Let's step back to a Sept, 2001, Windsor Star article:
Waterfront residents in Lakeshore and Tecumseh have complained in past seasons about hunters blasting away from blinds that are too close to the shoreline for safety and comfort. Andrew Facca, who lives on the waterfront in Russell Woods, said he spotted a hunter on a sandbar behind his home last week. He said he confronted the hunter who was "very defensive" of his rights. When it was explained that the hunter was legally within his rights. Facca said he accepted that. "But it's upsetting to see it so close to shore," he said. He may be correct about the law but there are also issues of community."
For the last 14 years, even though all of us neighbors, disapproved, duck hunters set up blinds near shore beginning in September. Duck hunters would use blinds, boats and decoys to lure and kill the ducks. The mallards, Canada geese and trumpeter swans could sense something was up and would only come near when they were desperate to eat. I often kayaked out to the duck hunters advising them that they are scaring away the wildlife and politely asked that they take down their blinds as we did not wish guns in our back yards. None of my efforts made a difference. One guy told me duck hunting was the only way he could connect with his son.
This year, in September 2014, the Buddha Relics visited Windsor, right here in the area along the waterfront in Russell Woods. This, year, interestingly, I have not seen a single blind, duck hunter or even hear a shot. Can the relics of the Buddha really have that much intrinsic power that they can change the energy level of an entire neighborhood?
The Buddha Relics are the most powerful energy field on the planet and to have them here locally in Russell Woods is a profound gift perhaps even beyond our capacity to comprehend. For those unfamiliar with the power of the relics I wrote it about it in a previous blog:
The energy field of the Buddha Relics is so powerful that effortlessly, without any force it has dramatically influenced all sentient beings in the space. That is the true power of compassion and true peace. I can feel the profound presence that has conditioned the space and remains imprinted underneath all the noise and activity. I took this picture this morning of the Trumpeter Swans, just metres from the beach. What sense or feeling does this picture instill?
So what was the intention that brought such a profound send of peace to Lake St Clair in Russell Woods that it even affected duck hunters? When the relics were here, at the house, in meditation, I witnessed in a space free of thought, a vision for less than a minute, of the waterfront area here, being free of duck hunters and a sanctuary of sorts for all the wildlife.