Returning…

Equine Gestalt Coaching sounds very complicated. Very “therapeutic” and kinda scary to some. The simple truth of the work our horses and I do together is to help people return to themselves. So much of this is done just by showing up at the barn. The horses live in this wisdom, and in this serenity. The beauty of it is that I get to do this every day, like today! Now, I don’t know about you, but for me these past days, weeks and months have at times felt impossibly complicated. Like this morning… I worry. I can be quite dedicated and fierce about it, and have practiced worrying for decades. I suppose I worry because I care, because I’m human. It has also become habit. I also rage and shrink and snark and – well, it goes on. It’s a full time job! Unfortunately, more like an unpaid internship, serving a very demanding, fashionable (with perfect hair and nails), massively egotistical internal boss lady. It’s exhausting. And then I remember. Today, and every day, I get to return to the simple truth, the beautiful reality of the dirt, and grass, and breezes. Today I will come home covered with shed mini horse hair, muddy rubber boots, and the memory of the touch of their breath on my hands and heart. This simple truth is not glamorous. I muck, brush and groom, fill water tubs, and return to presence. As I flip gobs of horse poop into the cart, focus drops down from the brain to a lower place, aligning my spine along the way. Awareness returns to all...

Tracks

Tonight, we’ll celebrate the new year, 2016, with a sense of joy and relief. A new start! How to begin this year afresh and in balance? It can help to take a step back, and maybe off the track!

The Doe and I

Wondering what to write this morning, I spied a doe moving like liquid light and shadow. What was she here to tell me?