Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Backyard garden helps family survive

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

When earnings are scarce, a small plot of land can become a life-saver for a modest family.

Hamid, an ojek driver for 11 years, for instance, decided to use the vacant land behind his home to cultivate vegetables and help make ends meet.

"Back my hey-day, when private cars and motorcycles were less common than they are now, I used to get at least Rp 30,000 (about US$3.26) a day," Hamid said.

"Now, I can only get Rp 10,000 at the most.

"It is often that I go home empty handed," the 48-year-old Hamid said Friday.

"That is why since 2001 I have used the (family) land for gardening" he said,

In a 3,000 square meter block behind his West Jakarta home, Hamid grows timun suri (apple cucumber), selada (lettuce), spinach, water spinach and cassava.

He harvests timun suri every two months, lettuce every 40 days and swamp cabbage and spinach every 15 - 20 days.

Hamid, father of five and recently a grandfather, said he sold most of his produce, while the remainder was consumed by his family.

"At harvest time we sell our vegetables at four or five kiosks around here," he said, adding that he could earn up to Rp 400,000 - 500,000 from each harvest.

Hamid grows up to 30 timun suri per harvest, which he sells according to size.

"Smaller ones are priced between Rp 2,000 - 3,000, while larger ones are priced between Rp 5,000 - 6,000," he said.

Aside providing their day-to-day meals, Hamid, who only graduated from elementary school, said he hoped to give all his children a better education than his own.

But due to Hamid's uncertain income, his eldest daughter left school at an elementary level, while his two eldest sons left school at junior high. He said he hopes his youngest son, now also at junior high school will stay on. His youngest daughter is still only two years old.

Hamid said that now it was difficult for him to save money for his children's education.

"I used to save Rp 5,000 - 10,000 a day, but now I rarely save anything," he said.

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