When I was in second grade I wanted to write a book. I remember taking a stack of paper and folding it in half. I decorated the cover with a great title and hand drawn images. The inside pages I wrote my message. I remember holding it up with such excitement and pride.
During the process of achieving my childhood desire, I have lost my youthful glee and joy of the creative process. I have not been looking at my books with pride and happiness. Instead, I have been caught up in all of the many details of marketing the books, building a business and caring for my animals.
This all changed in one glorious day.
I threw a celebration party at Moon Run Ranch in Colorado. Our guests enjoyed sleigh rides around the frozen pond at dusk. The barn was warm and cozy with draped tables, flowers, and candles. As everyone arrived the barn filled with laughter, hugs, lots of people meeting and others reuniting. To be honest with you—this was a real stretch for me. I felt shy about having a party that was so much about me.
The next morning I had breakfast with my best friends. They congratulated me on celebrating myself and commented on how many people don’t do that. I did not allow myself to feel embarrassed or ashamed. Instead, I said— “Wasn’t that a blast!?!”
It has taken me some time to appreciate the gifts I offer others. Now that I am – it is so much fun! Life feels lighter. I realized that the more in love I can be with the gifts I have to offer – the more those gifts can be receive by others. The energy I hold has a profound affect on how others will receive! How can any one really receive the gifts I offer if I can’t receive me?
What might have been possible if Hallmark had declared a “Love Yourself” day? How would the world be different?
* What yummy experiences might happen for you if you loved you even more?
* What are your wonderful gifts that you offer the world?
* What do you naturally do that brings a positive light to others?
* What gives you joy and glee?
* What more can you appreciate about you?
Hug yourself. Have a little party. Get a massage. Go on a trip. Most of all…. love and appreciate yourself….it is a gift to everyone (including your four legged friends). The vibration of love makes everything yummy and expansive.
Every time I facilitate a program, host our annual Coaching with Horses Retreat and Conference, or conduct an onsite session of my yearlong EFLC Certification Program, it is profound. The horses step into the work and provided perfect learning moments for each person. What might be possible for you if you experienced one of these amazing programs? How might your life and world shift as you learn to enter into the consciousness that the HORSE offers?
A friend once told me…. “The best thing to invest in—is you.” The more authentic you are, the more potential you tap, and the more your gifts come into the world. The world awaits your gifts!
Come and immerse yourself in the energy of the horses. The herd and I look forward to getting to know you.
Kathy and the herd