My Dog, My Baby! Is It An Insult To Call A Dogs My Baby – Or Is It Equality

aby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in yesterdays post I talked about how the intense influence of the recent high energy impacts has again triggered a pineal gland awakening in many people. I shared that such an awakening increases our psychic abilities, and that the energy field of Francis of Assisi can help us manage this new born inner strength. The Ascended Master Francis of Assisi is well know as a very big animal lover and healer of all wounds within the animal realm. How it works for us to use his powers in order to help our pets in their healing process, I mentioned in this article from January
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In my work I can see, that many people have followed the resent call from the universe, to increase their connection with the forces of mother nature. For some of them the first sign was an increased love for the animal kingdom, a feeling of a more direct connection and communication and a sense for our oneness. So when I ran into this article from Elisabeth Broadbent on YourTango claiming, that calling our dogs our babies would be an insult to all moms, I actually felt a bit insulted by her ;-). I think in many of her perspectives, she is missing a bigger few and claims a very small picture as “truth”. But see for yourselves! As it is easy and direct, I commented on the original article directly below and in color.

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Her fiery claim is: Say you love them, but don’t call them your “furkid.”
I have a dog. Two dogs, in fact. We got our puppies before we got our kids, and we loved them. We kissed them. We cuddled them. We bought them too many toys; we overindulged them with treats. We gave them silly pet names and let them sleep in our beds. But never did we call those beloved canines “furkids” or “furbabies”. Because the last I checked, dogs ain’t people. — Your puppy is not your child, so stop saying that he is. I have three children now, and I know this for certain — kids and dogs are not same.
The very first thing that pops into my mind on this is the question, how do we define motherhood. And is only allowed that we emotionally experience ourselves as mother, even when we have not given birth?? What is the point in this story??cThink about when you got your puppy. You probably picked him out at the local ASPCA, or selected him from the local breeder. Basically, you pointed to a dog and said, “That one.” On the other hand, most mothers went through nine months of body invasion, followed by one of the most intense physical experiences of her life. Then they dropped a baby on her chest. It was all agony and joy and angels singing. And even if you adopt, you go through paperwork and waiting hell before you find yourself weak in the knees, hands a-tremble, as you weep with joy when someone hands you your child for the first time. Getting a dog just doesn’t stack up.
Interesting that the author feels so comfortable to assume how other people came to living with dogs. In my personal case, non of her assumptions are true at all. My dog found me, she was a street dog and about 4 month when we met first. It was her who started following me for touch and kindness, and it was her who decided to give up her freedom for living with me. I was there when she got pregnant, all her pregnancy and she gave birth next to my bed. All criteria she mentions as right to claim motherhood ;-)…

Yes, both puppies and newborn babies wake up in the night. It sucks to wake up and let a dog out but it sucks more to wake up and attempt to latch an unwilling, wailing infant to your breast. Then, once you’ve managed to feed your bundle of joy, you have to get him back to sleep. The puppy doesn’t decide to party until 5am, at which point it’s time for another feeding.
Again I can just say we are talking about assumptions. How dogs behave in the night has much to do with the environment we are living in and the amount of dogs we have. I ended up with four of them, the mother and three of her boys. And my home is on the country side of Guatemala. There are tons of street dogs out there and in the night there are concerts and fights going on. Sounds a pack does react to!!

Then there’s babyproofing. You puppy-proofed your house — you removed all things chewable, took up poisonous plants, and provided appropriate chew toys. When I babyproofed my house, I had to make sure little hands couldn’t gain access to caustic cleaning fluids. I had to look for strangulation hazards (goodbye, Roman blinds) and put safety locks on all the cabinets (which are a giant pain in the ass). If I failed in my duties, I’m not facing a chewed-up family heirloom; I’m looking at a dead kid and a DSS inquiry. The stakes are a wee bit higher.
That is a very interesting way of putting the idea of responsibility and acting from a place of fear, and present it as something glorious. Don’t get me wrong, of course parents carry a big responsibility for their children’s life, but what I hear her actually saying is “ my child’s life is more worth than an animals life”, and that is what I am putting out for discussion.dNot that owning a dog isn’t high stakes. You’re responsible for the feeding and caring of your dog. Pet ownership is a serious commitment that should only be taken up by those who really mean to care for an animal for the rest of it’s natural life. You’re stuck with your dog … except you’re not because you can leave. Before my husband and I had kids, we traveled all the time — dropped the pups by the doggie spa, paid extra for playground time, and hopped the plane guilt-free. I can’t just leave my toddlers. Sure, maybe one day I’ll be able to leave them with relatives for some overnights. But it’s not quite as simple as plunking my credit card down at the kennel.
Definitely have to disagree here! First of all – ownership of a dog is an illusion that we humans have created for ourselves. Sure, we can MAKE them live with us and obey our demands – but dogs are in essence free spirits and can not really be OWNED, and because of that they actually handle life very similar than children. And – just because one can manage to get away guilt-free, and just because we can outsource our personal responsibilities in this world by spending money, does not mean our actions are correct. When ever I have to leave more than three days, and no matter how well I prepare their care-taking in our home, I can feel the irritation of my absence in the energy field of the pack.

