Monday, December 15, 2014

Multidimensional Healing with Horses: What Level Does the Issue REALLY Need Resolution On?

Recently I was reminded that there is SO much more going on in our relationships with horses than meets the eye OR the conscious mind.

In fact, together as a pair, horses & humans, may hold the key to healing EACH OTHER, in deep & profound ways, which are often not realized or discussed.

Many of you may recall me writing recently about how over the past few years I had begun carrying an unreasonable level of fear around the horses, which was healed and released during my summer trip to CA.

For months afterward, I was calm and relaxed around the horses. It was such a relief!

Then I noticed the nervousness start to creep slowly back in. Honestly, I was sort of bummed, like, "Hey, I healed that! What NOW?!!!"

Layers of the onion, darling. Layers!

But this time I was in for an interesting surprise about the underlying cause of the fear.  Let me share with you what I discovered....because it shows that healing, for ourselves, our horses, and our clients, may need to be created on multiple levels of reality!


On a regular day like any other, I went out to the paddocks to fetch my friend Legacy. He's the stately black gelding, that due to several weird mishaps last year, I carry more of the fear around.

Legacy, left, and his little sis, Gem

As we casually walked back up toward the house, I suddenly became aware of what I might call a "premonition," for lack of a better phrase. Out of the blue, I just started to feel like if I rode the horse today, I might break my leg. I thought that was a silly idea, so I tried to push it aside, as we continued to the house.

But my attention kept being drawn to my RIGHT LEG, with an unmistakeable danger signal, that came with a spike of anxiety.

Still, I thought, "That is just silly, I really need to ride this horse today. He needs exercise!"

So, I tried to ignore this flashing red light, as I started grooming dear Legacy, who was eating hay, just as normal.

Halfway through the grooming ritual, I heard a shout in my head: "DON'T RIDE HIM TODAY!"


"Ok, well, NOW you have my attention," I thought, as I decided that maybe, my life and my leg really weren't worth taking a risk, given this particular gelding's history of sometimes unpredictable behavior.

So I slowed down and got curious, really curious about what was happening to me.

So slow in fact, that I sat down on a chair in front of Legacy and got super quiet.

In the stillness, a story flashed into my mind from another time and space. Slowly at first and then faster, the details became more and more clear.

In a previous lifetime, I saw myself with a horse, this same horse in fact, in a cold and snowy climate. As a mother with a small infant, I was away from home and it was nearing dark. I needed to get the baby home quickly before it got even colder.

And so I hopped onto my horse, carrying the baby in front of me, and pressed the horse onward through the darkening and slick, tree-lined paths towards home.  It was snowing and I strongly urged the horse on faster, hoping to make it before nightfall.

But tragically, there was ice. Around one treacherous turn, the horse slipped and fell, crushing my right leg beneath him as he rolled. I also hit my head, dying instantly. The baby died too, not from the fall, but overnight from the cold. A rescue party did not find us until the next morning, when the horse was wrongfully blamed for the accident, which did not bode well for his future.

As these memories unfolded, they came with tears. In fact, sobbing tears of sadness and grief flowed through my body, helping me accept that I was indeed, NOT, making this up! I stood and hugged Legacy's side, until the emotion eventually completed itself.

FULLY FEELING a Body-Stored Memory has the POWER to RELEASE IT from Cellular Memory.

And so I did not hold back.

Once the emotion subsided, Legacy showed me that he too held emotions from this time and place. He showed me matching sadness and grief. He was a loving and devoted steed and he never meant any harm to come to us. He was horrified with the outcome, losing trust in himself and human judgement.

Unexpectedly, he also showed me anger. He was ANGRY at me, frustrated, because he KNEW he shouldn't go that fast, that it wasn't safe. But he also wanted to please me, so he did what was told.

And so we stood, horse & human, and allowed the emotions to be witnessed and processed.

