It is coming up on the two-year anniversary of my introducing Bones, Stones, Feathers and Fur shamanic teleclass series, and I took a moment to revisit my article Manitou and the Shamanic Photoshoot and recalled all the hope I had for what the class might offer students and also my nervousness concerning whether I would be able to do the teachings of the allies justice.
Bones, Stones, Feathers and Fur (BSFF) is a unique class since it is not lineage-based per the request of All Our Relations (Stone People, Plant People, Animal People, Bison Elders, Wayras, Windwalker, Council of Wolves and more).
Instead, the Teachers who have guided my steps in the almost 20 years I have been involved in energy healing wanted to created a class series where they could teach other students directly as well as introduce each student to their personal guides. The result was Bones, Stones, Feathers and Fur.
Their intention was that by the end of the 8-week teleclass series each student would have learned how to access their shamanic team of allies for assistance with any life challenges encountered plus healing for past issues. During the weekly exercises students would also be creating stronger connections with wildlife as well as their own animal companions—and, as I learned—many animal companions often want to participate in the weekly exercises and classes, too.
It is a humbling experience to look back over my 20 year career and see how the animals and the allies guided my steps in personal healing, shift-producing experiences, and connections with people, animals and places for ceremonies.
It is even more humbling to receive countless messages from the students sharing how profoundly powerful they have found this teleclass over the last two years and how they are continuing to connect with the allies and co-create a better life for themselves as well as creating shift in the larger world.
One message that I wanted to share came from a student who found herself at work two buildings away from the tragic shootings in San Bernardino county last year. Her building went into lockdown as they tried to locate the shooters, and for a period of time it was thought that they were in her building. Despite her fear she thought to call upon her allies who came in droves to support her AND the building. She told her fellow BSFF students, “The comfort and groundedness that surrounded and flowed through me in this moment neutralized my fear and gave me a feeling of universal support, that enabled me to stay in the moment, show up, and stay present for my staff, some of who were having some strong emotions surface, understandably. I just wanted you all to know how important this work has been for me, and I wanted to thank Rose for so powerfully and always in integrity, leading these courses.”
I was in tears when I read her story—tears of gratitude for her words of support as well as tears of gratitude and awe for the support that is available for us all from the realm of Spirit for whatever life puts in our path. We have only to ask.
The allies and I are teaching BSFF again, and hope that you will join us. Class has already begun, but the recording of first call is available so that you can catch up. Registration closes June 13, so don’t delay!
Rose De Dan, Sand and Manitou
Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing
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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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