May all beings flourish on paths of beauty and wisdom.
What Spirit Horse Is About Getting back to the earth, being out on the land fully in your body. Looking deeply onto who and what you are. Enlightenment experiences and letting go into the unknown. Devotion to now and the real! The lost culture of ritual. True speaking. The beauty of tears and true grief. Emotional authenticity without therapy. Breathing, bodywork, breakthrough, bravery; to feel without fixing. Ancient indigenous sources. Creating new anciently fed style of tribe, togetherness, community. Something radical, brave, alive, musical, rooted, honouring our wildness, sassiness, playfulness and spiritual might. No pretence. Real communication. Beauty in speech and prayer and praise. Fun. Deep fun. Thoroughness in research. Wild land, wild people, rediscovering together what natural really is. Performance, the arts as sacred and inclusive and essential. Being seen. Speaking, walking, dancing, shouting, cooking, dressing, serving without apology with style. Sexuality with eternal values. Culture with eternal values Woman time. Man time. Lodges for men and women's sacred time, secret time, medicine time and easy time. Inviting your lost, shy, wounded, wild side to contribute with pride and trust in oneself. Shaking what you got. Shedding the white man's pretence. Learning how to look really cool again ( specially the blokes) Dancing irresistibly way into the night to precision percussion. Letting the children taste a little bit of the unfenced land. Loving the inner child, our innocence, completely, totally, honestly. Finding our true contribution, whatever it takes. Living happily ever after because it's the only proper way to live!
Our connection to the earth, spirit, and community, to nature, family, society, and even food and water is materially less tangible and spiritually less founded than ever in the long, long history of humanity. There are places deep in us that have not been addressed for a thousand years.
Once we moved amongst magnificent traditions of story, song, dance, dress, architecture and ceremony. Being together in a way of spirit. Aligned to our original source. At Spirit Horse we attempt to return to rooted natural old ways. Reclaiming our precious connection to source is serious, great fun and a demanding spiritual challenge.
Our ancestors walked this way long ago. Something got lost. Almost everything that could be called living culture.
In the old ways, a man or woman ritually initiated in their youth would know and live by the stories, songs and sacred knowledge of their people, inheriting a prayerful capacity to confer blessing and to address the gods from within a spiritual infinity lived as felt presence. Understanding individual uniqueness as a wild manifestation of spirit and a gift to community. Overcoming our isolation allows us to contribute with heroism and honour to our troubled world.
It is the authentic root we are attempting to reclaim.
Intellectually super-equipped, yet spiritually uninitiated and ritually unskilled, living in great comfort, but removed from the source of life, we in our time can appreciate the need to redress our situation dealing with what is in front of us ad recognising there is no more time left to wreck the earth any further. We have lost our way. If old people don't know what to do - let us find a way to bless the young who must and who are called to it.
At our summer workshops we re-create an "ancient yet new tribal village", temporarily at least, where these issues can be addressed at a deep and personal level. We offer experiential workshops ranging from "easy way in" fun workshops to intensive, deep-end experiences for those seeking radical growth, change and understanding.
Over the years a great desire to re-vision community, with a collective experience of the sacred, has arisen. For many, a sense of being part of something beautiful, something greater than any one of us, becomes more precious than any personal gain or benefit. Our longing to truly participate in life and mystery with others yearns to find a home. Gratitude and gestures of nobility flow from that foundation.
Spirit Horse has initiated several long-term projects, see Support Us for more information.
These descriptions were churned with good intent and are offered to unseen readers with wishes for fortunate circumstances and happiness.
"If you have not lived your life as a lover then do not count your life as lived. On the day of judgement it will not be counted." - Rumi
"Out beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is a green field. I'll meet you there. When you lie down in that grass, Life is too full to talk about"