Wild Soul Sisters – Are they Sisters?
I want to take a moment to share with you all the story on these Wild Soul Sisters.
I had a dream of adopting our #8 wild mustang from Magic’s homeland of the South Steens, Oregon. My relationship with Magic is so unique and so strong. I have felt powerfully compelled to connect with another wild horse from her home. It is a rare opportunity, as the BLM had not pulled any Mustang off the range since Magic’s gather in 2009 – but in 2016 it finally happened and I was not going to hesitate to jump at the opportunity.
(Below is a short video of Magic, co-created by Mary Miller-Jordan & award winning film-maker Ivy Schexnayder)
The wild South Steens Mustangs were posted on the 2017 Jan/Feb BLM Online Internet Adoption and I began pouring over their pictures. Looking for that ‘knowingness’ within when the ‘right’ one appeared. There were MANY beauties, one that even looked at bit like Magic herself – but it was not Magic I was looking to recreate. That would be impossible, honestly I was not sure what I was looking for. We still have Magic by the way and she is a HUGE part of our I AM HERD Retreats.
The only wild horses that really grabbed my attention were these two white mares. (I thought I was looking for one! ha!) These mares were not as striking at first glance as some of the others. Their white coats showed off ever speck of dirt and I thought it a bit crazy for me to even consider them at first, with the blacker than black soot type dirt that covers our Be Life Farm. But my mind kept drifting back to them. I was fascinated to see that practically every picture of them I found showed them side by side. Their tag numbers, branded on their necks by the BLM, were #3736 then #3737. This was a result of them being one behind the other when processed in the chutes. Their video clip at the holding facility shows them again, side by side. First 3736, then 3737. Always together.
I began to research their history in the wild. Fortunately for me, there is a large group of dedicated wild horse photographers that frequent the South Steens, and quite a few had images of these girls. I reached out to them and I was met with overflowing kindness and a flood of images of them in the wild and information about their history.
I assumed they were sisters. One would think so. Identical in size (15 hh) and color (both completely white with light blue eyes). They appeared to be together all the time. The below image shows the mother “Calypso” and her two foals. The older one is Maera, the younger is Omega. I thought for sure these were the two girls on the Internet Adoption!
But, only one of these sisters, Omega, was in the gather. Not long before the bait trap gather of August 2016 the older of these two sisters, Maera, joined the wild stallion Little Eagle and they were not trapped. They are pictured together below. (What amazing Wild Steens babies to come from this pair!)
The two images above are by Terry Smith of Images on the Outside
So only one of these two identical Calypso daughters, were identified as one of the TWO identical wild horses up for adoption.
So, if not the sister, who was the other white wild horse???
Image by Beverly Shaffer (below)
Omega, Calypso’s daughter is pictured in front. The Unknown white horse is behind.
Thanks to information shared by Terry Smith of Images on the Outside, it turns out at some point in the Fall of 2014 an unidentified white Wild Horse joined the herd that Omega would later join in the winter of 2015-2016. Once they both joined, the photographers say that you could see them together all the time.
The two images below by Mustang Meg show the two girls side by side in their band.
And they have been this way ever since. Side by side. Not biological sisters, but Soul Sisters.
As I continued to pour over the list of South Steens Wild Horses available for adoption I could not help but feel that these girls seemed a bit familiar to me in a way I could not yet explain.
For some unknown reason I was prompted to recall a conversation I had with a friend years ago. It was March of 2014 to be exact and I even dug up the private facebook message.
Here it is … (My words are in Blue)
The discovery of this intention that my heart put out into the world left me feeling so AWE STRUCK by the Unseen that guides all this Seen existence. I can hardly explain the emotion. But I think the most powerful knowingness that arose within me was just how taken care of I truly am. Just How Taken Care Of We ALL Truly Are! The Unseen is at work right now, pulling strings in the hearts of others, aligning the stars and the moons – collaborating WITH my own Unseen Soul to bring into this Seen reality whatever it is we Intend to Create! The simple awareness of that fact – it just Overflows my soul and brings me such sacred peace and unbounded excitement all in the same breath.
