Christmas has been a time of many lessons this year, and I expect events to continue to teach me for some time to come. However, the first lesson of enlightenment has been the most powerful. For while we are all so busy expressing joyousness towards each other with our human hearts, I have felt a new form of unconditional love coming from beyond the veil between our worlds. One which has saved me. It comes from our animal spirits, and I am in awe of this force for good. These spirits don’t need to speak our language because they communicate with a love and understanding which comes direct from Mother Earth herself. Remember, the animals were here before us. Never has the veil felt thinner to me, and this in itself was one of the greatest gifts I’ve received in a long time.