Finding Sarah on OWN – shamanism, the blind maze and horse whispering to heal ourselves
Is anyone else on this list watching ‘Finding Sarah’ on OWN?
Saw the episode last night where she visited a Shaman, worked with Martha Beck (I’m an MB fan) and worked with a horse whisperer in connection with healing a phobia suffered by an abused horse. I think it’s an inspirational series…despite the lambasting the British press continue to give her.
She did go seriously off the rails…but without mentioning names she’s not the only one in the Royal Family who did.
She doesn’t have a direct ‘bloodline’ in the Royal Family, though, so IMHO that’s why the negative aspects of the British Press/Paparazzi feel more free to bite chunks out of her.
Personal development cannot be faked if you have experienced it and it has helped you
I believe it is possible to recognize when other people are ‘doing the work’.
I watched the Duchess of York continue on her journey of clearing this week.
In this episode of Finding Sarah on OWN she first visited a shaman who lives in the Sonoma Desert, Arizona not knowing what was going to happen and found herself doing an energetic exercise, to connect with her long-held and long blocked emotions surrounding her mother’s abandonment of her and her family when she was 12.
The shaman used his instinctual skills and shamanic practice to intuit how to clear the long-held emotion from Sarah’s body and took her to a place in nature where she could both move her body and start to clear some of the emotions with sound, words and specific body movements.
Releasing Stuck Emotions
Anyone who is a body worker or energy worker of any kind (reflexology, massage, EMF Balancing Technique®, Reiki, Zero-Balancing, Acupuncture….) will tell you that blocked or ‘stuck’ emotions which a person does not want to face can be stored in the energy field or the muscles.
This is often why a person will have an emotional release during some kind of energy session…perhaps by crying…or feeling strange sensation in or around the body, or feeling actual pain related to an issue being released, for example, chest pain when experiencing a hurt (e.g. related to the heart center/chakra).
It’s my view she wasn’t faking, as some of the British Press reports intimate.
The blind maze and our instincts on ‘Finding Sarah’
Martha Beck, a well-known life coach and a member of the OWN team (she writes for the Oprah Magazine) helped Sarah through an exercise with a blind maze.
This is a great exercise to help people tune into their inner wisdom, intuition or inner guidance.
Martha basically created a string maze for Sarah to follow with her hands blindfolded. ‘Dead ends’ were created from rougher string, so after a while if a person tuned in enough to their senses they could figure out the ‘right road’ from the texture of the string as much as any other method.
In Sarah’s case, once she stopped asking questions and tuned into her own senses and inner guidance, she moved through the maze quicker than anyone else Martha had worked with.
And finally…onto some horse whispering
One of the practices of the program was to enable the person in rehab to ‘match the feelings on the inside with those on the outside’. This could be demonstrated as a physical balance when the person could pick up the horse’s leg and check the hoof without any resistance from the horse.
In Finding Sarah, Sarah Ferguson works with horse whisperer Koelle Simpson, who is a student of the well-known ‘horse whisperer’ Monty Roberts.
Interestingly, Monty has a direct relationship with the Queen of England who was very interested in his work with horses, enough so that she honored him recently in a private ceremony on 11th June 2011. Read more about that here. Synchronicity, I think, if you believe in that sort of thing…
Koelle matched Sarah with a horse from an abused background that had a phobia of plastic bags.
Holding the space energetically for Sarah (who has experience riding horses) Koelle enabled her to clear the horse’s fear of the bags, but only when Sarah kept her energy balanced inside herself.
From this experience, Sarah was able to see the similarities between the horse’s fear and some of her own, and make progress on her journey.
Thanks Oprah and OWN for producing truly Mindful TV with Finding Sarah, which is what you promised us! 🙂