"Please Don't Cry Mother Gaia is an informative, hopeful, and engaging story for children of all ages, illuminating

the connections between our living Earth and our daily activities as human beings. Seeing through the eyes of our
animal relations, we can in this book see ourselves and our potential more clearly."
~Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet.

Written by Sonya Bruyette, 2010
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~Foreword~

Crack!.....Boom!....came the thunder and lightening. And another Angry Boom!....went
the thunder. Swoosh….Swoosh…..Swoosh, whistled the weeping willows as they shook
and swayed back and forth under Wind’s forceful currents.
Tssst!…Tssst!…Tssst!…Tssst!….sizzled the trembling, scorched rocks as torrents of
rain pounded down into the hot gases and fumes of the cracked earth…

“Oooooh, a storm’s upon us…. But not just any storm. Under normal circumstances we
nature folk love a good storm to cleanse and nourish the land. It makes everything
shiny and fresh smelling like new lilac blooms - You know what I mean?

“Oh dear, I got so caught up in telling you about the weather, I forgot to introduce
myself. My name is Mother Frog. You’ll read more about me later on in the story.
As for now, I think its best to continue with the more pressing matters at hand.

“Now, this storm here….well, all I can say is Mother Gaia has taken ill, and this storm
is a result of her illness. What’s the matter with her, you say? Well, it took her own
Seven Daughters quite some time to get it out of her. Mother Gaia finally broke down
and revealed to them, the woeful truth.

“Better let you read on, for yourself…”

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Chapter One
Desperation

The seven land-mass daughters of Gaia cried, “Oh, Mother Gaia, why do you
weep so!”

“My brave, compassionate daughters”, began Mother Gaia, “my soul mourns
and my earth body aches from the deep wounds I have endured. For eons I have
watched the Sacred Goddess, feminine energies being stamped out, extinguished and
forgotten… I have experienced such atrocities as human hatred and war, pollution,
factory farming, deforestation, animal testing, and the butchering of our sea mammals
and fish. I am afraid the turmoil which is bestowed upon me day after day will only
continue and worsen until I fade dead away….”

And with that another crack in the Earth formed, causing the land masses to
shake and tremble with pain.

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The brave, compassionate daughters could not hold back their sorrow. They
bowed their heads, and with heavy hearts wept for their mother a pond of bitter and sad
tears. The weeping continued until their felled tears formed a lake upon which Brother
Frog splashed in hopeless misery, and Mother Dragonfly swarmed in angry circles. It
was indeed a very unhappy time for all.

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Chapter Two
Hope

As the morning dragged on, Daughter Mikeya began to wonder if there was a
way in which to heal her beloved Mother Gaia, and to prevent final destruction.
“Mother Gaia has given us so much and is too precious to die, she thought, and we
appreciate and need her abundant gifts in order to continue our own existence!

Suddenly she felt brave again and was filled with determination. “Sisters,
Sisters! We can together work to bring back peace, balance and respect to our beloved
Mother Gaia! Are you with me?”

Upon thoughtful contemplation of Mikeya’s words, Daughter Mudiwa dried her
tears, and strength began to fill her heart. “You are right sister, she said proudly. Let us
not forget we are daughters of the wise, nurturing, Mother Earth Gaia who bestowed
upon us the ability to teach, empower and enlighten our human sisterhood and
brotherhood with the virtuous laws of the Great Mystery.”

“Yes, agreed Daughter Umeko with reverence. And, we know human beings
are indeed special. My heart knows this as the highest truth. They have only lost their
way, and are waiting for someone to guide them back to the path of abundance and
joy.”

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Chapter Three
Mother Green Waters

Just then, on the winds behind ancient redwood tree, Mother Green Waters
appeared. “Bask in the glory of our Mother Earth, Gaia, and pay her homage for the
bountiful gifts that she provides us for our sustenance.”

“Greetings wise Mother Green Waters!” cheered Daughter Mikeya. “Will you
stay and help us plan our quest to heal our Mother Gaia?”

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“Have faith daughter of peace, for within your heart, the hearts of the human
race, and all creatures of Mother Gaia lives a healing force more fantastic and powerful
than you could ever imagine. This force is more majestic than the mightiest canyon of
rock, more brilliant than the shimmer of 1,000 quartz crystals, and more powerful than
the force of 10,000 tsunamis….”

