HOW might you experience that early warning signal that something is Not Quite Right? Everybody’s combination of the five ways of Feeling is utterly unique but keep your eye out for:
- YOUR OWN breathing suddenly getting tight, shallow and / or speeding up,
- YOUR OWN heart rate running faster,
- YOUR OWN jaw tight and tense,
- YOUR OWN lovely posture that should be acting like a big spring, going all tight and tense instead,
- YOUR OWN energy feeling yuck, flat, stagnant, blocked, pent up or even explosive,
- YOUR OWN body suddenly experiencing discomfort or even pain,
- YOUR OWN emotions of anxiety or frustration or anger coming up,
- YOUR OWN worries escalating.
Because all of those things could be your inner guidance system at work and could be YOUR HORSE’s breathing, heartrate, tension, tense posture, yucky feeling energy, anxiety, frustration or worries. These are ALL ways that you can experience your Not Quite Right – ALL ways that you can experience your connection to your horse depending on your natural talents.
At every manifestation of Not Quite Right that you uniquely experience, you want to know the answers to those Magic Questions that we talked about in the foundation principles:
- Whose is it?
- What do I need to know or do about it?
- Has it all gone yet?
What that means in PRACTICAL terms, is that if the answer doesn’t flow in the moment (which it will eventually) you take action to soften off, back off, stop what you’re doing, maybe even take the halter off and walk a distance away, do whatever you need to do to feel OK again, wait for your horse to lick and chew AND soak up the good feelings that come from that before you start doing whatever it is that you were doing again.
How often has this kind of thing already been happening?
How often have you ended the day feeling stiff and sore, tight and tense, upset, AND IT WASN’T EVEN YOURS?
Pause for a while and have a big feel into this lesson so far, smile a little and ask yourself “Is that really true? Is it possible for anything that I feel when I’m with my horse, TO REALLY BE THEM?”
“Could it really be their fear, their frustration, their tension, their worries, their pent up stuck feeling yucky energy that I’m feeling because of my connection with them?”
I suggest you go walk that in for a while – allow your mind to wander over all that I’ve just said AND allow your own answer to that question to float up from the inside of you. “Could it really be their fear, their frustration, their tension, their worries, their pent up stuck feeling yucky energy that I’m feeling because of my connection with them?”
When the Truth floats up from your own inner self… when you know it all the way to your own bones… whether that’s now or later… can you see it’s gonna’ change EVERYthing?
Do you need to review these lessons?
And maybe you’d watch Dawn and the little wild horse differently this time?