The Power of a Journey
In most cultures the horse is seen as a sign of power and strength. If you stole someones horse you stole their power; you also reduced their ability to plough fields and thereby feed themselves and their families; to move about, to trade and to survive. I am blessed to have two wonderful horses here who act as teachers and add their wisdom to Linking Awareness Journey; they each have a message for me and for students. Nearly all my horses have been grey bar two, one of those is Noddy who is still here age 24. I am delighted to be able to facilitate this course to empower individuals to continue their own personal journey of self discovery and self healing.
There is an old Native American story about the wisdom of horses and how they can guide us that I have often heard but this seemed to be a good place to retell it:
A medicine man who was traveling a far distance to visit a particular band of his tribe. He was on foot, carrying only his pipe and what few belongings he possessed. The feather in his hair pointed down to the earth which marked him as a man of peace.
He was greeted by a herd of mustangs as he walked. A black stallion approached him and told him, “I am from the Void where Answer lives. Ride on my back and know the power of entering the Darkness and finding the Light.” The man thanked the stallion and agreed to visit him when his medicine was needed in the his Dreamtime.
Yellow Stallion approached the man, next. This horse offered to take the man to the East where he would find that illumination lives. The man would learn what to teach and illuminate his people with. Again, the man humbly thanked the horse and promised to use these gifts while on his journey.
The man was playfully approached by the Red Stallion who explained the importance of balancing work with joyful experiences. Humor could be used to hold the attention of those he wanted to teach. The man thanked the Red Stallion for his gifts.
The man was then approached by the White Stallion who was the message carrier. Instinctively the man mounted the White horse as he represented the wisdom in power. “No abuse of power will ever lead to true wisdom, ” the horse shared with the man. “Power is not given lightly but awarded to those who are willing to carry a balanced responsibility.”
The medicine of Horse teaches us that true power is the wisdom found in remembering our total journey.
I am starting out on the next stage of my journey and I have wonderful friends and guides to mentor me, part of this experience is to help others and share this Linking Awareness Journey with you.
My next two classes are: March 31st - April 2nd 201 https://www.bodytalksystem.com/seminars/details.cfm?id=28426
and May 27-29
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