The 2017 HHC Journeys to the Crystal Show in Denver, CO!

Holistic Health Support and Healing are a signature part of the HHC, and ROTH was fortunate this year that one of the largest crystal shows in the US coincided with the course.  Some of our students chose to do their presentation on several crystals that spoke to them on a spiritual level.  Below is a list of the crystals and some of the more prominent aspects and healing properties associated with each.

Which crystals speak to you spiritually?  Have you used crystals before on either horses or yourself?  If so, which ones and what was your experience?  Feel free to share your comments on our Facebook page that accompanies this post!

 

Apophyllite

Apophyllite

Keywords: Spiritual Connection and Meditation

A crystal of facilitating and strengthening consciousness. Apophyllite brings high energy to mystical and other endeavors.  When placed on the third-eye chakra, it can help one see the truth for use in spiritual growth and connection.

Mental and Emotional Health– It is used to help one see the truth and then act on it.  It assists one in an ability to see and comprehend their own behaviors and attitudes that fearful avoidance may have kept hidden.  With the new self-awareness, one can find a way to move forward in both their practical life and spirituality.

 

Amethyst

Amethyst

Keywords: Psychic and Sobriety

Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that works on the emotional, spiritual, and physical areas to promote calm, balance, and peace.  It is used to eliminate impatience.  It can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers.

Mental and Emotional Health– It is used to help heal personal losses and grief.  It has a gentle energy that can promote peacefulness, happiness and contentment.  It brings emotional stability and inner strength to be strong in one’s life, enhancing flexibility and cooperation.

 

Cobaltian CalciteCobaltian Calcite

Keywords: Healing the heart, harmony and friendship

Cobaltian Calcite is a crystal of joy.  It is excellent for use with the heart chakra and can aid in releasing buried emotions.  It is uplifting and will encourage us to think positively and let go of the negative feelings onto which one may be holding.

Mental and Emotional Health– It can give one an enhanced awareness of one’s own body language and brings increased harmony to people or groups working with each other.  It also helps to form friendships and may facilitate in raising consciousness.

 

Fluorite

fluorite

Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy.  When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit.  Fluorite further anchors intuitive insights into the physical plane, allowing mental and physical coordination.  A popular stone among energy healers, Fluorite can also clear the aura of mucky energies.

Physical Health- Physically, Fluorite is known to strengthen bones and teeth, and ameliorate the pain associated with arthritis.  Fluorite is also used to enhance mental functions by balancing the chemistry in the brain.

 

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

 

Rose Quartz has a pink hue due to several minerals including manganese and titanium. Physical features: known as a heart and circulatory tonic, and it improves circulation.

Physical Health-  Best for injuries and wounds but will also reduce stress.  Very good as a water stone.  It promotes the balance of all bodily functions especially when combined with amethyst and rock crystal.

 

Moon Stone

Moon stone

Moon Stone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is a stone of calm and relief from emotional stress. It is also associated with love of all kinds.

Physical Health– Physically, Moon Stone is used in crystal healing to aid the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity,  water retention, hormonal problems, and menstrual problems.

 

Black Tourmaline

black tourmaline

Black Tourmaline- Black Tourmaline keeps an electric charge, as it is pyroelectric (meaning it can generate electricity when heated), as well as piezoelectric (meaning it can store an electrical charge), causing it to release negative ions and far infrared radiation – these are very beneficial for health. This incredible stone is associated with protection, grounding, health, happiness, luck, and positivity.

Spiritual- Considered to be one of the most powerful protective stones. Heals on all levels- physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

 

Labradoritelabradorite

Labradorite- A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition and promoting psychic abilities.

Spiritual- Stone of transformation. Grounds spiritual energies and grounds and protects the aura.

 

Smokey Quartz

smokey quartz

Smokey Quartz– In addition to the generic healing properties of Quartz, Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralizes negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog.

Spiritual- Grounding and neutralizes negative vibrations.

 

 

The Equine Chakras

 

 

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This presentation belongs to ROTH’s own Shantel S. of the UK, and Gina K., Laura Z., and Kate F. of CO.  Thanks, ladies, for sharing your work with us to help educate and inspire others!

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Photo of our own 2017 HHC students on trailer loading day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running for Zuma’s Rescue Ranch

Our good friend Paul is running the Colfax Marathon to support Zuma’s Rescue Ranch (and show everyone just how out of shape Vin is in comparison). Find out how you can be a part of rescuing both horses and at-risk youths. A very special place, very special people!

http://www.active.com/donate/zuma-colfax-2012/zoom-room

Zuma’s Rescue Ranch: Salvation for children, families, and horses. Zuma’s Rescue Ranch supports at-risk youth and rescued horses so that they can help one another heal the wounds in their hearts and minds. At the ranch, horses
who were destined for slaughter are rescued, rehabilitated, and trained so that they can help children who have been similarly discarded by our failing system in Zuma’s Equine Assisted Learning (ZEAL) sessions.

