There’s so much talk around nowadays about enlightened masters and gurus. It’s common knowledge that if you accept one as your personal guide, they will make sure to help you along with your personal development. It almost makes you’re feeling compelled to really have a teacher!
My theory is that people don’t all need teachers, but most of us have to be students. It’s humbling. And being humble is the opening to a deeper discovery.
In my experience not only humans are great teachers. Pets and animals are great teachers too. So can be mountains, oceans, deserts and flowers. All life is pulsing with teaching. We just need to be open and get the guidance.
Horses are healing creatures and teach us to own faith and trust, develop our leading abilities and stay committed to our vision. This happens, in my opinion, even on tough days when nothing generally seems to work Acim. They can teach us, such noble beings because they are, that people can love unconditionally, share freely, communicate openly and create cooperatively. To really have the ultimate relationship with a horse there should be no hidden agendas, no limitations on love and no withholding of anything.
Now which can be tough, but we’ve a selection in these matters. All decisions and choices we make may create a critical impact and can cause an exceptional influence on our lives. For instance, if we decide to be frightened, we WILL be scared. Let’s face it, in the end there is nothing really to be afraid of, unless we DECIDE that there is. But we could allow it to be up and we could pretend. You see, all beings reflect what and who we’re in relationships – horses are no exception. Remember that the planet was created for us so that people could have a context within which to see ourselves as who we really are.
It’s fundamental to realise that people are truly linked to everything and everyone. What will work for may very well not be beneficial to your horse. What is detrimental to may very well not be also detrimental to your horse. It’s not as possible only change your horse’s behaviour; your horse can influence you to change your personal behaviour. My horse has been certainly one of my greatest teachers. When I work and play with him, my every thought, word and deed is reflected. It’s not just a revolution on how we assist horses that is needed, it’s a revolution of the mind that people should be having. It is our convinced that we ought to change.