The inspiration for this piece came to me the day after the full Wolf moon, in the 7th moon of the Mayan calendar, in this the year of the Yellow Electric Seed. The tone is Resonant.
“lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver”. Psalm 7:2 KJVAAE
Immediately, the lion caught my attention. At very unusual moments during the past four or five years, the lion has appeared to me as a spirit guide, a warning, an archetype, or a protector and comforter. As I began to contemplate this verse and it’s association with the lion, I realized that some versions of the Holy Bible have been translated to completely omit the reference to the lion.
So, if I had been reading the Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision 1752, I would have seen this: “O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me.” Psalms 7:2 DRC1752
And the Complete Jewish Version says this: “Adonai my God, in you I take refuge. Save me from all my pursuers, and rescue me;” Tehillim (Psa) 7:2 CJB
So what? Is it that big a deal? Maybe to some it is all about interpretation, and it really does not matter. But to me, it matters a great deal. When I went into deep meditation on this, all time stopped, all physicality faded away, and all that remained was raw, potent, emotion. As an Empath, the vision of a lion tearing apart the very soul of one man living in secluded exile, was powerfully painful. And yet I stayed, witnessed, and experienced.
And I continued to also ponder today’s Mayan oracle and a day of the Resonant tone. What did that have to do with the lion of Psalm 7? The roars of the great animal, and the cries of the psalmist resounded—together. At once was the cacophony of man and beast, booming in a harmonious clash. The sounds also carried emotions, that are now forever recorded in the secret gridwork of our planet. The resonance carries on still, each time someone reads this passage. This sound will never leave my ears, and it resonates within me for all eternity. Read it again, and hear the terror and the agony. Hear the power. Which is the resonant voice of God?
And now I will try to transcribe what I learned this day. During my journey through the Psalms, only seven days in, this one felt different and has taken me several days to write. But I must finish.
The lion appears now because it represents fear. The psalmist continues to be plagued by enemies. On this day, the same holds true for me. The plague is within my household, and it is the enemy. It seeks to destroy, and tear apart our souls. Who will deliver us? In my prayers, I am reminded of the promises and the teachings of old. I have made promises of my own, and now it is time to stand upon my pledges. Courage.
I rule over the lion. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26 KJVAAE.
I am prepared. “And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the Lord; the plague is begun.” Numbers 16:46 KJVAAE.
I remember. “they saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. Exodus 10:23 KJVAAE.
I have committed. “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 KJVAAE.
I trust in God. there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. Psalm 91:10 KJVAAE.
I am secure. And I have built my house upon the rock “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:” Matthew 7:24 KJVAAE.
Face the lion. Embrace the lion. Those were the final words that came to me.
All things are created in paradox—the lion mauls and kills, yet the lion also leads and protects. The lion has no limiting beliefs and relies purely on his instincts, as should we. Many people admire the lion’s reputation for great courage, and he is called King of his pride. But I say, look to the female, for she is always at the ready to protect her cubs at all costs. To the death, she will fight for them without a thought for her own life. Can the presence of the lion be a sign of protection for those I love? It is a confirmation that mothers everywhere would risk it all, to save their own. Or is the lioness standing beside me in this moment of need, to pounce upon and kill my enemy?
In the traditional tarot, we see a card of the major arcana, Strength, depicting a lion and a woman. This card brings in the element of fire, and is connected to the Sun. It’s about our inner sun—heat, power, flame, and golden rays of invincible fortitude. A couple of years ago, I transcribed a vision connected to the solar plexus (A Journey into the Crystal Core). The drawing of the Strength card reminds us that we are powerful, yet gentleness is the force which will bring us to victory.
Has the lion appeared to you? Do his roars resound throughout your world today? Can you hear him, outside of your tent, pacing? Is he hungry? Perhaps he is waiting to tear apart your soul. Who will save you?
Would you like to hear Psalm 7?
With great love,