When I pondered what to write for Earth Day, I felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the task. I wanted to inspire as many people as possible to do something great for the Earth on April 22. I toyed with catchy titles such as “Who’s Your Mama?” to try to attract readers.
While every day should be …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
One fine summer’s day I was outside enjoying the sun, and reading while lying on my lounge chair. Lying on my belly, with my book resting on the ground, the hum of busy bees filled my ears. With the crown of my head almost touching a lushly blooming lavender plant, I could feel the small breezes created by their wings. There were so many that I wondered if there were bees working anywhere else in the neighborhood. …Continue reading
Orangutan Gaze, ©2013 Rose De Dan
Lend a Hand to an Orangutan
by Guest Blogger Debbie Noyes
The other day I was in the check-out line at the grocery store. The clerk held up the new Truffle Pig candy bar that I had purchased and asked me how I liked it. I told her of course I …Continue reading
A despacho is a shamanic ceremony that includes prayers and gifts offered to the Spirit World in gratitude for what we have received in our lives as well as gratitude in advance for what we would like to receive.
This year I am once again inviting those of you who would like to celebrate New Year’s the …Continue reading
Flicker in Pine Tree ©Rose De Dan 2012
As our nation prepares for Election Day Spirit has guided me to write this article on behalf of the animals of this world.
Those of us in the spiritual community speak often of seeking guidance for many things in our lives, yet do we remember to use the spiritual …Continue reading
Yellow Rose and Fly in Garden ©Rose De Dan 2012
Current shifts in geopolitical, economic and global climates, and wildly varying interpretations of the Mayan calendar have created a lot of speculation and concern over what will happen in 2012.
On New Year’s I conducted a public Peruvian despacho ceremony, and as is usual I received guidance …Continue reading
©Rose De Dan 2011
As I prepare for upcoming events such as A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild, I felt called to revisit some of my experiences that contributed to the creation of the workshop series. This article was originally published in 2008 on my old website. The Revolution continues…
New …Continue reading
The Duwamish is sacred to local Native American tribes, and has suffered greatly at the hands of industrial interests who have polluted the waterway with PCBs, phthalates and heavy metals. Home to many forms of wildlife and a vital link for migrating salmon, in 2002 the Duwamish was listed as a Superfund site.
On a visit last …Continue reading
Rose De Dan and Mr. Pinkerton the Lynx Photo by Donna Safley©2010
A Walk on the Wild Side: Interview with Wendy Garret of Conscious Living
How animals are helping us to remember who we are—and how we have more to learn about who they are.
For this second interview intuitive and communicator Wendy Garrett and I talk about …Continue reading
Pachamama Tree Bole ©Rose De Dan 2005
When preparing for ceremonies such as the Blessing Ceremony for the Duwamish River—an industrial and Superfund site and wildlife oasis—I often find that synchronous events occur that focus my attention on what is important. And those pointers can come from some surprising sources.
Most people don’t know that I am …Continue reading
The Duwamish River—Superfund Site and Wildlife Oasis
Healing with Reiki, Shamanism, Song & Sound
Guided by Spirit, on October 1, 2008 I took part in a boat tour of the Duwamish River put on by the Port of Seattle entitled Duwamish River 101. I went as part of my preparation for a Peruvian ayni despacho ceremony …Continue reading
Canine Rider, Puma ©Rose De Dan 2010
Once again Puma is shedding his winter coat, and I am getting a daily workout grooming him. This year, instead of putting the handfuls of fur in the compost bin, I am gathering it up for Matter of Trust, an organization that creates products that help mop up oil …Continue reading
Sea Turtle, © Rose De Dan 2010
The recent environmental tragedy that took place on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico when BP’s oil rig blew out, pouring oil onto a fragile Louisiana ecosystem at an estimated 210,000 gallons per day, has many people deeply concerned about its effect on the environment and wildlife.
As …Continue reading
Feeling dragged down, held back?
Having trouble staying grounded, focused, and centered?
Want to communicate better with animals?
In December of 2008 Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing released the first ever shamanic calendar/workbook created as a 12-step healing process for people and the earth. And we created matching Journals to enable you to deepen your experiences and chart your …Continue reading
Rose De Dan offers Reiki to mini American Eskimo dog Q-tip, Photo: Rhonda Hanley
It has been a whirlwind and a roller coaster last two months! In this month’s newsletter we focus on some of the highlights, as well as a preview of current attractions.
First, thanks to Rhonda Hanley who graciously volunteered her photographic eye, I …Continue reading
Well, I did my first ever live radio interview yesterday and thought it went well despite our having computer challenges that did not enable Liana Carbon to communicate to me when the breaks were coming up. At least it made us sound like we are really excited about the conversation we are having! If it was …Continue reading
As a shamanic student my teachers advised me to choose my responsibilities carefully. As an individual and a shaman I am feeling called to work toward reversing the trend of global warming, a trend that threatens all of the inhabitants of Pachamama, Mother Earth. Our so-called advanced civilization created this crisis, it is time for each …Continue reading
Once a week Cassie Sawyer and I work with an elderly black lab named Max, who used to be quite athletic, but advancing years have slowed him down and made him stiff. Cassie does massage and acupressure with him, and I do Reiki, shamanism and animal communication. The purpose of the sessions is to give him …Continue reading
Like many people I lead a busy life. As an entrepreneur I wear many hats in my business and practice, and in my personal life I am sole caregiver for several cats and one dog. Sometimes this means easy-to-fix meals for myself consumed while working at the computer. And at the end of the week it …Continue reading