Nature Of Wisdom (NOW): Awakening To
Your Life's Purpose Through The Way
Of The Medicine Horse
Carol Roush, Eponaquest Advanced
& Eponaquest Senior Faculty, Shamanic
Practitioner & Mentor
Anne Steuart, Eponaquest Advanced
Instructor & Life Coach
ready to fall in love with life and embrace
your life's purpose? This two-part advanced,
personal development program is an in-depth
exploration of the Way of the Medicine Horse
as a profound journey of self-discovery and
transformation. With horses as your inspiration
and guides, you'll learn skills for increasing
self-awareness, tapping into your inner guidance
and accessing inner peace, and develop an approach
to life that enables you to live deeply and
awaken to your life's purpose.
A maximum of ten (10) carefully chosen individuals
will meet for a week on two occasions, with
reading assignments and conference calls in-between
weeks. Prior to acceptance in the program, applicants
are strongly encouraged to attend an introductory
level Eponaquest Approach workshop.
The overarching theme of the NOW program is
beautifully described by Sue Monk Kidd in her
book, When the Heart Waits:
"Is it possible, I asked myself, that I am
being summoned from some deep and holy place
within? Am I being asked to enter a passage
in the Spiritual life, the journey from false
self to true self? Am I being asked to dismantle
old masks and patterns and unfold a deeper,
more authentic self, the one I intended to be?
Am I being compelled to disturb my inner universe
in quest of the undiscovered being who clamors
In response to those questions, the NOW program
focuses on teaching you how to take new tools
and expanded self-awareness back into your life,
family, relationships, and community. You'll
learn how to be more authentic, set healthy
boundaries, and actually live from a larger
perspective of who you are and what's possible
for you. You'll also learn how to apply Eponaquest
Approach principals to everyday life: congruency
over conformity, authenticity over perfection,
and adaptability and inquisitiveness over methodology.
In her book-in-progress titled Who Am I Without
My Story, Carol Roush writes, "Our inner
guidance began gently nudging us along in the
direction of our life's purpose almost from
birth. What you were attracted to, inspired
by, and interested in, as a child, contained
the seeds of what you intended for your life.
We basically spend the first 20 years primarily
surviving, the second 20 years exploring life,
accumulating tools, and clarifying life purpose,
and then the third 20 years is to be spent actually
doing what we each came here intending to do.
When we are unconsciously engaged in this process,
as many of us are, it is like feeling our way
through a dark tunnel filled with obstacles
that we rather blindly struggle our way around,
over, or through. We intuitively keep pushing
ourselves forward because we have an inner knowing
there is light at the end of the tunnel and
we are meant to bask and thrive in that light.
Now imagine this journey with full aware consciousness.
It would be like realizing you are carrying
a backpack full of tools and that one of those
tools is a million candlepower flashlight. Now
those same obstacles are navigated and the path
to your life's purpose is illuminated clearly.
With this clarity comes inspiration; new ideas
fire your imagination and you relish each step
along your path."
The NOW program was created to help you turn
on your flashlight! There is nothing more important
to you than the light of your own inner guidance.
NOW offers experiences in the following areas:
(False) Self from Authentic Self Beliefs
Advanced Reflective Round
Pen Work with horses
Energy Boundary Work with
Active Round Pen Work with
Mindfulness Practices including
meditation, drumming, and shamanic journeying
Developing Intuitive Communication
with horses as your guides
Horse Dancing: the courage
to feel and the willingness to act
Consensual Leadership Techniques
Creating Authentic Community
and the Sacred Space of Possibility for
self and others
In the end,
what horses know is that everything changes...constantly.
They teach us to be mindful of the present moment,
free of preoccupation and judgment. We heal
the past by being in the present moment, free
to explore the future. It is then that we are
automatically imbued with lightheartedness;
it is then that we can step far enough from
our old survival beliefs and behaviors to make
room for imagination, creativity, a sense of
humor, self-acceptance, and loving kindness
that are at the core of our authentic selves.
It is from this connected place within that
we discover the true nature of who we are, create
authentic relationships, and live in peace.
In the safe and congruent environment of the
NOW program you will have the opportunity to
explore what feels emotionally, physically,
spiritually, and intellectually expansive for
you and become truly awake to your life's purpose!
LOCATION, FEES & PAYMENT
Week one: June
12 - 17, 2013
Week two: Sept. 19 - 24, 2013
10301 Harford Road, Glen Arm (near Towson),
FEE & PAYMENT SCHEDULE:
$500 deposit due upon acceptance into the program
$1990 due March 1, 2013
$1990 due May 1, 2013
Due to the
limited number of spaces available and the difficulty
in filling a vacated space, there are no refunds.
PARTICIPANT APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
NOW programs meet the prerequisites
for application to the Eponaquest Apprenticeship
Program for those who wish to study with Linda
Kohanov to become an Eponaquest Instructor.
Please take your time, think the program
over carefully, and make a mindful decision
about committing to a 4-month process of personal
development with a group of like-minded others.
Applicants should then thoughtfully answer the
following questions and email your application
as an attached Microsoft Word document to Anne
Steuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive prompt confirmation of receipt
of your application, followed by email notification
as to whether or not you passed the initial
screening phase of the application process.
Phone interviews for those passing will then
be scheduled. The application process will continue
until the program is full and a waiting list
Date application and include your name, address,
phone number, and email address.
Please respond to the following questions in
- What was your initial experience with Eponaquest?
Indicate nature of experience (workshop, private
sessions, or an intensive), the name(s) of
facilitator(s) and workshop(s), and the dates.
- How has your initial experience with Eponaquest
influenced your life?
- Which of the Eponaquest concepts or activities
were difficult to integrate when you returned
home? For example, the concept of emotion
as information, authentic community building
skills, and the false self/authentic self
- Which of the concepts were most useful?
- What area of interest appeals to you most
during the NOW program?
- A significant emphasis in the NOW program
will be on building authentic interspecies
communities. Do you feel ready to participate
in an intensive group experience which will
require you to be able to sit with uncomfortable
emotions, identify your own triggers, and
hold the sacred space of possibility for others
to allow them to move through their own process?
- Describe the role that intuitive insights
and/or shamanic states of consciousness play
in your life.
- Do you have an idea or a desire to integrate
this experience with your career or life's
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