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Two Dogs

A story of animal communication and compassion



"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." — St. Francis of Assisi

ReikiShamanic A Walk on the Wild Side 2016, Part 2

Bull Elk and Cows at Mammoth Hot Springs, ©Rose De Dan

On October 2nd my shamanic allies, shamanic buddy/driver Charolette Anderson and I hit the road for 10 days of ceremonies with the land and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park and the Animal Ambassadors and attendees of A Walk on the Wild Side 2016 at Earthfire Institute. Here are some of the highlights of the second part …Continue reading

ReikiShamanic A Walk on the Wild Side 2016, Part 1

Rose De Dan offers Buffalo Blanket at Yellowstone Arch, ©Rose De Dan

On October 2nd my shamanic allies, shamanic buddy and driver Charolette Anderson hit the road for 10 days of ceremonies with the land and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park and the Animal Ambassadors and attendees of A Walk on the Wild Side 2016 at Earthfire Institute. Here are some of the highlights of the beginning journey.

Day …Continue reading

Manitou and the Flying Jaguars

Cat Manitou reclines in lounge chair, ©Rose De Dan

The day after sharing some lox during lunch with the flying jaguars (otherwise known as yellow jackets), I was relaxing on my lounge chair when I felt a pinch between the webbing of my big toe. Looking down I saw a yellow jacket, and now that he had my attention he inquired, “Lox?” Apparently the Rose …Continue reading

Inviting Flying Jaguars to Lunch

Yellow Jacket Flying Jaguar Salmon 2, ©Rose De Dan

While dining outside earlier this week enjoying my bagel with smoked salmon, capers and cream cheese, a yellow jacket landed on my thumb. Apparently he had invited himself to breakfast.

Bracing himself against my thumb he began to carve off a piece of the smoked salmon for takeout. Once he had his takeout tucked safely underneath, he …Continue reading

Manitou and Reiki for Construction Zone Catastrophe

Cat Manitou Stands Tall, ©Rose De Dan

The past few months have been very challenging due to a major overhaul of the foundation and cellar of the duplex that I call home.

Routinely mountains of excavated dirt appear in my view and vanish days later with the help of a small Bobcat (and I don’t mean the wild furry kind that I prefer).

Plywood forms …Continue reading

Dinner with Secret Agent Squirrel

Secret Agent Squirrel 1, ©Rose De Dan

Just the other night a guest dropped in to what I jokingly refer to as the Rose Cafe. It was Secret Agent Squirrel, who joined me for dinner.

We sat together on either side of the door connecting—just being together. I had not seen him for a while, and he sensed that I was struggling with some …Continue reading

Shamanic Allies to the Rescue

Bison graze Yellowsone 2012, ©Rose De Dan

It is coming up on the two-year anniversary of my introducing Bones, Stones, Feathers and Fur shamanic teleclass series, and I took a moment to revisit my article Manitou and the Shamanic Photoshoot and recalled all the hope I had for what the class might offer students and also my nervousness concerning whether I would be …Continue reading

Ceremony at Buffalo Jump

Rose De Dan walks to Buffalo Jump, ©Rose De Dan

Sometimes what happens after the shamanic ceremonies conclude can be even more powerful. …Continue reading

Reiki for Horse Picasso

Rose De Dan offers Reiki to horses. Photo: Rhonda Hanley

Animals love Reiki energy healing—just how much is clearly expressed in this true story about a horse named Picasso. …Continue reading

Store Cat Mama Squish Steps Into My Office

Mama Squish receives Reiki, ©Rose De Dan

Gorgeous “Mama Squish” was rescued by Genevieve G. Animal Advocacy (along with her daughter, Dot). Currently her job description is as the store cat for Next to Nature in West Seattle.

Last week I was in the store to purchase some much needed supplies for my own cats. I said “hi” to Squish in passing, but as …Continue reading

What is Reiki for Animals and People? Live Telecall

Sweet Pea at MEOW Cat Rescue, ©Rose De Dan

I am passionate about Reiki and its benefits for people and animals, and I love sharing my passion with others. Which is why I am offering a NO COST telecall for anyone who wants to know what Reiki is all about, or for those who would like to be more inspired in their Reiki practice.

Perhaps you’ve …Continue reading

Reiki at the Dog Spa

Cassandra Kraham and her Saluki family

I first met Cassandra when she contacted me about the possibility of taking my Reiki classes. She had taken Reiki training in the past, but wanted a teacher who offered personal mentoring as well as a community. I am glad she chose me, as it has been a pleasure to hear her stories about the benefits …Continue reading

Holding Space for Dying Orca Animal Ambassador Tilikum

Tilikum at Sea World, Photo: ©Claudine Moyer-Records

In dying, as in living, orca Tilikum is a powerful Ambassador for all species. …Continue reading

Lavender for Love

Pasado's Safe Haven donkey Babs and blind horse Peach Pie at Animals As Healers and Teachers 2014

On February 13, 2016 I conducted a memorial service for animal rescue Pasado’s newly renovated Remembrance Garden—with guidance from the animals themselves. …Continue reading

Shaman Coyote Healing

Coyote Shaman at Earthfire Institute ©Earthfire Institute

Since 2010 I have held A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild at Earthfire Institute. Each year my group and I greet old animal friends and make new ones.

In past years, coyote Shaman (who walks on three legs due to an injury to his right leg when he was young) has …Continue reading

ReikiShamanic Energy Healing for MEOW Shelter Cats

Dynamic Duo at MEOW Cat Rescue, ©Rose De Dan

As you all know by now, I love Reiki, and I am passionate about teaching and sharing its benefits with others.

For many years I have celebrated my birthday by teaching a Reiki class because it always felt good to do so.

This year I was scheduled to begin teaching a Reiki 1 teleclass that week, …Continue reading

Gathering Elk, Eagle and Coyote Prayers

Coyote look, Yellowstone, ©Rose De Dan 2015

It was our second day carrying the Buffalo Blanket in ceremony for all the animals through Yellowstone. We were making our last trip through the park before embarking on the next step of the journey to A Walk on the Wild Side 2015 at Earthfire Institute.

We stayed overnight outside the North entrance, and left early enough …Continue reading

A Very Manitou New Year’s Despacho Ceremony

Manitou and New Year's Despacho 2015, ©Rose De Dan

Shamanic ceremonies don’t always go the way you expect, especially when there is a very determined cat named Manitou involved. …Continue reading

Video: Bugling Elk at Yellowstone

Elk Antlers, ©Rose De Dan

It was October 6, 2015, and we were leaving the north end of the park as twilight approached, at the end of our first incredible day of carrying the Buffalo Blanket in ceremony to all the wildlife in Yellowstone.

When we saw the elk we pulled over to the opposite side of the road. I was captivated …Continue reading

Holiday Savings on Gift of the Animals: Shamanic Stories, Perceptions, Journeys

Elmo in the Grass at Earthfire Institute, ©Rose De Dan

In December 2014 a unique 4-part teleseminar series was hosted by people and the wild animals of Earthfire Institute. The series concluded on Christmas Eve with the animals offering each listener a very special gift.

I am delighted to report that The Gift of the Animals: Shamanic Stories, Perceptions, Journeys series was recorded and is now available …Continue reading

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