The news today has been buzzing about the sad story of Cecil The Lion’s cruel, heartless and most pointless death.
Such a tragedy in my personal opinion. An innocent, beautiful animal brought down by a belief system that clearly doesn’t align with mine.
Emotions are raging, anger at “the dentist” who did it, sadness for Cecil, heartache-that’s what I felt anyway.
But spiritually what I noticed throughout the day were LIONS popping up everywhere! Videos, photos, stories, pleas for donations to help the lions. My awareness so heightened about LIONs.
It’s easy to get caught up in the drama of it all, instead I thought why not acknowledge the overwhelming awareness of LIONS today. (Mostly because I could not make sense of the story any other way.)
If you haven’t noticed, I have a fondness, a special place in my heart for LIONS. Maybe that’s why I felt compelled to write this tonight.
A very special LION has appeared on several occasions in meditations for me and LIONS have always stood out in movies (The Lion King, Narnia, MGM Studios, The Wizard of Oz…) and clearly you see there is a VERY special LION guiding my business.
So what can you learn from LIONS? How can this regal creature guide you in your dream life?
Definitely what a LION is most commonly recognized for…COURAGE. Having the heart of a LION is to be devoted to a lifestyle of mental, physical, and emotional courage. An excellent quality if you call yourself a dreamer.
LIONs represent PERSONAL POWER. As such, lions point to qualities of strength and assertiveness. Next time you’re faced with a situation calling for personal power, imagine yourself showing up as a LION and bring assertive presence to the situation. Your energy will shift things in your direction.
The LION shares the world of both night and day, offering you the symbolic message of balance and sound judgment. In other words, the LION reminds you to not overdo in certain areas of your life. Rather, keep an even mind and an overall BALANCE in your life activities. Everything exists in delicate balance-and that includes you.
Look into the gazing eyes of any LION and you will see WISDOM. This wisdom is not something the LION seeks outside of himself, it’s a calm knowing within. As Mufasa so profoundly told his LION cub son Simba in The LION King, “Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than what you have become. Remember who you are.” I’ll say the same to you. Your wisdom is within you, next time you feel self-doubt creep in – remember who you are.
There is something to be said about having FEROCITY to pursue your dreams. Our feline friend the LION takes front and center for ferocity but we can boldly follow in his footsteps. We can take our dream by storm, be relentless and savage about stepping out of our comfort zone to get what we want.
And finally it goes without saying that LIONs stand for DIGNITY and JUSTICE. Two qualities I hope to see more of in the world so I don’t have to read about stories like Cecil’s. I want to live in a world where LOVE and RESPECT prevail.
So with that said, if you feel the way I feel about this LION, his life, his story and the ending to his time here with us, I ask that you join me in FORGIVENESS vs anger, UNDERSTANDING vs. condemnation for “the dentist”.
It’s easy to join in and feel angry, disgusted, enraged even…but that lowers YOUR vibration, it messes with your energetic flow in the vortex, it takes you out of alignment and that won’t bring your big dream to life.
Instead, treasure the LION-his symbolic message lives on.
If we can all send forgiveness, maybe it will put a stop to stories like this one. I cannot imagine “the dentist” is feeling anything proud, hopefully this will help him have an awakening of his own.
I’d much rather remember Cecil for the beauty he contributed to our world vs. the ending of his existence. He lives on, in our hearts and in the lives of those who knew him up close.
Here’s to you Cecil. xoxo
As they say…“A LION paces in every human heart. What quickens yours? What makes your lion roar?” Let today be the day you say YES to your dreams!