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.