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Conscious Living with Wendy Garrett is produced by Empower Radio and featured on empoweradio, iheart, itunes, stitcher and various independent youtube channels. Programs cover a wide range of Mind-Body-Spirit/Alternative Awareness/PSI topics, including: Consciousness, UFO, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Energy Medicine.

Ongoing personal experiences with extraordinary and unexplained seen/unseen phenomena underscore my belief in a world abundant with wonders we haven't yet begun to fathom.

Experiencers, via their unique encounters, give us glimpses and clues to what potentials creation has yet to reveal when we are willing to listen to the call of the muse and curious enough to table our fear and explore the unknown inner and outer limits of being.

And the answers are there, teasing us in quirks, quarks and fantastic anomalies.

My proof
- and that is the whole point of this reality thing being very personal and unique to the individual experiencer - the light beside me goes off for a moment and then comes on again as I am composing this introduction, underscoring the "quirk" factor and the representation of the ever-present, unseen support in this adventure.

Thank you for your interest and for listening. I hope you enjoy the shows! - wendy ... and the nightlights ;)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Shamanic Guidance and Working with Nature and Animal Spirit

"When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens the Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them." - Chief Seattle

Animals are a vital part of the Shamanic world view. I became open to a larger circle of spirit connection after I learned how to hear them. I realized each has a distinct voice and message and when you are on a spirit quest it is helpful to call on those who can support you in whatever way is helpful at the time. The objective candor and simplicity in their messages is refreshing. They do not judge.

Connection with animal spirit is possible even in the Urban environment, although it might require a bit of innovation and creativity on your part to make the first connections. When unable to make a physical appearance, they can show up in other ways; dreams, visions, daily media ; ) ... Patterns are important. What the animal is doing is important and whether the animal makes an attempt to interact is important. I don't want to go into great detail. Instead, I will suggest some resources.

Two books that I consider to be the best basic sources for understanding the message of animals are Animal Speak by Ted Andrews and Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals/Book and Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. Both are excellent.

If you require instruction or human support, Shamanic Life Coach Eva White Desert Eagle may be able to provide insight. Her services are invaluable. A warning: you will be expected to follow through with whatever homework assignment is prescribed. She is wonderful at helping to demonstrate the need for honoring ritual and authenticity in the daily routine.

It is helpful to have a human expert sort some things out but the real path requires learning how the animals speak to you. The interaction is personal and unique to the individual. When allowed, animals can offer powerful support, guidance and protection. Whether to accept the gifts from animal spirit, each can choose for himself.

No matter where you are on the path, it is nice to have extra eyes to tap into and a reminder that the natural world has no shortage of wonder.

More information on the messages of various animal guides.