Horse Heart Connection

Expanding horse-human communication.



Dolphin Light Adventures on the Big Island of Hawaii

Being in Hawaii Consciously

Connecting with Fire-Water-Earth-Air


Spending time in the Hawaiian Islands is a great way to deepen your connection to the elements of fire, water, earth, and air within and around you. Daily immersion in tropical paradise restores your personal rhythm and creates the foundation for soul renewal. Your dreams become clearer and senses are fine-tuned to the cycles of beauty and harmony. Curiosity and creativity blooms. There is time to reconnect to your personal rhythm. Passion for your life is restored.


Every time I visit the Hawaiian Islands, I want to stay there. As I come and go over the years I realize the potency that the Big Island gives me to restore my joy. My playful inner child emerges as I walk along the waters edge feeling the sand surround my toes. Sometimes I dip my hands in the ocean water simply so I can lick the salty taste on my fingers. It is a sort of homecoming to the sea. Some of my best childhood memories are those spent along the oceans edge with my Grandma and Grandpa Barker at their homes in Newport Rhode Island and Boca Raton Florida.


One of my favorites was an early morning walk with Grandpa Barker on Lido Beach on the West Coast of Florida. It was 1976 and we were amongst the sea gulls and pelicans as early morning beachcombers. We walked gathering seashells to show Grandma as she sat in her low to the ground canvas stripped chair waiting to see the treasures we’d bring back. During our Hawaiian adventures we make time for art from the heart as an expression of our inner story.


Refection time needed to absorb the emotion of each experienced is honored. Rather than a holiday where you hurry up and jump from one tourist attraction to another, we focus on being in the present moment. We honor the visible and also go deeper into the unseen tuning into the energy of the place and the people who created it.


Integration time in the shade at a traditional fishing grounds after the first dolphin swim. Turtles nest nearby and families play happily in this sacred space.



We begin our island adventure by offering prayers and respect to Goddess Pele.  Expressing Gratitude at the beginning sets a foundation for being in the flow connected to the highest and best for all. It connects us to right use of our fire energy.


Synchronistic events will bless us each day. Our sense of joy and spontaneity expands. When we live with honor and respect for all creation, all of life benefits. Whether you make it to the caldera or simply make an offering where the lava flow meets the ocean, Pele hears your prayers guiding you as great mystery unfolds.


The first time I felt Pele’s energy was visiting friends near Pahoa in 2006. We hopped into a Land Rover and fled into the dark of the night across the southern volcano flow.  There were no street signs, no lights, as we drove bumping along into the unknown. I surrendered to the vulnerability and trusted the process.  The truck stopped abruptly and there was silence all around us. When I stepped onto the earth below I felt a warm sensation coming through my shoes.  This virgin land where the lava flow meets the sea had an ancient eerie feeling to it. Untouched by many human thoughts, I felt lots of openness and space between my own thoughts. The stars above were so clear and radiant. I fell into a gentle trance as I flowed with this primal energy. After a time of silence the words “Mother Earth restores herself in silence”, came from my mouth out loud into the open night. I was in awe to be at this moment of creation where the hot lava cooled as it fell into the ocean then formed into earth. The earth is always in motion recreating herself on Hawaii and she can help us restore free flow in our lives.

Pele teaches us about using our powers of creation in a good way. We learn how to use our vitality to support our body. Our unique creativity energy flourishes. During a Dolphin Light Adventure, you will have a chance to bring forward the island colors that have touched you by creating a silk scarf at sunset one night. After a snorkeling experience immersing you with colorful tropical fish and turtles, we sit on water’s edge for a creative expressive arts experience.


The sun and stars are our fiery companions in the sky. When we allow the warmth of the sun to deeply penetrate our bones and be absorbed into the bone marrow, we literally are feeding our soul. Beautiful sunsets are an everyday experience on the islands. A time when the fiery sun looks like it is swallowed by the watery ocean. At night the stars and moon shine brightly guiding our dreams.




We balance the energies of fire by getting into the ocean everyday. Some researcher believe humans are descendants of water mammals rather than land mammals. Being in the fluidity of the ocean, the amniotic fluid of our birth restores our water connection.   You’ll believe this when you experience dolphin heart connection and the join up than can easily happen when they swim nearby and turn to you for eye to eye contact.


The dolphins teach us about belonging. Through entrainment we sync up with the dolphins through conscious breathing and purposeful fluid movement. The water is a great place to be aware of where our physical body patterns may be stuck in bound flow and where we experience free flow. Dolphins live in free flow and can teach us how to live that way. Wild dolphins are free to communicate through time and space through sonar and sound vibration. Our clairvoyant abilities improve when we are with other beings who communicate through energy vibration.


