Will we be able to see a bear – a grizzly perhaps – at least through the lens of looking glasses? That’s all we were hoping for, as we couldn’t imagine what was going to happen. But let’s start from the beginning. Years ago, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a special vacation; we’ve always wanted to go to British Columbia, Canada, to experience –even if only for a few weeks- the wilderness of North America.
The beauty and the force of nature on the Canadian West coast compelled us immediately. The few, last temperate rain forests on our planet are the natural dwelling of wild animals, and they’re absolutely stunning! We could spot every day bald eagles and whales, which came to the calm surface where puffins used to swing. We got to see two black bears from the bus – mother and son – crossing the street on our way to Tofino, in addition to seals, raccoons, marvelous Canadian geese, swifts, and breathtaking landscapes where Nature rules untouched.
I still remember the deep joy I felt everyday I stared at that overwhelming beauty. It was the beauty of feeling part of anything that expresses through living things. However, I couldn’t possibly imagine what I consider today one of the most intense experiences concerning my relationships with animals.
Khutzeymateen is a national park dedicated from 1994 to the protection of grizzly bears and their habitat; it is located on the natural estuary of the Northern coast of British Columbia, and it’s been the home of native Americans Tsimshian for thousand of years. Once you are granted a permit to visit it, you can only get there via air of water, through small seaplanes and boats.
It’s hard to express the enchantment of sunrises and sunsets in the silent surroundings, as well as the feeling of being face to face with grizzly bears living in complete freedom. Here in Khutzeymateen, their hunt for food, the defense of their territory, the mating rituals, playing, and interactions between species happen according to Nature’s rules. It is indeed a sacred place.
This is how we had our very first, as well as involuntary experience of telepathic communication with animals. Thanks to our guide’s sensibility and our five travel companions, Canadian biologists, with whom we shared unforgettable moments, we experienced an encounter with grizzly bears that is far beyond physical proximity.
Our body language, the deep, calm breathing, the gentle expressions and gestures, as well as the silence we approached them with, were the physical counterpart of our minds and hearts’ feelings.
Being right there with them, peacefully staring into each other’s eyes, and being aware of the love bond that allowed such an intense and vivid experience, was pure joy. This is something everyone can experience, provided that they approach “the others” respectfully in order to listen and discover the One that unifies everything.
We weren’t fully aware of the fact we were telepathically communicating with those magnificent plantigrade animals, the grizzly bears. We were telling them they could trust us, that we were admiring their majesty, and that we were honored they let us witness moments of their lives. We were grateful we were able to feel and exist on this planet just like them.
Khutzeymateen was not only an unforgettable, emotional step towards an aware telepathic communication with animals; it was also an intense experience of communion with anything that is alive and finds expression on this planet that determined our feelings.
We were born to love.
Nicoletta Toniutti, Professional Telepathic Animal Communicator