A Lily, Horses, the Trust Technique & Reiki


I did a unique meditation sequence this morning. Since I awoke at 5am to my surprise, I had plenty of time this morning. I started with a guided meditation, for which I used the 5 minute mindfulness meditation track. Then I practiced some new Qi Gong techniques I learned yesterday. Following that, I joined with my study buddy for A Course in Miracles, day 8. I practiced more Qi Gong, and then IΒ  meditated and opened the Akasha .

I am completely new to opening the Akasha, so I’m just just briefly relaying what came up for me. It was while I meditated on my experience afterward that I was guided to share this video below, following a brief description of my vision.

I had this vision of lightning that struck a barn and caused a fire. There was trauma associated with a beloved horse’s death, but it has now been put to rest.

In honor of our animal friends.

Please see the Trust Technique here:

As an attuned Reiki master practitioner, I am often guided to be of service. I became a Reiki I practitioner in 2007, and I became a master practitioner in 2012, attuned via my teacher, Barbara Jeanne Igoe.

Photo credit: Ka Malana

28 thoughts on “A Lily, Horses, the Trust Technique & Reiki

  1. Wow, I’ve never seen horses lying down. Just this past weekend we were at my father’s farm where there are a bunch of horses, and we spoke about how horses sleep…they rarely lay down.

    Your morning practice sounds amazing. x x

    1. Thank you. Horses laying down: Yes, I believe they only lay down when they are unwell. 😦

      I think I might update my morning practice to include another mindfulness meditation after writing, or just put more energy into journaling. The beauty of the practice is that we can really adjust it as our needs change. Right now since it’s a new schedule, the energy hasn’t settled in (also the energy of transits right now).

      ~The Qi gong is pretty invigorating. It really gets the Qi and blood moving. I noticed that you had switched to a more meditative yoga style. Generally speaking the seasonal change brings us into a more ‘yin’ experience. The weather around the globe though is a little bit more changeable these days, and I’m sure this has an effect! It’s been super hot here the last couple of days!

      xo Happy Livin’ and Stylin’ to you, Elysha! Thanks for visiting me πŸ™‚

      1. I’m always updating my morning practice…though the writing / journaling is pretty much a constant. It really grounds me.

        I have been getting into a sitting practice as well–these days it’s mostly watching my breath. But the insights that come through are pretty powerful. Kind of similar to your message to share the burning farm dream, and the horse video. When the answers are coming from so deep within you cannot ignore them!

        So happy we connected today Sweet Ka.

        PS: It’s really hot here too!! x o

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    I love the lily! The video is beautiful. Made me tear up a little. Horses do lie down, at least the ones I know. In the winter, we have 3 in our field. One in particular, Yahoo, loves to lie in the sun. He rolls with such glee, then falls happily asleep. He feels safe with the other 2, one of which is his grandfather. Yahoo was born in our field. I see horses sleeping on the ground a lot, so no worries. I loved how they all lay down in the video… the trust and communing. I love horses!!!
    I also love having a daily practice. I do Tibetan Tai Chi, and meditate in the woods. I am happy that you have a beloved daily practice. Starts the day nicely, doesn’t it?

    1. Hi Mary,
      It’s a very moving video! Thank you for adding and sharing your experience with the horses you’ve known/know πŸ˜‰ I used to go with a friend who would go horseback riding when I was a kick. Horses are so beautiful, and it’s fun to brush their long manes. Good that you see horses sleeping and it doesn’t always indicate a problem. The horses in the video were being rehabilitated, and I know that we work with and develop trust relationships when we are caring for the injured, and especially the abused. This video, overall was very moving, and I wanted to share it because it was in some way connected to my vision and resolution of a past life experience.

      Re Tibetan Tai Qi: Do you practice the 5 rites? Where were you trained? Is it associated with a direct lineage? In my training for Tai Chi via my TCM program (which I am currently attending), we were trained in Chen Style, Chinese Taoist Taijiquan. I’ve also trained in Pai Lum Kung Fu and am receiving further direction under different styles in Qi Gong via school. I miss Pai Lum, but there’s isn’t a Pai Lum school out here.

