Part of the joy of living in the Rocky Mountains for me is the incredible variety of animals I get to see often. Hawks, eagles, coyotes, fox, deer, birds of all types, squirrels, moose and elk are all part of my environment. I so love seeing herds of elk on my road, behind my home or on the hillside while I drive to town. Continue reading “The Power of the Elk”
I adore hummingbirds. The thrill of watching
them return every spring fills me with boundless joy and happiness. When I travel I am so pleased to see hummingbirds in so many different parts of the world. There are over 300 species of hummingbirds. They can fly forward and backward, up and down with such great speed while swiftly beating their little wings; they can even hover in the air. Continue reading “The Power of Hummingbirds”
This June I will be part of a wonderful educational cruise to Alaska.
As I think about that cruise I remember all the amazing creatures that were there when I went years ago with a friend. In the Pacific Northwest, the Raven was believed to have brought forth life and order to earth. The Native Americans of the area believed the Raven stole the sunlight from one who would keep the world in darkness. Raven is honored in art and on totem poles throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading “The Magical Raven”
The natural essence of the Universe is perfect harmony. Just because we don’t always see it that way, doesn’t mean anything is really out of balance. Spirals, labyrinths, numbers, and other symbols create a myriad of intersecting landscapes for us to investigate. Our lives are intimately connected to everything. Continue reading “Healing, Happiness and Harmony”
Most of us have either done dot to dots as children or watched kids do them. If not we have some experience with dot to dots as a concept or game. I have had many realizations that different aspects or conditions or situations actually form patterns and stories in my life that are beyond my comprehension. Continue reading “Life As a Dot to Dot”
It boggles my mind that from mystics to great thinkers we are consistently told that it only takes a short time to manifest our dreams. It may only take 17- 68 seconds of focus daily to bring yourself into alignment “vibrationally” for your hopes and wishes to start to unfold. In the same vein countless books are written on the 30 day plan to heal your body, change your career or improve your cash flow. All of these only require a positive mind set and that you discipline your mind, or as Wayne Dyer says “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life.” The problem with all of this for me, is that I know that it’s true and that I am still a little lazy in my focused thought. Continue reading “From 17 Seconds to 30 Days is All it Takes”
Last June I had an extraordinary experience with an animal I had not expected to even encounter. My cousin Angela has a large beautiful coal black horse she calls Dante. He has some physical ailments. She asked me to come over while I was visiting Minnesota and Reiki her horse. Of course I agreed and suggested we all Reiki him together. Angela and my other cousin Mary are both Reiki practitioners and what I thought would be a normal Reiki session turned into a mystical experience for me. Continue reading “Dante: Horses As Spiritual Teachers”
The large antlers sit perfectly on his head crowning one of Nature’s most interesting animals. Over the last ten years I have had a number of encounters with the moose. They are truly gigantic, graceful and a little awkward all at the same time as they move through the forests of the Rocky Mountains. They never cease to inspire awe in me whenever they appear. Continue reading “The Majestic Moose”
The Red Tailed Hawk soared into my life majestically this morning as he flew across the valley below my house and then landed right next to me on a large tree. He was amazing close up. His wings spread out so powerfully that it sent chills down my spine just to watch him soar. His eyes were clear and intense. A pair of ravens kept diving down trying to drive him away from the tree, but he stayed put for over 30 minutes scanning the landscape. Continue reading “Hawks”
Last night my son-in-law and grandson had a close bear encounter while camping high in the Rocky Mountains. This experience has led me to write about the symbolic nature of the Bear.
The bear has been a powerful symbol since ancient times. As always we must use our own instincts and feelings around which meanings fit us and our circumstances. Continue reading “A Bear Encounter”