Meeting ourselves – if we are up to it – can be one of life’s most devastatingly exhilarating encounters. It seems that those with the presence of mind to realize the gift of such a moment and those further buoyed with the courage to stay for the introduction without flight or panic, will remain forever changed.
It was more than a dream some four years ago as I suddenly, and very carefully awoke from my sleep, aware that the most serious Tiger I could imagine was staring at me intently, so close I could feel his breath. Instinctively I knew this was for keeps and that I must hold and maintain my ‘kegel’ of calm engagement and strike the balance somewhere in the no man’s land between fatal fear and foolhardy aggressiveness.
The Tiger was to come back several more times. It returned sometimes less threateningly as a younger male that had my number and was intently tracking me down, albeit with a measure of distracted playfulness that mildly offset my uneasy feelings of looming danger. On another occasion it put it’s teeth on the skin of my neck as though to kill and devour me, yet compliantly withdrew upon my firm no.
Always there were people watching me in wordless witness as if to join me in either the flight or the confidence of my response. Sometimes these observers were family but more often total strangers from countries I have never visited. The choice was always mine alone.
The one common thread in all of my ‘Tiger visits’ was that my hair stood on end. It is this thread that unlocked the identity of my returning nighttime visitor for me this week as I read a blog about a hair raising matter and brought to mind a third hair raising encounter from my files that I had been inspired to save some years ago.
I leave you, without further comment, to find an introduction to your Self in these two gathered hair raising episodes.
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Imagine! – An Inspirational Piece To Inspire Greatness Within by Leo Pantero
July 24, 2012 | Posted by Joel Brown in Life4
http://bit.ly/QlXtb8 I found this nice little piece created by ‘Leo Pantero’. I believe this is a great method to facing and defeating your procrastinations and doubts. This right here is a nice quick read to inspire a greatness you deserve.
Don’t sleep on this, take a minute or two to soak this one in.
Imagine you walked into your room to find your Twin sitting where you were sitting, working on what you were working on.
Except.. He’s not working like you were working, nowhere near. He is NOTHING like you. In fact, the STRENGTH you feel just by being in His presence, makes you whisper to yourself, “woah”.
He has a look in his eye, an uprightness to His posture and a spiritual energy that tells you, without any words spoken that He is getting what He wants. Whatever it is. Full stop.
Your hairs stand on end like you just came across a Lion, and He’s staring right at you about to pounce. But your twin is not even looking at you. He has no awareness of your presence. He is focused.
You know at this point that you’re looking at something very strange. The likes of which, you have never seen live, in the flesh, before.
He is not even an alpha male. He is something much bigger, much stronger than that.
He is greatness.
You get a sense standing next to Him, that this is what it must have been like to stand next to Alexander the Great, Winston Churchill or Napoleon Bonaparte in their prime.
But He is not them. He is You, down to the bone. There is nothing in Him that is not in You.
You know this. I know you do. Deep down, we all do. Despite this, the question always seems to remain. Why aren’t you that Guy?
The answer is FEAR. The only thing separating you from that Guy is this four letter word. That’s it. So now decide.
Go, and be that Guy!
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Years ago, anthropologist Adolf Jensen gave us this classic report by an Apinaye hunter from the Ge tribe of eastern Brazil. ( From The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit by Joseph Chilton Pearce . p 203.)
I was hunting near the sources of the Botica Creek. All along the journey there I had been agitated and was constantly startled without knowing why. Suddenly I saw Him standing under the drooping branches of a big steppe tree. He was standing there erect. His club was braced against the ground beside Him, His hand He held on the hilt. He was tall and light-skinned, and His hair nearly descended to the ground behind him. His whole body was painted and on the outer side of His legs were broad red stripes. His eyes were exactly like two stars. He was very handsome. I recognized at once that it was He. Then I lost all my courage. My hair stood on end, and my knees were trembling. I put my gun aside, for I thought to myself that I should have to address Him. But I could not utter a sound because He was looking at me unwaveringly. Then I lowered my head in order to get hold of myself and stood thus for a long time. When I had grown somewhat calmer, I raised my head. He was still standing and looking at me. Then I pulled myself together and walked several steps toward Him, then I could not go any farther for my knees gave way. I again remained standing for a long time. Then I lowered my head and tried again to regain composure. When I raised my eyes again, He had already turned away and was slowly walking towards the steppes. Then I grew very sad. (Adolf E. Jensen, Myth and Cult Among Primitive Peoples (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963.)
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Leo Pantero has discovered the Lion/Panther within. The great Spirit Hunter is in truth the shy Apinaye warrior, Himself. Who is the awesome You?
I look forward to hearing your story.