Archive for the ‘Divine Feminine’ Category
Nancy Tate – Wake Up Call – Hatonn – 1 August 2012
Gaia the Great!
by Owen K Waters
You may wonder why human consciousness suddenly started to rise in frequency in the 1960’s. People started to question the old ways of corruption and conflict and many began searching for spiritual answers in the teachings of the East. The actual start date of this renaissance in human consciousness was July 8th, 1964.
On that day in 1964, the Mother Earth was imbued with an enormous amount of cosmic energy. Now, because she has billions of human beings under her care and protection, she chose to store this cosmic energy within her body and then release it gradually over an extended period of time so that we could adapt to it. For the sake of humanity, she metered out this uplifting cosmic energy in a way that enabled us to adapt to higher frequencies in a balanced fashion. She could see that we needed to be able to upgrade our consciousness in preparation for the new, positive cycles that would begin to unfold after 2012.
Gaia, the Mother Earth, is a highly advanced soul based in seventh density existence. She maintains bodies as spheres of consciousness in fifth and sixth density as well as physical bodies in fourth density and our third density realm. At our physical level, her body seems tiny in the vast blackness of space and yet, at her soul level, the picture is very different. Gone is the blackness of space. There, she is a shining jewel within the solid body of light that fills our solar system.
Long ago, when mankind needed a home in space, Gaia offered to hold back her spiritual light so that our human race could exist comfortably upon her back at their own level of consciousness.
July the 8th is the ideal day to remember the greatness and compassion of this goddess of light, and to express our deep-felt gratitude for the home that she selflessly provides us.
Make the time to go within, connect with the spiritual soul of Gaia and send her your love, light, and gratitude.
Breathe in universal life energy with each inbreath. On each outbreath, send your love, light, and gratitude as a beam of white light from your heart into the heart of the Mother Earth.
Take the time to make the connection well and you will be surprised at the quality of uplifting energy that comes back to you from the Mother Earth.
*If you enjoyed today’s article, forward it to a friend! They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Owen K Waters is the author of Love, Light Laughter: The New Spirituality, which is available both as a paperback and a downloadable e-book, at:
- Owen Waters: Ascension for All (the2012scenario.com)
With Profound Gratitude I Welcome You!
I know I said I would begin to regale my trail of the Holy Grail but Jack has asked me to “rein it in” so to speak. He requested that I concentrate on spreading healing, at least for now. I was able to regurgitate my first message just so I could release all of the pent up energy that went along with it and now I can get down to business and focus on what is most important to us: Spreading Healing and Wisdom that you can use to further your development so you can achieve true independence.
So here we go!
For some of you the following information will be well understood, however I ask that you read through as I offer a different perspective and it does come to a meaningful point.
I will begin by discussing the Universal Law of Duality. This Law states that everything has a polar opposite which is its balancing force. For example: good-evil, success-failure, light- dark, black-white etc… The purpose of this Law was to elevate humanity’s understanding of Appreciation and Empathy as you cannot truly appreciate success without having faced failure and you cannot understand good without the presence of evil. In addition, you cannot completely empathize with someone else’s situation if you have not walked in their shoes. This Law is but one of the many factors that have kept humanity anchored to the 3rd dimension and its purpose and influence are beginning to wane as it is no longer necessary to see only one side of the coin at a time. Many of you are already experiencing an elevated perspective that has resulted in viewing situations, people, and events not as black and white or right and wrong but from an elevated state of detachment. I call this perspective Compassionate Disassociation. What I mean by this is that you can view a person, situation, or event without having it evoke negative emotion within you and at the same time have an understanding of each side without placing judgment or blame, or seeing one side as being good and the other as being bad. You can have compassion for beings that are suffering but do not become angry or fearful. When a person, situation or event occurs and you feed it with negative emotion you are, in turn negatively feeding your ego which only serves to fortify the Law of Duality through the Cords of Duality that are imbedded within you.