Legacy, during our walk that day,
with a relaxed lip, trauma released!
When we were finished, I got the internal go-ahead to take Legacy for a hand walk down the road, with the understanding that in MOVEMENT, we would complete the releasing process for the body.

And so we walked side by side, to ground in a new reality, in both of our bodies.

About halfway to the stop sign at the end of the road, Legacy stopped, licked & chewed, and pooped, a sign that the trauma was released and this layer of our healing was now complete!

We walked home, lighter and brighter, with a new understanding of our connection, which for the first time, I realized crossed time and space.

I felt a deeper realization that as beings, horses and humans often hold the keys of healing, FOR EACH OTHER, in ways that we oftentimes are unaware of when
we choose our new equine partners.

And yet that mutual healing remains available to be claimed in perfect divine timing. In fact, in the weeks that followed this experience, my anxiety once again diminished and I went back to enjoying my equine friends fear-free.

Legacy & I enjoying our connection after the healing

I share this story with you because these past life connections to present life issues, in our relationships with horses, has come up many times for me and my horses in the past few years.

As a result, I have come to understand that these unconscious woundings from another time & place are at the root of many more issues than most of us may realize.  

Sometimes these wounds are shared from lifetimes that you and your horses have been together in. And sometimes, it may be that you OR your horse carry the energetic memories that need to be cleared for well-being to be restored to your relationship.

Of course, many issues come from our previous experiences in THIS lifetime, for both ourselves and our horses.

But when persistent or perplexing issues arise, that don't seem to have a logical seed in our known experience, many times, that's because it's coming from another time & place!

I have been delighted to recover past life memories that I have shared with just about ALL of my horses. Proving to me that time and again, love knows NO BOUNDS.

As beings who have loved each other before, our horses often choose to find us again in this lifetime. Sometimes so they can help us heal, sometimes so we can help each other heal, and sometimes just to LOVE AGAIN.

Legacy, the same Noble Steed he's been in other lifetimes!

Our horses can also be adept at helping our clients heal past life memories, just as effectively as they can heal issues from this life. Having an awareness that this may be relevant can take your healing sessions to another level of multidimensional healing! Of course, the horses always know and can be working on this level, even if we aren't aware of it!

So,  for any issue, for yourself, your horse(s), or your clients, it's useful to ask the question:
Where is the CORE of this issue?
Is this issue mine, yours, or OURS?
Ask for & allow healing to take place all the way back to the VERY CORE of the ISSUE, wherever it resides!

When we realize the profound beauty of soul connections across time and space, we can truly honor the relationship for all the real reasons it exists in our life today!


Read another past life story that reveals the timeless bond of healing between humans and horses in my chapter from the e-book, Spiritual Healing with Horses. Download your FREE chapter here:
Spiritual Adventures with Horses CHAPTER

Please share your experiences!
~ How have the horses helped to show you where you are holding present or past life trauma?
~ When have BOTH you and a horse held similar woundings that needed healing? How did you help each other?
~ Have you had past life memories with your animals? Was there trauma that needed resolution?

Please share in the comments below.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Finding Gratitude: How to Manifest an "I Love My Life" Life!

As we flow through the holiday season of gratitude, what if you aren’t feeling very grateful?! What if your life, your dreams, your equine business aren’t panning out quite the way you hoped?  

The horses have a profound tip for you in this week’s story!

As many of you know, my two absolute loves are the ocean and horses. Thus, I was SO grateful to live my dream and spend a month on the beach with two of my horses this summer. To me it was pure & perfect HEAVEN.

Dr. Jenn with Serendipty & her daughter Gem in Morro Bay, CA

But after the paradise of beach riding, back at home in Colorado, I’ll be honest, it was hard to be happy. 

Suddenly, everything I DIDN’T like about Colorado was in my face. Suddenly, all of the reasons I wanted to live on the ocean, were very, very clear. And it made feeling happy very difficult for a while. 

Yes, I actually moped around, feeling lost, feeling frustrated, and feeling a deep longing to be somewhere else. I actually grieved.

