Is Your Pet Sending You a Message in Your Dream?

In the modern culture we have been exposed to cartoon animals behaving in a way that is completely uncharacteristic of their natural behavior:  the bear wearing a tutu, dancing on a tightrope while holding an umbrella, for example. We’ve heard the words of a spider conducting a marketing campaign from her web. We’ve […]

Encounter with a Doe

The black-tailed mule deer looked at me with no fear in her big brown doe eyes. She came up to my outstretched hand, accepting a rub. Her large ears were surprisingly much softer than the more bristly fur on her body. I let calm and loving energy flow over her. I had […]

Squirrels Playing ‘Chicken’ and Other Games

There is no doubt the squirrels are onto us. Humans and our dogs make such interesting playthings, helping them hone their skills and providing amusement at the same time. Squirrels test people and dogs in much the same way, and know exactly what they’re doing. I watched the squirrel venture out into […]

Seen and Unseen, the Red-Tail Hawk

Sitting outside, quiet and calm I did not see you until you took flight. Silent, hidden in the leaves and dappled light, The movement caught my eye As you fell into a glide, Wings outstretched, Swooping low over the meadow. Strong beats to gain height You circled over my head And showed […]

On the Heart’s Deepest Desire

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tsu Connecting the dots, opening to the voice of the Divine from whatever source it comes, Noticing things coming in sequence, together form a tapestry of understanding. Pictures from […]

Where is Home?

I’ve lived in the U.S. and South America, and have visited many other places. In some I felt a connection to the place and a belonging, while in others I felt no connection at all. Some were Home for awhile, but no longer. What is Home, anyway? We lived in Austin, Texas for many years, […]


Lately I find myself really Noticing things, appreciating how much beauty there is around us – whether or not we pause to appreciate it.  Our rose bush blooms, whether or not we notice it. That is what roses do, and they do it independent of any feedback or interaction with us. I appreciate the complete […]

The Good Message in a Nightmare

What is a “nightmare”? A scary or threatening dream, one with a startling twist? Nightmares claim our attention in a way pleasant dreams may not. Unusual elements  stand out, getting a message through that we might otherwise miss even if the dream is interrupted. Here’s an example from several years ago: I’m […]

Is Your Dream Secretly a Forgotten Memory?

Dreams come in many forms – archetypal, daily processing, or symbols for us to decipher. Sometimes, though, they may be actual memories that have been forgotten or repressed. I once had a dream that was a combination, with symbolic elements and a story line that was familiar, and yet not familiar. In […]

Navajo Prayer

This beautiful Navajo prayer was sent to me, its original source unknown. Blessings upon the writer, the sender, and all who read it. With your feet I walk I walk with your limbs I carry forth your body For me your mind thinks Your voice speaks for me Beauty is before me And […]

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." - George Eliot
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Gandhi
"There is little that separates humans from other sentient beings – we all feel pain, we all feel joy, we all deeply crave to be alive and live freely, and we all share this planet together." - attributed to Gandhi
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