Animal Messages

Interview with
Rose De Dan,
Lilou's Juicy Living Tour

The Pachamama Stakes: Race for the Earth

Tales from A Walk on the Wild Side and Windwalker's Message

What is Reiki? Audio

Reiki Master Rose De Dan answers your questions about Reiki benefits for animals & people.

Two Dogs

A story of animal communication and compassion



"Traditional people of Indian nations have interpreted the two roads that face the light-skinned race as the road to technology and the road to spirituality. We feel that the road to technology.... has led modern society to a damaged and seared earth. Could it be that the road to technology represents a rush to destruction, and that the road to spirituality represents the slower path that the traditional native people have traveled and are now seeking again? The earth is not scorched on this trail. The grass is still growing there." — William Commanda, Mamiwinini, Canada, 1991, The Sacred Tree

Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors Field Trips and Teleclasses

Harbor Seal with Neave and Katie ©Rose De Dan

Zoo Animal Ambassadors have invited us to listen to their perceptions and connect with them as spiritual beings through local field trips and worldwide teleclasses. For this unique 5-part class series I will be sharing with you the basic techniques and exercises that I use before, during and after a zoo visit to properly introduce myself, initiate an interaction or conversation with the animals, and create ceremonies. While this class focuses on zoo animals the techniques learned support and facilitate communication and connection with all species—domestic to wild. …Continue reading

Gift of the Animals: New 4-part Teleseminar Series

Lynx Elmo at Earthfire Institute, Photo: ©2014 Andrew Hinton

The Gift of the Animals: Stories, Perceptions, Shamanic Journeys is a unique 4-part teleseminar series hosted by three humans and the wild animals of Earthfire Institute (living and in spirit). The animals would like to help us shift back into connection with them. In order for that to happen we need to view the world through their eyes for a moment—to shift to their way of perceiving. …Continue reading

Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing Summer in Review

The highlights of an amazing summer teaching Reiki and shamanic healing, and listening and learning from the Animal Teachers. …Continue reading

Wolf Messages

Gray Wolf Spruce Adds Voice to Group Howl at Wolf Haven Int'l, ©2014 Rose De Dan

We were just speaking of the relationship of the wolves with the bison in Yellowstone and the very important balance that is maintained in the ecosystem by predators when suddenly all the wolves and the two coyotes began to howl. I had a very strong sense that they were singing that message of balance as well as adding their prayers to ceremony. It was a very sacred moment. …Continue reading

ReikiShamanic Tips for Animal Fears and 4th of July Fireworks

Rose De Dan offers Reiki to goat Tonka and cat Viggo ©

I have the honor of teaching Reiki to some very wonderful and enthusiastic students who take what they have learned and apply it with extremely positive benefit for all aspects of their lives and the lives of their animal companions.

While the healing energy of Reiki Level 1 is powerful, Reiki Level 2 expands the benefits exponentially …Continue reading

In Honor of Able Seacat Simon and Other Animal Heroes on Memorial Day

Able Seacat Simon

Since ancient times many different species of animals have also served bravely. While I deplore the need for war, I am deeply moved by the efforts of the animal heroes who have served alongside the human warriors. A few of those animals have been officially recognized as war heroes. …Continue reading

Manitou and the Molehill Gang

Manitou, Grass Tiger, ©2014 Rose De Dan

Manitou, Grass Tiger, ©2014 Rose De Dan

Last fall my backyard was undergoing a plague of moles—or perhaps it was simply one very industrious mole. Molehills littered the yard and the brazen inhabitant of the one closest to the house would commence renovations literally at my feet as I sat reading.

Lots of research resulted in my …Continue reading

Interview with Rose De Dan: Wisdom of the Animal Elders, part 2

The Connection: Ambassador Cucumber the timber wolf and Rose De Dan ©Donna Safely

The Connection: Ambassador Cucumber the timber wolf and Rose De Dan ©Donna Safely 2010

I recently gave an interview to podcast host Lisa Aston where we had such a good time chatting it needed to be published in two parts.

