Heart Opening, Cell-Shifting Energetic Learning
Ever had the experience of knowing something has shifted or that you are doing something differently but when asked just don’t quite know how to put that shift into words?
Back when I was in my twenties and was diagnosed with terminal cancer, I was given six months to live. Instead of the recommended surgery for tumor removal to relieve pain, I traveled to The Haven to attend a program called, Come Alive. When I returned I was on the schedule for the surgery, but I knew something had changed and I did not have words or proof.
When my doctor took a look at me she said, “You look different - like something has changed.”
I agreed but could not explain. I actually did have a felt sense of my cells shifting but could not in any way provide an explanation that would satisfy my physicians and cancel the surgery.
In truth, the evidence of that shift did manifest in the surgery. When they opened me up - those tumors were gone.
Now I had my ‘proof’ but I must say the doctors were not as kind to the evidence. I walked away from the medical model at that point because I found it incredibly frustrating to be questioned and disbelieved that my body had demonstrated the powerful healing possible with breath and connection through sharing of deep feelings. My medical team could not accept that shift and I, at that point, could not live easily with their constant negation of what had occurred.
Later, when I worked with doctors, their doubts and opinions no longer shook me. I think that’s because I no longer questioned my experience, my body’s knowing and capacity for transformation. Also I realized I don’t have to prove it to them or to myself.
But back to you.
Most of us at some point, maybe even you right now - are looking for change. You know you have patterns that are stopping you. Maybe it’s related to health; maybe it’s related to relationships or your work.
The same cycle keeps playing out and you want something different.
Too often you may also want proof that if you try something different you KNOW it will work.
But that’s not really the way life works.
Formula and prescriptions might eliminate symptoms for a brief moment, but it’s faith and a willingness hold tension, ambiguity, and uncertainty that brings about transformation.
Our human challenge is sometimes to get out of our brains, our minds, and consider the powerful, cell-shifting potential of our other resources - meaning our body, our spirit, and our emotions.
So often our mind is leading and searching for proof, rightness and permanence when really it would be best to discover that uncertainty and a felt sense of possibility that is much more sustaining in this human experience.
Which leads me to my current teachers - horses.
Over the past few years, I have been enjoying some amazing shifts. I have noticed more joy, more laughter, and more open-heartedness, even during turbulent times.
I can’t with certainty say why or how I am different. I have a felt sense from those around me. Their feedback suggests that they notice a shift and a significant change.
Much like it was years ago with my health when I knew breathing and connecting shifted my cells. This more recent shift, I believe, contribute to my work with horses and bringing Equus coaching into my life and work.
I haven’t quite found the right words to help people understand that this Equus/Mojo work isn’t about understanding horses. It’s about discovering yourself through developing a relationship with the horses that offers clarity, congruence, and mirroring.
I think of as an energetic learning. It’s not cognitive or intellectual, it’s body-based and heart-felt. There aren’t many words exchanged - at least not between you and the horses. Yet, there is an amazing amount of communication and energy being transmitted. Sometimes it takes days, weeks, and even months before my mind picks up the insights that my body discovered through my various engagements with the horses.
As a result, I know my heart is more open and I am more able to breathe and listen through my entire cellular system. I laugh and feel joy way more often - even in these wild and crazy times.
I believe that the horses offer an amazing mirror and create a powerful energetic field that can and does shift things emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
If you are wrestling with patterns and limiting beliefs that just don’t seem to shift, why not come and try something different?
In Find Your Mojo in Montana we bring together all of the many years of experience we have to offer. We don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but we offer experiences that will allow you to tap into your own resources in a way that creates transformation.
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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke are Master certified life coaches, business consultants, speakers and authors of The Beauty of Conflict. They believe real relationships are the key to creating great business results. They’ll take your team from mediocre to great.
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