The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Welcoming

Where have all the beautiful creatures gone? There has been concern for some time now about many different animals and plants species dying off. Recently - on news programs has been reported an alarming decrease in the number of bees.

This is something I have known about for some time. We all know that bees can be a little bit annoying sometimes and for some people actually dangerous and yet when you consider how, by their very needs and existence, they provide food for us by pollinating plants that we eat and through that pollination gather what they need to keep their fellow bees going and new generations to arrive we can see how valuable they are for us and simply to live in existence with each other.

How can we encourage the bees that we welcome them - this is the key.

If we are going to experience a thriving plant community so that we can eat and that other species can thrive because of the interconnectivity we have with bees and other species we must learn how to welcome them.

It is not sufficient to simply say - well, there are Africanized bees and they frighten us. We cannot simply dispose of whole colonies of bees and groups of other animals simply because we do not understand how they fit into our lives.

What can we do though - I am not here to point fingers at anyone saying that they are bad. What can we do to welcome the bees?

This is what I recommend - you have perhaps been welcomed somewhere or you have welcomed others to your home, to your office or to your life.

See if you can capture that feeling - meaning imagine being welcomed or imagine welcoming as you have welcomed before.

Hold that feeling within you and while you maintain the feeling - it is vital that you maintain the feeling - simply say, "I welcome all species of beings on this planet who are interdependent with human beings and with whom human beings are interdependent with."

It won't be easy because you will have to speak while you maintain a physical feeling. The words do not have to be precise but it is helpful.

I do not recommend that you have a picture of a bee or you imagine a bee. It is more important to say some version of the words while you maintain the feeling.

Now - in order to do this in the best possible way I recommend that the words be said outdoors where bees in energy might live, if not in the season that you are in, perhaps you are experiencing winter - then at some point.

If there are bees or other stinging creatures around and you are concerned for your well being you can say it indoors - that's also alright. This is what I recommend though in the case of bees.

Now there may be other animals or even plant species that you feel a kindred spirit with or that you feel because of their no longer being, many of them, that you feel their loss. You can do the same thing but you see - the need to do it may not be necessary there.

The request that you are making out loud and the feeling of welcoming welcomes all species. So I'm going to say that it will work for all species for which the species themselves might be interdependent with human beings but also and perhaps more importantly here in this case, for which human beings are dependent upon.

Give it a try, see if it works for you. Goodlife for you all and goodnight.

2 comments:

sushil yadav said...

You have written about destruction of animal and plant species on this planet. In this context I want to post a part from my article which deals with similar issues.

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.



A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.



Fast visuals/ words make slow emotions extinct.

Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys emotional circuits.

A fast (large) society cannot feel pain / remorse / empathy.

A fast (large) society will always be cruel to Animals/ Trees/ Air/ Water/ Land and to Itself.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

PlanetSave

EarthNewsWire

sushil_yadav

Robert Shapiro said...

Sushil, thank you for your well thought out and well explained comment.

It is good that you are communicating these things about feelings. I don't really think about the word emotions too much. Feelings after all are a physical reality and therefore can be noticed by all who have feelings and I believe all do.

I am happy that you are interested in these matters and that you are pursuing them on your own and sharing them with others.

Goodlife.