Most people don’t think kindly of the aging process. Over the last 28 years with my horse Ibis, he has constantly challenged what I know, how I think, where I direct my thoughts…
There have been plenty of times when I totally resisted his challenges…more often now I’ve learned he is always the wiser one…
…And, as he ages, grows older, he continues to challenge me, and all of us to continue to grow deeper, and open our hearts
and open our perspective outside of our ‘normal’ way of seeing things, and how we often judge growing older…
…the fear, and often the reality, of course is loss of function in some way…and fear of dying…fears of loss. It’s so normal.
And, once again, Ibis challenges something feared into encouraging a heart opening experience and brings forth a larger perspective from a soul level.
Ibis is 33 and a half yrs,
(yes, that is pretty old for a thoroughbred!)
A few weeks ago, the chiropractor vet visited and he was doing brilliantly.
And, he’s not been feeling so well this past week.
A team of awesome people have been working with him using chiropractic, acupuncture, essential oils, homeopathics, energy healing, traditional veterinary medicine and much more.
And, here is his challenge to you…
I asked Ibis what he wanted to share with people and this is what he said:
“Don’t think of me as Old.
Think of me as growing towards the Light.
See me as Bright,
Growing Towards the Light.
I am wisdom growing
going back to the light.
This is where I belong.
Just a blink in a body,
I will always be Bright.
Your Bright Light.
Traveling through this Body Bright.
Learning we go,
Yearning for more.
What more is there?
Always here, deep in your hearts,
Surely we will be
Do not think of me as Old.
Think of me Shining Bright.
Always in Your Heart,
Always Shining Bright,
Do not think of me as old,
think of me as Shining Bright.
Feel me in Your Heart,
Amber Light Shining Bright,
Always learning from Ibis…. forever more.
© Don’t think of me as old. Ibis – Sandy Rakowitz 2015
Sandy Mainardi says
I Know Sandy, right?!!!
This is very moving Sandy.
I can feel the inevitable loss and also the beauty of the enduring connection…..
I lost my horse at 33 years old last year – he’d been with me since he was a youngster of 5. I wrote a poem too, after I found him passed away in his run-in one chill spring morning. If it would be of help I’ll post the poem or email it to you. They are big-hearted beings, our dear horses- and we are blessed to share time with them.
Thanks Jocelyn, Yes, they are so very special! Thank you!