The animals who reside in zoos are Ambassadors for their species, and are inviting us to work together in a more spiritual way.
Utilizing shamanic techniques, we will meet with Zoo Animal Ambassadors who have invited us to listen to their perceptions, and join in ceremony to support wildlife worldwide.
What You Will Learn
During this class, I will share with you the basic techniques and exercises that I use before, during, and after a zoo visit to properly introduce myself, initiate an interaction or conversation with the animals, and create ceremonies with and for them. After class ends, you will be able to take what you have learned and invite your local Animal Ambassadors to ceremony. I will also be introducing you to specific Animal Ambassadors who have chosen to work with us more in-depth (see Why I bring people to the Zoo).
Every animal is a wonderful and complex being with an individual personality with likes and dislikes. They are as varied in their desires and motivations as people, and have preferences for how they wish to serve and what they enjoy, just as we do. Among the various species are unique individuals who have the drive and capabilities to be teachers and healers. Those special Zoo Animal Ambassadors have invited us to listen to their perceptions and perspectives, and we’ll utilize basic shamanic techniques to enable us to shift our filters so that we can truly hear their messages (see Lions and Other Animal Ambassadors Calling).
Special Focus: Endangered Animals
My work with the animals is constantly evolving as I listen to my guides and the animals. The guidance I have received for the series this year is that while all Animal Ambassadors will be able to participate, there will be a special focus on helping endangered species such as Elephants, Tigers, Wolves and Rhinos—who are currently fighting for their very existence. They have requested to add their prayers and intention in ceremony for creating a global shift in perceptions.
In support of this focus we will be meeting with Animal Ambassadors at four different zoos:
• Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
• Northwest Trek
• Cougar Mountain Zoo
• Woodland Park Zoo
The Elephants will be represented by Asian elephant Suki who is currently in residence at Point Defiance Zoo. Elephants are being slaughtered at an unprecedented rate by poachers—approximately 96 elephants are killed every day in Africa.
We will be meeting with different species of Tigers at three zoos—even getting up close and personal with one or two at Cougar Mountain Zoo. These Animal Ambassadors represent a variety of endangered tiger species worldwide.
Wolves are under attack. They are persecuted and misunderstood in almost every state in which they reside. With the removal of federal protections many wild packs are losing family members to hunters, and the loss of even one wolf has a huge impact on the ecosystem. All four zoos have wolf packs, including highly endangered Mexican red wolves. The wolves definitely want to meet with us to help co-create energetic shifts that benefits all.
Rhinos are under pressure due to poaching and habitat destruction. Javan rhinos are critically endangered. Sumatran rhinos are now officially extinct in Malaysia. The Northern White Rhino is extinct in the wild. Greater one-horned rhinos Taj and Glenn live at Woodland Park Zoo, and will be ambassadors for their relatives.
By working with the animal teachers in this class you will be able to visit a zoo, shelter, beach, or wilderness, and walk with the animals rather than separate from them.
You will learn how to clear negative feelings that interfere with connection with the animals, and work with them through ceremony to create positive change for them as well as worldwide.
These techniques offer healing for everyone. It is a way to make a difference—to not feel helpless and to be able to heal what challenges us emotionally. A challenge that prevent us from going into places where the animals really need and want us to be.
I hope you will join us on this amazing journey of listening and discovery!