Saturday, March 9, 2013

healing presence

Today, I spent a bit of the day amongst a few intuitive healers. Each healer sported a particular personality; each taught by being his true self. The oldest and wisest among them had a presence that could be felt from at least 50 feet away. Perhaps of Percheron descent, he stood tall, white-haired, and weathered like Gandalf or Dumbledore. His aged years meant that he connected seamlessly and more readily than the other teacher healers to us, the student healers.

He taught the lesson on being present and grounded in this work. Massive hooves planted. His strength and power most obvious, it was the stillness—the calm, quiet, presence that almost felt out of place for one of such stature. I’m not sure how he reigned in such seemingly disparate parts. The royal, stately, Duke, fit for a king, equally comfortable as the gentle soul allowing some weeping into his mane. He immediately honed in on the fact that I wasn’t fully present when I approached him, and turned away mirroring my absence. How did he know that I was holding tension in my gut? How did he tap into all of this without words? His intuitive powers almost seemed harnessed from the magical realm.

He, the teacher healer, didn’t speak at all. And yet he said so much.

Perhaps, I ought to hang out with a herd of horses more often.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


It is the stories that one cannot write that most haunt the mind. The words that will not lend themselves nicely to the page. The ones that refuse to play out into some sort of tightly-knit Aesop’s Fable lesson. The ones that dig heels in and cannot be shaped or sculpted into something creative or beautiful. These images sit like space occupying lesions to borrow the language the Oncologists use.

Put it down for a while. Leave it here.

One had no idea something so simple could be so hard.

Put it down for a while. Take a break from it.

But, what if no one else will carry it? What if no one else will bear to look into the glow? What if no one else will search for answers where the questions are unseen?