I had asked for this. I had wanted this. I had told God this Wanting within me by Telling my friend Hyla. Because the fact is, God is within her as well as God is within me. By sharing my heart’s desires with her, the God within me was sharing with the God within her. She does not even know yet what a HUGE role she played in setting this Seen reality into motion. How many other countless connections must we all have? Unseen ways we are co-creating with one another. They are Infinite.
We have so much more influence over our divine existence than we could begin to imagine.
March 4th, 2014 I had sent that message.
Only months after, an ‘unknown’ Wild Horse had magically appeared out of nowhere to join a herd where she would soon become best friends with a Wild Horse that was her mirror.
“We never knew where she came from” – Wild Horse Photographer, Terry Smith ‘Images on the Outside’
In the below image, the Unknown mare is on this side of Omega.
Images on the Outside – Terry Smith (above)
Perhaps it was not just me setting forth intentions into this world.
Perhaps this ‘unknown’ Wild Horse had sent me a message too.
Perhaps she whispered to my soul that she desired to partner with the soul of a wild horse in order to help bring a new, unified LIGHT into this Seen world. A Light that shines from the invisible connection that unifies us all. A light that shines brighter and brighter, with each new Soul that acknowledges its existence.
Mustang Meg, Wild Horse Photographer (Above)
As I type this, it is currently 9:45 pm central time Feb. 15th, 2017 and our family is currently driving out to Oregon to pick up these two girls in person. And though we have not yet met, our mission has already begun.
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~ Mary Miller-Jordan
Sobbing!!! Oh the wonders of the Universe. I am so very happy for you. Can’t wait to see all the doors open up; Hearts surely have. Yes, Soul Sisters…. and their lightness is so telling.
Blessings and warm thoughts for your safe trip home. I can’t stop smiling.
Beautiful and so affirming that God is at work constantly setting up perfect timings. I just get so excited to.see how things will unfold. All we have to do is believe in the intention…and wait. And how AWESOME to look back and actually recall the steps and stages unknowing then how the play would play. Love life so much . Thanks Mary for sharing this story so much.
This story brought me to tears……I am not an advocate of “gathers”…..I hate their loss of freedom and their wild life and bonds with one another. That being said, I get “goose bumps” reading the story of these two mares and your desire spoken to a friend in 2014. If it must be that horses are gathered and removed I can think of no better existence for them than to be with you TOGETHER. Never to scream with loss of a loved companion and friend. To be free is the best, second to that is to stay by a chosen “soul sister” and go on a journey together with a new sister. God bless you as you bring them to a new place and life. Thank you for your love for them all.
Amazing story Mary! I remember when you were first attracted to the mares. I remember when you looked at other horses, we chatted about several horses, looked at photos…..and you felt the pull..back to the white mares, the Soul Sisters! it couldn’t be any other way! Congratulations on the winning bid <3 Safe travels and many of us will be watching and listening as you travel to Oregon. I'm hoping you have time to drive up to the Steens Mountain to visit the homelands of your girls!
I so much love your stories of “The Sisters” because I believe that connection exists. I do so hope you get the chance to take a side trip to the Steens to see the birthplace of these magnificent creatures that have called you…somehow I think Magic was their calling card. I bet Beverly Shaeffer would love to be your guide. It is truly one of the most incredible feelings in the world to truly be among the wild ones. I never tire of it AND you can see how the photographers all agree. I have a feeling that the energies are building up for you all to go.
Amazing and inspiring. If only we all could see, so clearly, His hand in our lives.
Such an interesting story these 2 mares have! This is just amazing how things work out and a path set forth.
Just amazing. I am so happy for you MMJ!
Love you my dear Mary, and all your family and all your horses and all your wonderful, talented missions in life.
Just finished the video of the horses coming out… wow, I feel so peaceful and inspired. Do you think that we can get a good feel for their personalities just from each short video? Is there a way I can follow their paths down the road?
Hi Paula Beck! I would be updating their journey here at I AM HERD and on our farm site http://www.BeLifeFarm.com … also there is a fb group created for adopters of these SS horses, here is the link –> https://www.facebook.com/South-Steens-HMA-Mustang-Adopters-1604140679893886/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf – Mary Miller-Jordan, I AM HERD
Love the mystery… have to be close relatives!!
What a truly amazing story! Can’t wait to follow the Soul Sisters journey!
This is so beautifully inspirational!