Friday, December 2, 2011

Do you Need to Forgive the Moment?

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!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Join in the Magical Full Moon Healing with Horses!

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

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 Healer
Jackie Ashley, MA, Somatic Psychotherapist, Creative Arts Therapist, and Equine Psychotherapist

With Special Guests

Jen Tomas of Silver Owl Healing Arts,
James Galusha of Holographic Love Ministries, and
Rebecca 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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Do Horses Hold Your Energy Code?

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 expects 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 energies 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 Meetup