I did it! I completed my first healing session with Beyond the Horse. I had the most profound, life-changing experience today. I highly recommend Beyond the Horse services. Here is my view on how my session went, and the incredible journey I embarked upon today.
Several months ago in 2017, I was scrolling on Facebook, and I saw someone liking a post for Beyond the Horse. I clicked on the Beyond the Horse paged, scrolled through it, “liked it”, then forgot about it. Fast forward to this year, the last weekend in April, I attended the Edge of Life Expo at the Fargo Civic Center. This was my second year going to this event. Two years ago, I went for the first time, and experienced a series of events that forever changed the course of my life. I missed out on the expo last year as I was attending training for Healing Touch course 2. I was excited to attend again this year, as I had so much fun the one year I was able to make it.
As I walked into the Edge of Life Expo, Mom and I walked around, we first stopped at a couple of my friend’s tables, then made our way down the middle. As we were walking down the isle, Mom was occupied Christine Day and Pleiadian’s table. As I walked a little further down the isle, I noticed this beautiful table full of horse pictures, cards, books, and other items. There were giant display posters with pictures of magnificent horses. Behind the display, was a friendly woman talking to another customer. I quietly sneaked up to the table and started looking through the horse oracle cards. The customer walked away and Anna, walked over to greet me.
I immediately read her energy, and could feel she was a very kind, loving person. Her display was set up perfectly, you could feel the love and dedication emanating off her entire booth. Anna and I chatted a bit about horses, I told her my hilarious story about Healing Touch Animals, and getting pooped on by a horse. She told me a little bit about her business, and I felt compelled to sign up for a session. I was not sure when I would be able to do it, since I was having surgery in two days, and I wanted to take advantage of the $50 off she was offering at the expo. Anna was very sweet, she had me write down my email, and worked with me on scheduling my session a little later when I would have enough time to heal properly. After I paid for the session, I walked down to find Mom. I brought her down the isle and introduced her to Anna. As they were talking, I was drawn to the two books and oracle cards at her table. I did end up purchasing them. The books have heart-touching stories in them. The cards have beautiful images and phrases.
A couple days after the expo, Anna emailed me and we set up the date and time I would complete my healing session. I set it for May 15th as I figured I would be close to healed and it would be right before I went back to work. So, today, May 15th, I set out at 11:30AM to make the trek to Detroit Lakes, MN and participate in what would be an amazing experience. The drive out to Detroit Lakes I spent thinking about my life, listening to music and just getting in the zone of being out with the horses.
Beyond the Horse is located about 7 miles outside of Detroit Lakes. The couple mile drive on the gravel to the house was fun, there were giant hills and the view was amazing. I live in a flat area, so hills are fun to see! As I pulled into the driveway, I knew I was at the right spot, as she had her sign affixed to a wooden pallet at the end of the driveway. I quietly drove down the long driveway, up to the arena. I wanted to go slow, I didn’t know if there were any dogs, cats or other animals roaming the property. She had put them all away before my arrival.
As I pulled up to the barn, I could see some of the horses inside. I was excited and the anticipation that my 1.5 hour session was about to start was starting to kick in. I was about 10 minutes early, so I deiced to sit quietly in my car for a few more minutes. I wanted to be respectful in case another session was finishing up in the arena. After a couple minutes, Anna happened to walk out of the barn. Anna greeted me with a hug, and I was introduced to her handler Kim. We then entered the stalls and I was introduced to each of the horses. As I walked through, most of the horses were eating or standing still in their stalls. There was even a cute donkey.
We then went into the arena. It smelled so good in there! I later realized Anna had burned some sage and cedar wood, which are wonderful scents. Anna had a table set up with chairs next to the fenced in area. She asked me to take a seat and read over some forms. As she did that, the handler took a horse out of one of the stalls and placed her into the arena. Anna stated the horse, Rayna, whom was placed in the arena was the horse that would work with me today. Anna lets the horses choose who gets to work with each person during a session. As I was being introduced to all of the horses, Rayna was the only horse that greeted me as we walked through the stalls. Rayna also made a point to stick her head over the stall, and nudge me a couple of times as I walked by her initially. Rayna had picked me. I thought about it for a quick second, I retraced my steps, and the interactions with the horses. Rayna did in fact pick to work with me that day.
Rayna is a gorgeous horse. Her hair just shines. She has the biggest and mesmerizing eyes. Rayna just turned 5 on Sunday. Anna has been with Rayna for about two years. Rayna did her first healing session in February of this year. Rayna was excited to work again, and I could feel the excitement of her to work with me. Rayna is professional and very much businesslike. Reading her energy, I could feel Rayna is dedicated to her work. Rayna very much enjoys serving others. A quality I find in myself. Perhaps we were a perfect match from the get-go.
