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Anakalypsi: Soul and Horses -
Discovery and our Horses
It is in joy that we do best with our horses. It seems that it is one of the few emotions that they do respond to.
Riding at its most basic is a journey to help us find the connection, an opening, an awareness,
of all life.
The experience of Gaia: it begins in the physical, in the striving of opening up our awareness of how our actions affect the being we sit on; it progresses as we try to strive to open our awareness further and further, struggling to become hyper-aware of every muscle, every breath, every molecule of the horse. And as we narrow our focus, begin to become more and more aware of another living being, become more aware of their existence and less and less of our own, to the point we begin to realize the truth that in this pair of two, we only exist in our mind, our body begins to cease to exist and only the horse’s body seems to be present, there comes a moment where we go from this very narrow laser-like focus on them and all of a sudden there comes a moment when our consciousness expands and we connect to something much larger than the two of us. We connect to life.
In our recent downloadable versions of Horses For LIFE beginning with Connections we have a series of video articles that some might understand. I am not sure everyone will. The first is Connections… a video that tries to return us to that place and time where we did not exist in the horse’s life, a place to experience how perfect and complete their life is and always has been without us. Without us they had each other. They had family. They had the grass and the water. They had friends who never left them. They had the sun bring warmth to their bodies and they had clean fresh air to breathe and endless miles to travel and to experience new smells, sights and sounds.
The second video is The Chosen One. It is a truly surprising true life event, incredibly caught on film. A complete herd, stallion, mares and foals living with little outside contact, left to live their lives beside a lake. Their lives encompassed by the grass, the sky and the water and each other. One day, upon entering the field, a mare observing the human decides to walk away from the herd. She walks up and stops as if to say, I choose you. She stands there as if offering herself, giving complete and utter trust from the very first moment, as if in the choosing, the decision had already been made that there was a trust to be shared beyond anything that is usually experienced, even with years of sharing our lives with our horses.
Within moments, as the human strokes her face, her head drops as she literally begins to fall asleep so content is she in the human’s presence. Then suddenly, she
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