January-February 2017

by Ann BeechingSwan Dreaming

oil on canvas, 30 by 40 inches
by Ann Beeching

As children neared adulthood in many ancient cultures, they were sent on a quest to connect to their power animal that would guide and support them in life. For nearly 25 years Ann Beeching has been painting personal sacred animal companion paintings for her clients. Her paintings assist in remembering and seeing the potential in our relationship with an animal that has come into our life in a dream or meditation. Ann says “the swan in the relationship is supporting the young woman to dream of her own potential, to grow her wings to begin something new in the world. Tiny mermaids dart joyfully through the water. They remind her to see the joy below the surface. Water makes life possible on Earth, and the moon often represents the deep feminine spirit of regeneration and compassion. See more of Ann’s work at annbeeching.com.

CONTENTS
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Seeking Shelter
Personal renewal in times of upheaval.
DIANA J. ENSIGN
Stones
A poem.
MARK TRELA
Invocation for a New Year
Aspirations for 2017.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY
Seed of Hope
A poem.
MONA LOUISE BROWN
Active Dreaming the Heartland
Learning to hear, heed, and honor dream messages.
TERESA VASQUEZ
Final Tribute
A poem.
MARY PLACE GODSEY
Dreaming with Intention
Sleeping and waking in ancient light.
NORMANDI ELLIS
Revelation
A poem.
KARYL MURSCHEL
The Sidhe
Join them in creating a new world.
ANN BEECHING
Cocoon Time
Discover peace and power within.
KELLEY KELSEY
Indiana S.R. 37
A poem.
CHRISTOPHER STOLLE
Death & Dying
How to begin the conversation.
JULIANNE MIRANDA
Death Stings in Staccato
A poem.
DENISE C. BUSCHMANN
Hastening the Inevitable
Indiana has no aid-in-dying options.
CARROL KRAUSE
Black Ice
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN

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