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This winter in Vermont I decided to put up some bird feeders and it’s been a daily enjoyment for me. We had 10 weeks of snow on the ground and many days of single digit temps. Yes, it was a mild winter. Not kidding.
I swear, watching those blessed birds discover and then crowd around the bird feeder gave me a lot to think about. Such as, how do their feet not freeze, and break off?
I go out to fill the bird feeder and I’m out there about twenty minutes, with gloves that are supposed to be good down to twenty below zero and I take them off for one minute and my hands are freezing.
Seriously, how do they walk around on the snow in bare feet and not DIE?
We’ve had a couple of weeks of warmer weather and the return of all kinds of birds, robins, red wing blackbirds, cardinals, and they’ve all discovered my feeders. The blue jays and sweet little birds who’ve been here all winter have really had to make an adjustment.
I put up a second feeder at the back of the house about two weeks ago and it wasn’t getting much action except for a pair of blue jays. Then, we got about 4 inches of snow in the course of 24 hours and everything changed.
The feeder that is on the glass door – it’s attached with suction cups – suddenly started getting action and the blue jay feeder now has a LOT of competition. The main feeder has been non-stop.
I just filled everything two days ago, and already needing to refill.
I went out yesterday as the sun was setting, after most of the birds had gone home for the night, and I was checking the feeders and the area when I saw bright red spots on the snow beneath the main feeder.
At first I thought it was some kind of berry – there are berries in the suet feeder I put out.
I looked closer and I knew it was blood.
Then I saw there was a lot more blood a little distance, and blood on the branch of the tree.
It floored me. I started to cry.
I put the feeders up to help the birds and to enjoy them, and now that loving intention had brought forth some kind of violence and bloodshed between the birds.
It really rocked me.
And I went right into prayer. I blessed the area. I blessed the birds.
I declared that this is a place of Peace and Harmony.
I felt the power of my prayer – the power of LOVE cleansing and clearing the field of energy around the tree.
I thank God for prayer.
A Course in Miracles tells us that “as long as perception lasts, prayer has a place.”
I had a perception of lack of Love among the birds, and that this was somehow not good. Yet, I really don’t know what’s going on with the birds.
Lesson 25 in ACIM is “I do not know what anything is for.” And I don’t.
I’m so grateful that I can shift my perception with a prayer and be back in alignment once again.
Life is always showing me, teaching me, and leading me to a higher perspective, one beyond my perception.
I am SO grateful!
I invite you to consider what have you viewed as less than good, bad or wrong, and maybe it’s your perspective that’s not correct?
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