Journey with my Lion – what it means to embody Lion energy.(Reflection…)

The night before last, I dreamed I was walking through a large crowd of people who were gathered together for a special out-door event.

As I walked slowly through the crowd, I became aware that there were many stand-alone-people speaking out to the masses surrounding them,… sometimes a small group was gathered around one speaker and sometimes a larger group was drawn in towards a speaker. The people were listening and learning from these truth speakers and I was aware that important information and energy was being revealed and transferred. As I watched them, I felt a deep respect for the courage and fear-less attitude of these truth speakers. They stood out like beacons of light – embodying the awakened energy of the Lion, among fearful, sleeping and confused crowds of people. With every truth speaker, I felt a surge of energy rippling out to others. Everywhere I turned to walk in the larger macro-crowd of people, this micro-script was playing out in smaller groups around me. I had the overall sense that a great shift was taking place.

When it came to me standing in front of my own small group of people, I was overcome with emotion and tears streamed down my face. Part of this was to do with what I had been witnessing (my higher self) and part was feeling the pressure to “measure up” to the other Lions shining example (my human self). My human self felt I was being put on the spot “to be like” the other Lions – and then I realised later, this was my human conditioning, which had a lot to do with expectation and never feeling good enough.

When I awoke from my dream, I was urged to re-read the “most-visited” post on my Rainbowtreewoman blog!
“Journey with my Lion – what it means to embody Lion energy.” I was reminded of my own words about the symbolism of lion energy (feminine AND masculine), which I explore much deeper in the post.

Strength does not appear in the same ways for all people. It’s how we value ourselves and our uniqueness that makes us strong. For many of us, valuing our uniqueness is not something we learned to feel or be comfortable with as children. This is because often we had to give up our true selves in order to “fit in” to what was accepted and expected of us by family members, school and society…

Inner strength grows deeper like the roots of a tree, over a long period of time. The more we trust, follow our heart and find the courage to honour our truth and soul being, the more we come into alignment and harmony with our inner Lion. The inner strength of our Lion will ultimately lead us to make new choices, embrace the unknown and a creative path, which is uniquely our own and no one else’s. The more we are embodying the Lion energy in us, the more we realise how our conscious choices and actions do affect the whole. We realise our own energy (being true to who we are) can send out a ripple effect to influence others, sometimes in profound, mysterious ways.

You can read the full post here: “Journey with my Lion – what it means to embody Lion energy.”

Please feel free to leave a comment at the end of the post, I would love to hear from you, especially if you have your own strong connection with the symbolism of Lion!

Truth and compassion speak louder than cynicism and sarcasm

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I have a distaste for sarcasm, cynicism and dark humor that ridicules and creates disconnection. This does not mean I have no sense of humor, I don’t use my mind “creatively” or I take things too personal.

Some people believe that using sarcasm is a way to cope with circumstances out of our control or bring humor to a situation, in which we may feel helpless or emotionally numb.

The truth is, however, when people communicate on social media or in personal conversation using sarcasm and cynicism, they are feeling insecure and trying to be clever or more superior to others.

Their own insecurity and inability to feel or have their feelings validated by those around them is diverted into showing off their charismatic flair for words and creative “wit”. Sarcasm is not a sign of creative intelligence – it’s a subtle form of bullying.

The energy of truth and compassion speaks louder than sarcasm and cynicism.

The energy of truth and compassion is sincere, simple in nature and has no need for sardonic, sarcastic undertones or complex, fancy, hostile words that are aimed to hurt. (“Sarcasm” can be traced back to the Greek verb sarkazein, which initially meant “to tear flesh like a dog.”)

 

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Truth and compassion help us to connect, not disconnect.

What we send out through social media and in all our communication channels creates a vibration – an energy – it is more powerful (helpful or harmful) than many of us realise.

Before commenting, posting or re-posting on social media let us ask ourselves this simple question;

Does my message and choice of words support connection or disconnection?

Let us not be afraid to call out sarcasm for what it is – a subtle, yet harmful form of abuse, bullying, insecurity, insensitivity and lack of compassion.

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