and Equine Welfare Fund
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1. "Communion" remains our February and March raffle print
2. The Horse Connection - What They Can Teach Us About Awareness.
3. Horse/Human Polarities Cleared With PEAT.
4. Art for Sanctuary Horses.
BELOW: "Cockscomb" ink and water color sketch by Barbara Wright, available as paper print or print on canvas. This red rock formation is located in West Sedona, AZ and is seen here from Girdner Trail.
Some Horse/Human Polarities in a Riding/Training Environment
(Positive vs. Negative)
We treat any psychological/emotional fears the riding student has before we ever put them on a horse! We fix the horse with ESCT. Partnership between horse and human begin safely as a result. These polarities can all be addressed and healed with various PEAT processes, including Deep PEAT, DP 3, DP 4, Shallow PEAT, Fingertip Technique, the Hologram, Little Magical Method, Entity Handling, to name a few. PEAT is the leading energy psychology that moves one from dualistic thinking to unified consciousness, freeing one to choose how one responds to life situations instead of reacting emotionally.
1-Predator vs. prey
2-Good ride vs. bad ride
3-Good horse vs. bad horse
4-Good rider vs. bad rider
5-Close to my horse vs. apart/separated from him
6-Me vs. my horse
7-Safe horse vs. unsafe horse
8-Perfect equine partner vs. imperfect one
9-Feeling safe around horses vs. feeling unsafe
10-Controlled riding vs. uncontrolled riding
11-Smooth gait transition vs. uncontrolled transition
12-Good hands vs. bad hands
13-Balanced riding vs. unbalanced riding
14-I can go to next riding level vs. I am stuck here forever
15-Good trainer vs. bad trainer
16-Human vs. animal/horse
17-Having good experience with horse vs. bad experience
18-Good riding day vs. bad riding day
19-My form is good vs. my form is bad
20-I love competition vs. I hate competition
21-Me vs. other competitor
22-Me vs. my ideal
23-I will score well vs. I will score badly
24-I am doing it right vs. I am doing it wrong
25-My horse can do this vs. my horse cannot do this
26-I can do this vs. I cannot do this
27-I am prepared vs. I am unprepared
28-My horse is prepared vs. he is unprepared
29-I will remember what to do vs. I will forget what to do
30-I will be accepted vs. I will be rejected/laughed at
31-I will be judged well vs. I will be judged and found wanting
32-I will stay engaged and present vs. I will freeze
33-I will succeed vs. I will fail
34-I will win vs. I will lose
35- will be successful vs. I will be unsuccessful
36-I will keep my ability vs. I will lose my ability
37-I am relaxed vs. I am stiff
38-Good seat vs. bad seat
39-Good posture vs. bad posture
40-This body part is off vs. this body part is working
41-My cues are on vs. my cues are off
ABOVE: Helios, a beautiful Spanish horse, by Barbara Wright. Prints on Canvas available. She also paint pets of all kinds as well as landscapes of the Sedona red rocks and the Verde Valley.
ART FOR SANCTUARY HORSES
The equine art created at Harmony HorseWorks is available in original or print and proceeds ALL go to the support of rescue horses. It helps pay for their hay, grain, medicines and supplements. Whenever you purchase an original painting or a print, you help the horses and they send their nickers and neighs for your kindness. Other works available are seen on-line at www.barbarawrightart.com.
COMMUNION CANVAS PRINT
EQUINE ART RAFFLE
Communion remains our February equine raffle print. Three shimmering Akhal-Tekes spend quiet time dozing in quiet company. Each $15 you donate to Harmony HorseWorks gets you one raffle ticket and you can enter as often as you like. Checks are sent to the address in the left column of this newsletter. The original painting, 30 x 40 inches, is also for sale and you can contact Barbara Wright regarding price and shipping. The raffle print is 12 x 16 inches on canvas and is ready for hanging. Enter as often as you like and good luck!
Samples of Barbara Wrights' art are in the photo just below.
THE HORSE CONNECTION - What they can teach us about awareness.
David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. has done much consciousness research on animals and some results are reported in his books about the consciousness or awareness levels of animal species, including horses, as compared to humanity in general. His calibration technique reports that humanity calibrates at 207 on a scale of 0 to 1,000 and horses calibrate at 245 as a species. Individuals in both species can of course vary from these averages. Zero on this scale means no awareness of existence such as at the bacterial or viral level, and 1,000 is the awareness level of the great avatars who have reached enlightenment during embodiment. The fact that our small planet is populated with so many levels of awareness perhaps points to the fact that spiritual evolution is inevitable and that we are all on the road back home - to see the light, so to speak.
The fact that horses calibrate higher than humans reflects the fact that they are prey animals and we are predators. The research shows that prey animals have an innate role of offering their lives so that others may live, others who are not necessarily more conscious or aware. This irony plays out in the everyday interaction with humans and horses and makes humans wonder how horses can be so serviceable to us and take so much abuse from the human ego, which sees them mostly as a service tool and accessory to one's personality, status, appearance and success, depending on what horse circuit your ride in.
Horses protect their lives with instinct but have no preconception of death as none of them communicate information or myth about it to one another. It is a sensing of what to do to preserve life that motivates them. When death comes, it is simply comes. But, they do feel pain, have emotions that include bonding, friendship, caring and protection, and they have intelligence that enables them to work with a predator on their backs in ways that can only be described as miraculous. They are able to mourn, feel loss and joy, and understand creative play. Some even paint. When they "stand around and do nothing," they are actually creating slow brain wave cycles that exist in meditative states in humans.
What they do not know is their origin - where they come from. Many humans do not know their origins either, other than their immediate parental ones or perhaps some longer family tree history. But their aliveness and sensitivity to the world around them is the same as ours - as are all the animals we cherish and love, or should.
FURTHER READING: Power vs. Force, Truth vs. Falsehood, The Eye of the I, and I - all by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.S., available through his web site, Veritas Publishing, or at your local book store.
ABOVE: One of the many faces of Cathedral Rock, the most photographed butte in Sedona, seen here from one of the Turkey Creek trails in the Village of Oak Creek.
Harmony HorseWorks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in good standing, FEIN 200763702. We support horses in Colorado with donations and proceeds from ESCT products and PEAT therapy programs, as well as art by Barbara Wright. We are partially funded by public donations. Your donations are needed and welcome.