Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it.
When times are tough, sit with it.
When emotions get high, as they are inclined to be at times, particularly Christmas time, practicing active non-resistance is key to allowing big and heavy emotions to gently dissolve and pass.
By this we mean actively allowing emotions to be present and allow yourself to just "be" for a bit, and breathe through them.
This process is significantly enhanced by the right support.
Finding the right kind of environment and company to support you through this process spreads the load, makes it more manageable, increasing the speed you move through it.
Horses naturally understand the need to feel, process and hold space for emotions.
Like us, horses are emotional beings. They understand why it is important to acknowledge and release emotional experiences to avoid ill-health. Given the right environment they do not shy away from the work that needs to be done.
When we take our heavy and big emotions into the herd and are willing to sit with them, they will support us and share the load.
Why? Because horses have an innate wisdom that knows that for the health of the herd, strong emotions must be processed.
One sick horse weakens the whole herd. Any horse (or human) that reaches out for the herds support will get it, because offering that support benefits them all.
It is not uncommon to see the herd lick, chew, roll, snort, poop, shake or yawn in the presence people carrying and processing a lot of emotion.
This is what we mean by HorseSense. Tapping into and benefitting from the innate wisdom of horses and in turn finding ways to access and benefit from our own innate intelligence.
Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. It is the quickest way.
And if you need help, reach out and ask the herd. This is part of their job and graciously what they are here for.