Meet the creator of The Giveaway Lodge
Horse is a Teacher for our Time and for anyone ready to benefit from the gifts that developed from his transformations. Throughout numerous hardships, Horse encountered on his journey, there is something ever present that shines forth. It is his inner knowing, his way of seeing and spiritually understanding from a place of deep connection with all of humanity. Horse knows how love and energy works. He was taught by over 27 spiritual teachers and intuitive masters.
Meet Our Community Elders
Meet the community elders of The Giveaway Lodge
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Jorge is a gifted healer, powerful shaman, energy worker and spiritual teacher. He was born in a small fishing town in Progresso, Yucatan Mexico. At a young age he began healing others through traditional shamanic methods and quickly developed a sense of the Spirit world. He naturally experiences shifts in consciousness and can see energy, multiple dimensions, spirit, auras and disturbances inside the physical body.
As a medical intuitive, he found he could energetically shift the physical into the perfect ethereal body to bring about healing. Jorge is a member of the Spirit Walkers, a team of shamans and light workers who collaborate with spiritual communities to expand awareness, center in the heart and spark the creator within through shamanic based Full Moon and Equinox and Solstice events, classes and retreats. His work in the United States allows him to call forth and expand his ability to understand the bigger picture of Oneness.
Ted (Shire) is a Human Ecologist and an Earth Teacher. Over the past 45 years, he has worked and shared with individuals, families and groups of people in prisons, institutions, residential treatment programs, clinics and wilderness settings. As a psychotherapist, trainer, consultant and teach of Earth wisdom, his organic approach to life and healing is that we are all related and connected. To heal yourself, you must also heal the Earth. And, as you work to heal the Earth, you are also healed.
Jeanne is a Marriage and Family Therapist. She supports people to empower their hopes and dreams by enhancing their mental, emotional and spiritual strength. She calls forth developmental tools that serve in accessing and integrating the wealth of wisdom and knowledge from the unconscious and bringing them into play in daily life. This discovery process opens new doors of thought, creativity and spirituality. Jeanne's creative and cutting-edge work was ignited by formative teachers such as Jean Huston, Milton Erickson and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
Lynn had a mentor some years ago who gave her the gift of this prayer, "Great Spirit, fill me with life and dance me!" Something in it spoke to her: Lynn loves life and loves the flow and movement of dance. Being so filled by Great Spirit, what could be better?
She has come to understand through grappling with the death of her daughter, a rough stretch in her marriage, and a bout with cancer, that life demands a lot. There are many things she can’t control. But what she can do is look and see, even in the midst of unasked for circumstances, what drains her spirit of its dance and what fills her with life. She can ask, "Is this person or this activity one that allows, even encourages, my spirit to dance?"
Lynn was born loving horses and has had horses ever since she was a child. Horses have always connected her with Great Spirit, the consciousness that informs who she is, her place in the world, and the sustenance of nature. When she thinks of horses, the first thing that strikes her is their spirit. She sees them galloping across a plain, heads high, ears forward. Or she thinks of her own horse, Blue Angel, a gentle mare with a soft eye who holds Lynn’s spirit (and yours) with grace.
Horses are sometimes referred to as borderland animals, meaning that they bring us to the borders of consciousness. They evoke dreams, bring us into new awareness and uncover blind spots. They ask us to give up old stories about ourselves to step into who we really are. When we are still, horses speak the language of the soul, a language we understand the moment we hear its whisper.