As a THANK YOU for everyone who joined in the 2014 Healing with Horse Tele-Summit
, the Healing Herd has this wonderful parting message
that encourages you to ask:
"What am I ready to shed so that I may serve joyfully alongside of horses, shining my HeartLight into the Darkness, uplifting Humanity through the Heart of Horse???"
Then discover a two-part process to Shed Your Shield
of outdated patterns with the help of horses!
Here's what Serendipity has to share with you... Please share!
What's your "favorite" shield?
What are you ready to shed?
How do the horses help you release outdated patterns?
See related video: Shining Your HeartLight with Horses
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On a recent afternoon, three of my herd were out for a neighborhood ride, my husband and a friend astride Seren and Frolic, while I urged Charm forward on the road. A variety of topics flitted through the conversation until anger and forgiveness took a turn.
In that moment, all three horses stopped and left piles of manure on the road. All three- exactly at once.
"Wow, that was an unusual coincidence," I noted to my friends.
Knowing that hidden among innocent equine behavior is often a message, I asked, “What was I just saying?”
My friend repeated, “You just said- you don’t have much to forgive.”
Ah, yes, I had just said that...and for a moment, I wondered about the deeper meaning of the horse’s pooping in unison. And then the conversation took another direction and I have to admit, I didn’t think much about it again.
That is, until a few days later when atop Charm, walking down the street, alone this time, she came to the same spot in the road, and yes, you guessed it, pooped again.
This I noticed, so I quieted my mind to tune in to her.
“As emphasis,” she said, “to remind you.”
“Remind me of what,” I queried?
“Of forgiveness!,” she clarified.
“But I don’t feel I have much to forgive,” I repeated to her my thought from the other day.
“Well, you could start by forgiving yourself. You are awfully hard on yourself, you know,” she suggested.
“Indeed, you are right on that account,” I agreed.
“And then you could try forgiving this moment for not being perfect,” she offered.
Huh?, that was an unusual thing to say, I thought. But as I pondered for a moment, I did indeed become aware of the things I had been noticing which were less than “ideal.” A cloudy sky, a chilly breeze, a walk which I wished were a trot.
So I did as she suggested, breathing into my heart and offering a little forgiveness for this moment, in all of it’s imperfection.
And in the next breathe, I found that the moment became more perfect
. My heart softened, opened, becoming more warm, more grateful to be aware of that very moment in all it’s beauty.
And the deep wisdom of Charm’s simple statement pierced through me. Yes- indeed! Why not practice forgiving the moment for not being perfect, for in doing so, it becomes more perfect instantly, aligning us with Grace and Ease.
I thanked Charm for opening my eyes to the value of forgiving even that which seems not to need forgiving, for in that moment, we open to the Truth surrounding us: That all is Perfect!
Under the light of the August full moon, emboldened by the sparkling Perseid Meteor shower, join with the Herd on a sacred journey to embody your Magnificence!
Aug 13th 2011, Littleton, CO, 6-9 pm,
$20 includes dinner
A part of the Heart of Horse Festival!
Long, long ago, Horses agreed to uplift humanity, to remind you of Who You Really Are
. Their deepest desire is to spark in you
an ancient remembrance of your Unity with all that is.
The time has come to remember this Truth and horses wish to be your guide forward to the next stage of consciousness- the Divine Human
And yet, there is fear…fear of failure. So many times before we have failed to reach our hoped for destination- where body & soul combine into one beautiful essence on the earthly plane.
And so we hold back from our Greatness…for fear of what would happen if we, once more, try to shine our Light fully.
Yet, NOW is the time to dissolve this fear that holds us back from reaching our true potential as Souls living in Human bodies. Now is the time to release what no longer serves so we may reach toward our destiny as Divine Humans!
And riding the energies of our dear friend, Horse, united together under the moon-filled sky, to the sacred sounds of drumming and hoofbeats, we shall go on a mystical journey to reclaim our Wholeness.
- You’ll discover which aspect of the Divine Masculine
- your pure power to create- wishes to return to you.
- You’ll be embraced by a portion of your inner Divine Feminine
who wants to join with you to manifest your heart’s desires.
- And you’ll connect with a facet of your Divine Child
who eagerly wishes to power your creations with awe, wonder, and imagination.
