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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.

Walking in the Wild

Find Your Wild I love backpacking. There is something immensely satisfying in traveling with all your belongings carried turtle-like on your back. Each footfall takes me further from civilization and deeper into the wild.

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Magpie Messages – Finding Magic Around Us

There were many Magpie messages for me that night.  I have always loved these birds.  I admire how elegant they appear in their formal tuxedos with their long snappy tails. They seem clear cut, black and white, and then I see the flash of blue and the shimmer of iridescent green that sparks around them, reminding me that there is a hidden magic to life. I admire their intelligence, their ingenuity, and resourcefulness. These birds are bright and bold and proud of who they are.

By | September 30th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers, Shamanism|0 Comments

The Labyrinth – The Journey Within

Looking to the Horizon The earth meets the sky in a thin line. The land pours over the edge into a vast unknown. We look to the horizon because hope lives there. [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers, Shamanism|0 Comments

Nature’s Soul Messengers – Sunset Reverie

At sunset, there is a clarity of the air that transports me from the ordinary into the extraordinary. Warm light spills across the landscape, a web of spun gold that captures my heart. The liminal time between day and night hangs suspended in the gauzy light. In this magical space, we can find ourselves. We can feel our essence, pure and clear, free of the distortions of our daily living.

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Jan Hornford, Nature and Animal Messengers, Shamanism|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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, Nature and Animal Messengers, 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, Shamanism|Tags: , , |0 Comments