The Call of the Wild — Or Is It a Much Bigger Message

Sent out on February 22,2020

It’s unusual to send more than one email blog out this month, but I just had to connect again after receiving big messages from seeing “The Call of the Wild” movie from the book by Jack London.

A little history on Jack London. Most of his books were loosely autobiographical. “The Call of the Wild” is set in the 1890’s during the Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon, Canada. London, himself, spent a year in Yukon during those years. These were years when dog sleds were in much demand to go north in Canada to find the gold that was being discovered.

I am a sucker for any dog movie, but I knew this one was going to be different, though I had not read the book. It’s a story about “Buck”, a dog that is part St. Bernard and part Scotch Sheep Dog.

I saw so many similarities between Buck’s life and our human lives in society today. He was raised in a Judge’s home in California. Protected from the evils of humankind. But he was abruptly taken away when he was stolen to be sold as a team dog on the much needed dog sleds in Canada.

We, as humans are born into pretty safe modern societies today. We grow up, usually marry or find a partner, and start our adult lives. Then we pretty much just stay on that path til our body wears out, and we pass. But if you were like Buck, you were pulled out of that safety to see what you were made of.

That happens to us today when we come from broken homes, dysfunctional homes, drug abusive homes that all propel us into an uncertain future like Buck’s

How we handle that uncertainty is the true test. Buck didn’t understand his own natural strength, his own endurance against adversity until he was put to the test. First test, the leader of the dog sled, Fang, did not like his inborn strength. There can only be one Alpha dog. Buck didn’t even know how to defend himself when Fang began attacking him, having never had to do it before, but his inner strength came through.

In our own lives, we are being tested, like I was recently tested with having cancer this past summer. Whether it be something like cancer, a loss of a loved one we depended on, an accident that leaves us somewhat disabled, or even a job that we are fired from, we must pull from within to fine that inner strength that Buck had to find.

Guess what? Your soul is not a virgin. It has done this many, many times before. It has had to deal with adversity over and over in many past lives before this present life. Our soul actually asks for challenges to make us stronger and stronger over time. But until we go deep and pull from that higher consciousness strength, many of us don’t know we even have that level of endurance in us.

Buck went on to run into some bad characters until he was finally freed from the dog sled life by an old man still grieving after many years of losing his son to an illness. He somehow saw the inner wild nature Buck possessed.

In our present society as humans, we are rarely asked to be creative or to think outside the box. We are told to do a job and then get up the next day and do it all over again. I have always believed the entertainment industry is full of souls who picked that path of creating entertainment such as movies, videos, books to get messages to a huge array of souls by entertaining them and yet at the same time delivering strong, important messages for all our soul’s growth.

This book and movie is no different. It is saying by being your own unique soul performing an accepted society role, you can perform miracles for others. By your soul beginning to take just small risks outside the box to find the answers, you create your own unique way to solve the problems.

Soon, you wake up one day and you find that you are being considered at the top of your field. Just as Buck was taken to the outdoors by the old man to be allowed to mix with the wild, (meaning the bears and wolves), he discovered they respected him and accepted him immediately. He was astonished! Buck didn’t realize how he had grown in wisdom and understanding of life.

As you would be too. You would be astonished at how society would respect your innovative ways as a Coach, or a Management leader, or an Engineer, or an Artist. They would look to you for insight and for mentoring them on how to be a risk taker like you.

One of my favorite books, “the Outliers”, by Malcolm Gladwell, addresses this concept in great detail. How the ordinary person doing an ordinary thing but in an extra-ordinary way can change our society.

I won’t give away the ending of Buck’s life, but you can be the “Buck” of your own life. You can do it right here and right now and no one has to know. Just your higher consciousness and of course your Guides will know. That are there cheering you on at all times. They want you to have the happiness in this life you deserve!

Just remember to Lean in, breathe through the Turns and be Brave. Good Advice when Skiing, but it Applies to Much More….

Love and light to you, Lee

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