In Reiki and Shamanic Animals Teachers, part 1 we discussed animal communication, Reiki, shamanism and the …Continue reading

Interview with Rose De Dan: Reiki and Shamanic Animal Teachers

Rose De Dan and Goat Jake at New Moon Farm ©2013 Annie Marie Musselman

This interview is the first of a two-parts, and the intensity of it surprised Lisa and myself – the animals were definitely wanting to be heard! Listen in as we discuss animal communication, Reiki, shamanism and the healing wisdom of the animal teachers who can show us the way back to who we are. …Continue reading

Photo Documentary: Listening to Animal Ambassadors at Woodland Park Zoo

Komodo Dragon Selat and Prayer Sticks WP Zoo ©2014 Rose De Dan

Komodo Dragon Selat and Prayer Sticks at Woodland Park Zoo ©2014 Rose De Dan

For this month’s final Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors field trip I led students to the Woodland Park Zoo. There were so many animals that wished to be seen and heard that we not only opened the zoo, we closed it too!

When …Continue reading

An Invitation to All Zoos in Honor of Marius the Giraffe

Giraffe Detail, ©2012 Jo Christian Oterhals on Flickr, permission by Creative Commons license

From my shamanic perception the central issue is not about one giraffe, or even two—it is about how animals are perceived, and how our perceptions are tied into the fate of all life on this planet. …Continue reading

Photo Documentary: Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors at Seattle Aquarium

Harbor Seal and Prayer Stick ©2014 Rose De Dan

Harbor Seal and Prayer Stick ©2014 Rose De Dan

In February of 2014 I led students to the Seattle Aquarium for class series Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors, where we had many more incredible experiences with the resident animal teachers.

When I first set up this six-month class I asked for guidance as to which order we …Continue reading

Message from the Other Nations on the Death of Marius the Giraffe

Giraffe Detail, ©2012 Jo Christian Oterhals on Flickr, permission by Creative Commons license

Zoo animals are ambassadors for their species, and as such they deserve the respect due a human ambassador. They are representatives of the Other Nations, and they are here to help us heal the broken covenant between mankind, the animals and Mother Earth. …Continue reading

Go, Sea Hawks!

Super Bowl fever has Seattle in its talons. A shamanic perspective on Sea Hawks and Animal Totems. …Continue reading

In Defense of the Bison

Bison graze peacefully in Yellowstone ©2012 Rose De Dan

What I really want for my birthday (and every other day of the year) is an end to violence against the supposedly-protected bison. …Continue reading

Photo Documentary: Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors at Point Defiance Zoo

Harbor Seal with Neave and Katie ©Rose De Dan

Our visit included inviting the animals to join us in shamanic ceremonies by adding their prayers to specially decorated prayer sticks, and the responses of the animals to the students were amazing. …Continue reading

Merry Christmas from the Animal Ambassadors

Toucan Wreath ©2013

Seize the moment! Enjoy watching some of the Zoo Animal Ambassadors at the Woodland Park Zoo demonstrate how to have a great deal of fun with a Christmas present. …Continue reading

Where Was the Natural World in This Conversation?

Nightwind against the Tetons Earthfire Institute ©2013 Rose De Dan

As I sat in one windowless room after another, I held my retreat sisters and our experiences in my heart while I listened to one presentation after another explaining how to create more sustainable practices by sparking social impact, engaging employees, assessing economic impact, enhancing leadership skills, implementing better technology, issuing more thorough reports, and shifting to more renewable energy sources. Throughout the weekend I came back to one question: Where was the natural world in this conversation? …Continue reading

Thanksgiving with the Animals

SSquirrel on Pumpkin with Cat

This Thanksgiving create a small ceremony to offer gratitude and blessings for your animal companions and local wildlife. …Continue reading

Video, The Pachamama Stakes: Race for the Earth

Windwalker and Jean Simpson ©Earthfire Institute

Ever wondered how the animals feel about the environmental challenges our modern world is facing and what solutions they might offer for climate change?

The Pachamama Stakes: Race for the Earth was inspired by a shamanic vision and messages from wild and domestic animals. It is their intention to offer us hope, inspiration, and a call to action. Enjoy, and please share their message with others. …Continue reading

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