On Saturday, October 8th, 2016 I went to the Convention Center in San Diego, California to a very exquisite occasion. Louise Hay’s 90th B-day celebration is still vibrating in my mind. Among the commercial aspect of the event, there were quite a few unique moments I’d like to share with you. One of them was presented by one the greatest writers of Hay House – Robert Holden. Robert shared a story that happened with him while he was struggling to finish writing a book by having a writer’s block, and for sure it could have happened to any of us in different occasions.
Do you know when you start to open up for life and suddenly you begin to get messages from the Universe, God or whatever it is that you believe? Some people call that coincidence, I call it connection. Every time our mind gets ‘crowded’ by annoying thoughts, for instance when you’re striving to build a realistic successful path for your career, the answer might be just in front of you, or better saying, deep inside of you. But how can you recognize the right signals? How can you differentiate an intuition from a regular thought?
About two weeks ago, I was at home just resting on my bed and suddenly I started to be “attacked” by all kinds of negative thoughts. You know those thoughts that bring you fear, anxiety, loneliness and sadness? That was rough. If you give them attention and a meaning, they can really ruin your day or at least give you an immense headache living doubt and insecurity as a bonus. It was like a meteor storm in my mind and I couldn’t recognize where they were coming from or the reason behind it. Out of nowhere (in my mind) I saw the depiction of a Lion running towards me. The lion was coming on my direction and he seemed to be calm, but still fierce with a placid expression.
In that circumstance what would you do? At the same time I wondered -“What does a Lion has to do with all this thoughts?” So I did what everybody else in this planet would do – I’ve decided to Google the Lion(!), and there he was – a huge strong and powerful picture of The Lion of Judah. Funny fact I’m not Catholic, Christian or Jew. Hence, I kept on researching about the possible meaning of that Lion and I ended up discovering much more about that wonderful and powerful creature. He is Jesus for the Catholic praticants, he is Narasimhadeva for the Vaishnavas, He is depicted on the Ethiopia flag, yet for me at that moment he was my savior.
I don’t even have to say that those thoughts that were annoying me at first disappeared, right? And every time they try to come back, I remark that beautiful and peaceful Lion running towards me. So as I was saying in the beginning of this article, during Robert Holden’s speech that day, after he shared his story he left us with a question: -“What’s your door?” In other words – What frees your mind?
Honestly I believe that aside from our religious upbringings and spiritual beliefs whenever we connect with ourselves wholeheartedly we may find the stillness and the messages that can lead us to our goals. If I may give you a suggestion: don’t get attached to the thoughts that come and go and try to bring you down, but take that same energy to reconnect with that place deep within yourself and finally open the doors of your imagination to keep on writing the story of your life.