The most exciting thing about walking among All Our Relations mindfully and in sacred space, is that you never know who you’ll meet next, what messages you’ll receive, or how many perceptual/energetic shifts you’ll experience.
Spirit Owl Ranch is home to domestic cats, dogs, horses, and chickens, but it is also home territory for wildlife such as deer, owl, raccoon, skunk, Pacific Northwest tree frog, butterfly, otter, hawk, eagle and more…And at the first A Walk on the Wild Side in July we were fortunate to meet quite a few of them in ceremony.
Our largest visitors were a Mama Deer and her two lovely fawns. She came through the yard at the back of Charolette’s family home, and graciously slowed for photographs.
I ducked around to the front of the house, and was witness to tabby cat Tinker’s attempt to make friends. With a stamp of her dainty front hoof Mama Deer made it clear that she felt her babies were too young for a personal feline encounter. I advised Tinker to beat a hasty retreat, which she did.
However, black cat Angus felt safe tucked into a side nook of the house, and continued to watch. So long as he stayed put, Mama Deer did not feel that he was a threat.
I complimented Mama on the beauty of her young spotted fawns, and shared my feelings of gratitude for her bringing them by for us to see.
She felt familiar, so I took the opportunity to ask her if we had met last year as documented in Cat Tribe Meets the Neighbors. She said yes. I thanked her for her trust, assured her that we would bring her prayers and those of her fawns to ceremony, and wished them all abundance and safety.
As she made her way slowly up the hillside, she was closely followed by one youngster, but the other was still curious about the people and the cats, and lingered for a moment longer before rejoining the rest of the family.
Mama and her twins were not the only deer we met. One deer trail is quite close to where we held our fire ceremonies. Memorably, another moth er paused to watch us for a moment with her youngster by her side.
Everyone loves seeing the larger animal ambassadors, but we also paid attention to our smaller Relatives.
On one walk we met with several Snails, collecting their prayers, and admiring the swirling design of their shells.
In the meadow atop the hill two different butterflies danced. I asked each of them if they would be so kind as to stop for a moment so that I could take a photo, and they graciously complied. I could not clearly see the pattern in the wings of one, so I asked if she would extend them, and she did! Even after all these years I feel very blessed when I receive validation that I am seen and heard by my Relatives.
By Williams Creek we heard the occasional splash of what might have been fish, listened to the conversations of the birds and insects, and collected the prayers of an endangered Pacific Northwest tree frog.
Many blessings received from All Our Relations! I can’t wait to return…
Would you like to meet the Animal Ambassadors in person and in ceremony?
Join us for A Walk on the Wild Side, October 5-6, 2019!
The intention of the weekend is to break down barriers and build bridges of unity and connection, facilitating healing for all participants, both two- and four-legged.
The result? Increased awareness, connection, communication with all species, and release from limiting patterns and lifelong negative beliefs.
A powerful opportunity for deep personal healing as well as global transformation!
“The excitement of trees and messages through root systems, the breath of horses and spiritual equine energy, the dawn of the morning and prayers for the day, the cool evenings with owls and bats and birds all fed my soul. I returned home a new and different woman never to look back but always forging forward with a newfound energy of spirit.”—attendee Destiny Sargeant, AK
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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.