by Shakti Thompson
On Thursday right before our fire ceremony I looked out of the window while getting my coat on. I looked over the pond and wondered what kind of a new duck was on the pond. Then I stood there and kept watching and discovered very quickly that the odd duck was actually an otter. We started our fire ceremony a little later because everybody who came first had to do some otter watching. It was very exciting seeing him catching big bull frogs and then eating them. He did not get disturbed by us and kept on with his happy business. He was just catching frogs and fish one after the other. Two days later he showed up again and I was able to get some good pictures of him. He is such a beautiful fellow. We hope the river otter stays for a while or comes to visit again soon. We are all very happy and feel blessed for the wildlife around us.
began her studies with Sri Kaleshwar in 2000 and served full- time at his ashram in Penukonda, India for many years. Following Sri Kaleshwar’s instructions, she moved to the US to help manage the Divine Lineage Healing Center in Laytonville, CA and has been helping take care of the Center ever since. One of Kirsten’s many dharmic works is overseeing the Center’s charitable outreach programs in Mendocino County which provide essentials for those in need within one of the poorest counties in California.