What insights might emerge as we hold space for the animals in the California wildfires, as we merge with the herd and their teachings, or space-holding, around this trauma? Join Güliz Ünlü for this livestream video on a rainy, mucky day with the Singing Horse wisdom herd.
You can either watch the video, and/or read through my transcribed highlights below…
I did not join Güliz and the herd for this livestream as I felt it was important to just have her energy and connection there that day. But I watched it the next day and am in great appreciation to Güliz and the herd for sharing their gifts with us. Here are my notes of the highlights and things I found particularly interesting or meaningful from this session:
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“When we feel sorry for others, we take away their power. And we drain their energy.
The alternative is just to send absolute love.
I’m pulled into running a BodyTalk session… starting with the throat chakra; pulled to back of throat, back of the head. Linking it to the diaphragm; our ability to breathe in and exhale life as it comes. And the upper part of the stomach, top of the rib cage. Thoughts go to the air quality – bring awareness to all the lungs affected by the fires. Not feeling sorry, or sad, just simple awareness of these lungs.
Image of the slave collars; letting go of that which is enslaving us. Not speaking our truth. Or staying away from our authentic self because we’re afraid that we’re going to be unloved if we speak up.
It is so empowering to embrace your authentic self; no matter what. That’s what those animals in the fire region need right now. That empowerment, that feeling, that sense, is what the world needs right now, what all the animals need right now.
They need us to be in a space of mass strength (as big Aude comes right up to the camera) as we gaze upon their videos and their photos, this is what they need to help transmute, and transform, and move through the process of trauma right now. They don’t need our “feeling sorry for them” kind of love. They need our absolute true, authentic love at this time.
When you don’t ‘feel bad’ for others, it’s an empowering place, because you see that which needs to be seen in its absolute truth, without manipulating the truth of another sentient being.
Linking all of that to the heart; to the pericardium sac around the heart, which is protection. So this is for each of us at this time. On a consciousness level, that’s our ability to hold the capacity of this new form of love, this love we are defining, as we hear about and experience these heart-wrenching, heart-opening, gut-wrenching stories. As we allow ourselves to become more and more empathetic, without losing our power, or giving our power away. As our hearts are becoming stronger, we need to NOT protect ourselves from feeling bad. Imagine a world where we don’t need to protect ourselves from ANYTHING… that’s where we’re going with this. We don’t need to protect ourselves because we’re in such a place of sureness, and love, and self-confidence, that we don’t need to be protected.
All these tools that used to be necessary for protection are falling away, because we’ve never been at this place before. And being okay with that, embracing that if you need to… Otherwise, just observing that we are not where we used to be.
Each and every sentient being who’s gone through excruciating trauma is also part of the bigger picture, part of the ecosystem. It’s important to let animals have their own experience, their own role. It doesn’t mean we don’t care. The act of observing and sending them compassion and love from this place we’re actually at – we’re not pretending – is actually the most helpful thing for them.
When the fire happened at my friend’s place here in BC two weeks ago, and then I started hearing about the California fires, I felt this presence I’d never felt before. Call me whacky, but it was a starship.
Let me explain what I’m trying to say be telling you another piece: There was a microorganism discovered that is neither animal nor plant. They don’t know what it is or how to define it. And I feel that is what’s happening now, we’re being asked to be open to this whole other state of being. And it has to start somewhere, it has to start, it has to come from somewhere. It’s not like you just wake up one day and you’re in a new place. It has to come from an evolution of sorts. It feels like we are at the point of this new place; as though we’re discovering a new emotion, as though we’re discovering a new body part, as though we’re discovering a new place in our brains, that has never been poked at before.
For some – including myself – that seems very frightening.
What if we could come to a place where we can watch the fear, but also be open to whatever that’s going to bring to us? Understanding completely, that what comes to us, what we allow, is what state we are in, in that exact moment.
