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a world where all species are valued.

May my humble voice reflect the true role of humankind:

as caretakers of this earth and all life upon it.

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

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Inspiration, The Heart | 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, Inspiration, Shamanism, The Earth, The Heart | 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...

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Healing with Horses: Valentine’s Day

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Inspiration | 1 comment

Healing with Horses: Valentine’s Day

Valentine is a mare belonging to by Mary Ann Brewer, owner of In the Company of Horses, who hosted the Healing with Horses workshop. Valentine works as a therapy horse during Mary Ann’s weekly Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions with clients. Valentine received healings during the weekend workshop and this was Mary Ann’s update on Valentine and the other horses in our workshop the following week. “Ginger Texted me Tuesday morning (two days after the workshop) and said she had a dream that today is Valentine’s Day ~ so I got to see what that meant at work! She offered herself up in every available moment to our clients. Everyone picked her and she picked them. She is usually willing, but she worked extra on Tuesday. Sometimes in the past, she would run away when she was done, and at some point, most days at work these horses will lie down and have extensive naps. I jokingly say they are American’s at work! On Tuesday, even though Summer did lay down right near our group during our processing at the end, no one else joined in. This was unusual....

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Building Faith in Long-Distance Healing

Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Inspiration | 0 comments

Building Faith in Long-Distance Healing

One of my favorite things about teaching is assisting my class participants building of their faith in healing. This happens when they experience the response each horse has to their healing, as well as observing the differences in all the horses before and after the healings. During the recent Your Healing Journey class the group was able to build their faith in the affectivity of long-distance healing. One of the attendees, Susan, lives out of state and participated in the class via Skype. For one exercise, each participant took turns conducting a healing on a pinto mare named Patches. When it came to be Susan’s turn we stood around the mare, silently observing while she worked long-distance. The group held the sacred space that had been created from all the previous healings and we were aware of the seemingly subtle shifts that were occurring. During this time the mare’s heart opened and she physically shifted her stance to reflect this change. She squared up her front legs and we felt something lift and clear energetically. The mare then licked and chewed. After the healing, I called Susan on my cell phone so she could share her experience with us. I encouraged her to say some information she had received to Patches directly and I held the phone up to Patches’ ear. As Susan spoke to her, Patches moved her ears to listen and responded by licking and chewing. It was clear to us all that Patches was making the connection between her distance healing and Susan’s voice and that the healing was continuing with Susan’s words. I wanted to share this photo that captured that moment with you, so you may open your own heart to faith and...

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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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The Key to Effective Communication with Animals is to Listen

Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Awareness, Healing, Inspiration, The Heart | 3 comments

The Key to Effective Communication with Animals is to Listen

Horses communicate with us all the time. Their cues are subtle and kind. Their non-verbal expressions and are frequently missed as our minds are full of what to do’s and what we think is going on. The key is to listen. Yesterday, I had a clear lesson about this from a Dales pony; his clarity showed me what I nearly missed. Horses communicate with us all the time. Their cues are subtle and kind. Their non-verbal expressions and are frequently missed; our minds are full of what we think is going on next and what to do next. The key is to listen. Yesterday, I had a clear lesson about this from a Dales pony, Donny. His clarity showed me what I nearly missed. After working with this fly sensitive three-year-old, I put his black fly wraps on his legs, and turned him back out. An hour later, I went out into his field to check on one of his pasture mates who had been running, a Fjord. The Fjord was fine, but he was missing a blue leg wrap; I needed to walk up to the barn for a replacement. Donny had approached me as I was assessing the legs of the Fjord and when I stood up, he touched my left shoulder with his muzzle. He then looked over his right shoulder and pointed toward the next field. With his direct line of sight he was showing me a black leg wrap laying in the grass; about fifteen yards away, in the attached...

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Opening the Heart – Healing the Pain of Loss

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, The Heart | 0 comments

Opening the Heart – Healing the Pain of Loss

Rags is a mare owned by Susan and Jim Medley who hosted the recent Healing with Horses workshop, at their farm in Virginia. Rags came to join the Medley Farm herd, last fall. She was taken in by the Medley’s from a local woman who had two children and a third child on the way so she could not care for Rags anymore. At the workshop Rags presented herself as wanting to have a healing. The Medley’s did not anticipate this, for they felt that Rags had resolved the initial conflicts she had with some of the horses and had acclimated herself into the herd. The workshop participants gathered to do an exercise with Rags, to deepen their understanding of the horse and to discover what Rags needed for her healing. They asked Rags a series of questions as they arose spontaneously, and as they did the group’s connection with her deepened. The questions became more poignant and one in particular made a clear connection with everyone’s heart: Rags was asked if she missed the little boy from her previous home. In response to this question, nearly everyone in the group felt deep pain in their heart from the truth it had awakened. Rags felt it too; she stopped eating her hay, raised her head and stared at the group with a look of stunned bewilderment. There was a silence as everyone waited for her further response. Rags suddenly stepped forward to physically connect with the group; then, as her energy flow increased, she turned and trotted to the gate at the other end of the paddock to be with her field mates. When the group circled up to discuss and integrate what had happened, we observed that Rags had walked away from her pasture buddies to stand under a tree and was allowing the energy in her body to integrate, as well. The Medley’s then shared with us that there had been a little boy at Rag’s previous home that missed Rag’s. After his first visit to see Rags, his mother had decided it was too painful for the boy to allow him to visit Rag’s again. After the healing Rags was glowing with the grace that follows a powerful opening of the heart and was tenderly touching other horses in the herd. Susan reported how, as a result of the healing, it feels like a wall between she and Rags is gone. She added that Rags has become more gentle with the other horses and that the herd overall is more cohesive as a result of the workshop....