The Cords of Duality are tethers which are anchored within your being and are reinforced as “lessons” which continuously fuel the reoccurring negative people, circumstances and events that you attract. You have the opportunity through “free will” to release the programming and Cords or continue to strengthen them by accepting the negativity. The problem lies in the fact that some Cords are imbedded so deeply within your being that releasing them becomes practically insurmountable. Any average person and even one who has worked on self-healing would not only be unaware of their existence but it would take superhuman “free will” to overcome them. Many of you have reached the final Cords of Duality that exist within your being and these are the final issues, The Mount Everests, the Mothers of All and The Universe has saved the best for last so to speak…
Examples of these Cords are “I hate myself”, “I am unable to reach my full potential”, or “I am unable to love another human” as well as deeply imbedded fears such as the fear of illness and suffering, and the fear of scarcity. There are countless Cords of Duality but they nevertheless serve the same purpose and that is to negatively feed your ego and keep the fearful under the collective consciousness of illusion. All of the negative energy that is sent your way that you accept further fortifies the Cords through your ego. Lifetime after lifetime these Cords have been reinforced through the pain and trauma that your soul has experienced. Another purpose of these Cords is to keep you in a karmic loop, meaning the same issues keep cropping up over and over again despite all of the personal work you have done. Some of these Cords are superficial such as the negative comment that your coworker handed you yesterday that you graciously accepted because it “struck a Cord” within you. Others are deeply cemented within your being and you probably don’t even know of them. The deep Cords are the ones that will drive you nuts, no matter what you do, no matter how much positive thought and sheer will you pour into changing the same pattern repeats.
The Universe identifies these Cords by mirroring back to you the same attributes in other people, circumstances and events. If someone does something that elicits a charge within you then you are being shown that in some way shape or form this same attribute exists within you. Most of you are already aware of this and your deep desire to change the negative people, situations, and events in your life is what drives your personal quest for healing. The good news is that we now have the ability to release these Cords, the big ones, in earnest.
Since humanity has been working seriously for over 3 decades on self-awareness through enlightenment, energy healing, mediation, chanting, and personal enrichment many of the lessor Cords have already been released. Every time you gather with other “Light” minded individuals you release some of these cords not only in yourself but for all who participated in the group and beyond. If you have learned any kind of energy healing modality, the initiation that you experienced while taking the class allowed you to release more cords. That is why after participating in these events you were able to expand your personal awareness, heal, learn, and be open to receiving new higher frequency ideals. During and soon after these experiences you probably felt euphoric and that is simply because you were releasing negative energy and further aligning with your Truth. As Jack mentioned, Karmic debt is being forgiven and in some cases it is clearing by itself and in other cases what you need to release it is being placed in your path.
You can further release the Cords of Duality and assist in releasing karmic debt by working with Jack’s Rainbow Ray and specifically ask to have it release the Cords of Duality. When working to release the Cords by using the Rainbow Ray it is most beneficial if it is done during meditative state. The Cords may identify themselves as the bond is severed giving you the opportunity to learn valuable information about yourself.
The real benefit comes when utilizing the Rainbow Ray to release the Cords of Duality when working with a group. When possible, gather with Light-minded individuals and call in the Rainbow Ray. Ask it to release the Cords of Duality for everyone in the entire group and their lineages past, present, and future; throughout all time, space, and dimensions. By utilizing the energy of a group intention, the effects will be significantly amplified. Sit with the energy and allow it to do the work. You may feel the Cords “popping” off and the Ray’s energy will wane when you are “finished”. The power of a group cannot be understated, especially now, and if you are able to use the power of a group, the results will be immediately tangible and far reaching.
After working with the Rainbow Ray to release the Cords invite the Ray of Joy I call the Pink Tornado, into your being. Joy is an immensely powerful energy and will help restore balance and bring in energy to replace what was released. Don’t be discouraged if you cannot feel the energy right away or if it evokes negative emotion as it may have to drill through many layers of muck in order to reach your heart. This may take some time, possibly days but once the Pink Tornado reaches its destination you will smile and maybe even laugh. Use the Pink Tornado whenever you feel yourself being drawn down by negativity. Joy is natural state of being that your mind, body, and soul deeply desire so don’t allow your ego to dissuade you.