The seven daughters looked at one another, pondering this riddle with wide-
eyed anticipation. Daughter Mikeya broke the silence first. “Mother Green Waters,
could there really be anything more powerful than 10,000 tsunamis?”

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Equally baffled was Brother Turtle, who meandered over to the group to have a
listen. “Yes, I too am curious sisters…as even a barricade of all the combined turtle
shells in existence could not compete with 10,000 tsunamis. And yet, Mother Green
Waters tells us there exists an extraordinary healing force that could even conquer the
strength of these tremendous watery walls. What could she be speaking of?” he
pondered.

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Mother Green Waters turned to the careful listeners and revealed the answer at
last. “The answer my dear ones, is LOVE. You all possess the power to heal Mother
Gaia with the love in your hearts. Love Heals All.”

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The seven daughters fell silent with deep appreciation for the wisdom given by
Mother Green Waters. And, whenever such high wisdom was spoken, Grandmother
Snowy Owl would always pay her respects by swooping down from great oak tree to
rest upon a pile of soft, green moss.

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“Remind others about the force of Love within their hearts and all will be well,
daughters of Earth, all will be well.” And with those final words, Mother Green Waters
faded away into the wind current from whence she came.

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Chapter Four
The Plan Begins

A buzzing excitement began to take place amongst the group. Creatures from
all over the land heard about the quest to heal Mother Gaia and came by to ask if they
could help.

“I just know this is going to be a monumental occasion”, spoke Mother Bear.
“I believe in our human sisters and brothers and know they will do the right thing”, she
added, while lovingly nudging her cubs toward the grassy hill to sit down.

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The crowd finally settled down and grew quiet as Mother Earthworm
approached the stage. “Well, indeed there are many facets of Love which could be used
to heal Mother Gaia, but I believe a good place to start would be Veganic Crop
Production, also known as Stock-Free Crop Production”, she offered.

Sunflower, Corn and Tomato began to sing with excitement at the idea. “Yes,
please teach the humans to grow crops without chemicals, animal-derived manures and
genetically modified organisms, as they choke us and kill our insect brethren!”

“These anti-green gardening practices are harming our water supply too!”
Daughter Mikeya added with frustration.

“Yes, indeed you are correct”, replied Mother Earth Worm. “Chemicals,
animal-derived manures and GMO’s cause a great imbalance to Mother Gaia’s eco
system, and contribute to serious health problems for humans. Using companion
cropping along with green manures and other natural remedies will control pests and
harvest beautiful, nutritious crops for all to enjoy.”

Applause approval from the listeners sounded through the crisp morning air.
“Indeed, Mother Earth Worm that is a solution filled with Love!” exclaimed the trees
while waving their branches in rhythm to the excitement and clapping.

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Chapter Five
‘Wood’ You Please

“Harrumph, harrumph”, came the sound from Father Sequoia Tree as he cleared
his throat to speak. “I am honored to speak here today on behalf of my fellow sister and
brother Sequoias, and all other trees.

“We know the importance our lumber resources provide for our human
companions. And, we do not wish to convey otherwise. However, our message for the
humans is simple. Take only what you need, be grateful for what you take, and create
materials from our wood which are biodegradable, reusable and recyclable.

“For example, millions of wood resources are used each year by the publishing
industry to create books for humans to read. Yet, tons and tons of these books remain
un-sold, choking the landfills with wasted paper. Print-on-demand kiosks and
electronic tombs could serve as earth-friendly alternatives for readers.

“Also”, added Father Sequoia, “if books could be made only from recycled
paper, imagine how much healthier our atmosphere would be!”

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“Oh, well said!” beamed Mother Birch Tree.

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“Such Love-Inspired solutions!” cried Sister Maple Tree, ruffling her branches
until a rainbow of colorful leaves were sent wispily through the air.

“Oh, thank you sisters”, blushed Father Sequoia with shy, yet amused
acknowledgment. “However, I still need to mention a few other things. I want our
human companions to know how important the forests are to our creature friends.
Millions of different species make the forest their homes, and are brutally forced out
when foresters come by to harvest the trees.

“Be mindful that we All share Mother Gaia’s land and resources in which to live.
Think twice, before taking more….” he concluded, and stepped back with a dignified
bow to the creatures before him.

