In Movement Four of the One Light meditation, the visualization and movement is of riding a horse, while pulling hard on a strong bow. In my mind's eye, I am riding a light colored horse with a blond mane and tail....
I started developing One Light by transcribing a Qigong instruction video by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. The Qigong set he taught was the 1,000 year old 'Eight Pieces of Brocade,' and I practiced it traditionally at first. That is where the horse and bow came from. But, it was aiming the arrow at a hawk, and I couldn't do it! So I changed it to aiming at a target.
Originally, it was to sharpen mental focus. For me, it became a wonderful experience with the One Light. Like all of the O.L. moving meditation, it also expands the capacity to visualize with feeling, a powerful creative tool. Also, every time you exhale slowly after a deep breath, you are stimulating the vagus nerve, which has proven health benefits. This shortened excerpt from Movement Four gives the narrative of the horse and rider. Can you feel the wind as you ride?
Visualize, with feeling, the Present Moment sphere encompassing your body.
Inhale Present Moment Light deeply into the sphere around your heart.
The eyes stare to the right, focused on a distant target.
Straighten your right arm to the right, with a bow in your hand, as the left hand pulls hard on the bowstring.
Exhale slowly, and breathe smoothly and regularly.
Squat down and ride the horse as the bow hand points an arrow at the target.
Visualize with feeling, so it really feels that the bow you are bending is very strong.
Rock slightly, feeling the horse as you ride, with bow and arrow at the ready.
Surrender to the Present Moment, soften your boundaries, and feel the One Light moving you.
You are one with the horse, the bow and arrow, and the Light.
Now, rise and face forward, with your feet at shoulder width apart, and your back straight.
Loosen your body, and....
Place both hands on the area of your heart.
Breathe the pure potentiality of the Void, deeply into the sphere around your heart, expanding it into your energy column; from the perineum, to the pineal gland.
Breathe light energy out slowly to your Present Moment Sphere, which fills you, and surrounds you, and is most intimately who, and what you are.
Relax into a comfortable position, and breathe in a smooth and natural way.
[Note: the unusual punctuation is due to this narrative being written to be played by a natural voice synthesizer.]
From What Is My Spirit Animal
Horse Power Animal
In Shamanism, the Horse Power Animal safely carries the medicine person between the worlds.
As such, a horse Power Animal helps you connect with spiritual energies and abilities in a very personal way.
Horse helps you see things differently and opens the path to Visionary gifts and a renewed connection with the Earth.
- A message received and delivered
- A new journey undertaken
- Awakening to your own power and freedom
Horse Table of Contents
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