I just got done watching the movie The Rider. What came to me was my past and all the glorious spirits that were in my life that helped me more than I knew then.
For those of you who don’t believe in past lives; please put aside those words and place this story in your heart anyways. Thank you.
See, even in this lifetime I was blessed to be around ponies of all breeds. What feels like a lifetime ago; I was humble to been as lucky in central New York to not just work and helping out, but live on a horse ranch with forty ponies.
At that time, I was a boy in a mans body shedding my Detroit exterior and opening to the beauty I cultivated within; it just needed a lot of work. Much more back then, than I wanted to know.
Each day when I was around such power, grace and spirit; layers upon layers of that shell peeled off to showcase the weak, scared and lost boy that was within.
When I was around Ben; one of the most amazing ponies I have ever experienced; he would trot around the arena with such pride, prominence and fluidity. In the pasture he would show off and actually play soccer with us and his patience with me and others was masterful.
See, for those of you that don’t ride or understand horses; they’re great spirits of knowing. They’re reading you; not just your energy or mood your in; but you at your deepest soul and heart.
Most ponies would want nothing to do with such energy of that time; but Ben was different. He felt a compassion in his heart; understood the dynamics of the human spirit and was keen on helping us silly humans on levels I just understood today after watching this movie shedding some tears.
The tears weren’t of sadness or even happiness or even release.
They were of gratitude, humbleness, peace of mind and thankfulness of an open and loving deep heart!
I have a spirit horse who has been with me for the better part of ten years. He’s when I was Lakota.
When watching this movie; I realized a very important part of me is to ride free and let go of the reigns with arms open with the wind; feeling the sun on my back and the wind flowing through my hair.
Today’s world even for the Lakota is very different than when I rode free. We all know this no matter where we came from.
What I took from this full circle of life moment. Even though this life (outside stimuli) is vastly different (fast paced); we can all still stop.
Breathe ~ Let go ~ Surrender ~ Trust ~ and simply ride the like wind and free ourselves from the restraints that create that shell.
Whenever you feel that energy pressing on you; hard to breathe, feeling overwhelmed, starting to feel the pressures of life...just stop. You’re in control of you. Give yourself that permission to ride like the wind and release that energy.
A pony named Ben did this for me. So did a pony named Rue. A pony named Terapin. A pony named Courage. So did the forty other spirits that showcased there light. In one way I wish I stayed there and I would of let go quicker and understood what I do today, that took years and years later to understand.
But, looking back; I smile knowing we all learn far more than we know; from our family furry, flying and swimming friends. I was honored enough to learn from a master and blessed enough to know it.
Thank you for reading; if you want to know more how ponies can truly help you with any trauma or just help you understand you (more in depth). Help with releasing the tension, stress and hardships of the day, months or years. I know many in several states including this one; that’s what these gifted counselors do and the ponies that help guide them. Write me or call and I will pass you on to such blessed souls! They’re the angels (true angels) that walk this earth.
~ Blessings, love and happiness to you and your family.