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Chapter Six
‘Deer’ Me, Please Help

At that moment, Sister Deer and Daughter Epona made eye contact as though
they were reading each other’s thoughts. “Teaching humans about the dreadful
practices of factory-farming and small private farming fits well for the next item of
discussion”, said Daughter Epona.

“In fact, factory farming contributes to the massive deforestation, which Father
Sequoia alluded to, by replacing the forests with grain-crop fields, to create feed for
these slaughter house animals.”

Sister Deer pondered this. “Why not just eliminate all animal farming and use
the massive grain crops to feed humans? This would help end world hunger”.

“A wise idea”, agreed Daughter Epona. “I’ve often wondered that myself.”

“And, Daughter Epona?” asked Sister Deer. “Why have humans created these
Factory Farms to begin with, which house animals in small cages, often without
sunlight and fresh air? Where is the regard for their sacredness as beloved creatures of
the Creator?”

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“I agree it is quite distressing”, said Daughter Epona. “These acts of
degradation and violence are still a mystery to We daughters of Mother Gaia. And fish
suffer deeply too, forced to live in similar conditions called aquaculture farms.

“Sadly, both animals and fish (within both factory farms and smaller private
farms) are injected or fed chemicals and antibiotics. These are given to induce un-
natural weight gain, and to help control rampant, infectious diseases which develop
from the un-natural, unsanitary, and anti-nature environments they are exposed to.

“It is important to understand that these practices go on within the meat, dairy,
egg and fish industry. For example, within a private or factory farm, Mother Cow
experiences excruciating pain and suffering as she is repeatedly, against her will,
artificially inseminated to induce milk production. Each time she gives birth, her baby
is taken from her to prevent her calf from feeding. Her milk is instead pumped into
tanks, for human use. When she is used up from the constant abuse of her body, she is
slaughtered.

“In general, animals and fish are overwhelmed with fear, anxiety and sadness
when they are held captive with out love and proper care, and remain in this state of
fear until their forced death.

“Other creatures, who suffer”, continued Daughter Epona, “are those outside of
the factory or private farms. These are the creatures such as innocent wild animals and
sea mammals killed by human hunters. The horrendous treatment of all these creatures
is unthinkable, as their bodies are violated and butchered, and their sacred souls are
desecrated.”

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Listening close by was Brother Hummingbird. “Oh, I don’t think I want to hear
this!” he sobbed. “I can’t begin to imagine how terrible it must be for those poor
creatures.” And with that, he fluttered fast away, barely missing Grandmother Spider’s
freshly woven dream catcher which hung from the willow branch.

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“Oh dear!” cried Grandmother Spider. “Brother Hummingbird is very upset.”

“And, with good reason too”, assured Daughter Mudiwa. “However, we must
persevere and teach people the truth, while offering loving guidance to encourage
change.”

“Well, if humans could at least learn to eat only ‘free-range, organically-raised’
animals, that would be a good start, wouldn’t it?” asked Grandmother Spider.

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“NO!” screeched Mother Eagle, diving past Grandmother Spider, causing her web silk
to sway and spin from the motion. Mother Eagle made one more loop and turn in the
sky before gently perching herself on the lowest part of the rock ledge.

“Good morning everyone”, announced Mother Eagle. “And, my sincerest
apologies to you Grandmother Spider if I caused you any distress. You are the weaver
of the sacred alphabet and with out your knowledge and talents, diverse tongues of
expression would not exist.

“My abrupt entrance is prompted by the urgent need to dispel any myths that
have formed about the ‘supposed’ ethical treatment of animals that are raised in ‘free-
range/organic’ environments. Do not be tricked by this foolish mirage of words”,
warned Mother Eagle.

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“Animals, she continued, who are raised for food under the guise of ‘free-range and
organic’ are exposed to similar fates as their sisters and brothers who reside in factory
farms and smaller, private farms.

“In these cases, human law prohibits the use of antibiotics, chemically grown feed, or
growth hormones. Yet, when our loved ones become inevitably ill due to constant
cycles of impregnation and birth via artificial insemination against the animal’s will,
harsh handling, unsanitary, cramped living conditions and lack of sunlight, they are
refused pain killers and medicines to treat their infections. These ‘organic’ animals
only serve one purpose in life - to be used-up, fattened-up, and then shuffled out like
numbers, for their turn at the axe.

