The Practice of Presence in the Presence of Horses
"Can you find out the deep things of God?... But ask the animals and they will teach you; the birds of the air and they will tell you."
How is it with your soul?
Want to feel more spiritually present and connected in your life?
Are you a busy woman who would welcome a reflective time with horses in nature to explore your inner life?
If you are feeling drawn to know your spiritual source and yourself more fully, let our horse companions show you a New Whole Way of Being!
Divine Equines' great joy is to offer women a sacred space of sanctuary and hospitality in their lives for spiritual companionship, growth and renewal through interactive and reflective experiences with horses in nature.
Horse-centered Soul Care Services
I partner with my horse, Markus, and the rescued horses at Circle P Ranch and Sanctuary (who are gifted teachers of living fully awake and alive!) to gently guide and support women as they practice listening for their own Inner Voice so they can experience more freedom and intimacy in their personal and spiritual lives.
Private Soul Care
One-on-one sessions to help you slowly and gently explore your inner life. Multiple sessions recommended for meaningful and long-lasting spiritual awareness and healing.
Soulular Transformation investment: Introductory one-time 90 minute session: $100., $175. per session thereafter.
Soaking Soul Care Pack:
Become more spiritually awake and alive as you learn expansive horse-centered ways to still your body and your mind! Experience what it feels like to be fully present in the Sacred Now! Un-pack your inner life in the healing presence of horses and deepen your awareness of the wisdom of your body! Connect with your spiritual source and discover your unique purpose and belonging to the world!
Soulular Transformation investment for 4 private 90 minute sessions: $650.
Savoring Soul Care Pack:
Spiritual maintenance and support for those who have completed the Soaking Soul Care Pack! Return once a month over 6 months to reconnect and check in with the wisdom of the horses! Re-member how to listen to your life anchored in horse-centered Peace and Presence!
Soulular Transformation investment for 6 private 60 minute sessions: $750.
Couples Horse-centered Soul Care
Give one another the gift of un-demanding time in nature! Learn a new Language of Love through the Way of the Horse!
Soulular Transformation investment for 2 hour Exclusive Mingle-with-the-Herd Experience : $225.
Group Soul Care
Contemplative workshops and retreats for small groups. Includes customized experiential activities that incorporates mindful, reflective, expressive, and embodied practices. Specializing in spirituality, mindfulness, stress reduction, Healing the Healer, and Grief Work.
Equine Assisted Learning team bonding program for staff development and even families who want to learn how to get along better! Includes engaging and fun activities that parallel real life challenges and issues.
So why is the outside of a horse good for the inside of a woman?
As prey animals and sentient beings, horses are Divinely created for connection. Because they are not living in the past or worried about the future (like we are!), they are highly sensitive to the present moment and deeply in tune with the physical and emotional energy in their environment.
Their emotional and physical safety in the wild (as well as in their domestication) largely depends on their ability to trust and be in balanced, right relationship with the members of their herd- be it 2 or 20! They experience rich friendships and relationships and have powerfully intuitive inner lives, so when we interact with them consistently and mindfully we become part of their herd and can learn their profound ways of being and knowing in the world!
Horses don't lie and do not hold grudges. They are creatures of process and are not attached to outcomes like we are. They are constantly expressing honest, non-judgmental feedback with one another and create clear, fair boundaries from moment to moment.
Being in relationship with a horse "..... will show you who you are." - Leslie Desmond
Horses help humans become more self-aware and able to embrace and love ALL of their places of free and un-free pieces and parts!
And scientific studies show that just being in the presence of horses can help you feel a sense of well-being and peace!
The physiological perks and benefits include:
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Decreased stress levels
- The release of oxytocin (the "bonding" hormone)
- Increased levels of beta-endorphins (pain suppressors)
"Being committed to listening to your inner stillness is wildly attractive to a horse. Horses recognize it because it's how they are, too!"
During your Horse-centered Soul Care sessions the horses and I will help you:
- Be still
- Create space for another voice to be heard
- Reconnect with your True Self
- Deepen your awareness of God in the sacred ordinary of your life
Creative, heart-centered experiences of prayer and meditation, somatic (body) awareness, breath work,and self-awareness and reflection while sharing Holy ground with the horses (non-riding) in the barn, pasture, stall, indoor arena, or round pen will help you "whoa" down, get out of your head and tune into the wisdom in your body!
Experiential interactions and activities which include variations of observing, grooming, leading, and just spending time with the horses doing no-thing will center you in the present moment- which is where horses and Spirit live and move and have their being!
Think of your time with a horse as "...two souls striving for an inner peace..."(Martin Black)
You will release what was, receive what is, and return to your daily life renewed in your body, mind, heart and spirit, with deeper insights and the gift of inner peace.
Simple stillness skills will also help you continue to practice your spiritual wellness and mindful awareness of the on-going experience of the presence of God in your life.