Photo found on flikr - what a majestic animal!
"By observing the graceful pounce of Mountain Lion, you will learn how to balance power, intention, physical strength, and grace. This relates in human terms, to the balance of body, mind, and spirit. The giant feline never wastes anything." (Medicine Cards, p105)
To be a good leader we have to grow. We need to expect more from ourselves and from others. We take responsibility for where we are and where we decide to go. Once we take ownership of our lives, we learn that "responsibility is no more than the ability to respond to any situation. Panic is not a part of this sacred medicine." (Medicine Cards, p106)
We have made it to week 21 of our inner journey as 2019 moves right along. I´ve skipped ahead a few weeks considering the last blog I wrote was about Raven´s magic that joined us for week 12 of our journey.
Being on time, sticking to a schedule, has never been my forte. I’m picking up where we are， having skipped over weeks 13-20. I plan to get back to them when I get back to the States but for now, we will skip ahead and revel in the medicine of Mountain Lion.
¨Become Mountain Lion by refusing to hide in the cave of your own shyness or uncertainty. Roar with conviction, roar with power, and remember to roar with laughter to balance the medicine of leadership.¨(Medicine Cards, p106)
We are in the realization stage of our journey and there is so much to learn to move away from ignorance and circumstance and towared the life of our dreams. In taking steps to become more aware and to better ourselves, we find that we may become role models for others. An example, perhaps, of another way to live.
We become leaders in our own lives, guided by our inner wisdom.
We learn from this great cat to only take what is needed. We do not waste our time or our money on ideas and things that do not add value to the world. Mountain Lion medicine/leadership does not come to me naturally. I am learning to recognize the power within me, I am beginning to have the confidence that many assume I already possess.
I am taking bold steps toward the life of my dreams. These steps are not necessarily of my choosing. They are not always on my timeline or according to my personal plan but they feel right, the direction aligns with the life of my dreams. It is very exciting for the most part. It is not as scary as I thought it would be. Not now. Not yet. I am trusting the universe to allow the life of my dreams to unfold as long as I am taking steps each day to do what needs to be done in my life and to make the world a better place for others.
Life is a grand adventure, the world is a playground. I am reminded of this every time I travel and at present I am in Thailand for the first time in my 47 years on planet Earth. I find the landscape, the culture, the people, the ecclectic mix of East and West/North and South, Bangkok, the beach, and the laid back vibe that permeates this country, enchanting.
I am living the life of my dreams. I am sharing this trip with my niece who just graduated from college, showing her that the world is hers - wide open. She has put in her time, earned her degree - with honors nonetheless. I am sharing my passion for travel and perhaps she will get bitten by a travel bug of her own. The life of our dreams is right here and right now. I've stopped dragging that dead horse around (see blog for week 9, Bat "rebirth") and Mountain Lion is helping me to live fully and realize the impact I can have not only in my life but also in the life of others.
Amen. Aum. Ksham. Ham. Yam. Ram. Vam. Lam.