Once returned from your journey of self discovery, you’ll embark on a voyage to embody
your new gifts in the comfort of community
By integrating your new energies into your body, through group ritual, movement, and sound
, you’ll anchor your gifts into your own essence, leaving with a richly felt
empowerment to more fully create your heart’s desires.For when you live fearlessly from your heart, you touch everyone in your path, inspiring them to make bold, heart-ful choices. And that is how we will make our way to the Divine Human, one heart-filled choice at a time.
Let horse be your companion on this most sacred passage, lifting you into your greatness, where your Light can be a beacon for all of humanity to find it’s way Home!
Join the Magic! Spaces limited.
Grab your ticket now at http://www.heartofhorse.com/
Aug 13th 2011, Littleton, CO, 6-9 pm, $20 includes dinner
Your Full Moon Journey is facilitated by:Jennifer Oikle, Ph.D
., Relatinship Psychologist, Reiki Master, and Equine-Inspired HealerJackie Ashley, MA
, Somatic Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist, and Equine PsychotherapistWith Special Guests
of Silver Owl Healing Arts,James Galusha
of Holographic Love Ministries, andRebecca Hilton
, Celtic songstress and yoga instructor
Ready to be touched by the Heart of Horse?
Join in the Festival- Sat or Sun Aug 13 or 14,
right before the full moon event.
Accessing Your Essence with Co-Creative Help from Horse
In preparation for our upcoming playshop: Uncovering Your Essence- A Co-Creative Painting Party with Horse
, my gorgeous goddess Charm and I had our own painting party this weekend.
As usual for our time spent in the company of Horse, the gifts bestowed were many, powerful, and often unexpected.
To begin our journey into mindful co-creation, I started by tuning into the energy systems (charkas) of myself and my horse partner with a simple question:What symbol or energy wants to be expressed in this area now?
When standing in Sacred Space with horse, with a still mind and open heart, our inner vision often becomes startlingly clear, offering to us the perfect image to heal our energy blockages
and strengthen our systems.
In this unique creativity experience, the image that arose was painted upon the living Canvas of Horse
. Through the focus required to paint the symbol, your intention remains strong- inviting the energy to manifest clearly. And interestingly, I discovered that by breathing life into the energy of the symbol for me, Charm was helping to ground and hold the new energy so that I could anchor it into my own body more easily.
Chakra after chakra I went, discovering the perfect symbols to support me in anchoring my own Essence into my body at this time.
The most unexpected symbol came for the heart chakra-
while one always ex
pects a heart image, what came was different- initially.
As I closed my eyes, one hand upon my heart, the other upon Charm’s, I tuned into a green dollar sign, filled with the emotion of generosity, along with the knowing that as abundance flows, we can become more generous with our service of others because we are unimpeded by lack.
As I started to paint the top S of the dollar sign, I quickly recognized that the top part was the same as the first half of a heart. I giggled with the realization that my symbol was about to become a dollar sign joined with a heart. And instead of the slashes through the dollar sign, there were lightening bolts, symbolizing the power inherent when we are grounded in heartful, love-filled prosperity and abundance. A lovely ah-ha for me!
“How clever,” I thought, as I thanked Charm for helping me see
before my very eyes and feel
this new insight on a deep level. I knew in that moment that this special symbol would be an important one for me to use in subsequent meditations.
Another surprise was the discovery that the symbols energetically flowed into each other
, building upon the last in unique and powerful ways, that would quickly become a dance that Charm and I could do together- bringing us closer to our combined perfection.
In fact, that was just what we did! Once the living canvas of my Essence, inspired with Charm’s help, was complete- together we activated the energy with combined movement in the round pen.
Seeing the images flowing by, embodied by the power of Horse,
activated the energi
es in my own body and awareness on a whole new level.
Completing the energetic masterpiece by sitting atop my steed, I allowed Charm to help me invite these new energies into every cell and every level of my being
, breathing in my own essence, made more powerful now, with the help of Horse!
See what new energies & symbols Horse wants you to help you embody! July 9th
If you’d like to uncover your Essence with the co-creative help of Horse, join us for our next Wisdom Horse Playshop, July 9th, 10:30-1, only $25! At the Happily Ever After Healing Horse Ranch, NE Parker, CO.
Spaces limited. Grab your spot here: Wisdom Horse Meetuphttp://www.meetup.com/Healing-Circles-at-the-Ranch/events/17486594/
For months now, the horses have been trying to get me to focus.
It started with a shamanic journey vision where I felt the pure power of focused intent when I sat astride a gorgeous white horse. Galloping together, I sensed the powers of manifestation that become available when our thoughts & feelings combine and stay focused on a heart-felt vision.
