For holiday gifts I put together a 2018 Mojo Moments Calendar, filled with photos from the magical Mojo Moments of 2017. My heart felt warm, remembering the many amazing times with friends, clients, colleagues, new faces and the horses.
So much learning and growing! What most people don’t realize is this type of learning isn’t cognitive or intellectual, it’s energetic, body-based and cell-shifting. It can take your mind days, weeks, or even months to catch up.
Just before the holidays Andrew, my first Mojo Intensive client, returned with friends for his third Mojo Intensive. It was a remarkable couple of days for me.
I love all the shifts and changes I have noticed in Andrew. I’ve known Andrew a long time and what I have witnessed during his mojo journey has been deep and sustaining. He reports similar shifts though he can’t figure what it is he’s doing differently.
He shared how he has seen me grow, develop and shift over our journey. I, too, can struggle to explain what it is I am doing differently!
That’s why I thought I’d write about our journey together. Because as I mentioned I have noticed deep and sustainable changes in Andrew. I imagine he is also a mirror for me!
My mind doesn’t seem to have a cognitive or intellectual explanation for what seems like a deep, cellular shift that has been taking place as I have developed my Equus Coaching practice.
That shift isn’t just showing up with the horses. Just as I have noticed Andrew as different, people have given me the same feedback. Apparently, I am more open, lighter, easier to connect to and with. That feedback is coming when no horses are present!
However, I do believe the horses and my Mojo moments have played a big part in the shift!
Mojo Intensives were the initial offering I put out into the world when I got my Equus Coaching certification. Andrew was the first to sign up! I loved creating that initial Mojo Experience. I loved wrapping the time with the horses with coaching and other integrative types of experiences – like massage, tarot cards and simply walking and enjoying Whitefish, MT.
However, I think the moment that stood out to me at that first intensive was when Andrew spoke of connecting to his body when he touched his heart. I, from the edge of the arena could feel the shift. That shift stuck.
That moment made me want more Mojo Intensives or Mojo Moments!!
In 2017, my offerings expanded! We launched Find Your Mojo in Montana and ran the weekend program two different times. Each rich with learning, connection and transformation.
I believe for all involved and certainly for me! I loved how my relationship with Bobbi grew and how CrisMarie, Bobbi, and I really started to weave our different styles of wisdom into the program! I also loved that Becky joined us as our photographer and though she was taking pictures she also was so willing to open, learn and grow with us!
This past year we also had corporate leadership team members come down and spend a few days working on their team dynamics with us and the horses. It was powerful to witness leaders discovering more about themselves while developing stronger relationships. It was great to hear about, later back at the job site, how powerful and applicable the Equus coaching had been!
I also discovered ways for simply getting more people out to Stillwater HorseWhisper Ranch. We started a Saturday morning, Come Play With The Horses, which ran a number of times. Each with new people joining and discovering what all this Mojo and Equus talk is about.
I think I am still working on my message. Much like Andrew when he shares that he knows there’s a shift and yet he struggles to name what he’s doing differently. I still haven’t quite found the right words to help people get that this Equus/Mojo work isn’t about horses.
It’s about discovering yourself through developing a relationship with the horses that offers clarity, congruence and mirroring.
I think of this as an energetic learning. It’s not cognitive or intellectual, it’s body-based, heart felt and cell-shifting.
There aren’t many words exchanged, at least not between you and the horses. Yet, there is an amazing amount of communication and energy being transmitted.
Sometimes it takes days, weeks and even months before your mind picks up the insights that your body discovered through your various engagements with the horses.
I imagine that is why both Andrew and I may not be able to share with ease what’s different.
But I know my heart is more open, and I am more able to breathe and listen through my entire cellular system.
Not to mention I laugh and feel joy way more often – even in these wild and crazy times!
I highly recommend spending some time with horses. Heck, even better, come to Montana and spend a few days with us!!! Our next Find Your Mojo in Montana happens in May.
Want something just for you? Reach out and I’ll be happy to design a Mojo Intensive customized for you!!