Joey M. Joseph, Shamanic Reiki & Karuna™ Master Teacher

"ha nee chee wa she" (I am she who grows souls)

Gifts of the Season

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Dear Savior

Savior, my beloved horse, it is almost one year since you crossed over. I have grieved you despite my knowing, the knowing that separation is an illusion, the knowing that I have feel you, and that you live in my heart, and all the same the tears flow.

In the beginning I glimpsed your spirit in the breezeway of the stable, and I felt assured, and wondered if you stayed for me, all the while I know you did. Before we said goodbye you communicated that you “knew” what was coming, and that you would have stayed for me despite your suffering, something that touched me deeply, acknowledging our bond. As I faced the decision, to let you go I struggled until in that moment I knew the choice was clear. It was afterwards my mind and heart questioned, even knowing I could not let you suffer a moment longer, as I trusted the love and connection we developed over the years.

You changed me, became my family, added to me, taught me how to listen, communicate. I have never known a kinder animal, and I felt secure with you. Together we learned one another as neither of us had ever experienced a relationship as this. I began to understand how respect translates, boundaries, safety, connection, power and unconditional love. You are brave and strong and accepted every thing that came on our path without complaint.

Your former job caused damage to your body, and our primary focus was on the healing, and I learned to stay in the moment with whatever challenge we faced. You comforted me when Joe was sick, and told me before we knew that he had cancer.

After you left there was a huge space left, and I knew you gave me the gift of release, something we both were ready for, to be free, as we had done all that we could together, and it was time to move to the next steps of our journey.

I hear your voice in my mind, and find joy in how your lips would reach for the carrots I fed you, and whinnied as you watched me fix the bucket of mash you lived for. I have so much to smile about that my tears are now turning to the joy of knowing you will always be with me as the love we share is eternal and the work still continues as we are one!

joey 3 webNebo Champ (aka Savior)

May 28, 1994-November 1, 2016

 


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Séance Circle October 27

 

happy halloween banner imageSéance Circle

Hosted by Joey M. Joseph

This is the time of year when the veil between the worlds is thinner, and we are able to hear, see, feel and to tune-into vibrations of the people who still live in our hearts, yet do not have physical form.


Every person has the capability of bringing a message from the spiritual realms. When you become attuned to how communication happens, awareness grows and we alleviate feelings of being alone and separated from those we long to connect with. Spirits on the other side often long to let you know they are still alive and with you. This is an opportunity to learn to trust and increase your intuitive gifts.


The circle will be giving messages to one another, allowing one more confidence in trusting what comes into our minds and hearts using intuition as a guide.
The circle will be set with an empowered intention, according to who attends.


This is an interactive circle where we are all connecting, interpreting, and listening for messages to give and receive. I will give you guidelines, set the circle through guided meditation in preparation for the ceremony.

Where: Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship

              6250 E. Jomax Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85266

Date:     Friday, October 27

Cost      $15 per person (proceeds donated to Camelot)

Time     5:30 to 7:30pm (approximate)

RSVP to Joey 623-698-6899 TEXTS WELCOME

IMPORTANT: Please bring bottled water to drink and a small candle

                                                                               

 

 


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Camelot, helping people with disabilities

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Jessie and Scout, the horse

I talk about Camelot often, as it is a place of community, where people gather to support and develop their skills in working in relationship with the grace and generosity of the horse. Camelot is a facility that provides a sacred space dedicated to that one purpose. Its designed for people with physical challenges to give them an opportunity to develop leadership skills in working with a community who  have one goal, to serve their special needs.

Any success is based on generating the perfect amount of skill and resource to fulfill the intention of the goal. Camelot is one such place. People are drawn to Camelot for many reasons, to share knowledge, teach, to serve others who, if not for them would never experience the freedom of riding.

 

Founded in 1980, Camelot has grown to become a state-of-the art facility,  located on 14.25 acres. They have a beautifully maintained ranch with 3 large pastures, one covered and a dressage arena in addition to a walking trail on the perimeter of the property.

They also have a labyrinth donated by one of the members and designed for wheelchair access. Each rock carefully lines the path, thoughtfully placed by students, volunteers and their families.

As a non-profit, charitable organization, Camelot does not charge students, relying solely on private donations from the community.

Each year 2 important fund-raisers are held to insure the continuation of the success of the program.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.  Please join us for Starry Knights  October 21, or to donate or purchase silent auction items, visit http://camelotaz.org/

camelot starry nites

Starry Knights fundraiser,  6 pm on Saturday, October 21, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort for a celebration of the people and horses that embody the Camelot spirit of joy & courage! The evening will include a hosted cocktail hour, dinner, live & silent auctions, and a special presentation featuring our two honored students, Kelly & Kiara!

 


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A horse lesson

Recently we had an incident where I stable my horse. When my friend and I arrived at 7:30 am for our Monday horse riding lesson, there was a lot of commotion, a Veterinary was in attendance and we saw the owner with her horse Chloe and it was obvious she was injured. We skipped the lesson to assist with stable duties as the other horses were patiently waiting for breakfast.  On a normal day the horses would be going crazy, and it was 2 hours past feeding time. Today they waited patiently. As a habit I  “tuned” into the feeling and as I did I felt tears spring to my eyes as I felt their compassion.  Although there are 7 or 8 boarders at our facility, horses do not see separation, to them they are a herd, a community and a family.
Chloe, the horse had a serious accident in the round pen, her leg caught in the upper portion of the fences gate, laying upside down on her back, three legs in the air, one caught. When in her stall, her best friend Nifty, is next to her. He called out to the house to alert the owner that something was wrong. It was clear his whinny was different than the usual, come feed me, alerting them to go check. They went into action calling on neighbors and friends who came to free her while the owner called a Vet. The horse was fortunate there was no break, although it has been a healing process for the past weeks.
Angel, Chloe’s owner always wanted a buckskin horse and rescued her from a cruel man who used to beat her to get her to cooperate. A while back Angel had confessed she had hatred for the man who mistreated her beautiful Chloe, and she had spent years working to help her overcome. She reminded me I had told her to let that go and move on from that, so Chloe could too which she said helped. Chloe is better than she was yet the stress in riding her was still evident. Angel patiently working through all the challenges.
So much of Chloe’s stress comes from expectation, her own and what was previously expected of her, something she was still living.
After a second Reiki treatment, I teased Chloe as I was giving her energy, “you created a situation where you could either surrender or fight, she chose to surrender”. From her past pain she could not perceive the love that was being given to her by her owner, as the “past” was always there, and she could only feel the pain and expectation of the previous conditions.  She told me that she called to her horse friend Nifty, help me, and that is when he whinnied for help.
As we stood there with Angel holding Chloe’s lead rope, she began to lick Angels hand, something she has never done, in addition to being calm and relaxed. I believe it is a gesture of gratitude and love, as she has opened her heart to a new way of being.
Chloe exposed herself, showing us a choice to stay or to move on. She has a chance to have a successful partnership with her owner, one based in respect and love.

When we heal the past, it gives us more energy for now, bringing our spirit into alignment with the present moment.

Standing there I could feel my beloved horse Savior, he stood by silently as I communicated to the owner. Savior who went home last November asking me to return to doing horse healing.

I am ready, I am.