Friday, May 29, 2015

Creating SHIFT: Art Guidance Cards, a Process for Promoting Powerful Perspectives!

One of the wonderful aspects of the Symposium is meeting so many like-hearted facilitators, many of whom have developed powerful tools for practice.

Karin with her herd

One such tool is a super cool set of Art Guidance Cards, developed by one of our helpers this year, Karin Bauer from Horse Journey in Canada

Karin painted all of the cards in this unique deck, that she offers to help coaching & counseling clients access their own Inner Wisdom by shifting perspective.

Oftentimes all it takes to dissolve a “problem” is a shift in perspective! 

Art Guidance Cards by Karin BauerAnd these unique cards offer an innovative way for clients to begin accessing their own wisdom, with a simple, yet profound process of selecting a card, tuning into what is seen in it, and then turning the card and repeating the process, noticing what shifts inside as you see the card from all angles!!!

 Right now, Card decks are a popular way for clients to get inspiration and wisdom. 

However, I’m excited about Karin’s deck because it’s the first and ONLY deck to use such a brilliant and unique process for the client to access their own inner wisdom AND take a journey that generates SHIFT!


Recently, I gifted myself the opportunity to try the ONLINE version of the deck to see what SHIFT I could create for myself. I'm sharing my short journey with the process so you may see how powerful these cards can be for yourself and your clients, especially when combined with equine assisted work!

I feel that a large shift is coming in my life that will change the nature of my work, yet, as of now, I am unclear of what this shift will look like. So I started my Art Guidance Card session by asking for guidance in the form of this question: 

What is next for me?

The computer then selected this beautiful card for me:

In this process, you are guided to see what you notice in the image and to see where you feel you are in the image. 

For me, my attention was immediately drawn to the purple circle with the white inside it, encircled in black, towards the bottom of the image. It felt to me like a seed that was taking shape. And I felt that I myself was resting next to it, in the yellow encased in black, to the left.

For me, this was ripe with meaning, as the next stage of my mission is being seeded while I rest and recuperate from this year's TeleSummit & Symposium!

Then the process, turns the card a 1/4 turn to the right, so that the image now looks like this:

And once again, you are guided to see what you notice in the image and to see where you feel you are in the image, noticing if anything is different.

From this perspective, my attention was drawn to the striking yellow tendrils of light moving to the right.  And now, I felt that I was inside the small spiral of yellow closest to the seed.

Already, I felt MOVEMENT, as I was no longer encased in the black, but I was being birthed through the spiral moving towards more yellow and golden power! YAY!

Once again, the process, turns the card a 1/4 turn to the right, so that the image now looks like this:

And once more, you are guided to see what you notice in the image and to see where you feel you are in the image, noticing if anything is different.

From this new perspective, my mind saw a vibrant woman with long flowing golden hair and golden energy flowing all around her, powered by a beautiful purple vision that was seeded in her mind. She is gently moving forward, ready for action.

The FEELING this perspective created for me was HUGE and in my BODY. I went from being still and incubating, to being powerful and ready to emerge into flowing, soulful action.

Then again, the process, turns the card a 1/4 turn to the right, so that the image now looks like this:

From this persecptive, my eye is drawn to the golden-yellow on the bottom which feels as if it is helping to incubate & energize the seed, so that it will be ready to be born into the world and become that woman who is flowing the golden energy forward powerfully! 

As I allow in this powerful yellow energy, I feel energized and excited for what is next! Rather than afraid or confused. 

Then again, the process, turns the card a 1/4 turn to the right, so that the image turns full circle and once more looks like this:

At last, you are guided to see the image you began with and to notice if anything is different.

To me, I am in an ENTIRELY different feeling place in my body! Rather than feeling quiet, anxious, and confused, I feel energized, excited, and ready to be birthed into the powerful aspect of my Self that is ready to take action in the world.

Through this process, I've also gained TRUST. I understand that there may be more incubating neccessary, but I can feel the powerful yellow energy offering me sustanence, building and growing my readiness to burst forth into my next level of powerful forward motion, when the timing is right!

