Each day the rabbit feeds as he hops to and fro in the lush meadowlands of the Americas.
With one ear always at attention and turned outward to pick up on the sounds of any oncoming danger; just as a little receiver tuned to the channel of threat for the entire waking day.
Most days the rabbit faces no real predatory threat, except for the false alarms of falling branches or gusts of wind blowing across nearby bushes, and off dashes the rabbit in those instances.
The rabbit never truly finds out if there was something behind those noises, yet from time to time he will find out that he was the only living creature in the area and safely assumes that there was no predator.
Even despite the lack of real encounters with predators, the rabbits built in defense system runs on auto-pilot for the necessity of it had been the feature mainly accredited for the survival of his ancestors all of which eventually allowed him to be hopping there in that meadow on that fateful day when his path crossed my own.
I sat there on the side of the trail, hungry beyond the words that can describe this emptiness felt as the stomach grinded into itself for another 30 times as my thoughts yelled loudly over my own self-talk "Please, just get some water! WATER! PLEASE! I'm going to die! GET ME WATER!"
And when I laid eyes upon that little rabbit my stomach quickly chimed in, "Kill that rabbit."
I couldn't argue with his immortality for I hadn't known that only was I looking into the window toward the very thing I fear most...
You see, when you have no real things to fear and your defense mechanism alert system is still embedded in the behaviors of your thoughts, then you will be like the rabbit..with one ear always on guard. Leaving you with a life only half lived. For it is impossible to be fully present while part of your consciousness is out there in receiver mode.
Leaving you with the choice that all living intelligent creatures will have to make once they have passed through the food chain of their ecosystem - What will I fear? Or can I go on fearing the unknowns in the surroundings of my environment.
This can be other people that you fear, judgement or embarrassment. You can fear death, car accidents, or covid. There is plenty to choose from in the world right now. But if you want to let go of those Russian roulette mind games - then follow my words carefully.
If the rabbit had to decide, "Do I fear the predator of the air or the predator of the ground?"
I chuckle as I grip my stick that I had widdled into a makeshift spear after two days of being lost in the forest. As I thought to myself, silly rabbit the only thing to fear is me.
That is when I realized the connection the rabbit and I had in this crossroads of two lives coming face to face on the food chain of survival. For when I was placed in a similar situation of choosing what my fear was going to be.
For when I chose to fear My God, that was the day that the predators above me on the food chain became the ground which I walked on and my thoughts never returning outward to high alert mode. As God had shown me the power which is held in his unknown dwelling of the space between you and I. The space between the rabbit and myself that day. God had made himself known to me, and he had broke me down to the point where I called out to those old predators I used to run from; begging for a mercy kill on my heart. But his name was already etched into My Heart, and he would be the only one making any decisions on my life or death experience.
So when faced with the question what are you going to fear, remember that fearing the thing that made the predators of the sky, and the predators of the land, as well as the predators of the ocean - leaves nothing else to fear. And you can rest assure your fears will be received by Him.
I fear nothing. Except My God.
For I've been shown his power firsthand.
And when I chose to fear him whole heartedly, that is when he chose to show me his Mercy. Finally.
Hunt only what you can eat, and eat only what you know is hearty for you - because that day I was starving and passed up on the rabbit for food to save me, turned out to be the last day I would need to eat. And now I am with Him, and you shall fear Us.
Seeding a Reality: Talks of Life and Meaning
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