I am increasingly convinced that breast cancer survivors and thrivers are keystones for our planet’s future wellbeing. Like the little-seen prairie dogs are a keystone species whose presence in a field is vital to the survival of the entire ecological system, so breast cancer survivors and thrivers are front-line ambassadors of the rise of the unique qualities of the feminine soul. These qualities emphasize nurture and life-giving solutions to problems, instead of warfare and other options of violence so prevalent today.
To have breast cancer is intrinsically characterized by what it takes to overcome enormous challenges, to gather resources, to separate her identity as a person from the disease, to find who she is as a strong and creative being. Breast cancer strikes at her most intimate sense of self and personal identity. When she has gone through these kinds of challenges, they can become a fire that hones her life purpose to laser clarity. She has the potential to pioneer a new and more balanced way for our world.
Riding Beyond assists women in claiming the promise of that difficult journey, recently labeled cancer distress, and to recognize their important role as a keystone species. Large-hearted and powerful horses offer re-sourcing experiences and life-changing companionship. These experiences restore her core self as creative and strong, keeping her in touch with regenerative sources of creativity and strength so that she can claim her personal possibilities for a larger destiny.
They are critical to the unfolding of something new and life-sustaining for our entire world’s long-term future well being.