Written by Jacqueline Davieau ©
E2E Weekly Blogger - Every Sunday
Sometimes we receive guidance and wisdom from the most unlikely circumstances. Spirits always know how to get their messages across in a way that we are most likely to understand them. We always have help; true guidance that will never lead us the wrong way. All we must do is trust our higher selves because we are always connected to divinity. For many, this is a part of themselves that has been tucked away deep in their subconscious minds; knowing it is there but never acknowledging the guidance it offers. Our connection to a higher power is our birthright. However, society has programmed us to turn away from it, leaving many of us afraid to share any spiritual experiences we may have had.
"Many of my spiritual experiences are more intense and complex than I share".
My experience was one that I needed tonight. For the longest time, I have felt I am on the brink of becoming the full person I was meant to be, mind, body and spirit. However, for some reason I feel I am still unable to make that final leap of faith. To trust the gifts that God has given me completely, I am still questioning myself. Part of me is still very much afraid to share myself 100% with people. Many of my spiritual experiences are more intense and complex than I share. All I want to do is share my truth with the world, with no restrictions or fear. Deep down inside I know that I am blocking myself from becoming who I was meant to be.
As I comfortably drifted off into a deep state of meditation, I was somewhere new and magical. I was standing on the top of a huge canyon with a deep ravine. The sun was shining so bright that everything around me was glowing in shades of gold and yellow. The cool breeze in the air felt refreshing under the heat of the sun. Everything was gold, the rocks, grass and even the dirt. Usually I would be afraid of heights but here I was not. I walked along the edge of the canyon, so close to the edge that I could make out minor details from the ground below me. A funny thought came to mind, “Why does this scare me in reality?”
I continued to walk around a curve in the canyon and I was taken by surprise to see a huge lion sitting on the edge looking downward. He had a grin on his face as he looked up and nudged his head for me to come towards him. Once again, I had no fear of this beautiful animal in front of me and the thought came to mind again, “Why would I ever fear him in reality?”
My Lion In The Sky
As I approached him, he picked up his paw and patted the ground, directing me to sit down next to him. Immediately, I did as he asked and felt an overwhelming sense of peace and calmness. It was as if I had known him my entire life. I felt safe and comfortable sitting on the edge of a canyon looking down into a ravine with a lion. His fur looked like strands of pure gold underneath the sunlight and with every move he made, he glimmered like a thousand stars. He turned to make direct eye contact with me and his eyes looked like diamonds. He was majestic and powerful, yet peaceful and soulful.
With out speaking words out loud he had the ability to talk to me, heart to heart and soul to soul. Where we were, words never need to be spoken to communicate. We were communicating with the purest emotions.
“From my perspective, would you like to know what fear looks like?”
“Yes!”. I was full of curiosity, what was he going to show me?
“Fear is an invisible intelligence that never discriminates.”
I took a few minutes to let the words sink in. I wasn’t sure about the point he was trying to make. Everyone has fears in their lives. We all worry about our children, our jobs, our bills, the list is endless.
“Yes Sir, we all have fears.”
“It is completely unnecessary and foolish to live a life based on fears. Fear is the root of all negative emotions. Fear is the root of all evil. Fear is at the root of all hate, war and devastation that happens in your world.”
He was stern, yet concerned. The words he was speaking made sense to me at the time. Past moments of fear began to scan through my mind. Moments that I had stressed myself out for no good reason at all, other than fear that something bad may happen. I could physically feel how badly the emotions of fear felt to my body. It was an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, my hands began to tremble, and my temples started pounding against my skull.
“I don’t like this at all!”
“Look, I want you to see what I see in fear. They will be coming any minute now.”
We both had our eyes fixated down into the ravine when a herd of humans began to walk around the corner. I use the word herd, because that is what they looked like from our view. They all had their heads facing down and they were dragging their feet in the dirt. They were also surrounded by black and grey clouds. All they had to do was look up to see the beauty of the sun and the landscape, but they chose to shuffle their feet and look at the dirt instead. They reminded me of mindless zombies. They didn’t look alive from our point of view at all. They were all shells of people that looked so depressed and sad.
“Why are they doing that? Why can’t you help them?”
“We try to help all of you, all of the time. Sadly, too many of you are afraid to accept help from us.”
“Why would anyone be afraid of you!”
I raised my voice as I was speaking to this beautiful animal. His presence alone was so calming and soothing that I could never imagine anyone possibly being afraid of him. At that moment, I felt ashamed of myself for raising my voice at him, and also for being a human that has lived a life based on fear. I turned to him and he put his paw around me pulling me towards him for a comforting hug.
“We need your help to teach people that the only way to truly live a meaningful life is to live a life without fear.”
“How will I ever be able to do that?" I so badly wanted to make the lion proud of me and I was willing to do whatever he asked. Part of me knew that I must look like one of those mindless people walking below us.
“All you have to do is live by example. People will see you living your life free from fear and they will want the same freedom that you have obtained. It will have a ripple effect. For every person you help, they will help someone else in return.”
He made it sound so simple. All I have to do is live my life as fearlessly as possible and share my absolute truths without any fear of the consequences. Can it really be that simple? Are we all overthinking every moment of our lives? When we worry, are we just making up problems that have not even occurred yet?
“Now, let me show you what a person looks like from my perspective that lives a life free from fear.”
The herd of dark and gloomy humans slowly passed and behind them was a bright, white light. The light from below in the ravine was brighter than the sun above us, yet I was able to look directly at it. As it came closer, I could make out a small woman. She was dressed humbly and had long black hair. She looked like she was from India. Her soul was shining brighter than anything I had ever seen before. Her light alone was enough to brighten up the entire canyon.
“Do you see now why it is so important to live without fear? Your light will be bright enough for even the Heavens to see, so what do you think it will be able to do for humanity? Be fearless in all that you do from now on. Never let fear hold you back from what you are meant to become.”
My eyes had not left the sight below me the entire time the lion was speaking to me. Suddenly, his soft fur and strong body changed to a new figure. I slowly turned my head to see whose arm was around me and it was my son.
“Don’t be afraid anymore, mom. You have very important work to do and we are all here for you.”
This is where my vision ended and I opened my eyes. Tears rolled down my face. I was filled with joy. My son always knows how to reach me about the biggest lessons in life, in a way that I can understand and share with others. How many opportunities have we given up on due to fear? How many dreams have we not pursued because of fear? We are only here for a short time and tomorrow is never promised; so, let's live our lives as fearlessly as possible. There were many things that I wanted to share with people, but I was afraid of what their reaction might be. So many goals that I put on the back burner because I was afraid of failure. We must live our lives as fearlessly as possible, with no regrets. I will no longer be afraid, and I thank you once again Mario, my lion in the sky.