Here's a first attempt at describing the shift in consciousness in terms of circles rather than levels. Thanks Monica!
Yesterday I got another email with some very differently arranged circles to help understand the shift. I want to wait until I have permission to post it here along with the email and then we'll all get to see what another reader has come up with.
Meanwhile, here are two pictures from two days ago that I thought had gotten lost. First, the progress of the oak leaves.
Next, the status of Patrik's shedding. This spot on the shoulder is always the first spot to fully shed.
And here is the picture of our turning point two days ago, when Patrik and I had our face-off.
And this was today....
Before the rain started, four of the seven sheep got shorn...
and two of the three goats got partial haircuts. Tuesday we'll try to finish them.
The rain today was quite cold and turned to sleet for a little while later in the evening. When I got to the pasture Patrik was hoping I'd come to give them hay under the shelter.
When he saw that I hadn't brought anything he made his way to the shelter anyway and then neighed for the girls to come.Sundance heard him and nickered back but chose to stay out on the grass...
so rather than be alone under the shelter, Patrik came out and went back to grazing.
Poor Joseph, half naked in the cold. At least they have a warm barn.
And finally it was time to give the horses their hay under the shelter. When the horses get cold and are in close quarters under the shelter they always seem to have shorter tempers than when it's warm out. I arranged to meet JD so I could work with him getting the horses in. They were already in by the time I got there but I watched as he gave Sundance her grain without Patrik getting it. I find it fascinating to come up with different solutions to whatever presents itself in the moment. Here you can see JD holding the whip and watching Sofi as he gets her hay. There is a lot to pay attention to in this moment. Once the person knows how to read the horses it's quite safe. We've been working on JD learning just how much energy is needed to move the horses without overdoing it.