To learn more and find out how you can help, please visit
http://www.zumasrescueranch.com/ today.

Zuma’s is an approved 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible. Please support these children and horses. Lives are not disposable.

Help Paul raise funds for Zuma's Rescue Ranch at the Colfax Marathon!

Help us Save 12 Foals Destined for the Canadian Feed Lots

John Lennon Saving Horses From the Other Side?

We are excited to report that we are well on our way to rescuing the foals of a former Canadian P.M.U. farm and we have some amazing news to report.

But there’s also more to be done. Find out how you can join John Lennon, Equine Voices and Reach Out to Horses as we rescue, not only the foals, but the mares and stallions as well.

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Foal Rescuing Dinner at Strings in Denver

Can You Really Eat Your Way to Rescuing Foals?

Lil Bit Ranch North
Only 2 seats left for Wednesday Night’s Extraordinary Event!And don’t forget that you can also promote your business and save lives by donating services or merchandise for our silent auction.
We are gearing up for this Wednesday Night!  And by gearing up we mean getting ready for a delicious meal and compelling conversation with some of today’s most successful women in the worlds of healing, art, communication and horses.
For only $50 you get an all-inclusive dinner with cocktails and a large portion of the cost will go towards the rescue of not only these beautiful foals but also providing sanctuary for the breeding mares and stallions, and shutting down a former P.M.U. (Pregnant mare urine) breeding farm!
And that’s not all!
Join International Equine Specialist, Animal Communicator and Reiki Master Anna Twinney as she welcomes:
(…don’t tell anyone but there are rumors that we might be joined by even
more extraordinary women that you will definitely want to meet!)

Can’t make it?  That’s OK you can still help!  We will also be conducting a silent auction and there are some pretty awesome offerings that you won’t want to pass up! 

Do you have a business or merchandise that you could donate to the auction?  All proceeds from the silent auction go directly to the foal rescue.  For more information or to donate contact Tammy at tammy@heartintelligent.com.
Meet all of these amazing and interesting women, enjoy a delicious dinner, and together we can downsize this farm in Canada and rescue ALL the horses in the program. The mares and gelded stallions will stay in sanctuary up in Canada, 6 foals will go to Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary in Arizona and 6 will go to Ray of Light Farm where they will participate in the Week of Foal Gentling with International Equine Specialist and Natural Horsemanship Clinician Anna, helping them as they make their way to their forever homes.
Opportunities like these don’t come around every day and we are so excited to be a part of it. We can’t do it alone! Even with this incredible team of compassionate, competent and inspiring folks, we still need your help.
 
Event Info
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
6:00pm arrival / 7:00pm dinner
Silent Auction before dinner with all proceeds going to the foals.
Strings Restaurant
1700 Humboldt
Denver, CO  80218
$50 inclusive (includes food, cocktails and gratuity)
Attire is Cowboy (or girl) Casual.

Is John Lennon Saving Foals from the Other Side!?!

Lil Bit Ranch North  

The Answer is Yes!… sort of…

An anonymous donor has incredibly donated a letter written by John Lennon himself to be auctioned online by Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary. All the proceeds from this auction will go towards not only the rescue of our foals but, if we get a high enough bid, the rescue of even more foals in the future!

If you are a Beatles or a Lennon fan, you really don’t want to miss this chance to get your own piece of rock history while helping to save lives at the same time!

Find out how you can bid on this one of a kind letter!  

 

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Frank Weller and Colt 

Reach Out to Horses, several equine rescue organizations work
together to save 12 foals from the Canadian feedlots and
downsize former Canadian PMU breeding farm.

 Click Here to Donate What You Can To Save These Beautiful Foals

September 27th, 2011 – East Haddam, CT

Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary – CT, Ray of Light Farm – CT, and Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary – AZ are joining forces with Reach Out to Horses based out of Golden, CO, to rescue 12 foals and assist in the closing of a former Canadian PMU breeding farm.   In addition the proposed action plan will result in placing the remaining mares in sanctuary, gelding two year old stallions and helping to end the cycle of breeding for this Canadian farmer.

E.A.R.S. and Reach Out to Horses have already begun raising funds through sales of the new 4-DVD set Success: Foals in Training and through fundraising clinics and other events by Anna Twinney and Reach Out to Horses.  But we need your help.