You can mostly ignore your dog. Yes, your dog lives in your house, and yes, you love it. But your attention is not focused on the dog every moment it’s awake. Five minutes of inattention on my part and my toddler’s drinking bleach and bathing in the toilet. If my kids are awake, I need to know what they’re doing, where they’re doing it, and what they’re doing it with. I don’t have to follow them from room to room, but it helps.
Well, this one actually is insulting and contradiction to really feeling responsible for a dog. And also collectively, it is not even true! My dogs make disturbing waves in my brain when they want to reach me, they know how to interrupt the computer monitor – when I am too concentrated on writing and don’t listen, and when I am a bit tired on our morning walks – it can happen they push me out of the way with their thought waves. So hell no – when you actually have a relationship with your dogs and your third eye is a bit open, you can not ignore them at all!!!bAnd at the risk of sounding like an annoying parent here: Kids do some amazing things dogs just can’t stack up to. Sure, you can teach Fido to fetch, but that pride is nothing compared to your kid learning to read. Both give sloppy kisses, but only one lisps, “I wuv you, mommy.” Potty training’s more of a milestone. And can your dog draw you pictures with hearts on them? None of this covers the myriad of things I have to do for my kids every day. My dogs watch me prepare lunches, read The Cat in the Hat, and wipe snot off people’s faces. While my pups take their business outside, my kids require constant diaper changes.
This actually triggers compassion in me. I understand that it is wonderful to watch others grow, to see their accomplishments and celebrate their leaps, how much is it our place to be “proud about that”. There is something in the sound of this sentence that vibrates like – their success is my pay back to me – and that is something I would be careful with. 

The dogs don’t melt down when their favorite Star Wars figure breaks and they bite me a hell of a lot less. They don’t call me a “poop-head.” This is just one of the reasons I love them.
So basically she loves dogs because they don’t have a voice (in her opinion) and can not tell her, when she acts like an ass?

I know you’ll say I sound like a self-righteous parent here. Maybe you don’t ever want kids, which you’ll somehow make germane to the discussion, but which is neither here nor there. Say you love your dogs. Say they make your life worth living. Say they’re your one-and-only. Call yourself a dog person. But don’t call your dog a baby. Don’t call him your “furkid” or “furbaby.” Because baby, it’s not even close.
Well that is a Bingo, I think she sounds like a self-righteous parent here ;-). And if we are talking about insult and respect here, it is very disrespectful to all the women, who out of personal life situations, never have the chance to mother a human child!!

Dear Friends, I am very interested to hear if the past few weeks have changed something in the perception of your pineal gland. I you have different experiences with the animal kingdom and, how you think about the baby / dog discussion. Do you think that only when we are the physical mother of a human child, we have a right to claim motherhood?? Or is oneness and compassion something that brings us together so close, that the species does not matter anymore? Looking forward to hear about your inner studies!!
Love & Light

Edith

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Psychic Abilities Increase – Healing With The Energy Of St. Francis Of Assisi Part II

mby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
maybe you remember that in January we went thru a big wave of collective awakening energies, that brought into awareness keys for the manifestation of our multidimensional self-mastery, and created higher psychic abilities as well as stronger interconnected feelings within the collective of all beings on planet earth. During that time I mentioned for the first time, how the energy field of Francis of Assisi is helping us healing our pets. And back than, just like now with the resent impacts of the Virgo Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse, there was a massive collective wave of pineal gland awakenings effecting the brain of many.

