Reflecting & Rejoicing – How SaveABunny Helped Save Me
Two days ago I received a voice message from SaveABunny.org – the nationally recognized non-profit adoption, education and volunteer-based foster center that rescues rabbits, based in Mill Valley, California. This is where I adopted my precious little Joy Julianna on February 23rd, 2009 – just 3 days before my birthday, coming up on almost 5 years ago now. She arrived at the shelter after being neglected, but still retained her loving quality, despite her experiences.
She was named Julianna by the shelter, but I added Joy to the front of her name. Since, she’s taken on a few nicknames to include “Tiny” and “Jules”.
I’ve shared a lot about Joy and Nestor (my two rabbit companions and soul partners) in many other posts, so I won’t go into detail here, nor could ever possibly explain the magickal experiences I have had with them in the decade of time they both have graced my life.
But because of the synchronicity of SaveABunny contacting me, mirroring not only my thinking of them in the last week and some ways to support their efforts, but also their call coming in directly the morning after I hung my original painting, “Once in a Blue Moon” which features both Nestor and Joy, in my office (after receiving message to do so, which has created a portal and shifted the vibe of my space), I felt moved to share this short post today.
Anyway, back to the phone call from SaveABunny….the lady calling was asking to have my contact information updated, as well as was checking in to see how Joy was doing and asking if I’d be willing to update them with a brief share about her along with some photos, as they love to hear and share about happy endings for these sweet and magickal creatures.
I, of course, immediately stopped everything and sent them the small share you can find below, along with the photos you see in this post (I’m only sharing a few of the many I sent them. Yes, I love my little one so much and I wanted them to see how happy and wonderful Joy is).
Some people have human babies…I have animal babies, but to me they are much, much, MUCH more than that. They are powerful beings, my best friends, and alchemical magicians that have not only worked their magick with experiences in my life and the lives of others, but have worked their magick on my heart.
After having experienced a traumatic transition that Nestor left this experience through to continue her eternal one, I found myself in an instantaneous “Tower” Tarot card experience where the quick and intense lightning strike of change flashed through my soul. Not only did it mark one of the largest shifts that have me on my current journey, but it also had my heart in a pain I had not yet ever experienced until that moment, and likely won’t again. Not only did Nestor take me to the depths of unconditional love, but she took me to the depths of anguish in having the physical experience of my Twin Soul move on, which at the time felt like – without me.
Yet this proved not to be the case, and rather than continue that story I’ve shared before, through a series of magickal circumstances, messages, and signs orchestrated by Nestor, Joy Julianna came into my life (something I thought I would never allow in again), but she, with Nestor’s guidance, helped me to mend and integrate healing of my heart and come to know the true resiliency it houses, as I love her with ALL of me again.
From the depths of dark and light, I have learned about the fullness and wholeness of experience and deepened my capacity for unconditional love and compassion. And from the experiences they both have shared with me (much too long to explain the how’s), I have been able to harness the authenticity and clarity of my/this life’s path and get myself aligned and on track with greater strength and courage.
The word “Gratitude” is far too limiting for what I feel.
You never know where and how gifts will show up in your life, and it is often the most challenging experiences that are, and hold, the greatest of gifts that hold the opportunity for us to grow exponentially.
Here is the brief, general update I shared with SaveABunny about Joy:
I’ve attached several photos of sweet little Joy Julianna, as I call her now – nickname “Jules”. She is doing amazing and has integrated beautifully into our home with a sister Tortoise named Gaia, a sister cat named Sweet Pea, and a brother cat named Boojum. They all get along beautifully and it’s been such a delight to have Joy with me. She is healthy (has had no major issues since I’ve had her), happy, loves to be with me all of the time, and shares my office with me, although has the run of the house since she’s potty trained and I keep her free. I work from home, so it makes it nice to be with her and the other little ones, and she has proven to be quite the powerful little healing bunny and loves to assist me with all of my healing work and artistic creations. She adores crystals (is often laying with them), is very telepathic, adores and admires her sister Gaia, and loves her stuffed bunny friend that I swear she has enchanted. I just love her so much and am grateful that I found her through SaveABunny, as she is my beloved best friend. Thank you so much for all that you do!
According to the ASPCA, rabbits are the third most frequently euthanized animal in the country. Adopting or fostering a rescued rabbit saves precious lives. If you can’t foster or adopt you can still express your care and support with a donation:
Posted on October 26, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged adopt a rabbit, donate to rabbits, foster a rabbit, healing the heart with animals, rabbit rescues, rabbit shelters, rabbits are magical, rabbits make wonderful animal companions, saveabunny. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.