by Sage Lewis, Creature Teacher, Dancing Porcupine
Setting my plump grocery bag in the passenger seat, a bunch of bright yellow organic bananas peek out to say hello. As I make my way home, I notice a woman standing on the off-ramp carrying a cardboard sign that’s handwritten with black marker: “Need money for food — God bless.”
In a split second, I have a decision to make. Will I choose love or fear?
In every moment, we have a choice whether to choose love or choose fear and to act or react. Will we be held back by our inner critics — those nasty little voices that tell us we’re not good enough, not rich enough, not pretty enough? Or will we swat those voices away and move forward?
It takes courage to live a life of love — to move fears out of the way one by one. Our life purpose is to live from a place of essence — pure spirit.
Who are you when nobody’s looking? Who are you when everyone’s looking? Are you living your life from essence or are you trudging through your days with an inner critic on your shoulder? What would your life be like if you lived from love and let go of fear? What are you waiting for?
As I dug deeper into my heart, I smiled back at the woman on the off ramp, stopped moving and grabbed an organic banana from my bag. Rolling down the window, we shared a spirit-to-spirit glance as she grabbed the banana from my hand and heart.
Raising it up like the Statue of Liberty torch, she squealed with exuberance at the top of her lungs. “GOD BLESS CALCIUM!!” she exclaimed, as her smile etched itself forever in my heart.
Potassium. Calcium. Love.
Editor’s Note: Sage Lewis is the Creature Teacher with Dancing Porcupine, a Certified Life Coach, Animal Communicator, Animal Hospice Consultant, Certified Tellington TTouch® Advanced Practitioner, Shamanic Practitioner, Wedding/Funeral Officiant,Intuitive/Medium/Psychic, and a Fun Person. Better Pets. Better People. Better Planet.™ Learn more at DancingPorcupine.com