Miraculous healings have occurred throughout time by humans just being in the water where dolphins can freely share their healing pulses and frequencies. Their range of sound, with their clicks and whistles, goes far beyond what our human ears can hear. They have the ability to use laser-like precision and direct the sounds to the parts of our bodies that need it the most. We don’t have to tell them what is needed, they already know.

During my first dolphin swim in Key West in 1998, I noticed improvements in my overall health. The dolphins gave my son the emotional boost and confidence that he needed to complete his senior year of high school and prepare for the next step of his life.


Dolphins use their whole brain more. I notice my creativity, dream recall, and positivity increase each time I swim with them in the open ocean. Spectral healing occurs when the light of the sun gets refracted in the water.


Swimming under sunny skies in the changing blue waters off the west coast of Hawaii is deeply moving and healing. Great joy bubbles up from being there in the water.  Being in the natural flow of rise and fall of the ocean is hypnotic.


Looking for whale tales or dolphin fins is a fun game that keeps us alert. The boat will stop and put in the microphone so that we can hear the whales singing. I listened to a recent recording as I was writing this, and some of the tones sounded like my Siberian Husky Sasha howling into the wind.



Restoration of your earth energies anchors your spirit in your physical body. The moment you step off the plane you’ll feel the warm island breezes and the comfort of tropical air. You’ll sense the magnetic primal pulse of the island as it is growing and recreating itself. Its healing vibration are palpable. Each day there will be time for nature connection and inner reflection. We make time to be still and feel the life force moving all around us through the lush jungle plants, the cool blue waters, the with the tropical breeze.


We share a sense of connectedness and oneness in this jungle home. This restores our sense of community with all creation. Being part of something bigger than ourselves restore balance within and around us. The colors, and sounds, and scents of unique new plants tantalize our curiosity. Truly a feast of God’s miraculous diversity.


The west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, where we spend most of our retreat time, presents a rich matrix of past and present. I feel it weaving a safety net for my soul to integrate previous experiences and to provide clear direction for the future. I make time to pause and to enjoy each moment, each breath, each step creating life anew.


Life is so colorful, sensuous, and alive in the jungle.  The crawling creatures, to the plants themselves, to the birds that nest and feed there. When we walk and meditate in this harmonious ecosystem the sense of oneness permeates us. The veil between dimensional realms seems thinner on the Islands. Sometimes I feel the ancient Menehune and their playful actions amongst the old stones walls.



The soft rustling sound of island breeze in the palm trees lulls me into deep meditation. This brings clearing to my air element, my mind.  Then I am open to receive new thoughts that come across the water. There is room for breathing into my voice of wisdom.


During our retreats we create sacred space and hold the light during daily meditation, reflection and journaling sessions. You will be soothed by the sound of the ocean, the jungle birds, and laughter. This enhances your clairvoyance and communication with your spirit guides and elemental teachers.

You may even find yourself returning home more dolphin-like. Some people point out when my laugh sounds like a dolphin. The joy from being with wild dolphins is certainly contagious.

We will spend time at sacred historic sites basking in the wisdom contained there. Many of us have spent years personally and professionally healing our histories, delving into our unconscious, and learning what is nourishing for our own personal ecology. Now its time to join with light-hearted people to enjoy life and share our visions. During the retreat our spiritual insights are put into motion. We are supported for personal expression and living our truth in the moment.


Awareness in action with the fire, water, earth, and air energies of the islands will integrate your soul’s wisdom and benefit the planet. When you are ready to explore these possibilities and the potential of living island magic with conscious individuals we look forward to seeing you in Hawaii.

Our next adventures are planned for April 2015, To receive discounts you’ll want to register by January 31, 2015. Visit and click on to learn how you can join us in island paradise.

Horse Dolphin Connections

Dolphin Dreams

Since 1998 one of my hobbies is to swim out in the warm oceans with wild dolphins in their natural habitat.  Dolphins started consistently appearing in my dreamtime in 1996 after a life-changing move from the Portland Oregon area inland to north Idaho. Prior to that move I had lived in a coastal state for most of my life, either in New England or the west coast.

My dreams led me to reading several books about swimming with wild dolphins and searching online for dolphin adventures, I came upon the perfect pre-high school graduation present for my son and I to Key West Florida for a wild dolphin swim. The dolphin bliss effect that occurred when a one dolphin veered off her course to come back and connect with me was exhilarating beyond words. The sensation strikes quickly to the heart creating an endorphin rich orgasmic like rush. I was blissed out of my mind intensely content in the present moment living with an expanded heart and resonant connection with all creation. Gliding back to the shore on the catamaran with a Guru-like grin on my face glowing from ear to ear I was captivated by the dolphins.

