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Remembering Infinity: All Lives Matter

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All are loved beyond measure--even the tiniest house finch.

All are loved beyond measure–even the tiniest house finch.

Several days ago, I had the privilege of rescuing a tiny young house finch whose feet and legs had become tightly bound together by several strands from her own nest. She had been flapping her wings in a desperate attempt to escape for quite some time and was hopelessly trapped, a dozen or so feet above the ground, under some solar panels where I work.

As soon as I heard about the bird’s predicament, I knew I had to help. I borrowed a tall ladder and soon found myself perched rather shakily at the top, sweating in near 100-degree heat. It was no easy task—trying to free her gently without causing her further injury.  Her little legs were crusted with dried blood and a part of one of her wings was rubbed raw by her struggles, but she fought bravely against her unforgiving bonds and me as well.

Working to free her, I was impressed by her incredible will to survive.  As I felt her frantic heart pounding wildly against my hand, I suddenly felt an intense Love and Compassion for this small, seemingly insignificant creature.  I was instantly and profoundly humbled, for she had reminded me that the gift of life should be cherished—in all its many forms.  It occurred to me that this is an important lesson many human beings must still not understand, for so many of us still continue to harm one another (and so many other of Nature’s creatures too).

While I carefully pulled the nest apart and gazed into this little bird’s frightened black eyes, I thought about the reasons so many humans seem to have such little respect for life. I came to realize that, in many ways, this callous disregard is just a dark shadow from some very old and clearly outdated ways of thinking and reacting. For thousands of years, mankind has somehow come to see itself as being completely separate from everything else. Like this little bird, from our earliest roots the drive to survive has taught us to be suspicious or even hostile to those who are not familiar to us.

In our troubled human history, it hasn’t been unusual at all to see new neighbors fear, compete with, and even kill one another—simply because they perceived themselves as being different from one another. Unfortunately, even those with close familial ties had (and still have) no guarantees. Those who’ve had disabilities, behaved differently, or somehow failed to meet “cultural standards” were often ridiculed, beaten, shunned from society, or even killed. In some situations, this habit of discrimination may have been seen as a way to limit the spread of illness or disease, but in far more cases these primitive fears and their resulting brutality were completely unnecessary and utterly baseless.

As shards of glass will scatter when a window pane is dropped upon a hard surface, humanity itself has become shattered. And, while the human population has grown, so it seems have our differences.  Tribes became clans, clans became villages, villages became cities, and cities became states and nations.  Instead of seeing our differences as beautiful and unique expressions of Creation and accepting them as such, we continued to cling to our old, familiar biases.  Today, people allow themselves to be eternally divided by their own beliefs and allegiances.  When we aren’t divided by national origin, language, or culture, then we’re divided by race, skin color, religious belief, or political philosophy. If these differences aren’t enough, we divide ourselves by age, physical appearance, sexual orientation, and gender.  We’re even judged and segregated by the kind of cars we drive, the brands of clothing we wear, the sports teams and celebrities we worship, and the type of “smart phones” or technology over which we obsess.  And the lists of things that separate us just goes on and on…

To make matters worse, recent tensions between some members of our community and the police have led to even greater divisiveness.  Resulting slogans of “Black Lives Matter” and “Blue Lives Matter” seem only to have fanned the flames of conflict, as do claims that the phrase, “All Lives Matter” somehow disrespects or minimizes the feelings of those who are suffering from the violence on both sides of the issue.

Seriously, has it come to that? Have things gotten so bad that even those with the utmost respect for life are now vilified and attacked for their Compassion?

I would suggest that if we are to evolve as a species, we must stop looking at one another through the myopic lenses of ignorance, prejudice, and fear.  At some point we must begin seeing each other as fellow travelers, all sharing a life together on this beautiful Earth home of ours.

It’s now well past time for us to wake up!  It’s time for us to end this insanity! It’s time for us to see that generations of insecurity, competition, and conflict have left us all struggling to find common ground and the understanding that, when it all comes down to it, we are all one race.  Differences are wonderful, of course, for they make us each stand out from one another–just as the individual grains of sand appear different upon a tropical beach. But in the end, we are One Tribe.  One world.   One people.  One Spirit.