I was inspired by the uplifting vision, yet still, I ignored it. There were parts of myself that simply weren't ready to stand fully in my power...so I continued on, with a blurry vision, distracting myself in ingenious ways.
Till the other week, when I hopped on our 2 year-old Jaren, with the intent of simply having Greg walk us to the arena. For the first time ever, I asked him to walk us alongside of Frolic. The four of us made our way down the little slope to the arena, not terribly focused.
In a flash, Jaren tripped and fell all the way down in front. Bareback and unprepared, I slid up onto the middle of his neck. For a moment, his head was so close to the ground that I could have just stepped off his neck, no worse for the wear.
But I didn't react quickly enough.
Trying to decide the best course of action, I didn't act at all. That is, until Greg's screaming broke the fog, "Get off! Get off! Get off!!!"
So I bailed, at just the moment when Jaren flung his neck up trying to get on his feet. I flew a few feet to the side, landing on my hip, sliding to a stop in the gravel.
The physical effect? Massive road rash accompanied by the worst bruise I've ever had. OUCH!
Stunned, I walked off the pain and nausea in small circles as the 2 horses stood staring at me with concern in their eyes.
Not my best moment. For a few days, as I cringed with pain every time I moved, I was tempted to chalk it up to being an accident
, Jaren being 2 years old and all.
But given that Frolic herself had tripped and fallen to her knees with me a few months previously (luckily I didn't come off then), I knew better than to tune out
Instead, through meditative journeying, I tuned in to the soul level
to discover the meaning of this "accident." What I discovered was my next lesson on the effect of Focus.
Yup, the trip had indeed happened due to a lapse in focus- on all of our parts.
Distracted, it was easy for Jaren, whose uncoordinated youth combined with a bumpy slope to create disaster. And we, the humans, had not supported him by creating the environment to help him focus.
My guides thought that this incident could be a "sharp reminder"
of the physical effects of a lack of focus
. Sharp for sure!, I laughed. It was skin penetrating!
With the pain and discolored bruise, my guides hoped to help awaken me from my self-enforced fog of unfocused-ness.Sometimes, some of us need more than a gentle prod, when we've ignored the earlier, more subtle suggestions.
But still, given that this was the second time a horse went down with me, I wondered if there was something deeper, so I pressed for more.
What I saw was a past life I shared with Jaren. It was a long time ago, a Mongolian lifetime and we were riding at the end of a caravan traveling up a snowy mountain, in the dark. In this vision, Jaren showed me that he was so tired. We both were.
And, in a sleepy moment of unfocused attention, Jaren's foot slipped off the path- with disastrous effects. We both fell over the side of the mountain, falling, end over end, to our freezing deaths.
Then Jaren brought my attention to our hips- a place we both have chronic pain. He showed me that the rotating fall down the mountain created misalignment and pain in that lifetime. That pain pattern- which was currently manifested in his right hind and was also the same hip I bruised, was still somehow related to a lack of focus in this life.
I got the sense that the fall in this lifetime, in addition to highlighting the need for increased focus, was also meant to bring forward a past life pattern, one with current life symptoms, which needed healing- for us both.
What an unexpected gift!
So, I stood with Jaren and tuned into the healing space. I allowed what wanted to happen to unfold, a mix of tending to his body with energy and tuning into mine, with healing hand positions and stretching. I was asked to hold the intention of "unraveling" on many occasions. Then I sat upon him and walked, allowing the shifts in our systems to be anchored together.
As we walked in circles, I became aware of a figure 8 pattern of energy that wanted to connect our hearts. It was drawn, coming up from his heart, diagonal through mine, up over my head, crossing diagonally down through mine and into his again- repeatedly. I allowed this connection to settle in deeply, breathing in the bliss.This is an energetic connection you can use with your horse too- anytime you want to become united, heart to heart.
Afterward, Jaren appeared more sound in the hind end on the lunge then he has for quite some time. And the pain in my body felt eased, creating a more natural straightness.
Of course, I was left in awe of the amazing opportunities that underlie what seemed to be an "accident." A grand reminder to us all that there are so many gifts waiting to be claimed when we take a moment to go deeper into whatever life presents, even when it's painful!
Readers: What unexpected gift or lesson did you find within an "accident"? How have horses helped you discover the power of focus? Please share!
Ready to put the Power of Focus to work in your life? Stay tuned for a brand new offering: Manifesting Your Heart's Desires, brought to you by a Wizard Horse! Coming soon!
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