Sunday afternoon Horse TV and the herd has some pertinent messages for us on manifesting; how to hold our intention/desires for maximum effect. And secondly, how a herd functions when some members have different desires – how can we apply this wisdom to our own families?
The message on holding intention/desire with focus, consistency, and persistence, reminds me of the message from Kaliah and Makah back in 2020:
I light my beautiful lattice lantern candle and I settle into my breath. I invite Montaro and Kaliah into my meditation circle and we breath together. In my mind’s eye, they stand facing me in the big barn with Taro to my left and Kaliah to my right. They come up to me and briefly rest their muzzle in each of my hands; Montaro’s in my left hand and Kaliah’s in my right hand.
We descend into the depths together… and I realize that the HOW is not my business. The WHAT is my business. I finally get it. I am not in charge of the how, or the when (timing) my role is only to stay crystal-clear focused on what I want. If I hold firm to that, then Ian (my hubby), the herd, the universe, can organize all else around me. But I have to hold the center, without wavering, no matter what. Yes, this is essentially the same message the elephants sent me, via Sabine (one of our horse listeners in France).
Then they called my attention to the flame burning inside my Moroccan lantern and said:
“The beauty and fabulousness of this fire is because it burns within a cage. So don’t look upon your constraints and parameters as limiting, or negative. If this fire burned huge and wide, it would be destructive, terrifying, and you wouldn’t be gazing upon it, enjoying it, appreciating the beauty created by the partnership of the fire and the constraint. Don’t look to eliminate or destroy your constraints; see the essential role they play in the expression of your creation.”
13 months after I published that post, I purchased the Singing Horse Ranch. I didn’t have enough cash for the deposit, and my company accounts showed zero profits – so HOW did I accomplish WHAT I wanted? I just took care of holding my WHAT (focus, consistency, persistence + patience). And let the universe take care of the HOW. The complete story of how that happened, from the beginning, is here.
As you may know, my 120+ videos on YouTube have reached almost 6 million people worldwide. I have been happy to provide this service; sharing animal wisdom, teaching, peace and joy for 7 years now.
However, it is getting increasingly difficult to carve out the 10-20 hours needed to edit each video, as like many of you, my expenses continue to rise.
I’m wondering if I should offer a Video Membership for these long-form videos (like the one above) for a very reasonable fee, like $4.95/month, to enable me to continue outputting these videos? The videos would also expand to include regenerative farming stories, collaborative ecosystems, and learning not just from the Singing Horse Herd, but also with the sheep, dogs, cows, chickens, deer, hawk, eagle, raven etc.
OR should I keep everything free and just put out a video whenever I have the free time?
Please be honest and let me know which option YOU would prefer.
Thanks so much for your feedback! 🙂
Jini Patel Thompson is a natural health writer and Lazer Tapping instructor. She began riding at age 2 in Kenya, and got her first horse at age 8 in Alberta, and so continues a life-long journey and love affair with these amazing creatures.
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I was hoping you’d have an alternative to the apprenticeship for herd watching. Thank you for the inspired offer.
As for the post and video. Reminds me so much of the dynamic in my immediate family. The priorities are similar and the movements are usually coordinated. Not so gracefully, but the spirit of it is quite similar, it seems. 😉 Grateful to have this ‘mirrored’. It makes it much clearer.
I agree – when I see the herd ‘act things out’ I’m able to get what’s happening at a much deeper level than just intellectually.
Ah Jini this message comes at the perfect time. I thank you for articulating this, and I’m diving right in to my intention/desires and finally admitting to myself what I want and need – a good first step! I am in the apprenticeship program which is my way of supporting your work and learning from y’all. But I do believe there are people in far away places such as India who can do video editing very inexpensively for you. Once they know your style and what you’re after, they can replicate it pretty closely. I once did a training all about this, and this was a big part of how to make video marketing for instance sustainable. I just don’t know anymore how to find good people. Maybe someone else can comment on this. But I would err to the side of free. One thing that does come up, is promoting your wonderful horse-related products more often than you do – like in every video. I’m learning lately that I don’t do nearly enough reminding of what I offer in my free stuff. It doesn’t have to feel pushy, its just a reminder of what you offer in my view, if done right. Just my 2 cents!
