We are the Animals

We all love Animals, many of us want to help the Animals; however, we want to instill Laws and demand good treatment.

However, as Abraham stated,  “Laws are to make one feel better about what the other person is doing”…….it does not bring about true and lasting change.

What really happens is an unconscious feeding of anger and hostility, by those who feel their “rights” have been stepped on.

For real change, it must come from inside one’s own Heart, when we begin to FEEL that what is happening to the other Animals.

Basically, What is happening with the Animals is really what is happening within our OWN Consciousness……our OWN minds.  Even plainer, “If we see it, we got it.”

I teach and demonstrate how what we think, feel, and most of all, BELIEVE is what is mirrored to us throughout the Animal Kingdom…….including all the Human Animals. 

My own experience of transforming my Canine Bed and Breakfast and Animal Rescue through learning and putting into action Spiritual Principles is the foundation of AHOWAN and APITHAN.

The numerous Animals around me literally saved my Life, by demonstrating what I REALLY believed…..non-human Animals cannot lie or hide anything… Their lives transformed, as I changed my thinking. I changed my beliefs from the Human Competitive Mind to the Creative Peaceful Truth.

As I traveled the 50 states on my Harley Road King during the first and second Peregrination, this further demonstrated throughout the USA in every Ceremonial Workshop, in every Campground, Gas Station, in every State. I could not stop there, Spirit sent me to India. 

So after a second Peregrination, these Truths completely transformed a several thousand Animal Rescue or “Animal Ashram”  in less than 6 months in Lucknow, India while volunteering as the Animal Chaplain and Ashram Consultant. I provided consulting work on a 24/7 basis. I have witnessed it over and over again. Does not matter the age, race, species, country, religion……

The Spiritual Principles of  Life, or Divine Laws is the only true way to create lasting change and has been demonstrated over and over throughout Ahowan’s peregrinations across the USA, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka.

These Spiritual principles are applied and utilized throughout the Human experience by many highly respected Wisdom teachers; however, APITHAN chooses to challenge ALL Animal Lovers to put these Laws into action with ALL Species and in their work.

APITHAN chooses to show, worldwide, how when we open and accept within our Hearts the energy, behavior, and characteristics of the Animals before us…..HONESTLY, WITH FULL INTEGRITY…..Peace can and will reign.  A level of respect, gratitude, and love brings harmony into the relationship.

It is through Conscious Awareness of these Spiritual Laws being applied in a positive, uplifting way that we can all live in Peace or Peacefully Encompass All Creations Energies.

It becomes hard to deny our Oneness with any Animal when we awaken to the realization what they are mirroring to us……It IS coming from our own minds, our own beliefs.

What is really awesome……is WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE MIRROR!! Just imagine how this changes the LIVES of ALL the Animals in a LOVING and PEACEFUL way.

As each one of us awakens to our Oneness, we automatically begin healing the Animals, in a lasting permanent way that propels us into the Golden Age…… “WE ARE THE ANIMALS” LIFTING THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE WORLD…………Each One of US!! 

Indigenous Wisdom in the Modern World brings Peaceful Oneness for All

Rev MyShell Howler of http://www.ahowan.org

The Bear and the Self-Mirror

Several years back, my partner and I are staying at a house in Colorado. We are being hosted by a lovely couple in a huge “mansion” type house several miles back a gravel lane in the mountainous woods.
The wife is a soft, loving, artist, on the verge of being successful; however, must keep nursing to support them. The husband had quit his job, and is making attempts to be a motivational speaker.
We begin discussing what Ahowan teaches in our Ceremonial Workshops. How basically how ALL Animals mirror to us what we think, feel, believe, and vibrate at, whether we are conscious of it or not.
The man begins sharing with us how he had gone hunting in Alaska with a friend of his. He said witnessed a Bear swatting Its Cub ferociously, drawing blood, and that Bears are not good Mothers, they are vicious, aggressive, and very bossy. The Bear Cub had just wandered off a ways from the Mother, and was giving an unnecessary scolding, in his opinion. He asked, “What does that say about me?”

