The innocence of baby snail

The other day I found a baby snail in my kitchen. It must have come on a vegetable from our garden.
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I’d never noticed before, but a baby snail is the cutest creature you can imagine, with its  translucent body and tiny shell.

When I took it on my finger, it didn’t retract into its shell like an adult snail would have done, but it stretched out completely waving its little antennae. Was it a sign of total confidence, or of panic, despair or hunger?

I like to imagine it was the former, but who am I to tell.

Fear not, observe all snails and love them.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Alone with animals in Fukushima’s exclusion zone

Two years after the tsunami that hit Japan and the nuclear accident at Fukushima Mr. Naoto Matsumura, a 52 year old farmer, lives alone with animals in the heavily contaminated exclusion zone.

He is a hero who respects animals. He thinks they are equal to humans.

He feels responsible for his farm animals, and is deeply sad that thousands of abandoned cattle, poultry and pets died of thirst and starvation in horrible circumstances.

Here is a very touching video about him and life around Fukushima:

Fear not, don’t believe spokesmen for the nuclear industry.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2013

Talking intuition with your dog

Dogs, cats, and most probably all animals possess consciousness, various forms of intelligence, and emotions. This is obvious to any attentive observer living with pets or close to nature.

What is less evident is the extent of animals’ paranormal capacities.

When concerning humans, paranormal capacities are often divided into supposedly neat categories such as telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition.

But how can we categorize, say, the ability of pigeons to find their way back home more than 1000 kilometres away? All we can posit is that some kind of information about the location of its home base relative to wherever the journey starts must be available to the pigeon. But how? Through remote viewing? Or through telepathic communication with the owner on site?

On the other hand we can readily tag the word precognition to the numerous instances of pets getting jittery ten minutes before their master comes home, even at unusual times. In my family we knew the case of “Jockey Blue Bird”, my father-in-law’s budgie who would start moving and singing when the dear gentleman was still half- a-mile away.

Many documented cases show that evidence of psychic abilities is just as strong for animals as for humans. In all its manifestations life is vastly more subtle and magnificent than appears on the visible surface.

This metaphysical observation has a very practical consequence, namely a completely different type of navigation through life: instead of trying to control events only via deductive reasoning applied to material elements, we can now choose to use intuitive guidance.

In our increasingly complicated society, trying to control events by operating purely on the material plane is a lost battle. Anyone can see this. But most people, largely unaware of the subtle side of existence, fail to conceive of any alternative to the stressful, pointless competitive struggle.

Yet an alternative exists: accepting intuitive guidance from the benevolent universe. This requires a completely new state of mind and quite a bit of personal practice to free oneself from the grip of ego and fear.

Society dominated by materialist thinking has coated our minds with layers and layers of limiting assumptions, beliefs, fears, prejudices, desires that make us agitated, impatient, and arrogant. Our arrogance is directed in particular towards animals which we regard as obviously inferior to ourselves. This is nonsense. The very idea of assigning greater or lower values to creatures in the universe has absolutely no meaning. People with a close rapport to nature know this perfectly.

To navigate through today’s crisis we need to get rid of a lot of old baggage, mentally and physically. We need to simplify our life. We need to nurture gratitude, calm, patience. We need to stop worrying about time. We need to love ourselves as much, but not more than anybody or anything else. It’s a new paradigm altogether. Nothing complicated. But requiring courage.

Fear not, ask your dog to help.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

The Cambridge declaration on consciousness

In the holistic worldview it is pretty evident that consciousness permeates everything in the universe.

In particular consciousness must be present in animals on our planet.

Now, despite being restricted by the limitations of the materialist worldview, a group of leading neuroscientists have managed to demonstrate that consciousness does exist in a large range of animals.

And they have signed the Cambridge declaration on consciousness, which states:

“We declare the following: The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity to exhibit intentional behaviors. Consequently, the weight of evidence indicates that humans are not unique in possessing the neurological substrates that generate consciousness. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates.”

