Sasha

For a long time I have been wanting to tell this story to the world, so when The Edge sent out an e-mail inviting...

How I was Rescued by Cookie

It was a summer afternoon in August 2006. My sister stopped by my new house to see if she could help me with anything,...

My Steps to Saying Goodbye: How Iko touched my Soul

One week ago today, my beloved 13-1/2-year-old Australian shepherd Iko told me it was time for her to make her transition. And she wanted...

Dogs: Your Soul Guru

Those of us who share our lives with dogs are very conscious of the way they show their loyalty and unconditional love. It's in...

Lessons of Joy and Light from Dogs in the Afterlife

"I'm here to bring you blessings and light. I was a light in your life when I was alive. Let me continue to be...

You’re Good Enough, just as You are: Life Lesson from my...

In my late thirties, I was going through significant shifts in my life. I was evaluating all I had done so far, and was...

You Are The Chosen One: How Your Pets Choose You

"What you seek, is seeking you" -- Rumi We had been trying for months to adopt an older dog for rehoming. For one reason or...

EarthTalk® | August 2015

Dear EarthTalk: How have polar bear populations in the Arctic been faring since the U.S. put them on its endangered species list in 2008,...

Heart Talk: An Interview with Teacher Carol Gurney

Carol Gurney is internationally respected as one of the foremost experts and a pioneer in the world of Animal Communication. Since 1986, she has...

Banana Slug & Earthworm

An excerpt from Speaking with Nature Banana Slug (by Llyn) Imagine strolling on a mossy trail in a dense, wet forest. You breathe in the freshly...

Spirit Leaves: Through Egyptian Eyes

I feel I'm dissembling a bit, passing myself off as a "cat person." I'm not really partial to them, having a natural affection for...

Blessings From Ertha — How One Cat Opened My Heart

An astrologer told me I had turned to the natural world, to animals for my livelihood, for my friends and companions. She said the...

Cats and the Soul

I was a dog person until a tabby followed me and three hunting dogs one cold evening. She instantly knew that my soul was...

Creating a Purrfect Practice

"I have lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats." -- Eckhart Tolle Cats can help you establish a consistent spiritual practice. As...

Sensitive and Proud: An Interview with Merlin the Cat

Merlin is a black cat of the variety stereotypically associated with being a witch's familiar. I "interviewed" Merlin about the sensitivity of felines by...

My Life with Cats

I have had cats my whole life. I have been very lucky to have had kitties who lived very long lives. About 18 months ago,...

The unexpected Reiki teacher

What makes a great Reiki teacher? Is it the wisdom, instructional style, or something less tangible? Each student would likely answer this question differently....