In honor of the Chinese Year of the Horse that began January 31, 2014, I’m dedicating the 2014 Mandala of the Year to the Horse. Each month we’ll explore a trait or symbol of the horse to explore how we can incorporate it into our lives.
In Section 11 we embrace the horse energy of adaptability.
Horses relate to the environment in a very special way. Their body has been shaped by the process of natural selection for eons. Horses are custom made by nature to function successfully on the grassy plains. The mind of the horse is a product of adaptation too. Their perception and awareness is tuned to survival. A remarkable consequence of this adaptation is the horse’s unique relationship to people. – from “The Horse’s Adaptable Mind” post on “It’s a Lifestyle” blog
How adaptable are we? By the look of things, at least for me, we seem to want things to be “normal”, “comfortable”, and “the way we always do things.” We tend to freak out when things change. We resist it, sometimes at such great force, that we actually create more anxiety and stress than had we just been more adaptable to the situation.
This month’s section reminds us to pay attention to how adaptable we are. Are we allowing things to flow or are we resisting? Pay particular attention to anything we may be resisting. Why are we resisting? What needs to change in order for us to allow ourselves to move forward? Do we have an adaptable nature or a resistant nature?
Horses have an adaptable nature that lets them fit in wherever they go.
Ponder this while coloring this month’s section of the 2014 Mandala of the Year.
Maureen, The Mandala Lady
Be sure to download/color the November 2014 Mandala of the Month.