It was another late night and I went to bed exhausted as usual. Tonight though was a little different because my cousin had done something to really anger me. I forget now what it was but I was angry… very, VERY angry. I could feel myself burning from inside out, and it was like no anger I had ever experienced… I think it was closer to rage and looking back now, it scares me how much rage I had for what was probably a very small and petty thing.
Anyway, I was lying in bed, stewing and brewing about it. It never occurred to me once to let the anger go. After about an hour, from UNDER my bed, I heard a loud hiss-growl sound. I have to explain at this juncture that technically, there was no ‘under my bed’ as I was sleeping on a mattress that had been placed directly on the floor!
But instantly, my anger dissipated and I felt my body cool down. I wasn’t scared by the sound. I didn’t know what it was at the time – I only thought later that it might have been the Protector – but judging from how quickly I let go of my anger, and how quickly I fell asleep soon after, I knew it couldn’t have been a spirit.
Remembering that kind of anger today stops me from slipping so far into rage… and this is how the Protector has helped me!
~ Li Mei ~