Angel Art Autumn News

Fairies' Harvest

The NEW "Fairies' Harvest"

Contents
Pun'kins

Listen! the wind is rising,
And the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
Now for autumn eves!
~ Humbert Wolfe

The caressing breeze of summer
Has turned into the blustering winds of fall.
Leaves, once proudly perched on the limbs of trees,
Now dance gaily through the air,
Brightly colored in the warm tones of autumn.
Children laughing merrily on their way
As they hear the crackling sound of leaves beneath their feet.
~ Linda Christensen

Pun'kin-Patch

But see, in our open clearings,
How golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices,
And give us the pumpkin-pie!
~ Margaret Preston

In the garden, Autumn is indeed the crowning glory of the year,
bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil.
And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such
superb colour effects as from August to November.
~ Rose Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905

Angel Escort
ANGEL ESCORT

     Barbara was driving her six-year-old son, Benjamin, to his piano lesson. They were late, and Barbara was beginning to think she should have canceled it. There was always so much to do, and Barbara, a night-duty nurse at the local hospital, had recently worked extra shifts. She was tired. The sleet storm and icy roads added to her tension. Maybe she should turn the car around.
     "Mom!" Ben cried, "Look!"
     Just ahead a car had lost control on a patch of ice. As Barbara tapped the brakes, the other car spun wildly, rolled over, then crashed sideways into a telephone pole. Barbara pulled over, skidded to a stop and threw open her door. Thank goodness she was a nurse--she might be able to help these unfortunate passengers. Then she paused. What about Ben? She couldn't take him with her--little boys shouldn't see scenes like the one she anticipated. But was it safe to leave him alone? What if their car were hit from behind? For a brief moment Barbara considered going on her way. Someone else was sure to come along. No!
     "Ben, honey, promise me you'll stay in the car!"
     "I will, Mommy," he said as she ran, slipping and sliding, toward the crash site. It was worse than she'd feared.
     Two girls of high school age were in the car. One, the blonde on the passenger side, was dead, killed on impact. The driver however, was still breathing. She was unconscious and pinned in the wreckage.
     Barbara quickly applied pressure to the wound in the teenager's head while her practiced eye cataloged the other injuries; a broken leg, maybe two, along with probable internal bleeding. But if help came soon, the girl would live.
     A trucker had pulled up and was calling for help on his cellular phone. Soon Barbara heard the ambulance sirens. A few moments later she surrendered her lonely post to rescue workers.
     "Good job," one said as he examined the driver's wounds. "You probably saved her life, ma'am." Perhaps. But as Barbara walked back to her car a feeling of sadness overwhelmed her, especially for the family of the girl who had died. Their lives would never be he same. Oh God, why do such things have to happen?
     Slowly Barbara opened her car door. What should she tell Benjamin? He was staring at the crash site, his blue eyes huge.
     "Mom," he whispered, "did you see it?"
     "See what, Honey?" she asked.
     "The angel, Mom! He came down from the sky while you were running to the car. And he opened the door, and he took that girl out."
     Barbara's eyes filled with tears. "Which door, Ben?"
"The passenger side. He took the girl's hand, and they floated up to Heaven together."
     "What about the driver?"
Ben shrugged, "I didn't see anyone else."
     Later Barbara was able to meet the families of the victims. They expressed their gratitude for the help she had provided. Barbara was able to give them something more; Ben's vision.
     There was no way he could have known--by ordinary means--who was in the car or what had happened to either of the passengers. Nor could the passenger door have been opened; Barbara had seen it's tangle of immovable steel herself, yet Ben's account brought consolation to a grieving family. Their daughter was safe in Heaven. And they would see her again.
-- Author Unknown -- Sent in by Jennifer Prugh -- Pennsylvania
(Used by permission from Marlene Blaszczyk at Motivate Us.com)
Angel n'Kids

"Kids Say The Darnedest Things"
- Especially About Angels! -
(From an email entitled: Interesting what children think!)

I only know the names of two angels. Hark and Harold. -- Gregory, 5

Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why but scientists are working on it. -- Olive, 9

It's not easy to become an angel! First, you die. Then you go to heaven, then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you got to agree to wear those angel clothes. -- Matthew, 9

Angels work for God and watch over kids when God has to go do something else. -- Mitchell, 7

My guardian angel helps me with math, but he's not much good for science. -- Henry, 8

Angels don't eat, but they drink milk from holy cows. -- Jack, 6

Angels talk all the way while they're flying you up to heaven. The basic message is where you went wrong before you got dead. -- Daniel, 9


Angel Comfort

THE ANIMALS' CORNER

"Ever occur to you why some of us are so concerned with animals' suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."-- Paul Harvey

"The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?'"-- J. Bentham

"We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it." -- Albert Schweitzer
"The Philosophy of Civilization"

The Forced Molting of Hens for the Love of Money
By: Frank L. Hoffman

We human beings do many evil things for the love of money. Many of us lose all sense of compassion as we try to justify our actions. We try to hide these actions from the general public so that their consciences won't bother them while they continue to buy the product of these endeavors. Such is the case with the production of eggs...and the forced molting of the laying hens. This forced molting causes a hormonal change to take place within the hens to increase the egg laying production in older hens, which in turn reduces costs. Forced Molting The photograph to the right, provided by United Poultry Concerns, Inc., shows the deplorable condition of these molted hens. How is this forced molting done? THE HENS ARE STARVED from 1 to 3 weeks!!

Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns, Inc. did a survey of various egg producers. She reported... continued on page 2

OTHER COUNTRIES CARE ABOUT HENS :
      *Battery cages were banned in Switzerland in 1992 - all hens now have nests and perches.
      The entire **European Union passed laws declaring that no new battery cages may be installed...and that by 2013, all hens must have at least 750 sq. cm of floor space, a perch, a nest and litter provided.
      Other countries have adopted even stricter welfare guidelines banning debeaking, battery cages, and forced molting practices.

WHAT ABOUT THE U.S.?
      The United States government, however, has in no way recognized the suffering of battery hens.  To date, there are no federal welfare laws regulating the care and treatment of laying hens.

WHAT CAN WE DO?
      Contact the corporate offices of your local supermarkets and grocery stores (store managers can provide you with the store's corporate office address) and ask Vegan Cookbook whether their eggs come from hens who have been (a) force molted, (b) caged, or (c) debeaked. Make copies of this questionnaire and email, fax or snail-mail it to them. Please send replies to United Poultry Concerns.
      They have delightful a vegan cookbook which features homestyle, ethnic and exotic recipes that duplicate and convert a variety of poultry and egg dishes.

(Note: We thought that we were being compassionate when we bought "free-range" eggs. -- NOT SO! Learn how ALL chickens are treated - here.


NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS!!
Students at colleges and universities all over the U.S. are passing out a booklet entitled, "Why Vegan?" After reading it, some young people had this to say:

     I am 18 years old and I just picked up the "Why Vegan?" pamphlet. I was so shocked to see what kind of cruel and inhumane treatment these animals go through just to feed us. I almost started crying but that is not the point. I have made a decision today: I AM GOING TO BECOME A VEGETARIAN. I am also going to take this pamphlet and show it to people at school; I hope to do some good with it.-- EE, San Antonio, TX

Brian      Like many people, I regularly ate meat and never thought about the conditions that animals endured before becoming meals. But after receiving "Why Vegan" [at Penn State], I literally felt sick to my stomach. This is not at all what I envisioned farming to be! How could I be so naive and never once think to question where meat came from? When I learned I was supporting such an industry, I made a vow to consume drastically less meat. I...have already begun spreading the word to family and friends. -- SB, 9/21/07

     Hi. I'm 12 years old. When I read the pamphlet, "Why Vegan,'' it made me cry and throw up. I am going to try to convert to vegetarianism and I am going to write to the papers about your pamphlet. This really makes me sick that people think that they can take any liberty with animals' lives. -- KY


(Brian Grupe leaflets at Sacramento State; photo above right, by Bridget Jones.)


PRE-BIRTH EXISTENCE
New Research and Case Studies Reveal Truths About
Where We Come From and the Meaning of Human Existence

Mother&Child Can a child yet-to-be-born
communicate with the parents?

Do our souls exist in another
realm before our births?

A two-year-old child declares his grandfather, who has been dead for twelve years, is the one who brought him to earth--and proceeds to describe with impeccable detail a man whom he has never known, or even seen in pictures.

A father, sleepless with worry about his wife's poor health during her twin pregnancy, sees a young man with red hair surrounded by white light who tells his father that he and his twin sister have talked it over, and they decided that he will wait to be born to protect his mother, and that his sister will be born first. Within days one twin is found to be "no longer viable". Months later, mom delivers a baby girl. Nearly two years later they have another child -- a boy with red hair.


When does human existence begin? And, where do we come from? Insights into these and other significant questions are revealed in the recently released book, "Songs of the Morning Stars", by Arizona researcher and author, Sarah Hinze. This powerful and insightful volume comes as the result of nearly two decades of extensive research, including in-depth interviews with hundreds of parents who have had personal encounters with their children before birth or even before conception.
  
According to Hinze, "These unborn children can warn, protect and enlighten us from another plane of existence. Most often they appear to announce it is their time to be born."
  
A pioneering researcher and one of the world's leading authorities in this field of study, Hinze calls these encounters "pre-birth experiences" or PBEs..."The unborn reveal to the living many life-changing truths," Hinze explains.

"..."People can instinctively sense that they are learning and discovering true principles that come from a different realm and that can dramatically affect their choices and behaviors here and now."
- Read more here - PreBirth Experience

Pumpkin Bunny
ARTIST'S NOTE
    Hello, again! Here is some more good news about the animals: "...McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's now ban forced molting in their new regulations for their egg suppliers." I guess it's too much to expect all humans to suddenly become compassionate after centuries of unthinking cruelty, but it seems that more and more people in the last 50 years are finally waking up to the fact that animals are not soulless objects without feelings. Albert Schweitzer's statement really bears repeating: "Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
    Why would this is true? Because of the Universal Law of Cause and Effect: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" or "What goes around comes around". When we know this, it makes perfect sense that we live in a world that mirrors our treatment of others, including the animals.
    Please keep sending me your Angel stories or experiences with departed loved ones. I really appreciate receiving them! (Is anyone watching "Life Among the Dead" with Lisa Williams on Lifetime?)
    Hope everyone is enjoying beautiful Fall weather (or is it Spring weather down under?), and we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving in the U.S. in November.     Until we meet in December for a quick update...
Love & Peace,
Lotus

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