Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fear of Lack

Living in the density of the material world, it continues to challenge my expectations and examination of renunciation. The magnetism to have more, take more, and accumulate more are always pulling exteriorly. The pull can be by others as I am learning. Renunciation from me personally is one step. Renouncing the need to fulfill or create boundaries for what others want to take is yet another step. Finding the path in the interior and external world is often convoluted if I don't return to examine the basic state of Oneness. Separation continues to appear in twisted blindspots. The liberation in letting go and yet another trip with the wheelbarrow to the discard pile. Yes, fear of lack was hiding underneath.

New homework assignment is appearing.  Creating a book and or program/school for teaching the essence of a true horseman. The qualities of a human's interaction with the horse. As a friend said, "A horse cannot be trained by internet speed."  The second book showed the global challenge for the horse as the next generations are substituting gadgets, drugs, and shortcuts for training that requires knowledge, a system, patience, compassion, tenaciousness, and humility.  The modern consumer may benefit from understanding the principles as a template for how to sense, be, and proceed with the horse. Two people are joining me in this endeavor to modernize the communication of classic principles and to find a common unifying thread will all disciplines of riding. The focus is to create an inclusive foundation that joins everyone who interacts with horses (professional or amateur) in understanding the underlying truths of right action, clear objectives from the two legged, and the principles from fourth century BC. We have decide this could take the rest of our lifetimes, but we don't mind working on it. Part of being the messenger for the horse and pleased to have others wanting to join in.

Able to give a riding lesson in Hungary from my laptop! Amazing aspects of the digital world.

Nador is continuing to become whole. I am learning a lot and he continues to be a character.

Moving to a new location for the next two months that has a small farm. It is just down the street from work.

Friday, April 8, 2016

What Fun!

Driving into work.

As I moved again, I was able to touch what I own. Hmmm... more to weed out. Job set up for fall and next season in Thermal. Looks like I might go to Colorado with Nador during the heat and on to India for a month or two.

Examining a state of the ego as a blanket of separation while living in the form. The textures of awareness and the continued state of grace for the awareness of the Oneness.

Getting an opportunity to look at an untaught depth of connection with horses and how to outwardly share it with others while visiting with a kindred spirit on the horse path. Grace. The spiral staircase in all of its' beauty. I met this person in the late eighties and she came to visit me in Portugal, because of a thirst for classical training. In our continued examination of systems, we have both independently found the "Portuguese System" to be the most complete, systematic, and pure in addressing the horse and rider. As I teach and ride, I continue to grow in my understanding of the basics and the value of examining their depth. How amazing to share this with even one other person and to have both found oneness through the portal of the horses. We are examining the mystic side of the relationship with horses, humans, and life. What fun!

I could live in this van. It was really fun to drive! 
Nador got shoes and his body has responded to all of the body work at a level that it would appear we can start to work thoughtfully in a more complete way. Learning a lot from the eyes of such a sensitive, intelligent, raw four-legged. He is really trying to work with the two-leggeds.