Being from a Catholic background I have always celebrated Easter as religious holiday, but as I have become more spiritual, letting go of the constructs of religion to embrace the symbology, the concepts and the archetypal journey ... I am in even greater awe of the significance of Easter - as we cycle through our calendar year and return to this sacred event and the welcoming of spring and re-birth in the Northern Hemisphere.
My own personal recently documented relationship with Eagle (see the weekly HorseWisdom energy forecast series) , this former stallion now gelding has given me much to contemplate, surrender to and embody around this return to a raising up into greater consciousness.
Very much like my relationship with religion, I had to return to this relationship with Eagle and let go of the constructs of what I have been taught and know about how to be in a relationship with horses. Eagle had no investment in what I knew about approach and retreat, herd dynamics, response vs reaction and all the other teachings the horses have given me in the course of this lifetime. What he wanted from me was to again, let go of what I thought I knew so I could "give it a way" to come into being. Each time I am invited to surrender to higher learning that the horses continually offer space and recognition for, I am humbled by the compassion, generosity and mastery that they bring to support, educate and inspire us humans in this way.
Eagle gave me one of my first "visions" that presented him as a warhorse archetype in a time where that archetype no longer has a place or need in society, here is the story from April 2015 ~
"So I have to write this down because I think in any other circle most people would think I had gone over the edge:) I had brought my recently gelded 7 year old ex-stallion in to connect with him and see what direction he wanted to go in life. I got him as a weanling and have spent all 7 years trying to do whatever it took to connect with him while giving him his space as he was extremely sensitive, proud, explosive and wary. He is a "tough one" in reference to klaus Ferdinand hempfling's type descriptions and lived up to that type to a T. I felt that I could never sell him because in the wrong hands he would instantly kill the person if they held the wrong attitude for just a moment. It was for that reason I decided to geld him last December and now am faced with not having space to keep a gelding who no one can do anything with. I have a relationship with him (he has taught me the mastery of patience) and today decided we needed to have a heart to heart regarding his staying here. Today I tuned in to Eagle and as soon as I did that I had the understanding that I needed to be a catalyst for creating form from the formless... Eagle was asking me to release him from the "war horse/tough one" archetype and create a new mastery for the soul of the war horse as their place in our current reality no longer exists and many are being highly misunderstood. This archetype is full of vision, courage, pride, nobility, stamina and enduring feeling sensitivity like no other, which in the past kept their riders from death. Eagle asked how to best serve now and the word Teacher dropped in from above. He asked me to release from the Horse Conscious the outdated archetype of War Horse and integrate Wise Teacher in its place. At this point tears are pouring down my face and I am wondering what the hell, is this really happening??? Yes. And now him and I are quietly sharing space in a profound new way to be. I had to share the whole story, because I'm still unsure of how it all happened!"
Fours years later I am returning to bringing form to that vision and with what has transpired over the last fours years and also within the span of one week. There has been a return to, a healing, a raising of consciousness, a truth revealed and an integration of what Eagle asked of me four years ago.
This week began with an admittance of not knowing how to relate to him, which gave way to ending the week with a very profoundly safe, trusting, grounded and intimate grooming experience yesterday where he and I stood together for almost an hour in a way that we have never have before. And at the end of this experience, he closed his eyes, sighed and licked and chewed ~ signs of an acknowledged authentic felt sense truth.
Resting and relaxed in the space of that truth, the pathway being that of giving away everything I was holding to return to a higher form of consciousness embodied.
A special request ~ if you have been part of this journey with me and feel called, I would love to invite you to leave a review or recommendation on our FB page and in return, I will gift you with a HorseWisdom inspired intuitive reading from Eagle around the archetypal evolution of relationship.
Thank you for being part of this amazing journey!