The signing ceremony was held in Cambridge on 7th July 2012; it was attended by world renowned physicist Stephan Hawking.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christof-koch/consciousness-is-everywhere_b_1784047.html and http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/octopus-chronicles/2012/08/21/octopuses-gain-consciousness-according-to-scientists-declaration/

Fear not, keep watching the paradigm change.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

Telepathic communication with animals

Here are two very good short texts on animal communication:

http://www.jacquelinsmith.com/telepathic.html

http://www.animalhealing.co.za/animal-communication-and-animal-healing.aspx

Learning to communicate telepathically with animals is an essential part of the paradigm change we keep talking about on this blog.

Once you communicate effectively with animals, you lose that silly human arrogance, your ego shrinks back, you reach higher consciousness and closeness with universal totality.

Fear not, whisper to your dog.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

When life in the soil gets hurt

Around 80% of the earth’s biomass is the in soil, out of our sight.

It’s full of life and frantic activity down there. Armies of worms, mites, and other subterranean creatures do a tremendous job processing organic residues, which leads to the formation of humus.

Humus is the most complex molecule on earth; associated to clay it creates rich fertile soils. Which is what made this planet so beautiful.

A few thousand years ago, mankind began to interfere with nature: people got the idea that soils should be ploughed for cultivation and that only one sort of plant at the time should be grown on a given plot of land.

This procedure was not too good for the soils’ wild life, but the beasts mostly managed to survive.

Then mankind invented intensive chemistry-based agriculture. Soils not only had to be cut open and turned upside down through ploughing; they would also be covered with artificial fertilizers and pesticides.

The latter are harmful to the multitude of beasts in the soil. A lot of them die, and the whole biology, chemistry and physical cohesion of the soil change radically.

The most dramatic consequence is that plants cultivated on highly degraded soils are much poorer in nutrients.

As a result, people (and animals) fed on produce from intensive agriculture suffer from deficiencies, even when eating theoretically balanced diets. In addition, they ingest traces of harmful fertilizers and pesticides.

This combination of nutrient deficiency and absorption of harmful substances leads to weaker body resistance and lower vital energy, creating an ideal terrain for the development of diseases.

Soil degradation has another major effect: lower permeability, leading to flooding, itself provoking erosion. In hot climates, when the upper layers are gone, desertification can start.

If you walk near a field (unless it is cultivated organically; true organic that is), you will notice how few insects there are hovering over the plants. If you plunge your hand in the soil, you will feel how hard it is; it will disintegrate through your fingers, like little bits of old concrete. And you will not find worms.

If you let your intuitive sensor function, you will perceive no vibrations from the field, quite unlike the joyous concert of positive vibes that you would pick up in a healthy forest. Your intuition simply confirms what honest science tells us: most agricultural land is dead, poisonous, and makes people and animals ill.

Two genial agronomists, Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, have studied all this in detail. And they are developing practical methods to gradually restore the quality of soils.

Here is their website: http://www.lams-21.com/artc/Homepage/1/en/

Fear not, plunge your hands in the soil.

Love,

Leo

Dairy farming big time

Here is a video on Fair Oaks farm, described by its CEO as the “world of 21th century agriculture”:

The quantity of milk produced on that farm covers the consumption of 8 million people.

The CEO presents his operation as a model of animal welfare and environmental protection. There is a fair chance he actually believes it.

Which illustrates what lies at the core of contemporary tyranny: a tight belief system.

Belief that the world is a mechanistic set of things and processes that our science pretty well understands.

Belief that only humans deserve real attention, the rest of life on earth being mere “resources” at their disposal.

Belief that the feelings of cows are irrelevant for the subtle effects of milk on whoever consumes it.

Watch the cows going on the carrousel to be milked. Watch attentively.

Now realise that you are on a similar carrousel when you drive your 4×4 on the motorway, when you stroll along your supermarket’s allays, when you enter your office block, when you go into hospital.

All part of the “world of 21st century”.

Fear not, walk before lunch.

Love,

Leo

Copyright © Leo Foresta 2012

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