Archive for the ‘Womens Issues’ Category

Healing power of horses

November 17, 2009

Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped 18 years ago, she suffered tremendous abuse at the hands of her abductors , and is using the power of horses to heal.

Those of us who introduce horses to people through Equine Assisted Learning, Coaching, Leadership, workshops or Therapy know the changes and empowerment people experience in the presence of these magnificent animals. (more…)

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Birthing the Rattles

July 28, 2009

In preparation for birthing my rattles, my spiritual guidance surrounded me.  I had been given the vision of birthing the rattles during a sacred fire ceremony which would take place with a circle of women whom I’d been doing shamanic journeys with for 5 weeks.

As I gathered wood for our fire ceremony I received several messages (I’ve heard some people do not trust in what they hear for they believe it is themselves talking or something their mind makes up.  For me and many people, it is the voice of creator, spirit, God, what ever you choose to call a Higher Power.  I trust the voice I hear to guide my journey in life).  (more…)

Decorating my Rattles

July 21, 2009

Meaning making of decorating my rattles was a profound as making the heads were.  My rattles are similar in their decorations but hold very different meanings.  Both have deer hooves as the handles.  The masculine deer hoof is scared, wounded and even had some fur coming off in the process of the making because it had not dried properly.  (more…)

Continuing my healing journey…

July 14, 2009

As I continue on my path to healing my feminine side, I have yet to finish my rattles.  During a shamanic journey (kind of like a waking meditation) I asked what other preparations were needed to birth my masculine and feminine rattles.  What I saw in my journey was a ring; this is to represent the marriage and joining in union my masculine and feminine sides of myself.  I was also given the guidance to go to “The Works” in Kent to find the special ring. (more…)

Iron Jawed Angels

July 4, 2009

Last night I watched an amazing movie starring Hilary Swank.  It was an HBO film so many of you might not have heard about it.  Before I tell you anything about it maybe I can stir your curiosity by asking a few questions.

1.  Who had the right to vote first, African American men or women?
2.  What year was slavery abolished?
3.  When were women given the right to vote?

If you need your curiousity stirred a bit more, watch this mind blowing clip on YouTube: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO70ZjZ0wrw

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Feminine healing continues…

June 16, 2009

As I continue my journey to heal the wounded feminine side of myself, my rattle making took on new meaning. 

In working with my feminine rattle head, the stitching done first was loose and incomplete.  I needed to make the stitching closer together in order to hold the items that would make the beautiful sound of the rattle.  (more…)

My journey to Feminine healing…

June 9, 2009

In my May 19th posting “Re-Claiming my Feminine side” I talked about my journey in discovering that through a divorce years ago I had pushed my feminine side deeper within to a near non-existent state.  At that time I felt that I had reclaimed a part of me that had been on a long vacation and it did feel that way on that day. (more…)

Re-Claiming My Feminine Side

May 19, 2009

The awareness last week of pushing my feminine side down, not allowing it to surface or be fully embraced for so many years has pushed me deeper into the knowing and understanding of my life.  (more…)

Weeding My Emotional Garden

May 12, 2009

What I heard loud and clear in the weeding of my flowerbed by the strong and gentle pine was that I had not recovered the loss of my deepest feminine side of who I am and who I want to be.  So with each weed I pulled, with each root I dug from the earth.. (more…)

Abuse is on the rise, know what to look for!

April 27, 2009

Our tough economic times are bringing out stress and extreme behaviors.  You read it in the paper every day… if you can find it through the massive articles about foreclosures, stockmarket decline and the rising unemployment.  Spouses are shooting whole families then turning the guy on themselves. Robberies are rampant. Emotional, Verbal, Physical, Sexual, Child, Teen, and Elderly abuse is on the rise. (more…)