Day 20 Guided Meditation
There is a residual effect that occurs from meditation practice. You will begin to experience well-being in moments of trial and tribulation. It will help to lessen your daily stress. In this meditation you are stepping away from worry and outside pressures. You are focused on the pleasure within your own being. The joy for being alive. Over time practicing being in a state of neutral and surrendering into the moment Sharing Territory with your horse, your awareness and appreciation for life will grow. You will become a new person able to handle what life throws at you. From this practice your well-being will arise out of you.
A deeper bond is growing from your enjoyment of your horse’s presence--a connection that will stay with you throughout the day. You will discover you are not alone but connected to a universal consciousness. This is a world of loving energy that comes from source. You are practicing a feeling of wholeness and stepping away from worries and disconnected thinking.
It is important when you are Sharing Territory there there is balance in your meditation exercises. If you notice, some are in the pause and some are going within, some are working with visualization and some are active. We want to keep a balance in all of these ways of approaching Sharing Territory. Our last two exercises were very interactive, so the choice would be to go back to the pause. The meditation that I use on a daily basis is a repeat of day one, as a way to reground myself and to evaluate my evolution in my spiritual awareness.
Pick a place that is no further than 60 feet away and no closer than 20 feet from your horse so you both have your personal space without influencing each other’s mobility and freedom. This way your horse can easily reach you, if he chooses, and stay present to the moment focused in the environment. What is important here is that you want sharing the moment and the environment to be the reason for the bond.
Take a chair, a pen, and a journal with you. Find a peaceful and comfortable spot. If you do not want your horse to visit, because you would not feel safe with him approaching you while you are sitting down in a chair, pick a spot that your horse would not want to go to. You could also put food down for him away from where you are sitting in order to keep him in his own area. If you want your horse to visit, choose a spot that your horse would like to hang out in. This way he may come to you for a visit if he chooses. However, do not put food down close to where you are sitting. The food will distract him from feeling a connection with you. Use the food only to keep him away from you, if you do not feel safe with him coming up to you.
Take time to relax so you can feel at home in the environment that you are sharing with your horse. Put your full attention on what you are feeling and thinking in the moment and write about it. This is the first step in finding your true self. You are aligning your left-brain with the present moment through your journaling. If you have any streaming thoughts that you can not turn off, welcome them and journal about them. As you write, stay aware of your environment and notice how the environment makes you feel.
Ask yourself - Is your horse peaceful and relaxed? Is your mind clear? Are you relaxed? If not, write about what you feel is in your way. When you have all your thoughts written down, pause to reach a still point of relaxation, then write about how you would like to feel, in detail.
Feel the stillness in the moment. Feel your spirit alive and well. Imagine pure joy in your heart. Receive wholeheartedly each new moment that has never been before. Feel these moments in your breath. Notice the gratefulness that is rising out of you.
If you have more thoughts, turn them into feelings. Turn your feelings into awareness of the moment. Put your attention on your well-being that is present in the here and now. Be only aware of the moment and feel your breath breathing you. Know that you are full of love and you are loved by everything that is nurturing and kind. Enjoy!