The TOTEM Place
FREEDOM ... UNTAMED SPIRIT ... STRENGTH ... ENDURANCE
The horse is about travel and the freedom to roam without constraint. These characteristics could be seen as either a desire to escape the trappings of domestication or as an enthusiam for seeing, unbridled, the wonders of this Universe.
When you visualize your horse totem, ask yourself these QUESTIONS:
ARE YOU RIDING OR WATCHING?
IS YOUR HORSE:
PULLING OR PLOWING IN SERVICE TO SOMEONE ELSE?
- Have you forgotten to claim your own energy?
- Are you needing to escape from drudgery and
- Are you feeling constricted and needing to move on?
- Are you freely embracing new journeys in your life?
STANDING STILL OR RUNNING?
- Are you experiencing the freedom of forward movement
or standing still?
- Are you waiting for your turn in life's adventure to be
authorized by someone else?
Also, think about some of the usages and meanings that have become associated with the word horse or in describing a horse.
beast of burden, fulfilling basic necessities
transporting, sensing & warning of danger
love of power, need to win
rescuing, a salvation
WORD USAGES & MEANINGS
straight from the horse's mouth
riding on a white horse
And, think about all the movements that are associated with horse. A few of these are listed below:
trot ... run ... gait ... pace ... prance ... canter ... gallop ... lope