It invites me to RELAX into the incubation, RECIEVE the energetic gifts, and TRUST that the time will soon be RIPE for me to claim new action in the world in a powerful, flowing way.

And to that, I say, THANK YOU Karin for designing such a powerful tool for each of us to access our own Inner Wisdom, with such a simple, yet profound process!!!!

The process ends with reading the cards meaning and relating that to your original question, with more coaching guidance as well!

I did this late at night, but if it were during the day, it is easy for me to imagine taking this new insight, with it's new energy and engaging in some equine-inspired work with the herd to anchor this new energy into my body on a new level. To play with this trust, relaxation and receicing, and to see what I notice from there! I'm sure the herd will add a whole new vista to what has already been received from Within!

Can YOU see ways this process could add power to your equine sessions?! Please share your comments below.


Want to play with the Art Guidance Cards to enjoy your own Shift?

Enjoy the process here:

You can also purchase your own set of affordable Art Guidance Cards at the link above.

They also make GREAT GIFTS!

Enjoy the Journey!

If you try out the online deck, share your experience with us below by posting a comment!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Claiming Your Heart Power with the Herd, Part 2: Liberating Uncrossed Aspects of Self

This is Part 2 of our series on exploring Hidden Spiritual & Energetic blocks with the help of the horses. Visit Part 1 here: Choosing Peace- A Lesson in Allowing Love

Sometimes as our paths unfold, we need a little support to access and dissolve these hidden layers of blocks, and my partner for exploring several of the upcoming themes was the lovely and talented healer/intuitive/horse trainer, Pam Allen-LeBlanc of Hidden Brook Farm in Canada. If you find yourself wondering about a similar circumstance, I highly recommend you connect with her here:

In this phone session with Pam, my intention was to begin releasing some accumulated fear that was hanging out in my body after two unexpected and unusual falls from one of my horses this past Autumn, the lovely & super sensitive Gem.

However, as mentioned in Part 1, the body always knows what is best next and we soon went on an unexpected adventure!

As Pam guided me to drop into my body to explore blocks, instead I immediately became aware of a past life scene unfolding with a different horse who is also in my life now, Legacy. Interestingly, Legacy is Gem's brother and he is the 10 year old son of my first horse & herd leader, Serendipity.

Legacy and his sister, Gem, both Seren's babies.

As I tuned into this scene I discovered that there was a roaring barn fire and I am a young lady passionately in love with my steed of a horse, who is trapped inside the barn. In my desperate love for him, I ran inside of the barn, hoping to free him from the flames.

Instead, we both perished, side by side.

As I shifted out of that scene, Pam expertly asked me an intuitive question that popped into her mind,
"What happened after you cross over into Spirit?"

I've often accessed Between Lives memories, images of that time when we are living in the Spirit world, between lives, so her question did not surprise me.

But my answer sure did.

I immediately became aware that I did NOT have an answer to her question, because that part of myself was still clutching my now dead, but beautiful steed in that burned barn aisle.

I was startled to realize that I had NOT made it over to the other side!

As I breathed into that image, I felt the overwhelming grief that my horse and I both shared, a grief that was so strong, that neither one of us had managed to cross over into Spirit.

I saw that this horse and I loved each other tremendously, and in those final moments, we agreed that we would not leave each other, which brings tears to my eyes, even now. And so, there we still were, in another spiritual dimension, trapped in Grief & Loss, between worlds.

Pam used her spiritual expertise to help us both Cross Over.

As she guided us, I saw us both rise up from our broken bodies inside the barn, and walk together outside into the sunshine, where in Love, the horse and I acknowledged each other knowingly and shared a warm embrace.

Together, we agreed to walk into the Light which was easy now that we had Remembered the Truth:

That we had never lost each other.
That it is NEVER possible to lose another Being's Love.

That we are always together in Spirit.

And that this very Love had brought us together once again, in this lifetime, so we could Embody that Lesson and Heal that Illusion of Separation.
Legacy & Jenn

In fact, to remember this Truth is likely the very reason that Serendipity, my very first horse, agreed to give birth to the soul that is Legacy, so that we could reunite years later and bring resolution to this Soul Wound, that had left aspects of our soul energies dis-united from the rest.