The estimated cost for this endeavor is $16,100 so we are seeking individuals, and organizations who wish to assist in this inspiring project.  Whether it be donations, adoption, fostering or sponsoring, all assistance is welcome.  For more information, or to help save the lives of these foals, mares and stallions, contact Frank Weller, president of Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary at 203-733-3576, or Anna Twinney, founder of Reach Out to Horses at  info@reachouttohorses.com, or click here to donate what you can to save these horses.

E.A.R.S. has worked for almost 9 years with these and other local farmers when they first saw the wisdom and win-win-win-win opportunities that would result if allied with the farmers. The genesis of that outreach is well documented in the book “Equine Angels: Stories of Rescue, Love and Hope“.

“The reason that this good faith alliance works is that we have spent time with the farmers and their families.”, says E.A.R.S. founder Frank Weller, “We understand the social and financial dynamics that are a huge part of their decision making process.”

Over the years E.A.R.S. has been able to ferret out the people who will live up to their word and those who won’t and to establish a verifiable protocol to put the mares in sanctuary. They now have trusted people in place who really care for the mares and report their condition. They know that other people are also reporting to E.A.R.S and all reporters are unaware of the identity of our other agents. In addition E.A.R.S. has created close relationships with the vets, the farm agents, the farmers and their families. The government takes meticulous statistics and we trust most of their numbers which have followed the decline of Premarin farming.

In addition to securing sanctuary for the mares and stallions E.A.R.S. will transport all 12 foals to a rescue just over the border in North Dakota. From there, 6 will go to Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary near Tucson, Arizona and 6 will go to Ray Of Light Farm in East Haddam, Connecticut where they will participate in the Reach Out to Horses Week of Foal Gentling Program.

E.A.R.S. and Ray Of Light Farm have collaborated on similar rescues for almost 5 years now and this will be the 3rd successful year of the ROTH Week of Foal Gentling Event.

Possibly the best piece of this effort is that this retired farm will no longer be in the Premarin farming or the breeding business all together. Financial implications are part of that decision and a as a working farm, they have other viable sources of income. That seems to make a big difference in that the farmers with other choices are less likely to pursue breeding for meat as a revenue source. As a rescue E.A.R.S. has often encountered that mindset and absolutely cannot enable farmers to breed by buying their foals. That would be a step backwards to say the least.

Click Here to Donate What You Can To Save These Beautiful Foals

For more information, or to help save the lives of these foals, mares and stallions, contact Frank Weller, president Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary at 203-733-3576, or Anna Twinney, founder of Reach Out to Horses at info@reachouttohorses.com.

Needing Land in Boulder County

We are needing to find a home for around 100 prairie dogs and need at least 20 acres for a successful relocation effort. Of course, the land must be suitable habitat for prairie dogs, but if anyone has land or knows of anyone willing to accept prairie dogs onto their private land, please contact:

Sandy Nervig

Prairie Ecosystems Consultant

Growing Ideas, LLC

Denver, CO 80222

303-517-3167

sandyn@rockin.tv

BLM HIRES PR FIRM TO DESTROY THE WILD HORSE

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For Immediate Release:

Spin Doctors Hired for the Destruction of America’s Wild Horse and Burro Herds

BLM uses MMS’s PR and Public Affairs agency to facilitate Salazar’s agenda at June 14th public workshop in Denver—protest on June 15th

Denver, CO (June 14, 2010)—The Cloud Foundation has learned that the San Francisco based public relations and public affairs firm, Kearns and West, with ties to big energy and offices across the country, has been hired to push the Salazar Plan for Wild Horses and Burros through Congress in Fall 2010—despite public outrage. Kearns and West has expertise in crisis management as well as accomplishing policy and regulatory goals. Their clients range from Mineral Management Services (MMS) and PG&E to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Department of Interior (DOI) has enlisted the firm using the Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR) as the go between. Senior mediator of Kearns and West, J. Michael Harty will facilitate an unprecedented public workshop in Denver, Colorado at the Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th Street, on June 14th followed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Public Advisory Board Meeting on June 15th. Both days will be live-streamed and viewing available on www.thecloudfoundation.org. The public and members of Congress are encouraged to watch. The public will protest on June 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a press conference at noon.

BLM’s recently announced and highly polished but unsubstantial, “Strategy Plan” as well as their association with PR firm Kearns and West, appears designed to manipulate the public and marginalize the opposition to the Salazar Plan for wild horses and burros. The plan calls for the purchase of Eastern and Midwestern “preserves” populated by sterilized wild horses, captured from their Western ranges.

