Heavy hung over the day. Clouds blocked the sun, and gripped her thoughts, and heart. Work was not going well, and other decisions must be made. She'd be late today, wouldn't matter anyway, so she dragged her feet as she made her way to the barn. Before she opened the door, a soft nicker greeted her. Before she opened the door, her heart lifted. A smile forced its way to her face. She flung open the door with more purpose than she thought she could muster, and went inside to her thinking place … with her horses.
We've all done this, carried our woes, sorrows and issues like backpacks strapped to our hearts. Friends, spouses, and our children can all help, and surely they do. Dogs and cats too, I can't imagine a life without any of them. But horses, the magic their spirit has to lift and understand ours is as unique as it is powerful. All we need do is think with them. They will hear us.
How many times have we all pondered a question, or some difficult issue while riding, grooming, or simply sitting with our horses, to have an answer mysteriously weave its way through our fog? We've all experienced it. Is it a coincidence? Some would suggest yes, a coincidence. I subscribe to a different belief.
We need ask nothing of them. We need only to allow them the connection. We've all heard and read the stories of wonderful healing places where horses do the healing. I've written about dozens of them myself.
There is a sweet power in the way a horse can touch our consciousness, even our unconsciousness.
Do they send us ideas, or do they simply empower us to solve our problems, to celebrate our joys? I say, you bet!
|I often take my contemplations to Kessy -|
I promise, it's great to take your contemplations to the barn - "Let's think with our horses."
Gitty Up ~ Dutch Henry