Freedom

the responsibility for our happiness is ours

it's as simple as
the blink of an eye
to sow a seed
to make a choice
the path is ours
and ours alone
a sovereign prayer
from a wild heart -

and so I will roam
through tumbling time
a captive to my
freewill

And so I invite you, to begin living your dreams today – taking each little step, to manifest the reality that you desire.

Horse Healing Magic

A couple of weeks ago I had the blessing to receive an equine therapy session in the mountains near to Lake Arenal, Costa Rica with Eric Kolesar and the Tula Vida horses… such an amazing and powerful experience, here’s a little more about it. I highly recommend his work and retreats!

And I gazed into 
his eyes of melted 
chocolate, dripping

sweet

like heart-opening cacao,
mirror for the textures 

within the unfurling 
rose
of my inner sails
riding across new seas

to foreign shores
as I find myself 

forgetting 
the stories, and all those times 

I’d been gripping
with some kind of a
desperate 

strangulation

to all that does not serve
but is like a toxic, addictive

nectar of 
hurt –

		Yet… he
showed me just where

to find that voice inside
and I found myself plunging 
my head, deep into
the rippling waters

of my Soul
realising, I could 
go beyond
and not drown.


And so Beloved, I am ready 
to walk by your side
with trust that we both
have sight of the goal

but will never be lost
by stubborn focus on the end –
instead, simply 
enjoying the journey

while of course 
knowing there may be 
moments of lost 
connection
like a little too much
tension 

in a tin-can telephone
line


but still, that process

be a perfect part
of our shared paths –


now I see how he dissolves 

the judgment off 
from the critic
within
myself.

The session began with an introduction to equine therapy and the horses, and setting an intention – I chose to focus on releasing a resurfaced sexual trauma. From the moment we began talking, I could already feel the effect of being in the horses’ presence – so much that I decided to change my intention from its “negative” focus on release of something “bad” that had happened, to a positive focus on stepping more into my empowered feminine. 

It was amazing to see – and experience – how the horses pick up on our emotions, how that in turn affects their behaviour, and so how they act as mirrors for us to look deeply into ourselves to observe how our thought and emotional patterns affect us. It also made me reflect deeply on the connection between “inner” and “outer” worlds: how we affect one another when relating, and the kinds of feedback loops that we generate – through body language, subtle expression, and energetic vibration. 

An example of this was an exercise we did to “lead” the horse that had chosen to work with me (Mr Big) to various points around the site. I witnessed how he would not move when I either became anxiously fixated on the goal of reaching the destination, or when I had feelings of doubt and insecurity about arriving at that goal. In the first case, he picked up on my mental fixation, tendency to attach to and rush towards achieving outcomes, and impatience. In the second case, it was my lack of self-confidence and belief in my ability to “lead” him, and insecurity as I turned to look back at him, that inhibited our progression. These feelings I had went hand in hand: when I could not get Mr Big to “move”, I would find myself becoming doubtful and judgmental about my “failure”, and then “try” even harder in that detrimental, overly future-focussed way.In both cases, witnessing how Mr Big was reacting to my inner state, brought to the surface my tensions and mental/emotional tendencies, in a stark way that facilitated my self-examination and then release of the behavioural patterns which were no longer serving me.

horses can act like mirrors for us: to look deeply into ourselves, witness how our inner world affects our outer, and how environmental feedback loops develop from body language, subtle expression, and energetic vibration

As the session progressed, I found myself becoming more aware, present, and letting go of painful stories as well as judgments about myself.  Horses know how to be so present in the here and now. I found myself identifying where I get stuck in stories from my past, and occasions where I allow things that have happened to me to inhibit how I relate in the present, due to fear of those cycles repeating. I left feeling more centred, peaceful, connected and ready to embrace my life and new opportunities in a fresh way – like I’d been through a big resetting process. I’m very grateful for the experience, and to meet all the beautiful souls at Tula Vida – human, horses, and the vibrant nature around the farm. 

Thank you!

If you’re interested to know more, check out Eric’s pages:

https://www.higherlivingnow.com

https://www.tulavida.com

Breath of Life

provided for
always
in the sacred arms
of Gaia
loving touch
eternal rhythm
I feel her breathe
deep
and sweet
a kiss 
on the rosy
breeze

May we never forget to protect her… to give her the love that she gives to us… the life-force flowing through our veins, our lungs, our soul…

Timelessness…

our perception of time and space

is a reflection of our presence

and how well we set our boundaries

When time seems to 
speed up around you
in the chaos of
this wild

reality...

breathe in
breathe out

and let your 
presence
expand to
eternity

in the sacred gift
of this sweetly
present
moment

Have a beautiful, timeless Saturday, taking the time for you and your self-care, don’t be afraid to say no, and don’t be afraid to say yes either, to all that you desire.

All I Need — PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry

By Cara Amy Goldthorpe | Featured Contributor

It’s a misty dawn, the ocean and sky merging together as one in the distance, behind the ethereal golden glow of the rising sun […]

All I Need — PhoebeMD: Medicine + Poetry

Thank you to PhoebeMD for publishing my work… and reminding me of my own words once again, through layers of time, as I continue my journey on…

Remember that wealth is a much broader concept than simply the money in your bank account. Keep connecting with the things that bring you true happiness, and you will enrich your life beyond your wildest dreams.

Have a blessed Saturday.

Transcended

Every moment we have a choice, a choice to let go of past pain and sorrow, a chance to write our own story again…

There will come a time
where pain and suffering 
is transcended
shadows transmuted
to an all-encompassing
Love, beyond all
we ever imagined
rainbows singing 
to illuminate
the once-endless Night
now fading
into an eternal
Heaven on Earth

Have a beautiful day!

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