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Rescued Draft Horse with Possible Wobbler’s Syndrome has Remarkable Recovery

Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Equine Healing, Healing, Inspiration, The Heart | 2 comments

Rescued Draft Horse with Possible Wobbler’s Syndrome has Remarkable Recovery

Mack is a Belgian gelding purchased at the Camelot Auction in New Jersey by Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in November of 2010. Upon adoption it was discovered that Mack was unstable, uncoordinated and weak behind, that he was not safe to ride. The vet had run several tests but there had been no diagnosis. The vet thought he possibly had Wobbler Syndrome (vertebral malformation or compression to the spinal cord that can lead to damage of the spinal cord). When I met Lisa Post, the president of Helping Hearts, in March of 2011, she was concerned about Mack. After four months at the rescue he was loosing ground, his hind end condition was worsening. Mack had become depressed, sullen and did not interact with the other horses in his field. Lisa asked me if I could help him with his depression. Initial Assessment of Mack I observed Mack walking and noticed that it was difficult for him to bring either of his hind legs through underneath himself. Mack was unstable to the degree that he was, justifiably, terrified of falling. He was isolating himself in the field from other horses out of his need for self-preservation. Session Results A few weeks after Mack’s first healing, I contacted Lisa to inquire how he was doing. She said that Mack had a dramatic shift, that he was happier, brighter and less depressed. He was walking straighter and was now holding his own in his hind end. After Mack’s second session, Lisa reported that Mack had gained weight and he was happy and enjoying himself. She was delighted that he had at last made friends with another draft horse in his pasture. Following his third session Mack continued to gain weight and he became more stable and stronger behind. My fourth session with Mack was in October of 2011. The results were: a shinier coat, he began navigating up and down hills and through deep footing without hesitation and was now exploring his field and interacting with his pasture mates. What is wonderful about Mack’s case is it offers is a clear example of how energy healing effects powerful change; how this holistic modality can offer hope for horses with medically challenging health conditions. Mack was able to be rehomed to the Central Virginia Horse Rescue in November of 2011, where he lives...

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The Sea Reveals Hidden Treasure Within the Heart

Posted by on March 2, 2013 in Awareness, Healing, Inspiration, The Earth | 6 comments

The Sea Reveals Hidden Treasure Within the Heart

The wind was steady at 25 mph with the temperature below freezing. Even though earlier in the day my rational mind had said “no” to the possibility of taking a walk, I now felt the clear call to take a break from the office and to do just that. Saying  “yes,” I dressed in wool from head to toe and stepped out the door. Initially I chose streets that offered a wind break from the strong wind billowing off the bay. A mile from home, I had the call to turn left and head to the beach. “Just for a quick look,” I justified in the ripping wind. I stood at the top of the sand dune and took in the splendor of the sun that had broken through dark, active clouds; and how the light had created a band of brilliance upon the water, where the ocean met the sky. The call in my heart then encouraged me to venture, “down to and along the shoreline.” My feet traveled along the edge of the ocean upon the sand and an intermittent blanket of snow. Bits of shells lay along the active shoreline as the result of the tossing, tumultuous sea.  A multitude of shells were also buried beneath the snow from days of wash up and winter weather. A few minutes into my adventure, a small bit of shell emerging from the snow caught hold of my eye and heart. Even though only a portion of the shell was visible, I sensed it might be buried treasure. This was confirmed when I pulled it from beneath the sand and snow and uncovered a long-awaited find: a Channeled Whelk. As I savored the beauty of the shell and the gift of how I received it, I was reminded of this truth: following the heart leads us to the precious jewels of life: the simple, pure joy of discovery — the beauty of living within the moment.  ...

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Healing Horses: the Inspiration, Love and Joy it Brings

Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, Inspiration, The Earth, The Heart | 2 comments

Healing Horses: the Inspiration, Love and Joy it Brings

What led me to the horses is my love for the earth and all her creatures. What drives me to work with the horses is my longing for the truth; the inherent Oneness of all life to be realized by humankind. What inspires me is the unconditional love and gratitude the horses express for the healing work and the effective results that eliminate their illness; relieve their physical pain and mental distress. What fulfills my heart is to witness their traumas heal, to feel their nervous systems integrate and their brains able function clearly. Seeing their bodies respond with fluid, balanced movement; and their symptoms of discomfort and premature aging reverse. What brings me gratification is sharing in the happiness healing brings to their owners; observing relationships between their horses and their caretakers deepen. What motivates me are the students who have acted on their longing to connect more deeply to horses; who have opened their hearts to a two-way, honest conversation with horses. Individuals who are committed to developing within themselves the healing skills of: self-awareness and presence. Who have compassion to engage a horse into a deep, connected relationship with a clear intent to support their transformation and well-being. What brings me joy are the individuals that value healing; that trust in the power of the invisible. Those people who care deeply for horses, who hear the call to question our traditional and accepted realities. The dedicated individuals who seek a new path, a doorway to healing -and want to lead the horses through with them.  ...

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