Horses are amazing, they are outstanding, they are… They humble us all so much. When people share or comment our posts and say “I do the same” or “I do similar things”… I am amazed, because even I don’t know what we do. It’s so deep, so untamed and exotic…It’s like walking into the jungle full of wild life after the dark.
A lady came to visit us. She had her spine broken in an accident with a horse, and after the accident she could only move her shoulders. Through long rehabilitation, she learned how to walk again with the help of the crutches and by supporting herself on the wheelchair.
It was her second time in Poland. We meet during the BodyMarc Seminar in April where she learned then BodyMarc and Allowing Technique and she said it helped her a lot. This time, I taught her BodyMarc DUO and I felt how much awareness of her body is ALIVE and not compromised by the accident at all. I told her: “You can live like a normal person”. She smiled. She didn’t believe.
We went to meet horses. I looked at Darcy and I felt they will connect, because he will understand her.
She entered the riding arena with her wheelchair, and Darcy was very interested in it: he was sniffing it, pushing it, touching it, nipping at it. She started to give him scratches and laugh, when he tried to push it around and lick the wheels.
I told her: Do not patronize him, tell him everything about the accident and why this wheelchair is here now. He asks.
She started to whisper to him in German.
Darcy was so quiet, he was drinking each word that she shed from her lips. The atmosphere deepened so much that you could cut the air with the knife. He understood, and knew what to do.
The next day when we entered arena with the same wheelchair and crutches he approached the wheelchair with ANGER: “WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?” – He wanted it out. I took it out, and the lady stayed with crutches only. He came to her, and wanted them OUT as well. I took them out.
They stayed alone, naked and as they are.
And then slowly he guided her, with the unbelievable SOFTNESS in the body…and she walked by his side… connecting through my guiding voice with what he was telling her to do.
On our eyes the insecure unstable steps became SOFT and FLOWING. On our eyes the limping disappeared completely. On our eyes they started to DANCE…. they started to FLOW ABOVE THE GROUND Darcy started cantering and trotting around her in collection waiting for her every step embracing the song of INVINCIBLE LIFE, and guided with my voice she started to repeat: I AM ABLE…I AM ABLE…I AM ABLE… like a shamanic chanting that brings back alive the dead, and blows wind under the wings of the newborn…
Both her friends who came with her (one of which knew her before the accident) was standing there with us CRYING CROCODILE TEARS… sobbing like little children… They said they have never seen her walking like that, they have never seen her dancing since the accident.
Before I die, I wish to understand… to know… a FRACTION of what we are touching everytime we meet our horses with the pure desire to LISTEN TO THEM.
Before I die, I ask my horses humbly to tell me as much as I can hear about LIFE.
Before I die, I wish to experience the INVINCIBILITY OF LIFE, that we can touch thanks to our horses How blessed we are to have them in our lives. Its beyond words. My heart burns with love and passion. Today, I am a flame of GRATEFULNESS
Thank you Ute Bielfeldt for coming and showing us all THE INVINCIBILITY OF LIFE and how much it can STAY IN FLAME if we come open to listen.