|Dreams are there to be realised|
|Written by Jodi Ruckley|
|Sunday, 08 April 2012 01:04|
It has been evident to me for many years that I have been working towards a dream. In 2006, with the help of Wayne, I sat down and wrote a business plan for a vision I had – called Our Place on Earth. Since then I have led a very different lifestyle to what I was used to. I look back and look at all the skills I have developed and creative projects I have been involved in, seemingly, all are related to this life-time dream. Living in France and learning French, developing the skill of telepathic communication and sharing this knowledge with others through workshops, film editing and directing, the whole process of writing, publishing and selling a book are just some of them.
Last year, on the Walk for Freedom, I saw a duck get hit by a car. Intuitively I knew his neck was broken and he was going to die. I held him in my arms and he passed away peacefully in my arms in about 30 seconds. I held the intention for him to pass on to the light. Then I cried and I felt strong in my heart “I am going to be a vet, no matter what it takes”.
So now I find myself studying Animal Science at Murdoch University in Perth – they are reputed for providing alternatives to vivisection throughout the course. I need top marks this year to transfer over to Veterinary Science, and then it will be another 5 years of hard study. I will try with all my heart, and hope one day I can help animals on an even different level, particularly all those ex-factory farm animals who will come into the care of Our Place on Earth in the future.
I would like to send a huge hug of gratitude to everyone at Cariad Farm for providing a great place to stay for Dave, Lucy, Lily, Tom and Hannah whilst I am in Perth. They are well and happy and it was so awesome to watch them on their first day there – clearly captivated by all the other animal friends and the wide variety of fresh food on offer.
I am not sure when the right time will be to start a property given this major life change for all of us. However, Our Place on Earth will continue to do rescue and rehabilitation - when we establish a property. In the meantime, we will continue to work on educational materials like books and films, we will provide holistic health support to animals in refuges and factory farms, and we will be working on a strategic level to understand how Our Place on earth can work with other organisations to help the most number of animals now and in the future.
Dreams are there to be realised J. If you feel inclined to help out, please consider sponsoring Dave, Lily, Lucy, Tom or Hannah for a one-month period. This will be a tremendous help – to buy the great quality food they eat, board and veterinary bills. Sponsorship is easily completed through our shop and can be as little as $10. http://www.ourplaceonearth.com/shop. Thanks for your support.
Much love and light, Jodi