“And so, the hand that feeds the wild dog must do so no more. Feed the meek.” Mirari
In Mirari, the “wild dog” is characterized as male more often than not. But also in Mirari, we know that some women can be wild dogs as well. The “wild dog” metaphor is an apt description of the subconscious hostility that has engulfed our world.
Here we see that we are to feed the “meek.” I think this is a harkening back to the New Testament, and Jesus’ words about the meek inheriting the world. “Meek” never meant “weak,” though in our language we often equate the two. “Meek” is more akin to “gentle,” and it is a characteristic of those who are shorn of anger and hostility.
A Course in Miracles indicates that anger is never justified, though it is the expression of anger that we really have to watch. The meek do not express anger, even if they feel it. Nowhere is it said in Jesus’ channeled writings that we will get to a place where anger is non-existent. But we will learn, and then discover, how to transmute our anger into socially acceptable ways.
The “wild dog” metaphor is very arresting. Our unconscious hostility has taken us to the brink of annihilation. We need to realize this, and, as Mirari counsels, feed no more the wild dog in us.
“The world understands power as a means to force submission. Jesus also submitted, but not to the laws of the world, not to its codes, systems, or authorities. Jesus wanted to show you, whom He loves infinitely, how far obedience should go to God, that is, to perfect love.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 6:II
Obedience to God counts for a lot. We often reach out to Him without realizing that there are requirements in place that we might not want to fulfill. If we sense that He is asking something of us, we need to dwell on that urge, that sense, and see if it is our personal mind who is speaking to us, or God within. If what we are imagining will hurt nobody, then we are wise to consider carefully if now is the time to act on the feeling that we are getting.
If we are acting in perfect love, there will be no downside. We have to use discernment here, though, because if we are still caught by the ego, we might imagine action that is actually far from God. Practice prayer assiduously. Really give some thought to the urge that is overwhelming us. Be sure that what we are hearing is coming from a Higher Power, not our lowly egoic self.
Jesus was gentle. If we use his example as our guide we will submit to God and not the world, but we will do so gently. Ask if the will to react is a God-driven initiative, in the example of Jesus. Ask to be shown the obedient-to-God way.