I saw something powerful today, and it was a spiritual exchange between Maria and some of the big draft horses at Blue-Star Equiculture Farm in Palmer, Mass. I was drawn into the world of horses and domesticated animals last January, when I went to New York to see the horse stables and was stunned to see how well cared for and healthy the animals were. It was not what I expected.
Since then, the horses have been talking to me, I don't understand it and can't explain it, but I hear and feel their messages to me, so often and so clearly that I no longer think much about it, I just accept it. Maria has been touched by the horses in a different way, not to write about them but to communicate with them, feel their ancient spirits, they touch her as an artist, and as a spiritual being.
Today, when we left Blue-Star, she could barely speak, she was spent. I asked her what was wrong, and she said nothing was wrong, she just felt very emotional, very drained, a lot of feeling, but it was not bad. I could see that the big horses had affected her in a very powerful way, one she is not yet ready to talk about and does not yet understand.
She will, I am sure. Animals, nature, spirituality and artistry are all coming together in her work, in her self. She is exploring the possibility of bringing a pony to Bedlam Farm, riding it on our property. I see the horses spirit's have entered her consciousness in ways I cannot understand, but can see. It is a joyous and wonderful thing to see, I feel this is where she has been heading, in her life, her art, her search for spirituality, her love of nature and the animal world.
I am in my own process with the horses, their message to me is very clear – they need to stay among us and remain in New York, we need them, we are falling apart in many ways, they can help us heal. And they can help heal the earth, they speak for Mother Earth.
Maria's experience with the horses is so different, it is a spiritual and artistic experience, her emotions are so close to the surface, I think she was communicating with the horses in a powerful way, and that's what drained her. I think I can see it in the photos. She is returning to Blue-Star next month to spend a few days there, I think one way or the other, horses have entered our life.
This is a circle I have not yet fully entered in my mind, yet people tell me I have and just don't see it. Very possible. I am the last one to see the changes in my life.