What if we were raised by our pets?

Another adoption took place today. The proud new parents are the mom, a white Persian who goes by the name of Mia and the dad a black Maine Coon who goes by the name Owen. They named their new human addition Joy. I was invited to attend the celebration in honor of this occasion and interviewed the new parents as to how they would be raising their child.

 

I asked Mia if she knew this baby was the spirit-child “meant to be with her and she told me the following story.”A long time ago when society was different and the humans adopted us…I remembered this as a feeling…I had a very special caretaker…to whom I promised that if I could ever return her kindness …I would…well my new child Joy is that spirit…Owen will tell you the same.. as he and I have been together before…we shared the same litter box one time…please don’t tell anyone that part” …I laughed and said I wouldn’t let anyone know.

 

I then asked Mia and Owen to just tell me they thought was important and let them inform me.

 

Owen started with a smile on his long whiskered face…and began to tell me how things were at one time. “See” he said, “When humans took care of us, most didn’t understand that our love is unconditional. No matter how our caretakers treated us… we loved them …we knew their “problems” were caused by their disconnection with “all there is”. … for the purposes of telling this story to you I say we always innocently “understood”  that connection…in fact we really don’t know any difference.

 

Mia then added ” it seemed some of my caretakers forgot I lived with them…stopping only to scratch my head as I purred and rubbed against their legs  before they ran out the door…but I knew they would return…and though I felt hungry ….  I knew they would fill my food bowl when dark arrived. Later I could jump up on their beds and find a warm snuggly place.

 

 Owen then jumped in and said many of his lives weren’t like as Mia’s…”I spent several lives as a “tomcat” living in the world of trash cans and hunting for my dinner…brown mice were a delicacy and every so often, an open window gave me access to a warm furnace on a cold frosty night.

 

Both then smiled as they glanced at Joy…who was sleeping peacefully within Owens paws.

 

Mia excused herself to greet to a guest who just arrived.

 

“You’re too young to remember the great transition aren’t you?” Owen said to me.

 

I nodded “yes”.

“It’s really very simple” he said. Humans had abused the resources that were offered to them freely…and the Masters needed to make a change in order for a new paradigm to emerge within the universe. ..the Masters saw that the animal pets here demonstrated the essence of love needed to raise the vibrations of this place of learning, and just like that, we became the caretakers of the humans…they became essentially “our pets”

It was quite a shock at first but we were happy to assist in love…the humans just took to the idea …pardon this…but… like fish to water. While they still create their children they then give them to us to until they grow into adulthood.

 

A human adult used to be considered an adult at the age of eighteen but as this never really worked anyway…they were so immature….we usually let them go around the age of 13 to possibly 15…remember our time in these furry bodies is not what as long as a human life. Since all energy must equalize, in exchange for our caring of them, the humans must take in and care for one of our “mature citizens” until they transition back to “all there is”

 

As Owen was finishing his story Mia had returned and took Joy into her arms to nourish her.

 

I can see Owen has been fascinating you with the story of our society.

 

I said, “It seems wonderful”!

 

She then told me that they raise the humans just as they would their own children…with unconditional love.  “A child is never punished… because really he’s done nothing wrong…he’s shown how his actions effect others and how all life is interconnected and yet completely free. The child is counseled that he is a unique individual, as are all beings. Therefore, as he learns to respect himself and his family members he will come to respect all other beings as being as unique as he is. He will realize that he has his own inherent talents and gifts to give, and that by using them wisely; he will find his path and place within society where his heart naturally resides. By contributing at this level he will bring happiness into the world community daily and will be able to live his life honestly. He will be in connection with a quiet stillness within that tells him when he is not in harmony with himself, and therefore all other creatures. His actions will match his words, and he will be a role model and guide for others. By living honestly he will always have what he needs and will not take more than necessary. He will realize that all the planets resources are meant to be shared by all beings… and that he really needs very little in order to live well.”

 

Mia once again needed to interact with her guests but finished by saying that “The child is always treated with kindness and patience regardless of his actions and is encouraged in any activity that is health promoting”. She carried Joy with her this time to share this little “light of love” with others.

 

Owen and I sat quietly with each other for a few minutes…we were both beginning to feel the effects of the catnip tea being served this afternoon. Owen suddenly jumped up to catch a spider that started to descend from the ceiling and mercifully let it go…he then pointed with his large black paw at the web the spider had constructed. He said, “spider uses this web to nourish herself and as well a place to rest her legs…it takes her time to build this geometric castle and small children can destroy her work quicker than the wind…and yet she builds again an artistic masterpiece showing the matrix of our interconnectedness…we are only as strong as our connection to each other…if one strand falls the others will support it…but if half the strands are torn the web becomes ineffective and must be built again….it’s all a process of building and rebuilding  and of creating and recreating , never complete and never quite done in the same exact way twice…our art shows us the natural perfection of our hearts and of love. When we all co-operate we support each others dreams and goals for the betterment of all creature- kind, we encourage each other to do and be our best and live in gratitude for what we have and what we can share…we lessen each others individual burdens while creating a power far greater…the power of one unified creation!”

