The Heart

A Gift from the Heart

Posted by on November 26, 2016 in Animal Communication, Inspiration, The Earth, The Heart | 0 comments

A Gift from the Heart

Feeding the birds is a commitment I made decades ago. A way to give back to the earth; to honor a species that brings joy and song to my heart. While I’ve lived at the shore, my feeder has been visited primarily by Mourning Doves, House Sparrows, Finches, Cardinals and a squirrel. Large Herring Gulls, Laughing Gulls and Fish Crows will occasionally visit for the Sunflower seeds, too. Sometimes I neglect to refill the feeder. Sometimes I deliberately stop filling it for few days to deter the squirrel, when it becomes too demanding: climbing up a deck chair to stare at me through the kitchen window or scolding me from the deck railing when the feeder hasn’t been filled in a timely manner. I don’t want a squirrel nesting under my car hood again. After a few days of emptiness, I filled it to the brim Thanksgiving morning; the wildlife deserved to enjoy a feast, as well. I finished cooking and was reading before going to a gathering when a crow landed just outside my door and called loudly, three or four times, from my deck rail. Odd for it to perch so close to my door. It seemed significant. I listened with my heart to understand. It wasn’t an alarm, it felt definitive and intended for me to hear. Later, I stepped out the door and found a small jingle shell on a deck slat, before me. I love jingle shells; I admired how it shone in the sunlight and couldn’t imagine how this delicate shell had landed on my deck. There was no wind. The fragile shell felt deliberately placed, like a gift. I picked it up to honor this feeling in my heart; noted how often stones have appeared at the top of the stairs to my deck and  wondered, again, how they got up here. They’ve been too large to be stuck on my shoes, too heavy for a dove or song bird to carry. Often they ‘ve been in the feeder itself, it makes no sense for squirrel to do that. Today, I watched a video pan over a variety of small gifts that a flock of crows had brought to a young girl who regularly fed them. As shiny beads, buttons and stones scrolled by, the connection was finally made. I had overlooked the obvious, but now the truth was known. My heart was touched; thanksgiving had come full circle....

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A Thanksgiving Story

Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Awareness, Healing, The Earth, The Heart | 0 comments

A Thanksgiving Story

Big Pea was a rogue Peacock that showed up my friend Karen’s farm, where I board my horse, during the spring of 2013. Word on the street was that the he was a wanderer, but we encouraged him to stick around. Treats helped. Big Pea became comfortable with our presence over the first year. He appreciated that we allowed him to dip into bowls of hard food put out for the barn cats. I was sensitive to his fear of being trapped when he was bold and walked into the tack room to eat it. I gave his tail a wide birth as he made a mad dash to run out the tack room door at the sight of a human and would move the bowl into the barn isle so he had easier access to it. By the winter he was comfortable venturing a short distance into the barn. It was a very cold winter here in New Jersey. Karen put hay down for him to lay on outdoors, under a deep barn overhang. She propped up a barn matt so he had a block from the wind and billowing snow. He spent a lot of time there on that hay, rather than to step through the  snow. When he did venture into it, his feet became cold quickly. He would draw one of them up close to his body and alternate doing so to warm them. Karen successfully lured him into the barn and shut him in when the temperature fell into the single digits. Big Pea came to accept the hayloft as a viable option during those bitter nights. That next summer, 2014, Big Pea would come and go, then casually appear in search of food and treats. We discovered he sometimes roosted high in the Pitch Pines in the woods beyond the paddocks. That winter was another cold one and he he stayed close. We were happy he decided to stick around; he knew he had a good thing. Since this summer he’s been around daily. During the day he roosts on a paddock fence or lays in the grass under the shade of the low branch of one of the spruce trees near the barn. He forages locally – and in the bowls of cat food. He shows up when I arrive at the barn, walks towards me with a regal gait. Stops, stares at me with his intense, primitive eye and clucks to ask for a treat. Now he’ll come when I called his name; he knows it means I have something special for him. Today it was tiny cubes of Swiss cheese. Flocks of wild turkeys occasionally walk through the paddocks. Historically they’ve been afraid and run off when we appear from out of the barn, scuttling in a flurry or getting loft to fly up into the trees in the woods. For the first two years Big Pea kept his distance from the turkeys; he eyed them a bit warily, but that began to shift this past spring. It was his second spring of wandering and searching for a mate to no avail. He was fanning at me and even at the cats. It seemed he longed for companionship; I noticed he would sometimes walk off when the turkeys came by, in an attempt to join them. I was observing how he was meandering towards them slowly, stopping, then scavenging with them while remaining on the edge of the flock. Over time they accepted his presence. On two occasions during the summer, I heard him call out from a high in a tree in the woods...