“Sister and brother children of Mother Gaia, who stand before me”, Mother Eagle
implored. “Can you not see the lack of love and reverence behind these acts which
humans partake? The humans suffer a great disconnection from their heart-forces, and
until that is healed will continue to lead themselves and the world, which they have
arrogantly claimed sovereignty over, to its destruction!”

Father Eagle flew over to Mother Eagle and embraced her with full wing span.
A tear fell from his left eye creating a soft glow, as it splashed on the soil next to
Mother Eagle’s puddle of tears. He could only hope that the humans would at least
contemplate the idea that their heart-forces exist.

“If they caught just a glimmer of its power”, he thought, “they would forever
more, pursue all actions with integrity and thoughtfulness, knowing that their heart-
force is linked to All of Creation.”

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Daughter Mudiwa was awestruck and rose to speak. “With great respect Mother Eagle,
we thank you for your piercing wisdom. My own heart-force tells me that with patience and
care, we can help humans to realize that animals experience similar emotions and feelings that
humans do, and are capable of feeling pain and fear. All creatures require love to sustain and
support their true essence. And, remember Mother Green Water’s words, ‘Love Will Heal
All’ ”.

“Are their other things besides animal body parts and animal secretions, which humans
could eat?” inquired Sister Deer who sat down to rest her body near a colorful mushroom patch.

“Yes”, replied Daughter Umeko. “Eating a Veganic diet will keep a person happy,
healthy and strong their entire life. This is true for people of all ages including babies, small
children and senior adults. Our friends from Vegan Organic Network explain that Veganic is
defined as any system of cultivation that excludes artificial chemicals, livestock manures,
animal remains from slaughterhouses, genetically modified material and indeed anything of
animal origin such as fishmeal. Furthermore, a person thriving on this compassionate, Veganic
diet would not consume any animal/fish/insect body parts, nor their stolen secretions or by-
products such as cheese, milk, honey, or white sugar, as this sugar is whitened with animal bone
char, a product of the slaughterhouse industry.”

“I know how to eat a healthy Veganic diet”, said Little Bunny, bouncing off the log,
and ending with a summersault. “I eat Veganic foods from the four food groups: fruits, veggies,
legumes and grains.

“We also eat other things like Veganic seeds and nuts, mushrooms, nutritional yeast
and sea vegetables. Mom says we need to go lightly on sweets and fats, but every Saturday she
always prepares my favorite Veganic breakfast of whole wheat pancakes, soy butter, and maple
syrup. Yum, yum, yum, for my tum, tum, tum!”

“Wow Little Bunny that sounds delicious”, laughed Daughter Umeko. “And, taking a
daily supplement to ensure you get enough vitamin B12 is also a good idea, little one”.

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Chapter Seven
Don’t Worry, ‘Bee’ Happy

“There are a few other things we should teach humans about compassionate
living”, added Daughter Sura. “They should understand and embrace the terms:
cruelty-free, insect-free and animal-free when purchasing products such as toiletries,
clothing and other personal-use items...”

But before she could continue, Brother Bee zoomed by her head and landed on
her shoulder. He was quite upset and out of breath. “Bzzzzz, Bzzzzz, Bzzzzz!”…….
he clamored. “The other day, some humans used Grandfather Smoke to scare my
family from our hive, leaving us feeling dazed, confused and angry. Some of my
family members never recovered from the attack.

“Taking our honey and wax with such disrespect, without so much as a thank
you, leaves me feeling sad and disconnected from our human sisters and brothers.
Bzzzzz… I wish humans could communicate and co-exist with us in a balanced and
honorable way. We may then, be willing to share our resources freely with out stinging
back at them.”

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“Yes Brother Bee”, agreed Sister Silkworm, who had just joined the discussion.
“But, let us not forget about forgiveness and patience. If we teach with Love and
understanding, humans will begin to revere all creatures as special.”

Brother Bee could not believe his ears. “Bzzzzz….but, Sister Silkworm!” he
complained. “Humans capture and boil your family members to extract your precious
silk, so that they may make garments to wear! And, our sister Cochineal Beetle is
crushed to make red food dye to color the human wares such as juice, candy and
makeup! Face it! Humans are violent, self-serving creatures who have chosen to sever
their heart-connection to Mother Nature -the very nurturing force that sustains and
keeps humans alive. In fact, most Humans have no awareness at all of the negative
domino effect set into motion by their poor choices, which makes our eco system more
fragile and weaker by the minute. Take, Take, Take! That’s all most humans know
how to do. I’m confused, Sister Silkworm, how can you be so forgiving?”

