I have said in the past that the most courageous act I did some days was to get out of bed, face the day, field the questions, pay the bills or work with the collectors as the case may be, make decisons, feed the kids, and most of all communicate with others - to hear and to be heard. I have found in my life that communication is the key and it takes courage and strength to be honest and in integrity in my communication with all the relationships in my life.
That is what Lion is about because Lion roars and is not afraid to speak his piece, not afraid to be heard and seen. He is totally in integrity with who he is, or she is, as it is the female lion who hunts, catches the prey, and feeds the children. They each do their role, play their part, and are in integrity with the truth of their being-ness. There is no second-guessing, or apologizing for what they did or didn't do, or trying to be what they think the other person wants them to be. They are who they are - take it or leave it.
It takes courage and strength just to be who you are - the authentic you - every day. We spend so much time trying to be something we are not - whether it is holier, prettier, thinner, smarter, better. If we just were ourselves, accepted ourselves, just as we are right now, we would be happier. Not a victim to society's game of what the perfect person looks like, acts like or speaks like. What is a "perfect person" anyway? Who set up that game, and why?
It comes down to acceptance and appreciation - of who we are, of who others are, of where we are at, of what we are doing, and of why we are doing it. We are here right now for a reason. God put us here for a reason until He/She/It puts us someplace else. Be of service where we are and let Spirit move us to the next place we need to be. A Lion doesn't strive to be a Lion, he moves if he is challenged until then he does the service he is given. Some would say 'yes but we have intellect, we can think, we can make goals, we can dream...and Lions can't'. They don't have to, they just have to be who they are.
All I know is that all that has come to me has come through being of service right here right now where I am at in this moment. I just keep looking for the next place to be of service, the next thing that needs to be done. I offer the day to God then I become the hands and feet of God. Of course I get into my head and screw up, I am human, I have an ego, I forget that it's not my will but God's Will that is important. Then I stop or am stopped by what the Universe throws back at me, the mirror is presented and I have to look in it or at my life and then I go 'what the heck, what have I created now?' I get a chance to see where I got off base, and that's what makes us different from the animals. We have the choice to remember or forget God and remember or forget that it is all Divine Will. The animals just live Divine Will, they have no choice.
So this month step into the Courage and the Strength of who you are, who you authentically are. Remember that all experiences are from God, surrender to the Divine Will, do everything as a service, and love yourself just as you are right now. Become the Lion, it takes courage and strength to BE who you are right now and LOVE who you are right now. It takes courage and strength to be present in every moment and say the words that need to be said, share from our heart, ask forgiveness, act not react, love not hate, and do good to those who persecute you.
Remember Love All, Serve All. Honor your teacher. Be Happy.
Have a great month of September!
GreyWolfHowling and Creacon Lodge Wellness Centre in New Ross, Ireland signing off!!!
Blessings, Joy, Peace and Love :)