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Why You’ll Want a Garden This Year

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Long term blog readers know I love my organic garden and all the adventures and delicious produce it provides. I generally like to focus on the positive motivations of gardening: fresher produce, grounding with the planet, chance to observe and commune with Nature, greater independence and cost savings. This year, though, the world –particularly the US — faces some potentially major food shortages. All of the greatest food providing regions in our country and many others around the world are experiencing either severe drought, unprecedented snowstorms, or major floods. You can read articles like “How to Beat Coming Killer Food Shortages” and “California Drought Threatens Entire Country. Three Pictures Show How Bad It Really Is” to find very sobering maps, photos and statistics.

I’ve already suggested people on the West Coast build orgone chembusters to break up the geo-engineering chemtrails exacerbating the situation. You can find…

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Shambhala Warrior Prophecy

Joanna Macy video courtesy of Laura Bruno’s post….thank you.

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I’ve posted Joanna Macy before as she shares this twelve centuries old prophecy, but yesterday’s information about Whole Foods and Monsanto (and by extension all those large, embedded corporations and our sick financial system) reminded me again of this story. Joanna’s portion begins right around the 1 minute mark. The part that jumped out at me this time was the idea of effective weapons or tools that we can use to dismantle the horrific technology and life-killing weapons of this out of balance world:

“This is a time when all beings are in danger. In this time the kingdom of Shambhala will emerge. The Shambhala Warrior has two weapons: compassion, and insight into the deep interconnectedness of all things. The smallest act with clear intention has repercussions throughout the whole web, beyond your capacity to see. … Do not be afraid of the pain of the world.” We need to…

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Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits

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Does anyone else recognize what’s happening in the US? First, vaccine makers could not be held liable for vaccine injury or side effects, including death. Then they invent drugs that can track whether or not you’re taking them as prescribed, along with mandatory insurance. In the City of Chicago, one of the pilot areas for this sort of “health” care, if your doctor prescribes a drug that you refuse to take due to side effects, opting instead for a natural remedy, then you can be fined each month per incident of non-compliance. And now … the “Supreme” “Court” rules that drug companies get a free pass on law suits from 80% of all drugs. BigPharma kills 250,000 Americans (taking medications as prescribed) each year.

Boiling frogs, people. BigPharma and the prospect of mandatory vaccines were the final push for me acquiring a magic wand and devouring whatever information I…

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Reblogging from Rose DeDan of Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing

Message from the Other Nations on the Death of Marius the Giraffe
Giraffe Detail, ©2012 Jo Christian Oterhals on Flickr, permission by Creative Commons license
Giraffe Detail, ©2012 Jo Christian Oterhals on Flickr, permission by Creative Commons license

I was feeling a sense of contentment and joy yesterday as I reviewed the tasks I needed to accomplish, and I consciously made a decision to approach all that I had to do that day from that positive place. However, life has a funny way of throwing you curve balls just when you think you have everything under control.

Then I saw the shocking headline Young Zoo Giraffe Put Down, Fed to Lions. What!? In an instant all my good feelings vanished, and the focus of my entire day shifted.

Apparently Marius, an 18 month-old giraffe born and living at the Copenhagen Zoo, was “surplus”—accredited zoos were full of giraffes and his particular genes were not needed. So, despite petitions and offers from other possible places of residence, on February 9, 2014 at 9:20 a.m. Marius was shot in the head with a bolt gun just as he was reaching for his favorite treat of rye bread. His death was public—in front of children and their parents—and if that was not shocking enough, he was then autopsied and dismembered for delivery to the lions and other zoo predators. Seriously?

Many arguments were advanced to support the zoo’s decision, stressing that conservation is not always clean, and that it was done to prevent inbreeding.

I could feel my anger building, and I wanted to ask officials some hard questions.

Why were they breeding giraffes in the first place if there was no place for this particular young giraffe and his “common” genes to go? Couldn’t the zoo have made different choices, starting before Marius was conceived?

