Happy Winter! Last weekend I did a full day workshop focusing on Family Constellation and Continuum. It was a day for very deep inner personal work. I wanted to share these modalities with you because they are so rich for healing and introspection. I am so grateful to live in the Kootenays where there is an abundance of alternative healing practitioners. Robyn Irwin and Courtney Wren-Mabbutt are beautiful people and facilitated the workshop with grace.
Continuum is a gentle, restorative, somatic movement practice that develops awareness and engagement with the body as a living process. We use vocal sounds, the dexterity of breath and very subtle movements to stimulate and aliven the fluid system and inner resources, as well as notice, soften and release our subtle restrictive movement patterns and cultural conditioning so that we can regain access to, and revel in our bodies' innate wisdom, responsiveness, and healing potential. All of Continuum’s teachings are designed to connect with and enrich the fluid system, invoking it’s genius to transform structure and foster the art of self-renewal.
Continuum has been shown to be beneficial for pain, chronic injury and other physical limitations, promoting deep relaxation and restorative states of consciousness, and a sense of well-being and connectedness. It is a practice also explored by artists to dissolve creative blocks and support creativity and improvisation.
About Family/ Systemic Constellations:
Constellations are a relational process of tuning-in to the ancestral, family, land, cultural & collective field/ systems of energy all around us~ the morphogenic field or ‘knowing’ field. We join together in this together-space to listen and embody what is unspoken in the field, what is known by the soul, but unseen. Through curiosity and presence, we support our energy fields, DNA, nervous systems, cellular imprints and relational fields- the systems of all we are in relation to- to be transformed, for more love to flow.
You know that a constellations process is for you if: challenges or energy blocks you are encountering are familial and generational, you can sense that it didn’t start with you; you’ve been working with particular energies or blocks or struggles in many different ways and it doesn’t seem to shift; you feel overwhelmed by a particular issue and aren’t able to find clarity by holding it yourself: you long for deeper connection to the greater relational field of self, other, family, ancestral, community, the world; you desire to embody your own destiny, your own soul expression; you long to find your place in your family, lineage & land; you want to contribute to collective healing.
Teddy and I competed in our first, sanctioned, three day event. The first day is dressage, the second is day cross-country and the third day is stadium jumping. I was really anxious about the cross-country course. It was 1.9 km course with 18 jumps. The ideal time frame was 5 minutes and 27 seconds. I have never galloped a 2 km course with 18 jumps. We had to go up hills, down dales and through the forest. I thought Teddy would get tired and need to trot to catch his breath. Nope. He refused to slow down when I half-halted. He told me "We are in a race, Mom, let's go!" So he kept a steady, consistent pace and galloped the whole course. We even got a speeding ticket for going too fast! Here are some professional photos from the show!
Happy New Year! I woke up feeling very optimistic about 2021. I know many of us share these feelings of hope and positivity as we leave a very challenging 2020 behind us. There have been many silver linings to the pandemic though, and I am grateful for these gifts.
I helped more animals than ever before. My practice continues to grow as more people acknowledge the power and authenticity of animal communication. People are seeking spiritual support in these stressful times. I am happy to continue to support those in need for big or small concerns around their animal companions.
I am going deeper in my practice with professional development. I continue to get regular equestrian coaching with the incredible Brandy Saunders, to improve as a rider and strengthen my relationship with my horses. I am taking classes with Sarah Kerr on Death, Grief and Loss so I can better serve my grieving clients. I am considering taking The Course in Miracles to continue to grow spiritually.
My children and I slowed down and spent more time together. We were getting so caught up in the fast paced, digital, consumer culture. So it was time to re-evaluate our values and not get swept away in post-modern society. The values I am holding close to my heart and model to my children are: self-respect, taking a stand and speaking your truth, and maintaining a high moral standard for integrity, compassion and honesty.
I see the importance now more than ever of supporting my pack. Doing this work is vulnerable and tender. I learned early on that skepticism can diminish the spark and magic of intuition. I continue to seek out those who share my values and beliefs to grow in my power and support their dreams. It's going to be an intense and fun year!
There has been a lot of action in my life lately. I have been really busy doing readings, which I so enjoy. In between readings and family life, I chose to move my horses to another barn two weeks ago. Without going into too many details, I moved my two horses to my coach's barn across the street. Luckily we could just walk the horses over but it has been a major process setting up their paddocks with livestock panels, moving 8 tonnes of hay and finding places to store it. I had a shipping container moved to the property to store 4 tonnes of hay and the rest is going in trailers and a horse stall. Many people came together to make this move happen. And we are so pleased that we did this move. We no longer have access to an indoor arena but we are learning so much about footing and snow conditions. Riding outside in the snow, breathing fresh air and doing things I never would have imagined possible, like doing canter circles in the cross county field... in. the. snow! Best of all, I am in a supportive community with people I admire and respect. (Photo credit: Wendy Clerihue).
I have been a Professional Animal Communicator since January 2016. I have been an animal lover and admirer for a very, very long time.