M came out to work with Chancey today, and he had an amazing session with her.
He helped to prepare Chancey for moving out of her body and out of this life. Willow has been very protective of Chancey the past few days and will get grumpy or aggressive-looking when we work on Chancey, but within a few minutes of M working on Chancey, Willow had totally relaxed and was munching away while M worked on Chancey. Chancey very quickly entered a relaxed, sleepy, almost trance-like state (not uncommon for the horses when there is energy work being done on them). She stood perfectly, unwaveringly still for half an hour while she and M conversed.
At the end, M explained it as a journey that he was able to start her on. He was able to walk with her through all of her life and experiences up to this point and take all of the dark, heavy energy away and fill it with light. At the end of the walk they reached a bright place with a white tree and lush white grass all around. He described a bright door-like area near the tree. Chancey was eating grass there, and was happy and pain-free. He said that the doorway would be the next step, where she leaves her body. For the next two days she gets to sit in this wonderful, beautiful, peaceful place and wait. He said that her passing should be gentle and easy because her soul is already parting from her body, and all we will need to do is help her to take that last step. He said that the way she experiences pain for the next couple days will be very separate from her body (there is pain in her physical body, but she is separating from that), and that she may appear kind of out of it, or sleepy, while she is in this limbo state. Now she gets to explain it all to Willow, and prepare, so that the relationship that they have now can come to a close as Chancey moves on. He said that she is okay, that she is ready, and that we have made the right decision.
M is going to be there Friday too, to make that last step very gentle and easy for Chance, and to help Willow after Chancey is gone. I think that he is coming just as much for my sake too, but I’m not going to argue. There is a reason he is one of my best friends and I am very very grateful that he can (and is willing) to be there.
I have Chancey on a lot of bute, and I’ve finally managed to get her comfortable. So now she just gets to enjoy being calm and happy and at peace, and she gets to love on Willow until its time to take that last step. Thank you to everyone for all your support. It means the world to Liz and I both. Now forgive me as I go cry and curl up in a hole.