Greetings from the beautiful mountains of Austria, where I’m currently spending a few days recharging my batteries at a gorgeous spa. At least once a year, I treat myself to a variety of saunas, massages, facials, gourmet food (they even cater to my all natural, intuitive diet), mountain air, Austrian hospitality and all around pampering. This is my “me” time, and I always come back refreshed and full of incredible ideas (I’m almost literally getting pummeled by them this time, so watch this space). Yes, I know, you hate me.
I’m not telling you this to make you jealous (although, you may be inspired to take some “you” time, which you totally should), but rather, as the lead-in to a story I came across in the German press, which so perfectly, hilariously and ridiculously illustrates the principles of the Law of Attraction, that I really couldn’t pass up the chance to share it with you. In fact, this story pretty much just writes itself. This, my dear readers, is the tale of Yvonne, the renegade cow.
Yvonne. Cow. Renegade. Hero.
Born in Austria, in the year 2005, Yvonne was sold to a Bavarian farmer in the spring of 2011, to be fattened up and slaughtered. Now, most cows just kind of accept their fate, but not Yvonne. She said, “Hell no, mathafakkas!”, and managed to escape the clutches of her captors by hauling ass over an electric fence. Go Yvonne! This is where it gets interesting. Keep in mind, that this is a cow, not a highly trained Navy seal, which are generally a little more stealthy by nature.
Yvonne hid in the forest for over 3 months, evading capture, while apparently all of Germany was looking for her. She managed to wander in front of a police car while crossing the road, which led to her being declared a danger to society or motorists or possibly that chicken whose motives everyone’s always wondering about. Hunters were given the order to shoot to kill. That didn’t go down well with animal rights activists, who bought Yvonne for €600, secured a place for her at a bovine-friendly retirement home, and petitioned the court to lift the kill order. While all of this was going down, the animal loving German public got involved, and things really took a turn for the wonderfully absurd. Yvonne continued to stay at large. Having apparently reverted back to a “wild animal” state, she slept during the day and grazed at night. She even managed to visit her son Friesi, her sister Waltraut and the calf Waldi in the dead of night. They know she was there, because she left clues in the form of cow patties, which they somehow identified as hers (is this someone’s job??). Also, she was spotted, but, and again, remember this is a cow, always managed to stay just one step ahead of her captors. Every. Freaking. Time.
I can tell, you’re not appreciating the full magnitude of the situation, so let me break it down for you:
- At one point, they had a helicopter with a heat seeking camera looking for her. When they spotted her and hovered overhead, she ran away. They couldn’t keep up. With a cow.
- A radio station offered a €10.000 reward for her safe capture. Even with what I assume to be a swarm of redneck Bavarians out hunting for her, she continued to get away.
- A South African psychic claimed to have made contact with her, yet couldn’t lead to her capture.
- A Swiss cow whisperer tried to coax her out of the forest. No luck. Maybe she couldn’t hear him. Next time try shouting or mooing, buddy. Just saying.
- A sexy bull, named Ernst, with a deep, throaty moo and musky man-cow scent (OMG, I wish I was making this up) was brought in to lure her out of hiding with the promise of what can only be assumed to be hot, steamy cow lurve. But girlfriend wasn’t having any of that.
- The international press picked it up and the story was mentioned in the United Kingdom (the Independent, the Guardian), the United States (the New York Times Blog), Canada (CBC Radio 1), France (Nouvel Observateur), as well as a newspaper in Abu Dhabi and radio stations in India. I know, right?
- The president of the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple in Berlin made a public plea for Yvonne’s pardon, arguing that she wasn’t a Tiger or Lion and therefore wasn’t really a danger to herself or others. I have no idea if that was said sarcastically or not, but I like to think it was.
- Several Facebook pages were launched in support of Yvonne, the largest of which had, at its height, 27,000 followers. My Facebook page has, like, 150 people on it. Damn cows. They get all the publicity these days.
Happily ever after
The courts finally lifted the kill order, making it illegal to shoot Yvonne and the search was called off. Less than a week later, the freedom fighting super cow simply showed up on a farm, and was found munching away, as if nothing had happened. She was transported to the retirement home, ok, a cow friendly, no-kill farm, along with her son, sister and calf, to live out the rest of her days, happily ever after.
