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~~~~Wild Way To Heal~~~~

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is a mesa carrier in the Peruvian shamanic tradition, animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, author and artist.

She invites us to:

~Unleash Your Animal Spirit~

“When the animals share with us who they are, they also show us the way back to who we are.”
Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing

Think Outside the Cage…in Life (Live Free) and Supporting Freedom alongside our beloved Four-Leggeds…

  1. Stop using paper towels for everything.

  2. Look for new ways to reuse everything.

  3. Start thinking about planting a garden.

  4. Cook it yourself.

  5. Conserve resources.

  6. Learn how to make things yourself.

  7. Switch to simple cleaning solutions

  8. Use and enjoy what you’ve got.

  9. Buy quality items and share them with others ~~Bartering practice or just GIVING from the Heart~~.

  10. Shop locally.


  11. And speaking of our four-leggeds and not least here, …start making food for them– especially for cats, getting them off the kibble.Links to click about Natural feeding for our animal friends:

How about Animal Healing, Wild Reiki, Utilizing Crystals to Healing Animals and Animal Massage?
Check out some vids here!

Crystals for wear on animals with Hibiscus Moon and Topaz!

Crystal Grid for animals healing

Massage for our large animals

Massage for dogs

Cats love TO Massage

Now it’s time for CATS to receive ~ Scratch ’em good!

For the rabbits of the world whome we Love and Love…

Wild Animal Reiki in Sanctuaries, wherein they are healing..

If you have any other video’s for other varieties of animals or other  modalities of animal healing, Share in the Comments, please! Thank you!

And finally a vid
Rose, our Wild Reiki womyn sharing in an interview….

Today there are many “lineages” or modalities of Reiki and other LightWork Healing, some utilize what are considered more traditional methods, some non-traditional.

I like to weave in Shamanic Practice into my healing sessions, as I find the nuances of Shamanism to be very Grounding and Healing to one becoming more comfortable inside the body.

Excerpt via:
“Shamanic Reiki draws its foundations from concepts of shamanic journeying and channeling the living energy to create healing techniques that are powerful and effective. Treatment involves chakra healing techniques, the use of stones and quartz crystals as well as herbs and oils. The Shamanic Reiki energy, together with crystals, helps increase the flow of spiritual energy, thereby regaining the balance that was lost.

Another unique aspect of Shamanic Reiki healing is that often, ancient spirit and animal guides are often called upon to help with healing and giving energy to a patient. The practitioner or the patient may be in direct communication with these guides, who can greatly assist with the patient’s healing.

The Shamanic Reiki session is an interactive session which involves both the patient and the channeler as she takes the patient through a guided meditation which begins with the patient visualizing that she is floating up from her body to the ceiling and then turning around and viewing her body in a crystaline form, so that she can find any obstructions that may be causing her physical, emotional or spiritual problems. Once the obstruction is located, the Reiki practitioner helps her patient neutralize this object. For example, if it is rough, she asks the patient to imagine that it is becoming smoother; if it is cold, she prompts the patient to make it a little warmer, and so on. The protocol continues until the object has been totally neutralized. At this point, the Reiki practitioner asks her client whether she would like the object to be assimilated into her body or removed. If the client requests that it is removed, then the practitioner proceeds to slowly move the object with her hand up to the client’s right shoulder and down her arm until it reaches her hand. The practitioner then places a special rock or crystal into the client’s hand so that the energy of the obstruction is absorbed. After the client indicates that the obstruction has been fully absorbed into the rock or crystal, the practitioner removes the stone and drops it into a bowl of seasalt water, which clears away all remaining energy.”

I also, personally, consider Shamanic Reiki to include EnergyWork, working with the Orgone or Prana …& also with the use of Nature elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air…)  Usually how this is represented in session, in having these elements in that: Fire–used in Smudging, the Smoke Deva cleasning, Water— a bowl of water under the table, used to catching and cleansing released energies, Air— Feathers used in Session or actual blowing into the Chakra, inviting in wholeness to any energy fragmentation and also this can include the spraying of elixirs into the air, Earth— Crystals, Branches, Plants, Herbs used in a variety, intuited and creative ways during the session._ ….Also, to me, Shamanic Healing includes sound healing, other sacred objects such as Dorjes, Obsidian or Stone Arrowheads, Soul Catchers, Orgonite, Sacred artworkings, mindfully ulitized sacred object of and selflessly gifted by our Animal teachers, chanting, Interdimensional travel. The processes are beautiful, nature and full of Light and Play, as well!

