Friday, April 29, 2011

An open letter to California Legislature:

Please consider writing a similar letter, your local California representative can be found at:

If you are an alternative animal practitioner, lets see if we can implement our own law to protect individuals rights to choose the healing modality of their choice. Contact me privately. Thank you to all who contribute!

I wish to address bill SB697 that was introduced by Senator Negrete Mcleod. It seems the “hearing was cancelled at the request of the author”. The gist of this bill was to consider many lay and alternative animal practitioners felons.

I wish to inform you of the journey many of us “alternative practitioners” have traveled, so if and when similar bills are introduced you will have a balanced perspective from which to render judgment.

Speaking for myself and other lay alternative practitioners I am blessed to network with, we never claim to be “veterinarians”. Our education has been paid for by the lives of beloved pets we have lost because licensed conventional treatment and means had set paradigms that life is supposed to live and die by. Deep inside, we felt we let our pets “down” somehow. This set our course to find others whose wisdom extended beyond the studies, research and clinical realms.

In this quest we found an old time reverence for the individual process of healing each being deserves. Many of us had an innate ability as children towards the gift of healing. As adults we found paths of healing that resonated with like minded professionals, some veterinarians, some talented lay practitioners that honed our art and were kind and generous enough to impart their wisdom. This process seared into our being the fact that healing is not forcing your idea of “health” on a being, but removing pre-programmed limits, in both self and the being,  that keeps the being from healing themselves.

Most of our clients have exhausted conventional medical realms, if one is then able to render aid to an ailing being by something as gentle as the laying of hands or homeopathy and that being finds relief not offered by other means – how can that be considered a felon?  Ink on paper should not instill fear of repercussion of rendering an ancient and age old gift. It is a very sad world legislation is creating if this turns out to be the case; you are killing human goodwill.

I need not remind you the dire and sad state this planet is in. Lobbyists have bought laws that benefit a chosen few. Government has sent jobs overseas for decades giving the youth in this country no choice but to join armed forces and kill themselves in wars driven by suits that never put themselves in harms way.

We are the only species that offers future generations a poisoned planet and slavery for our children via incredible debt loads. Laws obviously failed to inspire integrity for such a bleak outlook for human offspring. Integrity comes from within, not ink on paper.

Monumental natural and man made disasters are polluting the planet. We will no doubt see an increase in the disease process, Fukushima still spews radioactivity. Indeed those in the healing arts (conventional and alternative) should focus on working together for the good of the client, and leave the ego at the door. It is time to grow up folks; the clean up ahead is huge.

Most conventional professionals welcome the added support we alternative practitioners provide. Clients have switched to alternative practitioners like equine dentists after licensed professionals put horses in the hospital for excessive sedation, some of these horses did not make it out of the hospital. Will such licensed individuals face the same penalties? Or will it be business as usual seeking a scapegoat to extract more funds for a sinkhole economy of greed that never fills its belly?

We find that lay equine dentists’ work is less taxing to horses we love. The horses are able to eat afterwards and continue their work, instead of needing down time to recover. The horse world is full of nuances that unless one has years gleaning through the facades of showmanship, the horse will suffer the consequence. Again, those in suits should not be making laws without some sort of real-time, hands on experience.

In a failing economy alternative practitioners offer comfort for animals that may otherwise not find relief. Many folks are now living out of their cars with their pets. Alternative practitioners offer assistance for many in already dire straights, usually for no compensation. It is a sad existence we have created; please don’t add to the misery.

Laws that limit such a personal choice have no place in a so called free country. There are beings, like myself, that react very poorly to conventional medicine. I then find myself with the originating illness compounded by adverse drug reactions that then conventional medicine knows not what to do. Government has greatly overstepped in private matters, financially not one state is fiscally viable to implement health care for all. Individuals are tapped out, wondering if we will be in our home next month, we can’t afford governments ideals anymore. Human greed is the sword will are all falling on; the time is rife to trash the arrogance, greed and ego of old. If we choose not to, it will be our obsolescence.