What a brilliant plan!!!

As we crossed over to Spirit, I felt the wave of happiness, joy, and celebration which always comes when we remember Truth, no matter how long it takes us!


What a beautiful surprise this was for both Pam and I! Of course, as energy healers, we're both aware that sometimes souls fail to cross over and these disembodied spirits (sometimes felt as ghosts!), need help crossing over.

And of course, it's common in many shamanic processes to recover soul pieces lost through trauma, from this lifetime, that need to be united with Self.

But it never occurred to either of us that a Past Life aspect of Our very own Self may be stuck, in need of help crossing & reuniting with Soul. Even more, that the same kinds of aspects of our Horse friends, may also require this support to return to Wholeness!

I suppose it's not truly surprising that during this time of Awakening and moving toward Oneness, that our attention will be drawn to every aspect in which we are not energetically WHOLE.

By becoming aware of all of the spaces in which our energy is not 100% aligned with our Essence, we are invited to reclaim ALL aspects of Self, so we can be fully empowered Embodiments here and NOW, radiant in Truth, Light, and Love.

Legacy, with Dr. Jenn's husband Greg

This session reminds me that there is always SO MUCH MORE going on outside of our conscious awareness, both for yourselves and our horses, that may be impacting our current action, emotions, and patterns.

When conscious forms of change don't seem to be getting to the heart of the matter, it may be time to go looking in more unexpected places for the resolution our soul craves!

How have the horses surprised YOU with an unexpected layer that wanted to be cleared? PLEASE SHARE by leaving a comment below!


~ Pamela Allen LeBlanc, Hidden Brook Farm: Intuitive Energy Healer and Animal Communicator

~ Carol Crisp, Emotion Code Practitioner, remote sessions available for clearing stuck emotions in both you and your horse(s).

Carol did a powerful demonstration of the effectiveness of the Emotion Code for both horses and humans at the 2015 Healing with Horse symposium in May. You can also buy the book, The Emotion Code, by Dr. Bradley Nelson and begin working with the Emotion Code process for yourself and your herd!

Carol Crisp clearing stuck emotions with the Emotion Code,
with wonderful gelding Kalvin and his new friend,
a symposium participant

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claiming Your Heart Power with the Herd, Part 1- Choosing Peace: A Lesson in Allowing Love over Ego

One of the horses' natural healing gifts is an uncanny ability to sense exactly what is ready to heal next.

We can step into the space with horses with an idea of what we want to "work on," but as master scanners of our energies bodies, the horses easily highlight what is MOST discordant in your field, AND up for transformation!

Horses never lie and what they find UP for shifting is often a total and complete surprise. 

In fact, if you are open to ANYTHING, they will very often show you something you had NO idea needed to shift!

Even better, if you really are OPEN, they will let you know WHEN is a fine & dandy time to let go of something that's been holding you back. That's why it's always a beautiful idea to let the horses take the lead during your time with them.

Recently, my lead mare and life horse, 23yo Serendipity decided it was the perfect time for me to STOP the WAR inside of me, that I didn't even realize was going on.

Seren and I had just been engaged in some peaceful bodywork for HER (she love, love, loves the Masterson Method of Equine Body Work), when she determined that this would be a great time for ME to do some emotional clearing work.

She knew I was RECEPTIVE, because doing the body work puts us both in a STILL MIND, HEART RESONANT field, the perfect place for sensing what is ready to Shift.
Seren & Jenn in the Heart Field

So, as we completed releasing body tension for her, she nudged my heart space, and walked off, leaving me with a totally unexpected memory, from a distant time and place.

As I began to get some pictures, thoughts, and feelings, I got more still inside, until a story revealed itself through me.

Having triggered the memory for me, but leaving my space so I could more easily access it without interference, Seren sent over her daughter Frolic to help me process the emotional aspects of this memory. (See last week's post about Frolic's healing gifts of Unconditional Love)

Mother-Daughter Healing Duo, Seren & Frolic

Standing with Frolic, the details of this past lifetime unfolded before my eyes. It was a distant Scottish clan type of lifetime, typical of the times when clans frequently were at war with one another.