Working with the Rainbow Ray to cleanse your ego and remove the Cords of Duality will open the door for manifesting your hearts desires. You cannot manifest cleanly through fear or any other negativity and if you are manifesting solely to feed your ego by fulfilling your wants and needs you will be forever unsatisfied. Negatively will either block or filter what you receive leaving you feeling defeated causing you to give up before you reach your ultimate potential. Trying to manifest large sums of money, power, fame, and the like will ultimately leave you disappointed as it is merely a ploy by the ego to feed the ego. If you equate Abundance and Wealth to money then you are severely limiting the Universe’s ability to give you Abundance and Wealth as you are asking for it to come in only in one form. Abundance and Wealth can come in many forms and if it starts from the heart you will receive something that goes beyond your wildest dreams, gives you joy, and provides Abundantly for all your needs, wants, and desires. Ask your heart what it wants and begin from there. If you have always seen yourself doing something then that is likely your Heart speaking to you. Your Heart knows the Truth and will help steer you in the right direction if you listen to it. True co-creation comes when manifesting from the heart as you are placing yourself in alignment with your Truth and the Universal Consciousness.
If you have tried to manifest over and over again only to have it fall short of your expectations know that it was the Cords of Duality that have kept you from realizing your goals. If you already feel defeated but despite that, have continued to persevere then know that your Divine Will is driving you toward victory. Don’t give up before you reach the end of the race. Manifesting is easy but you just have to remove all the garbage that prevents you from receiving what you know in your heart you deserve.
Most methods of manifesting simply say that if you align your thoughts, feeling, words, and actions what you desire to will appear and this is somewhat true. However, this does not take into account all of the energies that have prevented humanity from reaching their full potential and manifesting Abundance. If all of humanity were to be Abundant and living full lives there would be no energy under which the collective darkness could control us. By cleansing your ego and releasing the Cords that prevent you from receiving what you know is yours by Divine Birthright, miracles will happen and all will line up in order to allow you to receive. Wonderful synchronicities will occur and you will begin to make the right choices as you begin to clear away all of the negative energy that impedes your progress. Once you have cleared away enough energy to expose your hearts desires you don’t even have to ask for anything as it will just begin to draw to you and this is truly being in the flow. This is when The Law of Attraction will begin to work Abundantly in your favor.
Too-Lahs tips for Success:
Work with Rainbow Ray to release the Cords of Duality alone or in groups.
Call in the Pink Tornado to bring in Joy.
Continue to work with the Rainbow Ray to cleanse your ego of all negative implants and programming.
Revisit Jack’s first message to bring in the energy of Abundance and release the “fear of scarcity” as this is a powerful Cord of Duality.
Within the next few months Jean and I are going to begin organizing group healing sessions using the energies that Jack and I have discussed. If you would be interested in participating contact us to be placed on our mailing list and you will be notified. If you are already on the mailing list then you are already in the loop!
Abundant Blessings to All!
Too-Lah and Jean
- Jack’s Corner / The Holy Grail (waiting4ascension.wordpress.com)
The Galactic Federation of Light has shared with us their views that the time has come for all of us to be fully engaged in the tasks that will see to the successful conclusion of our overall mission, as the time for 3rd dimensional distractions has come to pass. There are those at this time who have expressed that they are not yet sure what their individual assignment or assignments are at this time, so let us discuss briefly what some of these assignments may be, keeping in mind there are no wrong choices. Whatever it is you feel you resonate with is always an excellent choice.
- Message from the Galactic Federation of Light 6/4/12 ‘Vice Control’ (waiting4ascension.wordpress.com)
My sister in arms, Too-Lah, will soon be sharing her remembrances.
Well here she is…enjoy!
My name is Too-Lah, and I am an Atlantean. I have had multiple incarnations as a human and each incarnation was to serve one purpose: to guard and protect the Divine Feminine Energy at all cost. Jack is also one of the souls that have been guarding the Energy and he has been granted permission to begin releasing it. There are many who have proclaimed that they have the ability to share this Energy but that is unlikely as until now, only a very select few could. That is because the Energy has been kept hidden simply because it was not safe for it to be revealed. The dark forces that have controlled the Earth for thousands of years would have taken the energy and used it for their own gain unleashing a cataclysm upon the Earth. In fact, they created cataclysms, started wars, and planted antichrists upon the Earth in order to find this Energy (more on these antichrist characters in upcoming messages). Fortunately none of their attempts were successful. I am to reveal the truth about this Energy, its importance and the impact its absence has had on humankind. I have been waiting for so long to reveal my secrets and I can tell you that it was worth the wait…
The Earth was once a playground for many peaceful Alien species. This is due primarily to the Earths accessibility. The Earth is easily reached from many galaxies as many multidimensional gateways exist within the solar system. In addition, The Earth has incredible beauty and diversity that cannot be found anywhere else in the galaxy. Highly Evolved, Peaceful Aliens would frequently come to Earth to rest and vacation. The Lemurians were among the original inhabitants of the Earth as they liked it so much that they decided to stay a build a community.
