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Remembering Spiritual Power with Horses

Power sqThe smell of hay and earth filled the air as I casually leaned against the fence post. Barking madly at my feet, the little, anxious ranch dog suddenly bolted off through the fence openings to snap at diving swallows in the open field. I enjoyed the show while three sheep kept me company, bleating periodically to let me know I was included in their group . . . if I wanted to do that. I felt safe, grounded in the magic of the mustang ranch, feeling connected to timelessness as I waited for my appointment with a horse.

I love horses and have deep respect for them, especially because of their size and strength. I’m not an experienced rider and have little in the sense of horsemanship skills. However, what I learned from one horse recently gave me a completely different perspective on how I saw myself. More importantly, since my interaction with this horse, I’ve played with the feelings of being small or expressing myself in a big way. It’s a subtle, but important, difference.

She called out to me in my mind before I saw her. Her image flashed before me as we walked through the barn. I was looking for the “light one”. She told me she was one of the “sisters”. My guide, Jesse, pointed out the light-colored horse in the back whose name was indeed Sister. Though Sister doesn’t usually do the work we were about to do, she was willing to work with me, so Jesse guided her to the round pen outside.

In the enclosure with my horse-mentor, I walked slowly along with her – as much as she permitted me to. She seemed impatient with me, but willing to interact as a mirror to my thoughts and feelings. As she pranced around the perimeter, jumping up to grab at low-hanging leaves from a nearby tree, and seemed more interested in the un-pulled dandelions within reach just outside her boundary. I understood her point as she focused on the distractions instead of what really matters.

It took a short while for us to begin to connect – the reason for my visit foremost on my mind. I had questions, and hoped that a story would unfold during our time together. Yet, as she trotted along the fence, she swept past me, almost shark-like, reading my energy. A shift in her weight could have pressed me hard against the fence, so I adjusted my location to avoid the possibility of such an interaction.

We’re both Queeens, she indicated, as her thoughts came through clearly.  I could feel her strong presence and backed away each time she came near. I had hoped my open heart was enough as I imagined us walking along together in blissful harmony – human and horse in a dreamlike bond. My distance was taken as weakness to her – not enough to interact as equals. Jesse offered a visual from his perspective. In the ring he demonstrated my stance – passive and slouched. As if on cue, Sister came over to him and pushed him around, expressing her dominance.

When I stepped back into the ring, I began to notice the subtleties about my own vision of myself. I saw how Sister mirrored my avoidance by nibbling weeds along the fence-line. I felt my energy become small as I backed away when she came near. I knew that being “Queen” meant more than saying it. I had to claim it and feel the enormous power of it.

Standing near the center of the ring I felt myself get really big. Energy flowed through me as I remembered my personal power. I stood tall and, without flinching, demanded my deepest desire. Never expressed aloud, I felt as though I shouted what I came here for. Suddenly, Sister turned her attention directly toward me and walked without hesitation until she stood before me. Now, as equals – big, powerful, Royal Queens – she had heard me. I quietly thanked her and, standing my ground firmly, my hand rested on her neck and released her from our work together.

Feeling Big isn’t about ego, projecting your will on others, or exploiting vulnerabilities. It’s about remembering who you are, what you’re here to do, and claiming your place among All Beings as equals in connection to Spirit . . . and really feeling it. Since our time together I’ve reflected on what personal power feels like in my relationships and interactions with my world. An open heart isn’t enough. Letting things unfold might not be the answer or get you what you want, especially if you’re more like a doormat than a queen. Being powerful, or Big, means that you’re strongly connected to Source and have a clear vision of yourself and your role in the world – as a parent, a healer, a spouse, sibling, friend, customer, etc.

I invite you now to become BIG in Spirit. Remember who you are and connect intuitively with your personal power. I’ve developed a program to help people become more intuitive. It’s called Harness Your Windhorse. Get on my list and register for classes as they become available. Questions? Please ask.


Using Crystals to Develop Your Intuitive Abilities

lemurianquartzpointsAll elements and beings of the earth have a vibrational frequency. Are you sensitive to the energies of crystal vibrations? Through my work as intuitive Reiki Master Teacher and Shaman, I have meditated with many crystals and learned their language and meanings. In this very specific work, I’ve been able to Harness my Windhorse – my intuitive skills and personal power – that I bring to you now in a special class I’m offering, Crystal Magic.

My love of crystals developed when I was only a kid. Sifting through the pretty pieces of stones to find sparkling mica, rosy pink quartz, huge chunks of agate tumbled and smoothed by the ocean waves, it was easy to find the perfect stones living in NH, the Granite State. I had a collection. One time on a family trip to the White Mountains of NH we stopped at a gift shop where my mother bought me a bracelet of beautiful gem stones. It was the prettiest bracelet I had ever seen with colorful stones on golden squares. I still remember the names of some of the crystals; peridot, garnet, black onyx, hematite and other crystal chips adorned the golden bracelet, stuck to their spot with a dab of clear glue. The bracelet didn’t last long as the glue let go and pieces were lost, but my love of crystals stayed with me.

Today, in my healing practice I have become familiar with the metaphysical properties of crystals. In working with my clients during Reiki healing sessions, I am often guided to bring in the energy of certain crystals specific to a person’s needs. My clients always seem to appreciate the presence of crystals in the room, whether placed near or on their chakras (energy centers in the body), or under the healing table. You might say I have a collection.

During a recent Reiki healing session I brought in a piece of amber to place under the table for my client. Though technically not stone or crystal, amber is a fossil. Amber holds tree energy and the energies to trap negativity, just as the resin of the ancient tree did before becoming fossilized. For my client who needed help releasing memories that entrapped her, it was the perfect stone. Golden light filled her solar plexus as we worked and sparkles of golden light came to her from the forest in our vision for her healing.

What Are The Messages From Crystals?

The crystal meanings here are divinely given and humbly received. Amethyst starts out with a more complete message. Other crystals mentioned here also have deeper messages – and are part of the Crystal Magic curriculum.

AMETHYST ~ Activate the Infinite Within You

amethystsqAmethyst opens you to psychic awareness and enhances your abilities to “see” beyond the visible spectrum. It partners with the infinity symbol to act as an activator for your connection to Source, for the opening of your third eye, and for the expression of your healing wisdom. Use amethyst to support your work as a healer and bring awareness to your gifts. Also, use amethyst to activate the healing process in others. The infinity symbol binds you as healer with the energy you use to bring healing to others. When amethyst is used as a cluster, it connects you to both Source and to earth energies. Amethyst does not need cleansing as it emanates energies from Source. Amethyst clusters may be used to cleanse and charge other crystals.

AVENTURINE ~ The Gift of Prosperity

aventurineheartssqWe are reminded that prosperity is part of us when we integrate it with our lives more fully. Abundance is ever present and always available, but only manifested with the intention of becoming part of the flow.





CARNELIAN ~ The Seed of Life

carneliancrystalheartsThis beautiful stone emerges above the foundation layers where, once safe and secure, we can ignite a flame that focuses energy and the passion or zest for life.






HEMATITE ~ The Iron River



Hematite aligns with the energy of our blood, encouraging better flow and circulation. It reminds us that we are of the earth and that the blood inside us is not unlike earth’s waters, rich with minerals.




JASPER ~ Remember the Joy in Life

jasperheartssqJasper is a stone for earth elements, allowing us to feel inner peace and “oneness” with nature.






CLEAR QUARTZ ~ Stone of Light and Power



Clear quartz is a natural magnifier and intensifies the energies of other crystals. It is also a source of intense light, reminding us that we are more than what others see.