One of my UK viewers, David, sent me this video of his magical encounter with a wild rabbit. Yes, the principles you’re learning here with the horses are directly applicable to all other creatures.
As David wrote: “Notice how he starts out all perky but as I move closer and send love blasts, he goes into a kind of meditative state. I can’t thank you enough for that magical little moment. Without your channel I would never have even known I could attempt something like that.” I hope y’all enjoy this sweet video as much as I did.
I have heard from many people on YouTube that once they became aware – through watching the herd’s videos – wildlife began to come up to them, or interact with them. In fact, I’m working on a book right now about this world of communication with all creatures – a number of viewers requested I write this book during a livestream with the herd in the summertime. Gonna take me a while, but it’s coming!
Jini Patel Thompson is a natural health writer and Lazer Tapping instructor. She began riding at age 2 in Kenya, and got her first horse at age 8 in Alberta, and so continues a life-long journey and love affair with these amazing creatures.
10 thoughts on “From Horse Listening to Magical Rabbit”
As much as i agree with the sentiment of the video and our ability to commune with nature once we open ourselves to the possibility, the rabbit in the video has a common viral infections called myxomatosis, or ‘myxi’ as its commonly known – common in wild rabbits in the uk. Its not a well-known viral disease i believe in the USA.
Wild rabbits with myxi are very ill and will just sit there and you can pet them. They’re so ill, they dont engage their normal wild instincts. The rabbit in the video has severe swollen eyes and has laboured breathing, indicative of fever, symptoms very common with myxi.
It probably wont last long, as its winter time too now.
As a child, in the uk rural regions i grew up and would find and pet wild rabbits with myxi, who would just be hanging around one area, blind from inflamed eyes, in the end they would just sit there, right near roads even. Many would be maimed on country roads due to myxi and the rabbits blindness. Its a tragic viral infection.
My own pet rabbits got myxi being in a rural environment – its very contagious. I treated my rabbits and they recovered.
Its unusual for them to recover, but certainly possible.
That rabbit in the video needs help, there’s a slim chance he/she can recover. But the rescuer needs to know about myxi. However, re-releasing it out in the wild sets it up for re-infection. It’s the fate of many wild rabbits in the uk sadly.
I think the rabbit knows it needs help and it was guided to the man, as its only chance. That is what i felt from the footage, nature always guiding toward healing.
Its such a sad disease, horrible to see them like that, but i guess as with everything, there has to be balance, and the rabbit population can get huge very fast. Its just horrible to see suffering, even if it is natures way of maintaining balance.
Well I’m glad you were able to save your rabbits! Although once you’ve contracted a virus, you would then have natural immunity – unless the virus mutates sufficiently… Read the other comments here and looks like this virus was intentionally introduced by humans. GAH.
At least this rabbit experienced love from a human before dying of a disease humans gave him. Time for Ho’oponopono!
HI Bec, I also felt like the rabbit was seeking help.
Hello, just to let you know, it very much looks to me that this is a rabbit that is sadly suffering from myxomatosis, a nasty disease intentionally introduced by humans into animal habitats where it did not naturally occur, in order to control wild rabbit populations. If you look at its eyes you will see they are puffy, pus filled and closed. (It was Spike Milligan who wrote a short poem, “A baby rabbit, with eyes filled with pus, is the work of scientific us.”) Anyway, rabbits with myxomatosis behave very uncharacteristically, sinking repeatedly into these huddled, still, trance like states before succumbing to their almost inevitable death from respiratory distress and hypothermia. I hope it was indeed comforted by David’s presence and love, but I’m afraid the interaction will have been very heavily conditioned by the serious illness of the rabbit – most die within a day or two of this stage at which the eyes are completely closed over with swelling.
Oh my gosh – who knew?? He looked totally fine in the first part of the clip. I found this video on myxomatosis in case anyone else wants more info:
Just watched a video where the gal said WW3 was biological. Just add stuff like this to the bio-engineered virus list!
Well, in the first part the rabbit was more lively but already the behaviour was uncharacteristic of a healthy wild rabbit. Very sad to see.
Oh interesting – I haven’t spent any time with wild rabbits, beyond encounters of a minute or two, so have no idea. But yes, really sad. Hard to believe humans can be so stupid, but then again… just read that California is planning to release a batch of genetically engineered mosquitoes…. what could go wrong?!!
that bunny is very sick. he looks blind. our government puts poison out to blind and maim rabbits because of over population. very sad.
Beautiful, David, one can feel the heart here 🙂
Jini, you and I’ve talked about experiences with horses, and wildlife, in Africa. Pn the Ngamo plains, I tuned in with a herd of wildebeest in the way we all know. From quite a long distance away, the apparent leader and I shifted our body movements in response to one another.
On my website there’s a conversation, filmed the next day, with two wildlife guides, who’d just done an equine session, describing the similarities between that and their way of tracking animals in the bush.
Looking forward to your book about this world of communication with all creatures!
I had a similar conversation with the herd guardian of a herd of wild cows on Knepp Estate in the UK (see Isabella Tree’s fabulous book, Wilding). He was SO clear in his communication, it was an honor. I will go check out your site for that convo!