Before answering, his wife spoke up, sharing how she believes they are very caring, loving, and not at all threatening. She proceeds to tell us her story of walking in the woods, without a gun, (stopping to apologize to her husband for not listening to him) and came upon two Cubs. The one Cub climbed up a Tree, while the other ran towards Its Mother. As the Mother came approaching, she slowly back up a distance from the Tree. The Mother called out. The Cub climbed down and ran towards Its Mother.

She stated she never felt threaten, that it felt very peaceful and caring. She was glad she did not have the gun because it may have been a different experience with that energy. She showed us her brass statue of the Bear and Cubs that she was inspired to create from the experience, the very intention of why she went into the woods.

After her husband scolded her, for going into the woods without the gun, my partner and I spoke three simple words, “There you go.”

The discussion came to halt, and was not mentioned again the entire week, unless the husband was not around.

Does that make either of them bad or good? NO, it just means that is how Spirit is role-playing through them at this time. And if we see something that we do not like, when we awaken to it, we can change it.

Nature mirrors to us, exactly what we need to see about ourselves. That is how the Laws of the Universe work……..That is how the Animals are “Man’s Best Friend.” They cannot lie, put on false faces, they are simply Pure.

They do what they do because that is how much the Animals love us and want to Awaken to our True Self.

So, the question goes to you, “What do you think of Bear?”

MyShell ICrow

Our Independant Unconditional Cat-Side

As I do “Closing Ceremony” for the day, contemplating on the Integrity of Ahowan’s mission…….here is an example of what our Mission is…….”to end and prevent the cruelty to Animals”…..how?….by showing it begins inside of ourselves.

see Justice for Nicholas
Each one of us is responsible. Responsible to not hate the perpetrators, but to send him/her Love, a prayer for the Awakening of their Heart, to open and release the immense pain and suffering they must be feeling in order to carry out an act like this…….if we close our hearts to them, and send hatred, we actually feed the suffering and allow for more to be done and created.

I know this suffering, I have been there, actually causing harm to the very Animals that I loved……..and it was two very special angelic women who opened their hearts to me, said prayers for me, took my hand and led me to places (a Drumming Ceremony and Spiritual Center) that began awakening my Heart. This is where all the other Animals then took over, teaching me.

As I began healing, the Animals around me began healing……there is much more to this story; however, my question to you is……if you were suffering and in so much pain….that you were harming others……would you want someone to hate you, turn their back on you, want to kill you, or would you want someone to awaken your heart, and help you see the errors of your ways, and teach you to Love again?

To awaken and free the criminal……is to awaken and free the criminal inside of us.

The criminal will have their own karma to work through with their own divine….that is God’s job…. Not ours.

This is not saying that we have to like the act, that it is either right or wrong; however, the suffering is Universal…… And if we are seeing it, then it is in us.

This is the GIFT the Cat has given Its Life for! This can be the Gift we can help nurture. The Cat being metaphysical for Independant Unconditional Love, and in this case, not being noticed, and then brutally injured and set on fire…..well, this is directly symbolic, by Spiritual Principle, of what is happening within this perpetrator……..So, how many of us, if you really go inside and take a deep look, have not noticed our own Independant Unconditionally Loving side, beat up on it when we did, and then tried to burn it away. We have not literally demonstrated it; however, being a thought in the One Mind, through someone who is severely suffering; it has played out..

This Angel, the Cat, is an Amazing Messenger for him and for us……and deserves to be honored by hearing the deeper message.

So, for myself, I sign this petition in the Spirit of Love and Gratitude, sending prayers of healing for the perpetrator, and Divine Honor for the Cat Messenger; who has taken me, deeper inside of myself, to heal the Independent Unconditionally Loving Self, I believed was unseen, that I “beat up” on because I thought nobody loved me, and I tried to burn away.

So, in Truth……..There is Only One Life, That Life is God’s Life, That Life is Independently Loving, totally Unconditional, and though it seems to hide behind all Eyes, It is seen through these very Eyes, seeing and knowing all it has Created. Therefore, I know the Truth of us all is Unconditional Love, and for that I am grateful.

