And what does this have to do with connecting to our Wild Feminine?
You’re standing out in a herd of horses and this happens, one of the horses, with much purpose, plants his butt right in front of you. There’s no pushing or bumping, his head is low, it’s a very calm act on the horses part. A lot of people will tell you, that’s a dangerous place to be, and in some cases, yes, but not in this case!
In this case, this is horse medicine!
Meet Cheveyo, I first met him in 2014, and I was expanding on my training in Equine Assisted Healing. Little did I know the breadth of the journey I was about to take!.
I have since met several horses that will do the same thing, it’s like they talk to each other, oh, wait, they do (but that’s a whole other discussion).
When horses are given the opportunity to do this healing work with us, you find that each horse has their own medicine. Some horses it’s about setting healthy boundaries, some it’s about leadership and some it’s all about heart, the list goes on.
In Cheveyo’s case, this is about grounding, aspects of self, connection and showing up in our fullness. This is a horses root chakra, and when they present this for you, you can trust that there is a message for you.
Butt ;) what is that message?
Four years ago when I first met Cheveyo, he was offering me his support! I thought I was dealing with “stuff” pretty well. Adrenal fatigue from years in emergency services and shift work, I was still in the 5 year frame after breast cancer, being a caretaker for my Father who was sinking into the dark pit of Alzheimer's and a Sister also with Cancer. They left this earthly plane within 3 months of each other, along with my horse at the time, the horse whose idea it was to take my medicine out into the world.
Cheveyo saw right through the mask I put on for the rest of the world, I’m strong, I’m ok, I can find my way through this…we’re not meant to battle these kinds of life events by ourselves! And healing doesn’t happen in isolation. The support that Cheveyo so graciously offered me was worth his weight in gold.
We live in a world, mostly so, that is unbalanced, we don’t feel particularly safe… we’re often in a fight or flight mode. We’re reacting to our modern day stresses of work deadlines, financial or relationship issues, we’re connected to our phones and computers instead of the Divine and/or Nature.
What does it look like when our root chakra is out of balance? Our bodies contract, compress inward and become rigid and mechanical. We’re in that primal fight or flight. There’s a reason for us to be in that state but we are not meant to sustain it for a long periods of time or we get sick! Physical illnesses, anxiety, digestive & eating disorders, weakened immune systems, adrenal fatigue. And specifically for women, breast & uterine cancers, There is a disconnect with our own bodies!
Once upon a time, I had a dream, a dream to help people remember how to breathe again. For me, this always happens when I was out in nature, not just with the horses but being outside tree hugging, dirt worshipping, animal kissing, flower loving nature.
Recently, one of my own horses has been, kind of a horses ass, in a different way. Actual physical nudges and pushes, he was acting like he was frustrated about something, well since they’re actually mirrors for us… you get the drift! It was time to take a good hard look at what I was doing, what I needed to do to make an even deeper connection to nature.
Fortunately I got the chance to attend a special workshop with a very special young lady and this gave me the opportunity to reconnect with Cheveyo, almost exactly 4 years to the date that I first encountered him. I still got his butt in front of me but this time the message was quite different!
Science has now proven what Ancient Healers have known for millennia, what people like Louise Hay and Deepak Chopra have been saying for years. Only 5% of illness is from genetic mutations, we are active participants in 95% of our illnesses and there are things WE can do to prevent and even reverse those illnesses.
So here's the message from the horses asses.
Our connection to the Earth!
Mother Earth, connecting to her vibration is one of the most healing things we can do for ourselves.
On a medicine wheel, earth sits in the west, this is also where the root chakra is represented.
Earth is the Feminine with her innate, creative, intuitive energy. Feminine magic and wisdom, the first step on the path to a deeper connections with our soul and awakening our heart fire.
Horses are both very ground and spiritual beings, they’ve got that connection of “As above, so below” naturally. That balance of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine.
For many of us we need to start at the root and connect with that “Wild Divine expressions of you”, powerful, loving from purity, the use of our magic for the highest good of everyone and being connect to our natural rhythm.
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