This was the time when The Divine Feminine was in perfect balance with the Divine Masculine and all was perfect upon the Earth. The Lemurians lived in harmony with both of these energies and lived a life of pure utopia. Everything was wonderful, Everything was in perfect harmony, and Everything was in perfect balance. Then beings from another world came to Earth and everything changed. These dark beings were devoid of emotion and saw the Earth and all of Her grandeur as a playground with which they could experiment. They wanted slaves to fuel their insatiable appetite for negative emotion, so they altered the humanoids that were present on Earth by experimenting with their DNA and interbreeding with them. Each time they did this, the humanoids took evolutionary quantum leaps, and if the dark forces did not like the results they simply wiped most of them out and started over. All of the Mass Extinctions in Earth’s history were caused by these dark entities. The extensive habitats and sheer numbers of the dinosaurs would not permit the humanoids to populate in significant numbers so of course, they had to be destroyed.
By far the worst thing they did was to instill the most powerful negative energy of all,fear. Fear was not present on Earth before they came and its introduction created a decline of all that was harmonious on Earth. These dark entities, being devoid of emotional bodies saw Earth as a vessel to fuel their dark desire for emotion and power. Fear was the only weapon they needed and they have wielded it mercilessly. War, plagues, and the like created a tremendous amount of negative emotion and they drank it like water. They kept their humanoids subservient by instilling a flock mentality which prevented any of them from being truly awake. If one was born awake, they would certainly be discovered by the flock and be terminated as they were seen as a threat to the fearful sleepwalking collective. The concept of “This is all an illusion” is the truth as the dark entities created all of this “illusion” through the fear that they continually perpetuate. Soon, however, all of you will wake up and know the truth as it really is and if you are reading these words you are either on your way to being completely awake or already are.
These experimentations and destructions on Planet Earth were granted by the God of Creation that oversees Planet Earth. There are multiple Gods of Creation and there is the Grand Creator-The Overseer of All. The Creator God that oversees the Earth, granted permission that allowed the dark entities to instill fear unto Earth as to instill fear would create Chaos and Chaos has to return to a balanced state as this is a Universal Law. This creation of Chaos and its eventual balance would in time serve to elevate all beings that are connected to the Earth. To ensure that balance would return at the proper time, a “hands off” order was mandated by the God of Creation for the Earth. This “hands off” meant that no interference on a mass scale could be offered to the Earth. Believe me, many benevolent beings were planted on Earth to help steer Her and guide Her but nothing like the scale of help she has now.
In the past, there have been many celestial wars that have taken place in order to overtake the Earth but these attempts were thwarted time and time again by the dark energies that reigned as their grip on the planet was too strong. There was too much fear and illusion that blanketed the planet and it held like iron as nothing could loosen its grip, until now. That “hands off’ order was lifted during the time of the Revolutionary War and since then, benevolent beings have begun to eradicate and interfere with the plans of the dark entities. It was vital to the Ascension process that the United States be born and remain intact, that is why so much help began to trickle in at that time.
Now that the negativity that has encompassed this planet for thousands of years begins to wane, many souls are beginning to Awaken. As this occurs, many will Awaken confused, disoriented, and unwilling to accept the truth as dogmas that have been in place for centuries for the sole purpose of keeping the flock in check will be revealed as lies. The truth about religions, God, and benevolent beings from other worlds inhabiting and helping the Earth will literally crush many weaker souls. Unable to accept the truth, they will succumb to the fear and return to the light. On the other hand, many will embrace this “Awakening” with a huge sigh of relief as vindication permeates their beings as they have always known the truth within their souls and now it is becoming a reality.
The Chaos created by the darkness will permit Earth to return to balance at the perfect time in order to perpetuate the elevation of All that is in the Her vicinity of at the time of Her Ascension. In summary, not only is humanity and all the beings that dwell upon Her Ascending, Earth is Ascending as well as all beings that have an association with Earth.
