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OneLight 01-10-2013 08:21 PM

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This is so beautifully rendered. Thank you.

A note to readers of the 1/10/13 writings above…Deb shared with me that she received a short post from a FB friend who briefly mentioned an amazing incident of elephants who paid their respects to a man they knew who had passed away. That was all the info Deb had and was immediately impulsed to write the above through the Big Elephant (or should I say, vice versa?). Anyway, I was intrigued by this and started a google search and here are some excerpts from two of several folks who had written about this. Amazing how the Big Elephant's writing has captured the heart of this story….

Excerpts from The Daily Galaxy 10/5/12:
On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony (a legend in South Africa and author of "The Elephant Whisperer") died. Two days after his passing, wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend. A total of 31 elephants…walking slowly for days, making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat, had patiently walked miles, to get to his South African House. Lawrence's wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years. they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything. Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home.

Excerpts from Rob Kirby of BeliefNet:
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.

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.

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 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.”

xxx

Can there be any doubt … we are all One

Love...Peg

debabbott 01-23-2013 08:14 PM

The Big Elephant
 
The Big Elephant
01-23-2013
by Deb Abbott

The sun shone brightly in the southern sky
As The Big Elephant lifted her trunk
To bless the day as she did everyday.

It was then that she realized exactly why she did this
"Bless the Day". It was all about "energy" being sent forth.
She knew then that what she sent forth would come back to her.

But what exactly does "Bless" mean, she questioned?
Simply to bestow good upon whatever is present before you.
And so, she continued to bestow good upon everyday.

Bless this Day, became her mantra.
And everyday, what she put forth
Came back to her, magnified.

It was then that she realized
That she had the POWER
To BLESS THIS DAY

And have that blessing come back to her....

Love,
Deb

debabbott 02-14-2013 07:06 PM

The Big Elephant
 
The Big Elephant
02-14-2013
by Deb Abbott

The Big Elephant felt the embrace of The Universe
It was like a wake up call in a sense
So, she went on alert in a way
And began to mark her steps in that day.

It seemed necessary to be definitive of what it was
That called to her in that day
To be attentive to
So, she had to back step and retrace.

It was then that she found that she was sitting
In the motion of an ongoing stream of recognition
Of the daily antics of her current circumstances
And that she had to record her responses.

Now, this seemed rather frivolous at the time.
However, it seemed that it became more important
With every stroke of experience in a day to day rhyme
That she was attempting to articulate.

And then she simply stopped. . .

She sauntered then to the pond that was before her
She lowered her head into the reverance of the waters
She seeped the succulence into her being and allowed
It to enwrap her being with its essence.

Succulence took precedence over all else....

Love, Deb

debabbott 02-15-2013 05:04 PM

The Big Elephant!
 
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Originally Posted by debabbott
The Big Elephant
02-14-2013
by Deb Abbott

The Big Elephant felt the embrace of The Universe
It was like a wake up call in a sense
So, she went on alert in a way
And began to mark her steps in that day.

It seemed necessary to be definitive of what it was
That called to her in that day
To be attentive to
So, she had to back step and retrace.

It was then that she found that she was sitting
In the motion of an ongoing stream of recognition
Of the daily antics of her current circumstances
And that she had to record her responses.

Now, this seemed rather frivolous at the time.
However, it seemed that it became more important
With every stroke of experience in a day to day rhyme
That she was attempting to articulate.

And then she simply stopped. . .

She sauntered then to the pond that was before her
She lowered her head into the reverance of the waters
She seeped the succulence into her being and allowed
It to enwrap her being with its essence.

Succulence took precedence over all else....

Love, Deb


I am in gratefulness this day for everything that has come into my experience.

Love, Deb

debabbott 02-19-2013 06:19 PM

The Big Elephant!
 
The Big Elephant
by Deb Abbott
02-19-2013

The Big Elephant paused in her confusion.
She shook her head in an attempt to clear
The airwaves that seemed to be penetrating
Her cognitive abilites that didn't seem to relate.

As The Big Elephant began talking to herself
In an attempt to understand the current events
She found herself replying in earnest
Hoping to find something that was in correlation to her state.


Of being in her assumptions of what had just prevailed
In her experience. What tender moments she found
Herself in. Taking a deep breath, she allowed her thoughts
To continue unevolved but simply with current stimulation.

Best I just rest for the evening before proceeding.
Best I just give "It" a rest as well.
Best I just let "It" ride.
Best I just call "Time Out".

And so, The Big Elephant did just that.
She called a halt to all further thought or actions
And simply rested in her own knowing of who she is
And allowed for all others to do whatever they chose to do.

With a heavy sigh of release, The Big Elephant allowed herself

.................................................. .........................Peace.

Love,
Deb

debabbott 03-02-2013 08:42 PM

The Big Elephant
03-02-2013
by Deb Abbott

The Big Elephant felt her presence stabilize
Within her own Essence in the moment of her time.
It was as though she knew beyond herself
In that moment of reckoning.

So, she lent herself to offer of her assistance
To others not so inclined
To be able to hold themselves in the presence
Of the articulate deligation of communion.

In short, back stop, clap your hands and come to union.
What once has been, comes forth to be again
In a fashion that removes all doubt of deliverance
To a situation that revives itself on fruition.

In the stillness of the night, the heart beat still thrives
Within the Echo, I AM remain.

Love,
Deb

debabbott 03-17-2013 06:38 PM

The Big Elephant...
 
The Big Elephant
03-17-2013
by Deb Abbott

The Big Elephant was perched upon a high point
Pivoting to garner all the broadcasts
That were being sent out on this individual day
A day of celebration in so many many ways.

A celebration of life in general was the plan
Celebrating living in this life span
Then, loving life, so to speak
Is the plan of this day.

It was then that The Big Elephant questioned,
"Why shouldn't every day be a day of celebration?


Love, Deb

jade74 03-24-2013 08:36 AM

In my view The Big Elephant should be published. I would buy it and hold it dear.

Love Jade74

debabbott 03-25-2013 04:59 PM

Oh Jade 74, I so agree with you as I hold The Big Elephant dear to me.
Thank you for enjoying her with me.

Love,
Deb

debabbott 03-25-2013 08:13 PM

The Big Elephant
 
The Big Elephant
03-25-2013
by Deb Abbott

The Big Elephant sensed within the perimeter of her existance, another.
So long had The Big Elephant been alone, that when another came into
Her energy, she was point on.
Now, she stood solidly, holding her ground and simply waited, aware.

Within this waiting she sensed a tenderness of care that was directed.
Not only towards her but to everyone within the scope of the giver's range.
She was seemingly amused by this initially and smiled at the energy she felt.
Then, she moved forward into the melding and ask of the intent.

As the wave of her asking made contact, so then she felt the wave of answer come back...
She swayed then in the motion of the energy that made her swell within herself.
She rocked then like the big giant that she was and she owned it, the knowing that is.

That was it!!! The "knowing" had come to be. The knowing had come to replace the belief. Because the knowing gave notice of the experience that got the one from belief to knowing. Yes, "Knowing" comes from the "Experience".

The Big Elephant then was thrilled and she raised her trunk and let out a huge trumpet of BEING!!!!!!!! Can you hear it now?

Can you hear it now? BEING!!!!! Within the experience!!!

"Now, I know", said The Big Elephant.....


Love, Deb


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