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
One of the things I love most about traveling in ceremony on behalf of the animals is how many small moments spin themselves out into stories.
It was early morning—the last week Yellowstone National Park was open—so traffic was minimal.
The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. Winter was approaching, and nighttime temperatures had dropped below freezing. Mist clung to …Continue reading
In my efforts to offer as many Zoo Animal Ambassadors as possible the opportunity to participate in shamanic ceremonies, and for me to connect with them and listen, I make unofficial visits to a few local places regularly. On a visit to Cougar Mountain Zoo I met an African Grey parrot named Max who appreciated a good story. …Continue reading
This morning as I was working at my computer I heard a muffled bang.
Turning I saw that a junco had hit the glass storm door, and was lying on my doorstep. She had one wing half outstretched and I feared that it might be broken. I sensed that she was very dazed from the impact, and made the decision to offer her Reiki energy healing from a distance rather than going out and picking her up. …Continue reading
A little crow wisdom on how to successfully navigate daily life. …Continue reading
It was early morning, and the softly slanting light held the promise of another beautiful summer day. After finishing my breakfast I was sitting in the open doorway of my back porch enjoying the lushly blooming splendor of the garden, and as I listened to the sounds of the fountain and the conversations of the birds I felt completely content with being exactly where I was. …Continue reading