Have you listened to that foundation of healing for horses seminar yet? Did you notice that everyone got EXACTLY what they needed through that deep listening? And that they were all very different?
Let’s have a look shall we? And then we’ll talk about those differences.
Maude and Rambo were listening to the recording
Maude: “Thanks for an AWESOME seminar! You’ve just opened me up another layer, esp about the quality of my attention and how my listening/seeing energy affects the physical aspect of the healing journey.
That’s wow right there.
And of course I was tuning in to Rambo and his arthritis, and along with Sandra my biggest feeling response at first was to be streaming with tears. It was about him spending most of his life to date unable to express himself freely, through being trained and used from a very young age, along with other traumas. I could suddenly see what a wild, noble, intelligent and awesome being he is. Of course, I’ve thought that before, but not felt it. Maybe he has never truly felt that either – until today maybe.
There’s something about him not knowing his true self, not knowing his ability to be the fullness of himself, that that’s why the arthritis because it keeps him in a false kind of comfort zone. He’s afraid to be bigger.
I saw a kind of bridge, an arch, from a time which was very short lived, when he was a very young foal, untethered (but maybe his mother was; he was bought off a tether when still a baby by his previous owner) when he might have felt his own strength and potential. From that speck in the past, arching over the last 12 years to now, where we can sow the other end of the arch down into the ground, reconnecting with that early time and growing him straight again.
How perfect it has been for him not to be able to move normally, because he’s unsure of what it means to be his potential, power, perfection. He’s been kind of safe there with his ‘problem’.
So then I got this message, not in words but as a path forward – that now I have truly seen him, my part is to help him grow into the fullness of himself. It has to be at his own pace, opening up little opportunities for him to see if he wants to step into some more of his potential- and I don’t mean potential as in an equestrian discipline, I mean his potential to be his full expression.
It is sensitive and intuitive, this path, but definitely involves play, and joy.
I had to stop the recording to get this down! I’ll go and listen to the rest now.
Yeah well I got a bit teary reading this too. You’ll hear in the seminar, that the foundation of healing for our horses is understanding what’s going on BEHIND our horse’s symptoms – THAT’s what unleashes healing possibilities beyond what most people think is possible – and THAT’s exactly what Maude has done.
Maude’s deep listening brought her what I call the capital B capital P, Big Picture cause that was behind Rambo’s arthritis.
Now that he feels so completely “heard” and “seen”, Maude will be able to apply the skills and techniques she’s already learned, Rambo’s posture will come into alignment and his body will be able to heal that arthritis in the way it was designed to heal.
Can you see that without that Big Picture, without Rambo feeling so completely and beautifully “heard” and “seen”, that all arthritis treatments would be lacking? Can you see WHY people think arthritis is incurable when it really IS curable?
Follow up on Felicity and Kalypso
You’ll hear in the seminar Felicity talking about Kalypso, a young horse she inherited from her dear friend when she died. He’d been badly injured as a foal, carried the residual of those injuries and came to her depressed and very stand off’ish, even with other horses.
Thank you so much for this morning Jenny. And of course, you would not be at all surprised that this afternoon whilst spending time with Kalypso, I found clarity and became “unstuck” with lightness, a sense of joy and fun.
(Note: That was Felicity’s Feel at work, it was Calypso who came unstuck with lightness, a sense of joy and fun and she experienced the yumminess of that with him.)
It was funny:interesting, he did his whole little “No, I can’t/won’t do that…” when I leaned over him at the mounting block and I just smiled and said to him “Don’t be such a duffer, this is not going to kill you, you know?” And he turned and looked at me and went “Ohhhh…..” and that was that!
(Note: That’s world class Feel at work – knowing when to back off and when to keep going. I am well aware that people who haven’t experienced it think I’m exaggerating when talk about “world class Feel” but here it’s just a routine experience. Felicity’s Feel is happening on auto pilot in this next bit of the story too as she literally creates the opportunity for Kalypso to heal with her Feel. See if you can pick where that happened.
I stood leaning over him in for a long time, feeling into my outward breath and going over my body / there was some lumbar tightness RHS but that was his and it faded away. He took a deep breath and started slowly blinking and we went into quite a deep meditative state for 15mins or so. I then took off his saddle and he stayed there for another 10mins just licking and chewing and zenning out.
Tonight when I was feeding him he had this shiny glow all over his hindquarters, his shoulders and neck – it was glorious.
Felicity and Kalypso’s experience was different to Maude and Rambo – as will pretty much always be the case. When Felicity opened up to understand what was behind Kalypso’s depression and his injuries not healing, what she discovered set the scene for the healing that happened later in the day.
From Sandra and Cotton
This update from the healing seminar is from Sandra. Her horse Cotton (on the right) had re-injured her heel bulb three times, worse each time. The weather is wet in South Gippsland and she was having difficulty keeping the wound dry in the wet and mud.
Sandra’s a super sensitive who feels her connection to others frequently and strongly. Sorting that out in the seminar so she was clear for her horse, meant that she could use that gorgeous Feel of hers to decide the actions to take with this wound on any given day.
And they nailed it together:
After the seminar she wrote to me … while I took the bandaging off I chatted and said I hope you were able to listen to my conversations earlier.
I left the leg open. I sprayed my essential oils. She felt every blade of grass touch it as she moved away. She appeared to be careful. I noticed that it dried up almost instantly. It was lovely.
When Sandra went into deep listening, she got insights about her own sensitivity that brought HER a gift as big as seeing the cause of Cotton’s recurring injuries and understanding the practical thing to change, to support Cotton best.
Celebrate their differences
Can you see that those uniquely different answers suited those uniquely different horses in their uniquely different circumstances with their uniquely different owners in their uniquely different circumstances too?
Can you see that without their deep listening ability how easy it would be to call Rambo’s arthritis incurable? How easy it would be to think that Kalypso’s injuries were too old and too big too change? How easy it would be to feel so frustrated at Cotton’s repeated injuring of the same limb in the same way and to think that WE couldn’t change that? When in fact we could?
Mannn every time I do this work I am just filled with gratitude and excitement and yummy feelings at just how big a difference we really CAN make to our horse’s healing and overall well being.
This gorgeous picture of Amy and Solo was by Catherine Clark Dowden. You’ll find her on Facebook here.