Blue Moon Musings

Blue Moon

Today, at sunset, I went to the beach with my family to watch the moonrise. It’s Friday morning or afternoon for most of our readers, and it is already night in Australia, where we live.

Regardless of our beliefs, I think any occasion is good for marking a moment of taking perspective and checking our direction, our priorities and our goals. This blue moon sounded good :).

I wanted to take a moment, with the orange and green dusk to my left and the rising pink moon on the blue and purple sky to my right, to review lessons learned and do some automatic writing. I first wrote down the patterns I want to let go of, then the qualities and habits I want to strengthen and embrace.

For us who are interested in being with horses, beyond merely training them, we need to increase our awareness. As much as we need to work on refining our body language, we need to look more closely at our emotional patterns. To me, one goes hand in hand with the other.

I want to share with you some of what I wrote down that relates more directly to what I do with horses.

Things I want to let go of:
Fear of failure
Fear of making mistakes
Fear of not pleasing people
Fear of being corrected
Fear of being outdone
Fear of finding new teachers
Fear of revising my ideas
Fear of being wrong
Things I want to embrace:
Landing projects and realising ideas
Asking more questions about the horses I work with
Learning more from “hard” science
Furthering my education with human teachers
Pursuing artistic expressions

I have yet to let all I wrote sink in and see where it leads. But I am happy with what came to light from just deliberately sitting and writing for a few minutes.

Horses do so much for other aspects of our lives, it is only fair that we address some of those aspects ourselves, don’t you think?

I hope you have found something in here that resonates with you, or maybe inspires lists of your own. I’m interested in hearing from our readers. What do you want to leave behind? What do you want to embrace for the future?

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2 thoughts on “Blue Moon Musings

  1. Dear Martin,

    Thank you for your blog. I think it is very good to consider how to improve and a good way is like you suggest to make a list. Your list is brave – you have courage and openness, that is must be one of your keys in connecting with horses. I am always impressed with your authentic connection.

    This year I am focusing on improving

    – my teaching skills
    – my ridings skills
    – improving my fitness and have less flabbiness of flesh…
    – how to do marketing better
    – how to make the Sahaja Clinic a unique and life changing experience.
    – my documentary film making skills

    Much sunshine Stina

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