When you talk to your horse (and I expect that you do), do you think that your horse knows what you say? Do you think that it’s simply the tone of your voice that matters? Or do you think that your horse understands the words you use and their meaning?
For what it’s worth, I think my horses have quite large vocabularies. And I’ve noticed that when I say something out loud, I seem to get through much more effectively than when I think something and expect my horse to read my mind. (I’ve noticed the same thing with people, especially men).
Often, when I say something out loud, I think I’m talking to myself, but when my horse overhears, it’s clear that he knows whom I’m really talking to. For example, some time ago, I kept wishing that one of my horses would relieve himself in the straw on the edges of his stall rather than in the middle of his stall, where he walked all over it and made a mess.
Night after night (because I pick stalls at night check), I would think to myself, “I wish…” One night, for no reason in particular, I said it out loud. I really thought I was talking to the air, but I did say, in a normal tone of voice, “I wish you would…” The next morning, done! All I had to do was say something. Nicely, of course.
All this comes as no surprise, I’m sure, to Masaru Emoto.
In 1994, Dr. Emoto began working with frozen water, observing frozen crystals with his microscope. He discovered that no two crystals were the same. Just like people — and horses.
More interesting than that, after what Dr. Emoto called “giving good words, playing good music, and showing, playing or offering pure prayer” to water, he was able to observe beautiful crystals. Like this:
After giving negative words, he observed disfigured crystals. Like this:
Words count. It’s important to say them, not just to think them. With water. And people. And horses. And it’s important that they be nice words.
As Dr. Emoto says, “Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. That is the root of the universe.”
Does this make any sense? To some of us, I’m sure the answer is no. But to those of us who talk to our horses, and say good words, and see them work, the answer is yes.
What words were whispered by the first horse whisperers? We can only guess, but Dr. Emoto’s crystals tell us that sweet nothings are really sweet somethings. Remember that when you see your next snowflakes. Or the next time you see your horse.
Thank you for more words to ponder, Katie. I don’t know if uttering our requests out loud will help us reach that goal any sooner, but we’ve all heard “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything” so why wouldn’t we apply that to our horses?
By the way, I love how your snowflakes cover the entire page (tho it took me quite a while to notice the bottom ones!)
Elaine L. said:
I believe life energy exists in everything on earth. Even in our houses. I have always talked to all life forms: plants, animals, water, the sky …..even inanimate objects like the houses I have built. When I leave out the door I say to them to be good and stay safe for my return. When I sell them I say goodbye and ask them to be happy and peaceful for their new owners. They all know they are beautiful; they all know they are loved. Even if the life energy is long gone from them, the positive energy created by my words helps keep the dark things that love to inhabit empty places away. Maybe I was a tree elf or forest elf in my before life??? lol
Calm, Forward, Straight said:
Love the snowflakes, love the artwork, and especially love the ideas in this post! Saying things out loud helps to realize them for sure – our choices have consequences. Happy weekend!
I’m so happy this morning to be able to read your comments. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts — and good words — with me.
I’m with you, Katie, Elaine and Dr. Emoto on this subject! I believe that humans (though not all use it!) have immense possibilities of expression and influence verbally, as other species do through their other senses in ways we try to comprehend across the barriers. I wish I was a scientist, but I can only think like a linguist (and ex journalist/ad copywriter, I have to believe in the power and magic of words!).
I feel that domesticated animals are just like children in their ability to pick up language; it’s necessary to their survival with us. Words are just spells that we humans use to cast our intentions into the atmosphere. Or to put it more prosaically, like radio waves; intentions verbalised and transmitted.
Best not to waste words, but do believe they count. I’m just off to bid my boys goodnight (and remind them that I hope to see a tidy box in the morning).
It’s always great to hear from you. I love how you phrased this: “words are just spells that we humans use to cast our intentions into the atmosphere.” Makes it all sound like magic.