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Sarcasm is no longer a luxury…

Yesterday was warm – 70-75 F and plants were in need of water. May 8th… Unheard of for this time of year.

This morning the rain sounded great, I listened to it for awhile before getting up. The luxury of appreciation – a few moments break after months of working to meet several goals. Finally daylight, I let the dogs out and realized it was snowing and raining… Yesterday the weather report said 66 degrees this week. I was about to make a sarcastic comment wearing my winter attire as I walked to feed the horses – but got in gear when I realized they all were shivering in a big way. Windy, wet and snowy; winter coat mostly shed, Spring/Summer coat not yet grown in… dang it, 4 horses were shivering and uncomfortable. They can loose a lot of weight in a short period of time with this weather. Food was tossed quickly and it took time to make a change. I realized I don’t live in the luxury of a moments rest and sarcasm isn’t worth the time to think of clever statements I thought as I rinsed off my mud boots when draining the water that had collected in the feeder. There is work to be done every moment, the goal at the end of the day is not to sit, watch the news and TV shows.

Up until a decade ago my life was filled with controlled, predictable moments.  When an event occurred that was outside the comfort zone I would launch into some clever sarcastic comment before diving in to deal with it. For the past decade I haven’t once looked back on that life with fondness… Innocence is not bliss.

The transition to seeking life that is healthy, rich with education to be and feel capable to make it through any challenge that I allow to come my way has stretched me to crash and burn limits. I always stand right back up as there is no destination to this journey and the comfortable rest stops aren’t the choices I make… Life is different not flowing with the masses, taking side streets instead of merging with the other cars on the freeway, discerning truth by the ‘energy of answers’ not trusting the ‘spoken words’ I want to hear. Through conscious choice it took a decade to find the path I want to walk on, and to make a difference, to become a leader, not a follower or a joiner, it is a choice.  Here’s to the people who struggle to find their truth, their voice, those who create and give as well as receive, those who listen to the golden rules and consider all forms of life as capable and worthy.  In my opinion, there are no good times to go back to yet – we are far from an acceptable destination.

Back to sarcasm… No one speaks my thoughts better than me. I’m happy to say I will never vote for a president because they speak the words I haven’t yet formulated or can’t bear to say… When I speak these days, sarcasm and excuses are not worth the time to say or hear nor do they offer humor, they are an anchor to the current moment and contain a level of contempt.

When I endorse someone for the job to run our country and interact with countries of the world – it is because I feel they are fully capable to do their job for the greater good for all living beings.  So many people – every where – are living outside their comfort zones and are not able to make the best choices… If you are still living a comfortable life it would be a good idea to get used to change…

These are exciting times as change is in the hands of every individual! I am not upset because the weather didn’t follow what the weatherman reported. I make a better choice based on whatever shows up. Since I live on the edge of the comfort zone – there are constant adjustments – this is living life, not simply living.

 

Silence is golden…

The plan for 2016 was to teach – equine clinics, workshops etc. but as it turns out – building websites and computer work for others took precedence. Now that Spring has arrived computer work is still a big focus but also I am working diligently on completing each Block for the Masterson Method Field Work study program. This includes Case Study write ups, meetings with a mentor, Coaching weekends and amazing work with horses.  I love this time spent.

Jim Masterson put together a system that helps horses feel better. Through the years I self studied with his book and DVD’ s- for well over a decade – then took the weekend seminar, then the 5 day course and finally signed up for the Field Work Study with the intent of certification. While I may have focused on the goal – during the process of diving in deeply to the course work – I found my passion for learning. The intense studies – collection of everything horse over the past 16 years is coming together and fitting in to what I am currently doing. As Joseph Campbell would say – “Find your Bliss”… Well, I found it and am ‘working it’ with no end in sight!

More soon! Anna Twinney will be here end of June and it will be an Amazing Clinic!

 

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Why Reiki Healing?

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Sally Thissell, 89    Fran Walker, 90    Mikaila, 16

My work with acupressure and Photonic red light work began in 2003 when I fractured the vertebrae in my lower back. The red light on acupoints and around the injury site helped with pain as well as faster healing. Because of the success of using these methods of red light and acupressure, I began to work with people, horses, dogs and cats. Using essential oils along with these modalities- especially when applied to acupoints enhanced the effectiveness of the treatment.

It wasn’t until I spent 50 hours learning Reiki from Reiki Master Coreen Kelly at Western Montana School of Equine Massage that I realized the true healing potential we all have. Reiki energy really pulled all these modalities together to ‘fill my toolbox’. Every modality builds on each other and Reiki tops the healing power by 80%.

