on the Vedic Kingdom
In 1962 Peter and Eileen Caddy, their three
children and friend Dorothy Maclean were unemployed and living
in a caravan park near the seaside village of Findhorn, Scotland.
They decided to make ends meet by planting vegetables - no easy
feat with dry sandy soil, and a cold and windswept location that
enjoyed only twenty-six inches of rain a year.
Then Dorothy discovered she could contact the nature spirits
or devas. They instructed her how to make the most of the poor
soil, and over time sixty-five different vegetables, forty-two
herbs and twenty-one types of fruit flourished in this soil.
The forty pound cabbages, eight foot high delphiniums, and roses
that bloomed in the snow, attracted horticultural experts near
and far, and the internationally acclaimed spiritual community
of Findhorn was born. When IBM research scientist Marcel Vogel
visited Findhorn he commented, ‘This garden isn’t
growing from the soil, only in the soil. The plants are fed by
the consciousness of the community.’
During her Findhorn years Dorothy was dismayed to see one of
the well-fed cats catching birds and mice, and anything else
she could. Dorothy tried to talk to the cat to no avail, so she
went into deep meditation and asked that the pure God essence
within her might contact the overlighting being that cared for
cats. When Dorothy then explained her problem to this being,
it asked her if she was willing to take care for all the cats
in existence, which she couldn’t. Dorothy was then told
that cats would retain their hunting instincts - until mankind
could be trusted not to do neglect them.
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