My Love for Native American Culture

I am so truly blessed to have friends from many Native American and other indigenous “nations.” I’ve had the great good fortune of having some extraordinary experiences that many would consider shamanic or related to Native American culture, earth-based spirituality or indigenous in nature.

My intrigue began as a small child living in Texas. We often played cowboys and indians and I always insisted on being an indian (the term Native American was not yet part of my awareness at the time). I could close my eyes and literally feel the buckskin dress against my skin, the moccasins on my feet, the feathers in my hair, the pottery bowl in my hand. At the time I thought I was just making it up. Later, as I was being taken through the forest near Sedona, AZ by a professional guide, when I looked down, for a brief moment, instead of my hiking shorts and boots, I saw the buckskin dress and moccasins.

Sitting on the ground right in front of the dancer at Chaco Canyon on Summer Solstice, I could feel that they were literally “waking up” the earth with their dance. No one had danced there in 500 years – according to what they said that day.

I had a powerful vision while sitting in my sacred circle all day high up in the Sangre de Cristos after a sweat lodge early in the morning poured by a native man from back east somewhere. It was all part of Stuart Wilde’s 8-day Warriors in the Mist program.

Over the years I have participated in drum circles, medicine wheels, shamanic journeys, sweat lodges, riding horses bareback and blindfolded, walking barefoot on the earth, having numerous encounters with animals in the wild, sitting for hours by a stream being “downloaded” with information, soul retrieval, leaving gifts of blue corn meal or something else in nature in exchange for a shell, a feather, or a stone, having spontaneous past life memories flash through my mind as I traveled and hiked in locations all over the globe, listening for hours to storytellers sharing their own adventures or that of their people, and being a storyteller myself. Each of these moments was a powerful gift in my life, not just for the experience and insight it brought me, but because of the other people who were part of it with me.

EnJOY this fabulous collection of images of Native Americans:

http://mashable.com/2015/11/25/edward-curtis-native-americans/

I share many life adventures in my upcoming Memoir.

Fall Equinox, Free Guided Dolphin Meditations, and the Turning of the Wheel! 

Golden Water Dolphin Equinox Meditation

Wednesday, September 23rd, 8 p.m. Wherever you Are

Fall is the time we harvest the fruits of our labor. It is the height of receiving and manifesting of those projects that we’ve planted and cared for within our lives. I am certainly harvesting a bountiful amount of things because of seeds I planted and connections I’ve made over the years.

The more clear you become and the more in tune you are with your inner knowing, the more the seeds you’ve planted pay off. There are many factors involved of course. Divine timing will always direct what happens and when – no matter how hard you work towards something. If it is not in your highest (soul’s) interest to bring it forth at the time you desire, then no amount of effort will force it to happen. Or if it does happen, the result will not be what you were hoping for.Another factor is how healed and whole you have become in not just this tangible, physical experience, but in all realities, lifetimes, and dimensions. Many of my products and programs are designed to assist you in doing that.Fall (Spring) Equinox is a time of perfect balance – day and night are equal. It is the half way point between Summer and Winter Solstice – the extremes of night and day light available. With balance comes a still place within. We begin to turn inward, to reflect. For me, it is always a time I feel a great deal of gratitude.

I feel extremely grateful for having been “called” by the dolphins to share their loving, healing, nurturing, empowering, enlightening energies and information with the world. I am deeply blessed by my connection with dolphins, orcas, whales, and the ocean.

Every Spring and Fall Equinox, with the Golden Water Dolphin Meditation for Planetary Healing, I assist others in developing their own connection with dolphins and whales, or deepening the one they already have.

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Visit this link for more information and to participate.

A Captive Orca Named Lolita and My Unwavering Need to Share Her Story with the World!

I knew it was going to be really hard to watch this video … but I did not anticipate the uncontrollable tears that seeing her from this perspective would bring. You probably won’t have the same reaction … I explain below why I did.

