That morning the keepers at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle had found her collapsed in her outdoor exhibit. Efforts to try to get her back on her feet failed. Her condition worsened, and the humane decision was made to euthanize her. I was saddened when I heard the news that day, and I knew that many others would be as well, including Chai and Bamboo—her elephant companions. But Watoto's passing brought up more than just sadness in others—it re-ignited the touchy issue of whether elephants should be kept in captivity at the Woodland Park Zoo (or in captivity at all, anywhere). But Watoto had her own message to share.
I’ve finally found a location in Washington state where the land, people, rescue horses, cats and wildlife can join together for connection, communication, healing and ceremony!
Spiritual event will feature nature walks, horse and cat encounters, shamanic journeys and fire ceremony in beautiful 40-acre setting with woods, meadow, stream—home to owls, deer, elk, otter, fox, coyote, bobcat, raptors, Pacific Northwest tree frogs, and more…
Save the date!
July 13-14, 2019 at Spirit Owl Ranch, Oakville, WA
UPDATE: Registration is now open for A Walk on the Wild Side at Spirit Owl Ranch.
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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.