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One for the birds

posted Apr 17, 2013, 10:28 AM by Gaia Luna Birth   [ updated Apr 17, 2013, 11:12 AM by Leilani Nguyen ]
So my cats roughed up a little brown bird on Monday afternoon.  She was standing, but her little head was flopped over--I thought her neck was broken--feathers missing, and one eye was definitely injured, though her wings were fine.  I thought she was a goner.  I got her into a shoebox and I channeled reiki to her for a few minutes thinking to give her a more peaceful transition.  My friend Nat who is a wildlife rescuer told me to put the box on a heating pad in a closet overnight, leave her undisturbed, and take her to Ohlone Wildlife in the morning, and to resist the urge to check on her every 20 minutes because human contact is stressful.  I really didn't think she was going to make it and tried to prepare my daughter for when it happened.  Birds are so fragile.  At bedtime I distance channeled reiki a little to the bird, visualizing it whole and unharmed.

In the morning, I got up at dawn to check in on her and realized with dismay that the heating pad had a safety off mechanism, so she'd been all night in that cold room.  So I tapped the box and there wasn't any rustling; so I sadly picked it up and opened it up a little.  There was a bunch of fluttering so I closed it before I got a good look.  I turned the heating pad back on low, channeled reiki for a minute, and went to get ready to go.  I wrapped the box in a towel and put it on top of my lukewarm tea bottle in the car and channeled reiki to the bird all the way there.

I handed the box over and David (rescuer) took her into their back room.  He came back and said good news and bad news.  The good news is her neck isn't broken (!) and the bad news is her left eye is pretty injured, her tail feathers all gone but will grow back.  He said with little birds the bacteria in cat saliva usually kills them pretty quickly so it was amazing she survived so far.  We asked to go see her and sure enough, her head was upright and she looked better than she did the night before though still very weak.  I asked about the head/neck injury and he said it could have been some trauma.  So I told him I channeled reiki to the bird and he didn't laugh, just said that he thinks it takes all kinds of science to heal. 

Anyways, my intuition had been telling me all along "reiki can heal this." And thinking back when I checked on the bird and picked up the silent box, I knew it was alive and it's neck had healed even though my rational mind was preparing for it to be dead.  And I did see it really briefly and noted all the bird pop, the feathers looked unkempt, but it didn't register then that the head was upright again.  True story!

Needless to say, the cats are not getting any more unsupervised time outdoors.