Another question: Is it a good idea to kill the giraffe and cut it up in front of children? While I do believe that all children should know about the cycle of life, many perceive events and messages literally. It is very possible that the message they received is that it is okay to kill animals that you don’t need, which is hardly a conservation message. And while I am glad that the physical essence of Marius was not wasted—that his body was consumed by the lions and other predators—I’m not sure that anyone else benefited.

And finally I confronted my biggest question: Had the Copenhagen Zoo (and by extension the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, the zoo organization that accredits zoos and establishes rules regarding in-breeding) violated the trust of the animals that they care for? I felt that knowing the answer was really important.

In Why I bring people to the zoo I wrote, “With the assistance of the animals and my spirit guides I have learned that animals are spiritual and energetic beings…” Something that is not “…recognized nor understood by the discipline of scientific analysis nor the general public whose level of awareness is largely dependent on the educational efforts of the zoo.”

Zoo animals are ambassadors for their species, and as such they deserve the respect due a human ambassador. They are representatives of the Other Nations, and they are here to help us heal the broken covenant between mankind, the animals and Mother Earth.

As I contemplated my anger and this feeling of betrayed trust I knew that I was being called to go on a shamanic journey for guidance, but before doing that I needed to clear myself of all of the negative emotions that had been generated around the killing of Marius. Those emotions certainly did not serve the animals or myself, and would only get in the way of my being able to hear the message clearly.

After some energy clearing and the release of tears I had not realized I had been suppressing, I was instructed to journey immediately.

With my guides at my side I found myself traveling up the Rainbow to the Upper World. After greeting the Keeper I found myself face-to-face with a herd of what I thought at first were bison, before realizing they were Cape Buffalo. Apparently the Elders had decided to take a different form this time, one more appropriate to Marius’ country of origin—Africa.

I asked them if Marius had been one of the special teachers who had chosen to do specific work in the zoo. The answer was no, he was not a Master Teacher.

I then asked if I could speak with him, and permission was granted. Marius appeared in front of me, and interestingly at that moment I realized that I had not yet seen a photo of Marius when he was alive.

His energy was calm and gentle. I asked him how he was doing, he showed me his location on the plains of Africa, and I could see other giraffes around him. I got a sense of freedom and contentment; he was content with both his physical life and his life in spirit. He had no regrets about his life, no regrets about his death. He lived in the moment with acceptance. Amazing.

I asked Cape Buffalo Elders about the meaning of all of this. They replied that it is part of the divine plan to help shift consciousness. Yes, they said, the pact was broken by the Copenhagen Zoo—the pact between the animals that live there and the zoo caretakers—the pact that says the zoo will respect and care for them.

The Elders also said that the pact was broken long before the death of Marius. What is missing from all zoos is the awareness that animals possess a spirit, something our indigenous ancestors knew and respected. Animals are not just physical beings—they are also energetic and spiritual—and that reality must be honored for health and wholeness of all beings. They said that no decision should be based solely on science or logic—for animals and people are more than that.

So essentially the healing message I received is that there is potential for great good to come from Marius’s death. With the amount of negative publicity that has been generated it is very possible that policy may change at many zoos, not just this one, in which case Marius’ life will have been offered in service to the highest good.

The rules need to change, and that can only happen when awareness expands.

I’ve one final question and an offer for zoos everywhere: Are you are willing to explore incorporating a spiritual and energetic approach into zoo policies, programs and support for the animals? If you are, I’m willing to help.

And what can everyone else do? Spread the word. Express your opinion to zoos and zoo organizations. Without attachment to the outcome, do ceremony with, and for, the animals or include them in your prayers. If you are trained in Reiki Level 2 send Reiki to the situation for the highest good (see this article for guidelines).

But most important of all—open your heart to the animals and ask to be taught. Listen to their wisdom—discover who they truly are. The Animal Ambassadors, the Other Nations, are asking us to hear them. Will you answer their call?