I watched as a scene played out, with my husband being murdered by some men of a opposing clan, and me, in my outrage, picking up a weapon to face them, knowing it would only end in my brutal death as well.

As Frolic leaned into me, licking and chewing, I felt into the rage and the anger that all of that warring created. And then the scene shifted.

Suddenly, a different choice for a new outcome was presented within this story. I suddenly felt the Soul's sadness about the Ego's choices. 
I saw that all of that warring between clans came from the EGO's perspective of lack & limitation, that created an US versus THEM mentality.

And a HIGHER CHOICE was offered to the Field. 

In my mind's eye, I saw the men put down their weapons and come together around a fire, where a new agreement was made:

From this day forward, all conflict would be resolved with WORDS, by coming together to TALK it out.

Even writing this now, I can feel the power of this new agreement well up as tears. And in the moment, Frolic stood with me yawning, as a beautiful feeling of PEACE flowed through my body.

As I invited that Peace to flow through me more fully, Frolic moved her heart space directly in front of mine, and suddenly a deeper wave of GRIEF came crashing through.

I reached for Frolic's shoulder and held her as I sobbed the pure feeling of Grief that came from realizing the Senseless Suffering the Ego had caused in that and so many lifetimes of violence we humans have chosen to perpetrate on each other, as we struggled to find a more Loving way.

And I sobbed some more when I realized in that so many ways, big and small, we continue to allow the Ego to create Senseless Suffering in the form of Inner Wars against OurSelves, day in and day out.

This memory that Seren brought back to life was a beautiful invitation to CHOOSE PEACE, here and now, today and every day.
Seren & Frolic helping me Flow Peace & Love

It was a reminder to put down our virtual weapons against ourselves and each other. 

It was a invitation to gather the Inner Aspects of Ourselves at an Internal Fire, to allow all a Voice, and to Hear them with Compassion. To let the flames purify the EGO, and to discover what LOVE would Choose.

Because as long as the EGO is at war with itself, the BODY will be at WAR, and this Inner Conflict will manifest as both dis-ease in the body and in your interactions with others. You may keep finding mini-wars, inside and outside, until you remember to choose Peace & Love.

I was ASTOUNDED by these revelations as I stood taking them in with the help of the horses. What a beautiful Gift they offered, this memory with a new outcome coming from the Soul's Choice.

It's been my experience that the more we heal our childhood wounds, if we are open, the more past life energies come up for healing, since clearing this lifetime's energies has created space for even more deeply held energetic patterns to shift.

It's also my belief that when we ALLOW ourselves to FULLY FEEL these emotions held in our bodies, we are able to clear the vibrational wounds. And by allowing or making NEW CHOICES in this space, we are offering healing to ourselves and other souls involved, in all times, dimensions, and spaces.

What we CHOOSE NOW, affects the ALL, because it is ALL ENERGY and ALL ENERGY IS CONNECTED.

So it is NEVER too late to shift, heal, and transform old energetic patterns.

I invite you to join me and the horses in CHOOSING to lay down our weapons and choosing PEACE & LOVE in every moment. 
Start by offering it to YOURSELF.

You can guide yourself in this by pausing to reflect in moments when EGO is bubbling up and asking:

~ What would Love choose here?
~ What would Peace say to myself now?
~ How would Love show up in this moment?
~ How would Peace act in this interaction with another?
~ What would Compassion offer into this situation?
~ What would Light find if it shined into the dark spaces of the Ego now?

And HA, speaking of Divine Timing, just after finishing writing this, there was an AWESOME invitation in my emailbox to join a Global Peace Experiment- so that all on Earth can remember this Truth!

How funny is may wish to check it out- it is very well done and offers several free, powerful meditations. Visit their page here. Or watch the video below.

How have the horses guided YOU in choosing Love & Peace?
Have the horses revealed to you past lifetimes needing clearing?
Please share in the comments below!