Saturday, January 2, 2010

I Got a Horse Right Here...

Dearest Readers,

Despite the fact that I am a yoga teacher and practitioner, I still have tension and aches and pains in my body. It's been humbling to admit this truth and challenging to accept it. Once again, I'm shocked to discover I'm human.

I work with the physical issues to the best of my ability through all kinds of healing practices and as my spiritual well-being has improved so has the tension eased and the pain lifted.

A few years ago I went to a "Light-Touch" healer. I didn't really know what I was in for but the woman practitioner had been recommended to me by a friend. I was expecting a massage that would ease the tension in my shoulder. What I got was a emotional cleansing and a horse.

As I lay on the woman's table, fully-clothed, she moved her hands over my body without touching me. I couldn't see what she was doing but I could feel her hands moving just above the surface of my clothing. I began to cry.

She would speak to me as she worked, reassuring me and saying the most loving, encouraging things. I continued to weep.

At one point she gasped and said, "Ohhhhh," as if she'd just seen the most adorable doggie in the window and then she said, "You have a horse."

"I have a horse?"

She went on to explain that I have a Spirit Horse with me at all times. It is my constant companion and looks after me, runs with me, walks with me, never leaves my side. I was skeptical but I also had snot running down my face so I went with it.

When I arrived home later that day, one of my sisters who happened to be visiting asked me how it went and I told her about the horse. She sort of laughed and made a comment akin to, "Yeah, right." But for a time after that appointment I was keenly aware of the idea that I had a Spirit Horse. It made me feel good. Safe. Loved.

Many days, months and years have passed since that appointment and I have only thought of the Horse Spirit once or twice, if that.

Yesterday, I was out in a cabin in the bush having a planning-meeting for a big video shoot I'm coordinating today. The shoot is a big job and I've been praying like a mother-lover for help, courage, fearlessness etc.

The meeting itself was a little stressful and I was doing my best to stay calm, follow my intuition and show leadership. At one point I looked out the window and saw a big, caramel-coloured horse in the yard. In my state, (call it "busy-mind") this beautiful vision barely registered.

We got through the meeting and it ended up turning out very well. As we drove along the backcountry road we rounded a corner and bang! There in front of us was a whole herd of horses, their winter coats thick and shaggy and covered with frozen sweat. They were completely blocking the road.

We had to stop the car and I finally came out of my head-spinning state to see what was in front of me. I took in these gorgeous creatures one by one, returning to the present moment, landing back in my body, back in my life.

Last night as I reviewed the day before sleep I remembered the herd of horses and thanked the Creator for sending them. Then I remembered the single horse in the yard, which I'd pretty much ignored. I suddenly knew. It was my Spirit Horse.

Inspiring Message of the Day: When we ask for help we receive it. It comes in many different ways. If we keep our eyes and our ears open we will be amazed by the attention that is paid to our individual lives by the Omniscient One.

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