 

Listening and watching the glow about him as he had spoken brought a feeling of ecstasy out from within my core and I lay back on the cool green grass, in the warm afternoon sun and took it all in.  Owen gently padded over to join Mia and Joy. The three together had this magical presence that felt like liquid silk, radiating outward to infinity, enveloping the souls of all present.

 

I must have fallen asleep, and when I awoke, noticed that all the guests had departed. Mia and Owen were watching the sunset over the water and snacking on some trout, freshly caught by a couple of nearby fishermen, as Joy just up from her nap, giggled and seemed to be fascinated with her tiny toes.

A question came to me, how did these two meet this lifetime? Mia told me about the litter box and that they’d been together before, but she never said how they met this time around. My mind projected some thoughts like maybe they met on some rickety backyard fence, possibly chasing mice they bumped into each other, or perhaps while shopping for scratching posts at Feline’s.

 

Well, why wonder?  I got up and wandered on over a little closer to the edge of the river where they were sitting.

 

“Welcome back my friend, did you have a nice catnap?” Owen asked. “It was quite refreshing” I replied as I stretched my spine. I woke up wondering how you two met each other…would you share that with me.  Mia smiled and looked into Owens eyes and for a second it suddenly it seemed that the two were one cat!

I rubbed my eyes and everything looked normal again. “Something bothering you my friend” Owen said. “No…uhhh …I just uhhh…never mind…I mean… well it looked like…” I stammered. They both laughed kindly at my naiveté of their world.

 

“You’re adorable” Mia said to me as she touched my cheek with her paw. “What you just saw was our one soul. A long time ago when this universe was created some entities of love split their souls in order to accomplish more tasks upon multiple planes of reality. Sometimes while one soul is on this earth plane, the other exists in the ethereal realm to offer guidance to the other and complete work on that level of soul for both entities. It’s not often that both our souls are embodied here at the same time, but our soul chose this experience this time so we can help other beings like yourself learn just how loving this universe is. So Owen and I while separate physically, are indeed one energy body of light.” Owen added, “Love is always present, it’s just a question of whether we can see through the illusions here. Everything you see merely a reflection like a mirror.”

 

“Come next to the water with me”, he said and I followed. “We can both see ourselves in the water…and if I move my paw my reflection does the same, but it’s not me…only a view of me that you and I can see right now. That cat over on the other side of the river sees me moving my paw and thinks I’m waving to him even though it’s not what I intended with my paw motion. He sees me as a friendly stranger and is waving back. Is what he perceives any more real than our reflections in the water? Or is it any less real than you and I standing here in this moment? I’ll let you ponder that my friend.”

 

My mind was a bit blurred and everything seemed wavy and very bright. Mia said to sit down and feel my body on the ground….I did …and my focus began to return.

 

 “You asked how we actually met this time”?

 

 “Yes, that was my question; I was beginning to think I shouldn’t have asked.”

 

 She smiled and told me that she and Owen met while living in the same neighborhood. “I was outside one spring day walking around my front yard when I noticed a new cat moving in across the street. He looked over at me and when our eyes met I knew him immediately and he knew me…it was as if the world stopped…this magnetic energy could be felt between us 100 feet away…and

my heart felt this tingly warmth I hadn’t experienced before. In those days I was a bit shy…so I tried not to pay attention to him … yet my soul could not ignore this force we’ve discovered to be what real spiritual love is.”

 

Owen and I have been together in other lifetimes and each lifetime previously held different lessons for our soul to learn…we were never fully awake in our other lives…this time it seems that we have a mission together to help and wake up the all unique beings to the love that is, “all there is”.

 

Owen then reflected for a moment and then said, “Mia and I have come together over and over again to re-mind each other of our ever present connection not only to each other but to everything that we see and what we don’t see. After the great transition, it became our duty as teachers to raise the energetic vibrations of the humans, and soon it will no longer be necessary for us to do so.”

He continued, “As generations have evolved into knowing unconditional love as the way of all life they have come to depend on us less and less and their learning has become lightening quick…at the speed of thought so to speak. Some call it telepathy. It allows us to communicate without even being in the same location…all done in a state of pure love…it’s what you felt when you experienced Mia and me merge our energy back into one soul. We could not have communicated that experience to you with words.”

 

We all sat feeling love…radiating all around.

 

Joy was smiling and cooing and what I heard her saying was, “I am here to share love with all beings, it is our natural state. I will live these days in gratitude for all beings will share love back with me.”

 

I thanked them for sharing themselves with me and went to where I come from

to write this message of love to share with you.

