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I see a tree!

Postby goldieflower » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:22 pm

After fifty years ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cpUnUUQ ... r_embedded


There's some talk about animals in the questions forum, so I thought I'd post a few of my recent favorite animal story links. Here's more:


http://news.yahoo.com/watch-wild-gorill ... 05855.html


http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/m ... ories.html



But Baby wasn't done. She returned to save the family's five other dogs, dragging out one that was hiding underneath a bed.

http://now.msn.com/baby-the-pit-bull-ha ... -from-fire

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Postby treasuretheday » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:04 pm

Amazing, Goldieflower! What wonderful work that casino owner is doing on behalf of gorillas! I never would have put two and two together: Gorilla rescue by jet-setting casino mogul! I love the writer's comment about the endangered gorilla populations- these lives "are worth honoring and protecting." Indeed. Beautiful!
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Postby goldieflower » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:52 pm

When my husband read the story of Baby rescuing her family, he said, "A human would not do that."

It's an amazing dream ... :)
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Postby goldieflower » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:52 pm

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Postby SandyJoy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:55 pm

So precious, so sad, so sweet, so dear. Perhaps we are so moved by these animals is that we see our own soul there. And there is something in a dog that is, I am sure, a glimmer of that which is within us, although, usually buried under 'the man' and almost imperceptible.

But, when we look at dogs the recognition of our own true self is seen in them. We see what we really are, the heart of us that was long put away and covered up---we see our self there as our original self and our nobel character that we have long since hidden away.

The dog is filled with all those qualities attributes of God; they display loyalty, courage, forgiveness, vulnerability, jubilance in love and sheer unashamed happiness for life and the small things. We see an open honest sincerity, a devotion so deep that they would walk miles and miles to get back to their lost beloved.

What else? An excellent sense of observation, a keen intuition, alert even when at rest. They radiate and live sympathy, contentment, gratitude, faith, strength and gentleness. They are intelligent but know when to yield to things, they let go with out fear and trust without reason. They are daring, brave, will give their life for those they love.

Unbound from their fury forms, these qualities of character live on, the spirit is deathless even after they are gone. They haven't an evil bone in their body. Magnificent educators. In the spirit of dogs we are seeing our own true self, we respond to what we recognize as a higher form of good and that goodness (Godliness) is within us. Somewhere, some place inside, we see our genuine self, the one we were before the world beliefs smothered the light of a true heart within us.

Here in the soul and spirit of the dog, revealed in the dog's display of affection and unpretentious, authentic, straightforward expression as dog, we see the divine attributes of what we are; the restored child-heart of us.

And yes, perhaps just the pure synchronicity and metaphor of as Life telling us the Truth; no coincidence that Dog is God spelled backwards.

Thanks Goldieflower for the gentle reminder of where we are going, what we are looking for and what we shall find.
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Postby treasuretheday » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:25 pm

Wow, SandyJoy! Just wow! Fantastic little essay!
Okay, now you have to write a book about Dogs AND Cats, as our spiritual icons, mentors, companions, illustrated with your beautiful art. You must! :lol:

SandyJoy wrote:sheer unashamed happiness for life
Yes, and complete forgetfulness of self that allows them to be present so fully. Dogs & cats don't fret over bad hair days, or if they're getting fat, or if they look funny when they run down the block. They wallow in joy with carefree abandon!
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Postby SandyJoy » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:03 pm

:lol: :D

Big hugs Treasure!
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Postby treasuretheday » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:25 pm

Got your hug, SJ! Thanks!

Goldieflower, I got so involved in SJ's writing, I forgot to click onto your most recent link.
Very touching pics! Nice of you to post. :)
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Postby treasuretheday » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:21 pm

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