When Old Becomes New Again
Unintentionally, The Resonant Horse has taken a bit of a sabbatical! We are now BACK, and continue to be in full swing at the farm. Actually, nothing stopped at the farm, we are still changing lives with all who arrive. But, Mindy put a pause on the marketing piece for a bit, and the Blog suffered. But, we arise again!!! Just like the antique wheelbarrow in the photo:
Let me explain! This wheelbarrow was one that I found at the barn in Penn Valley. I later learned that it had been used to mix the concrete for the pool. I cleaned it up, painted it, and turned it into a lovely planter. For years it graced the barn in Penn Valley, then the barn at Pony Trail. When I moved to Phoenixville, I contacted the gentleman who purchased the farm and let him know of the emotional attachment I had to it, and could I please take it with me? He, for whatever reason, said “No, I could not.” So, I did what I always try to do when disappointed, I let it go. It was after all, just a physical “thing.” So, I said goodbye to it. Fast forward 15 months later, and I was contacted by the woman who purchased the farm from who I sold it to. She wanted to meet, as she had a lot of questions about the farm. So, off I went to Pony Trail and we had a delightful time as I spoke with her about all the wonderful things the property has to offer. As we neared where the wheelbarrow was, I mentioned to her how I had an emotional attachment to it, as it had come with me to two different barns. She told me that I needed to take it and have it join me at Phoenixville. So, that is how the wheelbarrow was reunited with me. Here is it, in the center of my back yard at the NEW farm. I am so grateful that she said I could have it. I am also grateful that, as I water it daily, it brings back a flood of memories of all the OTHER times I watered it and took care of it…Over 30 years of watering and caring for it!! I sanded and repainted it, and now, as I said, it graces my back yard where I see it every day.
As we age and mature, there are those things which continue in our lives. Perhaps they are things, perhaps they are people. There are times in our lives when we let go of the old, as I had to do with the wheelbarrow when I could not longer have it. Sometimes those things may come back in our lives, as what occurred in this case. Some times those “things” may be in friendships which, for one reason or another, may be no more.
The horses have taught me to be grateful, to let go, and carry on. Carry on with the call that is on my life. It is tremendously satisfying to partner with the horses and see lives transformed. People moving from a place of fear to a place of blessed trust.
May you be able to let go of the old, but stay open and let it become new again. In your life.
This process of letting go may not be easy. It may, in fact, be extremely difficult. Here at the farm, we had to let go of two marvelous horses. Duke had been with me for over 20 years, and he recently passed away at the age of 33. Katch, the landowner Barb’s horse, also passed, at age 28.
These losses hurt. A lot. However, what I have learned form sorrow is this:
“Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it is getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.” Rita Mae Brown
May you love MORE in your life, especially so that what is old may become new again!
As always, feel free to join us for our marvelous Horse Circles! Our next one is Saturday, July 9th, from 7:00-8:30 pm.
It could be the change you need to experience in YOUR life! Know that we are are VERY grateful you! The Resonant Horse could not exist if not for people like you! You are the gems in our lives!