I’d like to invite everyone to this book: I’ve taught some ongoing Shamanic Reiki Classes at The Reiki School and Clinic and this book’s exercies were homework and reading material  but I also intuited exercises for the students to practice, to hence, find their own unique way to facet their Reiki and Holistic Healing Practice.


I am so grateful to be practicing Shamanism, Native American Modalities and my unique ways of utilizing EnergyWork in Healing for Others, as a conduit. I am also grateful that the Universe has allowed perfect conditions to come together, for a community to develop around me and my local area! We are working with humans and animals to bring in Healing, Harmony, Transcendence, Healthy eating, Healthy Body/Mind/Spiritus, Awareness, Togetherness and Cohesiveness. Here is an example of the type of Community Healing Work we’re makin’ happen, as a Union of Lightworkers, monthly:

Join us for a Day of Healing Modalities, Sharing Spirituality, and Community!!!
Shamanic Practice, Medicine Wheel Readings, Soul Retrieval Sessions
~Energy Chelation
~ Reiki and Chakra Balancing
~ Scrying, Intuitive Artistry, Tea Leaf Readings
~ Shiatsu, Reflexology, & Massage for PEOPLE AND ANIMALS!
~Tarot Card Readings
~Spiritual Counseling
~Angel Readings and Mediumship
~BodyWork , Yoga, Tai Chi
~Healthy, Organic Foods


~A Day of Healing ~

Enjoy Nature and Beauty of the Gardens

On Most 4th Sunday’s of the Month
For more event info or navigate to
Check our website for many events of Healing, Expositions, Art and Music!




Soul Retrieval: Living IN the Whole of the Soul.

“In shamanism it is believed that part of the human soul is free to leave the body.  The soul is the axis mundi, the center of the shamanic healing arts.  Shamans change their state of consciousness allowing their free soul to travel and retrieve ancient wisdom and lost power.

Because a portion of the soul is free to leave the body it will do so when dreaming, or it will leave the body to protect itself from potentially damaging situations be they emotional or physical.  In situations of trauma the soul piece may not return to the body on its own, and a shaman must intervene and return the soul essence.”

Art, Living Free by Being Free, Aligning with Life Giving People and situations, Receiving and giving healing work, Meditation, Movement, Dance, Nature, Music,  Sound Healing, Holistic Care, Being in a positive Community, Nurturing…
All that which can bring the Soul back to Wholeness ….

Soul Retrieval is Shamanic healing brought forth, after fragmentation of one’s energy due to ‘soul loss’.
Soul Loss can come from a number of sources…. from, for one example, abuse from childhood. It can come from a traumatic event. It can come after a nasty or even amicable relationship ending. It can come within a co-dependent relationship. It can come by giving away too much of one-self. It can come after disappointment. Soul loss has to do with hurt or trauma.
Persistent soul loss symptoms occur from not having a supportive community or healer to help one through such an ‘initiation’ or challenging process or event.

I came across the process of Soul Retrieval, shortly after I began practicing Shamanic Journey, in a really supportive, lovely, local community gathering, which was a monthly event. Through learning about Shamanic Journey, and being within a community where we practiced Journeying together & supported one another– my  heart opened so much in creativity and LOVE– for understanding totems, animal medicine, teachings from our land ancestors and taking time to go INWARD and explore. All while, having community support and acceptance of our visions and sharings.
A friend who had attuned me to Reiki III also is a Shamanic Practitioner, so I asked him if he’d facilitate a Soul Retrieval session for me, as I too, wanted to receive a deep healing, from the base, which Soul Retrieval offers….
I desired to really deeply take a look at and heal traumas from my past.
After some time of integrating the healing, after the Soul Retrieval, I decided, I too, wanted to learn this process as a healing modality in tandem with my Reiki practice, & thus, mentee about it with my healer friend. I saw how clearly Soul Retrieval fits as a much needed,  powerful way to bring healing, to a fragmented culture, of America.

Intersestingly, syncromystically…
Just previously to receiving my first Soul Retrieval, I viewed, the animated movie, ‘Iron Giant.’  Tying this all in…
…At one point (spoiler alert) the robot utilizes a beacon on the top of his head (pineal gland) to call back his broken, strewn parts.
I thought, YES, this is Soul Retrieval! Our intention to feel whole again invites in our strewn soul-PARTS, where we’ve felt traumatized, hurt, BROKEN, these parts come back together, STRONGER– in wholeness.