“Education, my Brother Bee. Education, patience, and of course Love will
encourage humans to look differently at their actions, and promote change”, consoled
Sister Silkworm.

She then spun a beautiful yarn of silk that sparkled and glittered in Grandfather
Sun’s rays and lay down to take a nap in the warm sunshine. She smiled
compassionately and dreamt of a beautiful rainbow light shining down upon Brother
Bee and the planet, soothing and comforting all sufferings.

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Chapter Eight
‘Hopping’ Information

“Wow, Sister Silkworm certainly has the right attitude”, said Daughter Hehewuti.
“Approaching all situations with Love and understanding is a concept to which humans are
capable of relating, if they choose. In fact, humans are most assuredly capable of care and
concern as they ensure all medicines, foods, toiletries, etc., are tested for safety before
allowing their people to consume or use them.

”However, as my sister Sura began to explain earlier, humans should purchase only
those products which are cruelty-free, or those not tested on animals. I’d like to reveal to
my fellow humans, alternative ways to test their products, instead of their present method
which uses animals for test subjects.

“For example”, Daughter Hehewuti explained, “there are breakthroughs in science
which utilize computer technology to analyze the known chemical breakdown of product
ingredients, with out the need for re-testing an item. Another great alternative is to use
human tissue samples left over from surgical procedures, to test unknown chemicals and
ingredients for safety.

“Also”, Daughter Hehewuti added, “live human beings can volunteer as test
subjects for certain experiments, if interested. They make good test subjects as they have
the power to choose whether or not to participate in the testing, and can be compensated by
a monetary payment in return for their services. And, using humans as opposed to different
species is the best source for accurate test results, ‘tested on humans, for humans’….”

Mother Frog hopped over to greet daughter Hehewuti. Her long legs allowed her to
leap high over the dandy lions and land in the soft mud at the stream. “Ribbit…. Greetings
Daughter Hehewuti. May this glorious day be healing and prosperous for you”, Mother
Frog croaked cheerily.

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“Blessings to you and your loved ones, Mother Frog”, said Daughter Hehewuti,
returning the pleasantry. “Mother Frog, may I ask you a question?”

Mother Frog turned toward Daughter Hehewuti and hopped over to the next rock so
she could listen more carefully. “Yes, of course, please go ahead.”

“Well”, began Daughter Hehewuti, “I was wondering if you could offer any advice
to the humans about animal testing?”

Mother Frog leaned back on a blade of grass and pondered her thoughts for a few
moments. She recalled a time when members of her frog family were taken to a laboratory
where humans conducted experiments. The painful memories made her shudder, but she
also felt sharing the story would shed light on the wicked and barbaric practice of animal
testing, and help reduce suffering through her story telling.

“My dear Daughter Hehewuti”, Mother Frog began, “my story begins with a
positive experience, if you can believe it. My family and I were swimming at the pond just
over the hill, behind the pumpkin patch. Grandfather Sun had just set, and the most
beautiful sunset of fiery red, yellow and orange blazed on the horizon.

“My husband and I were celebrating the arrival of our new pollywogs. They were
so fast and agile. I could barely keep up with them.

“My heart was full with the joy and pride a mother feels as she watches her little
ones play and grow. So carefree were their movements, gliding along Mother Gaia’s water
currents. This is the life, I had thought to myself. Thank you Mother Gaia for your
abundance and blessings……

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“My serene thoughts were suddenly interrupted by a thunderous disturbance. A
human hand thrashed through the pond with an aggressive force tearing my mate from
his lily pad, thrusting him into a bag. I heard him cry for help but there was nothing I
could do to rescue him, or spare him from the life of torturous and painful laboratory
testing he was about to endure…

“I then turned and raced through the water to grab my babies but I was too late.
They were captured by a net and forced into another bag with hundreds of other little
ones just like them. I was horrified. I screamed and hopped around pleading for the
humans to release my family, but they did not hear me. I was left standing alone at the
pond, stricken with grief and loneliness.

“Why my own life was spared, I can not say. But perhaps I’ve been chosen to
light the way for change, by living and telling my story.

“Upon hearing of my tragedy, Brother Rat had scurried over to see if he could
assist in any way, and also to share about his own encounter with the humans and their
laboratories. I knew that I would never see my family again, but I never truly
understood the suffering that goes on in those places, until Brother Rat revealed his
story.”