MyShell #ICrow

Being Like Whale

“Affirmations are a way for the Human Animal to claim their Goodness, and feel It within their beingness.”  ICrow

“We cannot say that one thought is creative while another is not. We must say that all thought is creative, according to the nature, impulse, emotion or conviction behind the thought.” Ernest Holmes


When we speak with our voice, we are using vibrations. It is much like taking a pebble and dropping it into a pool of water. The Water creates a ripple goes out, then eventually ripples back toward us. The more we throw a pebble into the water, the more ripples that go out, and the more these ripples come back to us.

If we are standing in communion the Water, we can feel the ripples go out and come back to us. If, however, at the same time we throw a pebble into the Water, we move our body, the ripple becomes more of a Wave. If we throw our whole body into the Water, the more of a wave It creates, and the stronger the wave coming back to us.

The Water is the Creative Field, the Stone if our affirmation and movement of the Water is the emotional vibrations we feel when we think and speak our affirmation. As one can tell, the vibrations add to the waving action that will come back to us. This is how we need to speak our Truth of what it is we want to experience.

If, when we speak an affirmation of goodness and we are not feeling the goodness, then what is the vibration being sent out? It is much like tossing a stone into the water but not moving the body, or jumping in with it. The vibration is not very strong, it will ripple, but very weakly and it takes long time to come back us.

However, if we speak an affirmation of being joyous, and we feel that joy, then the vibration sent out is that of a stone and a moving body. The result becomes much stronger, and the ripple becomes a joyous wave that comes back much stronger.

Just imagine a Whale when it breeches the Ocean surface creates a huge wave that goes out. It uses Its entire body with full vitality. The stronger the breech, the stronger the wave. Be like a Whale and breech through your Consciousness to create the Wave of Life you want to come back to you.

This is how we speak our affirmations. We can choose to commune with Water, leap our entire body as the affirmation, and send tidal waves out of what we want to come back to us. Be the Whale, breeching through your Ocean with your entire body, and let the Ocean of Life bring you a Tsunami. Remember, the Ocean of Life can only bring you what you put in.


I speak my Goodness with my entire body vibrating at the Wave I wish to return to me.

MyShell #ICrow

Creating Dogs, Kittens and Deers

“That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves.”  The Gospel of Thomas


“There is the manner in which Nature creates-It contemplates. As a result of Its contemplation, It lets fall the seed of its thought into the Universal Subjective which being Law, produces the object thought about.”  Ernest Holmes

In the realm of Nature we live in, there are many Laws which govern us. For some, this can be overwhelming, so they choose to just live as if they are victims of these Laws. Many of us have for years, thought to ourselves.”This is just the way it is,”

It is true, it is the way it is; however, we were not created to be victims, we were created to be co-creators. All the Laws work equally no matter who we are.

We have the Law of Arithmetic, we use this Law either in a good creative way, or we can misuse it, it can be destructive. Have you ever “misused” it and found your checkbook a mess? We have a Law of Gravity, we use it every day and yet, if we misuse it, it can be destructive. The Law of electricity when used correctly is useful and if we misuse it, it is destructive. You get the idea.

There is a Law of cause and effect. Just like all Laws of Nature, we can use this Law to be a victim or a creator. It is our choice of Freewill we have been given. However, when we notice our lives are not where we want them to be, we can take a look at how we are using this Law. What are we giving the Universe to bring back to us. What are the primary thoughts, beliefs and feelings we are “dropping as seeds.”


Using an analogy of the Animals, let us say a Dog is pregnant and the seeds inside of her are growing. She has been nurturing them, feeding them, watering them, and allowing them to grow inside of her. She is ready to give birth. Will she give birth to a litter of Cats? No. Similarly, a pregnant Cat is not going to give birth to a Deer. What is placed in the Law is what is birthed

So, if you are walking around your life worrying or fearing something, what do you expect the Universe to bring to you? It is like impregnating a Dog and expecting to get Kittens.You are placing seeds of what you fear into the womb.

Our thoughts are the seeds of our life, If you do not like what you are harvesting, let us try using different thoughts, and send some different seeds into the womb, into the soil, into the Universe. It is a Law, we are using it everyday, we can choose to be creative, or destructive.