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”― Henry Beston, The Outermost House

Update: At the request of the Animal Elders I recently hosted telecall Messages and Healing from the Other Nations—a gift to everyone who registered who were upset by the death of Marius the giraffe and wanted to take some kind of positive action. The Elders have also requested that I teach a 3-part telecall series on how I meet with zoo and rescue animals and invite them to conduct ceremony. If interested sign up for our newsletter to be notified.

Want to see how the zoo animals respond when we approach them with respect and in ceremony? Visit Listening to Zoo Animal Ambassadors at the Point Defiance Zoo.


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In private practice since 1996, Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, is an animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic practitioner, author and artist. As an animal shaman she views her mission as one of building bridges between people and animals through healing sessions, classes, ceremonies and events such as A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild.

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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ANH ~ Monsanto “Goes Organic” and Wins “Sustainability Award” –Right!

Ways to be part of the solution verses the unthinkable. Reblogging from Laura Bruno’s blog. It’s NO Joke.

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Thanks for taking that 1984 Doublespeak just a bit too far! The following article has accomplished what months of my own warnings and alarm soundings have failed to do: convinced some locals that “sustainability” does not always mean what they assume it means. We need to peek “Behind the Green Mask,” and write our own definitions and protections, lest our “Sustainable City” and “Responsible Regionalism” usher in an entire fleet of Trojan Horses.

Monsanto “Goes Organic” and Wins “Sustainability Award” –Right!

This isn’t a spoof. In addition to this story, we’ll provide you with a round-up of GMO-related news, including why your neighbor may shortly be planting GMO grass right next to you. Action Alerts!

We won’t spend time in this article reiterating past research on why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are dangerous—you probably already know that they can randomly produce toxic effects; introduce alarming levels…

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DON CROFT: How to Build A Chembuster to Disperse Chemtrails and Improve the Weather

Reblogging from post from Laura Bruno’s blog

In case anyone wonders, California’s drought is not natural, and California provides a massive amount of food to the US and the world. Unless it rains soon, many farmers will lose their land in one of the sickest land grabs in history. Here’s where West Coast residents come into play: YOU, yes, you CAN make a difference. I’ve linked here to a post with instructions on how to build a chembuster to disperse the chemtrails and geo-engineering so that Nature can replenish herself with natural, much needed rain. Clients, blog readers and I have also had excellent results performing rain dances and working directly with the Elementals in order to override droughts. Research online about these chembusters, and you can find photo evidence and testimonials that they work. Wilhelm Reich created this technology in order to prevent unnatural droughts. He was persecuted and his work seized; however, some people have managed to continue and even improve upon his work. If you live anywhere on the West Coast, but especially in California, please consider making some of these chembusters. You do not want to know what my intuition sees for the US and the world if we don’t reclaim the skies from the psychopaths manipulating them. It’s past time for debate … if we don’t take immediate actions, the dystopia described in The Fifth Sacred Thing will become all too real. It’s already happening. Reclaim your natural, human connection to Earth, Sea and Sky … to Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. Please DO WHAT YOU CAN … and recognize that you can do far more than you think you can

Indian in the machine's Sylphs and UFO Cloudships

How to Build A Chembuster to Disperse Chemtrails 

and Improve the Weather 

Written by Don Croft <terminator3@turbonet.com>
Edited, assembled, and originally posted by Stephanie Relfe at http//www.metatech.org

Definition of a contrail:  A contrail occurs when a plane travels at a high altitude (about 30,000 ft. or more) and compresses the air into a water vapor or ice crystals through jet engines or the wing tips pushing through the air. This trail disappears after anywhere from a few seconds to 15 minutes, as the water vapor evaporates.

