Greetings of love and gratitude from
A Sharp Beaked, Soft Hearted Grackle
Saves the Day.
The Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
Center in Kendalia, Texas, is home and healing place to many injured
animals. After many years of rescuing animals, the heart-warming
stories of animal empathy and love number in the thousands. One
such story, told by founder Lynn Cuny, tells of an injured grackle who
escaped from her holding pen in the WRR building and proceeded to elude
all attempts at retrieving her. Meanwhile, a tiny starling baby
was stable and eating, but, as Lynn put it, she was “missing that spark
that tells us the will to live was alive…” She was clearly
depressed and traumatized by the thoughtless act of a person who had
thrown her nest with her and her siblings in it, into a trash
can. So it happened that the grackle, who was healing nicely and
still loose in the building, found her way to the baby starling.
The presence of the beautiful black bird filled the baby with
comfort. Her eyes were now bright and open as she called to her
new friend. “From that day until the day they were set free, the
grackle and starling calmed and cared for one another; they healed the
pain of the past and found in each other what no one else could give
them, " said Lynn.
Prayers for the Birds as They Migrate
Let us give thanks for the birds. Their
beauty, the grace they show us as they fly, and the way they uplift our
hearts as we watch them soar above us in the sky. We give thanks
for all the people, like Lynn, who are teaching us that birds have
personalities, feelings, and compassion for other beings. May we
find ways every day to help people understand that birds are our
precious, intelligent, and awe inspiring neighbors who deserve lives of
freedom from human interference. As our winged and feathered
friends migrate this fall, we pray and hold the focused thought that
hunters gazing skyward are suddenly struck, as if by lightning, by the
Divine Mystery of these birds, by the love they show to each other, and
by the Truth—that these birds are not ours to kill or harm in any way.
And let us envision a planet where there are enough resting places for
all of them with abundant non-toxic food and water to sustain them on
their journeys. Let us envision city lights being dimmed at night
so as not to confuse the inner compass of these sky travelers. Dear
Birds, who share this precious planet with us, please forgive us for
the harm we have caused you. We hold you in our hearts; we send love
and gratitude to each one of you as you fly above us; we bless you on
your journeys; and we will be your voice until everyone understands
that we are here to help and protect you and never ever harm you.
Namaste. We see you and we love you.
As always, I send my thanks to each of you for joining this circle of
compassion and shining the Light of Truth for all to see, so that one
day soon, all beings will live in peace together.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy, and Will, Madeleine, and the Circle of Compassion team.
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