Fall 2010 Newsletter

In This Issue

Hello Wonderful Friends
Kitty Angel
The Grace of Grief & Exuberance of Joy
In Person Consultations at Camp Unleashed
Article in Villager Voice Magazine
Funny Photo

Hello Wonderful Friends!

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Dear Friends,

May you be showered by the beautiful colors of autumn and dance freely like the falling leaves.

There have been many changes in my life this past summer and more are ahead this autumn. All good, some sad, some joyful. So, there is much to share with you today.

First, if you've been receiving my newsletter for some time, you may have noticed that this one is personalized with your name. And hopefully it's accurate. But, if I have accidentally misspelled your name, or you prefer a different greeting, please let me know so that I can correct it. If you see "Dear Friends" in the greeting then you may have signed up for my newsletter without me having your contact information. Please let me know your name and I will correct this so that your greeting is personalized.

Also, I am going to me moving this Fall and my email address will be changing. If you have been using the email address on my website: rain@rainhummingbird.com then you're all set. However, if you have been using my old personal email address: rainhummingbird@charter.net, please update your address book to rain@rainhummingbird.com because the old email will be inactivated shortly. Thank you!

Finally, I have a new Blog! I'm very excited to share information, stories, humor and inspiration with you via my blog. (More info about that in the sidebar). Wishing you joy and many blessings, Rain.

Wishing you many blessings, Rain

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Kitty Angel

Siggy

My beautiful black panther kitty, Siggy (whom I often called Panther), crossed over a few weeks ago. It was a smooth and easy transition for him, with assistance. He’s home now and I’m grateful that he no longer has the burden of his physical body. Sig's process of leaving was ongoing for some time and his slow but steady decline had been very difficult for me to watch at times. I had been grieving him leaving for several months. So in some ways, there was some sense of relief in his passing.

Panther was, is, my shaman (the healer/the medicine man). We had a very deep and special, very magical, connection. He is the one who first brought me the message that I would be doing this animal communication work for others. We have had many other great journeys and adventures together. He has been a very powerful teacher in my life and I will share more of our stories with you soon.

I feel tremendous comfort in knowing that our connection lives on; and certainly my adoration and love for him is eternal. So there is much joy among the sadness.

Siggy was exquisite in his black velvet body; the most beautiful black panther kitty that ever was and ever will be… I used to tell him that all the time.

A friend sent me the sweetest kitty angel poem. Please click to read my blog post, "Poem-Whiskered Angel Going Home".

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The Grace of Grief & Exuberance of Joy

Rain and Siggy, animal communicatorAfter Siggy's passing in August, just four months after my dog Syra had crossed over in April, I had a heavy heart one day and mentioned to a friend that I felt as though I had been grieving for months, which I had. She said: "Thank goodness for the grace of grief, that it doesn't all come at once."

She's a wise friend. I do feel blessed that I love my animals so deeply and that I can feel the sadness of their losses. It is a process that, thankfully, takes time. If you missed my previous article about "Caring for Yourself During Grief" and would like to read more, please click here.

It is also a wonderful relief to be able to feel incredible joy and exuberance in my life, despite the intermittent periods of sadness. I am blessed in so many ways. My work with you is one of the great joys in my life. Truly! You and your animals enrich my life in a way that I have no words to describe. My prayer for you is that your life will be blessed with all of the joy, beauty, love and abundance that you so truly deserve. I hope you know, down to your toes, how healing it is to all of us, all beings, that you are here right now on this planet radiating your love light.

In loving gratitude,

Rain

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In Person Consultations at Camp Unleashed

Rain at Camp UnleashedEat, Sniff, Play!

Camp Unleashed is an amazing opportunity for people and their dogs to play and roam freely on 4-day weekend retreats in nature. These fun doggie vacations are available in the Bershires and western North Carolina.

I will be doing in person consultations at Camp Unleashed near Asheville, NC September 24 and 25. This session is full. However, they're planning another one for May, 2011 and already have several spots reserved.

Please check out their website for more details about their offerings: www.campunleashed.net.

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Article in Villager Voice Magazine

Rain HummingbirdA recent article about my work appeared in Villager Voice Magazine.

To read the article, please click here and flip to page 28.

 

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Funny Photo

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