The Wisdom of Hiccup’s Journey (or- why dragons need love, and you need to spit out the vinegar and choose honey)!
Updated: June 15, 2014
Dearest Wondrous Light Being,
Yes I mean you.
How did you do these past few days? How did you spend the super-moon holy doozy, Mercury retrograde, whammy weekend? Very interesting experience for many. My friend Connie describes it like a military helicopter with a giant search light beaming down on us with a voice booming, “Work Your S##T out PEOPLE!” Although at the same time, some extraordinary growth is coming out of all that self-evaluation that is cause for celebration. Do you sense that you’re finally coming into your own? I bet I will hear a resounding, “YES!” from many of you, and a wobbly, “I dunno, I’m scared,” from some others.
Transformation Boot Camp is here, and it will make us into a team of authentic, powerful and compassionate, manifesting co-creators!
It will, that is, if we pay attention to what nourishes us. I talk about this in my video for the universal energy forecast this week. What do you love? What makes you feel alive? What vinegar have you been making yourself drink? When you’re not being your true self, when you allow yourself to stew in resentment or judgment or try too hard to fit in where you know deep down you don’t belong, that’s the vinegar. Yes, you can spit it out.
You have a choice. You really do.
Choose the honey. You get to choose the honey once you’ve tasted the vinegar too many times. It takes discipline though, which would make sense, right? “Yuck, that doesn’t taste good. Why is it in my mouth again?”
Conditioning needs a big re-do. Choose the truth and the honey and the unknown enough times, and that will be your default setting. Say no, no, no, no, no to the old S##T that makes you feel like a scared victim. Practice the state of mind of self-awareness, compassion and connection, and watch the miracle fireworks. It’s happening right now, and yes, you will be tested.
I want to tell you about an inspiring movie I saw this weekend called How to Train Your Dragon 2. I’m going to out myself as having seen the first one eight times. I cry every time, because I identify with this boy and his dragon so deeply it hurts – but in a good way. Yes, I own it, and it’s on my iPad. The main character is called Hiccup, and in many respects, he represents those of us who feel like we don’t fit in, but are curious and passionate about discovering life and love and, well, finding our place in the world, a place where we count, where we can serve, and where we can discover amazing, meaningful, and magical things. Hiccup was an outcast, a misfit, but on a special hero’s journey. I don’t want to spoil the movie, so I’ll try to leave the plot out of the message.
Here’s the gist of it. Hiccup found himself as he befriended a wounded dragon, and he discovered his self-worth through his devotion, understanding, and care of this dragon. He followed his heart and his passion and discovered a truth that changed everything.
His “honey” ( his passion and quirky individuality) didn’t cure everything. No, he still felt the vinegar sting. He still felt different from the others; but his conviction led him anyway, and as a result, he became the young man he was meant to be which benefited everyone.
In the second movie, now a young man, Hiccup’s love and compassion leads him on a haphazard journey with many losses to a new level of self-awareness and service. Choosing the unknown brings perils of many kind, and even if we think we know what we’re doing, we might stumble, and stumble again. We may even get some serious scars. Keep spitting out that familiar vinegar and choose to move forward anyway. Lead with what feels authentic no matter if you don’t know the way. You will find and claim the miracle and discover new territories within you that will eventually manifest in the conditions of your reality.
Will we all get an adorable dragon to slurp on us at the end? Probably not. But …. One never knows what magic is in store… choose the honey. It’s who you are, in spite of all that vinegar. I say let’s all leave that for tossed salads.