Speaking your Truth – tips for the Throat Chakra

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Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it. – Naomi Wolf

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We often talk about speaking our truth, but how many people even understand what that means?  Our truth is that wise part of us that knows who we are, what we need, and what we believe in.  It is a personal truth – it differs between individuals, and it often changes over time.  What matters most is that we acknowledge this truth, and honour it by being able to voice our ideas, opinions, needs and wants.

If you have trouble asking for help, if you say no when you mean yes and yes when you mean no, if you find it hard to say what you really feel or think for fear of upsetting or offending others, if you worry about being judged or ridiculed for your opinions…

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Healing with Horses – Earth Medicine

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I received my second session of energy work with medicine horses Saturday morning, July 19th.  What came up for me was how symbolic self care is. I began to notice how much I needed to attend to myself this past year, and these lovely horses assisted moving this part of my journey further. As adults we need nurturing too and that is okay. Anyway, attending to my own needs is what the medicine horses have shown me in this visit. I feel the necessity in sharing this powerful information with everyone because what we do for ourselves does ripple to the people around us.

The first thing I ever experienced in healing with horses was the opening of my heart. That came to me in a dream. Something I had not experienced until earlier this year and it was as valid as being with them in person. After the release I had from this, the shift in my outer life can attest to the major changes that are occurring in my inner world! I feel freer from old conditioning patterns that were blocking me from experiencing really great things. Like doing art. I am amazed at how much creativity that is flowing through me now. Hence how there is an accumulation of knowledge around the subject of love, learning more on love has made my metaphorical library require more space for all of the growth to fit together. If there was anything I could encourage in this type of medicine work, is to face your deepest fears to the best of your ability. Because what we tuck away inside us is by far our greatest beauty in life. The work we do shows in the most beautiful ways possible. We just don’t know what we are capable of until we venture through!

Each session is inevitably different. Medicine horses have several identified and unidentified ways to move energy in the human body. You may find that a horse will nuzzle your head, your heart, or, releasing for you through their own bodily resources, such as peeing or pooping, yawning, or by working on each other.  What happens is they pick up the energy of who ever is near them and they clear imbalanced energy so as to bring you back in your body’s center. Sometimes to the naked eye, you can’t even tell they are working on you. So there is no predicting how the session is going to play itself out. Medicine horse’s presence are gentle, loving and compassionate. Another message that came through that surprisingly and not so surprisingly had something to do with family.

I feel blessed that family got mentioned in this session. I had not expected this to re-surface because sadly, I had gotten used to not having one after experiencing many instances of loss. But now I can see that I am accepting my soul family. In the feeling of it all, the definition and people involved is ongoing. Essentially, I’ve learned in Saturday’s horse therapy session, that when you are taking care of yourself you are contributing to your soul family Too. Now back to love!

Each of us has love to share, and it originates in us from our family of origins. One thing that stands out to me, our souls remember how to love, it is our human experience to learn and make that journey to self awareness and break down our barriers in life. It is evident to me now that love is a delicate subject. Pending on your experiences, and the type of learning you are meant to do, the way a person love’s will vary for each of you. I personally think love goes deep in our body’s because individually, love touches us close to our souls and so we can be initially scared. It’s as though we have this programming to be scared in love and go through the many initiation experiences to shed the layers to find our true authentic being. I have had significant learning around breaking down my own barriers to loving and will continue to learn. The learning around love has helped educate me to listen very closely for truth as that voice is often quieter than the ego who can sometimes override the sound of your inner truth.

self-care= spiritual awakening= true self-love. So it’s all connected.
I am proud to know how far I’ve come. Not just for myself but for my ancestors who I couldn’t be here without

Her Body

Her Body

If I could, even if it was for one day,
I would let myself out to explore
every part of your body
To notice every part that spoke to me
I could spend hours there, even days, or years and
get to know all of you, that I could know
To get to know the way you sleep

Your body
your precious vessel
In my adornment
I promise to keep you well
To dream with you
To kiss you every day
I would treat your body like the
sacredness of your true beauty
Loving you through your journey
If you’d let me in
Perhaps, I have a thing or two to learn with you
I would see through to each ending of cycles when needed
Letting each other be safely there
Like the depth of the sea
helping each other to untangle free

Create your world in love

“Make a home for eternal spirit in your heart. Notice what thoughts create tension or anxiety and choose to release them. To the degree that anxiety taints your motivation, to that same degree, you are less effective in all you do, for spirit is then denied access to your mind and heart, and you, in a literal sense, are not fully present.
“The process of relaxing all thoughts that require tension to sustain them is a process of relaxing habits of the past and awakening to the reality of your own spiritual presence.
“It is a process of losing interest in fearful ways of walking upon the earth and chosing to create your world in love through the action of your open heart.
“Should you perceive a problem, you surround that problem with love. You define it in love. You recognize that it is caused by the lack of love that lies behind all problems. And with love, you introduce the understanding that provides the solution.”
~Ken Carey from Return of the Bird Tribes

Read the signals and trust them

“Oracles are subtle message from the universe around us that teach and guide us on our paths. We needn’t have a rational system of interpretation for understanding the messages.”
“There is a web that connects each of us with everything that is….The ancients honored the web over everything, worshiping the Moon Goddess as the weaver of destiny: a giant spider sitting at the center of the universe, creating the universe from her center. From her belly she spins something form nothing, everything from the empty space within…” 
“A woman shaman, like a spider spinning,, must learn to lead from the womb. To move our attention from the head to the belly, from the mind to the body, a woman must learn to read the signals and to trust them.”
“Otherwise she’ll never be sure about the difference between her intuition and those fearful little voices in her head that tell her to be cautious, stop, don’t and so on.”
“Something needs to validate the intuitive movements along the way, something needs to function as teacher or guide. That something is synchronicity as a way of life, a path of steady observation and response to the little messages that come from the environment every day: sensations in the body, encounters and events that happen in the outer world, the way things line up in linear time, all the little miracles.”
~Vicky Noble from Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World 

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I know this is late in January to be saying, but I was just thinking about New years resolutions. Reclaiming your personal power is the first item, I think that could go on that list ..

Why I say? Because everything else, such as acceptance, compassion, forgiveness and love follows after doing this 🙂

May everyone have a great 2014