Sixth Sense, Sensitivity, Vibes, and Horses

Familiar topics sometimes reaching the surface for open discussion are unspoken elements of human interaction, body language, eye contact, posturing, signals that one person; or both are not listening; staring into the distance.

The opposite scale would be a genuinely relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where individuals; even with opposing views form a friendly and open discussion.

Early life; very young children do not tend to ‘engineer’ their body language of posture by design or forethought. It is a natural behaviour or reaction. Not premeditated or planned; just natural behaviour.

Adults tend to learn how to behave. Posture, interest, pretending to show enthusiasm. Such acting may look natural, but looking at the eyes reveals more than the individual would wish.

Projecting vibes. Unseen, but received or projected, are typically an automatic response, subliminal. Challenging to consider or engineer ‘a display of vibes’.

Genuine fear is another aspect of visible posturing. Almost projecting a negative formulation.‎ Thus our primordial behaviour comes into play. Whether vibes projected during a fearful experience; also ‘warning’ the initiator of alertness, endeavoring to combat a dangerous situation. Could even be in an office or public group of individuals.

Some creatures are aware of human emotions, including dogs, but one specific species, horses, have an ability to ‘recognize’ many emotions that are given off/projected by humans. To say the least, it would be interesting if they could talk with humans. For many ‘horse whisperers,’ this borders on reality as they can communicate at a similar level.

Previous essays do describe my experiences with horses. I have not ridden for many years, but similar to a bicycle, I know I could mount a horse and enjoy a ride, for example, the countryside.

Walking through stables where there are a number of horses, there is a tangible reaction by each one as a person walks past them. An owner’s horse will tend to be placid, and welcoming, recognizing familiar vibes projected by an owner.

A horse will tend to mirror the placidity projected by an owner or indeed rider. The owner may not even have said anything, so vibes have their own manner of connection.‎ A horse will recognize any anxiety projected by a rider.

I used to ride my daughter’s gorgeous horse in a forest not far from Brussels. This is a horse that goes on picnics and has even attended a meeting of stable owners. Her horse is amazing when it comes to receiving and giving indicators of her state of mind.
She is the only horse I have hugged and kissed on the nose!!!

Perhaps we can learn from the behaviour of these rather special, sensitive animals.

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Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

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  1. I doubt it was by accident that Gulliver visited the horse island as part of his travels (or that Jonathan Swift got in trouble primarily because of that part of the book.) Considering the size of these animals, it is amazing that they suffer our presence at all. They must have an equanimity of angles. Or perhaps of equi.

    • Dear Charlotte,

      You never cease to amaze me with your delightfully imaginative view of Nature’s large animals. Or ‘Houhnhnams as Johnathan Swift describes them in Gulliver’s Travels. A fictional race of intelligent horses. I believe horses have a special and intelligence. In many ways more advanced than the average human. They detect vibes. Not all people can detect actual vibes,; especially without body language. I just love gorses! Thank you so much, Charlotte.

  2. This was the perfect combination of so many things I appreciate – horses, YOU (Simon), and understanding how our mind, bodies and emotions all work in concert to communicate who we are and what’s going on with us. As you know, friend, having grown up riding horses (or rather horse – I was completely loyal to my horse Moonlight), I share your daughter’s love for them. I think they are natural empaths. Beautiful piece as always, Simon – evoking lovely memories!

    • Dear Kimberly,

      We are most certainly on the same wavelength, Kimberly. You are so fortunate to have grown up with horses. I do believe there is a lot we humans can learn from horses. In a similar way to Indian elephants (strong and gentle) – my old prep school motto was ‘Be strong Gently’, with an Indian elephant featured as part of the motto. Horse can be both gentle and strong. They certainly are natural empaths. There is something very special being in the presence of a horse; especially one that is essentially a friend. My daughter’s horse, Mira is as such. A horse can sense the mood of a human approaching. They are truly amazing. Not beyond the imagination to walk away with a new level of sensuality. Thank you so much, my friend.