While riding on the beach a couple days ago, it wasn’t long before I noticed the gentle warm healing waves of summer had now turned to into a wild and powerful force. As the tide rushed in, a sneaker wave (sometimes also referred to as a sleeper wave, a disproportionately large coastal wave that appears without warning. They are much larger than preceding waves, sneaker waves can catch unwary people walking or standing on beaches and ocean jetties and be washed away into the sea) almost knocked my horses off their feet as their bodies wobbled and knees buckled, I felt the dizziness myself as I attempted to try to keep the horse I was riding on his feet.
I moved up the beach closer to the dunes and safer ground as I headed back towards my trailer. Minutes later, another sneaker wave chased us into the dunes. Realizing this was a really big tide coming in I began to speed up my pace to get back to my truck. I had just one obstacle between me and getting off the beach and it was the creek. As I stood at edge of the creek bank, I watched as the ocean sent 2 foot waves rushing up the creek. As the water flowed back out, another wave was already coming in, leaving deep water with turbulence and whirlpools in the space between waves. I stood there wondering if I was going to get back across, driftwood and foam swirling and being tossed about. Mother Nature had my full attention and all my senses were awakened as I watched for the perfect moment to jump in.
In writing about my adventure, I realized how blessed I am to have so many exciting adventures and the most wonderful partners to share these amazing adventures with. What a great life metaphor it is… everything changes. Change happens in every moment. We can’t stop it and if we try, it can become very painful.
I have faced a few sneaker waves along my journey through life. When we are asleep, the sneaker waves roll in, sometimes knocking us off our feet. It wakes us up as we climb to our feet again and wondering what just happened. The universe knows when we need change. It can be frightening but fear is just a barrier and once we walk through fear, it’s powerless.
When we are asleep, we are ignoring our intuition and we get tossed around in turbulence. Our intuition is our compass and guide. We can choose to be asleep or we can open our senses and watch for the calm places and step in and walk through with grace.
Come discover your true hearts desires through the eyes of horses!
At the Heart Of The Soul Weekend Retreat you can connect with the healing power of horses and gain transformational opportunities for self-exploration, healing, creativity, and fun. We specialize in Equine Guided Education, a gentle, guided learning process that draws on the intuition, empathy, and acceptance of horses to help you make challenging life transitions, achieve your goals, and find more meaning in your life.
The Horses Hope For Humanity Weekend can help you …
Discover your gifts, passion and purpose in life and tap into your intuition
Build stronger personal and business relationships
Learn about your leadership style, non-verbal communication and boundaries
Identify and going beyond the barriers and beliefs that hold you back in life
Experience walking your true path with support of the horse at your side
When you have a clear vision, others become interested and want to know more.
September 8-9, 2014
What do horses have to do with wellness, personal growth and leadership? How does this program differ from other leadership programs?
The Horses Hope For Humanity Program teams up with horses to guide executives into a deeper understanding of leadership styles and self-awareness. Horses mirror your behavior back to you. Self-awareness is crucial to leadership coaching and horses can heighten your understanding as it becomes a profound embodied experience. The new found awareness leaves an impression that stays with you long after the experience has past.
Learn about unspoken communication and boundaries while listening to your own intuition. Perceive the truth beyond the words and trust your ability to read the slightest unspoken communication. This can give you an advantage in knowing what people are actually saying beyond their words and enhance your performance skills in conflict management and communication.
To understand the truth about another, you first have to know the truth about yourself.
Horses have taught me so much about being awake and connecting through higher consciousness. It has changed the way I function in all aspects of my life and allowing me to become a better pracitoner in my Rolfing SI Practice, the Horses Hope For Humanity portions of my work and in life. I’m becoming a much more conscious human being.
Join us for an enjoyable day of learning, insight, and positive self-development! This is self-discovery workshop utilizing Equine Guided Learning to get in touch with our most inner selves. Gain fulfillment, answers, confidence, closure and clarity with horse-guided exercises.