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My 1990 Zambia Chimpanzee Chronicles, Part IV

Impressions:

Clumps of chimps falling out of the trees following the crack of overloaded branches. The loud rustle of leaves as the chimps break off fruit. And behind the anthill, Harriet has been grunting, playing patticake, tickling, teasing, playing, and wrestling with Tober for over 30 minutes.

The sun is shifting and it’s time to move my towel another 2 feet around the tree. Uh, Oh, Chimp attack! Sandy comes up and starts playing under my towel. I’ve taken my socks and shoes off and I quickly stuff them under the towel. But Tobra rushes up and pushes Sandy away, grabbing a sock in the melee and off he triumphantly tears.

Sock tag, sock tag, off they run, up and down the trees, slapping the ground, teasing, leaping onto a branch which comes crackling down and whomp!, a chimp thumps onto the ground, leaps up and gallops off.

After ten minutes or so, the sock, stretched, chewed and slightly the worse for wear, drops out of a tree into Harriet’s territory. Got it!

I give up, pen and journal go into my pack, and I deposit it in the safe hands of Patrick. No chimp dares to take it from him. And I join Harriet in chimp wrestling. Tara has taught Harriet how to play. By gently taking Harriet’s hand in her mouth, Harriet has learned to trust her. They somersault roll, patticake, and wrestle. Sandy soon joins her and it’s two to one for the chimps.

Journaling with chimps in ZambiaI observe for a bit. It looks like too much fun to pass up, so I get into the act. Now it’s two chimps to two humans. Sandy and Tara leap on us, somersault and land upside down in our laps. I swing Sandy around by an arm and a leg and he can’t get enough. Harriet has Torah hanging by the feet and swinging. What a barrel of monkeys!

I spend a good 30 minutes carefully grooming Torah. He flattens out his belly, head resting on his arms, and loves every second of the attention. When he was playing earlier he would close his eyes, race toward me and somersault into my lap.

Friendship

I get so much joy from some of the interspecies connections that come across my desk I’ve decided to share them on my blog from time to time. I hope you get as much delight as i do when I feel the connection between these two. This was sent to me by my friend, Christine Hillis from Edmonton, Alberta. Christine went to school with my brother, Randy, and became a shopping companion and later a care-giver to our Mother, Marion in the last  of years of her life. Mom and Christine came to visit us in Hawaii once, and so our friendship has deepened over the years.
Although I don’t see her often, we stay in touch through email and the quote she sent me actually describes our friendship and the friendship I feel for so many of you who have connected with me through TTouch courses, from emails you send me, and from the amazing Facebook.

‘No distance of place or lapse of time
can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly
persuaded of each other’s worth.’
Robert Southey (1774 – 1843)

 

A deer visits a cat in a yard every morning…
There is nothing more wonderful than animals !
This cat in Harrisburg  has her friend that comes to see her every morning.
The owner finally took pics.

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Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou means Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Hawaiian!

May this Christmas and the coming year bring you a deep sense of peace and well-being, much joy, great inspiration, boundless vitality and prosperity and the opportunity to make a difference in the world.

Much love from Linda, Roland and Rayne

Since returning home November 23rd, I’ve not had a moment until now to write my blog or keep up with Facebook and I have been missing the connection with you all very much. Sitting on an island 2500 miles out in the Pacific Ocean could feel lonely, except for the miraculous World Wide Web and the amazing network of people I feel in touch with on all parts of the globe. 2010 has been a year of many miracles for me, as a result of both prayer and TTouch. The celebration of the birth of Christ, and the miraculous way this event has impacted the lives of countless millions for more than 2000 years, has inspired me to take this time to record some of the miracles that tend to get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of daily life. (more…)

Great Memories of Working With Klaus Balkenhol

Planning for my presentation at Xenophon has stirred up wonderful memories of working with Klaus. I am happy to share photos of the two of us and his fabulous horses with you! Check back for more as I locate them among the thousands of images on my little laptop!

Garçon doing passage

Zoo Night in Puenta Verde, Italy

I had the pleasure of presenting at the zoo in Puenta Verde, Italy last month, along with Massimo Da Re, DVM, a TTouch practitioner.

I thought I’d share with you all a picture of Massimo and me working with a very concerned camel. This one was taken by the zoo director. The camel was able to reach out and touch my hand. Then I could TTouch his face! I’m looking forward to more photos from Massimo and the wonderful folks in attendance.

