7 - June, 2007
has been a long cold spring on Gateway 2 Ranch (and everywhere
else as well). Chaos broke when Epona, 1 month from her due
date, was diagnosed with an abscessed lung and pneumonia. We
rushed her to Vancouver and were told that the chances of her
survival were slim and the baby would best be aborted to enable
her to breathe more easily.
In a state of shock I rallied
a group of friends and healers who would, for the next few weeks,
help keep my resolve firm in the face of doctors telling me
that 8 - 12 weeks was the usual time needed to treat this grave
illness and I couldn't even consider taking her home to have
the baby as it would not survive.
Well, we of the power of positive
thinking won and 2 weeks after her trip to town, Epona was home
and delivering her baby 3 days later (he was over 2 weeks premature).
As you can see from the pictures they are both well and happy!
The "secret" being to concentrate on what you want
and not on what you don't want.
My friend Loesje who helped considerably with the healing (and
is soon to be the star of a television series entitled "Into
the Mystic") explained that the birthing by Epona of Paschar
was mirroring the difficult and complicated birth of the book
and as expected, they both cleared and were birthed the same
When I heard that the book had finally arrived I knew Epona
and her baby would be fine. Paschar is named after the angel
of vision who guards the veil between our world and the heavens,
between consciousness and unconsciousness and between awareness
and illusion. "It is only with the heart that one can see
rightly; what is essential is invisible to the naked eye."
- Antoine de Saint Exupery
Having dealt illusion a strong
blow we went on past clear vision to deal with "Divine
plan" and named Magic's baby, who was born a week later,
Micah (pronounced Meek-a) the angel of Divine Plan who watches
over spiritual evolution, seeking every opportunity to reveal
God's Divine Plan and the next steps of our Life purpose. My
life purpose as of late seems to be birthing books as I now
have book 2 "The Truth According to Horses" press
ready and am now onto bringing book 3 "Unbridled: What
Animals Teach us about Spiritual Freedom" to the same stage.
I will however need to sell a few more copies of "One with
the Herd" before they go past that point.
I am very excited about the
reviews and interest in Herd. We've had some great press and
there is a growing list of radio and television shows scheduled.
Lisa Ross-Williams, host of the "If your Horse could talk
show" and senior editor of "Equine Wellness Magazine"
wants to schedule an interview. Her comments were that "One
with the Herd" was "
one of the best horse books
I have ever read"!
July 27th, 28th & 29th P.A.A.L.H.
(Pacific Association of the Andalusian and Lusitano Horse) will
be having their annual show at Heritage Park in Chilliwack B.C.
and we will be there as a gold sponsor showing and selling the
book. The book can also be ordered through our website www.onewiththeherd.com
From The Herd:
"Instinct is a quality associated
with animals which people refer to when they wonder at our ability
to somehow know what to do or where to go in any situation.
They marvel as flocks of birds unerringly travel thousands of
miles back to the same place each year, as mothers' birth and
guide their babies to the udder, teaching them to follow a nudge
or a nicker. Instinct is no different from the human quality
of intuition. The difference is that animals are fluent in the
skill and people only occasionally use this inherent ability.
It is simply the gift of connecting to and following the nudge
or the nicker of the all-knowing force that births us all. When
we clearly see and follow that vision, then the Divine plan
can unfold in myriad diversity, unerringly perfect in every
"Our birth is but
a sleep and forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life's star, Hath had elsewhere
its setting, And cometh from afar; Not in entire forgetfulness,
and not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do
we come from God, who is our home." - William Wordsworth,
Ode: Imitations of Immortality.
Special thanks to my team who
helped me in trailing clouds of glory and rekindling the memory
of our truth as unlimited immortals. Mardi, Alex, Bette Lynn,
Loesje, Kathy, Darlene, Leslie, and did I say Mardi?
Blessings to All,
- Liz and The Herd
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