For many cultures, the horse has been a symbol for the journey of the shaman. An animal that transports the healer into another dimension of reality. There the shaman meets the patient’s spirit and retrieves a lost part of the patient’s soul. The horse, a four-footed, well-grounded animal with a powerful spirit is the perfect metaphor. The shaman seeks to embody those qualities of the horse, to walk between the two worlds of flesh and spirit. Her feet firmly grounded on the earth and lifted by a spirit that is free.
has constraints and as a result we can lose parts of our soul. Many people are drawn to horses for this truth they keep alive: that even with human domestication, their inner fire remains untamed. The presence of the horse awakens our human memory of survival by living close to mother earth and stirs our longing to live an unburdened life. Being with horses offers us the opportunity to engage in communion and communication with this living symbol of transformation and power. In doing so, we see ourselves differently, we heal part of our disconnection to ourselves and to the earth; we become more whole.
When we walk the path of the shaman, in the way of the ancient ones, we love all horses. We know each one intimately, as family. Our heart longs to help wounded horses become whole. Horses sense this and invite the shaman to travel deeply into their world. To meet them within the place of their soul and help them heal; to open the gates and allow the captured part of their spirit become free.