Anna went over some basic horse handling skills, and made sure to make a point that if at any time I did not feel comfortable in the arena with the horse, we could go back outside the gate and do the work. It doesn’t matter whether you are inside the arena with the horse, or standing on the other side of the fence away from the horse, the healing work would be completed no matter what. Anna said I would be safe and to trust her. I knew, though she was a stranger, and I had only met her briefly at the expo, she was very professional, and I did trust her, as well as the process I was about to start.
Beyond the Horse, by Anna Tietz uses the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method®. Anna works with her horses in order to guide the client through a process that is very unique to each individual. Anna’s website states, “Beyond the Horse is different than any other type of personal coaching that you've ever experienced. “ I can tell you that I have never experienced a personal coaching session like I did today, and it was heartfelt, moving, and incredible. There are not enough words to describe the process I went through today.
I don’t want to give away too much. I feel like this situation is like a birthday party. You wouldn’t buy a gift for someone, and then while they are opening it, scream what it is before he/she even has a chance to look. To sum up my experience, we worked through a lot of stuff. I had a ton of stuck energy within me. Anna knew it. I knew it. The horse knew it. I am also a stubborn one, so it took a little more for Anna to open me up, but she did. I became aware of unfinished business that has been causing me pain and stopping me from feeling complete happiness. After some techniques and coaching, I felt the shift. I felt the stagnate energy filling my inner core, from the root to my heart chakra disappear. I now felt empty in this area. Anna stated she also felt this energy shift, and now with this fresh, empty area, I could put anything in it I wanted. I could fill it with love, happiness, success, whatever I wanted. I was no longer carrying the energy that had been holding me back from my best self, from my best life. WOW! I really worked through a lot of hard stuff today!!
We did some techniques outside of the arena gates, with Rayna on one side of the gate, and us on the other. I also did an exercise in the arena with just Rayna and I, while Anna was on the other side of the gate. One of the last exercises, all three of us were in the arena gated area. It is important to note, I never once felt unsafe. The entire experience, I always felt safe and secure with Rayna. Rayna was gentle. I also felt entirely safe with Anna and her handler Kim throughout the entire experience. Anyone that knows me well, knows I have a fear of horses (no real reason, just do), and I am a little leery of them. I am working on getting over this fear. Horses are big animals, and I can feel their massive amounts of energy. Rayna was like a giant puppy dog. At one point I stated this, and she moved closer to the fence, batting her big puppy dog like eyes at us.
Throughout the entire experience, Rayna was alert and working on my energy. At one point when I was alone in the arena area with Rayna, Anna was talking with me through some tough issues/experiences I have had, when I hit the hardest issue of my core being, Rayna came trotting over to me and nudged my hand. She knew. I knew she knew. Anna also knew. Rayna was right there with me, to support me, and work through this hard stuff I had been carrying around for so many years. Rayna showed other incredible signs throughout the healing session, and did keep things humorous at times. At one point, which I missed this, she ran by me and farted. Anna and the handler Kim noticed this, and after we had a good giggle. I am sure Rayna heard us talking about the horse that had pooped on me in November at class in the cities, and Rayna had to add a little comical relief in there. I am not going to lie, I honestly had a little worry I would get pooped on again! A worry that was unnecessary for sure!
I will not ruin any surprises about the end of the session either. The drive home, I felt a sense of peace. I felt renewed. I felt the energy flowing through me. I felt all of the stagnate energy removed from my inner core where I had been storing it for almost as many years as I have been alive.
I am excited to see what else comes from this session today. I know how energy work works. Tonight something else may shift, tomorrow, in the coming days, weeks, and months, things will continue to shift, and I will be gifted with more healing. The entire experience, from start to finish was absolutely wonderful. Anna and Kim even took some pictures of Rayna and I. I even got a picture with Rayna and Anna. Rayna had a blast taking pictures, and even kept wrapping her head and neck around me, giving me lots of hugs. It was like the cherry on the top of the sundae to get a hug from Rayna and pictures with her. Memories I will always cherish.
So, with all that being said, YES! I absolutely, positively recommend Beyond the Horse services. Please note, no one asked me to write this blog post. I do this on my own without any input from anyone else. When I have amazing experiences, I always blog about them, because I want other people to be able to have the knowledge and information they need.
Sending you love and positivity,