2022 SPRING – Here we come!

Blue skies, warm sun, new leaves on the trees, the smell of fresh grass and the sound of peepers in the ponds. New little critters adding to the wild sanctuaries in the woods and in the lazy little river here on PENZANCE – I couldn’t be MORE ready!

What about you? Are you ready?

With the imminent arrival of SPRING 2022 I am finally preparing to initiate the return calling of PENZANCE’s Womens’ Equine Assisted Ministry and Bible Studies.

For years PENZANCE was a sanctuary in Douglas, Massachusetts for women from all walks of life. A place to come to explore the peace of the Holy Spirit and the unconditional love that God has for each one of us. It was a place to grow, to develop new thoughts, make new friends (both equine AND human) and, well, – to experience the original meaning of the name Penzance,

“God’s Holy Headland; the place for Spiritual Growth”.

Now, in the “Quiet Corner” of Connecticut, in Canterbury, PENZANCE has been rehomed and renewed! The horses, ponies and donkeys are ready to meet some new friends and to get back to “work”. Although, we know that their ‘work’ is simply being who they are as God created them to be — our teachers.

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.” –Job 12:7-8

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There is no riding the horses or ponies here (they are rescues and all have physical or emotional traumas that prevent them being put under a rider) BUT their simple presence, their very spirits can teach us so much of that unconditional love that our Father pours out on us – they exude our Father’s love and patience with us. Most times, the very simple act of merely sitting near them in the field allows our spirits to truly LISTEN to what Father is saying to us through His Word and through His presence. It allows us to tune in and HEAR His Word – that Word intended specifically for our own, individual spirits.

We read God’s Word.

We study and learn what He has for us during the time here.

We learn to worship and praise and sing and dance; or write and draw and paint and fully embrace ALL that God and His Son, His Holy Spirit, has for us – each in our own unique way.

Sometimes we simply sit in HIS presence and hear that still small voice that explodes our hearts and souls.

Groups, Semi-private and Individuals welcomed.

If you’d like to visit please send me a message for more information – m.me/gwenyth.santagate or text to me, 774-280-4227.

Are you ready?

I am.

In love and wonderment of our amazing Father … ❤️‍🔥

Every living thing on our planet has an energy field – the world is full of energy fields all interacting with each other. Some species are more sensitive to energy than others: horses are incredibly aware of and in tune with it, whereas we humans seem, for the most part, to have lost our connection to and awareness of it. –http://www.holisticequinetherapist.com/blog/fields-of-energy-fields

For years I’ve been harping on energy, intent, intuitiveness with horses, etc. etc. … and this article sums it all up very nicely.

I LOVE when I find others who are in tune with life’s energies. And I LOVE when someone asks me about it all and is wanting to learn! I get excited to be able to help someone discover how their energy and intent can not only help their relationships with their horses, but their relationships with other people as well.

Learning about our horses’ energies will directly affect our own energy and how we use it. It can, if we allow, change our entire world!

Be sure to read this article.  I know you’ll enjoy it!
And if you’re interesting in learning about all this, call me +1 (239) 573-9687 or email to me – gwen.santagate@gmail.com  I can help you no matter where you are in the world! 🙂 Remember — we’re all connected.

http://www.holisticequinetherapist.com/blog/fields-of-energy-fields

Healing Qualities of 18 Herbs

Arnica flowers: Can help treat physical trauma, bruises, strains, and occasional muscle pain. Use immediately after strenuous exertion or injury to prevent, relieve, and reduce swelling, bruises and pain.

Burdock root: For skin infections.

Calendula flowers: Wonderfully healing with all-around healing properties useful for a wide variety of skin irritations and conditions including wounds, insect bites, rashes, scrapes, abrasions, cuts, and much more. Suitable for sensitive skin and babies.

Cayenne Pepper: Warming, good for occasional sore muscles, alleviates occasional pain, and itching.

Chamomile flowers: Minor abrasions, cuts, scrapes, and wounds.

Chickweed: Soothing, helps with skin conditions, minor burns, and other skin irritations.

Comfrey leaf and/or root: Relieves occasional pain, swelling, supports muscle, cartilage, and bone. Assists with healing a wide variety of conditions.

Echinacea herb and/or root: Beneficial for minor sores, wounds, insect bites, and stings.

Ginger root: Warming, use for occasional sore muscles.

Goldenseal leaf and/or root: Useful for treating minor wounds and skin conditions.

Lavender flowers: Soothing, calming, relieves occasional pain, has healing properties beneficial for minor wounds and numerous skin conditions.

Myrrh Gum powder: Used for cuts, scrapes, scratches, and abrasions.

Nettle leaf: An effective herb for many skin conditions.

Oregon Grape root: Skin disinfectant for minor wounds.

Plantain leaf: Helps speed the recovery process, relieves and soothes insect bites and stings, poison ivy, itching, minor sores, bruises, blisters, and damaged skin.

St. John’s Wort: Craft the deep red-colored oil from fresh flowers. Beneficial for minor wounds, cuts, bruises, insect bites and stings, nerve support, scrapes, and minor burns.

Thyme: Used for cuts, scrapes, and occasional sore muscles.

Yarrow Flowers: Apply to bruises, minor wounds, cuts, scrapes, and areas with swelling and bleeding.

14 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow

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Here’s an A to Z guide to the medicinal herbs that relieve common ailments like indigestion, stress, anxiety, sunburn, headaches, coughs, colds, and more.

From Reader’s Digest online … SLIDESHOW!

Doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment or on a suburban lot … and of course, you can grow these if you’re on a farm … container gardening is a great way to make a nice, productive healing herbal garden.  Most of them can be grown INDOORS with plenty of sunlight fairly easily, too!

