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
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 honor of tragically killed wild African lion Cecil, Lion Animal Ambassadors at Woodland Park Zoo and the People came together in ceremony August 22, 2015. What happened next was magical. …Continue reading
My new video about my cat Cougar and our healing journey together gets an unexpected pawsitive response from my cat clients. …Continue reading
In 2014 Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing students invited thousands of domestic and wild animals to join with us in shamanic ceremonies by adding their prayers to specially decorated sticks. We carried their prayers to fire on their behalf to support healing of the ancient bond that connects us all. And field trips offered Reiki students many opportunities to practice. This video was created in celebration of all the wonderful moments we shared with the animals. …Continue reading
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
On June 23, 2013 a young raven sat on the fence of Gertie Cleary’s Novia Scotia farm and yelled for help for an hour. He made such a fuss that the family finally went to see why and discovered that he had four porcupine quills stuck in him, three in his face and one in his …Continue reading
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
Incredibly beautiful video with powerful music score clearly demonstrates how little we understand about the Other Nations. The finale between female diver and shark is very moving. …Continue reading
“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites, or women for men.” — Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple
My interview Animal Reiki Shamanism – Rose De Dan, Seattle with Lilou Macé of Lilou’s Juicy Living Tour was released today. …Continue reading
I just watched this video trailer for the new 3D movie Cave of Forgotten Dreams directed by Werner Herzog. The documentary focuses on the Chauvet Cave paintings in southern France, enabling the world to see images hidden for over 20,000 years.
I am incredibly moved whenever I see cave art. I can feel myself pulled toward the …Continue reading
Spirit works in mysterious and, sometimes, rapid ways. I prayed for a place where I could take the work I had been doing with the zoo animals, building bridges between species, and bring it to the next level. A place where we could work more closely and personally with the animals, and for an extended period …Continue reading
It all started with my desire to give a special Christmas gift to my niece and nephew, who are two and four respectively. I saw the ad for the Hallmark recording storybook “The Night Before Christmas” and instantly knew this was a great idea. Due to circumstances I had been unable to travel to visit them in person. Aunt Rose was simply a voice on the phone or perhaps a photograph. But with the storybook their Aunt Rose could read them her much loved Christmas classic from 1823 at bedtime, and perhaps they could have wonderful dreams filled with promises of Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve. …Continue reading
Amazing and beautiful video Peace for Dogs has been released as a Public Service Announcement (PSA) in the campaign against dog fighting. Rather than appeal to the public by presenting the usual truthful and horrifying images of dogs that have been wounded or killed in dog fights, the creators were inspired to tell the story from …Continue reading