Well, here I go again about something that I have passion for and that is one of the animals that I have studied in the martial arts in the past years and that is of coarse the tiger. And I thought that I would take some time out of my day to explain the tiger and it’s purpose in my life and others. Well to start this everyone knows that tigers are some of the most powerful animals in mother nature. And the things about tigers are people think that they are only after one thing is that is killing prey for there survival, and yes that is the part of the tigers way of living. And there is many other functions of this great animal, but I am going to talk about the spirit of the tiger and what it means in us.
I will share that I like to look at the tiger to see it strength and how it carries itself on the field that it walks. But at the same time the tiger likes to be calm walking down them paths alone and sometimes that is where this animal finds it most peace with this world. In my experiences in my life I have been both places where the tiger has gone. And in the end I always found myself on that path of finding some kind of peace at the end of my days. I know that when you understand the things around you more it seems like you get less frustrated with the things that are so important that you really thought that was.
See a tiger always looks you in the eyes before it figures out what it’s going to do with you. I mean the tiger can just stare into your eyes and maybe do nothing, and yet at the same time the tiger might surprise you and just want to play with you in the sense of letting you live to see another day. Then there is the part of the tiger when he looks you in the eyes, he or she sees a pain that you been carrying for quite some time in your life. When I would work the forms of the tiger it always brought the best out of me when I studied the arts. Sometimes Master would tell me to not work so hard to becoming a tiger, work on the inner soul of that peace of becoming that tiger. And then there was lessons when Master would say to me that you need to bring out that tiger today. Which meant give it everything you had, and sometimes I never felt that I truly could respect that tiger in the sense of bringing it all out in the session that we were in.
It wasn’t until years later that I realized the power of what the tiger really meant to me. Sometimes I learn lessons way to late in my life when things happen, and you sit there and tell yourself why didn’t you listen when you had that chance in your life. But getting back to this story I just remembered all these stories which might seem crazy to you, and maybe they don’t make sense now, but trust me even you take something out of this even a sentence then you have looked into the tigers eyes in this post.
I will leave you with this final story, and to me this was an important story that I never have forgotten. When the tiger came down the path and he seen the crane, the snake, the panther, and the dragon. He stopped in his tracks. The tiger was so surprised to see all these animals together in one spot. But the tiger was really thinking who he was going to kill first and then second and so on, and then the snake looked into the tigers eyes, and asked him why he was so angry to see all of us co-existing on the path. The tiger just started to get angrier and angrier seeing what he was seeing. And the next thing is the tiger attacked the animals that were in front of him, but found out quickly that the snake already put some poison into the tigers veins. See, the tiger thought that he could out move the other four and paid the price of getting really sick. The next thing the tiger passed out on the trail to to the poisonous antidote that the snake gave him. See snakes can control over how much to inject into someones body at one time. So, the snake just gave the right amount of antidote to just make the tiger sleepy for awhile.
After a few hours of sleeping the tiger realized that he wasn’t as strong as he first thought that he was. The tiger woke up slowly to seeing the snake looking at him, and then the crane was in the background with the panther and the dragon well he was just smiling at the tiger for what he had done before. And the tiger noticed the dragon smiling at him, and the tiger was asking why are you smiling at me dragon, and the dragon replied you were like us at one time in our lives as well. And look what happened to you tiger, you had one of the smallest animals take you out and lucky the snake didn’t kill you from that. And the tiger was very thankful for that the snake spared his life.
As the tiger was getting to his feet the panther came up to him and helped him by telling him that you are apart of this world and that you are needed with us in this journey and we know that you can bring something into this world that is needed. And the tiger asked what can I bring to this world. And the panther told the tiger that you can bring anger when it’s necessary to bring it, and then you can bring happiness and calmness out of the things that matter the most to people. And the tiger said that isn’t that what you four are doing at this time, and the panther smiled and told the tiger lets all take a walk down this path and let me tell you what we all do here in this world and our jobs and how we make things happen. So, that is what the tiger did he started his journey with this four that he never knew anything about before.
With this all said go out and do things that make you uncomfortable at this time and feel what’s different in your life when you learn that struggling is actually okay. The tiger is taking that walk and learning this message as well, not just once but everyday for that matter. And as I continue to struggle with everything in my life at this current time getting ready to loose an old lover and best friend, I feel that this story fits me to the reasons of that I am angry about why this is happening to me, and then I have that snake spirit telling me to be calm and that it’s going to be okay, and then I have this tiger that has been a big part of this and she tells me too that what your feeling is going to pass. I have become close in spirit with this tiger I have met. But, I just have to tell myself in these lessons that this too will pass. So, I try to tell this story with using my animal spirits around me, and sometimes you might not understand the purpose of these stories, but they sure help me in a time of trouble.
With this all this said, go love everyone around you and continue to pull your inner channels with the spirits around you.