Such an awakening is at the same time a leap in consciousness, and that naturally leads to higher levels of psychic abilities – as the pineal gland is the physical home of psychic connections in the human body. Our inner connection is stronger now, and it is easier to touch base with the dimensional level of the Ascended Master Realms than it ever was before. And there the assistance of the Ascended Master Francis of Assisi comes into the picture again.
Now as we start integrating and grounding the changes of the last month in our inner system, and shift our inner perception of leadership for the Golden Age of Aquarius, we will need his gentle guidance and profound wisdom. After all it was his soul that moved on from his lifetime as Francis of Assisi, to manifest again as Kuthumi the Ascended Master of World Peace!!! I know it is not always an easy one to do, but the task at hand is to develop patience for the time it takes, till our manifestations appear in front of our eyes, which is supported by the power of Master Lanto. All together provide a strong team for our current steps towards the light.

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“And St. Francis said: ‘My dear son, be patient, because the weaknesses of the body are given to us in this world by God for the salvation of the soul. So they are of great merit when they are borne patiently.”

“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.”

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”

“No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.”

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”

“If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man’s conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.”

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.”

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.”

“We should seek not so much to pray but to become prayer.”

“Preach at all times and when necessary use words.”

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received–only what you have given. A full heart enriched by honest service, unconditional love, your sacrifice, and courage.”lkn'lDear Ones, may you be full of hope these days for yourself and this world’s collective development!! Don’t forget it is on us to bring the principles and directions for the Golden Age of Aquarius into experienced reality here on planet earth. We are indeed the ones we have been waiting for!! I hope the information and  quotes have inspired you, to take steps of divine action on your personal awakening path!! May you feel loved and guided at any time!!
Love and Blessings!
Edith

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Psychic Abilities Increase – Healing Pets With The Energy Of St. Francis Of Assisi

72BC5440-DCF3-417A-82D5-8F387D6E075Aby Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
in last weeks posts about the keys to mastering our multidimensional self, and the Leo / Wolf Full Moon report was mentioned, that the frequencies that are collectively effecting us now, will bring for many people an opening and cleansing of the pineal gland. What that means for us as a collectively awakening humanity is, that more and more people will raise their consciousness to a level of higher psychic abilities and interconnected feeling world. This higher level of connection, will give us access to the Seventh Dimension of consciousness, the level of the Ascended Master Realm.
This change in inner vibration will for many people bring forward the possibility to stay deeply connected with friends and beloved ones, thru third eye communication, while rooming the planet with their physical bodies far away from another. But not also that, over time it will open everybody who is ready to be in a co-creative love relationship with the animal kingdom, to profound levels of communication and clear inner guidance of how to use this new powers, in order to heal our animals and mother nature.
The best companion we can possible ask for to walk this path of transformation with us, is the Ascended Master, Saint Francis of Assisi!! There is a legend linked to Saint Francis and his affinity with animals concerning a wolf. When Francis lived in Gubbio there was a wolf “terrifying and ferocious, who devoured men as well as animals.” Francis had compassion upon the townsfolk, and so he went up into the hills to find the wolf. When he found the wolf, he made the sign of the cross and commanded the wolf to come to him and hurt no one. Miraculously the wolf closed his jaws and lay down at the feet of St. Francis. Then Francis led the wolf into the town, and surrounded by startled citizens made a pact of peace between them and the wolf. Sounds like a tale to you?? Well actually it is a classic attribute of a shamanic person, to direct animals with their mind and energy field. Which is coherent with an early near death experience Francis of Assisi had.Sick dog facing camera on white backgroundSo if we want to develop the ability to effectively heal and help our animal friends, our nature kingdom and other earth beings, than we are well of to call in the energetic support of the animal lover Saint Francis of Assisi. Make a good inner connection true deep conscious breathing or your favorite meditation before using the source, and than work with this prayer if your beloved pet needs your support for self-healing.

Healing Pets with Saint Francis of Assisi
Divine Essence, Heavenly Source of Love,
you heal the sick, defend the vulnerable, care for the poor,
and liberate all creation from suffering and injustice,
allow me to be your instrument of love and healing,
while I hold the space of unconditional love and faith for (name of pet),
bring him/her to your peaceful kingdom where all creatures shall live in harmony
and all suffering shall be transformed into joy.

Another important thing to know about Francis of Assisi is, that a later lifetime of his was his appearance as the Master for World Peace Kuthumi. That is why this well known peace prayer of his, is so effective and strong in vibration. Use it when you need inner peace to deal with a complicated situation, to calm down your animals if the Full Moon or other collective events irritate them or your family needs an injection of peaceful communion.