That is why it is so crucial at this time to participate in the Ascension process and why so many have “Awakened” and heeded the call to join in. If you are readings these words then know that you are playing a vital role in the Ascension process! I know your life has been difficult, and you have felt disconnected from all of humanity and her stupid ways as you have no understanding as to why humans behave as they do. But understand, YOU have been placed here on Earth at this time in order to assist Earth and all of the beings who are depending on her to Ascend. Pat yourself on the back and applaud your tenacious spirit and unending quest for the TRUTH as you are assisting in ways that are most likely incomprehensible to you at this time.
Recently the dark entities have made several attempts to start World War III and this simply will not be permitted. The God of Creation that oversees Earth has mandated that now that the Ascension is gaining momentum and is occurring; many benevolent beings from many worlds are now able to assist humanity in greater capacity. Miracles have occurred to stop the darkness from beginning yet another war to feed their insatiable appetite for fear, money, and power. It is vital at this time that you do not feed the fear that is perpetuating around the Globe. The darkness has begun to lift as many have already begun to Ascend and in doing do has increased the frequency of the entire planet and beyond. The beings who have perpetuated the fear and until now, controlled everything on this planet, are no longer in position to bargain. They will be forced to resign their positions, run or be exposed. Many are going to be exposed soon, and this is going to be so delicious to watch for the Awakened ones!
Many have speculated that dark times will come, but I disagree. It is my assertion that for those who are elevating in frequency can easily see through the illusion of fear and watch from the treetops as the idiots on the ground throw coconuts at each other. If you are able to do this then you have already begun to Ascend and that energy, once begun, is almost impossible to stop. You may vacillate back and forth somewhat but know that you will once again return to the treetop. Being in this elevated state prevents the darkness from penetrating your being. Believe and know that if a difficult global situation that arises, those in an elevated state will be given the information necessary to ride it out. If you are reading these words then know that you already Ascending and the information you need to proceed without interference will be presented to you.
Back to the History lesson…
The darkness began to infiltrate this planet during the time of the Atlanteans. The Lemurians vibrated at a higher frequency than the Atlanteans and when they sensed the darkness coming, they left the planet and returned to their homelands.
As the darkness began to permeate and experiment on the Humanoid beings that inhabited the Earth at the time, this negative energy began to spill over into Atlantean society. Many Atlanteans were easily swayed by the dark energy as they had spent so much time on Earth that they no longer had immunity to the dark forces. Many just went to sleep and fell under the spell of the flock energy that was being created by the darkness. Greed, jealousy, envy and anger were then born from the fear thus creating a rift among the Atlanteans which ultimately split them in to two groups, the Land Walkers and The Underwater Dwellers. The Underwater Dwellers were able to severe any ties to the surface and thusly were able to separate themselves from all the darkness that has inhabited the Earth for thousands of years. They have evolved into a highly advanced society that has not been affected by the dark forces that have plagued the surface for thousands of years. They are still present on Earth and will not permit themselves to found until a time when they will be welcomed and not feared.
As I previously stated, The Divine Feminine Energy was once calibrated to perfection with the Divine Masculine. As the darkness infiltrated humanity, this balance was distorted and eventually broken. The Divine Feminine Energy began to gain strength as her balancing energy, the Divine Masculine, was beginning to fade and become perverted. Fearing the The Divine Feminine Energy would fall into the wrong hands, it was placed within the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark is a gold fortified container that blocks and shields the energy and is still hidden to this day.
A few greedy Land Walkers wanted the Energy for themselves so they stole the Ark and opened it. In doing so, they unleashed incomprehensible destruction upon all of Atlantis. The Energy concussed through the ocean with unimaginable force and sank all of the Land Walker settlements and destroyed many of the Underwater Dweller settlements as well. This event led to the complete and permanent division between the Atlanteans.
When it became clear that the Land Walkers were on a path of self-destruction, some Underwater Dwellers feared that all of humanity and all of the beauty that was on the Earth would be lost. I was an Underwater Dweller that was in charge of guarding the Energy and when it became clear that it was in true danger I chose to surface in order to protect Her at all costs. I collected all of The Divine Feminine Energy, Her Wisdom and her power, created the Scrolls of Knowledge and have served as Her guardian since that time.
I did not do this alone as there were many guardians of the Divine Feminine Energy who assisted in the creation of the Scrolls of Knowledge. This Knowledge and Energy was encoded within our DNA and has been passed down through our lineage. When, at the time of Ascension, new DNA would be discovered and the keys to unlock it would herald our souls awakening and allow us to remember and share our Knowledge and Energy at the time of Ascension. It is now time that the souls that hold this Knowledge and Energy are awakening and these gifts are now ready to be shared with Humanity.