For those of you who are not familiar with my story … Back in 1995 or so I heard about Lolita. I was having a really rough time at work, the stress was much to much for me being a front line supervisor and engineer in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. A woman from the San Juans was putting together a compilation CD with big name stars like Olivia Newton-John (who loves cetaceans) to raise awareness and money about Lolita’s situation, to potentially get her released, transported to a sea pen back “home” near the San Juan Islands off Washington State, and retrained to wild (and free) if at all possible.

Dolphins had already begun to “come to me” in meditation. I was seeing and sensing their presence practically every time I closed my eyes. Soon after hearing her story and deepening my friendship with this woman, I began “feeling/sensing” Lolita’s presence. I mustered up the courage to leave the security of that high paying job and I moved to the San Juans.

Together, this woman and I set up a non-profit and continued with the compilation CD project. We decided that visiting Lolita was important. We hopped on a plane to Miami. We were the first ones in line to see her show. When they opened the gate, allowing us to all file in and find a seat, we literally sprinted up the sidewalk to her talk. Just as in this video, you can stand right next to her.

Unlike this video, Lolita came over to us … and she never left. She literally came to the side of the tank where we were and just stayed there. She stared right at us. Periodically she would dip her head under the water, but then she would come right back up and stare some more. I could have literally stretched out my arm and touched her. We didn’t dare though, because we thought they would have kicked us out of the show. My heart was exploding with love for this animal.

I have no idea how long this went on … it was a VERY long time. The trainers were all staring at us … this was obviously not “normal” behavior for her. She knew us and we knew her on some level. We had just left her home waters and family in the Northwest. And I had been feeling her presence for a few months before the meeting.  Even during the performance, Lolita must have been behaving unusually because throughout the show the trainers continued to stare and point at us.

When we met, she felt very much to me like a long lost sister I never knew I a had.

While we stood there staring at one another, I made a promise to Lolita to continue to tell her story and the story of all the other cetaceans in captivity. The co-founder of the organization is now dead. I feel compelled to continue this quest … one that may never find resolution with her gaining freedom … for as long as she is in captivity.

I know within my very bones that as long as we hold captive these magnificent creatures, we ourselves will remain in our own self-imposed emotional / mental prisons. We can never be truly free ourselves as long as we subjugate and mistreat others.

Seeing this video, from the perspective of standing there by Lolita’s tank, brought back all those memories flooding in. I felt as if it was that day oh so long ago when I was standing there staring into her eye, watching her dip her head in the water and then come back up to “commune” with me once more.

I send her and all the other dolphins and whales in captivity much love and support.

If you love dolphins and whales, then join my Facebook Group: Wild Dolphins Lovers here.

Blackfish, SeaWorld, and the Sins of Dolphin and Whale Captivity!

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A friend just saw the movie,Blackfish, for the first time and sent me a note wanting to know if I had seen the movie. I thought I would share with you what I shared with her:

“I’ve been advocating for captive cetaceans for over 20 years. Everyone in my “community” of dolphin and whale lovers, communicators, ambassadors, etc. is aware of the movie. I cry when I even see a photo of a dolphin or whale in captivity, I just can’t bring myself to view Blackfish. I’ve already seen more than enough actual footage of dolphins being rounded up with boats and explosives, babies being separated from their mothers and lifted out of the water in slings to be sent off to marine parks. I really don’t need to be reminded of the horrors. I am already highly aware.

 

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John Crowe, the diver who helped lift Lolita out of the water and immediately became an advocate for whales because of that experience, came to my home to have a conversation about how to help set her free. He is one of the people many feel played an important role in the documentary. Ken Balcolm, probably one of the most reputable and knowledgeable experts on wild orca behavior, is someone I’ve spent time with. I used to visit his Whale Research facility on San Juan Island when I lived there. We have had conversations. Etc. Etc.