Then I went on a shamanic journey with the horses! If you haven’t explored this process for accessing inner wisdom, I highly recommend it- anyone can learn.

Being committed to somehow finding my way BACK to the ocean, my focus for this shamanic journey was this question: What do I need to know about how to manifest a healing horse ranch by the sea?

As I stilled my mind with the drum beat and the journey began, a big, bold, and beautiful Golden Eagle flew in to be my guide. She took me to a gorgeous piece of paradise over-looking the Pacific ocean. There I was met by a clan of horses, who surrounded me as I gazed out over the peaceful sea, giving me the feeling of Infinite Possibility

A REAL Golden Eagle visited me in CO shortly after my journey!

Then calmly, one powerful White Mare stepped out from the herd and approached me, asking me to notice how I felt as I stood upon this land.

With the certain feeling that one day I would belong on this land, I raised my hands to the sky, faced the ocean, and shouted to the sea, “I LOVE my life!”

I felt that feeling course through me, the feeling of being in AWE of getting to live on this beautiful land, of feeling GRATEFUL that I got to ride on the beach often, of feeling THANKFUL to be surrounded by all of my horse friends AND the ocean.

I let those feelings swim through every cell of my system and it felt delicious.

Seren and Dr. Jenn embracing sacred Morro Rock

The white mare continued her counsel, “Now, FEEL those feelings every day. Every single day, in your imagination, stand on this cliff and shout, “I LOVE my life” and allow yourself to be filled with gratitude for the creation that is on it’s way.”

The journey soon ended, but that feeling of loving my life was still so juicy & alive that I decided that YES, indeed, I will take the time to imagine myself living by the ocean with my horses. Quite frankly, I was willing to do this every single night before bed, because I wanted more than anything to be able to move to the coast ASAP!

But as I practiced this vision nightly, a strange thing happened.   

Without any effort at all, I started loving my life in Colorado. I started noticing the beauty in every single thing. I started appreciating my surroundings.  I stated feeling grateful for my life here in many small and big ways. For a while, I even stopped longing to be somewhere else.

Now, here’s the thing. I did not on purpose practice any of those things. 

This appreciative experience simply started to flow through me from one easy, daily practice: Declaring that “I Loved my Life.”

Now, I thought this was quite funny, because in my imagination, I was LOVING a very different kind of life, one by the ocean!

But no matter, my subconscious took it’s direction and started loving my life NOW, just the way it was.

And guess what is so brilliant about this advice from the Horses?

As long as I stay in a happy, peaceful, grateful space about my life NOW, that vibration will be in harmony with what I wish to create, and so, my dream WILL be able to move towards me and find ways to manifest.

Because here’s the thing. As long as I, or you or your clients, stay unhappy about what IS, you can’t possibly create or attract something better. 

Your negativity will create resistance that will PUSH AWAY that which you wish to create.  

The resources & opportunities simply won’t be able to show up, because the door to your heart will be slammed shut.

So how ironic is that! By getting me to say YES, to what I want, the horses invited me back into a juicy, open, positive feeling framework into which good things may come. Good things that could never come when I was moping around and pouting about being stuck in beautiful Colorado!

Jenn feeling grateful for Colorado with gorgeous Charm

And so, during this time of holiday gratitude, the horses want to ask you to embrace a similar notion. 

They invite you to consider:

~ What would be the vision of your life that would make you say, “I LOVE MY LIFE!”

~ What would LOVING YOUR LIFE, feel like in your body???

~ What could shift for you, if once a day, you imagined that scene and FELT it in your BONES, declaring “I LOVE MY LIFE!”

Indeed, what miracles could we manifest with the horses if we ALL imagined a world where we LOVED LIFE?

I can feel the power of that now! Please join me and the herd this season in manifesting more Love of Life, so we may all flourish into the New Year!

Dr. Jenn and her first horse, Seren, as they live her dream!

