Excerpt from Creating Empathic Space with Emelie Cajsdotter
In this deeply inspiring podcast with Emilie Cajsdotter from Sweden, Emelie shares the empathic space she has been creating for many years, where demanding obedience from horses is obsolete. I am sure all of our Soul Herd members will take as much delight as I did in discovering more about Emelie’s journey with her epic herd of horses and other animals.
In the excerpt Emelie shares her beautiful relationship with one particular mare and their remarkable discoveries together.
Creating Empathic Space with Emelie Cajsdotter
Discussing the nature of consciousness in horses and humans, Emelie explains her experience in sharing awareness with horses and what she has learned about joining horses in that space. Emelie talks about rewriting the control paradigm, the horses’ choice about riding and her amazing experiences with one mare of her herd.
Discussing a new paradigm for competition, Emelie explains why forced impulsion is a horse can look impressive. We discuss free flowing engagement and move into healing for horses in the herd. Emelie talks about her own spiritual awakening, including the remarkable awareness she had as a child.
Emelie shares more about her journey with the farm and the animals. She describes the work she does with obedience free training and her courses. We talk about financing and Emelie shares the message she heard with her cows and working with the trust economy. Emelie describes her connection with Sufism and she explains about her fundraiser and making the land belong to a foundation.
Emelie Cajsdotter founded Friskeröd in 1995, and has since then been responsible for the farm. She lives on the farm with her family and about 160 animals. Emelie coordinates the work of taking care of all the animals on the farm, with non-profit labor helping her out and hay sponsorship that covers the cost of hay for all the animals. Emelie is a trained homeopath, but above all a storyteller, with the aim of spreading the message of other species to people through stories.
She has traveled all over the world, and studied and worked in many different places, such as Ireland, Jordan and New Zealand.
For a number of years, it has been possible to take part in various courses at Friskeröd where other species are responsible for the content. So far, hundreds of people have taken part in what other species have to teach us. The waiting list is long, hundreds more are standing in line.
Emelie has written three books, “Zander and the time”, “All the King’s Horses and” “Song of the Grass”. She has participated in the Swedish television series ”The herd” and has been actively involved in the Mio podcast.
Let’s Talk Herd podcasts are relaxed yet intelligent conversations about every dimension of holistic horsemanship. We are interested in learning from each other and sharing the unique ideas that are sparked by sharing personal discoveries. If you would like to be a guest contact Camille.
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