Profound Interspecies Connections

I’m in the process of putting together a power point presentation for two zoo presentations in September; so I thought it would be fun to share some of the pictures here with you. The first presentation is at a special evening event at the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland on September 2nd. And the second at a zoo on the east coast of Italy on the Adriatic Sea in Lignano Sabbiadoro, September 11th. The presentation is called Profound Interspecies Connections, describing special experiences with a wide variety of animals including many exotics in zoos and some wonderful experiences with horses, dogs, cats, a mouse named Ace, reptiles, birds (my McCaw who sent the neighbors hunting dog packing!) and much more . I’ve been enjoying the memories of these magical moments as I’ve been preparing for the presentation. (more…)

Memories of My Fabulous Day With Bruce Lipton

Sharing Tellington TTouch® with Bruce Lipton was one of those memorable treasures that makes my heart sing. Bruce is the author of the world-view shifting books, The Biology of Belief and Spontaneous Evolution. He is a brilliant presenter and had more than 500 people on the edge of our seats in his workshop in Grass Valley, California in July. Even though I have studied his new book and made countless highlights, I took reams of notes all day.

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Join Us for A Turtle Intention Experience

Join me for this intention experiment on July 4th! Tellington TTouch Practitioner Juel Duke has put together this fabulous slideshow (click on “Intention Experience”) to acquaint us with these fascinating creatures.

Take a little time to appreciate the expressions and the experiences they go through as they emerge into life. What a miracle!!!

Thank You Juel!

New, Larger Images in My MIddleburg Slideshow!

Scroll down to Equine Brain Wave Studies Continue at FlyAway Stables TTEAM Training in Middleburg, VA to see the new and improved slideshow of images taken by Robin Bernhard.

Enjoy!

Message From A Morton Bay Fig Tree

It was this tree that gave Michael Roads his groundbreaking book: Talking with Nature.

This was originally published here on Changing the World One TTouch At A Time on November 10, 2009. To see the Message, click here, or to download a pdf file of the Message, click here.

I’ve Added Photos to My Post In Tribute to Anna Wise!

To see them, just scroll down, or click here.

Gorgeous Photos Added to “My Spontaneous Visit with Frédéric & Magali: Intuition, Attitude & Avignon”

I have added photos to My Spontaneous Visit with Frédéric & Magali: Intuition, Attitude & Avignon.

I’m really thrilled to be able to share images of Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado and their stallions taken behind the scenes at Cheval Passion. Go take a look!

Gorgeous Photos Added to "My Spontaneous Visit with Frédéric & Magali: Intuition, Attitude & Avignon"

I have added photos to My Spontaneous Visit with Frédéric & Magali: Intuition, Attitude & Avignon.

I’m really thrilled to be able to share images of Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado and their stallions taken behind the scenes at Cheval Passion. Go take a look!

My Spontaneous Visit with Frédéric & Magali: Intuition, Attitude & Avignon

As I expect you know by now, TTouch came into being because I learned to trust my intuition way back in the 1960’s. This came as a result of a computer-generated astrological chart that stated that in my lifetime I would develop a new form of communication that would spread around the world. It was made clear to me that in order to develop this communication I would have to learn to trust my intuition. I’ve been practicing and listening to those aha! moments and intuitive directions since that very day.

So, out of the blue, on the 6th of January I began to get a strong sense that I should fly to southern France to spend a few days with my friends, Magali Delgado and Frédéric Pignon.

Three days later I flew from Kona to San Francisco, bedded down for the night in a hotel, and flew over the pole the next day to Frankfurt, Germany and on to Marseille, France, where Frédéric picked me up at the airport. We made it back over snowy roads in time for his rehearsal in the main arena at midnight with the six stallions Fred had brought for his 16-minute performance as a main attraction of Cheval Passion.
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Tales From My Life: Camel Riding in the Australian Outback

My sis, Robyn, was teaching last month in Australia and I have been dreaming of the “Transformation on the Trail” group I led many years ago with 16 intrepid women and one guy (Jessy Jessup, whom we took along to drive our bus and prepare our camping meals.)

We spent a week in the Australian Outback on a camel safari where we actually got to ride our own camels. At the end of the trip I had the thrill of competing in the Alice Springs Annual Camel Race on a regular racetrack. There were 15 of us starting, each camel with a handler. We hushed the camels down in a line and when the start gun was shot, about half the camels lept to their feet and headed full speed down the track while the other half bolted back to the barn. Fortunately, my camel headed down the track with me screaming like a banshee – Hahhhh hahhhh – at the top of my lungs and fanning the air with my arm! Don’t ask me what possessed me! (more…)

From My Inbox: A Letter From A Reader Evokes "Orca Feeling"

I’m really thrilled to receive feedback on my blog. The following email response all the way from South Africa took me back to a memorable experience on the coast of British Columbia in 1988 when I joined a group of friends on a trip to support Jim Nollman’s studies of interspecies communication. We had many awesome interactions with orcas that I wrote about in my book, The Tellington TTouch: Caring for Animals with Heart and Hands. It’s full of stories of my work around the world with many species.To read Michelle’s email and more about my experiences on that trip, click “more.”

