Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Bird Came For Healing

In 2004 an American Bittern flew into my backyard during a rain storm and sat there all day in the pouring rain. It was obviously sick so I went out and did a healing on it, and it flew away. The American Bittern's natural habitat (in the spring, when this happened) is almost a thousand miles away. My wife Chloe's aunt passed away that night. A little while before that Chloe was out in the garden and saw a huge Merlin Falcon circling overhead. She and our neighbour both stared at it for a while. The neighbour's wife came out briefly to look then went back inside. She passed away from a sudden heart attack that night.

Two Canada Geese landed at my in-laws home and stayed for hours in their garden. The geese were followed by a hawk. It had striking red feathers on its front and sides, and leather tresses that indicated it had belonged to a falconer, but somehow it was either lost, or roaming at will. It came by every day and sat in a tree in her garden, and she sang to it. She identified it from National Geographics Book of Birds of North America as a Harris Hawk, which is found only in the South Western U.S. and South America. A long way from home. When it was caught they saw the owner's phone number. He was surprised to hear from her, for the Hawk had flown away 2 1/2 years ago from San Diego, California. 3000 miles away. He came up in a plane to take it home.

Margit, my mother in law, was about to throw out a tropical plant her other daughter had given to her 12 years ago. It had stubbornly refused to bloom, and she wanted to clean up. Within two hours of the birds showing up, there were buds all over, and now is in bloom. She recognises that was a miracle meant for her.Two songbirds showed up in our garden and sing all day long now. Our daughter Gebbriel started to sing to them, and her sounds are just like the birds', so they sing back to her.

We must look at the first message. Why are birds coming to us for healing? I believe, because of the imbalance of Earth's energy which has been so distorted by Man that Man himself is distorted. A reminder, then, to follow our own healing, which must go alongside with healing the Earth.

Then: We all have a passion for learning, and the freedom to follow our path. Those of you who've read my previous e-mails about birds know I see them as messengers from God, from spirit. Sometimes they signify a death (going into spirit) but really it's a letting go of your ego, which can be a death of the old you also. (Angels can appear for that reason too) The message is, follow your path, and do not let anger, fears or emotions hold you back. The message is about freedom, but know this: It is not others we need to be free of, but from ourselves that we need to free, and let go of all the things that hold us back. I wish you much love.


Xanadu said...


Anonymous said...

hey, how dare you use me name!

Man From Atlan said...

Just one of 'me' idiosyncracies I guess.

Anonymous said...

me was a typo, surely you know i can spell!

Xanadu said...

A certain person needs to offer her sincere apologies for shooting her mouth off in an inappropriate way in the wrong forum. This was a miscalculation that has led to a certain frostiness on the part of the individual so addressed.

Let commentee be at ease, X is no fool and such folly will not recur. Discretion will be our watchword in future. Use of word "Maitreya" as form of address was ill-judged, as was reference to "Solomon", both words when so used somehow giving impression of irony and sceptical condescension.

A certain scepticism, however, is only to be expected. The Buddha actually recommended scepticism. "Don't believe what I tell you," he told his followers. "Test the truth first, try it for yourselves. And if it works for you, accept it."

I hope you understand what I am saying? In any case, I am sorry.

Man From Atlan said...

I didn't mind the questioning; I question myself too.
I make political statements on someone else's political blog, and spiritual comments here.
Since many there don't appreciate the spiritual, I try to keep the two separate, but I do know you're sincere, and meant no harm.
Disrespect's fine though (just teasing)

Xanadu said...

Thanks, Naseer. Soon I'll have to stop posting on that site. Too many people attacking me. Why I haven't a clue. I bend over backwards to be nice.

I guess my mistake was to have over-reacted under provocation. People are now wary of me and think I'm some kind of ogress. Not to mention a Victorian prude ("Miss Prim"). If only they knew!

I'll continue to read your posts on Xymph after I've gone. You know an incredible amount. Far more than I will ever know.

If you want to delete these posts, by all means do so. I don't think these are the kinds of comments you want on your blog. But it's up to you.

Best wishes.

P.S. Sorry for expressing myself in such an elliptical manner in my last post. I wasn't sure who was reading what, and thought I'd have to speak in coded language. How ridiculous!

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Xanadu said...
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Man From Atlan said...

I removed my own post since it mentioned a person by name, who isn't here. Even if it was an innocent comment, I shouldn't be breaking my own rules :)