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The Greater Life is Ready to Share its Wisdom

We are enriched and uplifted through our connection with the natural world and the animal kingdom. While our societies have become more industrialized and technological, we often no longer recognize ourselves as part of nature. As a result, we have become increasingly distanced from the deep, rich, and soulful communication readily available to us in nature.

Through reconnecting with nature, we re-connect to a wealth of profound and uplifting wisdom that is waiting to communicate important information about our deeper selves. Animal visitation or experiences in nature that speak to us are often a source of deep healing and growth. Nature messages are often pure, simple and uncomplicated. Explore this ongoing content on Nature as a messenger from the soul.

Discovering the Magic of Raven

The first time I met Raven, up close and personal, was when I was a young woman working in the Rocky Mountains. I had often seen the birds floating on the wind, high above me or heard their calls, but I had never looked a Raven in the eye. I came upon her as I was walking in a meadow. She was striding through the tall grass, just a few feet from me. I thought she might fly away or be frightened by my appearance, but no, she stood her ground and observed me. She had such strength and presence, in truth, I was the one who felt intimidated! This bird was huge! She came up to my knee and looked at me with such intensity; it was as though she could see right through me. From that day on I felt a special connection with Raven. I read all about them and would watch for them. They are amazing creatures with a keen intelligence. They have many vocalizations and can problem solve and use tools. They build alliances with other species and will work together to achieve their goals. They are very family oriented and form strong pair bonds. Ravens are playful and love to fly as demonstrated by their aerial displays.

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Shamanism|Tags: , |0 Comments

Summer Storm

The forest has a wild abundance of life and possibility. It holds all emotions: peace and joy and fear. The unknown and the unknowable are here. There is an intersection of the visible and invisible. I see the trees and know that I am only encountering a small part of the Being that is the tree. When you look at the forest, the forest looks back at you. The woods teem with animals, yet they are elusive and hidden. I know that bears, cougars, and wolves all live in this realm. Although we do not encounter them face to face, we can sense them on the periphery of our vision, dancing in the shadows. The soul is like that, shy and elusive, camouflaged by our roles and responsibilities. The forest beckons hidden aspects of our Being to come forward, offering us a glimpse of an unrealized truth, opening our hearts to a new understanding of ourselves.

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mother Bear

Trading Fear for Respect Bears tend to evoke fear in most people.  We fear their strength and power. It is proper to have a healthy respect for bears, to know their ways [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers, Shamanism|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Gifts of Owl Spirit Medicine

Our culture sees Owl as a symbol of wisdom and insight. Owl carries this medicine on silent wings and guides us through the darkest night. Owl teaches us that we are not flying blind, but are guided by our intuition. Owl teaches us to trust our inner knowing and our deepest Self. Owl Spirit Medicine reminds us to go within, to trust the ancient wisdom that lives within and through each one of us.

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Awareness of Hawk – The Lesson of “I Am”

A hawk was my first teacher of Oneness. A bird of prey that hunts other birds, this slender brown hawk offered me the most profound awareness of oneness.

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sandhill Cranes – Joy in the Sun

The cranes offer a simple wisdom for how we can live our life.  We can greet each day, grounded to earth, full of joy and gratitude, energized by sunlight and the possibility that lives at the beginning of a new day. We can raise our voice and jump for joy and awaken to the Life force that will lift us up and give wings to our Spirit.

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers|Tags: , |0 Comments