Movies with more shamanic allegory to this… I find the image of Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas, sewing her limbs back together…. as an empowering symbology– that after an initiation/challenging point, taking one’s own power in one’s hands by helping one’s self.


Symptoms of Soul Loss
-A feeling of depression and feeling incomplete, ‘something is missing.’
-Saying things like “I haven’t been the same since the (divorce, accident, a specific event, a relationship ending, the death of ((a friend or loved one.))
-Post Traumatic Stress-like symptoms.
-Inability to move passed the past, ruminating over and over, even after having intentions and doing activities to try to heal.
-Feeling disconnected from life, like you don’t really feel anything, or you feel you can’t connect to the good and positive, or new things.
-Memories of an incident in your past when you can say, “I feel that I lost something that I never got back.”
-Lost time, cannot remember from the past.
-Negative patterns, –ie. doing the same (negative/non-helpful) thing over and over & expecting different, better results.
-A sense that someone took a part of you, a piece of your heart, or that you were not the same once the person, left the relationship, or perhaps, after someone crossed over.
-You keep wanting to return to a person, or a location that seems unhealthy or unlikely, even though there is no apparent reason for you to do so.
-Can’t seem to connect with your true self, a happy part of yourself, your ‘old’ self.
-The feeling that soul retrieval may help you.

— Soul Retrieval ~ How its done —
First off, if you’re a practitioner, and practicing any type of powerful, life changing modality of healing & taking on clients, I say …. ask your clients challenging questions.
The UBER, Self-Inquiry Question of Soul Retrieval Preparation is, “Are you ready for Change?” Sandra Ingerman talks about this in her book, “Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self Through Shamanic Practice.”

Let us work ourselves as healers, out of a job by healing people at the ROOT, by helping our clients understand what is at the root of their health symptoms, that bring them in, intending to receive a session, like Soul Retrieval.

Here’s some questions which I like to ask clients — or if you are thinking about receiving a Soul Retrieval…ask yourself these questions, before receiving a healing session, such as a Soul Retrieval. (Or before any intentional, ritual healing.)

~ Are you willing to have POSITIVE change occur in certain or all aspects your life? What needs to change?
~ What brought you to the Spiritual Path?
~What draws you to Shamanism/Shamanic Healing?
~ Who have been major spirituual or supportive teachers in your life?
~Have you been on any Spiritual Retreats? How do you benefit from time, to just yourself & sacred Space, dedicated for healing, learning and solace?
~How has Sound Healing or Music shaped and supported you through the years?
~Do you have something specific you’ve been intending to manifest in your life or bring a change to?
~Who do you have in your life whom you can call on for support for your manifestation or change? What qualities make these folk most reliable and supportive?
~What practices, communities and events would support your intention to integrate wholeness? Are you looking for a new community? What qualities do you look for in a supportive community?
~In what ways are you willing to commit to sustaining a more fulfilling and love centered existence?
~Are you ready to let go of any lingering pain/heaviness/negativity/confusion which may be present in an aspect of your life? How So?
~Describe a dramatic change you’ve had in your life. What lead up it?  What came out of it?
Are you Ready to Change?

When receiving Soul Retrieval, as a client…the client will being laying down during a Soul Retrieval Session. At times, the Practitioner may lay next to you, or sit very close and drum & rattle, in order to go into a relaxing, trance-state, to Journey. The Practitioner sometimes may choose to utilize a drumming/music track.
((As soon as one does make an intention, to receive a Soul Retrieval, truly, the healing, it is done. Though, hands on healing and the process/ritual of Soul Retrieval, really helps ‘ground in’ the energy. In addition, The Soul Retrieval practice creates a space to share about what is the healing focus & what can be done to solidify this healing & bring positive change, onward.))
During a Soul Retrieval the Practitioner is doing a Journey to retrieve the energetic fragmentations of the past. Perhaps, the Practitioner can very specifically relay when and how fragmentations happened at various ages/stages of life. The Practitioner will return this energy, in a ritualistic, unique modality, which does vary from shamanic healer to shamanic healer.


This is a beautiful video, showing a bit about how Shamanic Soul Retrieval works.