Throughout this five day course we explored many ways of working with energy. The final day was spent evaluating a horse with physical and emotional issues. We made a list of everything we noticed about him. It helped tremendously that three weeks before I had completed a 70 hour course in equine massage and had worked with this same horse. We consulted our manuals on Traditional Chinese Medicine and pulled up the lists of related meridians and acupoints and went to work. Our treatment plan included Reiki, meridians and acupoints.

My understanding vastly increased and I found myself spending a lot more time evaluating and incorporating the different modalities- meridians and acupoints, essential oils, red light, horse temperament traits, integrated equine performance bodywork, and energy work with animals and people.

Horses and dogs are so pure and trusting that they respond in a deep, honest and complete way. The changes are immediate and visible.

Last summer I completed a Reiki Master course which brought me to the place where I felt ready to share this knowledge.  Now I feel confident to teach people skills and techniques that will enable anyone to perform healing on yourself, your friends and horses, dogs and cats. This work is preventative and immune system strengthening. It also builds strong and connected relationships.

The most significant part of this work is the ability to give Reiki distance healing sessions. If this sounds new to you – it isn’t new or unusual – it is simply redirecting energy. We all have the capacity within us for this work. Many of us work with energy without awareness yet the energy can be measured. The HeartMath Institute said in their webinar Heart-to-Heart Communication With Horses “our thoughts and emotions affect the heart’s magnetic field which energetically affects those in our environment”. In studies measuring heart rate between horses and humans, their energy research suggests that physiological information is being exchanged between species and indicated at a higher rate between energy healer and horse. You can read more about HeartMath’s research in webinars and articles on their website.

Reiki energy isn’t constrained by time or space. Distance healing simply works.

I practice energy healing and every night I send distant healing to horses. I widened my focus to include wild horses, those still out on the land, the ones in holding facilities and the spirits of those who have crossed over after being sent to slaughter. I send healing energy for the highest good for all using the open energy channel where the horses connect to us and we to them – heart to heart. We are a channel of healing through love and light. We allow Reiki healing wisdom to flow through us, to go wherever it is needed, in the order needed for the highest good for all.

The energy I’m talking about is and always has been everywhere in everything. Now it is scientifically proven to exist (even measured by HeartMath!). Reiki is being used in hospitals to heal (Pamela Miles, webMD). I sent Reiki healing energy to my mom after her Gall bladder surgery and she relaxed within a minute.

If you are intrigued and would like to join a class or have a private session call 406-756-2327. Keep your eye out for an online class that I am developing!

Nancy

PS. Here’s the link to download the Heart-to-Heart Communication with Horses; with Ann Baldwin, Ph.D. and Rollin McCraty, Ph.D.:

Reiki Level 2 Schedule

Reiki Level 2 – Course and Attunement (Complete Reiki Level 1 with Nancy) 

Class Option 1: Saturday February 6, 10 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 2: Wednesday February 3 and 10 6:30 -9:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 3: Saturday March 5, 10 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 4: Wednesday March 2 and 9 6:30 -9:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

  • Level 2 attunement with more advanced techniques!  in-class theory (with Level 2  manual) and hands-on practice.
  • Additional symbols and powerful ways to incorporate them
  • Distance healing for others as well as world traumatic events (we will perform a group distance healing)
  • Advanced Reiki techniques on the energy centers
  • A full spectrum Reiki session on each student – Give and receive to strengthen your abilities and awareness
  • A full spectrum Reiki session on horses and dogs

How We Believe Reiki Works

  • Reiki is energy with intelligence and is used succcessfully in hospitals as well as being measured by HeartMath Institute
  • Reiki is omnipresent-present everywhere at the same time.
  • Reiki is omnipotent-absolute and infinite power.
  • Reiki is omniscient-infinite wisdom and knowledge.

The universal life force connects all living things together like a vast ocean. As droplets in this ocean we are communicating with and are connected to, all other droplets in this ocean on an unconscious level. Similarly, every cell in the human body has its own individual position and responsibility. However, each cell is also unequivocally connected to and is unconsciously communicating with all the other fifty-trillion cells in the body. Deepak Chopra, in his book Quantum Healing also talks about how the entire universe is connected.

He explains how particles that are separated by immense distances of time and space know what one another are doing. When an electron for example jumps into a new orbit on the outside of an atom, the anti-electron (positron) paired with it must also react no matter where it lives in the universe. Each particle in our universe has an intelligence that communicates across time and space.

Scientists studying the behaviour of monkeys on the coast of Japan noticed one day a particular monkey had begun dipping his sweet potatoes into salt water before eating them. Shortly afterwards they found all the monkeys within the colony were also dipping their potatoes into salt water.The scientist assumed the monkeys were just copying each other until they discovered monkeys in other parts of the world had begun dipping their potatoes into salt water also. The monkeys were communicating through an unknown intelligence across time and space. The scientists labelled this intelligent communication Morphic Resonance.

