Saturday, June 24, 2017

Magic

Morning meditation spot
Magic. Hiking or biking every day. Riding a half a dozen horses. Teaching a little bit. Easy.

Nador is getting a two month break from training. My travels start soon. Check mark by a full and productive month in Carbondale.



Selfseeds Personalize 5
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Maree McAteer's horses taking a swim. What could be better for your soul then watching horses free swim? Selfseeds Personalize 5




Saturday, June 3, 2017

Morning Walk




"In horses we borrow freedom."

Good morning walk in Carbondale, CO. The new view.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Countdown


In one week, I leave the desert for a four month world tour:  Colorado, India, Portugal, Hungary, Florida, and possibly Cuba. Riding horses in most of the places. It will be awesome to see friends and family abroad. Even an eight hour layover in London lets me see a dear friend. Nador goes to Colorado. I have been living in one of my favorite places of all times and I will return to it in the fall which is lovely.

Selfseeds with the elementary school kids was so fun!!! Planning to do more classes next year. Exposure to more untainted two-leggeds is very insightful for me. A supplement of exercises related to each selfseed is in the works, so the teachers have a way to support the seeds in between. All of the kids gave a thumbs up for the journals.

Third graders
Fourth graders
Nador is developing in a clear and trusting way. It will be nice for him to have relief from the heat and spend some time exploring trails.

Contemplation, meditation, and work are continuous. When is life not examined? The spiral staircase is taking me on a wonderful four month journey. Grace.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lady Gaga at Coachella Musical Festival Times Two



Crazy amazing to get to see Lady Gaga live two weekends in a row at one of the biggest music festivals in the U.S, Coachella. 100k people and they were all well behaved!! Check mark of a different kind. VIP parking and wristband as a guest. Fortunate to be near the front in the group. Only went to see her, so it wasn't an exhausting day in the sun absorbing large concentrations of blasting music. Her time slot started at 11:30 pm and went for two hours.




Monday, April 3, 2017

Death


Death. Inevitable, but a remarkable opportunity for reflection. The unexpected, the temporariness, the clarity of transition from the form, the significance of amassing material items, the shift from the loss, and ... Giddy-up! Living in the form is precious. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Serious Crack and Insight

View from the grounds of Two Bunch Palms Spa/Wellness Center
After a year of returning to riding and teaching, the stagnation/pain of the horse industry is evident and a reminder of what sent me to India six years ago. Walking and visiting all of the different places of worship in the Jaipur hills is coming in handy--the sensing practice of the different  vibrations/textures of the sites.

While spending a day at Two Bunch Palms preparing for the Selfseeds launch gave me tremendous insight into humans in an active evolutionary effort on a mind, body, and soul level. I realized that the texture/teachings at the spa is what riders need to embody to deepen their timing and feel for riding. Riding and teaching on my off day reminded me of the texture I prefer to work in with the horses and riders. Sensing the texture of a work day and the environment at the very big horse show has been triggering an all too familiar pain response that is most ignited by the animal world. It provided a serious crack and insight. I can find the inner state, but it doesn't solve the outer state.

The message that followed: develop an equestrian facility that is next door to an educational spa, so it would be a wellness/awareness facility for humans/animals. It would address the evolutionary needs for both groups. I checked with the person who is a consultant for launching Selfseeds at Two Bunch Palms et al. She thought it would be a "home run" for both. Sign me up!!!

Fun water feature at the spa with turtles, ducks, and fish.
Contemplating it all... Grace!
Ducks sleeping in the early morning.
Texture of light and matter.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Surrender Pile Still In Active Use



Relentless study of the self and the outer world. Trying to understand the uniqueness of us all. That study took me down a messy, blind alley. Judgement, ignorance, limited understanding, inappropriate stories, and more were the shortcomings. Back to my "self" study and a trip to the surrender pile with other humans in it. Just knowing we are all One and energetically connected are what guidelines I need to live by.

Life in the winter desert is remarkable with seventy degree days.

Learning the alphabet of sound through my voice and the guitar. It sets me on fire like the spiritual journey. The teacher stated that few want to venture down this path of purity. Numbers similar to Gurudev's about the study of the deeper part of the spiritual path.

Selfseeds is growing.