"Have you ever seen a bird trying hard to sing?"

“Have you ever seen a bird trying hard to sing? Birds never work to make a song. They sing effortlessly. That’s how they teach us to love one another. We need to allow love to happen without any effort. It’s natural to love.”

Brazilian healer, Otavia Aloes Pimentel Barbosa
from Hands of Faith, edited by Bradford Keeney PhD, Ringing Rocks Press in association with Leete Island Books.Philadelphia, PA, 2003

And to hate, fear or dislike takes incredible effort. We bend ourselves into unnatural shapes. Then our energy gets caught in the crooks and twists. This goes for all bodies: human, family, tribal, national, global or universal.

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