Not sure if the movie mentions the horrors of Taiji, Japan, but every year in the town of Taiji, they take boats out to drive dolphin pods into what is known as “the cove” (also a movie), where they kill most of the dolphins and cull out a few to ship off to marine parks. It is a daily activity for several months each year. SeaWorld and its sister companies is a horrific business. It is so so sad for the animals.

If you love dolphins and whales, PLEASE don’t visit the shows or captive facilities. Doing so is an endorsement of the torture, kidnapping, murder, and slavery that goes on behind the scenes.

Orcas have closer knit families than humans. They stay with their mothers their entire lives. Granny, an orca from the Northwest, just turned 103.

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On a more positive note, I have a group on Facebook called Wild Dolphin Lovers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wilddolphinlovers/ There we post uplifting videos, images, and stories about wild dolphins and whales. We have a special thread called “Cetacean Concerns” and there is always a petition to sign or something to do or consider for those who want to help them.

Lolita is the reason I quit my job as an engineer. When I heard her story, I moved to the San Juan Islands to be near her family. I co-founded a non-profit for dolphins and whales to try to get her home. That was 20 years ago. We have no idea if she will ever be set free. Her pod in the northwest is on the endangered list and a recent court battle was won saying she is also endangered because she is from there. The courts haven’t budged on releasing her though. The plan is to move her to a sea pen, retrain her to catch wild fish, and if she is able to retrain to wild, let her swim free with her family. It’s a dream I, and many others, have held for many many years.

Last year I led a book collaboration that hit #1 on Amazon. It is called Dolphins and Whales Forever and includes stories by dolphin and whale “people” such as myself. http://amzn.to/1Jbqlmw.”

 

 

* Wild vs. Captive Infographic from http://infographicsmania.com/orcas-in-captivity/?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=ZAKKAS&utm_campaign=SNAP

Golden Water Dolphin Equinox Meditation for Planetary Healing with D. Takara Shelor

Hello Dear Ones:

Those who have read my books will already know this story. But for those who have not,  this is a quick summary. More than twenty years ago I “woke up” spiritually and began learning and teaching about personal and spiritual growth, energy healing, metaphysics, Divine truth, and more. It all began with …

Dolphins!

I had hit the wall emotionally, literally cracked under the intense level of work stress I was under as a front line supervisor and engineer in a major pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. I had 40 employees that reported to me directly and every decision I made … Read more

Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Reputable Suppliers, and the Dancing Dolphin Difference for Energy Healing

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There was a debate going on recently on Facebook about whether a person wanting quality essential oils for aromatherapy should choose Young Living or DoTerra. I jumped into the mix and said, “Neither.”

Dancing Dolphin Oils & Mists Are Available Here

Actually, this is what I said:

“I vote neither. I’m sure there are people here who won’t like that answer. Sorry about that.

 I was formally trained in the medicinal use of essential oils by world renowned aromatherapy expert, Dr Jane Buckle. I got involved briefly with Young Living many years ago. I left because

I discovered that you can get extraordinary oils from very reputable distillers through several excellent companies in the U.S. without the cost involved with network marketing. 

Both companies have good oil, but in some cases, the non-MLM oils are actually superior. 

Some how these MLM companies have successfully convinced their people that the only way to get therapeutic quality oils is to purchase them through their companies. That is not at all the case. 

Many reputable essential oil retailers can supply gas chronographs from the distillers for each batch to prove purity and effectiveness. Anyone interested in excellent oil knows they need to be distilled under low pressure and low temperature without chemicals. There are TONS of oils available like that. 

These MLM companies are getting much of their oil from distillers throughout the world the same as the other oil retailers are. 

Each MLM has some good blends. But those same exact blends are available elsewhere online for much less. There are at least 8 different lavender varieties and the most beneficial typically comes from France ~ not grown in the U.S. 

Europeans use essential oils in their hospitals instead of harsh cleaning chemicals in many cases. They look at everything from a medical perspective. 