If we’re in a state fear, then that’s what we will project, that’s what it will look like. So it’s really important to be in a state of Trust; as much as possible. Trust that whatever is happening in California… trust that the animals we perceive as suffering… are actually part of something greater. And this is what is needed.
It’s almost like – I hate to say this – sacrificing what’s needed to get to this new place. And if you look at the history of how the world is created, there is sacrifice, after sacrifice, after sacrifice. So this might be a gentle sacrifice. Even though to us it looks huge and drastic, and dramatic and painful, perhaps this is what we are being asked to do. To come to this whole new, other level of trust. And from that… this links back to the throat chakra; and that chain, or the slave collar being removed, finally and absolutely, from us humans. From once upon a time when we were slaves – all of us [referring to the Annunaki].
And what an exciting time this is. And yes, we do live in polarized world; black/white, night/day, good/evil, and that’s fine. It just means that we have to do our work to experience the vastness of being a human in our fullest form. Nothing is permanent, nothing is set. We’re on a journey of this extremely beautiful spiral of ascension, of evolution.
And back to the throat – it’s really important… I’m going to go talk to Zorra about this, as she is the mascot of the voice! She has been finding her voice, and setting her own boundaries of what she feels comfortable with. The story of the hundredth monkey comes in… and the more of us that can feel comfortable coming from that place (speaking up, sharing our dreams and visions), the easier it will be for others who currently feel it is impossible for them, right now. And it takes time! It has taken Zorra a long time to find her voice and learn to speak up, and assert herself. We need to take the time, and learn to be gentle and kind with ourselves.”
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I love SO MUCH about what’s been transmitted here, it’s hard to choose the piece of greatest impact for me… I guess it would be the challenge to stand, live, exist in the state of being I desire to experience. To watch the fear, to allow it – not trying to escape it, or make it go away – but at the same time, not being in fear. Holding the space of the Observer with fear, while the totality of me is existing, vibrating in the state of Trust.
And along with trust, goes gratitude. Because I’ve found if I really, truly, am in trust (of the universe, my guidance, my destiny) then I am also feeling grateful for whatever experience I’m currently in – because I trust that it is necessary, that somehow I need it to be able to evolve to greater wholeness.
Even if it’s something that looks really negative, like a terrible disease, or losing a job or business, or being attacked, experience has shown me, over and over again that it is simply a pathway to greater wholeness – IF I lean in, if I choose to rise, and not run away.
What is your top take-away from this session? I’d love to hear about it in the Comments section below…
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.
8 thoughts on “The Value & Lessons of Trauma – Wildfires”
I found the ….not feeling sorry for souls affected by tragedy or sickness very enlightening. I have a dog with what we think is an auto immune disease of her skin. She has lost a great deal of her hair and has skin growths all over her body and especially her eyes (where there was past injury). My husband and I and our friends and family that see her all pity her and feel so sorry for her. Well for me no more. I so realize I am doing her no good and a disservice. I need to lift her up not weigh her down with my energy. Banner (horse) is another good example. He is very lame but lives a good horse life…has 3 herd mates lots of acreage and gets around quite well. I still mostly focus on how sad and lame he is. This is not helping him. My energy needs to see his power not dwell on his limp. Of course this does not mean I don’t continue to learn all I can about horses so that I can make the best decisions possible to help him. But sometimes injury or the damage is done and all you can do is support. I know we have discussed this in the past but this video was a good reminder. Just because we don’t feel badly does not mean we don’t care immensely. I so appreciate giving love instead of sorrow for all souls affected by these fires and any tragedy/obstacles/sickness/injury. Love heals. Thankyou Güliz and the herd for all your guaidance✌🏼❤️🐴
Thank you Michelle for this. It’s really great to hear how other people respond/react to the perceptions of “suffering”. I feel that mastering this part of our emotional intelligence holds a HUGE key in how we are directing our evolution of the heart. It’s much more empowering to have insights of a larger picture than allow ourselves to get caught up in the drama and emotions that ultimately lead us to chasing our tails with the one who we see as suffering still in the same position that we put them in by only seeing one reality for them. We have the power to choose so many other realities to manifest, why not exercise them!!
