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Wild Animals Will Play With You! — Matthew Zylstra and Juliet Trail

Nature loves synchronicity…and it wants to communicate with you.

Nature heals us. Nature wants to communicate with us. Trees and birds and seals want to communicate with humans. We are they, and they are us, together!

Smooth out your energy field to let animals come close to you. They love interspecies communication. Start with noticing little movements, changes in the natural world around you. You will find acceptance, welcoming and healing.

In this week’s Connecting with Coincidence podcast, Matt Zylstra and Juliet Trail journey into the relational-reverence-reciprocity that is always there for you to experience. Listen to their beautiful stories and breathe with some trees, or house plants.

Meet Juliet and Matthew now on the Connecting with Coincidence podcast:

Juliet Trail, PhD, is the Executive Director of The Coincidence Project; her area of specialty is the connection between compassion, nature connection, and coincidences. She is also the Founding Director of Courageous Compassion Connection (C3), offering contemplative practices to diverse peoples to cultivate well-being and compassionate action. Dr. Trail is the Executive Committee Chair of the Contemplative Higher Education Alliance for Research, Teaching, and Services (C-HEARTS). She is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. She builds on 20+ years in higher education. Learn more about her on these sites:,

Matthew Zylstra is an integral ecologist and outdoor facilitator passionate about revitalizing the human-nature relationship for the health of people and the planet. He has 20+ years of international experience in research, education, and outreach. Matthew completed his MSc in Environmental Science (2005) and PhD in Conservation Ecology and Sustainability Education. His doctorate research (2014) explored how meaningful nature experiences and nature connectedness motivate pro-environmental behavior. His work has informed several global initiatives and university curricula. Matthew is currently the Principal Scientist at the Kwendalo Institute, Scientific Director for NatureFix, and Research Fellow with the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University. Learn more on these sites:,,

You can also hear Matt and Juliet on the TCP Speaker Series: “Nature Coincidences & Compassion” —

And be sure to check out all our coincidence podcasts and synchronicity podcasts here…

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