It took a chance encounter with a small bird for me to fully understand that all are important.  All are equal.  And all are loved beyond measure—even the tiniest house finch.

So please…let’s learn something from the struggle of this little feathered creature.  Let us remember that all life is precious and irreplaceable, all life is sacred, and all lives truly matter.

With Love,

stargazericon

PS:  In the end, I was finally able to free this little bird and take her to a local wildlife facility for treatment.  Several days later, I was disappointed to learn that she didn’t survive her difficult ordeal. While I am saddened by her loss, I’m profoundly grateful to her for reminding me how wonderful, fleeting, and precious life is. And I’ll continue to honor her gift every each and every day by appreciating the Life Spirit in all things—no matter how great or small they may be.

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10 thoughts on “Remembering Infinity: All Lives Matter

  1. This is so beautifully written. Thank you for sharing this. I agree w every word.

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  2. Beautiful post. The Black lives matter movement started to remind people that Black lives matter TOO. I believe it is the racism and divisiveness in our government, society and media, that then made it seem that the Black lives matter movement was an us against them movement, as if it was stating that white lives, police lives, etc. didn’t matter. And this isn’t what the Black lives matter movement is about. When those charged with protecting us, use racial bias, fear, and poor decisions to kill others, unjustly, then there is a problem that needs to be addressed. Of course killing police isn’t the answer either. The problem of these out of control killings that police have committed and k the lack of accountability for them has grown tremendously. So I salute and support the Black lives matter movement and am sad that it even had to be formed in the first place. The Civil rights movement was decades ago and yet it is a movement whose goals have yet to be achieved.

    The Cabal/Dark love to pit people against each other, they thrive on keeping us in fear, feeling separate from each other and from our divine nature. I believe that this is the ultimate cause and so I continue to work tirelessly to get that power shut down, and along with it all its technologies, systems, economic slavery, bought off dark based media , false flag events, wars, etc. that keep fueling the separation. And certainly Trump’s campaign hasn’t helped as he expands racism beyond just black/white.

    I believe that once that veil drops, is destroyed, and people are once again reconnected to their divine nature and their needs are taken care of in a world of cooperation, a healthy planet, and more, then love and respect for each other will naturally flow from that.

    Thank you for the part you play in bringing this shift about.

    love, katelon

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  3. Thank you Katelon!

    I greatly appreciate your passion for the issue and agree! Once we begin to honor our differences and finally realize we are all FAMILY, humanity will finally start to heal.

    Against so many odds, I do feel that we ARE doing it. One thought, one act of kindness, and one heart at a time.

    Thank you so much for sharing yours here!

    With Love,

    Stargazer

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  4. Oh my heart feels heavy but I am so glad you were able to at least help the bird despite its passing on to bigger feather spaces in the sky. Things like this rip my heart to shreds. The state of the world right now rips my heart to shreds. Such brutal and mindless times intermixed with loving beings trying to move ahead and create a better world. Chaotic times and quite exhausting but we will prevail! Love conquers all. Thank you SG for trying to help this poor baby…Her little heart knew you were trying to help and that gave her courage…..VK ❤

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  5. Today I freed a dragon fly from a spider web. Such a small thing yet I felt it. So I enjoyed this post. All is truly sacred. Thank you!

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    • Wow…that’s terrific! Thank you so much for your comment.

      You reminded me of a similar experience once, where I freed a dragon fly too. It was actually a very synchronistic and important moment in my life, because something had been troubling me deeply. When I released the dragon fly from the tangle of cobwebs he was trapped in, it almost felt like he took my troubles with him when he left! It was an amazing experience and a waypoint in my life…one I’ll never forget.

      Thank you for reminding me of it!

      With Love,

      Stargazer

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  6. 🙏 its an incredible act.
    What all you have explained I agree to it in Toto.
    Shiva
    👌💟

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