I know. I can hear you asking now. “This is very entertaining and all, but…”
What the hell does this have to do with the Law of Attraction?
Let’s lift the curtain and look at what REALLY happened, shall we?
Animals are no less powerful at creating their reality than we are. They are simply generally less specifically focused than we humans are, and they also generally have much less resistance than we do. So, when they do focus on something, they tend to manifest very quickly and powerfully.
Everything that happens to everything only happens because a vibrational match exists. This may not be a conscious match, but that match has to be there, nevertheless. This is how the Universe works. So yes, even cows that are kept in horrible slaughterhouses are a match to that experience. They know what they’re in for before they come. Why would they choose to do that? Well, while I don’t want to turn this into an animal rights article, I’ll give you a possible theory: I think it’s quite likely that these cows agree to mirror a vibration in our society that, while desperately fearing death, doesn’t really value life. The way we treat animals these days is a reflection of our society’s belief system. So, while nothing happens without a vibrational match, that doesn’t mean we can’t desire change. I, for example, don’t see anything wrong with eating meat and killing animals for food. Animals eat animals and we’re part of that food chain. But I don’t like the way it’s done these days. Even if I did eat meat (which I currently don’t, because my body doesn’t want it), I’d only eat meat from happy cows raised on responsible farms. I’d like to see us return to the methods the American Indians and other tribes used. They were in balance with nature, killed only what their bodies really needed (no one needs meat three freaking times a day), respected the animals (they even asked for permission before killing the animal) and used every part of their kill. I do think we can change this cycle, but not by protesting and pushing against it (and focusing on what we don’t want), but rather by focusing on the solution. But I digress. My point is, that a cow born to be slaughtered, is generally a vibrational match to that experience.
But not Yvonne. This cow wasn’t a match to that experience at all. She wasn’t having any of it, and went where no cow had gone before. Not only did she manage to escape, but she evaded capture for over three months. In Germany. One of the most organized countries in the world. A country the size of Montana, but with the population of Texas, California and Florida combined. She had the public and the authorities out looking for her. And even when she was spotted, which she was repeatedly, she always managed to get away.
She was not going to get killed. She was NOT a match to that experience and so, our dear Yvonne, powerful creative cow that she is, created a different outcome. The energy she gathered managed to get tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people involved and rooting for her. Her story became a national and then international phenomenon. She was intuitively led to always be exactly where her captors were not. And then, when the danger was over, she simply returned, ready to receive her fairy tale ending, having managed to save not only herself, but her entire family. No word yet on if Ernst the Bull will also be spared. I’m thinking since he failed to woo Yvonne, he probably won’t. The world belongs to the sexy Ernst. That’s just the ugly truth.
While this story, which is totally true by the way, may border on the ridiculous (ok, it’s gone way past the border and right into Ridiculousville), I think that it perfectly illustrates the power of intent and reality creation. We could all learn a lesson or two from Yvonne:
- Hold on to your dream, even when it goes against what everyone else is doing
- Follow your intuition
- Avoid those who would bring you down instead of trying to fight them
- Take action and have the courage to jump that fence when you have the impulse to do so
- Don’t allow yourself to be distracted by the seductive mooing of the opposite sex
Ok, now it’s your turn: Have you started to see the Law of Attraction in action in what might be considered the most unlikely of places? Would you have rooted for Yvonne? Tell me what you think in the comments. I promise to make time between the pedicures, facials, plucking, scouring and full body overhauling (it’s kind of like getting your car detailed. Only for your body. With lots of tea and soothing music) to read and answer every last one.
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P.S: On this day, which many will use to focus on fear and terror, I am deliberately choosing to focus on light, love and happiness. I choose to focus on the safety of the troops (whatever country they’re from), on the security of our world, on the rising vibration that will render violence and war obsolete and on the certainty that we are all one, forever connected by an energy of pure love. We are so much bigger than we acknowledge and so much safer than we often choose to believe. Perhaps you’ll join me in holding this high vibration. Love, hugs and lots of positive vibes, Melody.