Before jumping on the MLM bandwagon, I suggest you determine why you want to work with oils. Is it to add an income stream or to use oils for your own healing purposes.”

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Dealing with the Killer Called Stress by Captain Paul Watson

Dealing with the Killer Called Stress

Observations and Advice by Captain Paul Watson (by permission)

I am often asked how I deal with stress considering I’m wanted by Japan and Costa Rica, I have a price on my head from the shark fin mafia of Costa Rica, we have numerous ships on the sea in dangerous campaigns, I am being sued, threatened and harassed continuously and I have a lot of enemies, critics and people who wish me harm.

The answer to this is simple. I don’t deal with stress, because I do not suffer from stress. And these are ten primary reasons why, and for anyone suffering from anxiety, worry or stress, I would like to offer this advice …

1. It is what it is. Whatever the issue, whatever the threat, whatever the circumstances it simply is what it is. Stressing will not change the situation. All problems can be dealt with or ignored.

2. “It’s always something.” I say this all the time to my crews whenever a problem arises. “It’s always something and if it’s not something, it’s something else, but it is always something.” This means that life comes with obstacles, challenges and problems. Problems should not be unexpected. They are inevitable. All problems can be dealt with by dealing with them, delegating someone else to deal with them, or ignoring them. One thing for sure, on a ship, it is definitely always something.

3. Stay calm. There really is nothing worth getting upset about. For example, if I drop a bottle of wine or tomato sauce and it shatters, my reaction is, “hmmm okay, that needs cleaning up.” If I lose my phone, wallet or keys, my reaction is “I better replace what I lost and take measures to cancel my cards etc. More seriously when my regulator jammed once at 30 meters, I calmly signaled my partner to indicate my situation. Fretting about it will not recover the object. Panicking will not save your life. Anger emanates from stress. Without stress there can be no anger. Without stress there is no panic.

4. Nothing material is permanent and thus objects are not worth stressing about. Your car is damaged, something you own is stolen, or you lost your investments etc. It is really not important. Material objects and comforts are nice but they should not be anchors keeping you attached to stress. Move on.

5. Friends are friends or they are not. A true friend will never betray you and if a “friend” does betray you than he/she is simply not a friend. Always walk away from betrayal and do not stress about it. True and loyal friends are rare treasures and should be treated as such. Loyalty returns loyalty. Compassion returns compassion. Courage returns courage. However you control only your own loyalty, compassion and courage, not that of others. And if they prove disloyal or they betray you, the treasure is no longer a treasure but merely a bauble to be tossed aside. Never stress about betrayal or loss. It is what it is.

6. Loneliness is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to discover yourself. You can’t find someone to love you if you don’t love yourself, and the secret to finding the right person is to not look for that person. Love should blossom from the ground like a lovely wild flower. It cannot be cultivated until after it is realized. Do not seek the seed but let the flower reveal an opportunity to you to grow and learn.

7. Relationships are like streams, constantly flowing and as they flow they meet obstacles. Some are minor and others major but a relationship either flows around the obstacle or it is blocked, and if permanently blocked, it ends. This is not cause for stress or angry, resentment or jealously. It is what it is. Move on with appreciation and without bitterness for the relationship that is no more, and open your heart to other possibilities that life presents. The most important factor in maintaining a meaningful relationship with lovers, family or friends is simply acceptance. You need to accept them for who they are and they need to accept you for who you are. If you cannot accept another person for who they are, you need to stop inflicting stress on that person and to walk away. And if another person does not accept you for who you are, you need to walk away no matter the nature of the relationship. Stress kills and living with a person who does not accept you for who you are is like living with a person who is slowly killing you.

8. Fear is a poison that seeps into the soul and paralyzes our senses generating paranoia, insecurity and anger. Never let fear enter your life. There is really nothing to fear because things are what they are and will be what they will be. Remember you are the captain of your fate and the master of your soul and body. Who you are and what you wish to be depends on you and you alone. A person free of fear can accomplish far more than a person shackled to fear.

