Several years ago, watching the birds and their fledglings, it struck me that I had never seen a baby crow. Considering the number of crows about, it seemed unlikely never to have seen a fledgling and I became intensely curious about it. I really wanted to see a baby crow.
One day I saw the neighbor boy hitting what looked like a bundle of rags in the street with a stick. When I asked him what he was doing, he said, “It’s wing is broken, it can’t fly.” I came closer and saw a crow, apparently unhurt, with startlingly blue eyes. I realized the universe had answered my request to see a baby crow!
I picked it up with a towel and brought it to my backyard where it was nice and quiet. Knowing that the parents would be watching, I just gave it some 5-Flower remedy and left it to recover. Throughout the day, when I had reason to go out, I saw the baby in various spots throughout the yard. He had obviously been practicing his flying.
The next morning, when I chanced to look out the back window, there were half a dozen crows, perched along the railing of the deck! It seemed the parent crows knew a good flying practice spot when it offered! They were out there in diminishing numbers for the next few days, and I even had a short return visit the following summer.
Even though it’s been about 10 years since their last visit, I always make a point of offering salutations to the crows, as a thank you.
I understood at the time that the universe had manifested my desire, but just today did I understand a few other aspects of it.
The highest good: I got my curiosity satisfied. A baby crow was protected from the attentions of a child with some propensity to violence. Said child was spared the temptation to harm the crow, which may have resulted in parental disapproval (possibly violent?) on the part of humans and crows, as well as having it on his conscience down the line.
I demonstrated to myself the power of deliberate creation as Abraham describes it: you have a desire which you think about and imagine about and feel good about. Then you let it go completely! I certainly didn’t check my watch, wondering where my stuff was. I just daydreamed about the subject every so often and then went on with my day.
THAT was effortless. Won’t it be fun when its all that easy?