Belief and Trust
Teachers show up when you least expect them. Long before I began communicating for clients, my vet husband and I responded to a night emergency at a barn we’d never been to before.
The information over the phone was sketchy, so we didn’t really know what to expect. When you’re unfamiliar with the people, it’s hard to evaluate their observations. The patient was an older horse, who upon examination showed conflicting symptoms.
Colic is the number one emergency with horses, but it definitely wasn’t colic. It appeared to be something involving his throat or esophagus, yet he didn’t display the usual signs of choke; a condition that occurs in horses when they get muscle spasms in their esophagus around a mass of hay or feed.
Being inexperienced at communicating, I didn’t offer to talk with the horse. I hadn’t “come-out” as yet. I told my husband I’d try to find out more about the problem. I returned to our car and began to meditate asking for some guidance on what was wrong with this old horse. I was told that he had an inflamed epiglottis, which stopped me dead in my tracks.
I’d recently recovered from a serious case of bacterial influenza in which I had the exact symptom. Due to my lack of experience and self-confidence in my skills, I was challenged as to whether this was accurate, valid information. This would be a first in a horse for us if it were true. I felt I owed it to the horse to share what I’d learned.
My husband got out his endoscope in order to see into the back of the horse’s throat. As soon as he got it in position, he said that the epiglottis was swollen and inflamed. He started the old fellow on the appropriate treatment, and he recovered with no complications.
We’d never seen this in a horse before and have never seen it again. This dear, old horse was a powerful teacher for me. He taught me to believe & trust in myself and in what I hear and feel. I never saw that horse after that night, but his teaching will remain with me always.
Who is teaching you?
|Follow your Heart aka Stormy - |
one of my greatest teachers.
Nancy A. Kaiser - Author of Letting Go: An Ordinary Woman's Extraordinary Journey of Healing & Transformation