Later on a trip to Costa Rica along the Osa Penniusla with Delphin Amor Retreat center, it was apparent at dinner time who had been swimming with the dolphins because they had huge grins on their faces and a connected calm presence. For those who have experienced this, you know what I mean. For those of you who want to come on board look for upcoming Dolphin Light Adventures in Hawaii.

Since all of my time in nature is led from a place of reverence for all nature, with gifts of prayer and gratitude exchanged for the experience and connections, the dolphins have called me to more adventures in Hawaii, Costa Rica, and Bimini which you can read more about in upcoming articles.

Dolphins in the Desert

Due to a health crisis that limited my mobility for a couple of years, my dolphin light experiences temporarily came to a halt. That is when Horses started appearing in my nighttime dreams. I learned from the previous sequential dreams with dolphins to listen to the call so once again I began reading and researching about horses as teachers and guides. Ready to experience this myself, I was drawn to the Tucson Arizona area to learn from Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning teachers among them Kathy Pike, Linda Kohanov, Barbara Rector, and Shelley Rosenberg.

The first time I drove in the desert with saguaro cactus I felt the dolphin energy in amongst the cactus. I sensed them flowing towards me. As if the imprint of their joyful inviting energy was left there from millions of years ago. I mentioned this to another Clairvoyant and they said they sensed the same thing. Cool validation.

When I first joined up with a white Arabian horse that called me to choose him to work with, there it was again, that bliss filled visceral connection that radiated and expanded within and around me bringing a giggly attitude. Time and time again when given an opportunity to just be with a horse this occurred, leading me to embark on a midlife career expansion to become an Epona Approved Instructor in the field of Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning.

Bonding with Horses

Science is now proving what we have experienced when in the horse bio-energenic field, that the hormone oxytocin increases when a human spends as little as ten minutes petting a cat, dog, or horse. This bonding hormone stays with us for a period time and can be transferred into all of the relationships in our lives. The relationship with our own body and emotions, with other people, and expanded out into the world improves. Not only that, but there can be a contagious reaction to people and horses who are in this wave of positive affect contagion. Piercing the veil of separation and opening to the liquid light experience of melting in union with all creation and the miracle of being alive.

I experienced this group oxytocin effect expand and travel around the 5 acre ranch during my Epona Instructor Apprenticeship training in the desert of Amado Arizona. One afternoon, we did an exercise where four groups of people and horses were engaging in reflective grooming experiences.  I first experienced this while watching another apprentice groom Cimarron. I was sitting about six feet away out side the fenced arena. After a few minutes, I felt a ripple of calm wash over me like a warm wave. This washed my spirit clean and I was filled with radiant joy.  When I had a turn connecting with Cimarron through the calming act of connected grooming, I not only felt a deepening of this for myself but also for those observing. Later one of my fellow students replied she had never seen me so happy and excited as I explained what I experienced.

Dolphin Bliss

Here is a picture of my favorite dolphin couple. They circle around at a distance and with each rotation spiral in closer. The vibration of being in their presence combined with their sonar, clicks, and whistles truly provides for a visceral cellular experience of conscious expansion. Often “blowing me out of the water” causing me to rise to the surface to catch my breath. The warm sun on my face as I integrate dolphin bliss and spectral healing as the light penetrates the crystal blue waters.

Dolphins have so much to teach us about relationships, expanding play in our lives, the power of being consciously connected to the present moment, and the power of sound and vibrational healing. I am thankful that they have been my teachers along with the water, the sun, the wind, the sand, and the vibrant colors and scents of the tropics.

Both dolphins and horses benefit our lives in many ways creating cellular change that lasts a lifetime. Improving our ability to enhance our energy awareness by experiencing the layers of their energy field and our own aura . They expand the connection between our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves.

I invite you to build your health naturally by spending time with these fantastic beings.  For more about opportunities to play with the horses and dolphins in Hawaiian paradise visit

Self Discovery with the Heart of the Horse

Once you are touched by the heart of a horse, you will never be the same. Your life will blossom and change.

Horse Heart Connection is about embarking on a path of self discovery through the way of horse. As we open to the possibility of horses being teachers and guides along our journey of conscious co creation and discovering our authentic selves, we create a foundation of support with transferable skills to the rest of our lives. We can bring what we experience kinesthetically with our equine friends into our personal and professional lives. As we awaken to our own aha’s and insights into our behavior and thoughts, we learn how to safely create new patterns of being. Our ability to accept love and support increases. This builds self esteem and self acceptance, allowing us to be open to unconditional love for ourselves and others. Successful interactions with the horses transfers into our communities and creating the template for a peaceful world. At Horse Heart Connection the inter-species communication work we do benefits both horses and humans.

For a free brochure about our work and upcoming Spring 2012 workshop schedule call 208-883-9933 or email

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