If you are a practitioner, please also be mindful to look for in clients receiving life changing healing modalities:

  • Addictions, to alcohol and/or pharmaceuticals / life threatening substances with dangerous withdrawal and a need for referral to medical detox.
  • Signs of Abusive Relationships/ Danger to a client to return to their home environment. Need for referral to a community agency.
  • Addictions to less life threatening substances / habit energies to destructive patterns which need to be fearlessly addressed, by the practitioner! Unleash the Big Cat totem or Wolf energy! Speak Truth to your client on concerning patterns, which you see!
  • If your client has NO ONE supportive in their life, I’d encourage any practitioner to not be the sole contact point for the client. Make referrals to community agencies, other safe, supportive healing circles or other practitioners, in the community. Or, suggest clients to websites like for other healing gatherings in the area to connect with positive, new friends & healers.

~Things to look for IN a practitioner~
~Are you seeking Soul Retrieval or Shamanic work? Some questions to ask yourself, before getting started with a Shamanic Healer.
~Do you feel comfortable / safe / resonate with the healer?
~Ask the practitioner about their methods ~ does the practitioner drum and rattle during the session, and/or do sound healing/ would you prefer that to a recorded track?
~Is the Healer asking you these important questions, which I’ve listed above, about your Path and your Intentions?
~Being mindful of your needs– do you feel comfortable with the pricing of the energy exchange?
~Is the Healer asking if you if you have other support? Does the healer say you’ll have to solely keep coming back them to be able to heal fully?
~If anyone tells you the teacher/healer is outside of yourself, and doesn’t SHOW YOU techniques to self heal… — DEFINITELY SPLIT & keep on with the seeking the of right one for you.



Things to do for yourself to self-heal & nurture, after Soul Retrieval

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Being gentle/tender — act a though you’re bringing a newborn baby home.
  • Play
  • Take the day off from the usual
  • Journal ~ Reflect on the Changes which you intend to invite into your life
  • Listen to your body, how would you like to nurture, yourself, today?

The Positive Affects, to follow a Soul Retrieval:

“-You may find it easier to move forward on an issue that has been troubling you.
-You may feel a sense of being more fully present in your life.
-You may find it easier to make certain decisions or make certain changes.
-You may find that some characteristic you have struggled with such as hopefulness, confidence,.. may improve after a soul retrieval.
-You may find that you can connect to loved ones, things more easily.
-You may feel more fully present.
-Issues that you have previously been unwilling to deal with can come to the surface.
-You may find that you can no longer stay in a situation which you have been living with – such that you find you must make changes in your life.
-You may find feelings that you previously did not wish to deal with assert themselves, such as grief or anger.
-You may begin a long healing process.”


The call of the Wild: How your Nature friends can heal you, through sound.

Earlier this week….I found myself suddenly descending into the rapid need to lay in the fetal position on the floor with torso-centered bodily cramping, washing over me. As soon as I began to lunge toward my bedroom area of my home — “Ca-caw!!!” The screaming sound of a Blue Jay, imitating a hawk. I mean, it was LOUD, heard through my windows…from the woodland behind my home & burst through– in true shamanic, detailed intricacies. The sound vibration penetrated the moment….and got right in my face and ears.

Such a strengthening came over me. Like if you go to the chiropractor and you receive that laser therapy to strengthen a weakened limb,~~I suddenly was solid again, in the moment– with the sound of the Jay! I stood up, and meandered into my morning rituals, with a profound gratitude…

I write this today to thank my Animal Spirit friend for healing me, with a quick swoop and a call, this week!


Swooping Blue Jay

Photo by ‘Lisa!!!’ on Flickr


~Blue Jay

Photo From~ Bob Oakville on Flickr

Male and Female Blue jays do look alike, except the males, are  a bit larger. Blue Jays do form life long, monogamous pairs and the male will fed the female as she is brooding. How’s that for some totem medicine for ya?

Blue Jay Totem: <– Linsdomain’s writing, link embeded.

Similar to this vid, below, there are quite a few ‘mini-docu’s’ about a variety of animal friends! Interesante!!!!

This is an extremely HD sound vid with amazing calls of the Jay. Have this vid on good speakers, if you can.

An ol’ tyme audio field guide of bird calls! A six part video series. Awesome! I love learning my bird calls!!!!

Singing the songs….To The Winged-ones’ realm, Aho!


Blue Jay

Photo From iceberg_ca on Flickr

⊕ Shamanic Endeavors ☼ Portion Two दो: Sound

The shape of sound & Sound Healing

You may want to eventually mute your sound on that video, especially if you have dogs, they many not appreciate it, as much, as you may find it interesting. 😉

  Let’s reflect about these patterns created by sound frequencies.

Visual Alchemy

Where do these patterns truly lie on the continuum of our reality and how can the sacred Geometry within be healing for yourself and your clients?

