Wholistic with a "W"

My quest for my natural way wellness began as we all begin —in search of the wily silver bullet. 

An incident with a veterinarian and a separate shoeing procedure brought me up short and caused me to take a hard look at what I was actually doing with my horse management practices.  Like so many other animal enthusiasts, my farrier, veterinarian, and trainers were at the top of my list of ‘Those That Must Be Obeyed.’ 

The more I began to ask myself and the experts questions, the more I discovered many of the answers did not make much difference in my animal companions’ well being.  Much of what I was doing was what I was told was right.  Not much of it worked, by firsthand experience. I figured there had to be something out there – just one thing - that could enhance the lives of my animals.

I began studying nutrition for animals.  Again, most of what I read was what I already knew, and that still wasn’t working.  I began applying what changes I had made for my own health to my animals, and slowly – very slowly - I began to see results.

Over the course of the next several years, I became a student of everything I found that even remotely interested me. Nutrition, homeopathy, Bach Flower Essences, Bio-Energetics, laser therapy, Electro-Acuscope/Myoscope Therapy, Reiki, equine dentistry, animal communication, advanced Tachyon therapy, Conscious Language, reflex testing, blood work, the shoe-less horse, prayer and meditation, vaccine- and chemical-free horse keeping, organic food sources, the benefits of medicines and surgeries, more nutrition, and the list goes on.

I have arrived at this point in my life realizing that all the above work, and they work wonders.   And like so many other ‘questers’, I have realized that there is no such thing as a silver bullet—except a silver bullet.  Whole health usually requires many individuals to assist in the healing process.  We need owners, trainers, veterinarians, farriers, farmers, non-medical therapists and professionals to work together to heal the planet -- one animal, one human, and one acre of ground at a time.

Real wellness is about balance. It is a simple shift of consciousness away from ego and the process of dis-ease and toward becoming more well. A truly balanced and holistic approach to life, whether for my animals or my human family, must be ‘wholistic’, with a ‘W’.