Posted tagged ‘Birds’

DeeDee the dove expresses gratitude

April 8, 2017

Here is DeeDee, when I saw her last.  She was just a couple of months old, and ready to become independent.  She is a California mourning dove, and the sweetest bird I ever knew.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s home in California was a great place for little birds to grow up in.  Here is a picture of DeeDee when she was just a tiny hatchling:

Dr. Tae Yun Kim loves animals of all kinds, and is especially fond of birds, and makes sure they have a safe haven on her estate.

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Momma Dottie is watching out and knows that this huge thing with the camera in hand is just me and is no harm to her or her young ones.  In fact she knows I protect them from the ever-present crows.

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Here is DeeDee almost grown up, already Dottie had put her out of the nest but still kept coming back to make sure she’s safe and to feed her.

Dr. Tae Yun Kim has always reminded me how beautiful animals are and how they express their gratitude.

The day DeeDee was ready to leave for good, she hung around the house closer than usual.  She made sure she saw me, and I saw her.  And this was not imagination running wild.  DeeDee really did wait until I saw her.  She looked at me for a long time and let me come real close.  I almost heard her tell me that she was happy for her beautiful childhood her and so grateful we watched over her and kept chasing the crows away.

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Finally, as all birds must do, she knew it was time to start her very own life journey, and she flew away.  She circled a few times very close, and then disappeared into the big oak trees.

Yes, I had a tear or two….as always when a baby leaves.

 

The Way of the Warrior

March 15, 2017

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Many of the Martial Arts forms come from watching animals, Dr. Tae Yun Kim explains.  Whole systems were based on specific animals, the crane for example, or tigers.  But Dr. Kim also emphasizes that we can learn from all animals.  Look at these ducks for example. I thought immediately about a page in one of her books, Seven Steps to Inner Power:

“You will see that the Way of the Warrior is to realize who you are in Truth and to demonstrate it.  You will see that the work of the warrior is joyous, that your perseverance is rewarded with increasing faith in your Silent Master and in love for yourself and others, and that your victory is assured.  Because you already are one with your Silent Master.”

When I look at these animals, whether on the water or in the air, how they are true to themselves, and to what they are, and they demonstrate it.

So much to learn from them!

Geese in flight

 

Beautiful Hawks

January 26, 2017

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I have said it many times – I absolutely love and adore birds of prey.  They are so majestic and I am very drawn to them.  If I don’t see one for a day I really miss them. This morning, this beauty seemed to be waiting for me, at the tree he/she always is sitting on.

Halona, the hawk, reminded me of what Dr. Tae Yun Kim has said many times – it’s about how we view our lives.

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“The higher your view, the wider and more thorough your view.  Think of viewing something from the ground,  from the top of the tree, from a helicopter ( or mid-flight of a hawk) and finally from a satellite.  Which gives you the widest view?  The most information about the environment?  The Satellite of course!”

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Just think about it – if Halona had to try find food while on the ground – she wouldn’t ever see any and would starve.  The higher she goes up in the sky, the more she’ll see and the better the chance to spot her dinner.

And just like that, Dr Tae Yun Kim says, we need to let our spiritual being go way up like the satellite, and view our lives from that view!  Only then can we truly make decisions and gain insight into our lives!

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Earl the Bald Eagle shows how to enjoy Food

January 12, 2017

Earl, the Bald Eagle, really shows us how to live.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has been emphasizing about the importance of food and to treat it with the respect it deserves.

“God gave us all things to eat,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says, “food is a direct gift from Him.  It is our responsibility to treat all food well, keep kitchens clean and not waste a thing.”

Earl the bald Eagle understands this, and is demonstrating his attitude in the video here.

“When you prepare and eat food, you are harnessing the energy in the vegetables, grains, or meats to interact with your energy, thereby creating more energy.  Naturally you always want to eat the best quality foods you can.  But what about when you are traveling and don’t have any healthy options?  Because food exists in consciousness, it has the energy of consciousness.  When you eat you bring this energy into your body. If you are in a situation where junk food is your only choice, remember that your positive attitude helps you get the best energy you can out of the food until a better selection is available.” (The Silent Master page 72)

So let’s be like Earl and know what to eat and how to respect the food we have!

 

The Power of Hummingbirds

January 4, 2017

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Hummingbirds are amazing creatures.  They are very beautiful, very wise, strong, resourceful.  In fact, it’s quite mind-blowing how these tiny little creatures are so powerful, and go through the day with such purpose and determination!

They remind me of something I just read in Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s book “The First Element.”

“A tiny bird unborn bird pecks away at his shell hundreds of times for no other reason than to be born!  For no other reason than to be who he is.  He follows the life-force as far as his purpose directs.” (The First Element, page 137)

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How beautiful!  I am striving to be just like such a little bird, to fulfill my purpose!

But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim takes this way further.

“But you!  You are born with so much more capability than this little bird.  If you are not living your life with the same enthusiasm of a supernova, exploding to fill your space with energy to build an create and transform, you are still inside a dark shell.  If you are sitting around doing nothing more than feeling sorry for yourself, then you are not even as true and honest as the little bird, who at least honors his life force by pecking his way out into the world!”

What great motivation!  Every time I see a tiny little bird I remember these lines and I feel so encouraged to go and achieve my 2017 goals!

Quail are God’s creatures too

July 20, 2013

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Where Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim lives, lots of wildlife enjoy a great environment.

Here you see Quincy and Queeny, the neighborhood quail, on their Sunday stroll.  Did you know that quail are very sociable birds and like to stay together in groups?  Except during mating season, when they break off into pairs, and raise their young.

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One of the things they like to do is take dust baths together – burying their underbellies into dry, dusty soil and move around….see how well-developed they are?  They have been on this planet for about a Million Years, so they know what works and what doesn’t!

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s words come to mind, reminding me that every creature has its place, it’s purpose.

“Freedom does not mean being free from adversity or difficulty.  Freedom is the knowledge that you have the power to conquer adversity and difficulty.  If you could ask any animal living free in the animal kingdom they would tell you that they aren’t free from trouble.  Predators are everywhere, and life is a daily challenge.  But all animals were born with instincts to protect them, and were given special talents and abilities to help them stay alive and pursue their lives in freedom.”

(The Silent Master, page 141)

Babies in the Doves’ nest!

July 2, 2013

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We now know that Davey and Dotty set up their nest in the big tall palm tree right outside Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s kitchen window.  It’s out-of-the-way of predators, and a great place for raising baby birds!

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True Love

I am hungry

I am sooo hungry!

Whenever I see such beautiful young baby birds I am reminded of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s words:

“You are one with the All the Power of the Universe! Wake up to the little miracles around you right now and appreciate the power of the universal life force.  This is your power we are talking about, your intelligence!

These miracles we take for granted every day are pictures of your own life force in motion.  A tiny unborn  bird pecks away at his shell hundreds of times for no other reason than to be born!  For no other reason than to be who he is.  He follows the life force as far as his purpose directs.

But you!  You are born with so much more capability than this little bird.  If you are not living your life with the same enthusiasm of a supernova, exploding to fill your space with energy to build and create and transform, you are still inside a dark shell.  If you are sitting around doing nothing more than feeling sorry for yourself, then you are not even as true and honest as the little bird, who at least honors his life force by pecking his way out into the world.

I am asking you to come out and start appreciating this life force that brought you here!”

(The First Element, page 137)

I am a fierce warrior

I may be small, but I am a warrior!