How have the horses helped you to find and feel GRATITUDE so you could manifest more of your vision into your life???? Please share in the comments below. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Surfing the Situation: How Horses Help us Learn to MELT into the MOMENT!

"I'M BACK!!!!!," I heard Charm, my Power Horse, screech in my head as she galloped loose across the front yard and hopped over a hay bale all by herself.

This was excellent news because Charm has had the past 6 months off due to a series of injuries. This enthusiastic claim that she was ready for MORE of life came as such a GIFT. I'm just so darn grateful to sit atop her 16.2 hand back, because it feels like HOME up there!

At the same moment, Gem, who had taken Charm's place as my main mount over the past few months, was suddenly NOT so sound, AGAIN.

4 weeks ago, we were eagerly enjoying our first dressage show together. 3 weeks ago, she tweaked herself. 2 weeks ago we were gayly galloping through her first water jump. 1 week ago, she whacked herself out even worse.

Such is the story of my equine life (and that's just 2 of my 7 horse friends!).

So, for the past year(s), I've found myself riding this emotional roller coaster, of UP UP UP then DOWN DOWN DOWN. Typically resisting WHAT IS and fighting the situation, wishing it were different.

Then I realized the horses were offering me the PERFECT lesson of Appreciating the Present.
They were asking:
Can you learn to SURF the SITUATION, and gracefully Follow the Flow, with whatever shows up???
Can you simply Embrace what IS and ALLOW ALLOW ALLOW?
Can you Drop into the Present and find the Gratitude in your Heart for this Wondrous Journey, wherever it takes Us, without Judgement?
A lot of times my answer was a resounding: NO! I don't want to! 

But recently, I've finally accepted that resistance is futile. The Journey is what it is.

And besides, my horses journeys with physical health were just a mirror for my own roller coaster of physical & emotional aches and pains. So if I can't learn to BE with ME, in whatever form of pain I currently have, how can I support them with theirs!

And so now, I thank my equine teachers for such profound lessons in opening my Heart to what IS, so we can BE there together.
Now I can choose to Melt into the Moment, merging into the Connection with my Self, these Beautiful Beings in Horse bodies, and All That Is.

Knowing that sooner or later, it will change, and shift, and transform from better to worse and back again (if I care to judge!), but all the while I can discover the joy that comes from Surfing the Situation, and following it's Flow to Freedom

This same issue of Resisting What Is, is at the core of most of our and our clients troubles.

How have the horses helped you and your clients to Allow, Appreciate, and Open into new possibilities, where the resistance used to be? 

Please share in the comments below!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Are ALL Horses Energy Healers?: An Example of a Horse Learning to Heal

Early on in my equine-assisted work, the horses showed me that they wanted me to partner with them on energetic levels, healing the underlying energetic blocks in the body that came from the emotional wounds and resulting cognitive & behavioral patterns that people carry from their less than ideal childhoods. It's been a remarkable journey of learning to uncover ways to support this process between horses and humans.

Yet, once I brought together my own healing herd, I often heard from visitors a comment like this:
 "Jenn, your horses seem different than ones I've been around before. Are ALL horses energy healers?"

I discovered that this is an important and fabulous question!!!!

At first, I thought the answer was yes, because all of the horses I had worked with were interested and capable of helping humans shift the energetic blocks of the underlying patterns.  They had been busy showing me HOW they were able to do this.

But now, I realize the answer is the very same answer I would give if you asked me the same question about people: "Jenn, is everyone an energy healer?"

So for BOTH horses and humans, my answer now is this:

Yes, all horses and humans CAN be energy healers, if they so choose. 

We all have the innate capability to work on that level, because we are all spiritual beings having an earthly experience. Some horses and humans are naturally gifted at this type of work.

BUT, not every horse or human is currently interested in being an energy healer.

Some of them have simply forgotten that it's something they can do and happily remember once they are around it again.

And some really DON'T want to be involved in helping others heal or shift energies!

