Finding Your Place by Ann Edall Robson

"The next half hour was spent quietly with this compassionate being. Again, I know it sounds unreal, but the acceptance by an animal and how they react to you is paramount in how your life can unfold. "

Check This beautiful Blog post out from Ann Edall Robson on her Morning Muse about her time at the Ranch and with our dear tribe member Wicca.

Hung Up...

Another beautiful pic from Ann E Robson of Dakatama and this one is particularly special to me. I noticed this beautiful feather was dancing around on the blades of grass, being tossed here and there by the wind. I love feathers so it immediately drew my attention and made me smile.

It was like this feather wrapped its delicate hairs around this blade of grass to say here I need to stay awhile and soon it was "hung up" and not able to continue its dance through the field. As I looked at it there was a part of me that wanted to set it free again and let it continue on its journey but then I settled and really started to observe the feather and what came to me was being hung up doesn't make this feather any less beautiful or free it is just now part of something else, in full acceptance and that when the timing is right for it to go on its way once again it will untwine itself and let go or something will happen to help it go. It could be the wind changes direction and it is swept away, an animal rubs it off on its travels through, the rain comes and invites the feather to slip away and continue on, but there is trust in nature and that things will flow and move as they are meant to.

I could of been the helper or the rescuer that day but it didn't feel right, I wanted to follow my internal tendency to "Save" and when I started to move towards that tendency there was something inside me that said just pause and really observe... I took the opportunity to asked myself what I noticed when I pause and just connect and it was clear to me that I was meant to slow down, appreciate, acknowledge my role and then continue on in gratitude and filled with a powerful piece of learning. So thank you beautiful feather & nature for always providing the classroom, Thank you Ann for capturing this moment of connection for me to keep me grounded in this nugget of knowledge and thank you to myself for being open and connected to finding and exploring the tendencies and accepting when they might hinder or that timing is precious when you set something free.

What Horses Teach Us About Remaining Calm Under Pressure #3 Stress Can Help YOU

What Horses Teach Us About Remaining Calm Under Pressure #3 Stress Can Help YOU

I am super excited to offer you an exercise you can do that will start you on the path to having a better relationship with the pressures in your life and show you what you can learn from a horse about how stress can actually help you! But first lets explore what pressure really is and what it might be already creating for you.

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What Horses Teach Us About Remaining Calm Under Pressure

What Horses Teach Us About Remaining Calm Under Pressure

 I am going to use the term pressure to represent all the things that we are faced with on a daily basis or once in a lifetime that make us want to run, resist or push back against and or lack the motivation to move forward with. Essentially all the stresses we encounter that are triggers for us and activate our nervous system telling us the big I CANT, I WONT or I WILL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH.

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I speak on behalf of the Portal

A space that sees you, knows your fears, your unwillingness, your unknowingness

And your possibilities

A space that invites you in love, the song of a bird, the dance of the leaves, the fragrance of lavender floating on the wind

A space where all becomes still…

You feel excitement & joy a calling through the souls of your feet guiding you to move forward

You peer through a window seeing your light

A child playing magic with her 4 legged best friend, you know the softness of holding another’s hand, the sweetness on your tongue as a bee shares its life’s work with you

A moment, where there is only light, only true sight, only true self and as you move back from the window you wave a see you soon

Your eyes blink, muscles stretch and loosen

You see yourself reflecting in the beautiful liquid brown of a horse’s eye

Holding your palm out she breaths life onto your hand

feeling, sensing, knowing

You whisper

I allow & thank you

 

Meagan Saum

Inspired by Generation Farms Integration group 2015