Feed the humans
by Stormy May
Through the path of sharing love with particular horses and cultivating an openness to the mystery of every horse I’ve met, I have been transported back to a deeper love; my love for humans and a wish to care for them. I realize now that I was able to love horses so deeply because they were safer, more understandable to me than humans. They generally stayed where I put them and if I moved, they would move with me; at least that’s how it went in my life. If things weren’t working out, I could always try again the next day. Humans had this habit of getting offended or angry and leaving in the most perplexing and uncontrollable ways.
I have spent many years watching and listening to and being in relation with horses and humans. From the lessons I’ve learned in relationships I have navigated this path that springs from within, one that feels right in each moment I become present and remember the direction to face. Now that I have turned more of my daily energies away from competition, fighting, control and domination of both horses and humans I have found space and a desire, a calling to focus on something radically different yet still part of the same tree.
I see that to free the horse we must free ourselves. To free ourselves we must have a certain feeling that we are cared for on a physical level and that our family is cared for. Food, clothing and shelter are basic necessities to ensure we have a chance at flourishing in our bodies. We need to feel that our physical vehicles are taken care of before we are able to take on the inner struggle of ending the violence and separation within.
The step of our human path that shines bright before me is to lend my gifts to end the human fear of hunger. There is something so basic about feeding each other that I often sit in wonder that we haven’t already figured out how to do that. We can go to Mars, clone animals and build luxury hotels yet we haven’t figured out how to feed our human family.
It’s not understandable and yet completely understandable from a different perspective. Of course we can’t feed our entire human family yet, we still see others as separate from us. We see winners and losers and right and wrong and good and bad.
Thankfully thousands of people have already seen their own positions of fortunateness and are working to feed humans beyond their immediate family. My tiny voice, one of over 7 billion has joined the chorus. I pledge to use my gifts to uplift the consciousness of humanity. In this uplifting, animals will be released from the roles they have so graciously taken on for generations and we will be able to love every person in our human family as tenderly as when we were babies emerging knowing how to love our mother.
I’ve been doing my homework looking at current models of ways people are working to feed the world population. It appears that we do currently produce enough food to feed everyone in the world. Let’s make that happen.
We have the capacity today to end not only the physical hungers but also to end the hungers that drive us to dominate others. This is a new world we are living in; the fruits of generations of human creativity have led to this moment where we can all become present and see the beauty of the intricate dance around us. When we are ready to see what lies beyond competition and control, we will naturally be drawn to what each of us feels called to do to thrive together on this little planet we’ve been given.
What can I start with a small team of friends? Maybe we will open a “Free Meals” restaurant in our town or outfit a catering trailer we pull around the country, feeding people and gathering support to feed many more. There are countless actions we’ll try as we’re exploring this branch. We will do our best as servants of the creation, as hands that serve the larger human organism striving to live in balance with other life on this planet by following the path of love.
I am currently working with others on the OurHorses team to complete paperwork to become an official non-profit 501(c)(3) organization so we can move ahead with the steps we’re inspired to take to feed the humans and free the horses.
I’d like this job to be done soon. If we can find the freedom today to see what is, and prioritize our lives we can use the gifts and talents and affluence we already have to end world hunger this generation. By fostering the consciousness that we can serve free meals in every human gathering place around the world, we will ensure that all humans are fed every day on many levels. By ending the perception of separation within, other human distortions such as slavery and war will no longer have bodies to live in and we will all be free.
I need a lot of help to make this happen. I still hear all those voices telling me this is an impossible task; my writing isn’t good enough, I’m not going to follow through, nobody will believe that we can figure out how to make this happen. Fortunately, I know those voices are a sign I’m on the right path.
If you are reading this article you are already part of this team. I’ll write more about specific ways you can help if this path feels good to you in the days to come. Do you want to help more today? Send a prayer for us, forward this article to a friend or share it on a social network and please use the comments section to tell us about ways you have seen that people are already working successfully to end world hunger. Feel free to share links to videos and websites that give us clues to inspire us along this exploration and make it seem possible. It’s even ok if you want to write and tell me how this isn’t going to work. Any energy spent thinking about this mission ahead of us will help.
May our energy around this topic feed the path of peace.