Even in this response that you took the time to write and share, how about an exercise to recreate your reality. Instead of saying “I still mostly focus on how sad and lame he is” you can begin RIGHT NOW and say, ” In the past……… I used to mostly focus on how sad and lame he is.” This changes the frequency right here and now and you begin to take on that form. There are many layers of belief systems to unwind, and this is a great practice!!
Thank you again for sharing your words, and for your continual support and love.
Hugs and appreciation,
Beautiful – and yes – this is always the way to support and hold space – not to feel sorry for but to acknowledge what is and send love and compassion. To send pity to any being is unhelpful and diminishes them. We are in a time of great change – we need to bear witness with courage and compassion.
Very true Judy! Courage, compassion, hope, and LOTS of absolute love 🙂
It’s such a conditioned response that pity. It reminds me of the cinematic overly dramatic films of the 20’s to the 60’s. It’s like a whole society was created out of fanatic dramatized situations of our emotions just to give a good story. The understanding was that people need drama to stay interested so the powers that be were able to sensationalize the spectrum of human emotions. We are just NOW unwinding it as we shake of the beliefs of our mothers, fathers and grandparents and so on it goes down the line.
What an extraordinary time we live now as we get to see and choose for ourselves based on our own emotional intelligence and practice to free ourselves from the shackles of limited perspectives. And as you know, we free ourselves, we free the whole of the entire Universe along with the whole of the animal King/Queendom.
Thank you for your own courage and compassion on this journey to acknowledge and observe. Together we rise.
Love and hugs to you!
I’ve noticed lately how much judgment there is in the human horse world, especially when it comes to horse rescue, neglect and some of the really bad things that happen to some horses at the hands of some humans. Yes, it’s bad, but for me it’s not enough just to say it’s bad and how bad “those” people are and the righteousness of the “good” people. All of it doesn’t sit well with me. I want transformation on all levels, for everyone, even the “bad” people to have a light bulb go off and do a 180. Yes, protect the animals, educate people, prosecute wrong-doing. But don’t stop there. Transformation through love is the next step. That is what I want to put out into the world and surround myself with.
There are animals in very tough situations still standing and ready for the next step in their healing. Pity and dwelling on how bad it is and how could someone have done such a thing, doesn’t bring them any closer to what they need in the moment. Thank you, Guliz for bringing up this topic.
The first thing that popped up when I read your reply is “I wonder is she’s an Aquarius?”
I love your share of a desire for transformation on ALL levels. I love that you can see the beautiful layers of the fabric of transformation.
I think it takes a brave heart to consider out of the box thinking, it feels like we have found our herd through this amazing blog.
Thank you for reading, and following your great big beautiful heart. I always like to write ” together we rise”
Love and hugs,
“When we feel sorry for others, we take away their power. And we drain their energy.
The alternative is just to send absolute love.”
Thank you so much for this. It is exactly what I needed right now. The whole thing, but this first sentence in particular. I have been stuck in this pattern with my own horse who has had struggles with past injury/issues and I am also trying to develop more my energy healing work with horses but have been so hesitant to step fully into it because I have been struggling with that “feeling sorry for” aspect and not sure I can deal with the pain of it when I can’t make enough of a difference or if the owner continues to not do what’s best for the horse.
I have heard it before – each of us horses included have their own journey- but this really hit home for me now. Or reminded me of this truth. I now aim to remember and endeavor to just send love when I can’t do more, and trust that that will make a huge difference, even if I can’t see it.
And oh the mention of a STARSHIP !! My husband will be delighted 😀 he is not very alternative but loves the idea of aliens. Maybe I can encourage him to be more open via this wonderful article.
Thank you again! So beautiful.