by Cynthia Mattingly
I just spent 10- days with my dear friend, Danielle. I attended her workshop Horse and Soul Retreat at Leaves and Lizards in Costa Rica. The journey to Costa Rica is a tough one…….18 hours from home to the retreat center. Stepping into this beautiful countryside made the recovery from the travel much much easier.
I have done a ton of emotional and body process work and really felt I was working on my stuff in a very conscious way. I always have wanted the best clarity for myself, my personal relationships and to hold the precious space for the sacred expression of Healing Way Center and the work that I do. Well, I got to take everything to the next level!
There is a horse picking experience that is unlike anything I have experienced. Beauty picked me and with her came her 7-month-old foal, Lluvia……This means rain in Spanish
I found that the horses have a special way of facilitating the release of the emotional energy that is stealth so below my radar. I am now in amazement at the depth of the energy rumbling and release that occurred. I am tired and peaceful in a way that is a new normal. I am looking excitedly to stepping into the Joy, Love, Beauty, and Power of my life.
Power is an interesting word. It usually facilitates images with negative connotations. I have a refreshed my relationship with this word. It now means holding me accountable for all aspects of my world and stepping into this framework of using ALL of me to actualize my vision of a better world through everything I do. Unbelievable
that hanging out with my new “herd” of seven other people in the workshop, horses and Debbie, Sally and Danielle who facilitated the workshop could be so life changing. There is no other way to describe it.
I am forever grateful
Big Hugs and Love