Every single one of us wants to be happy. Most of us seek it but what happens when it sneaks up out of nowhere and finds you? Happiness showed up in my life as a roan-speckled, grey Arabian beauty named Felici. Her name literally means happiness/happily and luck in Italian. She came into my life at a time when I was over-worked, disgruntled, and about to transition out of my corporate career. Little did I know that meeting this powerful spirit would send me galloping towards a new life filled with much happiness, creativity, fulfillment, personal growth, and a brand new career.
I was a lucky girl to lease Felici from my work friend. At the time I had to let go of another magical horse named Butterfly and I never thought I would love another horse that much but I soon found that love only grows the more we keep our heart open and Felici busted mine wide open. I only had two years with her before she crossed over the rainbow bridge to Heaven but in that time she left many hoof prints on my heart and I was changed for good. Not only did all of my cares disappear the second I saw her but I had a best friend to connect with twice a week who helped to re-balance me and teach me the most valuable lesson on Earth: that of unconditional love.
As we rode through the trails of Malibu together and walked side-by-side in liberty work and join-up exercises in equine therapy, Felici started to teach me. At first it was indirectly in a whisper, and then more overtly in dreams, signs, and profound mirroring. She had a way of surfacing my shadow in a gentle, kind way (the way she did everything) so that I could face it and heal it for good. She showed me the truth about rejection, the strength of love, and the power of surrender. She taught me how to be a healer and how to become a real horseback rider, as we danced together in mental telepathy and harmony.
Felici inspired me to step further into my calling to help people and animals. She was the impetus for my work as an equine coach. She was the star of my TEDx talk and has also been my muse for my book on the power of horses to mirror and heal. Her owner Kajsa was my horse angel, Felici my earth angel that provided me a sanctuary away from the busy-ness and challenges of life as an entrepreneur. Now she guides me through grace to many magical moments of serendipity and synchronicity from the other side. She has taught me that we don’t really die and she left me with her legacy to help more horses and humans heal,and so I continue to do her important work which is now my work: spreading the happiness.