The Animals on Coronavirus (and a beautiful poem)
"Declare war on fear because that is the illness that will destroy you – not a virus.” - LION
Lots of people have been reaching out to ask what the animals have to say about the current pandemic. Here are just a few that the animals shared with me, over the past week:
GIRAFFE: ON "MIND FEAR" VS LISTENING TO YOUR INNER VOICE
“Fear is perhaps the single most dangerous force known to – and perpetuated by– humankind because it undermines everything and everyone. We are not saying it is absent from the animal kingdom, but it plays a very different role.
The lethal use of fear among humans is tied to how it makes you turn against each other and, at its core, is your fear of “what might happen” – not what is actually occurring. This is much greater than our actual fear when we are under attack or faced with disasters that destroy our homes. This is because human fear is created by the mind and that is the most powerful weapon of all. It can create the perception of something when nothing is there, and can keep something present and alive. long after it has disappeared or expired.
The human collective is currently upended. We feel the hysteria that runs through the veins of the masses as they blindly buy into what they hear and see through mass communication.
This is not real life, and losing touch with reality erases all personal power from the individual. Again, this does not happen in the animal world; we never lose sight of who we are because someone is telling us fear-based things.
We ask that you do not allow yourselves to become erased by fear. Please pull away from human messaging that is not within you; remember that its constant repetition gives it so much energy and a false ‘bigness.’ Do not allow yourselves to lose your sovereignty and your own inner guidance.”
TIGER: ON WHAT AWARENESSES MAY COME:
“You ask what we think about the current human crisis? We are rejoicing with hope that with time and seclusion, and an end to endless running, that more will drop into silence and heed the call of their hearts. We envision that, even those who seemingly have no connection with the Earth will see her value, as they have no other choice but to go outside and seek refuge in nature.
We feel an increased stillness across the world that is profound and healing for us- for all animals.
Please tell others to use this time wisely – to reevaluate what truly matters vs what has been sold to them as “necessary” by those who see only profit ahead. Tell them to look at their basics: the quality of the food and water they consume and feed their animal partners, and the things they use that cause harm (chemicals), and to simply seek to do none [no harm].
We are hopeful indeed….we are hopeful.”
PORCUPINE: ON APPRECIATING THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN TOUCH
“Ahh…so you see a bit through my eyes now, as you can no longer touch each other freely. This, too, has happened so you will value the power of love expressed through human touch.
When your trial – your isolation- is over, you can choose to be more loving and use your touch to express care and concern for others.
This is another opportunity for you to stop taking anything for granted.”
JABULANI (elephant): ON CHOOSING TO WALK IN LOVE
"The unrest in the human world reverberates through the web so the entire animal kingdom knows what fear and distrust are sweeping the globe.
Now, more than ever, those who see the bigger picture are being challenged to hold onto the wisdom they have accumulated and not to waver. We need humans who see beyond the fear.
Me: Jabulani, what do the animals have to share about this pandemic?
J: “We have know this would come: the human response is all part of the veil of duality. Humankind’s imbalance - its belief in the illusion of separateness - causes illness. Those of you who light the way have to surround yourselves in an aura of love, not fear.
The virus will not harm animals as they walk in love. So too, must you. Keep picturing waves of love washing over you; ask your team of guides and helpers or whoever you believe in to pitch in: tell them you want to feel it.”
I also want to share something beautiful, written by KRISTIN FLYNTZ that she calls
AN IMAGINED LETTER FROM COVID-19 TO HUMANS:
Stop. Just stop. It is no longer a request. It is a mandate. We will help you.
We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt We will stop the planes the trains the schools the malls the meetings the frenetic, furied rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing our single and shared beating heart, the way we breathe together, in unison. Our obligation is to each other, As it has always been, even if, even though, you have forgotten.
We will interrupt this broadcast, the endless cacophonous broadcast of divisions and distractions, to bring you this long-breaking news: We are not well. None of us; all of us are suffering. Last year, the firestorms that scorched the lungs of the earth did not give you pause. Nor the typhoons in Africa, China, Japan. Nor the fevered climates in Japan and India. You have not been listening. It is hard to listen when you are so busy all the time, hustling to uphold the comforts and conveniences that scaffold your lives. But the foundation is giving way, buckling under the weight of your needs and desires. We will help you. We will bring the firestorms to your body We will bring the fever to your body We will bring the burning, searing, and flooding to your lungs that you might hear: We are not well.
Despite what you might think or feel, we are not the enemy. We are Messenger. We are Ally. We are a balancing force. We are asking you: To stop, to be still, to listen; To move beyond your individual concerns and consider the concerns of all; To be with your ignorance, to find your humility, to relinquish your thinking minds and travel deep into the mind of the heart; To look up into the sky, streaked with fewer planes, and see it, to notice its condition: clear, smoky, smoggy, rainy? How much do you need it to be healthy so that you may also be healthy? To look at a tree, and see it, to notice its condition: how does its health contribute to the health of the sky, to the air you need to be healthy? To visit a river, and see it, to notice its condition: clear, clean, murky, polluted? How much do you need it to be healthy so that you may also be healthy? How does its health contribute to the health of the tree, who contributes to the health of the sky, so that you may also be healthy?
Many are afraid now. Do not demonize your fear, and also, do not let it rule you. Instead, let it speak to you—in your stillness, listen for its wisdom. What might it be telling you about what is at work, at issue, at risk, beyond the threats of personal inconvenience and illness? As the health of a tree, a river, the sky tells you about quality of your own health, what might the quality of your health tell you about the health of the rivers, the trees, the sky, and all of us who share this planet with you?
Stop. Notice if you are resisting. Notice what you are resisting. Ask why.
Stop. Just stop. Be still. Listen. Ask us what we might teach you about illness and healing, about what might be required so that all may be well. We will help you, if you listen.
By Kristin Flyntz
Many more surprises from the Animal Kingdom await you and your children in the We Walk Beside You series (scroll below for book cover images):
We Walk Beside You: Animal Messages for an Awakening World (Book and message cards)
The Secrets of the Animals trilogy (in rhyme) for children 4-11(books 1 and 2 available)