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Healing with Horses at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue

Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, Inspiration, The Heart, The Horse | 0 comments

Healing with Horses at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue

Helping Hearts is the perfect name for this equine rescue. There was a lot of deep, heart-felt healing at the recent workshop held at the facility. After exercises to help them experience energy, the students we’re grounded and prepared for beginning the healings with the horses. Then we observed and evaluated each horse the participants would  work with.         Participating in equine healing was life-changing for the students. They were deeply moved by the immediate responses and physical releases from the horses. They expressed amazement about how the horses opened a dialogue with the healers about what they needed. Afterwards we reevaluated each horse. Everyone observed improvement in the horse’s confirmation and in their gait. They had more fluidity in their movement and happier demeanors.     To the left is an older Hanovarian gelding. In the before photo you can see some instability in his hind end and the tension he carries at the poll.     In this after photo you can see the horse is more balanced and it’s reflected in his stance. His energy is flowing more openly from back to front and he carries his head with ease. This was the first go at equine healing for the three participants who worked with him. A rider shared her experience of riding an older Friesian gelding shortly after the entire class had worked on him. This horse has an unfortunate condition that has diminished his muscle mass and weakened his hind end. The rider said the horse was more willing to do what she asked, she could feel how it was easier for him. He had more power and impulsion behind and she was excited that he had given her the best sitting trot she had felt on him in four years!...

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The Horsehair Nest

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Healing, Inspiration, The Earth, The Heart, The Horse | 0 comments

The Horsehair Nest

My friend gave me a gift today, it was discovered when I opened my tack trunk. She had placed it in a dark corner within. I gazed upon it and felt seen by my friend – deeply understood. I picked up the treasure and laid it in my palm. My friend had touched the tender place where our hearts are one. My chest cracked open and I wept and wept. Carrying the delicate gift in my palm, I laid down on the earth. Resting on her surface and bathing in the sun’s energy, I cried until tears no longer flowed and my face formed a loving...

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How Can We Heal Our Own Horse – the One Closest to Us?

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Health, Inspiration, The Heart, The Horse | 6 comments

How Can We Heal Our Own Horse – the One Closest to Us?

My horse, Herz, is twenty-nine years old. He has a chronic right front suspensory injury, it is one of the primary reasons he is retired. It is a spring ritual for him to take a romp and to re-injure it. Today was that day. I told Herz how sorry I was that he was in pain and that his structural issues had led to his relatively early retirement. I said to him how glad I was that he is in such good health otherwise. I sat down beside him on a stool with my hands on the swelling to assist with the heat and pain. In the early years,  I had learned how to apply healing skills to horses by practicing on him. Later on, because of our close relationship, it became nearly impossible for me to work on him. Feeling inadequate, I did what I do best – simply loving him. Acknowledging this, I leaned forward and kissed him on his upper leg. He turned his head towards me, reached down and tenderly nuzzled me on my neck. The twenty-five years of love between us was deep and palatable. Contained within those seemingly few moments was a powerful gift of...

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Podcast: How Horse Whisperer Ginger Krantz Heals Horses

Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, Health, Inspiration, Path of the Healer Workshop, Podcasts, Shamanism, The Earth, The Heart, The Horse | 0 comments

