Right Relationship

Traps Into Which We Fall

Traps Into Which We Fall

In attempting to build right relationship with the animals we need to be aware of traps we can unwittingly fall into. While our intent may be to come from a place of right relationship, the impact of that intent may be harmful, even crippling and demeaning to the animals. This is because of the way we’ve been socialized to be human-centric. 

Podcast: Can A Ladybug Simply Be A Ladybug?

Podcast: Can A Ladybug Simply Be A Ladybug?

In this episode I'm talking about if the ladybugs were doing ladybug things or if there is a spiritual significance for humans.

Podcast: Interview With Jim Two Snakes Shamanic Practitioner

Podcast: Interview With Jim Two Snakes Shamanic Practitioner

In this episode Jim talks about how he practices right relationship with people, money and boundaries and also clarifies how he experiences the difference between happy and contentment.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Lately my mind has wandered to the land of community and connection. Because going deeper into relationship doesn't mean going it alone. Quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. I mean, where would Frodo have been without the Fellowship?

Just for Today: Conscious Awareness of Our Thoughts, Speech & Actions

Just for Today: Conscious Awareness of Our Thoughts, Speech & Actions

How often have you been in a situation where you think the plant is getting enough water because that’s the amount of water Google says the plant should be getting. Or you dig your new garden in a certain location because that seems the logical place to dig. Or you go ahead and saddle your horse even though she is laying back her ears and nipping at you as you tighten the cinch….


What's Behind Your Intention?

What's Behind Your Intention?

I bet you have heard all about the importance of setting an intention, and I bet a lot of you do that on a fairly regular basis – especially at this time of the year. You’ve probably heard that the intention is what is behind the manifestion of  your goals and dreams. It helps to…..

Anthropomorphism or Agency?

Anthropomorphism or Agency?

I find it only natural that animals relay their requests and needs, desires and wants to us. When we accept this connection, we are becoming more in sync with the Circle of Life and becoming more at one with all that is around us. In other words, we are beginning to develop an animistic relationship with those whom we share this physical reality……

Co-Existing With Animals We Fear

Co-Existing With Animals We Fear

“The legacy of change is education. People won’t exist with animals they fear.”

~ DR. LYNN ROGERS NABC/WRI FOUNDER

If you stop and think about it, there’s a lot of truth in that, a daunting, inescapable truth.

Animal Communication and Animism: Is There A Connection?

Animal Communication and Animism: Is There A Connection?

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, the wheels have been turning, I’ve been down some rabbit holes trying to sort things out and see how all the puzzle pieces fit together. The enigma is all about connecting with sentient non-human beings and how to be in right relationship with the human and non-human…..

Working With The Land

Working With The Land

I am surrounded by the natural beauty of Montana. I look to one side of the house and see the gentle slopes of the hills of the mountain on which I live. From the other side I see the beautiful Blue Mountain Range, which is the first thing I see every morning when I wake. The…..

Meeting Your Non-Human Neighbors

Meeting Your Non-Human Neighbors

This spring my dog Max and I have been going out on the ‘back 40’, taking time to walk and explore what’s back there. It’s not a back 40 in the true sense of the word, but it’s my little neck of the woods, an area that is situated on a mountain in the wide…..

Being Complicit in the World of Animals

Being Complicit in the World of Animals

My, 2017 has been quite the year, hasn't it? Everything turned upside down - what used to be down is up, and what used to be up is down. I can no longer rely on what I used to be dependable…..

Showing Up For Animals

Showing Up For Animals

The other day a friend brought me home from an outing and we noticed a stray dog running through the backyards. The dog was wearing a collar and we tried to get the dog to come to us, but the dog just stayed what s/he considered a safe distance away from us and watched, then eventually turned and trotted away from us…..

Aren’t YOU the Animal Communicator?

Aren’t YOU the Animal Communicator?

It’s a question I receive quite frequently from folks: “Can’t you just tell the animal to do something and fix it? You’re the animal communicator!” I may not hear those exact words but the intent behind the queries is always the same.