Sometimes the lack of interest is temporary, because the horse or human is still resolving their own traumas and really are not willing or ready to help someone else process their issues.

This was true of one of the mares I got to be a client with during my first training experience. She was still emotionally traumatized by her own situation and when later asked by an animal communicator, she said,
 "Please don't make me work with people with painful emotions!"

Many of these horses, once healed from within, become interested in helping humans and they then often resonate with people who've gone through similar issues, making a wodnerful "Wounded Healer".

But some of these horses (and people too!) may NEVER decide they want to help others heal, and its our job to respect this choice.

What's interesting here is really about knowing your own horses and learning how they WANT to contribute.

Many horses are happy to help through some of the more "activity" based processes, whereas, others want to go deeper and work with deep emotional and energetic issues.

In the equine-assisted community, there is a place for all types of these different ways of being with the horses for healing- because the horses themselves all have different healing gifts and preferences for helping humans. And it's important that we respect that about each and every horse we partner with.

And of course, the preferences of our horses can change over time, and so it's important to keep checking in with them about how they wish to participate!

After Healing Himself, A Horse Learns to Heal

I'd love to share with you the journey of Galaxy, because he exemplifies a horse who had to go on his own journey of healing before he remembered he was interested in offering healing to others!

Galaxy, a GORGEOUS, 5 yo, 17 hand TB gelding came to our farm 2 years ago straight from the race track. We spent about a month engaging in heart-felt connection type activities, inviting him into a new space of BEING together, without being defined by DOING things FOR US, like is typical at the race track.

Being open to new things and incredibly friendly, he easily took to this new way of relating with humans, and it was very rewarding to experience. Then, he got a very nasty hock injury/infection, which took about 4 months of daily handling to heal. What a wonderful way to experience the care of healing! HA!

After that, it turned out he wasn't sound in lots of other areas in his body. Plus, being accident-prone, he was constantly adding new injuries to his healing list! While sometimes frustrating (and expensive!) from the human perspective, all this time, more than a year, Galaxy was on his own healing journey, discovering what it is like to have people care for and about him, in a whole new way, just having the chance to BE together.

During this time, Galaxy was also an ardent student, he LOVED to watch the other horses offer energy healing to humans. He'd stand and observe the entire time, remembering this skill and ability that horses and humans have together. And yet, he wasn't quite ready yet, to step in and participate, he had more healing of his own to do.

Then one day, he was ready and it was a beautiful sight to see.

My husband Greg had just fallen off of another gelding, Legacy, the day before and blacked out, with a concussion that sent him to the ER. Although THANKFULLY there was no serious damage (he was wearing a helmet thank God), I knew that a shock like that to the body system means that there is lots of energy up for shifting,

So I suggested that Greg go out to the herd and see who wanted to help him. I figured it would be one of our veterans, eager to assist with deep energy work. But guess who volunteered? Newbie healer, Galaxy, stepped forward!

And for the first time ever, Galaxy engaged in a full-on, wholly energetic healing session for Greg.

In fact, he did it 2 days in a row, for about 20 minutes each, no halter, no ropes, just pure volunteered, energy healing, no talking or coaching involved.

If you had been watching you would have seen Greg simply standing there, as Galaxy proceeded to lick the energy off of him. Galaxy most loved licking Greg's hands, over and over, stopping only to lick and chew, yawn, and shake his neck, repeatedly, as he shifted the incongruent energy from Greg's field.

Sometimes, Galaxy would move around Greg and nip some energy off of a shoulder, the heart chakra, or the back.

Being new to this line of work, Galaxy sometimes needed a gentle reminder that an actual nip wasn't welcome, but an energetic nipping of the energy was good work!

We knew the healing was done, when Galaxy gently sauntered off to nibble some remaining hay.

Greg and Galaxy have a wonderful connection and so it was such a delight to see this amazing gelding step forward, and having remembered how horses can help humans, offer to help his friend Greg heal from a trauma. It was a sign that Galaxy had now entered a new stage on his own healing journey!