The saddest truth is certain unscrupulous horse folk that beat horses till they break bones, will not be affected. Perhaps if you really want to raise the bar for animals, consider laws that would hold more consequence for those that abuse, torture and mutilate animals for sport. God only knows enough of these degenerates graduate to humans.

Please, educate yourself on the bills you consider passing, vote with integrity for future generations and not the whims of lobbyists, our country has already been prostituted and sold out.

In the mean time, please tell me how to get a bill passed to insure my right to work – and my clients” rights to the health care of their choice for their pets, livestock and themselves. In a free country, I shouldn’t even have to be asking for this, but feel the need to do so as too many states and countries have proposed/passed similar ludicrous laws. The very plant needed for health often grows as a weed in yard of the being that needs it the most; this is “green medicine”, this is a sacred right a human being has no business tampering with.

Thank you,

Renate Andrasevits Reed

CC: Gov. Brown,
Negrete Mcleod
Ted Lieu
Warren Furutani
Betsy Butler

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dark Light

There was something strangely protective I felt the first time I slipped on a leather garment. A pair of chaps that I was fitted for a nearing horse show I was competing in.

I was just a kid; but that leather enveloped me in a sense of security I had not felt before and definitely could not explain. It was like a full circle hug from ancestors long ago.

To this day when slipping into leather, there is a feeling of deep gratitude to the creature that gave its life to cover me with their wisdom. Something many of certain belief systems may never understand, but an important part of the whole still.

Life cycles in creation and destruction, our best and limited intentions will only morph life into a convoluted expression, such are human whims. Animals are keenly aware of this destiny and unlike man; they fool themselves not with a false platform of superiority that crumbles under the weight of phoniness.

There is a measure of human perception that is blinded by what we want to see and believe about ourselves. Usually the way we want life to be is the road of least resistance and challenge to ourselves. This imposes a very tainted slant to information we are able to interpret, because if it is not in line with what we want out of life – a human will tell themselves what they need to hear to get through life.

Animals don’t suffer from this delusion. They are in the moment and interpret life according to compiled information from heritage and experience. They take and give as it comes; a very true reflection is what the critters offer.

Lessons from the Predators

I have watched several generations of Red-Tailed Hawks for decades now. I have always found impressive the education this couple invests in its offspring to hone the skill of the hunt, to kill well, so they may live and thrive. From this I have gleaned how human’s are not fit to judge death, as for most, it offers the greatest challenge to the God-like notion of expectations we yoke life and each other with.

Having not known my own father well, I have watched this blessed bird in great awe as he floats on the thermals with his love, building their nest with carefully chosen materials, bringing nourishment to said mate and offspring and then nurture the process of fledgling flight evolving to a sustainable individual. This hawk inspires me.

In this process, the blood of other beings is spilt and populations kept in check. A balancing act so neither side thinks too much of themselves and recalls their place in the grand scheme of things, taking only what is needed. There is no life without death, the same force that heals, kills; it all boils down to proper use of power and knowing when to use it. No one gets out of here alive.

Neutralizing Extremes

There is great peace for me in letting go of anything that comes out of a human’s mouth. When peace is made with the opposing forces of good and evil (as much as humanly possible), one can see the contribution each side has made with more clarity, rather than spewing judgment from mere pre-programming that may make one feel better in the moment, but lacks deep reflection of life lessons that shine light into black holes too ominous to confront.

A spiritual load that encompasses that “full circle” cliché is often confronted in victims of child sexual abuse. Such abuse dis-empowers the will and potency of the solar plexus so that many victims are not even able to articulate their violation till compensatory behaviors have suppressed and morphed the pain into a mutated reflection of their perpetrator. Child porn incites decomposition to the collective Soul of the planet that erodes and insults victims with each view. Laws do not inspire conscientious action, if the core is corrupt, dissonance follows.

