As I sat in one windowless room after another, I held my retreat sisters and our experiences in my heart while I listened to one presentation after another explaining how to create more sustainable practices by sparking social impact, engaging employees, assessing economic impact, enhancing leadership skills, implementing better technology, issuing more thorough reports, and shifting to more renewable energy sources. Throughout the weekend I came back to one question: Where was the natural world in this conversation?
The weather today has been variable, to say the least. First gray skies, then huge fluffy snowflakes, wet snowflakes, sleet, rain and, eventually, brilliant sunshine with blue skies. Welcome to Spring!
Once the sun came out to stay for a while I opened the front door. The insulated storm door makes the front entry an ideal sunning spots for the cats. Since it also faces the sidewalk I saw a lot of people walking by look in and smile.
And suddenly I realized that there was one more cat than usual. Recently I acquired a cast-iron doorstop in the shape of a cat. The doorstop is old, and is described as Primitive-style from a century and a half ago.
Sand in particular seems to really like the new guy. I often find her sitting companionably with him as you see in the photos here (click on first photo for larger format and then use right arrow to scroll through gallery), and just as I was taking the first shots Sand gave him a companionable sniff. It appears that we have a new club called Primitive Cats!
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Think Outside the Cage
Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is a mesa carrier in the Peruvian shamanic tradition. In addition she is also a Reiki Master Teacher, animal communicator, 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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