Wednesday, January 22, 2014


The Dream of the Black and White Horses
"The Horses are Strength.  The Green Symbolizes Your Hope Waiting There," Louise Watson, R.N.


I love horses!

I have always loved horses!

I will always love horses!

When I was about seven years old, at night, I imagined a large white horse with long mane and tail flying, galloping along a golden sand strip near a large body of water.  The image brought me inner peace and harmony.  I was already seeking ways to tame and relax my overdrive brain, body, and imagination.  I used the horse to guide me into the restful world of sleep and restful space.

Yes, I was a night owl!  What a trial to get up in the morning and (gasp) go to school! 

Through the journey of years, I learned to draw and paint the horse.

And now it is the Chinese Year of the Horse!

*This Year the *Wood Horse is Brave, Adventurous, Intelligent, and Sociable

Looking at the Moon: Intuition

*The Wood Horse appears this year.   Wood is one of the Chinese Five Elements:  Wood, Water, Earth, Fire, and Metal are the elements.  Each element has unique characteristics.  Many people world wide practice Five Element Qigong exercise to balance and strengthen the body-mind-spirit.  Qigong means "energy work or energy exercise."  A doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine may prescribe specific Tai Chi/Qigong regimens to help the patient recover and maintain healing, strength, and balance.  Tai Chi and Qigong are integrative exercises, combining Medication and Meditation in Motion.  Joy through movement becomes part of your life!  You meet friends and share through group practice and enjoy quiet solitude of daily practice.  Your life changes!

"Run in the sand along the ocean," Deepak Chopra

Related Posts:
The Dream of the Black and White Horses (June 2013)

Reigning Cats and Dogs (and Horses) (Sept 2012)
The Painted Word (July 2012)
Running with Horses (March 2012)


* The Year of the Horse, Barnes and Noble Books, originally published in London by Pavilion Books Limited.  Written by Nigel Suckling and beautifully illustrated by Wayne Anderson.

Paul Lam, M.D. Tai Chi for Health World Wide, free lesson You Tube, author, medical research

Dr. Yang-Jwing Ming, Yang Style Expert, Taiji and Qigong exercise, author

Deepak Chopra, M.D., author, guidelines for meditation online, workshops

** Bridge to China:  Celebrate the Year of the Horse on Sunday Jan 26, 2-4 PM, St. Joseph High School, St. Joseph, Michigan USA.  All Are Welcome.  Classes:  Learn Chinese for all ages!

Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

** Celebrate Year of the Horse, photo with permission from Bridge to China

The Dream of the Black and White Horses
Looking at the Moon
Free As the Wind
Crazy Horse, a "cave painting" fun with paint