Mia Mattsson Mercer

Children and Animal Warrior

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Senior Sanctuary with Horses

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It’s now a little more than two weeks since we went and brought our handsome Senior Miracle up from southern Italy to southern Germany. This handsome horse is 26 years old and no one can believe his age. He is amazing sweet and kind. Miracle comes a a former riding school horse that I brought to my foundations AWL Senior Sanctuary. For him to have his joy of life doing what he want to do.Grass, pastures, carrots and love, with the best care from Hirschof and veterinarian Team from Emphingen.

My talented friend Sanne Stenbeck created our Beautiful Senior Sanctuary logo ❤️

Thank you everyone that makes Miracles life much better. Olivia, Max, Tracey, Hirschof, Tove, Sanne, Marina and Blue Moon 🌙 

That’s Amore!

SENIOR SANCTUARY IS BECOMING TRUE

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Note to readers; the barbed wire is only symbolic and doesn’t exist.

Everything comes to you when you are ready, and your thoughts are no longer like a ping pong boll game inside your head from doubts. When your thoughts are in peace somewhere else working with something totally different than your dreams.

Our Miracle 26 years old came to us like the biggest surprise ever. I wasn’t looking after a Senior horse. However, we do recall me saying some months ago, when a person asked me why I didn’t ride?–I thought I joked when I answered, ‘I want a very old horse to walk around!”

Little would I have known.

The story that I wrote in my column this Thursday in Swedish, I will absoloutly translate into english, and publish here.

And….. our Senior Sanctuary is becoming true. I want to help as many Seniors as possible to have their last time in life as relaxed and full of love and care as possible.

Together in the stable we got experienced horse people that keeps and eye on our Seniors, and ….. also the best veterinarian team with Veterinarian, Stephanie Spöthl in the front.

We will have more seniors coming up, however, we need you, Friends of AWL, to help us get them up from southern Italy to Southern Germany. Where I, and my team will be ready to give them the best last months/years as possible.

Be a Friend of AWL please donate at;

Paypal donations@animalswithoutlimits.com

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Beautiful video made for me

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Watch the video here

Six years ago, we moved up from Italy to Germany. It was my saddest time in life.

I had to leave my dream. My dream, that I had together with others built up so hard.
A Senior Sanctuary Hospice, that we named Casa dell Amore!

My beautiful volunteers made this incredible video and yesterday I revived it from Chiara Ricci, I hadn't seen it since the day we left.

AWL are still working very hard rescuing animals down in Italy. And one day, very soon, will I open up a new Hospice! A bigger and better, together with inspiring people and veterinarians.

That's Amore!

In the Animal’s Own World are no Depressions

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“We think you should start eating antidepressant medicine. You have mild depression? “said the psychologist to me.

I’m depressed!

That could not be true!

Every day I thanked for things and events in my life. Or, did I only gratify my gratitude while my thoughts were somewhere else?

I did not want to medicate myself!

I almost never even ate headache pills.

I watched all my dogs lying in my office in a wonderful peacefulness; “Why are you not depressed?” I thought.

I knew that some animals took antidepressants. Perhaps because of a broken heart, just like we humans.

Animals living with together with people learn your behaviors.

But we who are free will not become depressed, because we live in the present moment. We do not think forward because it does not exist yet.

In addition, we honor our own when it’s time to say good-bye. We do not allow the sorrow to manifest.

The animals do not always reach you. There are many animals waiting for you to call to them for help.

Was my mild depression an awakening?

Is depression an awakening?

When you see depression as something ugly you cannot heal yourself.

Animals do not feel sorry for themselves. Where there is love, is security.

 

Horses that heal people, echoed within my heart!

I quickly disappeared down to the stable. Grooming the horse and I was in a meditative state.

I prepared to ride my first riding lesson.

Later in the day my nine-year-old son Max outburst, “Mom, what kind of spell did the horse give to you? You’re so happy! ”

I knew I was finally on the right track!

 

That’s Amore!

My column in the Swedish Magazine web. Nara

Horses has the Ability to Change our Lives 

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The amazing way of being a freelance writer is that you get to pick the people you want to met, and the people you want the world to met. I felt like a super mini Oprah, but the feeling of amazing was there.

