All posts by Jill Lauri

Healing With Delightful Duality

Delight Offers A Lesson in Self-Love

My mentor, Maia, recently sent me this beautiful picture of her horses, Delight and Delight. The larger one of the two recently passed over. As I admired the image of their physical bodies, Delight explained to me that his duality was a Gift – a Lesson in Self-Love. Delight’s older form was able to nurture his younger companion in the same way that we can comfort and teach our inner child.

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Healing With The Birds

Birds Celebrating and Valuing Life

Last Sunday was a perfect day to kayak on Jamaica Bay. The sky was clear, the water was calm and the birds were celebrating life.  When we went ashore across the bay, I felt myself drawn to a flock of white birds out on the water. In that moment, I remembered what one of my spiritual teachers had once told me. While I cannot recall the actual quote, the idea was that when you are at a place of peace within, animals sense this and feel completely safe in your presence.

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Healing With The Bears

 

By Jill Lauri

Notthing like the slumber of a BearThis winter I hibernated with the Bears. Perhaps not in the way you might be imagining. So let me take a step back and explain.

Sometime in January, I found myself feeling low in energy. I was fighting myself to get out of bed in the morning. My focus was on all the things I needed to do. So each morning, I forced myself to get up and out of bed, while my body clearly had other ideas. By March, the lethargy was laced with self-judgement and doubt.

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Healing With A Vote

 

Written by Jill Lauri

NYC Council Bans Wild and Exotic Animals from Circuses
Free At Last

Last week’s Vote by the NYC Council to pass Intro.1233-A, banning Wild and Exotic Animals from Circuses in NYC, did not go unnoticed by the Animal Kingdom. They send us a Roaring Paws Up!  It is a big leap towards acknowledging that Animals have a right to live free of abuse. This has ramifications for Animals, Humans, and our Planet.

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Healing With Our Environment

 

 

Together we can Save Our Environment

 

On this stormy day in Rockaway, the Animals have a message to share about Healing With Our Environment. They want to remind us that we are all interconnected at the deepest level. The Animals urge us to take a step back – to look around and see what we have created – the large harsh footprints that we have left on the Earth.

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Healing With A Roar

 

Lions deserve to Live Free from Captivity and Abuse
King of the Jungle

 

Animals can Heal us in many ways. Sometimes it is the animals that we call our pets who challenge us to be our best. Other times it is those we see from a distance, who offer us the potential for Growth and Healing. In that spirit, let me introduce you to a particular group of animals.

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