“He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shamanic lore explains that the finest treasures of humanity are hidden where people are most afraid to go.
The shamans believe that the jaguar is the protector of all life in the Amazon, and in times of fear, she brings courage and certainty.
She moves gracefully through the jungle, relishing the abundance of the rain forest, fearless and at ease. Jaguar knows the way beyond death and is the master of its shadows.
Our external and hidden fears keep us blocking our authentic pathway and from moving beyond what we know and into the expansiveness of the unknown.
The beginning of a New Year is a perfect time to create space and recognize how our fears are preventing us from living fully and so, in silent space, I often address my fears with these questions.
Sit quietly in nature and ask these questions. Feel them in your body and your mind and breathe them all back into the earth until your feel it has shifted.
What in my life needs to be released?
What fears have I carried around far too long?
Am I ready to let go of them, once and for all?
Am I ready to face what is hidden in me?
Am I ready to step into the unknown and all that it holds for me?
Jaguar energy calls us beyond the walls that confine us. To push outside our normal routines and boundaries and to seek out a new way to live in 2020.
“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”