What, after all, is myth? Myth is something that never was but is always happening. Myth is closer than breathing, nearer than our hands and feet; it is built into our very being. I have come to believe that life is allied with myth in order that we may advance along an evolutionary path. The path carries us nearer to the spiritual source, which lures us into even greater becoming.
By their very nature, horses are mythic creatures that invite us to step into that higher sense of purpose for our lives . . . just by being in the horse’s presence and making the horse one player in our cast of thousands, we can ride into this potent realm of story and myth.
Horses partner with us to ride into our lives with power, grace, and beauty, offering their mythic talents to teach us greater compassion for all sentient life and to all new or forgotten aspects of ourselves to emerge for the benefit of building a brave new world of the future.
With horses as our companions, we can ride into that world with the extended power of our mythic lives, experiencing the journey with greater joy, trusting our intuition, claiming our capacity for wise leadership, and stepping into our greater life.
All horses in this post are courtesy of “The Art Ladies” who surprised me with more than two dozen of them, using this pattern from Ann Wood. All quotations are from the book Riding into Your Mythic Life: Transformational Adventures with the Horse by Patricia Broersma. (Definitely worth the $2 I spent at a recent library sale.)