Life has been a journey: through conflict, sadness uncertainty and joy. As the years kept ticking by on my odometer, the weight of the hurt and trauma were taking its toll. It was time for some major refurbishing of me. Five years ago, I started down the road of self-discovery. I wanted to reveal the kind heart of the girl inside that had been armored up by the situation’s life threw at her. At first awareness and realization if what had happened and how it was affecting me was enough, and then I wanted more. I saw a direct correlation with the time I spent with my horse and my being able to let go of the day and the turmoil inside my head. As a child I would ride in the hills alone and tell my horse everything. As I was searching for a way to share this, I found the Equine Gestalt Method Certification at Touched by a Horse. I learned how to co-coach with a horse and assist others trough their hard stuff, and in the process got to work on me. Kind Cheryl was getting closer to the surface and I was able to drop some of the armor I had created, as it was not needed anymore. It was as if I was waking up from a long sleep. Not a restful sleep, a fitful one filled with nightmares. In a world that had felt unsafe for so long, I was able to be vulnerable and share my authenticity. Some of the stories were hard to tell, they were full of shame, guilt and the confusion from the projection of my past onto the present. I could always tell my horse the stories that were too hard to tell another person.
Do you have a story that you cannot say out loud? I invite you to book a session and come out with Me and my horse Remy. Tell her the story that is weighing you down and leave lighter.
“He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.”
― Gabriel García Márquez