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Carnival of Healing #224: Living with Spirit

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©Rose De Dan 2010

Welcome to Carnival of Healing #224. Last month’s Carnival was hosted by Gina Loree Marks at Grace in Gravity.

This is the third time the Carnival has been hosted on the Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing Blog. Putting together the past issues has been fun, but this time a life-changing event occurred, and that change definitely affected my perspective when choosing which articles to feature from among the many submitted.

On March 21, the official first day of spring, my mother crossed over into Spirit, finally leaving behind a body that had become a prison over the years, and a daughter (myself) who struggled to come to terms with our complicated relationship.

In considering which articles to choose my criteria became the simple, but profound question: How can we enjoy life to the fullest – supporting body, mind and spirit?

I dedicate this Carnival of Healing to my mother with the first article in my three-part series, Message in a Mussel Shell. Thanks Mom, you always supported my passion for alternative healing and animals, and you loved springtime. I hope you are enjoying your newfound freedom.



Lena McCullough, A Path with Paws, is not only a fabulous writer, she is also a veterinary acupuncturist, and I am fortunate enough to be able to access her services for my own animals. In Rooney’s Wisdom she explores the fine line healers walk when supporting a client approaching end of life: offering love and support, celebrating the moments of joy, living fully in the moment and daring to risk the pain inherent in the final good-bye. And in this story Lena is guided by the wisdom of the ultimate Teacher, Rooney, the client herself.

Tree Talker has a very interesting blog, From Runways to Reiki, chronicling his journey from airline pilot to alternative healer. In A Pheasant from My Past he explores the angst that we all have experienced as children trying to please our parents, the scarring that can result, and the healing offered through the unconditional love and a message from the animals.



I come from a lineage of dental health care providers. My grandfather and father were dentists, my mother a dental hygienist. As a child growing up, the dental practice was attached to our home; the care of teeth was always a part of our lives. My family were groundbreaking in some of their approaches and I think they would have loved Benefits of Herbal Toothpaste by Clara Myers of Mind Mart. It raised my consciousness level, I’m going to be exploring new options.

I had friends who discovered the addictive side to some diet sodas when they quit, experiencing caffeine withdrawal headaches. Laurel, of Laurel on Health Food, explores her own experience in Hooked on Diet Soda.

The old saying, “You are what you eat” could actually be reworded today as, “Good health depends on what you eat,” a concept explored by WP Ho Top Probiotic Foods You Are Not Eating posted at The Conscious Life.



Laughter is the best medicine and Madeleine Begun Kane, Mad Kane’s Humor, offers us another dose while poking fun at science with Are Health Studies Making Us Sick?.

Annaly Curzon, Working on Me, explores “…the ability to tap into your deepest inner self while allowing the universe to provide for your needs” in Achieving Spiritual Wealth.

Are you saying yes when you really should say no? Eliza Fayle, Silver and Grace, offers tips for a happier you and improved relationships with others in The Importance of Saying No.

Starting your day with a positive attitude can influence the rest of your day. Jennifer Mannion, Heal Pain Naturally, shares Top 7 Inspiring and Healing Messages to Receive Daily in Your Inbox that can help you create the right frame of mind.



Kaushik Chokshi, Beyond Karma, offers a beautifully written, almost lyrical article exploring awareness and letting go of attachment in Expanding out from Stuckness.

Quandra T. McGrue, Improvement of Self, offers an inspiring story from her daily life, exploring the nature of perception, and how it affects feelings and actions in We Do Not Have to Dodge Bullets.

“This is a call to all individuals who believe a better world is simply an attitude change away.” Author Paul Reyes-Fournier of, believes that happiness is a choice, and offers a stirring call to action in The Happiness Manifesto.

Many people know that light therapy is a successful method of treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but did you know that it can be used to successfully treat other types of depression? A well-written article by Nesher, Clinical Depression: Symptoms and Treatment, offers some insights into Light Therapy for Depression.

And that concludes this issue of Carnival of Healing #224, may it inspire you to create the life you want!


Next week’s host for Carnival of Healing #225 is WP Ho at The Conscious Life, and I invite you to submit an article for the upcoming issue.


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About Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing:

A pioneer in Reiki and shamanic healing for people and animals, Rose De Dan has seen firsthand the profound healing impact of this work on the lives of others. A Reiki Master Teacher, mesa carrier in the Peruvian Q’ero tradition, and animal communicator, she teaches classes, workshops and teleclasses for those interested in learning more about energy medicine.

Rose is also author of the acclaimed book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism, and creator of Animal and Reiki Art. As an animal shaman, she views her role as a healer as one of building bridges between people and animals, and of empowering them to reconnect with Pachamama, Mother Earth.

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  1. This is a really nice presentation of a blog carnival. I saw that your blog was featured today on so I came over for a visit.

    I already clicked through and read the diet soda post. Very informative!

    I’d love it if you’d send posts to my carnival called “Stay Young from the Inside Out”. It’s listed on blogcarnival 😀

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