Friday, December 4, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Animal Communicators

This story made me shed tears of sadness and then tears of joy.  Animal communicators are needed to help us understand them and care for them with respect and honor.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Assisting the Winged Ones!!!

This past weekend I had the honor and privilege of hearing from two lovely families who took the lead and helping our winged brothers who were in distress and in need of help. These experiences were valuable lessons and teachings that were passed on to their children.  It is with great joy and gratitude that I share these two stories from the mothers who emailed and shared them with me. And, now, I wish to share them with you! 

Florida story:  My husband and I witnessed an
assault on a Sea Gull at the beach. It was an eye-opening experience that my WHOLE family learned from!!!!! 

At first my kids and husband were horrified that I was screaming at a family on the beach (my fire could NOT be contained) ….then they came to understand that we need to speak up - even scream if we have to for the ones that can't speak for themselves.

My two children were horrified, but also learned that, even if you didn't commit a crime, you are still responsible for the victims. 

While transporting the animal to the hospital my daughter knew the Sea Gull would not make it. She nonchalantly told us "The Sea Gull needs to go to heaven. Bird's can't live without their wings". She was not sad - but just matter of fact. 

This of course enraged son because he so wanted the Sea Gull to live. When we left the Bird Hospital (which by the way was amazing) we had to explain to him that though the Sea Gull did not live - we removed him from harm and additional pain and suffering. We also told him that although hate ultimately was responsible for the Sea Gull’s death - the Gull was surrounded by people who respected and loved him in the end.

So.... As a result I have written a letter to bring awareness to the B.E.A. K., The Fish and Wildlife Conservation, the County Sheriff and the Exotic Bird Hospital.  Also, my husband is now volunteering with B.E.A.K. an association that helps birds in our town.

In Ted Andrews book “Animal Speaks” he says that the keynote meaning of sea gull is Responsible Behavior and Communication.  This is certainly what happened here and for all to see.

I say BRAVO this young family who took the imitative to speak and give voice to Nature. We need more leaders like you!!!

Arizona Story:  Nataya, today I went outside to just sit and I noticed this hummingbird kept flying past me and sitting by my head. Well, when the hummingbird kept flying in my face, I was like ok, what would Nataya do? Of course she would say, Ask it what are you trying to tell me!  So that's what I did. I say what? And she goes down to where her baby somehow tried to fly but fell. Then she showed us the second one. We made a makeshift nest and put them by a bush she kept going to. We couldn't find the actual nest. But the mom knows where they are and is feeding them.

Thought I'd let you know that since Friday my children and I have been taking care of the two baby hummingbirds, along with the momma. At night we bring them in and during the day she comes back and feeds them. Well the last two nights (we call him Twiddle Dumb), he keeps trying to fly and fly's off far enough to not be found until morning. Whereas, Twiddle Dee, stays in the comfort of his box and nest we created. This morning we, again, found Twiddle Dumb in the bush and he flies, and falls. But each time he gets back up and fly's higher and higher, until he finally made it up into the tree. We have tried to encourage Twiddle Dee to fly but he just shows no interest.

I used these two birds as an example for the kids and told them that one bird (no matter how hard or how many times he has fallen) keeps getting back up and tries each time, and each time gets higher and higher. So you can either live life in the safety of the box (nest), or you can pick yourself up after each time you fall, because eventually you will fly. Life is meant to fly, not stay in our comfort zone.

It has been amazing, though, to work with the momma in keeping her babies safe until they are ready to leave the nest. She comes back each morning and feeds them all day.  She knows us now; so much so that she doesn't move if the kids are right next to the babies when its time to feed. She will just go feed them and fly back off.

Now my goal is to get Twiddle Dee out of his comfort zone and start to try to fly, and be where he was always meant to be. 

Again, I say BRAVO to these families for paying attention and listening to the Voices of Nature and being the leaders that are needed in this time.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wolf Medicine

Last week I had the privilege of being invited to a local wolf sanctuary by a couple of dear friends.

I was amazed at how these animals are extremely loving and affectionate.  

