This summer I had a personal experience involving poisoned water that caused me to be much more aware and grateful for the blessings of water every single day. There were times that I had no running water (and that was not fun), but the absolute worst was when the water became highly toxic and vile tasting due to chemical leaching. I could not assuage my own thirst, that of my animals, or indoor or outdoor plants using water from the tap. We existed on bottled drinking water for weeks until the water could be tested and declared safe. So when the protests camps at Standing Rock began coming to my attention I was personally in support of the mission of the water protectors, for in protecting water we protect All Our Relations (which includes us).
It is spring here in the Pacific Northwest. In my yard the very old lilac shrub, and even older dogwood tree are in full bloom—and the early lavender is just beginning to blossom.
As I moved throughout the garden I felt life force energy flowing strongly through all, and the trees and plants hummed with happiness in the sunshine.
I stepped back to look at the garden as a whole and realized that in three short years the land, plants and trees that had once been so sad and neglected had changed quite a bit.
I thought about the normal garden tasks I had done—weeding, pruning, fertilizing, etc.—but it was clear that something more had played a role.
When I first moved in I had blessed the land and the few existing plants that had clung to life. When selecting new plants from the nursery I would ask who wanted to come and live with me, and only brought home the ones who said, “Yes.” When planting I offered Reiki to each as they were placed in the earth, and Reiki as I tended them.
Through Reiki, shamanic ceremony, and animal communication I invited birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife to come and enjoy the garden, too.
As I gazed on the lovely growing plants and listened to the sounds of the birds as they went about their daily lives, I felt trust and peace flow back and forth between us. All made possible by energy healing.
In that moment I felt a very deep sense of gratitude to the Reiki healing energy which began my process of transformation over 18 years ago. Taking that first class in Reiki opened my eyes to a new way of being in the world, and fed my spirit in a way that nothing else had ever done.
Over the years Reiki has also helped me support my animal companions through all kinds of emotional and physical challenges, and eased their transition into spirit.
And Reiki changed the path of my life—inspiring me to create Wild Kingdom Reiki and become a full-time energy healer and teacher. It encouraged me to fully embrace who I was on a soul level, and gave me the courage to begin my shamanic studies. The blending of Reiki and shamanism resulted in a name change to Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing.
As I looked at my garden I reflected on the many stories my Reiki and shamanic students have shared with me of the life-changing impact that energy healing has also had on their lives, and I felt humbled and very, very grateful.
I realized that energy healing doesn’t just help us grow a garden, heal ourselves or others—it helps us grow a way of being.
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A WILD WAY TO HEAL
Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is an animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic energy healer, and author. Her classes, sessions and ceremonial work are inspired by wild and domestic animals who have issued a call to action for personal and global healing.
Her book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism features heartwarming stories about animals and their role in her evolution as an energy worker and shamanic healer.
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