 

                                                                 MI-OW!!!

 

(published in Pet Across America vol 2)

2011 SEBAC Agreement: CHALLENGED!!!!!!!

THANK YOU LISA!!!!!!!

 

update 7/28/11

http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/ctnj.php/archives/entry/state_prosecutor_takes_on_sebac/#.TjHf8ArtCEs.facebookwww.ctpost.com/local/article/Union-revote-challenged-1602748.php

The state Board of Labor Relations has scheduled a preliminary meeting on Aug. 3 on a prosecutor’s complaint that union leaders’ efforts to strike a $1.6 billion concessions deal with the governor violated collective bargaining laws.

Lisa Herskowitz, a senior assistant state’s attorney in Manchester, filed the paperwork earlier this month.

In late June, members of the 15-union State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition failed to ratify $1.6 billion worth of givebacks Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Legislature counted on to balance their new, two-year budget.

Fifty-seven percent of voting members and 11 unions — including Herskowitz’s, the Connecticut Association of Prosecutors — backed the givebacks, but not the supermajority required.

Although the governor has begun implementing layoffs and budget cuts, he and labor leaders clarified portions of the deal late last week and unions are scheduling a second-round of voting they hope will save jobs.

SEBAC leaders last week also amended their rules allowing ratification by a simple majority.

Herskowitz in her complaint to the labor board alleges SEBAC violated its own bylaws by agreeing to a two-year wage freeze, arguing the coalition’s negotiating authority is limited to pensions and health care.

She further argues SEBAC should not have reopened the existing pension and health-care agreement, which expires in 2017, without allowing union members to first vote to authorize SEBAC to renegotiate the deal. Rank-and-file approval should also have been sought in early July when SEBAC approached Malloy about reopening talks, Herskowitz said.

Herskowitz also called the SEBAC process of selling the negotiated terms “highly coercive.”

“SEBAC carried out the negotiations in secret without … input from union members,” she wrote. “SEBAC basically said, `Here it is. Take it or leave it. And if you leave it, there will be layoffs and the state will be economically devastated.”

SEBAC spokesman Eric Bailey said, “We are confident that SEBAC leadership have acted in the best interests of its members in reaching a tentative agreement with the state.”

Staff Writer Brian Lockhart can be reached at brian.lockhart@scni.com

Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Union-revote-challenged-1602748.php#ixzz1TGu7v64K

2011 SEBAC Agreement revised: CVS Caremark privacy violations and more bad news

 

 

 

http://alarmedaboutcvscaremark.org/index.php?id=52

Why We’re Alarmed About CVS Caremark

2011 SEBAC Agreement: More CENSORSHIP and controlling the information flow ! ! !

 
 
Awhile back,prior to the 2011 SEBAC Agreement being voted on, SEBAC began to delete posts from union members on the union members own website that did anything other than fully support the union leaders own greed based, arrrogant opinions of the 2011 agreement. Forward 8 weeks and they’re at it again! Comments can no longer be posted on the SEBAC website (for awhile at this point), and now they are censoring the Facebook page and controlling the information flow to members under the guise of protecting members from “inapropriate” comments ! Only  the “committee” members will be able to start new threads and will be deleting posts that they find do not
support their dark agenda.
 
Here’s the link to the article:
 
…and the article as presented from the SEBAC website
 (should it “disappear”!) 

Announcement of Revised InThisTogetherCT Facebook Page Policy

by Matt O’Connor on July 22nd  

“The InThisTogetherCT Facebook page was created to be a social networking source of information and help for members of the unions in the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC). The page was launched at the height of the economic crisis so leaders and staff had another tool to assist members in navigating the tough issues and tough choices we face.

But efforts to make the FB page work have been overwhelmed during the effort to reach an agreement that saves state workers’ jobs, their collective bargaining rights, and the services they deliver. The large volume of content from a relatively small group of understandably angry and frustrated folks that want to see an end to the current mess has diminished the page’s effectiveness. It is no longer able to offer information to a much larger group of state workers who want and need answers to the questions they want and deserve answers to.

Beginning today we will recapture the original intent of the Facebook page and make it a source of information for union leaders’ discussions and details of any agreement that may be reached.

Members of the coalition’s communications committee will post information and seek questions from union members, all of which will be more closely monitored. Inappropriate, disparaging, and offensive comments will no longer be tolerated and will be deleted by the committee on a regular basis beginning today.

Additionally, new “threads” will be limited to designated Facebook page administrators, and previously posted threads — as well as the comments associated with them — will no longer be visible.

Some of the folks who have enjoyed the openness of the dialogue on the Facebook page will likely be disappointed by the revised policy. We also know many union members who will be pleased they can more effectively and efficiently find accurate and respectful information during this very critical time.

