Recently, we headed to a zoological park in St. Augustine, Florida to strike up some inter-species conversations. There we met up with a Blue and Gold Macaw and an American Alligator who gave us some interesting perspectives.
“What’s up?” Greg asked the Macaw. “Not much going on,” he said. “Normally more people are here. Don’t know what to say.”
Greg: Do you watch over the place?
Macaw: No, I don’t have enough scope of vision. I can’t fly. I watch people. Some are more interesting than others.
Greg: What do you want from us?
Macaw: Keep your distance. Give me some space. Stop staring at me. Sometimes I feel people stare at me for their own benefit. I love being the center of attention and appreciated but not stared at.
Greg: Sorry. We did not realize we were staring. We thought we were appreciating you. You could put an energy bubble around yourself to keep your space from everyone’s stares. Would you like that?
Greg: Would you like to ground?
Macaw: I do that.
Greg: Would you like to bring in more light, your connection to Source?
Macaw: I have light. It’s inside me and shines on me from the sunshine. What do you think I do all day? I’m no dummy.
Greg: I didn’t say you were a dummy. How about you look at us and see our energy bubbles around us?
Macaw: I don’t have to. I already see you.
Greg: OK. So, if you stay in your bubble, then no one can bother you. You have your space. See, we have bubbles around us. You can stare at us as long as you want and we don’t mind.
Macaw: That’s interesting. I hadn’t thought of that. I did it. I put up my bubble. You don’t have to keep telling me to do it. I’m no dummy. I’m a quick study.
Anne: Yes, he is quick. He did it immediately.
Greg: Sometimes humans take longer to learn new tricks.
Macaw: That’s because humans don’t know what they are doing half the time.
Greg: Have you seen some humans you like?
Macaw: Sure. Every once in a while, they go by and look at me, and I know they are good people.
Greg: What do you mean by ‘good people’?
Macaw: They respect me and my nature.
Anne: May we all respect each other and our unique natures. Thank you for that insight.
Straight Forward Alligator
Greg: What do you think about all the people?
Alligator: Inconsequential. They don’t feed me.
Greg: After you eat, what do you think about – more food?
Alligator: You’re making me sound stupid. I think about more things – just not most of the time.
Greg: Do you ever fight with other alligators?
Alligator: Yes. They get in my way sometimes. I don’t want to make fun of them because sometimes they are my friends. I just like my space, and here there isn’t much space.
Anne looking around: You are right! There are alligators everywhere.
Alligator: You are my friends. You talk to me. You could come in here sometime and feed me.
Greg: I don’t think we will, but thanks for the offer.
Alligator: No Problem. I don’t talk to humans much.
Alligator: What would that do for me?
Greg: It would keep the other alligators out of your space. You said you liked your own space.
Alligator: OK. Give me one.
Greg: See how we look with our bubbles around us? A bubble encloses your energy space.
Alligator: Sure, what else?
Greg: Would you like grounding? Do you feel grounded?
Alligator: What do you think I am doing all day?
Greg: Would you like to bring in more light from Source?
Alligator: What else is new?
Greg: So you have your bubble now and can keep your space with that.
Greg: That’s our gift to you. How’s that?
Alligator: You didn’t really give it to me. I took it.
Greg: You could say we showed you how to do it. It’s your bubble.
Alligator: Right. That’s what I mean. I took it. It’s mine. It’s not yours to give me.
Greg: True. Maybe you could show the other alligators how to use a bubble?
Alligator: What use would that be to me?
Greg: It would keep them in their space.
Alligator: That’s their right to determine their space, not mine.
Alligator: I don’t wait. I anticipate. That’s all there is to do around here.
Greg: Thank you for clarifying things for us. Have a good life!
Alligator. I’m doing it. I’m well fed.
What We Learned
Both the macaw and the alligator corrected our limited percepectives. Both were curious about bubbles because they wanted their own space. Neither wanted help with grounding or bringing in light because they felt they already had that mastered. How interesting this is compared to humans!