Interestingly another study found when giraffes began causing serious damage to trees by eating more of the tree than normal, the trees responded by increasing the amount of tannin in their leaves. This defensive action made the leaves too bitter for the giraffes to eat. Scientists discovered the trees were communicating with gases — an energy with intelligence.

 

Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)  Pre-requisite: Complete Reiki Level 1 with Nancy

Class Option 1: Saturday January 9, 10 am – 4 pm
Option 2: Wednesday January 6 & 13 6:30 -9:30 pm
Reiki 2 Follow up group sessions with animals in January
(must have completed Reiki Level 1 and 2  by Nancy)

OR Want to host a class?
555 Jackson Meadows Road,  Kila, Montana
Call with questions and to sign up
Nancy Horne  406-756-2327
nancyhorne@centurytel.net

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Reiki Level 1 Schedule

Reiki Level 1 – Humans and Animals – Course and Attunement 

For shelter volunteers, foster care, vet techs, rescues, competitors, child care workers, pet sitters and walkers, people feeling anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD or people who want to give goodness and healing to others

Class Option 1: Saturday January 9, 10 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 2: Wednesday January 6 and 13, 6:30 -9:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 3: Saturday January 23, 10 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 4: Wednesday January 19 and 26 6:30 -9:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 5: Saturday February 20, 10 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 6: Wednesday February 16 and 23 6:30 -9:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 7: Saturday March 19, 10 am – 4 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

Class Option 8: Wednesday March 8 and 15 6:30 -9:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)

  • What is Reiki? Traditional healing methods, the history of Reiki
  • Energy – the animal to human heart rate connection
  • Level 1 attunement
  • The power symbol, energy centers and hand positions
  • Perform a Reiki self healing session on yourself (and everyday for 21 days)
  • Perform a A Reiki session on a horse and a Reiki session on a dog.
  • Reiki is omniscient-infinite wisdom and knowledge.

Healing is simply attempting to do more of those things that bring Joy and fewer of those things that bring pain. ~ O. Carl Simonton 

Learn how to balance, replenish and heal yourself, your loved ones and animals with the traditional Japanese healing art of Reiki Level 1. Reiki is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about energy work, how it works and the benefits.  While Kirlian Photography allows us to see energy, we will learn to recognize, feel and channel the energy for the highest good. Reiki can be used to enrich your everyday life, relationships and help you embrace positive change. Receive Reiki, insight, empower, pass on to others

Within days and months of practice, people find they feel in better control of their lives, become more intuitive and feel a stronger sense of purpose, no matter what their background or career goals are. Although these awarenesses of consciousness are usually not achieved overnight, Reiki Level 1 can help each individual become a healthier ‘body of light and love’, shedding negativity and lower vibrations that often prevent us from achieving these states.

All Reiki classes are kept small to keep individual attention at a maximum. Students are encouraged to explore their individual strengths, and each individual’s path and needs will be honored and respected. Classes are taught in a very respectful manner, keeping Reiki a sacred healing art. Class includes both in-class theory (with manual) and hands-on practice.

Reiki is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master during an attunement process. This process opens the crown, heart, and palm energy centers in the body and creates a special link between the student and the Reiki source.

The Reiki attunement is a powerful experience. Once you have received a Reiki attunement, you will have Reiki for the remainder of your life. While one attunement is all you need for each level, re-attunements bring benefit in many ways.

Pre-requisite: Must have received a full Reiki treatment within the last few years. Call Nancy for a session if you need to meet this requirement 406-756-2327.

Cost: $125 (Includes Certificate)
Class Option 1: Saturday December 5, 10 am – 4 pm
Option 2: Wednesday December 2 & 9, 6:30 -9:30 pm

Reiki 2 course and attunement follows January 6th or 9th

OR Want to host a class?
555 Jackson Meadows Road,  Kila, Montana
Call with questions and to sign up
Nancy Horne  406-756-2327
nancyhorne@centurytel.net

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This horse is (not) a bucker! Look for the magic and you will find it

This is stated many ways for people – we are not our actions ‘what we do’, we are not ‘how we react’… Yet this is how we describe animals, and it is only one tiny piece of their life. A change can be made so the behavior can be a thing of the past.

The beautiful horse I met last night touched my heart. A horse that is a reactive introvert who is born into the world of a sport he is not suited for – mentally, emotionally, physically – will react. The reaction may be small at first – or it may be huge, depending on his desire to be heard. Regardless, the reaction is based on an opinion that the horse has on how we are with him – how we are using him, using his body, controlling his life.