Those who would like to actively participate in our informational and educational efforts are invited to join the coalition’s team of member messengers. Those interested in helping to facilitate the Facebook page as an administrator are invited to offer their volunteer services to the committee.

Contact your union’s elected or staff representatives to submit your name to the committee.

Thanks to all for the lively opinions and creative composition posted at the Facebook page in the last few weeks.”

 Please see Hadda Enough’s FB page:
for the real story and real opinions of union members

2011 SEBAC Agreement: All about taxes and funding the uninsured plan??? Ever heard of ERRP???

Ct. state employees— is opening the 2017 Agreement to make changes to our health and pension plan  all about taxes??? Does this also explain the $100 surcharge you’d be asked to pay to keep your current plan instead of changing over to the  mysterious,  and so far undefinable HEP plan?

http://cpaprotectplus.com/blog/2011/01/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-health-care-reform-cadillac-tax-part-1-of-2/

Did you know about the ERRP program/fund??? It was new news to me…

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/08/obamacare-subsidizes-health-benefits-for-state-and-local-government-retirees/

http://blogs.courant.com/connecticut_insurance/2011/03/connecticut-received-191-milli.html

http://www.errp.gov/

it was supposed to last until 2014 and is almost out of money after operating for only little over a year  

http://biggovernment.com/vmariano/2011/05/04/under-obama-running-out-of-money-is-a-success/

http://www.hfma.org/templates/blogpost.aspx?id=25895

2011 SEBAC Agreement :WTF? Voo-doo?

Why do we need unions  if an entity like SEBAC can simply change the rules, and act as a legislative extension of the Malloy administration???

As I wrote in my last blog…the 2011 Agreement  is Dead in the land of OZ…but watch for the possibility of reincarnation! Or perhaps voo-doo!  Check this link:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/politics/state-union-leaders-press-conference

Anyone who watches the above news video please pay attention to the deflection and non answers by SEBAC union leaders to reporters questions…this is very similar to responses ( or lack of responses) union members received in the union information sessions about the 2011 Agreement!

When you were a kid did you ever “not play with someone’” any longer because every time you played a game they changed the rules when they were losing midway through the game? We called them “cheaters’.

It seems that the SEBAC leadership thinks that when you lose you just change the rules of the game so you win.

Bottom line…The current SEBAC Union By-Laws are the Union By-Laws and were the rules of the game when  Union members voted. End of Game! 80% approval is required to protect union members interests when negotiating for health and pension benefits under the current ByLaws. 14 of 15 unions needed to vote yes to ratify the agreement…only 11 of 15 did…the vote fell far short of the 80% requirement!

Should SEBAC “cheat” and attempt to change the bylaws to suit their needs…they will lose ALL credibility with ALL union members regardless whether they  individually voted yes or NO! IF the current unions are not decertified, any  negotiations on future agreements will be met with a 99.9% NO VOTE!

Again….why do we even need unions if an entity like SEBAC can simply change the rules, and act as a legislative extension of the Malloy administration???

 Here’s a  fun clip from  “Weekend at Bernies” that reminds me of this whole deal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRMlvBfSBYQ

2011 SEBAC Agreement : DEAD in the land of OZ!

Ding dong the deal’s dead!
which ol’ deal…
the wicked deal…
Ding dong the wicked deal’s dead!
 
or so it is for now! For those that believe in reincarnation….this may prove it’s existence!
 
The next several days the media will do what it does and report twisted perspectives and present filtered information. While State Employees have bbq’s at home…we will be the feast of the media…thanks guys…where have you been the last few weeks!?  As of this morning you are still reporting only 2 unions said NO…while  information has been reported that 4 unions (with Fridays voting by State Police and  Judicial Marshalls) have put this deal to death…yes… that would change the percentages of the majority and minority voting yes or no.
 
I had to laugh when I read one blog that claimed “State employees Walk off a cliff”…while I suppose it’s one reporters thought….truth is ….saying yes to the 2011 SEBAC Agreement as presented would have been “cliff diving into the grand canyon!”
A Health Plan without a plan written behind it and contracts that expire with current plan administrators by June 30,2012….
 Pension changes that are not supported by language in the Agreement…what happens to contributions paid in starting in 2013 if pensions are eliminated or altered in 2022?…
No guarantees that our contracts won’t be raided again in 2 years when we are “supposed” to receive an increase, after being denied the increase we agreed to in the 2009 SEBAC Agreement for this year….
 Negotiations that really amounted to an extortive process of a Governor saying “my way, or the highway” …was it the objective all along that he knew the $2 billion giveback request would  never be approved, and the plan was for masssive layoffs and program cuts from the day he took office?
If we have reached the stage where contracts are not honored and new contracts are written in such vague language that they can be manipulated beyond recognition, and rules changed mid game….then maybe it is time for chaos to mix things up so order can once again be restored.
Welcome to the funhouse!
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.