

He grinned. 'OK, Frannie, what was that all about?' he asked.

'We just got word that Stevie is out of surgery and going to be okay.'

'I was wondering where he was. I had a new joke to tell him. What was the
surgery about?'

Frannie quickly told Marvin and the other two drivers sitting at his booth
about Stevie's surgery, then sighed: ' Yeah, I'm glad he is going to be OK,'
she said. 'But I don't know how he and his Mom are going to handle all the
bills. >From what I hear, they're barely getting by as it is.' Marvin nodded
thoughtfully, and Frannie hurried off to wait on the rest of her tables.
Since I hadn't had time to round up a busboy to replace Stevie and really
didn't want to replace him, the girls were busing their own tables that day
until we decided what to do.

After the morning rush, Frannie walked into my office. She had a couple of
paper napkins in her hand and a funny look on her face.

'What's up?' I asked.

' I didn't get that table where Marvin and his friends were sitting cleared
off after they left, and Pete and Tony were sitting there when I got back to
clean it off,' she said.. 'This was folded and tucked under a coffee cup.'

She handed the napkin to me, and three $20 bills fell onto my desk when I
opened it. On the outside, in big, bold letters, was printed 'Something For
Stevie.'

' Pete asked me what that was all about,' she said, 'so I told him about
Stevie and his Mom and everything , and Pete looked at Tony and Tony looked
at Pete, and they ended up giving me this.' She handed me another paper
napkin that had 'Something For Stevie' scrawled on its outside. Two $50
bills were tucked within its folds. Frannie looked at me with wet, shiny
eyes, shook her head and said simply: 'truckers.'

That was three months ago. Today is Thanksgiving, the first day Stevie is
supposed to be back to work.

His placement worker said he's been counting the days until the doctor said
he could work, and it didn't matter at all that it was a holiday. He called
10 times in the past week, making sure we knew he was coming, fearful that
we had forgotten him or that his job was in jeopardy. I arranged to have his
mother bring him to work. I then met them in the parking lot and invited
them both to celebrate his day back.

Stevie was thinner and paler, but couldn't stop grinning as he pushed
through the doors and headed for the back room where his apron and busing
cart were waiting.

' Hold up there, Stevie, not so fast,' I said. I took him and his mother by
their arms. 'Work can wait for a minute. To celebrate your coming back,
breakfast for you and your mother is on me!' I led them toward a large
corner booth at the rear of the room.

I could feel and hear the rest of the staff following behind as we marched
through the dining room. Glancing over my shoulder, I saw booth after booth
of grinning truckers empty and join the procession. We stopped in front of
the big table. Its surface was covered with coffee cups, saucers and dinner
plates, all sitting slightly crooked on dozens of folded paper n napkins.
'First thing you have to do, Stevie, is clean up this mess,' I said. I tried
to sound stern.

Stevie looked at me, and then at his mother, then pulled out one of the
napkins. It had 'Something for Stevie' printed on the outside. As he picked
it up, two $10 bills fell onto the table.

Stevie stared at the money, then at all the napkins peeking from beneath the
tableware, each with his name printed or scrawled on it. I turned to his
mother. 'There's more than $10,000 in cash and checks on that table, all
from truckers and trucking companies that heard about your problems. " Happy
Thanksgiving."

Well, it got real noisy about that time, with everybody hollering and
shouting, and there were a few tears, as well.

But you know what's funny? While everybody else was busy shaking hands and
hugging each other, Stevie, with a big smile on his face, was busy clearing
all the cups and dishes from the table.

Best worker I ever hired...

Plant a seed and watch it grow.... Isn't that what you say mudra !!!

If you shed a tear, hug yourself, because you Are a compassionate person.


Trooly,


Tango


P.S. Stan, Thank you, for sending this article to me... Love ya... hope it makes the point...

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:14 PM   #613
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Oooh Tango ....what a beautifull compassionate story posted here by a compassionnate man .
Yes it did bring a tear out ..When you think about it ...the inbalance of the world
is there as a call to bring the best out of ourselves ..
Our point of equilibrium is our Heart ..The more we are grounded into it the more
at peace we feel ..Peace within is peace without .
Thank you

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Old 01-26-2010, 11:18 PM   #617
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On Bushy's request

Abwoon .. a tribute to our dear sister Day



Day has left us beaufifull native american wisdom on this thread :

http://www.projectavalon.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15101

We love you Day
Wherever you are now I know you are shining your Light .
May you see you again one blessed day in Avalon.

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Thank you for that mudra. In listening to Abwoon, the words 'Divine Harmonics' came to me. I then youtubed divine harmonics in hopes of finding a video to post here and this is what jumped out at me:


Human Harmonics ~ Pt 1 The Journey Within ~ Raising Our Vibration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC6F4xd4tuE

Today was the first day for a week here where we could actually see the sunset.
I jumped on the chance to go sit outside and sungaze while it was setting, I've missed connecting with the sun and Earth that way.

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:56 AM   #619
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Thank you, Dear Mudra. It is a very exquisite version of Abwoon. And to Day, thanks always for such inspiratation.

Thank you, Firedrake, for such a wonderful following to that. The Abwoon is Divine Harmonics. And the video you brought us raising vibration is beautiful. So appropriate as we rise. It's growing.

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Thank you Firedrake .. I love the way you dive in the love flow and bring these pearls of wisdom to the surface

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Always a heart empowering visit to this thread..


Thank you, with every bit of my heart. Your energy is beautiful and this world is better to have known it.

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