I frequently receive requests to help find a lost dog or cat—a service that I don’t offer as a healer/animal communicator.
However, I have had enough experience with lost animals both personally and professionally to be able to offer some general support and guidance for anyone that finds themselves in the nightmarish situation of not knowing what …Continue reading
When I am asked what I do for a living most people look at me blankly if I say I am a shaman. Times have changed, gone are the days when everyone knew what shamans were. A long-ago time when every village/tribe respected and relied upon the skills of a medicine person (one of many names …Continue reading
This article was originally written in 2009 and appeared on my old website as the third of a series of three entitled “Answering the Call of the Wild.” It feels like the time is right to publish them again. In Part 1 I struggled to understand what a wolf in the Woodland Park Zoo was trying …Continue reading
This post was originally written in 2009 and appeared on my old website as the second of three articles. It feels like the time is right to publish them again.
In Part 1 of this series I experienced a strong connection with an old wolf at the Woodland Park Zoo. It felt like there was something he …Continue reading
I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 8th Annual A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild 2017.
When: October 5-8, 2017
Where: Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary, Driggs, Idaho
This 4-day event offers participants the opportunity to meet highly respected wild Animal Ambassadors and participate in shamanic ceremonies with them.
A …Continue reading
I awoke on this long-dreaded inauguration day of a 45th President of the United States (whose platform I do not support), with the joyful memory of a powerful dream.
I dreamt that I was going horseback riding with a group of people. Somehow I ended up on the lead horse—a mare—who I seem to recall was named …Continue reading
Manitou photobombs the Christmas Tree
It is Christmastime and like many people I live far away from my human family. It is a tough time of year to be separated from loved ones, and some days are more challenging than others.
I was standing in line at the market waiting to buy a celebratory gingerbread man when …Continue reading
It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and the aroma of the old-fashioned pumpkin pie as it bakes is heavenly.
As we all know, Thanksgiving is a holiday that traditionally involves physically gathering with friends and family, and the celebration of abundance in the form of good things to eat.
Earlier in the day, as I completed tasks in preparation for tomorrow’s …Continue reading
Last week I had the honor of being interviewed as an animal expert by Dr. Cara Gubbins. The topic was Animals As Spiritual Beings, and of course I knew that I was going to be telling stories!
When I have an interview scheduled I sit down with my guides and ask: Which are the stories most needed …Continue reading
This summer I had a personal experience involving poisoned water that caused me to be much more aware and grateful for the blessings of water every single day.
There were times that I had no running water (and that was not fun), but the absolute worst was when the water became highly toxic and vile tasting due to chemical leaching. I could not assuage my own thirst, that of my animals, or indoor or outdoor plants using water from the tap. We existed on bottled drinking water for weeks until the water could be tested and declared safe.
So when the protests camps at Standing Rock began coming to my attention I was personally in support of the mission of the water protectors, for in protecting water we protect All Our Relations (which includes us). …Continue reading
Nothing would make me happier than to report that the viral story circulating about the buffalo showing up on their own to support the water protectors at Standing Rock was true—especially since what I teach is that animals have opinions about what we are doing in this world, want to be heard, and are patiently waiting …Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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