I UNDERSTAND WHY HORSES LOVE THE RAIN NOW
When I was very young; around three or four, I would beg my mother to let me
stand out in the rain. I know it sounds weird but the rain was calling me.
Every single time it would rain, I cried and begged to go out!
So one day my mother decided to bundle me up in my raincoat and a hat and let me
stand in my front yard in the rain. I remember it and it was gorgeous and the most
peace and calm I had ever heard even for my tender three year old soul.
As many years have passed since that magical day, I found myself just yesterday
remembering those few minutes of utter peace and calm. Sitting on my tree swing
meditating with the horses close by as they grazed on the grass, I was doing a
gratitude meditation. I was very happy and peaceful but then it began to rain very
My first thought was to run inside, but it was such a soft beautiful rain and my
horses weren’t running away from it so I stayed right there on my swing and
continued meditating. I have to tell you, it was the coolest sensation and it’s hard
to put it into words.
My horses came over and hung closer to me and with not a flinch or a thought, they
just continued slowly grazing on the grass. Pulling the grass with their big teeth,
chewing it and snorting every now and then. They seemed as peaceful as I was.
The rain just changed all the energy of my meditation and it was so magical I
swear I could have sat their all day in that state of mind, energy, soul, whatever you
want to call it; it was freaking amazing!
I didn’t care if I got wet. I was safe because there was no lightning and I was
watching my horses for their signals. They would let me know if something bad
Sometimes I think we get too conditioned by our external life and surroundings to
just allow ourselves to try new things, trust and just be open. This mediation for me
in the rain put me in such a high feeling of abundance and gratitude and it lasted all
day for me. It brought me back to one of my favorite childhood memories, and there
weren’t that many but this one was super special; standing in the rain and just
feeling open taking it all in. Why not be able to go back to our childhood memories
sometimes? I think we should every now and then!
So here’s my question to you. How many times have you just gone for it?
How many times have you let someone talk you out of something you really wanted
to do? Why? Where you afraid of disappointing them but it was ok to disappoint
As children we never like to disappoint our parents, until we reach adolescence and
then it all changes..(haha) But after we have grown up and lived in the world on our
own for a bit , wouldn’t it be nice to be so free within yourself that you had the
confidence to truly do what you wanted to do and it wouldn’t it be even better if
you didn’t have to worry about someone scolding you or telling you how
disappointed they are in your choices or behavior? And I am not talking about
dangerous or illegal stuff here or hurting someone. I’m saying if you wanted to be
an artist or a musician, or perhaps train horses, or a teacher..whatever , and you had
a parent that had their OWN agendas that wanted you to be a doctor or an attorney
or whatever was more prestigious..wouldn’t it be nice to say, “no, I’m going to be
this”, and then go BE IT without any disapproving looks?
If it makes you happy, if it makes you feel like a God, if it makes you feel ALIVE
GO DO IT!! Even if you have no support from your wife or husband, find a
compromise so you can do it.
Be who you are! Say to yourself “I am” and then be it. Remember, “As you think,
so shall you be”. Go be happy, live your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you.
Because in the end, it’s your life and your path. Everything you do is all about
remembering who you truly are. A child of God, and child of the Universe; a soul
on a mission. If your parents or someone in your life tells you not to live your
passion or they won’t love you or they will leave you, let them.
That’s Conditional Love. No one has the right to hold you emotional hostage
Even if you can’t do it fulltime or it may take awhile to develop; go for it!
I get it you have a family, kids the whole thing, but carve out a piece
of time and place for you to still find your passion, step into the unknown,
take a leap of faith and live in the moment.
Horses always live in the moment; they have to; someone may be
coming to eat them so they are very present!
Live in your moment ! Go ahead, go sit in the rain..I highly recommend it!