I choose to use the Creative Process wisely with thoughts of positive growth

MyShell #ICrow

One with All

“In the beginning, God” Bible

“There is One Infinite Mind which of necessity includes all that is, whether it is the intelligence of man, the life in the animal, or the invisible Presence which is God. In it we learn to have a spiritual sense of things.”  Dr. Ernest Holmes

There is only One Power, One Presence, One God. Every major religion agrees on this. God is not a person, a place, or a mountain top experience. God is the energy, the Intelligence that animates through and as all of Life. God is the perfect guidance of both the Owl and the Mouse and the experience of the catch. God is every planet, God is the Sun, and God is the experience of all of them rotating around. God is the Intelligence that is orchestrating it all.

Now, with all that being said, we can all agree on this and the beauty of feeling the Oneness. Now, what happens within you when I share that God is also the Spider, the Cockroach, the Flea or a blood-sucking Tick. God is also the hurricane, the tornado, the burglar and the drug addict.

There is only One Life, and that Life is Love, Life, and Spirit within each and every Animal, which includes the Human and non-Human Animals. God does not distinguish Itself from any living Animal whether we consider It Good, or Bad, whether we like it of dislike it or Love it or hate it.

What I ask you now is, what is it about the Animal that is making you feel uncomfortable. What I find is that is a part of yourself that you have not embraced and seen the True Beauty in. Do not get me wrong, I did not say you had to like it; however, I did say that you have not seen the beauty in it, or come to a full compassionate understanding of the demonstration of God that it is.

So, going back to the Cockroach, when I asked on lady, “What is it about the Cockroach that makes you uncomfortable. I hear, “They are dirty, and you can never seem to get rid of them” I ask her if she ever gets dirty? does she ever allow herself to get dirty? I ask her if she has embraced how resilient she truly is. Basically, I share the true Divine characteristics of the Cockroach, and asked her to take them inside of herself and become One with them.

If it is all God, and God does not exclude any part of Itself, then that is what Oneness is all about.


Please affirm with yourself: I am One with all of LIfe, I embrace all parts of myself, loving the beauty of what it demonstrates.

MyShell Howler RScP, OAC

18 Nov 2014/Sacred Cow and Dog

So as I go out onto the street of Mall Ave, here in Lucknow, of Uttar Pradesh, India to feed what I call a Prayerful Feeding for the Street Dogs, I hear a Cow “mooing”. It sounds almost distressful. I cannot help but walk down the street to “see” what is happening.
It is standing in the street, seeming to took for something. As I approach the Cow, It starts to walk toward me as if It knows I have food. It is sensing that I want to connect, and that I am of no harm.
Now, the “Queen” street dog of this territory, “Chameli” sees me, and knows I have food, and she come running to me. As I try to give the Cow a biscuit, she begins to bark in attack toward the Cow. I give her a gentle correction and offer her a biscuit, and then give the Cow a biscuit. I then begin walking back to the normal feeding sight. The Cow and Chameli begin following me. As I offer another biscuit to each this begin a game of offering to both. It become a offering of gratitude to both the Sacred Mother that nurtures us, and the Faithful Dog that offers us Father-like Protection, and the Unconditional Love that the balance of the two as One give us.
Just then, a motorcycle approaches. Upon this motorcycle is a man and boy. They stop next to us and the boy gets off, making loud noises toward Chameli to scare her off. I acknowledge them with a Namaste, and the boy approaches the Cow. I understand this is their Cow, and they are wanting her to return home so they can milk her very engorged teets. The man bows with a Yes and the boy walks over to the Cow smacking her across the face. The Cow closes her eyes in a wince and turns her head. The voice in me hollers out, “No, No….what is that for? Why do you smack her?” The man says some words to the boy and moves the motorcycle over by him, and passes the Cow toward the direction they need to travel. The boy looks at me, and then get on the motorcycle. The man then offers mooing noises to the Cow, and the Cow begins to follow them. As they go around the bend in the road, the boy keeps turning to look at me, in wonder.
I continue to set up the feeding mandala for the Dogs, calling Chameli back in, and contemplating the teaching lesson that we all just received through these Animals.
If one smacks the Sacred Cow, and scares off the Father Protector, they will run off or bite you. However, if you treat them kindly, with sacredness they will follow you anywhere, care for you, offering all they have.
We have a choice in what we teach our children. We have a choice in how we treat the Sacred Beings of our Creator. If we are kind, gentle, and offer in a sacred loving way, they will come and respond in this same way. If we are aggressive or scary, they get aggressive back or run away.
We are responsible to teach and more importantly demonstrate to our Children these Truths. Especially if we want them to live in a better world that we all keep “talking” about wanting.
What we put out to the world is what the world gives back to us. In this world, maybe some of us Adults need to learn and live them ourselves, the children will follow and the world will be a much better place for all Animals.
Myshell Howler, Outreach RScP, OAC