This is just a taste of my story. I will be releasing more information as Jean and I remember it.
Thank you for reading my words and I hope they inspire you to continue on your journey!
“Til next time,
Too-Lah and Jean
- Jack’s Corner / The Holy Grail (waiting4ascension.wordpress.com)
I was instructed by my Higher Self to re-read the Jack’s Corner posting again….in doing so I felt a very strong connection to the Divine Feminine Energy as related to the Elephant. Right away my brain remembered the following article…I highly recommend going back to Jack’s 2nd post first and then read this:
The Elephant Whisperer – by Rob Kirby
Author and legendary conservationist Lawrence Anthony died March 2. His family tells of a solemn procession of Elephants that defies human explanation.
For 12 hours, two herds of wild South African elephants slowly made their way through the Zululand bush until they reached the house of late author Lawrence Anthony, the conservationist who saved their lives. The formerly violent, rogue elephants, destined to be shot a few years ago as pests, were rescued and rehabilitated by Anthony, who had grown up in the bush and was known as the “Elephant Whisperer.”
For two days the herds loitered at Anthony’s rural compound on the vast Thula Thula game reserve in the South African KwaZulu – to say good-bye to the man they loved. But how did they know he had died? Known for his unique ability to calm traumatized elephants, Anthony had become a legend. He is the author of three books, Babylon Ark, detailing his efforts to rescue the animals at Baghdad Zoo during the Iraqi war, the forthcoming The Last Rhinos, and his bestselling The Elephant Whisperer.
There are two elephant herds at Thula Thula. According to his son Dylan, both arrived at the Anthony family compound shortly after Anthony’s death.“They had not visited the house for a year and a half and it must have taken them about 12 hours to make the journey,” Dylan is quoted in various local news accounts. “The first herd arrived on Sunday and the second herd, a day later. They all hung around for about two days before making their way back into the bush.”Elephants have long been known to mourn their dead. In India, baby elephants often are raised with a boy who will be their lifelong “mahout.” The pair develop legendary bonds – and it is not uncommon for one to waste away without a will to live after the death of the other.
A line of elephants approaching the Anthony house, but these are wild elephants in the
21st century, not some Rudyard Kipling novel. The first herd to arrive at Thula Thula several years ago were violent. They hated humans. Anthony found himself fighting a desperate battle for their survival and their trust, which he detailed in The Elephant Whisperer: “It was 4:45 a.m. and I was standing in front of Nana, an enraged wild elephant, pleading with her in desperation. Both our lives depended on it. The only thing separating us was an 8,000-volt electric fence that she was preparing to flatten and make her escape.“Nana,” the matriarch of her herd, tensed her enormous frame and flared her ears.“’Don’t do it, Nana,’ I said, as calmly as I could. She stood there, motionless but tense. The rest of the herd froze.“’This is your home now,” I continued. “Please don’t do it, girl.” I felt her eyes boring into me.
Anthony, Nana and calf. “They’ll kill you all if you break out. This is your home now. You have no need to run any more.”
“Suddenly, the absurdity of the situation struck me,” Anthony writes. “Here I was in pitch darkness, talking to a wild female elephant with a baby, the most dangerous possible combination, as if we were having a friendly chat. But I meant every word. ‘You will all die if you go. Stay here. I will be here with you and it’s a good place.” She took another step forward. I could see her tense up again, preparing to snap the electric wire and be out, the rest of the herd smashing after her in a flash. I was in their path, and would only have seconds to scramble out of their way and climb the nearest tree. I wondered if I would be fast enough to avoid being trampled. Possibly not. “Then something happened between Nana and me, some tiny spark of recognition, flaring for the briefest of moments. Then it was gone. Nana turned and melted into the bush. The rest of the herd followed. I couldn’t explain what had happened between us, but it gave me the first glimmer of hope since the elephants had first thundered into my life.
Elephants gathering at the Anthony home. It had all started several weeks earlier with a phone call from an elephant welfare organization. Would Anthony be interested in adopting a problem herd of wild elephants? They lived on a game reserve 600 miles away and were “troublesome,” recalled Anthony They had a tendency to break out of reserves and the owners wanted to get rid of them fast. If we didn’t take them, they would be shot. The woman explained, ‘The matriarch is an amazing escape artist and has worked out how to break through electric fences. She just twists the wire around her tusks until it snaps, or takes the pain and smashes through.”