Visual Alchemy

Since we see that sound has that beautiful effect of bringing forth balanced formations in sand, we can imagine how the balance can be brought forth with sacred intention within ourselves, loved ones and our clients (if you have a healing practice.)

The effects of sound vibration in water.

And to think….of our human body composition ~60-70 percent WATER.

I invite you to this exercise:

Take note how you are feeling before you begin this exercise. I have two tracks here, a sweet ambient, flowing track and also Tibetan Bowls. Also feel free to choose another similar track in your collection or on YouTube. Then, Sit and listen ~ If you body wants to move…stand up…and flow– just allow and move as you are lead.

What do you note now feels different in your body?

If you have Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, sacred bells or tinkshas around you and you utilize them, here’s a practice for you. If you have an oracle card deck– Take a breath, don’t overthink or do too much– and just pull out a card in front of you, in this moment. What does this card say/invoke?

Now.. with the cleansing of your breath and sitting around your Tibetan bowls and/sacred bells …ring them for a time, clearing the cobwebs away of the mind. Now, pick another card from your deck. How about this card? Does this resonate more deeply with your inner mind? Might you say, the sound healing brought forth more balance and clarity of which card you were drawn to chose?

This was just a simple exercise to get into the practice of clearing energy and intentionally becoming clearer in mind. We see how important clarity can be in our practices, throughout the day.

Balance of Energy is Key ~ and Sound can really aid us, in this!

The Balancing Act by Amy Brown

Bowls and Bells are definitely not absolutely needed before card readings or healing sessions, but it’s a favorite way for me to clear my space, around me and also the cobwebs in the mind.

Before or after a session with a client to receive Reiki on my table, I certainly like to invite the bell to sound. Also I find it helpfully clearing to be utilizing a sacred rattle to clear energy after a session.

Another example, We love our favorite bands … We have affinities to certain types of sound creation, made by certain people and their creative mingling of instruments, lyrics and the way they choose to integrate the sound of voice and the method of playing these instruments. There is a lot to be said about how an artist creates their music and their own  inter-workings of their minds!!

Find your own heart song, each day. Hum, sing, drum, BE your heart song.

So, we may want to tune in to our body, seek to find the method with which we’d like to bring Sound Healing into our lives! Yes, yes, yes, Be the Music!

☠ Halloween tribute to Danzig ~ Mucho Necessary before the day is out….

Hey, I’m having a weird Hallowe’en day ~ Anyone else? Just wonky energies and everyone seems a lil ‘off’??  Just thought I’d share that tidbit fact….

So for the past few days, I had been thinking I wanted to write about my theory on Glenn Danzig’s karma, and what better day, than today???….


My fav~!!!

Since I began my meditation practice, I noticed alot of sensitivities to certain things which I used to enjoy…ie Staying out late, drinking alot of beer, waking up to punk rock music, watching horror movies and going on dates with pricks. All of these things do not have anything, necessarily, to do with each other,– But they can correlate on certain days. **(Also, it’s not wrong or bad to enjoy such things…just sharing, simply, of my side symptom of meditation.)

One niche ‘like’ that has not ceased to change is that appreciation for the Misfits / Sir Glenn Danzig. Since this ‘like’ has stayed strong, I began to contemplate …and just,– look deeply into the lyrics of Danzig’s music….

Oh yeah!

So, this lyrical content, even though violent and disturbing when read outside of the sound vibration of the song  …   I thought to myself– there’s some kind of energy of pure catharsis made without anger, when recording/performing these songs, themselves– that causes the song to be digestible and enjoyable ..without that nauseous feeling you might incur from watching a gory horror flick ((which most probably has little soul refinement or social responsiblity of the director/writer.)) **(Disclaimer: And this nausea, which I speak of towards Gore, of course, is depending on who you are, your affinities and what movie, to have such a response.)

I started to ponder a few years ago and then proclaim– to myself — and..also to my boyfriend at the time, who I thought would care about my theory… (He also love, love, loved Danzig/the Misfits)… that Glenn Danzig was indeed an enlightened, evolved being who is here to do service work, helping us to purifying our darkest of urges, our most low vibe, sinister thoughts….Yes, thoughts so deep in the recesses of your mind, you may not even feel their stirrings. But Glenn, he shines the LIGHT on ’em…so you — may not– unconsciously ACT ON EM!!!!

Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Bodhisattva Danzig.

Peace y’all ~ through purgation of the Shadow ~

And Happy Halloween.