9. Oscar Wilde once said that the only thing worst than being talked about was not being talked about. People talk, they gossip, they make false accusations, some enjoy insulting and belittling others. They are easily dealt with by ignoring them. Responding to them is what they want, so don’t respond. Reacting to them is what they want, so don’t react. Such people are not worthy of causing stress to you. They come from a place of insecurity, jealously and fear. It is their stress, and their stress is their problem. It should not be yours.
10. Hoka Hey. It’s a good day to die. It’s a Lakota saying and it means to not fear death and to stand firm for what you believe in, to fight against all odds and to never surrender. The one absolute of life is death. We all will die. What matters is not dying but living. It is how you live that is important and the only thing important about dying is how you die. It should be a death without fear, with dignity and with acceptance that it is what it is. The person without fear dies but once, the person shackled by fear dies slowly from stress and anxiety. Accept the inevitable, embrace the final reality of life and smile in the face of the infinite. The real secret to happiness is to not fear your own death, to not fear failure or ridicule, and not to fear others.

Stress is an obstacle to mindfulness and an impediment to impeccability. Stress is the cause of migraines, cancer and many other ailments. It is the reason people smoke, take drugs, and drink excessively. When people ask me why I’ve never smoked anything, the reason being is that I have never felt inclined to do so. It never seemed healthy to me and I have always been mindful of the consequences. I think that stress blocks mindfulness of consequences. The same holds true to getting drunk or stoned. Without stress there is no need, nor a desire to do either.

Mindfulness is simply awareness of who you are and what you are doing. A person who is mindful is a person free of stress.

Unfulfilled desire leads to stress. Wanting nothing allows you to appreciate what you have. When you want nothing, you want for nothing. We all have basic needs for food, for warmth and shelter, for clothing and for companionship. Mindfulness allows you to be secure with your basic needs. Everything else is a luxury and although luxuries may be appreciated, you should not depend upon them. Depending upon luxuries leads to stress.

I have never worked a day in my life for the sole purpose of making money. I have never wanted to own anything and although I now do own property and material things, I do not allow those things to own me. I never engage in arguments about money or debts. I tend to avoid debts but when debts occur my position is that they are what they are and certainly not anything to be troubled with.

As far as basic needs, I learned to address this as a teenager when I left home at 15. I had no money, no place to stay, no prospects. I jumped a freight train, rode in the automobiles being transported from Toronto all the way to Vancouver. I arrived and camped in the abandoned gun towers on Wreck Beach and the first thing I did was to go to Vancouver City College to enroll. I found a job, moved out of the gun tower into a single room I rented and went from there. Looking back I see it as an adventure. I had nothing but there was no stress. I simply replaced the insecurity of my position into an adventurous experience. I treated every job as a learning experience and working as a longshoreman, teamster, tree planter, warehouse man, short order cook, baker, painter, carpet layer, postman, tour guide, landscaper, and seaman all were educational experiences.

The truth is that all of life is an adventure, the good and the bad, the ups and the downs, the experiences, the hardships, the thrills and the times that were lonely, happy or difficult. Even the loss of friends and family is simply dealt with by acknowledging that death is as it is. It is inevitable and although we may sincerely mourn we can do so without being stressed. This may be difficult to understand but it is indeed quite possible. With the passing of every friend, with the passing of my brother I have silently said “Good-bye” with the appreciation of having known them.