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“Strange liquids called chemicals were injected into our bodies to see how we
would react to them”, began Brother Rat. “Sometimes the chemicals caused searing,
unbearable pain, and other times they made my body writhe and heave with nausea and
vomiting until my body would collapse into a state of unconsciousness.

“I once saw Sister Rabbit being held down while chemicals were poured into
her eyes. The test was conducted to see if she would go blind from the treatment -as a
means to test a type of cleanser that would eventually be used by humans, to cleanse
their hair and body.

“Brother Monkey screeched as loud as he could”, continued Brother Rat, “and
shook the bars of his cage to try and scare them away from Sister Rabbit, but it was no
use. Sister Rabbit cried and cried from the pain but no one came to her aid, and she was
left alone to die in agony. It was a horrifying and shocking experience for all.

“Fortunately for me”, sighed Brother Rat, “a few days later the human lab
technician forgot to close the door to my cage and I escaped. I wandered in confusion
for many moons and finally found my way to this part of the forest where I have lived
ever since.”

Mother Frog fell silent as the memory of Brother Rat’s words echoed through
her mind. She and Daughter Hehewuti paid their respects to all the animals that have
suffered and died at the hands of the human lab technicians. They offered a prayer of
hope and forgiveness to the humans asking that they find the Love in their heart-force
that Mother Green Waters spoke about.

“This Love will heal the human’s inner wounds, and help them to reconnect to
oneness, and their inner truth”, said Mother Frog.

“Yes”, replied Daughter Hehewuti. “And, this Love will heal the wounds of the
tortured animal Souls, as well”.

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Chapter Nine
The Picnic

The morning dew drops had long ago evaporated, and Mother and Father
Gnome were setting up for the afternoon picnic. Father Sky sent down a gentle rain
mist to cool the sun drenched lawn.

“Ahhhh, now doesn’t that feel good”, smiled Mother Gnome. “Thank you
Father Sky for giving the grass a refreshing drink.”

“You’re quite welcome”, winked Father Sky. “It’s the least I can do to assist
Mother Gaia while she is being healed and nurtured back to health. Please let me know
if there is anything else I can do to help.”

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Nearby, Daughter Sati had gathered a large bowl of fresh, delicious fruits and
vegetables from the Veganic garden to make a salad for the picnic. “I hope Mother
Otter and Brother Skunk can make it for lunch”, she said. “I’ve gathered a lot of food
here and would like to share it and enjoy their company.”

“Good day Daughter Sati, good day Mother and Father Gnome”, sang Mother
Otter as she swam up the cool stream to meet them. “I just passed Brother Skunk who
said he will be along shortly. He was wondering if there would be any raspberry dream
shortcake topped with your famous, homemade vanilla soy ice cream.”

“Only if he hurries”, teased Father Gnome. “Daughter Sati makes the best Veganic
desserts in the forest, and I can’t wait to eat some!”

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Soon, more creatures arrived for the picnic including Brother Skunk who
presented a gift of Veganic flower seeds to Daughter Sati. “Thank you for the
invitation to the picnic Daughter Sati, and please accept my gift as gratitude for your
generosity.”

Daughter Sati beamed with happiness. “Thank you Brother Skunk, they’re just
wonderful!”

Mother Otter was impressed with the display of respect and kindness shown
today amongst her friends. And, she smiled knowing that females and males within her
circle of friends were always treated with equal respect, each being revered for their
special talents. “Competition against one another is frowned upon”, she thought. “We
shall continue to embrace unity which is the foundation of balance, wholeness, and true
strength.”

“A penny for your thoughts Mother Otter?” said Brother Buffalo as he sat down
beside her. Mother Otter was startled for a moment as her thoughts were interrupted
with the sound of a friendly, familiar voice.

“Well hello. It’s nice to see you Brother Buffalo. I’m so glad you could make it.
I was just pondering the advice we may share with human beings regarding camaraderie
and friendship. Do you have any advice on the topic?”

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Brother Buffalo dabbed his chin with his napkin, then folded it neatly on his lap,
before responding. “Human beings are very complex creatures, Mother Otter. They
have amazing abilities to reason, discern and to make choices.

“However, they sometimes allow their egos instead of their heart-forces to rule
their lives. This creates competitive, selfish and destructive behaviors. Some people
will even claim that their beliefs are superior to others, and try to control those who
oppose their views. Hateful words and actions are often the outcome.

