You can lead a horse to water….


You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink
You can give a man your whole heart and soul, but you cannot make him think

You Could Have Been With Me Lyrics
Artist: Sheena Easton

While I was on the back of the bike last night, I saw three horses on the bank of a small lake. As We drove by I noticed them leaving the bank of the water. And instantly the lyrics above started to play in my head, over and over and over again.

I started to think how this really was something we experience quite frequently. In all parts of our life we encounter moments that can be quite frustrating. Like leading a horse to water, you get there, now what? We can’t force them to drink.

Just like we can’t force others to hear our messages. We also can’t force people to see the messages we deliver to them either. This becomes very hard for us, especially when we can see it so clearly for them.

I think as a healer/clairvoyant this is one of our biggest challenges as well as a frustration we all face. It’s seeing the potential in others and realizing that what seems so clear to us is not for us to process, we cannot hold ownership in someone else’s growth. We cannot force others to see or understand what it is we are presenting to them. Learning to understanding what is and isn’t ours to process, is definitely our lesson. Our job is to deliver the message as best and clear as we can. It is their job to receive it, to hear it, and process it, not ours.

We can not control another’s growth. Their journey is just that, theirs. This sounds so sensible, but then why is it so hard for us, when it seems so obvious?

I am reminded that it is because it is part of our own personal growth as healers. I think that the purpose of me seeing those horses, and hearing that song was to share it and remind us all.
Learning this is probably one of the hardest lessons for someone who truly wants to help.

You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. You can give a man your whole heart and soul, but you cannot make him think.

Have a wonderful night.


2 thoughts on “You can lead a horse to water….

  1. Wow! It’s like you just picked that right out of my heart and my head. This couldn’t have been more timely. I really appreciate the perspective on what I was having a hard time clearly seeing.

  2. Thanks for the post. It reminded me of my counselor training when I was taught not to give my client’s the answers they were looking for, but to help them find them for themselves – it’s the only way they’ll actually accept them. That’s why I got into chakra healing, to help people open to their own inner knowing and divine connection, and find their balance. It’s frustrating sometimes; glad I’m not the only one who thinks so!
    Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

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