What Lives in our Heart

The first lesson of what we can put in our hearts so that our heart space is something that the horse responds to when he meets us.

It can start with a little butterfly crossing your path.

Then the wonder of sunlight caressing a tree at daybreak. Wandering along a path in a forest. Life is a miracle. Celebrate her in all her forms. Each unique and yet each with a common bond through the miracle of their existence. You are a part of something grand and wonderful and amazing. Fill your heart every day, every moment you can with what you feel for that miracle. And when you do this, you will discover that is a part of you. That is you. As you feel that love and joy for all of those that share this miracle with you, that is what your heart is being filled with. That is what you will become. Something more than you are today. A creature of light and love. I know this sounds like a cliché or dismissive, or perhaps simplistic but there is an answer here. A truth here that shouldn't be dismissed.

We watch, encourage and expect all these changes. First steps, first words, first soccer practice.  Graduation from high school and then later college. Each and every year a celebration and expectation of what comes next. It is exciting.

And then life changes and while we might work towards the next promotion somewhere we loose our expectation that every year, we will learn a new level of mastery either in school or if you are an athlete over your own body. Instead we are working, taking care of others and while not for all, many of us I think forget our own evolution.

And in the process we stop working hard for what we can become.  What we have the capability of becoming. 

Aspirational: A strong desire for something

Here at Kjrsos we are aspirational.  Driven to a purpose that has overtaken our lives.  

An aspiration that makes us feel hopeful, joyful, as well as giving us a sense of peace.

An aspiration for a transformation where we bring health and joy and maybe even a form of love to this earth, to our lives, and to the lives of those who share this space with us.

I stepped onto the property and I could feel it right away.  Think butterflies and flowers, a warm spring day, a warmth and a gentleness that nourishes the spirit and I knew at that moment that someone very special lived here. And from that moment forward I felt I was with someone who I felt was unique, special for what she could do.

I listen and that antenna that lives insides twinges letting me know that something isn't quite right here.

It has been doing that for some time. 

Best if We Can Raise Our Heart Space Before We Approach the Horse

The challenge to us as participants and guides is how and what can we do, what can we suggest, what Experience can we suggest that can help raise our heart space to a higher loving level. Find a place of sweet peace, of a gentle joy that we can bring into our heart and have it stay for awhile.

 

The barn is where we have those who understand who and what we are.

Others that are instantly friends as we are bonded by our love of horses. So it makes sense that for many the barn and the arena is a place of social integration. 

That might work for you, but it doesn't necessarily work for the work you are doing with your horses.