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    On Jan 1, 2019 melanie wrote:

     "It’s long past time that we quiet our animal spirits."  In my truth, it is those very spirits that humble us and help us to listen, to all that is around AND within us.  It is long past time that we call all that we wish to silence and separate from, "animal".  It is the very act of silencing that prevents true hearing because while we are busy telling ourselves that our inner "animal" must listen, that we are not actually listening.  What I have discovered is that it is precisely my inner soft animal spirit that is most intrinsically connected with the common needs of all beings, no matter the form their bodies or minds present.  And until I fully feel that connection to our common needs, I am only hearing the story I have about the story I hear. 

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