Finding Unicorns

firld bookIn his book “A Field Guide to Identifying Unicorns by Sound“, writer and renowned unicorn researcher, Craig Conley describes places to search for these mythic creatures and ways to do so. This is a practical handbook that draws liberally from literature and other written sources to illustrate its points.

“If you listen to the unicorn and hear a unicorn, you’ve not really heard the unicorn. But, if you listen to a unicorn and hear a miracle, then you have heard the unicorn.”

–Zen parable

Yesterday I set out to collect an experience of listening for unicorns accompanied by a willing, limber horsewoman and opti-mystic (one who believes in miracles). Our path took to a limb and leaf strewn, moss frosted hill down to a lively flow of water that has painstakingly and persistently carved the layers upon layers of hardened Kentucky limestone into hundreds, even thousands, of the most beautifully sculpted fairy landscaping vignettes the eye and mind can ever hope to behold.

The photos above show a place located between the pasture I see every day when I look out the window over my kitchen sink and the rise just beyond. It may have been there since the day I moved here six years ago. Is it odd I just discovered it? Not really, I just started looking.

Unicorns live in places usually described as being so impossible to conceive of let alone view from one’s usual vantage they become not just invisible, but non-existent. In the field of equine advocacy right now there is a dichotomy of thought so rife with conflict, so infused with righteous and conflictual fervor it is hard to imagine any common ground.

That it does exist is without question to the Opti-Mystic. It is beautiful, stable and teaming with unicorns. Right now both sides claim that no such place does nor even can exist and for them in this moment this is quite true. But some of us are quite aware that just because they can’t see, feel, taste, hear or otherwise perceive this place conventionally right now doesn’t mean it isn’t there, and doesn’t likewise mean they are unable to do so ever. All it means is they haven’t ventured out beyond their typical boundaries to have a look or a listen.

Until recently. A brand new global online community built specifically for equine advocates in all their myriad forms has been created to assist in allowing easier dialogue. EquineConnection.org is a place where the two sides might find a purchase to begin building their base for a bridge that might connect there heretofore warring places. Because there all are welcome. Slowly passionate people from all sides of every controversy are identifying themselves and logging on to see what others have to say. With time heretofore invisible solutions will create themselves out of these people’s emerging intention to produce them.

As I search for unicorns I find I am surrounded by leagues of the creatures. Sparkly, ice-white, speckled starry night apaloosaed. Minuscule and humongous. Breezy and cheesy. They nicker and whicker at me using windchimed breezes, and baby step agreements from yin yang parties always encouraging me to live in the land of positive outcome. As though it exists. And dang if it does after all. Without exception.

Click here to purchase your OWN original unicorn pop art painting by the author of this post for as little as $10!
Click the here and you will find a version of the handbook mentioned above as well as links to audio practice mp3s in all-digital form – the book is free the practice audio recordings are just .99¢ each.

Join EquineConnection.org – it’s all free – and promises a Unicorn experience.

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2 Responses to “Finding Unicorns”

  1. ur imsane anyone can tell that video and that pic are fake

  2. Enjoyed this very much. YYYY ~ Have you now imagination? Good grief!

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