Definition of a chemtrail: The term “chemtrail” is a relatively new word, which appeared in the last few years along with the appearance of chemtrails. A chemtrail is very different from a contrail. At first a chemtrail might look a bit like a contrail. However, instead of disappearing like a contrail does, a chemtrail just keeps spreading out and forming a hazy…

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Raven Moss ~ Along a Crystal River

This is a lovely guest blog by Raven Moss from Laura Bruno. Raven is making a difference by using her Shamanic training along with her Crystal friends to support the waters well being surrounding her.

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Today we have a wonderful guest blog post by Raven Moss, who has graciously shared some of her experiences protecting the waters near Glacier National Park. I trust you will enjoy her photos and synchronous story as she inspires each of us to listen and make a difference wherever we are.

Along a Crystal River

By Raven Moss

“Choosing to save a river is more often an act of passion than of careful calculation. You make the choice because the river has touched your life in an intimate and irreversible way, because you are unwilling to accept its loss.”

~David Bolling, How to Save a River: Handbook for Citizen Action

Another North Fork view

It is such a magical time to be alive, to discover we are the change we were waiting for, and that all our past lives, skills, passions and desires are lined up and waiting for us to engage them in…

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Laura Bruno – How Wolves Change Rivers – 16 February 2014

Power and simply beautiful video on the impact wolves have made by reintroduction to Yellowstone. It’s short and inspiring and thoughtful. Calling on all who feel led to support the land and wildlife and spirits of the land with prayers , reiki and love

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laura-of-the-rocks Thanks to Mary and Mitch, who both sent me this video at approximately the same time. Nature lovers will enjoy the gorgeous scenery at Yellowstone, and I love the underlying message of how one small group can make a powerful difference when aligned with Nature.

On a not unrelated note: if you feel so led, please join me in sending extra love and support to the Nature Spirits and Elementals at Yellowstone, as they fight for victory over some recent unnatural challenges with unfathomable ripple effects. The land and its beings are strong, but they can use and appreciate our positive and healing energy. Those who know Reiki, please consider sending the Mental Emotional Balance symbol to Yellowstone, as that mitigates all sorts of imbalances. Much gratitude.

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Gaia, Tattoos, Lapis Lazuli, & Expansive Shifts – The Journey Continues

I love this particular post by Tania Marie. It sends chills up my spine. Love to all.

Tania Marie

gaia returns How I first found Gaia yesterday on 2/11/14

It has been quite the powerfully charged couple of days and it is feeling like something has shifted, not just personally, but in a collective way since 2/11. Synchronously, these shifts I’m feeling align with a couple of momentous experiences that took place that very day.

As many of you know, my sweet Russian tortoise, Gaia, has been “away” since Friday, December 27th, 2013. She suddenly disappeared from our yard and I didn’t see her until yesterday when she appeared just as magickally as she had gone. I knew where ever she was, she was where she needed to be and trusted that her choice to go was important and one to honor and support, leaving Divine unfolding to do its thing.

To many it would be thought that she had decided to hibernate, as that is what tortoises naturally might do…

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Lessons Through Love – A Woman’s Bond With Her Horse and Soul Companion

I hope you take the time to read this beautiful story shared by Tania Marie on her blog. thank you to Njari for sharing this with Tania. Thank you so much to Holly for sharing her special story about her relationship with her Horse and Soul Companion Abe.

Tania Marie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA My sweet friend, Njari Johnson  shared a beautiful story this morning about a woman – Holly Tagg – and her horse companion – Abe -which really hit home. It reminded me so much about my relationship and bond with Nestor (my rabbit) and how the depth of love we shared was, and continues to be, the greatest teaching in my life.

My favorite excerpt from Holly’s story is this:

Towards the beginning of this new communication I was out in the pasture with Abe. He wanted me to put my hand in his mouth. I kept telling him no. I suddenly saw an image in my head. I assumed it was a flash of a past life we had together. I was riding him at a full gallop through a beautiful woods. I heard a roaring sound behind us. As I turned to look I saw the whole woods was on…

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