“The worst hate crimes”, added Brother Buffalo, shaking his head, “involve
assault, enslavement, murder and war. It’s hard to imagine such intelligent creatures
stooping to such low measures.

“Therefore, Mother Otter, I’d like to share with my human sisters and brothers
the importance of Love and respect for All, regardless of species, age, rank, position,
sex, race, color, disability, creed, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin. All are
equal and worthy. There is no one who is above another”.

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“Wow, isn’t that the truth! I’d bet my tail on that one”, chimed Brother Skunk.
“All are encouraged to stand up and express their uniqueness, no doubt about that. But, one
should never resort to violence, or make another feel small, just to prove their point. No
Sir-ree”

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Majesty Crow, who was listening with dutiful intent, stretched her wings and
flew down from the banana leaf she was resting on. “I bow in reverence to the wise
words given by Brother Buffalo and Brother Skunk”, she proclaimed. “A universal,
sacred truth has been spoken here today, and as keeper of the sacred order, my heart
glows with admiration”.

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A cheer broke out from the crowd. “Hurray!” they shouted. “Respect and Love
for Everyone!” chanted the flower beds, tossing their velvety petals into the air creating
a wondrous display of confetti-celebration.

All beings began to dance and sing in rounds, with splendorous laughter. “What
a spectacular event this has turned out to be”, giggled Daughter Sura.

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Chapter Ten
Star Friends Together

Feeling full and content from the picnic festivities, Daughter Sura rested her head on her
sister’s shoulder. “To tell you the truth, Sister Epona, when I first thought about how we could heal
Mother Gaia, I was a bit concerned as to how we could present the troubles to our human sisters and
brothers. I now see that it is going to be more easeful with the help of our wise creature friends: the
animals, birds, plants, insects, and minerals. They are wise scholars don’t you think?”

“Yes indeed!” shouted Daughter Epona as she sprang up just in time to catch the ball which
Sister Mountain Lion had tossed to her.

“Hey! Nice catch”, purred Sister Mountain Lion. “Its fun playing catch with you Daughter
Epona. Only, I wish Grandfather Sun could have shone his rays a bit longer so that we could
continue our game.”

“We can play again tomorrow”, assured Daughter Epona. “Our time together is special to
me as well.”

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As dusk settled in, billons of star friends began to glow in the evening sky.

“Yea!” cried the Star Friends in unison, “Mother Gaia will heal!” “May we help
bring the message of hope and change to our human sisters and brothers?”

“What would you like to offer?” asked daughter Sura.

The Star Friends replied excitedly, “Humans can gaze upon us in peaceful
contemplation as we represent the vast, unlimited opportunities for change, spiritual
growth and fulfillment. We will encourage them with twinkling support as they open
to their heart-force and begin to live as one with Mother Gaia and her creatures.

“Together we can heal our Mother Earth Gaia!” they sang with
delight; their voices echoing merrily to the top of Mother Mountain Shasta.”

In response to the Star Friend’s excitement, a joyous vibration rumbled from the
peaks of Mother Mountain Shasta. Sparkling, golden snowflakes began to descend to
the valley below -a few landing on the wings of Mother Raven.

Mother Raven’s graceful flight guided the golden treasures over the land with
her magic and Love, until everything was sparkling with the most beautiful golden aura
you have ever seen!

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“I believe my prayers will be answered”, smiled Mother Gaia with benevolence
and compassion. “With the help of our human sisters and brothers, my balance and
peace will be restored. May the human’s heart-force blaze with brilliance, creating full
conscious awareness within each being, and the ability to understand how each
individual choice, will impact all others. This ‘Divine-Truth’ understanding is a human
legacy; that which is embraced and passed on to each human as stewards of this
beloved planet.

Love, Peace and Healing to All!”

*End*

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The Discovery of Power through the Ways of Animals

Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals is a boxed set
including a book and 52 beautifully-rendered animal cards. This divination system is
based on the ancient teachings of Native America. The text explains how the cards can
be used to receive guidance and healing messages from the animals. Medicine Cards is
an elegant tool to use for personal growth and is translated and published in many
languages including French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and
others.

Published by St. Martins Press
Copyright © 1988-2009 David Carson and NATT LLC.
All rights reserved.
http://www.medicinecards.com/

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