In this slide show from Reader’s Digest you’ll find some simple plants to grow listed with their particular properties.   Enjoy!

http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/medicinal-herbs/1/

Horse Medicine

The word ‘medicine’ means ‘spiritual quality’.  Everything has a medicine.
What is your medicine?  What is your inner essence (including the parts of it you’d rather not own)?  When you begin to discover your inner self, and accept it, you begin to be authentic.  We generally carry some hurt about the way our lives have been influenced over the years.  When you follow your heart, you will become more authentic, this in turn gives you more energy, as you are not spending your time struggling to be someone else.
~Horse Spirit Connections

 

Horses are powerful medicine. They heal. They intuit. They share. They take.

Simply spending time in the pasture with your horse is healing.

Time.
To heal.
Time.
Allowing the horse to take the pain from you.
Receiving the healing the horse has to share.
Time.

Its simple. Its easy. Its amazing.

Simply take a chair or a lounge to the paddock and relax into it.
B.r.e.a.t.h.e.
Be cognizant of your breathing … inhale slowly through your nose; exhale slowly through softly open lips.
FEEL.
What is your horse hearing? Feeling? Seeing? Smelling? Tasting?
Draw your horse to you. Allow him to explore you gently.
Attune yourself to your horse and allow him to quietly draw out your pain.

Then receive the healing.

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What did you experience? What did you feel? How do you feel now?

Horse Medicine …

Alkalinize Your Body for HEALTH!

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Alkaline Food List: the MOST EFFECTIVE alkalizing foods to reset alkaline balance and prevent cancer

The human diet must consist of a variety of different foods in order to have a balanced vitamin-to-mineral status.

Due to the fast-pace of modern life, and the fact that today’s fruits and vegetables are not grown the same way as they were 40 years ago, many of us tend to use dietary supplements.

If you are supplementing with vitamins and minerals, it is important to know that it is best to take vitamins in the morning because they give you an energy boost (specifically vitamin B12), and minerals throughout the day in order to ensure you have a good sleep.

However, if you decide that you don’t want to get your vitamins and minerals through supplements, here are the top five best alkalized foods :

Buckwheat

This is a good healthy alternative for wheat. It contains rutin, which will provide you with lots of energy. It is also effective for treating and preventing strokes that are caused by broken blood vessels. It is also good for people who have hemorrhoids or varicose veins.

Cabbage

Cabbages are a staple food in the average household due to it’s price and various uses, but it is also one of the healthiest foods out there.

Cabbages have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-carcinogenic properties. Instead of throwing away the water you used to boil cabbage, keep it to make sauces out of, or just drink it.

Melon

Melons are an excellent source of nutrients. These include vitamin A, B6, dietary fibre, potassium and folic acid. This combination of nutrients gives us the energy we need to sustain us throughout the day. Melon is an excellent anticoagulantthat thins the blood and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Flax seed and flax seed oil

Flax is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. They are rich in lignans, which help to prevent breast, prostate and colon cancer as well as improving kidney function. Their high content of essential omega-3 fatty acids just adds to their incredible health benefits. They can cause a reduction in cholesterol levels and can also regulate blood pressure. Flax seeds can be eaten directly, blended in smoothies or taken in oil-form.

Olive oil

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. It contains antioxidants such as vitamin E, which not only prevents diseases that cause heart attacks and chest pain, but also helps in lessening hot flashes in menopausal women.

Acidic Foods

The nutrition in many developed Western countries involves people eating foods that create acidity in the body. Some of the most acidic foods include refined junk food products such as sugar-loaded cereals, caffeine, alcohol, and artificial sweeteners.

Alkaline Foods (Eat These)

  •  Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage, sauerkraut
  • Buckwheat
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Chives
  • Flax and flax seed oil
  • Cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Grapefruit
  • Soy and soy products
  • Soybean sprouts
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Green beans
  • Leeks
  • Lemon and lime
  • Lettuce
  • Millet
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Pears
  • Green peas
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Watermelon
  • Wild rice
  • Pumpkin
  • Sesame seeds and tahini (sesame seed paste)

 

Sources:

Vitamins and vitality: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/prevention-15/vitamins/energy-boosting-supplements

Minerals and sleep: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/15/nutrients-better-sleep.aspx

Rutin: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-270-rutin.aspx?activeingredientid=270&activeingredientname=rutin

Cabbage benefits: https://books.google.ca/books?id=MgeMZ19K1bEC&pg=PA213&lpg=PA213&dq=cabbage+anti+viral+anti+bacterial&source=bl&ots=gc42iSRUAV&sig=4Ib0gUL5Hs_ASTsHBWrGOynEFAs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQ7bWFs7bKAhVIQCYKHUQwCe8Q6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=cabbage%20anti%20viral%20anti%20bacterial&f=false

Melon and Vitamin A: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1954/2

Melon as anticoagulant: https://books.google.ca/books?id=7xgNBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA33-IA372&lpg=PA33-IA372&dq=melon+anticoagulant&source=bl&ots=tQHBByBZzW&sig=Rn6Q-7-70dbqOhcPBjUVJKR3b4c&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsrrrTtbbKAhXI7SYKHT0uAVAQ6AEIUTAH#v=onepage&q=melon%20anticoagulant&f=false

Flax seed and Lignans: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-991-flaxseed.aspx?activeingredientid=991&activeingredientname=flaxseed

Lignans benefits: http://www.lignans.net/health-benefits.html

Flax seed and omega 3: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2

Olive oil: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fats-and-oils/509/2

Vitamin E benefits: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-954-vitamin%20e.aspx?activeingredientid=954&activeingredientname=vitamin%20e


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