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"We have lost sight of the fact that we human beings are, in one respect, like small animals without even any fur or sharp teeth to protect us. What protects us is not our viciousness, but our humanity; our ability to love others and to accept the love that others want to offer us. It is not our toughness that keeps us warm at night, but our tenderness which makes others want to keep us warm."—Harold Lyon

The Wildlife Spa is Open for Business

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As I type these words I am surrounded by the sounds of life in the garden.

To my left a horde of sparrows have taken over the bird feeder, while others dangle from the stems of plants and hop along the ground as they hunt for unwary insects. A select few are skinny dipping in the large plastic plant tray that they took over after the rain filled it nicely, while others raise a cloud of dirt with a flurry of wings, preferring to treat their feathers with a lovely dust bath. The cheerful sounds of their cheeps and the whir of their wings are everywhere. They appear unbothered by my presence or that of my dog.

When I first moved in here the garden was a silent place. Not long afterward I added the bird feeder and the water features, but takers were few. Then the Thai Spirit House from my old garden was finally positioned in a place of honor, and that night I finally did ceremony to greet the land and the animals of my new residence.

The very next day sparrows, juncos, chickadees, finches, and even a female hummingbird appeared and settled in. Bees hummed in the newly planted flowerbeds, dining on thyme and other nectar-bearing blossoms.

Later that week dragonflies swooped overhead, squirrels attempted to figure out the squirrel-proof feeder, and a raccoon making an early morning foray woke Bagheera and I up. Completely silent and wide-eyed, from the window Bagheera watched the raccoon feed on seed that had fallen to the ground. It is the only time I have seen him at a loss on how to handle a situation!

All of the activity feels right and good. The burst of life in the new garden tells me that I am coming back into energetic balance after the whirlwind of my recent move. And as I watch the antics of the sparrows I know that the wildlife spa is once again open for business, and that there are many satisfied customers!

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About Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing:

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is a mesa carrier in the Peruvian shamanic tradition. In addition she is also a Reiki Master Teacher, animal communicator, author of the acclaimed book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism, and creator of Animal and Reiki Art. As an animal shaman, she views her role as a healer as one of building bridges between people and animals, and of empowering them to reconnect with Pachamama, Mother Earth.

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