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UNCERTAINTY AND CALAMITY Find out what matters most


Last Saturday, on my way to my final Horse Dream curriculum certification training in Tomales Bay, a giant lighted billboard over the 101 freeway read "Tsunami warning, all beaches closed."


I was stunned. A literal tsunami of thoughts washed through my mind about climate change, pandemic, and the utter chaos and unpredictability of our lives.


Because of my work with horses around congruence, I allowed the thoughts and feelings to move through me unobstructed. I watched, breathed, and allowed.


Then, when the inner waves settled, I asked myself, "what do you need to feel safe?" The old voice said, "a corporate job," but the the inner being said, "nope. You have been laid off before, that's a proven wrong answer for you."


So I asked again, "what do I need to feel safe right now?" And the answer came, "Faith in yourself."


Faith is a loaded word, so I asked for clarification in my heart. What I felt and saw inwardly was me, living each day with my shoulders back, heart open, head up. I saw myself coaching, teaching, writing, speaking about what I know from direct experience of my own life.


Then, the scene changed and I saw economic collapse, I saw myself moving my horses to graze on far-flung pastures because of lack of hay. I saw myself standing in front of a cash register, checking people out at the grocery store. Even so, I saw my open heart and contagious smile. I saw how I was still able to share my gifts.


In the contrast of future potentials, I recognized how blessed I am to be able to offer my gifts in a way that is so satisfying for me, but that my gifts can be offered in a myriad of ways because my gift is simply ME...MY BEING.


When we realize how fragile life is, we remember what matters most.


If you're ready to explore what matters most to you, come to our 2-day #LIVEYOURGIFT workshop in March.


Register from our website or email me gita#herdspirit.com

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