I can almost feel the eye rolling from here!
A while back, I read the very lovely book Kinship with All Life, where J. Allen Boone talked about how he learned to experience animals differently and how he actually trained a house fly.
You can grab a copy of that beautiful book below.
Well the idea intrigued me, so for a while now I had been more conscious of my actions around flies – because it stands to reason that if we’re trying to kill something all the time, they’re not going to listen to you and there has to be little or no fear, before good communication can happen.
Yeah yeah… Just wait!
I don’t like flies on my food or my skin and for some time I had been asking them to be on my clothes rather than my skin and that appeared to have been working – with the whole extended family outside, I was regularly the only person not being harassed by flies.
This week, laid up with sciatica and unable to move around easily, I started exploring a relationship with a tiny house fly who was sitting on my Kindle. When he landed on my skin I would ask him to leave and then twitch my skin to send him away. I then pictured him landing on my fingernail again.
With lots of communication and thinking and happy feelings, he eventually started landing only on the fingernail that I held out for him. And blow me down with a feather, he was doin” a little dance there with lots of happy feelings!
And he hung around for DAYS!
Sue McKibbin took this photo this afternoon, after I showed her how I called my new tiny friend to come and sit on my fingernail.
I teach you how to connect with wild animals as well as your dog, cat, horse, whatever – in the lovely little Animal Communication course – $7 for sooo… much pleasure. 🙂
AND… I’ve repeated the experiment with a number of different flies over the years. 🙂 It’s been pretty cool to be the only person not being harassed by flies. 🙂