It was a crisp slightly windy day as I drove into the Ap’ljac ranch. My heart was pounding in great anticipation to become more within the heart of the horse. The horses were calm but interested as I headed toward the meeting space for Kathy Pike’s “The Dance of Authenticity through the Wisdom of the Horse.” I was the first one to arrive on this day that would change my life as I knew it.
While walking past one horse in particular, a bay mare of Arabian decent, my heart switched rhythm. I felt a connection as I briefly made contact with her soft brown eyes.
When it came time to observe the herd, this same mare reached inside me and put a string of lights around my heart. I walked away to observe the other horses only to find my mind solely on her alluring aura.
In meeting Kathy Pike I felt we had a connection somewhat similar to the bay mare and I. Kathy showed such a pure and understanding soul, it was a very comfortable feeling. The spiritual connection within all of us was brought together with such a compassion through Kathy’s expertise.
Each exercise we experienced brought me to a closer understanding of the profound possibilities with Horse. My inner self could not get enough of it, as I listen to my heart pounding with acceptance of the learning.
I chose to do the dance with the bay mare, called Peek-a-Boo, for my session. My heart raced, my chest felt tight as my knees felt weak. She was feeling my energy as she came walking down the path toward me. Our eyes met as both were bursting with excitement. As Peak-a-Boo was released in the round pen she snorted, kicked up her heals and pranced around, all the time I felt her energy race within me. As I entered her space I felt the need to let her lead this dance, so I walked to the center of the pen.
Peek-a-Boo made the first move and we greeted each other through the essence of our souls. Let the dance begin! I felt as though I was her and she were me, as we meshed into one. Our dance was creative and my heart was once again in rhythm with hers. Although it felt as if I were moving in slow motion, my inner soul was two feet off the ground dancing with Peek-a-Boo’s inner music. It was like we had done this dance in a previous time. My mind told my hands to paint this picture with my fingers. I felt every cell of her being as my fingers connected with her flesh and fur, we painted a master piece in that dance while I came into my authenticity.
The word congruency brought on a whole new meaning that day when Peek-a-Boo and I danced in harmony. My life has taken on a whole new meaning from that workshop and the incredible work of Kathy Pike and a horse called Peek-a-Boo.
I shall be forever grateful!
Brandy Murry ~ onewithmanyhorses