Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Relationships and Healing
Inspiring true stories of how horses teach humans and heal their hearts. Horses are sensitive creatures with hearts ten times larger than humans and much more to share with us than meets the eye. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses offers poignant short stories about the trials and tribulations of befriending horses. Equine expert Kathy Pike brings you on a healing journey that includes lessons a wild horse taught her, how horses teach humans in her equine facilitated learning programs, and personal insights about living off the land and engaging with the dynamics of a herd each day.
Every story in this inspirational book highlights lessons about trust, surrender, timing, and building relationships. Some stories are light and playful, others are insightful, and some are even a bit heart-wrenching, bringing you on the journey as if you are in direct relationship with each horse. Questions offered after each chapter invite you to apply this book’s lessons to your own life or relationships.
Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses will deepen any horse lover’s understanding of the invisible and emotional bond between horse and human.
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Horse Spirits Speak: On Love, Presence, and Harmony in a Chaotic World
Chaos. Stress. Disconnection. Almost everyone feels one or all of these symptoms in our high-paced age. No wonder that when we see a field with horses grazing in peace, we have such a strong visceral experience. Our heart rate slows down and we long for the same sense of harmony. Horse Spirits Speak: On Love, Presence, and Being Confident in a Chaotic World offers readers the opportunity to know that no matter what is happening in the world, they can access the same presence as horses do in their natural state. Horse Spirits Speak: On Love, Presence, and Harmony in a Chaotic World offers readers a framework to embody the horse’s innate sense of harmony—in an instant.
Horse Spirits Speak: On Love, Presence, and Being Confident in a Chaotic World, provides inspirational messages. The author has conversations with horses in spirit form and their ancient and unique wisdom allows for a journey of self-discovery through deepening a sense of one’s authentic self and approaching life from another point of view. Wisdom imparted straight from the horse’s mouth calms the reader, helps him or her to simplify their point of view, and finds their way back to their authentic self.
The book illuminates our world as seen from the way the horse navigates the challenges of its existence and offers inspirational advice to readers on how to canter joyfully through their lives. The teachings and stories in the book shift the reader to a more positive state and reconnects them spiritually with nature and the wisdom of horses. The further we get from experiencing the natural rhythm of nature, the greater our need for this reconnection. We all need this now more than ever. And rather than reach for a pill or a drink or other palliative actions, the reader is easily brought to a place of real connection and inner harmony. As a bonus, much of the information shared in this book is now backed up by recent studies in Quantum Mechanics.
Hope from the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength, and Awareness
by Kathy Pike
Foreword by Linda Kohanov
Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength and Awareness explores and celebrates how horses teach humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson direct from the horse and forever changing a person’s life.
Horses sense human intentions rather than what is offered in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species. Horses’ survival depends on being highly tuned to the intentions of others. Humans who learn from horses improve their communication and relationship building skills in all areas of their life. Here are the moving stories of how a horse named Hope teaches the difference between hope and faith; an abused horse’s background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful discovers and reaffirms her self-esteem, and many more.
Readers will be inspired by these experiences to explore and apply the deep and everlasting connection between horses and humans. Hope . . .From the Heart of Horses is a book that will bring insight to everyone with an interest in how humans and animals can learn from one another.
Release Date: April 2009, Skyhorse Publishing, NY, NY
Foreword by Linda Kohanov, author of The Tao of Equus and Riding Between the Worlds
Horse As Teacher: The Path to Authenticity
The stories in this collection will move you to tears, make you laugh, remind you of your first brush with love (in the form of a horse), and most importantly, connect you with your soul; because that’s what horses can do when you are willing to embrace what they do naturally and beautifully reveal to you. The authors come from a variety of horse backgrounds, but there is a common thread — they all see the simple truth that these magnificent animals, through their presence and grace, can raise our consciousness, peel back the layers to uncover our true selves, and show us how to shine with brilliance.
Kathy was the visionary, founder and editor (in conjunction with MJ Schwader) of this book series featuring ten unique authors. Each story demonstrates the deep connection and possibilities between horse and human.
Published June 30, 2009
Pathways to a Radiant Self leads you through a journey of discovering the seven vital energy centers (chakras) of your body. Clearing unwanted patterns and beliefs in each of these areas will help you shift your energy and heighten your inner awareness. Explore the connection between body, mind and spirit and how you create your life, from the inside out. Learn how to create a radiant life.
Published November 2003