13 Nov 2014/Wasp and Butterfly

My husband, Ron, has been ill almost all of his stay in India. What they say about India, “It cannot give you what you do not already have inside you.” Also, “If there is anything inside you that you have not dealt with, it will come forward and, here in India, it will be intensified.
So, here we are, in Lucknow, India. My husband has gone back to the United States once already, where he got healthy, after contracting an illness he did not know he had till he got there. He just knew he could not take India any longer, and needed to go.
Upon his return, two months later, he immediately received a reoccurrence of the MRSA upon stepping into the Animal Ashram I had been volunteering at for several months. We leave, knowing that his health is more important, and that my work there is done.
Then, after just recovering from the MRSA, he contracts another illness. This time it is with a mosquito-borne illness, I had previously written about. (See Mosquito) Then, yet again, he contracts an illness now from the waters and food through poor hygiene. Amobeosis is the name. Once we touch base with what the Spiritual Cause is at that time, he gets better. He feels great for a day or two, then something irritates or angers him, it takes no time at all till his fever comes back and he is ill again, stomach cramps and all.
So, one can imagine, being his wife, and the Spiritual Leader of our non-profit organization, I can easily dip into the guilt of feeling “responsible” for his being here, “responsible” for his getting ill. Even when he tells me, “I’ve come willingly, and this is part of my journey.” At the same time, I feel the guilt emotions of, “Drop what you are doing, and go back to the States with him, you are his wife.”
So, with all this having been shared, we now go back to the Wasp and the Butterfly. The day before this latest strike of my husband’s illness, we were having a conversation about going to Varanasi. This is a trip we have been attempting to make for many months. for me, it is about fulfilling a promise to come back. As we are talking, a very large Wasp comes flying in the room. Ron begins to panic, and I calmly state……it will fly in, and fly right back out, please do not disturb it. The Wasp does exactly that, It flys by us, goes to the window, circles around and flys right back out the door. The Wasp is a symbol of independent feminine energy. and staying in determined focus on the task at hand. Er go right back to our task at hand, discussing about our trip, and our mission of carrying out the vision.
The very next day, Ron is back in the bed. I, however, instead of getting disappointed and reacting to the lower vibrations, stay positive in knowing his health and wholeness. I begin writing for prayer support from several prayer partners. As I leave the room, determined to stay positive, I step out of the room to see a beautiful orange Butterfly resting at the doorstep. Orange being the color or of Joy, and the Sacral Chakra; and the Butterfly begin a symbol of Transformative Flight, I know that I have come to a beautiful place in our journey here. I ask the Butterfly if I can take Its picture. Then, just after taking the picture, I hear the Butterfly share with me that I have received Its message, and It takes off to fly to the garden.
The more I stay in a positive uplighting feeling of Joy, keeping the vibrations in this higher state, the more quickly the illness will pass. Within several hours, my husband is back to feeling much better, and all the anger from before has completely dissipated.
So, instead of feeding the illness and giving it power, with our anger, disappointment, and worry, we have begun transforming it, and giving it Wings of Joy, sending it back to the garden to bring us fertile growth, beauty, and balance with our determination stay focused on the message it bring us.
MyShell Howler, RScP, OAC