I’ve recently started meditating with my horse Remington. Since I happen to believe that most animals are in a perpetual state of meditation (they live most of the time within a state of being that is directly in touch with the energetic field of oneness), it seemed only natural to me to see what happened if I started this practice with my beloved horse.
I believe in meditation. I think it’s a wonderful way to connect with the divine source, to align with one’s inner being and to create health and harmony in one’s life. I meditate 2-3 times a day, yet it only recently occurred to me that meditating with Remington might prove interesting. I spend countless meditative moments with him….grooming, walking, sitting with him in his paddock, grazing with him……but I’d never spent time sitting still, eyes closed, in quiet reflection. So about a month ago, I started doing a 10- 15 minute sitting meditation with the intent of connecting with him in that energetic field of oneness and bliss. Little did I realize the magic I was about to encounter!
I’ve always known that horses are natural conduits for connecting to altered states of awareness. As prey animals, as well as being an ancient species who has lived on this planet longer than we have, they posses an innate wisdom, a natural ability to maintain a state of consciousness that is directly connected to Source.
Starting with the very first time I sat down with my Remy Meditation, I was overwhelmed with the force of his quiet spiritual power….a palpable, visceral energy which not only emanated from him but which surrounded him, pulling me into a shared stare of being-ness which was indescribable. By simply opening myself to his energy, I am able to connect with a God-force that nourishes my very soul.
The next time you are having some quiet time with your animal companion (be it horse, dog, cat, etc.), try sitting quietly, closing your eyes and simply tuning into their energy. Allow them to pull you into their field of awareness, ask them silently to introduce you to their spiritual center…and be prepared to enter an altered state of deliciousness you’ve never experienced!