I have gone into situations many times where the risks of injury, death or imprisonment were practically a certainty. My approach has always been acceptance. And amazingly I am still alive and still free. When I have had nothing I have had everything I need, and when I have risked all, I have usually been successful. One of the things that concerns me is when I read about, or hear of people, especially young people committing suicide because of bullying. I wish that I could talk to such people before they make such a terminal decision. I would tell them to not let the insecurities and fears of others influence them in any way. I would tell them to accept that all the ridicule, insults, bullying and peer pressure is irrelevant and simply unimportant to who they are. If a parent is unaccepting of who you are, you need to say to them that if you are unacceptable to them they have no right to be your parent and you should walk away from them. Too many people are enslaved to parents, partners and friends who do not accept them Unacceptance and bullying are forms of violence and everyone should walk away from violence with dignity. No one should tell you what to believe, how to think, how to dress, how to behave or to dictate your sexual orientation or condemn you for your compassion, your passion, your imagination and your character. You are who you are and that is what it is, and how it should be, and if others do not tolerate who you are, don’t give them the satisfaction of destroying you. Simply symbolically spit in their eye, walk away and concentrate on being who you are for the benefit of yourself.

And if anyone is inclined to commit suicide my advice is to commit social suicide instead. That is, to drop out of your life as it is and begin another life, in another place with new ideas. Adventure is the antidote for depression. Take a chance, jump into the unknown and you will be amazed at what is awaiting you after you do.

I am not infallible. I have made mistakes in my life, many of them. I have at times in the past responded with anger although never physical and limited to the poison of the pen. I have let some people down, disappointed others and missed opportunities. But the one thing that I have been able to do in my life is to avoid stress.

At 64, I am healthy, happy, optimistic, and as passionate as I ever have been. Even more so because I have had the grace of experience and the satisfaction of achievement in those areas that I chose to address.

The point of this posting is this: Do not let stress ruin your health, your love or your life. Dreadnaught and live the adventure, this adventure that is life. It may well be the only life you will ever have. Even if you believe in the afterlife (oh and don’t stress about that either) the fact is you will never know for sure, so no sense wasting the unique life that you have.

A stress free life is not only possible, it’s also essential for your health and your happiness.

Captain Paul Watson is head of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He has been defending oceans and sea life for many years.  You may have seen him on Whale Wars: http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/whale-wars/.  To find out more about Sea Shepherd, visit this link: http://www.seashepherd.org/

Realigning Yourself with Earth Changes

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There have been many earth changes lately.

Those really affect you, even if you don’t realize it.

We are all connected to the earth. Being out of alignment with the earth causes stress, lack of clarity, feeling off center. It even causes your various energy fields to spin out of alignment with one another and with the earth. It can cause you to be irritable and even have physical issues.

Here is a fast way to get relief and be more aligned. It is actually beneficial to do this every day as the energies everywhere are shifting and you are being re-calibrated to handle the higher frequencies.

Meditation for Realignment

Sit with your eyes closed. Take a few slow deep breaths. Focus your attention on your heart. Find something to feel grateful for.

Ask Archangel Michael to place a protective grid around you. I like to ask him to wrap his wings around me. It feels very nice.

Ground yourself by seeing giant roots growing down into the earth from each of your feet. See the roots grow and spread as far as possible. Feel yourself firmly anchored to the earth.

Ask for the dolphin spiral clearing and infusion to cleanse your field. You don’t have to stand and spin, just ask that it be done. The instructions are in the free ebook Dancing with Dolphins that you were gifted when you joined the newsletter list. If you don’t have the ebook, you can get it here.

Ask your High Self and Guides to:

  • realign
  • rebalance
  • reharmonize
  • recalibrate, and
  • upgrade you to the next level of your Divine blueprint.

See yourself bathed in the blue/silver ray. It is a shimmery baby blue. It is Divine alignment.

Thank Archangel Michael, the dolphins, your Higher Self and Guides.

I’ve made a new gem essence of the Divine Alignment vibration using Blue Kyanite. If you are very sensitive, the essence can greatly assist you. It can be found in the blends of Resurrection and Break Through.

Spend as much time as possible in nature, in meditation, and in silence to assist you to re-harmonize with what Earth is doing right now. Rest as often as possible.