      A practice does start the day wonderfully, and it’s always something to return to, when times of change arise. Sitting meditation was my primary practice before my back injury. I would sit anywhere, outside, etc. It was my seated meditations on Kauai that really brought me into a number of rapid changes (growth spurts, I’ll call them) and added a bit more lightning to my current path.
      Nice to connect as always,

      1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

        It is Tibetan Tai Chi, the only studio in the US, I think. I wish I could remember the name of the Tibetan guy my teachers learned from. He is no longer on the planet. There are 4 forms we do. Usually phase 1,2,3 together, then the following week we do 4th. Then there are other Qi gong exercises. I usually do 1,2,3 when I am alone, which is I don’t know 40something moves. Took me almost 3 years to get the basics, then each move has so many layers of detail, so it is never really “learned.” I can’t do sitting meditation anymore unless in a chair with a head rest, due to physical issues, but mindful walking/sitting/walking/sitting in nature gets me to some pretty awesome places.
        I love horses so much. I think they saved me as a kid, though I never had my own. I love being around them.
        I also have spent much amazing, growthful time in Hawaii. Kauai and the big island. I need to go back there fairly soon. I want to take my faerie goddaughter there. She is 25 and I have been promising her a dolphin swim since she was 8. Haha. I love how they come and play, especially swimming in some of the big bays on the Kona side of the big island. I miss them, though they come in my meditations and dreams a lot.
        I hope you have a lovely weekend, Ka.

      2. Wow, Mary! You and I are vibing together here. When you write, “…which is I don’t know 40something moves.” I laugh, because these forms are something else. Also, whatever you don’t use, you lose. I’m sort of doing the impossible at school right now. Each thing takes a gazillion years to master. Such is life, though, I’m so grateful to be on this journey. ❀
        I really hope you end up on Kauai or Big Island with your faerie goddaughter – those are the only two islands I've been to, and in the last 4 years that I've visited them. I'm picturing Kua Bay now. Keep the vision of it, and trust πŸ™‚ No wonder we have flippers on and our snorkels! xxoo Back to work for me… and I'll splash around in the delight of where and when the water and sun meet, meanwhile. πŸ™‚

  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    PS But if you know the horse and it doesn’t usually lie down and s(he) is down. Check it out, because they do lie down when they are colic- ey or not feeling well. Then they need to be gotten up and walked immediately. Didn’t mean to minimize a possible problem.

    1. Thank you, Mary. I didn’t think that you minimized the problem by mentioning that it is not *always* the case when a horse is lying down that he or she is sick. In TCM, Keeping it simple: my teachers always say, “There isn’t an *always* in Chinese medicine, except when there is.” Astrology’s like that, too. We always have to work out the kinks and see the exceptions. Reality does not conform to our thinking, it’s the other way around. πŸ™‚

  4. Oh Ka! That was so thrilling! Everything about it. I just LOVED the meditation with the horses, and their feeling safe, and being treated with such respect. I think that video would be great for part of a morning practice. And of course the music was exquisite. Thank you SO much for this gift on a day when it was so greatly needed!



  5. Your day of mindfulness to both meditation and Qi Gong, brings me smiles, why? because only today I promised myself to practice more my Qi Gong which I have neglected in recent weeks, and my body is telling me to resume it.

    I so so loved that wonderful video share Ka.. Animals feel the energies generated around them more than we humans do, It was lovely to see how these horses responded to Reiki and May I add my thoughts along with yours for the welfare of all our animal kingdom..

    Love and Peace to you Ka..

  6. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Yes! A gazillion years for each move!
    I just got back last night from a week long boat trip on Lake Powell (Arizona). Wow! The rocks and slot canyons! I enjoyed the challenge of balance while doing (or attempting) tai chi at sunrise on the rocking boat! I took my snorkel and fins, of course, and delighted in diving in deep waters.

    1. Hi Mary,
      So good to hear from you! Thanks for bringing that lovely lake energy with you! πŸ™‚ Enjoying challenges is the best way to no take it all too seriously, while being attentive all the same. Picturing those snorkel fins and your deep diving, reminds me of how much fun we have here ❀ Mary Much Love

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