“This is ALL about manipulating public opinion. And ramming ONE thing – Salazar’s Plan – through” states author R.T. Fitch.

The Kearns and West Salazar Plan Executive Summary states, ‘The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (‘Institute’) is assisting BLM in assessing stakeholder interests and developing an effective stakeholder engagement plan for the Strategy.’ Disturbingly, BLM often does not include the public as a stakeholder in their planning documents regarding the management of wild horses and burros.

“Who is the biggest stakeholder in the discussion of the public’s land and its wild horses if not the public?” asks Terri Farley, author of the Phantom Stallion series, adding “A public agency must represent the public and utilize taxpayer dollars responsibly—not spend excessively on another private contractor.”

According to their website, Kearns and West offers their clients (in this case the BLM) ‘A compelling credible, resonant case. True, high-impact support for your position.’ Advocates support a new direction that abandons the endless, expensive cycle of roundup, removal, and warehousing. BLM must adopt a far less expensive path that is kinder to the land and the wild horses legally living there, one that contains truly transparent solutions, not a slick, taxpayer-funded PR campaign.

“By hiring a high powered PR and Public Affairs firm, it seems that BLM is aiming to extinguish the opposition rather than solve the controversy over their management of our wild herds,” explains Ginger Kathrens, Volunteer Executive Director of the Cloud Foundation. “The public by the thousands has shared their opposition to the Salazar Plan. I hope we can sit down at this public forum and seriously talk about a moratorium on roundups while we work to reinstate protections that are consistent with the intent of the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Act.

According to The Holmes Report, “Kearns & West recognizes the important value of collaborating both with our clients and their stakeholders. For more than 20 years, the firm has employed its unique brand of stakeholder-centric strategic communications and collaboration processes to design innovative, but pragmatic programs, achieving superior results for clients in the federal, state and local government, private and nonprofit sectors. Kearns & West works with tough issues and big ideas.”

Besides specializing in ‘accomplishing policy and regulatory goals’ Kearns and West also represents PG&E—a primary customer in the Ruby Pipeline natural gas project threatening public lands and five public herds with environmental devastation from Wyoming to Oregon. Kearns and West also represents Duke Energy, the Association of Western Governors and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, among others.

While Secretary Salazar vowed to restore the Interior Department’s ‘respect for scientific integrity’ he has failed to consider science, reason, or even the law when it comes to managing our wild herds. Kearns and West has been known to gather scientific experts and build a movement of common interest “stakeholders” to crush public outcry and true environmentalism. Wild horse advocates feel the Kearns and West prepared Salazar report for Congress will be biased in favor of big energy ties with DOI at the expense of federally protected wild horses who somehow are in the way of ‘The New Energy Frontier’.

“We hope Monday’s workshop will be a productive one rather than a demonstration of BLM’s inability to change,” concludes Kathrens.

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Links of interest:

Interior Department Wild Horse Public Workshop, Livestream June 14, 8 a.m. -4 p.m. and Advisory Board Meeting June 15, 8 a.m. -5:00 p.m. http://www.thecloudfoundation.org/

Fact Sheet on Wild Herds & The Salazar Plan http://bit.ly/bfdX1y

Kearns and West http://bit.ly/deT894

CNN Report, Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell, March 25th http://bit.ly/dvl7NE

Disappointment Valley… A Modern Day Western Trailer- excellent sample of interviews regarding the issues http://bit.ly/awFbwm

Rolling Stone: The Spill, The Scandal and the President. June 2010 http://bit.ly/d3Bjcm

Vanity Fair: A Solution to America’s Wild Horse Crisis? June 2010 http://bit.ly/a7Esyd

Wild Horses: Management or Stampede to Extinction? Reno Gazette Special http://bit.ly/stampede2ext

Ken Salazar’s “candy shop”: Denver Post Guest Commentary, June 2010 http://bit.ly/aNbLz9

‘Herd-Watch: Public Eyes for Public Horses’ http://bit.ly/9Wvh58

Roundup Schedule- updated May 2010 http://bit.ly/a0xcq7

Informative Blog: American Herds http://americanherds.blogspot.com/

Photos, video and interviews available from:

The Cloud Foundation  ~ makendra@thecloudfoundation.org

The Cloud Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the preservation and protection of wild horses and burros on our Western public lands with a focus on protecting Cloud’s herd in the Pryor Mountains of Montana.

Media Contacts:
Makendra Silverman
Tel: 719-351-8187
Anne Novak
Tel: 415-531-8454

107 S. 7th St. – Colorado Springs, CO 80905 – 719-633-3842 www.thecloudfoundation.org

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