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   Horses are known for stamina, mobility, freedom, power, love, devotion, and loyalty. They can provide help in coping under difficult circumstances.

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.” by Pam Brown

Horses originally resided in North American and then migrated to Asia via Bering land bridge, which later submerged, making it impossible for them to return. They disappeared for about 2000 years.  Horses were then re-introduced to the North American plains by the Spanish. Today wild horses in North American can be found in Outer Banks area of  North Carolina, Wyoming, California, Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Assateague Island, Maryland

“To these animals, the ability to intuit fear in a distant herd member and act on this feeling without hesitation is a lifesaving skill. Their innate aptitude for resonating with another being’s trust, joy, or confidence is a life enhancing skill.” by Linda Kohanov

Equine Therapy

This marvelous experience is a unique way to promote emotional growth. Horses have no expectations and respond to your requests.  The horse also makes the person aware of their internal emotional state as the horse responds to them.  This is also a great way to find congruency without rejection. As seen in the movie 28 days with Sandra Bullock, when she needed to lift the horse’s leg.

Learning to care and groom a horse requires patience, understanding, attention. Horses can sense indecision and hostility. I was able to participate in a 3 hour program. You had to be conscious of your thoughts. One event was to lead the horse by walking, no rope, just ensuring your were congruent in what you wanted to achieve.

Story of Dreamwalker

Dreamwalker, a medicine man, was walking across the plains to visit the Arapaho Nation. He carried with him his pipe. The feather tied into his long black hair pointed to the ground, marking him as a man of peace.  Over the rise of a hill, Dreamwalker saw a herd of wild mustangs running toward him.
Black Stallion approached him and asked if he was seeking an answer on his journey. Black Stallion said, “I am from the Void where Answer lives. Ride on my back and know the power of entering the Darkness and finding the Light.” Dreamwalker thanked Black Stallion and agreed to visit him when his medicine was needed in the Dreamtime.
Yellow Stallion approached Dreamwalker next and offered to take him to the East, where illumination lives. Dreamwalker could share the answers he found there to teach and illuminate others. Once again, Dreamwalker thanked Yellow Stallion and said he would use these gifts of power on his journey.
Red Stallion approached, rearing playfully. He told Dreamwalker of the joys of balancing work and heavy medicine with the joyful experiences of play. He reminded Dreamwalker that he could better hold the attention of those he taught when humor was integrated with the lesson. Dreamwalker thanked him and promised to remember the gift of joy.
Dreamwalker was nearing his destination. The Arapaho Nation was close at hand. White Stallion came to the front of the herd. Dreamwalker mounted White Stallion’s back. White Stallion was the message carrier for all the other horses, and represented wisdom in power. This magnificent horse was the embodiment of the balanced medicine shield. “No abuse of power will ever lead to wisdom,” said White Stallion. “You, Dreamwalker, have made this journey to heal a brother in need, to share the sacred pipe, and to heal the Mother Earth. You have the knowledge through humility that you are an instrument of Great Spirit. As I carry you upon my back, you carry the needs of the people on yours. In wisdom, you understand that power is not given lightly but awarded to those who are willing to carry responsibility in a balanced manner.”
Dreamwalker, the shaman, had been healed by the visit of the wild horses, and knew that his purpose in coming to the Arapaho was to share these gifts with them.

Wind Horse

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, gentle Wind horse, you were the last of your kind.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you were running wild and free.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, with this freedom you did nothing but give;
When one called for help you carried them to safety,
No enemy did you have.

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you gave your life one day
To a boy with no leg.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you gave him your endless love.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you now run in the Great Hunting Grounds;
Giving joy to those there, as you did here.

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, your life was not the last gift
You gave the People.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you prayed for us, you wished a wish for us.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, we remember you through your brother Horse.

Wi: yo: h … It is good.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, we see you still.

Written by Tolly Rebeka Christian BlackWolf Hawk

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Circle Of Wings Mystical Art Print

Circle Of Wings Mystical Art Print

Did you know that February is National Bird Feeding Month?  It was created through a Congressional resolution in 1994 to encourage and support care for wild birds during winter when food, water, and shelter are scarce.

We humans have a special connection to our wild bird brothers. They inspire us to dream, to elevate ourselves ever higher. In many traditions, the bird symbolizes the soul, our soaring spirits traveling to otherworlds in dreams or passing physical boundaries into next lives and on to heaven.

One of my all-time favorite books is Jonathan Livingston Seagull. It is a beautiful story about a bird who felt a calling to push boundaries, who taught others how to reach deep inside themselves and achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. He took heart-thumping risks, survived devastating failures, but never gave up.

I think of that seagull when I see a hawk making lazy circles high in the sky, or hear the aching cry of a loon across a misty lake, or watch the quick little sparrow darting back and forth from my bird feeder to his tree perch. How far have they come? How far will they go? What personal boundaries will they inspire me to break?

We help feed the birds, and they help feed our souls. Keep tossing those seeds and berries,

Nancy

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Beyond Mystical Art Print

Beyond Mystical Art Print

I love green, leafy trees. I love to peer up through the branches at the dappling shades of color, to hear the wind rustle as if it were speaking to me through the dancing leaves. It all seems so chaotic, the branches and leaves twisting one way or another. But if I climb the tree and sit among the branches as high as I can get, I see that there is nothing random about the leaves at all. Somehow, each branch connected to each stem connected to each leaf has perfectly positioned that leaf to capture even the tiniest hint of sun rays through the green boughs. There is a purpose, a pattern to the chaos.

These patterns in nature are everywhere – seashells, sunflowers, snowflakes, salt crystals. All unique. All perfect. All the way down to the cellular level. Science has confirmed for us what the ancients already knew, the existence of universal patterns that connect every living and non-living thing on and off this planet.

As an energy worker, I know that when we emulate this sacred geometry in our art and music, we increase our existing vibration within the universe. Buddhists will emulate it in the creation of mandalas with colored sand and meditate on the pattern for days, even weeks, in deep connection with their higher selves before returning the painstakingly perfect design to nature as an acceptance of the tenet of impermanence.

Many of the art prints and home décor offered at Quintessence Creations include sacred geometry in the artists’ works, such as in this mystical rendition of owls posted here. I am careful to choose works that will inspire, works that can help us resonate at higher frequencies. Having these items in our homes gives us the opportunity to pause and meditate on the beautiful depiction of nature’s patterns – without having to climb a tree to find them. Deep in such meditation is where we touch a higher vibration, where we find purpose, where we find our own sacred pattern in the universe.

Keep checking those frequencies,

Nancy

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