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.”b

And last but not least, who loves their pets, blesses their pets!! If you feel like expressing your gratitude and deep felt blessings for your animal babies, use this prayer!

Francis of Assisi Blessing For Our Animal Friends
Divine Essence, Heavenly Source of Love,
essence of all living creatures,
I pray that your endless love is with me, when I bless (name of pet),
who brings so much joy into my life.
By the power of unconditional love,
enable him/her to live according to your plan,
and allow me, always to be guardian to his/herauthentic divine self.

Dear Friends, I hope my words are motivation and encouragement to give it a try yourself, the natural and mothering way, when your pet is in need the next time!!! And that you use this prayers together with the energetic connection you have, to help them out!! May you this way create the most profound, beautiful relationship with your loving animal friends!! And may you have tons of fun discovering how much of this vibrational love-language your beloved cat/dog/mouse/rat… truly can exchange with you!! Open your mind to the possibility and allow yourself to be surprised!! Give your first few tries a joyful, relaxed and lighthearted approach, and you will see that over a short period of time your clarity will grow and your connection deepen!!!
Blessings and Happy Pet Chat!!
Edith

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The Magic Continues… 11:11,33,55 – Embrace The Change

38by Edith Boyer-Telmer

Dear Friends,
as mentioned in the Thursday post, The Magic is collectively awakening again on our planet. After we have moved, transformed and aligned our energies, put back together the pieces by the 12/12/15 Frequency Gateway and the Galactic Alignment, yesterdays Cancer Full Moon has again made a massive shift into higher frequency possible for our daily life’s. The days of December 25th, /26th and 27th are finally bringing together all the energetic movement we have experienced. One of the big blessings of the last weeks, was the collective cleansing of the first chakra for all human beings incarnated on planet earth. This is the reason for the increased 11:11 manifestation power right now.
The energy frequencies and alignments we have consciously or unconsciously received through our crown chakra and the higher heart, allow us to change the way our survival pattern have worked so far. For more and more people now the chance is given, to shift from a surviving human being, to the stat of an awaken co-creator of their personal life. The awakening energy also supports us collectively to move into a higher state of awareness. Which further leads to the creation of multi-dimensional pathways, for us to access higher vibrating dimensions of unconditional love, compassion, sharing and authentic co-creation. These pathways are designed to enable us to directly access the authentic truth of our personal inner guidance.
The frequencies of the number 55 bring us individually in contact with a feeling for: I AM the Higher Self; I AM Aware of the Divine Will.
Which means our clarity increases and the personal soul path becomes more obvious to many. The number 5 in general is the number of opportunity, of multi-dimensionality and change. It appears when guardian angels are inviting you to prepare yourself for a bigger life change. Within the angelic realms the number 5 is also a symbol for a period of personal freedom, wholeness and coming into our own. It is messenger for a positive life change, a sign of adventure, pleasure, and excitement. In the coming days, the significance for the collective is to be at the forefront of this change and embrace it with open arms.54When we are talking about Compassion of a higher frequency than we are talking about a creation of the Higher Heart. The same frequency that Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mother Marie, Sananda and many more masters used, to fulfill amazing acts of instant healing and unlimited sharing during the history of humanity on planet earth. With Pluto transiting Capricorn, and with the Galactic Center just past alignment, this is a powerful time of collective impact. A Full Moon under the influence of Saturn, is a good time to day dream, lucid dream, meditate and manifest new structures for our life and for the Earth we are building. An earth that is the pure reflection of Love and Peace, the energies of the Golden Light of the Christ Consciousness I AM! The most positive assistance possible to the newly created, quickening forward movement in the spiritual awakening of the collective consciousness of humanity, is to go with the flow, consciously breath thru the little bumps in the road and embrace every change thrown at us unconditionally and  limitless.
To increase our capacity for tolerance and our natural curiosity about how others experience the journey of awakening they are creating for themselves, are two major keys for new inspired creations for world peace. The energetic support and guidance to develop this higher heart abilities, will be fully transmitted into the collective human consciousness, until the end of this amazing year 2015. That higher abilities in combination with the large numbers of newly awakening human beings, that the 55 energies will set into motion, we can look forward to an exhilarating rate of positive changes, awakenings into self-love and people who step up, embrace and actively use their personal power during the upcoming year 2016!!! What wonderful, blessed times to look forward to!!! As soon as a stable connection link to the Higher Self is accomplished, and a clear communications is established, the collective understanding of the divine blueprint, the divine will for our oneness future, will become visible in everyday life, for thousands of people. What a glorious time to be alive!!!!090-1105145948-spiritualityDear Ones, I wish you magical, mystical, amazing connections during this Holy Season. May all you encounter with close friends and beloved once happen under the influence of the higher heart!! May you have true love embracing you and authentic self-love to pave your way into the Golden Age of Aquarius!!!
Magical Season
Blessings and Unconditional Love ;-)!