Podcast: How Horse Whisperer Ginger Krantz Heals Horses

Below is a podcast of my radio interview, with host Julie Migneault, at Embodied Awakening on Intention Radio. Please listen as I share healing stories and insights into the nature of the horse. Join me during the entire hour-long interview, as we progressively travel deeper into the mind and heart of the healer. Host Julie Migneault, like myself, is a graduate of The Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Her formulating questions and speaking from her own experience as a healer enrich the interview. Enjoy the journey!   http://intentionradio.com/archive-shows/36-Embodied-Awakening/36-05-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Transcript for: Ginger Krantz, Horse Whisperer and Healer with host Julie Migneault, at Embodied Awakening on Intention Radio May 31, 2013 JULIE MIGNEAULT, HOST: Hey everyone this is Julie Migneault here at Embodied Awakening Radio on the Intention Radio platform and I am so excited to be with you again for another Friday afternoon and today I am really excited to share an amazing guest. Someone I have worked with personally in my work with my own pet, her name is Ginger Krantz; Hi, Ginger. GINGER KRANTZ: Hi, Julie. MS. MIGNEAULT: How are you today? MS. KRANTZ: I’m doing all right. MS. MIGNEAULT: Thank you so much for being with us and sharing some of your wisdom around your healing work and work with horses and animals. MS. KRANTZ: Well thank you for inviting me to share. MS. MIGNEAULT: Yeah, I just want to tell the audience that my cat was going through some trauma when we moved, I moved houses, and all sorts of different things happened at once and I think her nervous system was totally shot and I just did one session with you and over the course of a couple weeks she totally unwound, it was really, really amazing. She is back to her old self now. She was like high-strung and going through some things, so thank you for that. I got to experience first hand the power of your work. MS. KRANTZ: You’re welcome. It’s always just a gift to be asked. MS. MIGNEAULT: Yeah, wonderful. Tell me a little bit about yourself as a healer and a horse, I will call you a Horse Whisperer. I don’t know of you call yourself that. MS. KRANTZ: You know, I don’t call myself that, but I find sometimes that is what I end up doing: literally whispering to them. My background is in healing and I was trained working with people. I went through The Barbara Brennan School of Healing, her international school. I went through the four-year program there and then after graduation I went on to be a teacher in training and then a teacher. During school I had purchased a horse, my first horse, which was my life dream, and as I was going through school and learning about healing, my horse, I became aware that he had some structural issues. And I started applying the healing skills to my horse and had some really amazing results. I started to realize, when I dipped into his energy field in the way that we did in school, that there was a lot of things that were similar. Then, when I was teaching at the school I had permission from Barbara, along with a couple of my colleagues, to teach a class in how to apply the skills we were learning at school to animals. MS. MIGNEAULT: Wow! That would have been fantastic, they don’t do that anymore. MS. KRANTZ: It was a wonderful experience. From there I went on to, after I was in school for 9 years;...

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The Snowy Owl Migration: What Does it Mean to You?

Posted by on January 3, 2014 in Awareness, Healing, Inspiration, The Earth, The Heart | 6 comments

The Snowy Owl Migration: What Does it Mean to You?

This winter we are experiencing a migration of Snowy Owls from the Artic tundra to the east coast, all the way down to the Carolinas. The migration is larger in magnitude than any that has occurred in decades and the scientific reason the migration is happening at this time is unclear. It is a calling, and an opportunity, for us to turn to spirit for answers. Our lives are enriched by the presence of spirit and by developing our sensitivity so we may understand communications from it. Spirit speaks to us in many ways, including through visual signs and symbols. The presence of the Snowy Owl here in New Jersey has allowed me to realize my life long desire of seeing one of these exquisite creatures in person. It also has opened my heart to listen more deeply; to ask what is the greater meaning and teaching here? Everyone must find their own interpretation of the symbols in their life. At the same time I have found many teachings of the indigenous people of the earth hold common interpretations that resonate with my personal ones. Here are some that have helped me to interpret and to understand this significant event. In the sunwise cycle of the medicine wheel and the four directions, north is the final point. It contains the gift of wisdom gained from the completion of the full cycle of the wheel. After our journey has experienced birth and the rising of a vision, it moves into the illumination of mid-day and the physical manifestation of it. Even with creative expression and accomplishments in life, disillusionment inevitably sets in and so begins our descent. As the sun drops on the horizon, we are called to transform our reality. Our transformative healing requires a journey into the darkness of the night to regain lost pieces of our soul. The north is the direction where we emerge, the arrival, the point of realization. It is associated with purity of crystalline, white snows; the cold and winter. It is not a direction without its own challenges and requires us to develop endurance, an asset during times of physical instability. The Snowy Owls have come to us from the great north of the Artic tundra. The owl is considered symbolic for change: profound, significant change. Spirit and the earth are speaking to us and we can receive the gift of  ancient wisdom when we open our hearts and...

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