Ah Louisa, thank you so much for your support and I totally hear what you’re saying about outsourcing the editing. I tried that a few years ago, and quickly realized that only someone who can hear the herd can do the editing! They are instructing me during both the filming and editing process.
But good point about letting people know more often about the Workshops and the Apprenticeship. That’s a really good idea. And you’re right, I often feel like I am telling people about what I have frequently, and then I get an email from someone saying, I’d really like this could you create it? And then I’m like, what?? I already created that and I’ve been blogging about it and emailed you about it etc. etc. 😂
So yeah, that’s a very good idea and I will start inserting a little blurb into each video for sure. Thanks 🙏🏽
I am a fan of your work and to me the underpinning of your efforts were that the knowledge was freely shared. Having said we all need resources to be sustainable – there’s no judgment whatever path you choose. I have a poem I wish to share by Rabindranath Tagore which inspires millions:
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever widening thought and action;
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!”
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Thanks for sharing that Roopal. I first read Autobiography of a Yogi when I was 26, I just picked it up last week thinking it was time for a re-read!
So spot on, once again.
Thank you Magical Herd for the affirmation that I’m on the right track!
We have a rat bloom going on. They are getting into everything and causing damage and completely ignoring my ask that they move on. I’ve made excuses so that I would not have to do what the Universe is telling me needs to be done. I wanted to resort to murder, which has been my threat. Instead, I’m getting various natural ‘control measures’ as pictures in my mind. What I see are two older and experience feral barn cats who are waiting in the wings for me to get my act together to make space for them here on the property. It means investing in their care, as you do, Jini, for the herd. I must build raccoon proof housing for them out there, in the secluded corner of the property, which I was feeling too lazy to do and didn’t want to spend the money on. Silly me, I should know better. I resisted investing in what needs doing on my part and just kept asking in my lazy way as if talking to them without giving them the right incentive to behave was enough, and they, the rats persist. But, the Universe is persistent too. I also ‘see’ the barred owl nesting box on the back side of the garage. Both predator dwellings are to be built with my five-year-old granddaughter’s input. Until, I respond to what the Universe is telling me, I will see rats taking advantage.
Yesterday, I spent the money on the stuff they will need to acclimate to the sights, sounds, and smells of their new home. Now, I wait for Barn Cats R Us to bring me the two cats that will patrol the area. I’m feeling much better now that I’m acting. In three weeks, I’ll be able to let them out into their new lives. Interesting is that Barn Cat’s R Us captures, spay and neuters feral cats and releases them back into the environment. They do not attach a fee to the property owner to adopt them.
Things are as they should be!
What you did initially is very common Claudia – that old domination script runs at a cellular level in us humans it seems. I remember someone posting on social media that they had ‘communicated’ with the skunk living under the house they had recently moved into. She acknowledged that skunk was there first, and they had moved into skunk’s home.
And then proceeded to tell the story that skunk came out on the lawn, at which point they shot and killed skunk. I kid you not, this was presented as an example of successful animal communication. BUT at no point did she relate that she had said to skunk, “Come out and show yourself so that I can shoot you and solve our problem.”
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with using murder in your negotiations, or as an ultimate threat if we cannot live peaceably, or as the deal for running a cattle station (a certain number need to die each year to sustain this lifestyle for everyone). I don’t think these things are clear cut at all. BUT to claim that you’re communicating and NOT tell the creature that you intend to kill it is just not honourable.
I really like your solutions though. The rats would not concede or compromise, so you are setting it up to let nature take it’s course. I have told the rats/mice all the places on the ranch they are free to inhabit at will. And that my garage is not one of them – so know that I will be putting my cat in there on a regular basis. Now the rats can make their choice.
I’ll bet Barn Cats R Us operate on donations, or grant money though. Or sometimes you can get enough volunteers – that instead of giving money, they give their time and skills to do the physical work required to provide the service for the recipients. That usually requires setting up officially as a charity though. Whichever way, it’s a great idea. I would love to put up some owl nesting boxes too – that’s on my list for sure!