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tion with plants, intuition.
I am the Elk, blissed-out with
my head in the clover. I so ap-
preciate her ability to commu-
nicate with words, and how she
celebrates my ability to commu-
nicate without words, through
heart, touch, and gesture. To-
gether, we reap the benefits of
her discernment, awareness and
groundedness with my natural
compassion, ability to trust and
to see the best in people.
To give wholly, we have to
be whole. This is what we teach
in Anima, as much as anything
else. And wholeness is the life-
long reclaiming and growing of
all our healthful, essential parts.
To accomplish that, we have to
accept our weaknesses as well
as strengths, and get over trying
to live up to a model that we, or
our parents, or society hold up
as ideal.
We need to get over any illu-
sion that better grades or more
accomplishments would make
our life more heartful or pur-
poseful, that we need to be as
sweet as a certain friend or as
pushy as our boss in order to get
ahead, or that plastic surgery on
our breasts or changing the way
we talk could bring us happiness
or true love. At the same time, it
would benefit us to develop the
skills that don't come naturally,
exercise weak muscles, learn
what's hard, push our limits and
boundaries, explore new ways of
being and doing.
To the extent that I am able to
teach or inspire anyone, it is by
being all I am. In the moment, as
in the end, the best we can be is
the best of all we really are, con-
tinuously getting stronger and
more able... not like the women
(or men) we measure ourselves
against, but more like ourselves,
like nobody else! We need to be
both adamant and vigilant when
it comes to how we perceive
others and our selves.
No comparison.
Loba enjoys her life at her wild
riverside home, the Anima School
sanctuary in New Mexico. She and
her partners host folks for wilderness
retreats, teach inspiring lifeways and
herbal correspondence courses (www.
AnimaCenter.org) and organize the
exciting Traditions In Western herbal-
ism Conference to be held September
15th-18th at the fabled Ghost Ranch
(www.TraditionsInWesternherbalism.
org). her stories and recipes can be
found at: www.AnimaCenter.org/
blog
Experiencing life as a victim
or a victor is a choice. Let's take
a look at the victim/victor sce-
nario and determine our destiny
or choice point. In reference to
my previously-published article
in the April edition of the Edge
Magazine called, "Relationship
and Oneness" (http://soulofthe
cities.net/digital/2010/04/), I
would like to re-examine Jesh-
ua's plea, "God why have you
Forsaken me" and determine
the truth of his experience as he
hung dying on the cross, appear-
ing to be a victim of the hatred
and ignorance of the people of
the world at that time.
Let's examine the truth of his
seemingly victim scenario and
what may be a very disempow-
ering misinterpretation of this
passage in our modern-day
churches and interpretations of
the bible
.
In January of 2010, I attended
a conference in Sedona called
"The Gift in Shift." I served as a
volunteer, thus gaining access
to many speakers. One of the
presenters, Dr. Rocco A. Errico,
a lifetime translator of Aramaic,
made a most profound impres-
sion on my consciousness.
Ara-
maic was the Hebraic language
that Jeshua and his community
spoke.
Dr. Errico spoke for one hour,
which felt like ten minutes to me
as his energy and messages so
captivated my entire being. He
shared a few of the more than
200, according to him, misin-
terpretations in our present-day
bible. The translation with which
I was so enthralled, was Jeshua's
uttering as he hung dying on the
cross. As translated by Dr. Er-
icco, Jeshua spoke these words,
"Oh God, Oh God, this is my
destiny." Jeshua in that moment
knew himself as the victor and
not the victim.
This statement, "Oh God, Oh
God, This Is My Destiny" rang so
true in my heart that my entire
body resonated with truth and
my mind sung out "Yes! This is
my destiny as well." This life I
am leading; this life I have ex-
perienced for six decades; this
perceived pain, suffering, disap-
pointment, and uncertainty, are
all my destiny which I agreed to
before incarnating into human
form.
It is my service. It is my will.
It is my bliss. I am a victor and
the co-creator, creating this
journey with my beloved God/
Goddess Presence which is the
complete truth of who I am and
who we all are -- The Beloved
Presence of the God I AM.
I Am, and we each are, this
one piece of the God-self pres-
ence, which lives within all of
our hearts. As we choose to be-
come this God/Goddess true
presence of ourselves we em-
power the creator/victor -- the
authentic self and move beyond
any need or misperception of
being the "Forsaken one"!
Thank you to every one of us
for choosing to be here on plan-
et Earth for this most auspicious
journey to the "Return to Love"
ever created on planet Earth. WE
are the ones we have been wait-
ing for.
From June 12, 2010 until July
10, 2011, the mass conscious-
ness of humanity is traversing
the 12:12 gateway -- the "Re-
turn to Love" gateway. Let us
choose to hold the love in our
hearts for all humanity as the
masses transform their minds
from fear back into their heart's
love. WE are the wayshowers. It
is our chosen destiny.
bonny is a Certified Master Instruc-
tor of IET (Integrated Energy Therapy),
Reiki Master, Spiritual Counselor and
an Angel Card Reader. She will be
offering a series of IET Practitioner
trainings in Las Vegas and Sedona
during the winter of 2011 (see dates
and locations listed in the Awareness
Resource Directory of this issue. Con-
tact her at bonny1111@aol.com and
view her website for exact class lo-
cations and dates www.learniet.com/
bonny_kraus.asp
Oh God, Oh God,
This Is My Destiny
by bonny Kraus, IET Master Instructor
No Comparison...
(Continued from page 31)
The dawn of this new
civilization, which we
might call an Age of
Oneness, is the single
most explosive fact of
our life times.
-- Sri Bhagavan
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