Human trafficking is slavery alive and well in modern times. Some believe the soul returns for refinement. This concept strikes others as cruel and unnecessary. The human is the animal with the least amount of time on this planet compared to many other forms of life. In that short span, the two-legged have done the most damage to the planet that feeds and sustains not only the human race, but so many other forms of life. No other species leaves future generations a poisoned planet nor do they allow those that govern the option of yoking distant generations with what amounts to slavery via incredible dept loads. Humans allow this to happen to their offspring then arrogantly speak of how they know what happens to the soul once this existence is done. This is a great discrepancy I find impossible to digest.

Judgment represents itself as a human doing the best it can with what it knows at the time. It is rare to find a human who can speak in the moment, without the coloring their words with guilt, fear, manipulation or pre-programming.

As the need for judgment dissipates, the being is ready and able to see contributing factors to any given situation. When a being is secure in their base (root chakra), the voice deepens (speaking from core truths) and the being is able to make decisions that 1). They know they can handle the outcome – even if they don’t know how or why) 2). They know where to sink their energy, what to take on, what to walk away from. These beings also know that intuition is often shut down so fate/destiny can take over and do what it needs to do without human “interference”. Yes, humans often get a chance to put away those bloody opposable thumbs, stop contriving and controlling and go along for the ride, so that they may learn the value of “letting go”. I have often thought of many life events as a grand theater for the drama of the ego. I believe many mistake co-creation for a trick of the ego, for once in the “flow” self realizes it is a grand crescendo of many wishes and hurts brought to fruition for the sake of deeper compassion and understanding; nothing more, nothing less. It all rolls into one.

Once in this flow, the zero state, self realizes all life as well placed stepping stones to get to where you need to go. All needs have been met, whether it is known or not. And what self thought was loss was something whose purpose was served and the opportunity for moving on has arrived – sometimes with a swift kick in the ass! Energy has its own innate wisdom that way.

Retribution becomes a spoke in a wheel of old sick pre-programming that one is more than ready to walk away from. Room and maturity of spirit has been made for a secure foundation to build its way, or at least this is what is hoped for. If all parties are a bit more able to stand on their own two feet with a bit more peace and stability than the day before – hey, that’s a good day! Peace is a scarce commodity in these times; a gift humanity has often thrown away in exchange for a so called comfort. When peace of mind replaces the worry of old, humanity has reclaimed a huge chunk of a solid foundation. Energy work and homeopathy aid greatly in clearing miasms that contribute to keeping beings stuck in sickly patterns they usually don’t even know they are repeating till its too late, becoming that which they hate/fear the most.

 The Ride is Always too Short

So I will don my black leather and ride my big, black bike, it makes me feel good. People will see me riding down the road and form all kinds of opinions that have nothing to do with who I really am or the shared burdens carried inside me.  They hear of my work and yoke me with an expectation of who I am supposed to be, according to their ideals. I never see myself the way they see me, the need to be someone else’s expectation, is not who I am or who I wish to be.

 By owning both ends of the spectrum, nothing is glossed over or assumed not to exit. An aspect of self acknowledged as "less than light" will not have to be suppressed and morph into something one did not see coming because it was denied. When working in certain areas of town that are thought of as “dangerous” it is imperative to be this complete. Also when working with predatory animals, owning all aspects of self paints a complete picture and not a weak delusion of who self thinks they are. Know yourself well. All beings can see through the delusion, except for the one fooling only themselves. Embrace flaws and perfections; the ride is always too short.

I like to joke with folks to aim low, and then we will all be pleasantly surprised. I will hear and see all kinds of things I wish I never needed to know. I will do so because like a black hole in the universe, I know anything can be broken down and transmuted to particles beyond atoms and something shining can be reflected/created back from it.

When I am done infinity will provide and I don’t need to get stuck in anyone else’s pre-programmed version of what will happen to me. That has been in the works since before I came here and it always works out the way it should J