Part of the beauty of this work, is that there is healing available for everyone, both horse and human, off and on, during the process. Who is ready for what and what wants to happen now, these are excellent questions to tune into on any given day with the herd!

What have you noticed about horses learning to heal?

Do you have horses who prefer energy healing or activity healing? What have you noticed???

Please share in the comments below!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Commanding Your Power with the Help of Horse: Part 2, Exercises on Horseback

Welcome back to the second part of Commanding Your Power, where Master Wizard Teacher in a horse body, Bella Mesa, is sharing her equine perspective on how to OWN your power so you can command the universe to fulfill your heart's desires!

See Part 1 HERE for background and intro message.

Here, Bella Mesa shows you an exercise you can do to begin Commanding your Power, and UNITING as ONE with your horse, so that your POWER CAN RIDE THE HEART OF HORSE- while horseback riding and in life.

This exercise has changed the way I ride horses (and the way they respond) AND how I walk on the earth, showing up in my daily life!

Here is another brief exercise you can try on the back of your favorite horse friend. It is a specific posture you can use. Try all or part of it and see what shifts.

~ As you engage in the full posture, breathe into each chakra.

~ Set the intention for the horse's energy to help you open and clear each of your energy centers, and see what you notice!

Or just hang out there and allow the power of horse to ooze into every pore of your body, supporting your expansion!


How would your "power riding the heart of horse" change your riding?
Shift your life?
Transform your relationships?

What's your favorite Power Posture???

Please share and leave a comment below.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Commanding Your Power with the Help of Horse: Part 1 Manifesting Magic!

The 2014 Healing with Horse Symposium in May created a magical cauldron of manifesting miracles!

Meet new friend and Master Wizard Healer in a Horse Body, Bella Mesa, as she shares an eye-opening opportunity.

Discover how to create even more magnificently with your Power by COMMANDING the entire universe of possibilities through your body!

Allow her story of synchronicity to inspire YOU to open up to manifesting whatever you need in this coming moment as well!

Stay tuned for Part 2: A Power Exercise on Horse Back!

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Healing with Horse Symposium, May 15-17th, Colorado to make your own magic!

How will you play with Commanding Your Power???
With horses or in your life? Please share by leaving a comment below.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Shed Your Shield!: The Parting Message of the 2014 Healing with Horse TeleSummit

As a THANK YOU to 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...

BTW- sorry for the bit of wind that crops up, but please stick with it, it dies down shortly! :)

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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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Turn on Your HeartLight with Horses!: An Invitation from the Herd

This year, the Year of the Horse, the horses are inviting YOU to join with them to shine your HeartLight into the darkness- uplifting humanity all over the globe by partnering with the hearts of horses!

What color is your HeartLight?

Enjoy this exercise in activating your HeartLight with the Herd. Then join us LIVE in May outside of Denver for the 2014 Healing with Horse Symposium, for an epic, equine-assisted adventure!

What color was your HeartLight? The color of your horse(s)?

Comment below. Please, join us in an ever-expanding circle of horses & humans lifting up humanity through the light of our hearts!

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Year's Advice: An Equine-Assisted Exercise in Trusting Yourself

The head of my healing herd, Serendipity, wants you to know that 2014, the Year of the Horse, is about stepping into fully TRUSTING YOURSELF.

In fact, it's the key to both growing your business and flowing fabulous's what Seren has to say on Self-Trust....

The horses also have a simple, but profound Exercise to BOOST your FLOW of TRUST!!!

Tune into this equine-assisted healing session to discover a wonderful way to both ASSESS and SHIFT the energy of Trust for yourself or your clients. Or, use a version of this exercise for ANY energy you want to embody!

Let's see how the horses can help us step into Self-Trust, easily and effortlessly...

What does your energy of Self-Trust look like?
What did you learn about your levels of Trust in your body?
How did you shift your Trust with the help of horses?

Please comment below & share to empower the herd!

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