What Do You Bring To The Relationship With Your Horse?
The way you view the world and your place in it largely determines how you view and treat your horse. There are many levels of perception in our human experience and you have already traveled through some of them as a passenger on the train of life. Some levels of perception are very comfortable for you, others are enticing you into their attractor field, and others you diligently avoid. Your horse also views the world through his perspective, that of a prey animal without language and without the skill to alter his environment in times of danger.
See if you can find your current level of perception of your horse and your relationship with it on this Map of Consciousness developed by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. in his ongoing research about the unseen determinants of human behavior. He calibrates levels of perception on a scale of enlightened awareness of what it means to be a sentient being, based on kinesiological methods he has perfected at his Center for Spiritual Research. Note that there is no right or wrong place to be on this map, it is simply a level of consciousness that you have reached on the road to enlightenment, a road we are all on whether or not we realize it. You may also find yourself on various levels of the map depending what emotion you are dealing with at any given time. For instance, you may be a very trusting person (250) and very forgiving (350), but you might be addicted to a substance such as nicotine (150). There is no right or wrong place to be although seeking a higher level is the optimal goal. The higher the (exponential) level, the more evolved the soul. It is helpful to read this map from the bottom up, finding your various aspects along the way up to the top.
MAP OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Note: Taken from Power vs. Force, David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., Hay House Inc., 2002.
Using this logarithmic map as a guide, let's go on a narrative journey about how a human at each level of consciousness might perceive a nervous, spooky and anxious horse being handled by a well-meaning but incapable human. The
Level, Descriptor, Viewpoint of observer
20, shame, the horse is seen as a lesser, dirty and stupid creature.
30, guilt, the horse deserves this attention from the human because of its bad behavior.
50, hopelessness, nothing can be done to help this horse in any case.
100, fear, the horse threatens humans and should be put down.
125, desire, why doesn't someone do something about this horse?
150, anger, why are horses abused to this point of bad behavior (or I would be angry at it, too).
175, pride, this horse is embarrassing his owner and his species.
200, courage, there must be a better place for this horse to live and train.
250, neutrality, the horse is having a bad day but the human is trying his best.
310, willingness, I think I might offer my help so the two of us can calm the horse.
350, acceptance, we may never know what happened to make the horse act this way.
400, reason, the horse might make a good experiment in some special training class.
410 to 599, peace, the horse struggles for happiness, which he deserves.
600, enlightenment, this horse is connected to all of us in its struggle.
Now reflect on what you bring to your relationship with your horse each time you interact with it as a rider, trainer, caretaker and fellow sentient being. The implications are wonderful and challenging. Since 85 percent of the world's population checks in at a log below 200, the entire subject of ignorant behavior toward the horse becomes easier to understand (but not easier to accept). Add to this the fact that the horse is an energy being that relates to you on the basis of what he senses and feels coming from you energetically. Then you can see how humans - even with the best intentions - can fail to communicate effectively with horses.
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