Straight from the horse’s mouth? Not even close.

I once offered a friend a session with myself and the horses to help her gain clarity through a life transition she was struggling with. Her response was an immediate “Thanks but no thanks” stating she didn’t think a horse could tell her how to navigate her situation any better than a person. My response: Me either!

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I can honestly say my horses have zero advice to give you. They are not modern day Mr. Eds. They are not Magic 8 Balls. And I can only imagine if they were in the business of doling out advice, it would likely be something like “More carrots! Tell that woman over there I need more carrots!”

Because you see, horses have one overriding concern: their own wellbeing, and the wellbeing of their herd. And when you stand in their presence, full of hidden emotions (unconsciously or not), wearing masks of who you think you should be (unconsciously or not), and you’ve come to receive guidance on moving beyond the past while your body grips tight to unresolved trauma, and your heart calls out for healing past hurts (unconsciously or not) – these incongruencies, this misalignment, when you stand in the presence of a being whose entire lineage has been built on the ability to sense these hiccups in the energetic field – it all threatens their very wellbeing. And so they respond.

But perhaps not in the way you might expect. There is no finger hoof pointing. There is no lashing out or frantic attempts to remove themselves from a distressed energetic field. There is no shaming. Horses are far more subtle than that. You likely wouldn’t notice their discomfort, which is where I step in to help you discover where these blocks are and what the next right step for you will be as you walk a path that is uniquely your own.

So if you are looking for someone to just tell you what your next right step is. This is not the place for you. Although humans have this capability, it is so grossly overused and does not serve you as it fails to acknowledge your own inherent bodily wisdom, your own immense power, and the absolute faith I have in your ability to discover that within yourself.

And while my horses may not be capable of telling you what to do, they are also incapable of passing judgement. There is nothing I can write or say to give words to what it feels like to stand before a sentient being who has opened their heart to you, allowed you in their energetic space, invited you to open your heart in return, and truly know you are safe to feel without judgement. It is in this sacred space of possibility, as the rest of the world slowly fades away, and time stands still, with raw vulnerability and yet zero judgement- you will hear your heart speak. The release is visceral. Your body knows.

The work done here is facilitated by being in the presence of horses.  But all the change made – that comes from you.  From within.  If you’re ready to hear your own heart speak and follow your truth on a path that is uniquely your own, we would be honored to be a part of your journey.

With love & support for your journey,

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Melissa @TheWatershedFarm.com

My name is Melissa Bennett. Whether on site or online, I inspire & support women just like YOU to move through fear and reclaim the lost parts of themselves in order to live a life of confidence, courage, & creative expression. I too have journeyed the path of self-reclamation and continue to do so every day. It is my greatest gift and honor to guide you on your path to the most sacred of all places - your own wild heart. To discover how we can work together to bring you back to your self, connect with me on my site at TheWatershedFarm.com/workwithme

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