"We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our 'truth' about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?"
~Rabbi Saul Rubin
"Seeing Through The Eyes Of The Horse" has reached its destination for review. Thank you Nancy and Laura for a new part of the journey opening up.
Trip to Europe and India all in place. Interviews in Montana, Florida, France, Portugal, and Hungary are coming up. Icing on the cake to then sit in the presence of Gurudev while working on shaping the interviews into shared wisdom from the depth of the human experience. Pranam.
I met a horse trainer who understands what I am doing in my training of horses. She was classically trained. How exciting to meet someone who has ridden horses that were trained in this way. She is equally excited that I might be able to help her understand how to create it in her own horses. The horses in Portugal taught me balance and energy containment. The warmbloods post Germany taught me engagement. The ballroom dancing taught me how to utilize these three states practically and personally. I have simplified the training to BEE: Balance, Energy, and Engagement. The basics of classical riding are being lost to modern technology and time frames.
Currently, most trainers don't understand this very simple, pure approach to training. I was confused why I could not find anyone who could teach me this approach, since it a humane, complete way to engage the mind, body, and spirit of the horse. I eventually found one person and it changed everything. The frustration and anger have shifted now that I understand how long the principles of spirituality have existed and how challenged the two-legged community is to live by such classic, simple, pure principles. I eventually found one person (Gurudev) and it changed everything.
Gurudev had talked to me about his opinion on the cycles within living. I was contemplating the current state of global terrorism and reflecting on a chapter in "The Great Swan" where Ramakrishna talks about the state of disharmony on the planet. Of course this is part of the design and we are just living a modern version of it. It potentially sends us all inward.
Every morning while loading boxes in a state of chaos, I get to see the choice in motion; we go inward or we go outward. Giggle. Lesson plan continues to unfold.