Many people have let me know that they had dreams of earthquakes and tsunamis before they happen and they were throwing up as it occurred. I don’t know how to prevent you from having premonitions – I’m not even sure having premonitions is a bad thing. But this next exercise will help you to not have so many physical reactions as the earth is shifting.

Imagine a 2 foot thick magenta filter or buffer underneath you. It is always there where ever you are. Whether you are lying, or sitting, or standing it is between you and the earth. You can still ground, but you are grounding through a filter. You are still connected, but you don’t have to take on any detrimental earth energy. (I learned this from Amorah Quan Yin’s Pleiadian books.)

Some people are so sensitive that all the fear and mourning is causing emotional stress. If you are one of those people, just put yourself in a giant energy egg. Extend the magenta filter under your feet to all the way around you. You are in a giant magenta filter cocoon. Magenta is not only protective, but it is soothing and healing. It is a powerful ray. See yourself bathed in it.

Comment below and let me know what experiences you have using these techniques.

 

* I do not know the original source of this image. If you know the designer, I would love to give proper attribution. THANKS!

This is an update of a previously published healing exercise I created.

Spirit: A Journey in Dance, Drums, and Song by Robert Mirabel

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Once someone has become “awake” and aware that they are a spiritual being having a human experience, they often go down various trails of belief or philosophy in order to understand their true Divine nature.

My awakening happened over 20 years ago in the midst of an intense life experience. I was jolted out of my spiritual slumber and forgetting who I am into full knowledge that there is significantly more to life than what I wear, my job title, the people I hang out with, or the things that I do. Life, and my purpose in experiencing it, are vastly deeper than that.

The first trail I went down was that of Native American spirituality and shamanism. I listened to native drumming, built medicine wheels, visited the Southwestern United States along with many other sacred locations, took endless shamanic journeys through meditation, did sweat lodges, mini vision quests, and learned to commune with nature.

Better put, I remembered how to commune. The truth is, the ability to connect with and “be” with nature is innate to all of us.

As I look back on my life, I realize this desire to understand the native people and their connection with earth, air, sky, and water started much earlier than that. In fact, growing up in Texas, whenever we played cowboys and Indians, I was ALWAYS an Indian. Somehow deep down, there has always been a “call” and a connection to the indigenous cultures of the world.

The more I spent time in meditation and learned to connect with animals, trees, flowers, stones, water, fire, etc., the more enhanced and fine-tuned my intuition became. That inner guidance system lead me to people and experiences that were far from ordinary. On several occasions, while walking down a trail in Sedona, Arizona, or at the womb spring in Chimayo, NM, or on a hike to the falls in Tesuque, New Mexico, I’ve had spontaneous past life memories of being native.

I married a man who lead people on sacred hikes in New Mexico and also sweat lodges on our property. Because of this, I was quite blessed to have Shaman and indigenous medicine people from all over the world spend time at my home, break bread at my table, share their wisdom over stories and laughter.

We used to have a copy of this video and often showed it to those who came to visit our home.

I was reminded recently of this video by Robert Mirabel of Spirit: A Journey in Dance, Drums, and Song. I began watching it and by the 3rd song, I was in tears. Something about this video just touches me on such a deep level there simply are no words. I trust you will enjoy it too!

Thank you Robert Mirabel for this incredible work of meaning and art.

Have a fabulous day,

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Animal Communication, a True Story of Understanding and Transformation with a Leopard

I came across this video awhile ago and then it showed up again today.  I believe that every moment of every day our soul is sending us signals and its our job to pay attention. Seeing this extraordinary video twice was definitely a sign.

If you know a lot about animal communication, or have never even considered it, this is an extraordinary account of one woman’s ability and the positive difference it makes.

Just like the Animal Communicator in this video who has developed and fine-tuned this Divine gift, you too have been given certain gifts and its your job to discover and express them. It may not be animal communication. Whatever it is, finding it and expressing it will absolutely change your life.

Enjoy!

 

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