The last few notes I have been sending out have been about helping you to see what stops you from being fully on the path with Horse, or really any other endeavor you continue to push aside.
This week I want to share a true confession.
14 years ago I sent three of my clients off to do the work with horses. I stayed back, mucking stalls at a non-profit, trying to make my situation (the inability to take the program) “right.” I had no horse and I lived in a one-bedroom very expensive apartment outside of Boulder, Colorado. A horse program without a horse just did not seem to make logical sense. One of my coaching clients called me out, “If you are sending me to do this work with horses, you are coming with me.” (So off we went. I write about this experience in my book Hope… from the Heart of Horses.)
After being with the horses again, I knew that I had to make a commitment or something on my life path would be lost forever. That “something” was my spirit and soul. I did not know this at the time, but now I can see it clearly.
At the time, I was in debt and my client load was very low. My energy was low and hopeless. In all actuality, I was depressed. I had lost my way.
Somehow I mustered up the energy and pulled out my credit card. With only $500 left on it, I charged my deposit for the program I had NO MONEY to pay for.
Then I said a big prayer to the horse ancestors and basically any angel that was available and willing to listen! I had 9 months to raise the funds. Each and every day I practiced a meditation to give me energetic alignment and clear my field of any beliefs and thoughts around lack. (The process I followed is now a product called: Inner Vitality: Energy Tools and Meditations).
I have to admit in advance, and with a certain degree of vulnerability as I reveal this to you . . . I was extreme in what I was willing to do in order to have this amazing work with Horse.
I knew so deeply I wanted this path with Horse that I did some very radical things:
- I downsized my apartment.
- I had a “treasure sale” and sold everything I was ready to release (which was about 50% of my belongings).
- I sold the things I knew I would not need on the journey with Horse (books from past healing studies, my massage table and tons of my extreme sports equipment).
- I stopped spending on things that did not bring me joy.
- I created and put incoming money into a special Horse Program Account.
This is what happened:
- New clients showed up out of nowhere.
- I suddenly had the energy needed to launch a new class that filled with ease.
- I started to paint large abstracts, something I had always wanted to do. They sold for $2000.
- Two training gigs from two different companies dropped into my lap that paid me more than I had ever been paid previously.
- The list continues…
What did I do with that money? Did I pay off my debt first? NO!
I invested in my JOY first and paid for the program.
At the start of the program I paid for my program in FULL. It was the largest check I had ever written in my life. In addition, I had all of my debt paid off.
Why did this happen?
For nine months every action I took and all of my focus was on:
I AM taking this course.
My intention was in alignment, my actions came from inspired alignment, people saw the light in my eyes and supported me as they could, and I attracted other opportunities because I was open to receiving the support AND the PROGRAM itself.
I flipped the switch on my mental mindset from:
“I wish I could have and I so want this experience and program.”
“I AM going to HAVE this experience and program.”
Then I proceeded to live in the energy of:
“What is POSSIBLE for me to have all the money I need?”
Is Horse calling you? Are deep heartstrings pulling at you and you are not sure how to create what you want?
You certainly don’t have to do the radical things I did to create the life you want. However, I do recommend challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone, to get highly creative, align your language and actions to what you want, and keep exploring what IS POSSIBLE.
I invite you to complete the application on our EFLC Certification page to receive our complete EFLC Apprenticeship Program information packet. Find out if this is your time to answer the call of Horse.