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From My Inbox: A Letter From A Reader Evokes “Orca Feeling”

I’m really thrilled to receive feedback on my blog. The following email response all the way from South Africa took me back to a memorable experience on the coast of British Columbia in 1988 when I joined a group of friends on a trip to support Jim Nollman’s studies of interspecies communication. We had many awesome interactions with orcas that I wrote about in my book, The Tellington TTouch: Caring for Animals with Heart and Hands. It’s full of stories of my work around the world with many species.To read Michelle’s email and more about my experiences on that trip, click “more.”

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Uhane Nui O Nai'a: Connecting With the Great Spirit of the Dolphins

This is me giving the "Hang Loose" sign underwater

Early yesterday morning saw a full moon casting a “moon river” over Kealakekua Bay as Lynn Powell and I were the first to arrive slightly before 6:30 am at one of our favorite spots to hang out with wild dolphins. We waited quietly on the shore for about 20 minutes and then many dolphins began spinning and jumping out of the water and tail-slapping, not more than 100 yards from shore! The water was totally quiet – the quietest I have seen it in that bay since I began swimming there almost 20 years ago.
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Uhane Nui O Nai’a: Connecting With the Great Spirit of the Dolphins

This is me giving the "Hang Loose" sign underwater

Early yesterday morning saw a full moon casting a “moon river” over Kealakekua Bay as Lynn Powell and I were the first to arrive slightly before 6:30 am at one of our favorite spots to hang out with wild dolphins. We waited quietly on the shore for about 20 minutes and then many dolphins began spinning and jumping out of the water and tail-slapping, not more than 100 yards from shore! The water was totally quiet – the quietest I have seen it in that bay since I began swimming there almost 20 years ago.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROLAND–Dinner in Kaja & Grom Wonderland

To celebrate the Animal Ambassador and TTEAM/TTouch Center of Slovenia last September, Darja and Andrej Znidarsic organized the most memorable event I have ever witnessed for the opening of Ranch. One hundred guests were invited for an evening that began and ended with the music of the 50-piece Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Dvorsak at one end of the riding arena. Roland and I were honored by a lovely hula performed by a graduate of their Kaja & Grom program. One of their very talented students played a violin solo from horseback. Several students demonstrated their riding skills jumping bridleless. A local dog club showed off the skills of their dogs trained for animal assisted therapy. And Andrej ended the evening by bringing Simon’s Lippizaner stallion Maj front and center stage to demonstrate some new tricks he had taught him just for this performance. The evening was a resounding success.
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Colorful Connections: A Slice of My Hawaiian Life

Rayne is keeping me company while i work in this inspiring boquet of colors and dolpins and parrots. The globe of the world on the table keeps me connected to you all.

Rayne is keeping me company while I work in this inspiring bouquet of colors and dolpins and parrots. The globe of the world on the table keeps me connected to you all.


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Dr. Krusic Examines a Standardbred Mare With an Abnormal Hyoid Bone

Dr. Krusic and i discussing the problems of a Standardbred mare

Dr. Krusic and i discussing the problems of a Standardbred mare

When I walked in the stall she was standing in an odd posture that I have never seen in more than 50 years of observing countless thousands of horses.

Her left front leg was standing at an angle of at least 20 degrees to the side of her shoulder, and her right hind leg was directly in front of her left hind leg. What came to me intuitively was a problem with proprioception. Proprioception is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body. It is a third distinct sensory modality that provides feedback solely on the status of the body internally. It is the sense that indicates whether the body is moving with required effort, as well as where the various parts of the body are located in relation to each other.

This mare could never be trained to harness, which would not be so surprising given her lack of awareness that must have made her feel very unsafe. I asked if her hyoid bone had been checked for damage and when Dr. Krusic checked, it did indeed feel abnormal. It was my feeling that the kindest move would be to send the mare to horse heaven because Dr. Krusic had explored all avenues possible and it would not have been kind to pass her along where she could easily have been abused because of her resistance and lack of awareness.

Many horse people I know are not aware of the importance of the hyoid bone. Robert Oglesby, DVM wrote in a report called Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy and Hyoid Disease in Horses the following:

The hyoid is part of the skull and it is made up of lots of long smaller bones that are joined end to end with each end of the apparatus connecting to the skull. The stylohyoid is the largest bone of the rather complicated hyoid. It forms a bony frame work that helps support the tongue, the larynx, and the pharynx. Diseases of the hyoid apparatus, referred to as temporohyoid osteoarthropathy, can result in neurologic deficits of the cranial nerves of horses. Depending on the location of the disease and the nerves affected clinical signs vary form horse to horse. Horses have been presented with complaints of head shaking, incoordination (ataxia), head tilt, facial muscle paralysis, ear infections, and corneal ulceration.

Apparently there are many cases where the hyoid bone may be dislocated and can be corrected, but in this case, when her problem of balance had existed over years, improvement did not seem so likely, and the owner had already given up after having the mare sterilized, thinking that hormones were the cause of her resistance.

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