Me, Michael & the Bear!

July 23, 2018
Me, Michael & the Bear!

I had a close encounter with a bear!

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If you’ve been reading my Daily Shot of Spiritual Espresso for a while, then you might recall my experience with a bear when I was camping last summer. It was pretty funny. Well, I had another one this weekend!

Last year, I was recording the daily prayer in my tent late at night, when, as I’m praying, I hear these very heavy footsteps with twigs snapping underneath, moving towards my tent. I stopped praying and paused the recording.

I’m listening to what I absolutely know is a bear, get closer and closer to my tent. When you can hear a bear a few feet away, a tent isn’t any protection – after all, it’s not made of titanium.

I googled “bears in vermont” to see what kind of bears there are in vermont and what do they eat. It turns out that they’re black bears and they really only wish to eat your food, and leave you alone.

Fortunately I know better than to keep ANY food in my tent or even to eat food in my tent. I don’t do it. After about 8 minutes the bear ambled away and I finished the prayer recording and went to bed and slept like a sweet baby bear all snuggled up in my bed.

Well, last night about 3am I woke and heard the bear walking toward my tent again. I’m in the same spot as I was last year here at the Sunray Peace Village in Lincoln, Vermont. Those heavy footsteps were getting closer and closer – so close – too close for comfort. I wasn’t afraid, per se, but I was concerned. I knew I didn’t have anything the bear wanted, but I’d just as soon not have a closer encounter.

When the bear got to about 10 feet from the tent, that was it. I called to Archangel Michael and the angels of protection and I said “I’m giving this one to you – please protect me.” I heard one more footstep and then nothing. Absolutely nothing. I never heard the bear even walk away. Just stillness.

I fell right back to sleep. Amazing!

What I’ve learned is that if I don’t project that there’s something to be afraid of, there really isn’t. That’s SO valuable.

Also, Love is my protector. I love that bear, the bear is one with me and I’m one with the bear. We’re in agreement because we share the same mind. I know I’m safe, and so does the bear. We’re good.

Can you think of anything in your life that you could apply this same learning to? Let me know in the comments below!.

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