We were allowed to go into their enclosure with the owner whose name is Healing Wolf, accompanying us.  We were led to sit on top of their den.  The male wolf jumped on top with us; he could hardly contain himself…he was full of enthusiasm and greeted us with kisses and pawing us in a gesture of welcoming us.   The alpha male is in front of me. I am holding his front paw so that he wouldn’t scratch me in his excitement.  The alpha female is behind me nuzzling me and stealing kisses on my cheek. What an honor to be accepted with such enthusiasm and pure love.

We asked all kinds of questions and I found of interest that Healing Wolf, the owner, says that they greet the sun every morning as it rises with wolf howls. Also, I surprised to learn that their fur did not smell.  They are very clean animals.

And it was also interesting to note that they have disagreements just like us humans, we were warned that when you see the snarling and bared teeth…it's time for humans to leave the enclosure lest you become enmeshed in their quarrels and family disciplines.

As we departed they ran ahead of us to the gate…I noticed that they do not run like canines.  They have a distinctive gait like a lope similar to that of a horse that is galloping.  

We left with our hearts filled with awe and so much love for these animals.  Wolf Medicine teaches us to be loyal, loving and patient with each other.  

What incredible beings. Perhaps that's why I use the wolf deck for my readings.  I feel a very strong connection to them.

I will definitely go again and again!!! Aho!
Nataya Crow
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Nature Speaks.

I have had wonderful and awe inspiring encounters with Nature.  They have taught me many things.

My earliest encounter back in the early 90’s was when I was driving home from a place that I just rented in the desert in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As I was traveling west on a two-lane road, out of nowhere a huge black hawk landed on the pavement right in front of me.  Thank god I was traveling at 30 mph! I put on the brakes immediately.  I have never seen a gorgeous hawk this close, and I was in awe, totally mesmerized. I started talking to him telling him how honored I was to be able to witness his magnificent beauty and that I thought he was gorgeous!! 

He just stood there on the pavement staring at me with one eye for what seemed like forever.  Finally I said, “Little Brother, you are standing in the road and apparently blocking my path.  You knew I would not drive right over you.”  He just stared with that one eye.  I said, “Maybe you are blocking my path because there is danger ahead.”  Just then another car traveling the opposite direction saw the hawk and they stopped, too.  He was truly magnificent!    Then I thought, “Maybe you want me to go another way.”  The other car starting moving slowly, and I decided to turn around and go in their direction also.  I said, “Thank you, Little Brother.” In my rear-view mirror, I saw him take flight with those magnificent wings.

I never thought about the incident until a couple of days later when I was returning home, once again, on the same road. This time, another bird, appeared from out of nowhere was attacking my right front tire.  I shouted, “What’s with these birds?”   Immediately something flashed in my mind that something was wrong with my car.  I drove carefully to my auto mechanic and said, “I think something is wrong with my car would you please check it out?”  He said he would take a look.  He returned in about fifteen minutes saying, I don’t know how you got here, you are totally out of brake fluid!!!!

I didn’t want to say a little birdie told me.  How silly…even though it was true.  I was in shock too.  Then it hit me…OMG! The hawk!!!   The hawk saw me and tried to warn me.  I was too much in my intellect trying to “figure out” what he was trying to tell me. It wasn’t until the other bird attacked my tire, that I “asked”, “What’s with these birds?” that I got the answer. 

I’ve come to learn that we are loved beyond belief.  Nature is always watching and giving us messages.  We are the ones that don’t pay attention because we are too much in our heads and have lost the connection.  

In the work that I do as a mystic, clairvoyant, medium, tarot reader, spiritual artist, I endeavor to bring in the Nature Spirits because one day I was in meditation and the Nature Spirits came to me and said,  “You humans are always looking UP for your salvation.  WE are here willing to help, but nobody ever asks.”  I replied, I didn’t know we had to ask?  I realized that we were never taught to ask nature.  How was I to know? 

Since then I came to learn that it is Nature’s job to direct us on this earthly realm.  Every plant, every tree, every living thing has a nature spirit guiding it in its growth.  Since that day I always endeavor to ask, and as I do, the answers are given.  I believe they could very well be our guardian angels here on the earth realm while the Ascended Masters and saints help from above.  I have learned that we need both to direct us!   It brings joy and magic to everything in my life.

Mitakuye Oyasin