"One of the reasons I paint horse's eyes is to direct the viewer to understand what the horse is feeling. The inner world of horses shines from their eyes. Both their joys and their sorrows are revealed, for horses cannot laugh, and horses cannot weep. Their hearts and souls peer from depths of twin pools that reflect the world."
My first memory is of my twin's eye.I r emember looking into it as we lay side by side in the hayloft, a blue iris etched in black, and then -- in an instant -- I was looking out from it, as if inside her.
From early on, I understood the phrase "the eye is the gateway to the soul," because it was often after looking into another's eye that I gained access to their body.
I met a horse named 'The Jones Boy' thru his eye, from the inside out. He had been our famous U.S. representative for years in the international show jumping scene. When I was a child, I eagerly anticipated my monthly copy of "The Pennsylvania Horse" (the original "Practical Horseman" magazine), which chronicled Jonesy's therapy regimen. With a compromised immune system from so much travel, an obscure virus got him, leaving him with scores of abscesses, erupting from beneath the skin. Expensive pig placentas had been used in an extensive and creative therapeutic program. Many years later, as an adult, I was asked by the Hunterdon Barn to help the retired Jonesy.
Approaching Jonesy's stall, our eyes met as I glanced his way. I told him telepathically why I was there and asked him if he wanted to heal.
"Sure, but it won't be pretty!" His response was immediate and powerful. By now I was in. It's an easy, clean, fast route in, thru the eye. I could hear and feel his response to my question, almost as I was asking it. That is how fast the eye can get me in. I felt his shen (in Traditional Chinese Medicine this is spirit, a necessary attribute for healing to occur), his earnestness in which he answered my question. He was decisive, clear, and concise in his answer. I knew this horse could accomplish whatever he set his mind to.
As I toured his body, I could feel his "bumps", his lesions, from the inside out. I could feel some more active than others, I could feel the ones that were hot, and needed to erupt soon. His liver felt pooped. His insides seemed to hold too much heat, and slightly acidic. His heart and his spirit were loud and resounding. Traveling in thru the eye yields an "inside view"!
Sure enough, the next day the Hunterdon stable manager called and reported that Jonesy was "breaking out" with pus through his lesions. The important discharge process had begun. The healthy organism goes through its day charging and discharging, charging and discharging. Most of us have too much charge, which has been bound into the tissue. When given a chance, it will seek discharge. This is the nature of healing.
A horse can discharge OUT through her eye socket(s)! Recently, I was working with a mare, helping her find comfort in a body coping with a paralyzed radial nerve and a history that included a fractured skull. The nature of energy, when properly engaged, tends to want to liberate itself! As she was releasing and discharging old stored tension, she streamed energy out her eyes, particularly her left eye. I knew this pattern, this liver/gall bladder release pattern. I, myself, have "seen red" when the energy courses thru the liver/gall bladder meridians. Anger, and other representatives of liver/gall bladder energy is an emotion that seeks discharge, often thru the eyes. Tears are another form of discharge allowed through the eyes.
Take a moment right now to close your eyes. Find the back of your eye sockets and breathe through this area. By doing this you help your brain "find" this area. Now allow this area between the eyes to widen, so the eyes soften in their sockets, allowing the eyes to drift further apart from one another. Practice this, so you can help the body make use of this important discharge channel.
For more than 30 years, Kim Pickett has been a horse whisperer and healer. Her journey has taken her worldwide, helping all kinds of animals, from world-class competitive horses, to donkeys in the rain forest. A medical intuitive who has developed her own unique healing method, Kim specializes in optimizing performance of the body/mind and in chronic disorders that can't find relief through standard allopathic protocols. Kim is available for workshops and private consultations with all animals, including humans! Call or write for brochure. Kim Pickett (610) 363-1452 or Kpic888@aol.com