Edith

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The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

diversity-660x330Dear Friends,
I loved reading this article! In my eyes it is proof that as a collective we are starting to feel the power of Oneness, while we also realizing the amazing benefits our individuality and diversity bares! And I think we see the first footprints of the Golden Age coming along, when I read that schools are focusing now on integration and even collective meditation. As our collective awakening is speeding up now, so many of us feel the deep need to simple be “One Human Race”.  Sharing a diversity classroom, as a chance for our children to live in a world focused on human beings differences in higher abilities, expression and divine soul plan… rather than separation by skin color, religion or cultural background! I hope you are brave and give your child a chance, to see the world through the eyes of friends of diversity in race, gender, color and religion!!
Love and Blessings Edith

Recently a neighborhood in Brooklyn made national headlines for a fight over public schools. Lots of affluent, mainly white families have been moving into new condos in the waterfront area called DUMBO, and the local elementary school is getting overcrowded. The city wants to redraw the zones in a way that would send kids from this predominantly white school to a nearby school where enrollment is over 90 percent black and Hispanic and which draws many of its students from a public housing project. Some parents on both sides of the line balked. “Liberal hypocrisy,” was the headline in the conservative National Review.
The tacit assumption was that sending children to a majority-minority school would entail a sacrifice, one that pits their own children against their (presumably) progressive ideals. But there’s plenty of evidence that suggests the opposite: White students might actually benefit from a more diverse environment. Here are three reasons why:Celebrating Diversity Quilt Project1. Their test scores won’t be any lower
The federal government just released a report looking at the black-white achievement gap. It found something remarkable: “White student achievement in schools with the highest Black student density did not differ from White student achievement in schools with the lowest density.” Translation: After controlling for socioeconomic status, white students essentially had the same test scores whether they went to a school that was overwhelmingly white or one that was overwhelmingly black. This finding “confirms decades of research that white students’ achievement is not harmed” by the color of their classmates’ skin, says Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, an education professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, who researches race, stratification and inequality in American schools.

2. They may work harder and smarter
Katherine Phillips is a professor at Columbia Business School who studies the benefits of diversity — a growing field. For example, there’s evidence that corporations with better gender and racial representation make more money and are more innovative. And many higher education groups have collected large amounts of evidence on the educational benefits of diversity in support of affirmative action policies. In one set of studies, Phillips gave small groups of three people a murder mystery to solve. Some of the groups were all white and others had a nonwhite member. The diverse groups were significantly more likely to find the right answer.
What the work tells us is that when you have people from the social majority in a diverse environment they work harder and focus on the task more,” Phillips explains. “They think about problems more broadly. And, she adds, they are more likely to back up their own opinions and consider alternative points of view, rather than assuming that everyone thinks as they do“. Phillips believes that her research, done on business students, could generalize to other classroom settings. Being in a homogeneous group may feel more pleasant, she says, but diverse groups keep people on their toes. This is potentially an important finding for schools, given the Common Core’s emphasis on deep learning, critical thinking and citing evidence.emb3. They may become more empathetic and less prejudiced
“Diverse schools, especially when kids attend them at an early age, are linked to cross-racial friendships,” says Siegel-Hawley. “Your willingness to stereotype declines, and that in turn is linked to a reduction in prejudice.” Considering that the United States is projected to be majority-minority by 2044, when today’s elementary school students are in the workforce, being comfortable with difference may become a competitive necessity. All of the researchers I spoke with emphasized that the benefits of diversity don’t come at the stroke of a redistricting pen. “The benefits aren’t automatic,” says Phillips. “If you put people in diverse environments they can go really badly or really well. A lot of it is a function of things like how much you respect the people in the room.” Still, given that truly integrated public schools have long-established benefits for students who are poor and who come from minority groups, many researchers believe that creating classrooms that benefit everyone is a good policy. “Cities and schools need really strong leadership that articulates clearly the need for diversity and equity and why it’s connected to 21st century skills,” says Siegel-Hawley.

Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/10/19/446085513/the-evidence-that-white-children-benefit-from-integrated-schools