If a horse is being asked to interact and he isn’t especially keen on humans, he is going to put any obstacle available between himself and the human. If he is in a paddock with foals – that is the obstacle he will put between himself and the invader. He is not a wimp because he hides behind a foal. That is the only tool he has and he is using it wisely to his advantage. It was clear by the catching dance the level of interest or curiosity he had which was not so much. I could have gone up and haltered him immediately – that is what most people do. I don’t often halter a horse if they choose to stay with me after our connection. I want the feedback of what allows them to stay and what makes them leave. But what if I’d stopped there – walked away before connection – having given him only that much time? Instead of walking away I asked for connection, I asked for tolerance, patience and to accept my touch. I got all those things – hopefully not only because he was haltered (not by me). We worked, tested boundrys, changed his mind about people. A lot changed not only with him but the two foals as well. Funny how good energy ripples through a herd.

When faced with avoidance, what if the human approaches with a polite ask and genuine heart felt  interest? What if the human gives him time to decide if there might be something in this connection should he choose to allow himself to be approached and touched? This is where the magic happens – when we combine our energy into interaction that is agreeable to us both. It is about exploring each others openness, level of trust and interest in what we both have to offer. Humans easily share themselves with other humans equally. How often do we share ourselves with other species in a mutual relationship? When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and open and we seek to find each others gifts – that is when we understand ‘what this horse is’ – or more accurately – ‘who’ this horse is in his heart and what he is capable of. From that moment on – he is no longer whatever he’s been called.

All too often we ‘size up’ people, horses, dogs based on how they react in given situations. What often goes unheeded is their response to our energy – combined with the surroundings, their energy and what is being asked or expected in a given situation. When we approach we have expectations, questions, an attitude, thoughts, we project energy… Others see us as interesting, overwhelming, self absorbed, controlling or maybe open to connect.

What if – from birth – we allowed and nurtured this connection? What if we allowed everyone to seek and find what works for them? While it’s great to  breed for bloodlines, sport and to educate throughout ones life – it is also imperative to allow other outlets for abilities that don’t fit in the mainstream flowchart.

I believe it is time to intenionally allow other species to ‘be’. I believe there has to be a place for all to live and thrive on this planet outside of our control. Horses can take care of themselves as long as they can find food and water which is provided by the earth, not by humanity. We all need a place to go when we don’t fit in where we are at. Just my two cents worth…

Plum Creek land – please read

Updated: Steve from PC came out the same day I posted this story. We walked the land and he agreed the problem is extensive.
I was not satisfied with the results of our conversation so I called the county weed department. I just got a call back saying that PC will log the land and Steve agreed they will spray the weeds this Fall. PC, The weed dept and I will follow up with landowners to be sure all is well.
Original post:
Plum Creek – Hwy 2 office in Kalispell MT – Steve
Steve Since you didn’t call back or come out as promised- here is the knapweed and spruce budworm that I wanted to show you.
Will Plum Creek please take care of your Weeds and Spruce Budworm? My neighbors and I simply can’t manage our land when it borders your unmanaged land… If nothing else – knapweed and Mullein are medicinal – please harvest them for sustainability and income.
The Spruce Budworm just spent 5 years going through this area with only one year reprieve. As you can see- they are back in full force and about to hatch and eat our forest.

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Mullein and knapweed – medicinal or noxious weeds

 

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Knapweed new growth and last years flower stem

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Thanks for listening! – Steve email me!

Earth Prayers 4-4-15 p 102

The Peace of Wild Things

BY WENDELL BERRY

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

 

Wendell Berry, “The Peace of Wild Things” from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry. Copyright © 1998. Published and reprinted by arrangement with Counterpoint Press.

Earth Prayers 4/1/15

I have come to terms with the future.
From this day onward I will walk easy on the earth.
Plant trees.
Kill no living things.
Live in harmony with all creatures.
I will restore the earth where I am.
Use no more of its resources than I need.
And listen, listen to what it is telling me.

M. J. Slim Hooey  (Earth Prayers, ed. By E.Roberts & Elias Amidon, 1991, p.109)

Earth Prayers 3-30-2015

We join with the earth and with each other.

To bring new life to the land
To restore the waters
To refresh the air

We join with the earth and with each other.

To renew the forests
To care for the plants
To protect the creatures

 We join with the earth and with each other.

To celebrate the seas
To rejoice in the sunlight
To sing the song of the stars

We join with the earth and with each other.

To recreate the human community
To promote justice and peace
To remember our children

We join with the earth and with each other.

We join together as many diverse expressions
of one loving mystery for the healing of the
earth and the renewal of all life

U.N. Environmental Sabbath Program (Earth Prayers, ed. By E.Roberts & Elias Amidon, 1991, p.94)