Mia works  with her horse Brumman. Together they hold courses in mindfulness. However, it is Brumman who holds in all the tools, and finds out very fast in every person what they need to work with.

Amazingly, you dont need any horse experience. Just an open mind and heart.

Even if Brumman had had a difficult past, she moved on without bitterness or aggression. When Mia let her heal in her own tempo and with multivitamins and love, Brumman woke up and started to heal humans.

 

They do not live in the past. Nor do they selfpitty. Its full force in evey moment, the moment of now!

You can read the whole faccinating artcile in the Swedish Magazine Nara.

Photos by Tuss Bennegard (c) and she donated her fee to my organisation Animals Without Limits.

Thank you so much Mia Holm for your amazing work together with the horses. And Tuss Bennegard for your amazing pictures and donation to AWL

That’s Amore!

 

Horses put a Spell on you?

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Horses truly got the ability to heal people. They are fantastic teachers to build up your inner strength. Even quicker than an psychologist 😉

After my first lesson with a great German instructor,  I felt right away terrific. I admit, it was scary wonderful. My legs were like spagetthi when I jumped off. And the horse speed felt like 100km/h even when he only trotted. But I did it!

I even got to borrow a horse dictionary; English/German/French

Trying to understand what it is I am supposed to do on top of the horse! Umsitzen, ganze bahne….!

After my first riding lesson  I went home to my son (9y) Some time later he lookes at me suspicious and said, “Mom, did the horse make a spell on you? You are so happy!”

Glad he noticed. He didn’t know that I had started riding instead of eating pills.

And, I feel great continuing riding, I am doing something for Me! I feel alive.

That’s Amore!

Children and Animals Think and Feel with a Strong Presence

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My weekly column you can also read in Swedish READ HERE

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The adults have many times difficult to keep one thought at the time. Their thoughts are flying around in a lot of different directions.

For the animals to survive they must focusing only on one thought at a time. With too many thoughts in your head, you people lose your instinct and intuition. That is why many pets can get confused when they receive various directives in their everyday lives.

The horses sacrifice themselves to mankind, especially the riding-school, they continue despite difficulties. Daily, they have different riders with different opinions (skills) that make it hard for the horse’s thinking and understanding. Riding-school horses commutes between man and his own languages, at the same time they are in contact with their soul, to recieve power and strength.

The animals carry the same High Sensitivity and unconditional love that children, and should be treated with respect and not fear.

 

Often I could sense some kind of pain from the riding school horses in the bigger stables. Some horses had lost their personality; their soul was turned off. Some students thought that the horse was lazy and smacked him with a whip, while another student thought he was cute and hugged him.

The Horse in the box next to him stroke his ears back when people approached him. The next week was the sour horse sold, because of the man feeling he was an “unreliable horse.”

When my daughter Olivia rode her own horse on her practice,  her teacher ones shouted, “Stop riding like an Angel!”

Olivia refused to use her whip. “Mom, how can I use the whip when my horse did not do anything stupid! It is I who did not understand. ”

A week later the same teacher told her, “You can not be insecure in your riding, your horse does not understand what it is you want.”

Olivia looked at me, “You see mother, in most cases, its me who do wrong. Why should I beat my horse that is actually my teacher, my teammate! ”

How could I argue with my daughter who had difficulty finding her place on Mother Earth with her own High Sensitivity. Same High sensitivity that the animals got!

The Swedish statistics show that one out of five children is considered Highly Sensitive. These children are taking in more impressions and reading the situations, just like animals. In several cases the children are being medicated as if they had a kind of disease, to better fit into our society/schools.

Daily, I remain extremely grateful to my psychologist when she said, “Mia, in your case, I’m not suggesting medication. You need your sensitivity! ”

 

That’s Amore!

Clarification, there are some children that are better off with being medicated. We can only go from how we know our own children and ourself.

All riding school horses are not unhappy. Again, everything depends on where you are, and it is always in the humans hands. Thank Above are we getting wiser and nicer. ❤