“Why me?”I asked.
“I’ve heard you have a way with animals. You’re right for them. Or maybe they’re right for you.” What followed was heart-breaking. One of the females and her baby were shot and killed in the round-up, trying to evade capture.
Courtesy of Anthony Family
The French version of “The Elephant Whisperer”.
When they arrived, they were thumping the inside of the trailer like a gigantic drum. We sedated them with a pole-sized syringe, and once they had calmed down, the door slid open and the matriarch emerged, followed by her baby bull, three females and an 11-year-old bull. Last off was the 15-year-old son of the dead mother. He stared at us, writes Anthony, flared his ears and with a trumpet of rage, charged, pulling up just short of the fence in front of us. His mother and baby sister had been shot before his eyes, and here he was, just a teenager, defending his herd. David, my head ranger, named him Mnumzane, which in Zulu means ‘Sir.’ We christened the matriarch Nana, and the second female-in-command, the most feisty, Frankie, after my wife. We had erected a giant enclosure within the reserve to keep them safe until they became calm enough to move out into the reserve proper. Nana gathered her clan, loped up to the fence and stretched out her trunk, touching the electric wires. The 8,000-volt charge sent a jolt shuddering through her bulk. She backed off. Then, with her family in tow, she strode the entire perimeter of the enclosure, pointing her trunk at the wire to check for vibrations from the electric current.
As I went to bed that night, I noticed the elephants lining up along the fence, facing out towards their former home. It looked ominous. I was woken several hours later by one of the reserve’s rangers, shouting, ‘The elephants have gone! They’ve broken out!’ The two adult elephants had worked as a team to fell a tree, smashing it onto the electric fence and then charging out of the enclosure.
I scrambled together a search party and we raced to the border of the game reserve, but we were too late. The fence was down and the animals had broken out.
They had somehow found the generator that powered the electric fence around the reserve. After trampling it like a tin can, they had pulled the concrete-embedded fence posts out of the ground like matchsticks, and headed north.
The reserve staff chased them – but had competition.
We met a group of locals carrying large caliber rifles, who claimed the elephants were ‘fair game’ now. On our radios we heard the wildlife authorities were issuing elephant rifles to staff. It was now a simple race against time.
Anthony managed to get the herd back onto Thula Thula property, but problems had just begun:
Their bid for freedom had, if anything, increased their resentment at being kept in captivity. Nana watched my every move, hostility seeping from every pore, her family behind her. There was no doubt that sooner or later they were going to make another break for freedom.
Then, in a flash, came the answer. I would live with the herd. To save their lives, I would stay with them, feed them, talk to them. But, most importantly, be with them day and night. We all had to get to know each other.
It worked, as the book describes in detail, notes the London Daily Mail newspaper.
Anthony was later offered another troubled elephant – one that was all alone because the rest of her herd had been shot or sold, and which feared humans. He had to start the process all over again.
And as his reputation spread, more “troublesome” elephants were brought to Thula Thula.
So, how after Anthony’s death, did the reserve’s elephants — grazing miles away in distant parts of the park — know?
“A good man died suddenly,” says Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., “and from miles and miles away, two herds of elephants, sensing that they had lost a beloved human friend, moved in a solemn, almost ‘funereal’ procession to make a call on the bereaved family at the deceased man’s home.”
If there ever were a time, when we can truly sense the wondrous ‘interconnectedness of all beings,’ it is when we reflect on the elephants of Thula Thula. A man’s heart’s stops, and hundreds of elephants’ hearts are grieving. This man’s oh-so-abundantly loving heart offered healing to these elephants, and now, they came to pay loving homage to their friend.
His sons say that their father was a remarkable man who lived his life to the fullest and never looked back on any choices he made.
He leaves behind his wife Francoise, his two sons, Dylan and Jason, and two grandsons, Ethan and Brogan.
Lawrence will be missed by all.
- Love without Language: Elephants pay their respect to Lawrence Anthony after His Death (moonlightenedshelves.wordpress.com)
- Jack’s Corner / The Holy Grail (waiting4ascension.wordpress.com)
- Jack’s Corner – The Rainbow Ray and the Rhinoceros (waiting4ascension.wordpress.com)