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

Connections

Quotes

“We share this world, Pachamama (a Peruvian Quechua word meaning Mother Earth), with species seemingly vastly different than ourselves. Many of us feel a loss of connection, a distancing from the natural world that surrounds and maintains precarious toeholds within our cultivated, civilized areas. And so we bring the natural world into our homes—plants, fountains, other species (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, fish)—to share our space with us. And we do this because it makes us feel good, perhaps not consciously realizing that what we seek is a return to balance, harmony, and connection with all our relations.” — Rose De Dan, Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism

Manitou and the Mole Caper

Manitou Calls, ©Rose De Dan www.ReikiShamanic.com

I was hard at work on the Woodland Park Zoo photos for students of Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors when I heard the unique cry that my cat Manitou uses to tell me that he is at the back door and has a “present” for me.

Answering his call I discovered that he had killed a mole. …Continue reading

Turning Lost into Found: ReikiShamanic tips for missing pets

Lily hides, ©Rose De Dan www. ReikiShamanic.com

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

Manitou and the Flying Jaguars

Cat Manitou reclines in lounge chair, ©Rose De Dan www.ReikiShamanic.com

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

Store Cat Mama Squish Steps Into My Office

Mama Squish receives Reiki, ©Rose De Dan www.ReikiShamanic.com

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

ReikiShamanic Energy Healing for MEOW Shelter Cats

Dynamic Duo at MEOW Cat Rescue, ©Rose De Dan www.reikishamanic.com

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

A Very Manitou New Year’s Despacho Ceremony

Manitou and New Year's Despacho 2015, ©Rose De Dan www.reikishamanic.com

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

Saying Farewell to Cougar

Cougar, ©2002 Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing

I crossed my beloved half bobcat Cougar over into spirit at his request on September 19, 2015. He was over 18 years old and his body could no longer hold his spirit comfortably. We had 16 years together—but it is never long enough. Cougs, so glad you are free—but I miss feeling your face pressed to …Continue reading

Manitou and the Merry Christmas

Manitou and the Merry Christmas ©Rose De Dan www.reikishamanic.com

It has been a little over a year since Manitou first appeared in my back yard as a starving cat in mid-November. My small cat family and I have celebrated one Christmas with Manitou already, but I feel as though this will be his first real one with us. When he joined my household he was suffering from what I would call PTSD from abuse and abandonment issues, and he needed a lot of healing and understanding. …Continue reading

Purrfect Pumpkin Pie and Other Holiday Capers with Dog and Cat

Bear at Swimming Hole, ©Rose De Dan www.reikishamanic.com

The first dog that I adopted after leaving home was three year-old collie/shepherd mix I called Bear. She came into my life at a time when I truly needed her protection and support, and I came to love her dearly. However Bear had a few vices, one of which was food. I made sure to keep temptation out of her way at home, but that became more difficult when visiting my family at the holidays. …Continue reading

ReikiShamanic Tips for Animal Fears and 4th of July Fireworks

Rose De Dan offers Reiki to goat Tonka and cat Viggo ©www.reikishamanic.com

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 http://www.knowyourcat.info/lib/seacatsimon.htm

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 www.reikishamanic.com

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

Manitou and the Earth Day Despacho Ceremony

Manitou in Grass ©2014 Rose De Dan www.reikishamanic.com

Recently I conducted a Peruvian despacho ceremony in honor of Earth Day and Spring. Despite there only being two human participants the energy was very strong, in part because we invited the Stone, Plant and Animal People and the natural elements (Oceans, Rivers, Winds and more) to add their prayers, too.

As he had done for the …Continue reading

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Stray Cat Manitou ©Rose De Dan www.reikishamanic.com

The mystery cat made his first move, rushing across the back yard to greet me enthusiastically. He was wildly affectionate, head-butting me so enthusiastically I almost fell over. …Continue reading

A Little Spritz Does the Trick for Poppy the Cat

I had been doing regular Reiki and shamanic energy healing sessions for cat Tank, who needs ongoing support for his kidney issues, and Jan asked me if I might have a Vi Miere essence mist that could help her cat Poppy feel less stressed and more relaxed.

I did a shamanic reading with the intention of Poppy’s …Continue reading

My Diamond Kiya

Halloween Kiya: Glamour Shot ©2012 Rose De Dan www.reikishamanic.com

On Friday, April 26, 2013 I said good-bye to my beloved Kiya. The vet had thought that her time had come in January, but my fierce Kiya, lioness in a little cat body, had other ideas. Like the miracle kitten she had been—through sheer will, immense love of life and the help of a village of …Continue reading

Another Pet Food Recall! How can you pick the best foods for your companion?

Natura Pet Foods has issued a recall on some of its dry food products which may have been contaminated with salmonella. At least 20 products for dogs, cats and ferrets are involved. Affected brands include California Natural, EVO, HealthWise, and Innova.

The recall has now been confirmed by the FDA in a news release dated March 18, …Continue reading

The Critter Trail of Light

The Digman

Whenever I hold a Reiki class I always invite students to share their true life Reiki stories, which are always inspirational for the teacher as well as the students. On this particular occasion everyone was deeply moved by the beautiful story that Joel Eide told about his relationship with Digger the cat. We all …Continue reading

Shaman: Feline Healer and Teacher

Shaman www.reikishamanic.com ©2007 Rhonda Hanley

Shaman ©Rhonda Hanley 2007

As a child growing up in a dysfunctional family I took refuge in the company of animals. We understood each other and I could always trust them. I could usually be found under the table with the family dogs, or curled up with a cat companion. And wherever I went animals would …Continue reading

My Halloween Kiya Bling Photo Shoot

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In last year’s My Halloween Kiya I promised my then 16 year-old cat Kiya that if she still wanted to greet trick-or-treaters as we used to do I would be more than happy to …Continue reading

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