Dreamwork can be very exciting a provide you with messages that you need to hear. What happens when you dream of others? Well, you are suddenly put in the position of to share or not to share. I have learned the hard way that most of the time, you should at least consider sharing. I have even received phone calls encouraging me to share anything that pops into my head at any given time so that the person is not walking around in the dark.
I chose to speak of this this evening because this has happened at least twice within the past two weeks. The one that has just happened was quite beautiful, and I did share it with my sister. Because the dream showed me a beautiful Indian wedding close to the beach with a classical Indian dancer, I recognized the presence of Yemaya and the beauty of India. My conclusion was that my sister should begin to produce wonderful frocks that combine her knowledge of the spiritualty systems there as well as the wonderful colors & fabrics. Would I have gathered as much otherwise? No. My head has been submerged in my workshops, crafting, and cooking. It was my joy to share with her and shall always do so.
We were given mouths to speak. We are given dreams to build. If we speak our dreams aloud, imagine what we can accomplish:) Tracking your dreams is also very important if you are interested in your personal interpretations and tracking patterns. Some dreams will be more important than others and sometimes, yes your mind just wants something to do while you are asleep. However, it truly does help to know what your own symbology means or understanding the source of the dream. Sleep well.
After I found myself, my life changed drastically. People that I thought were friends turned out to be the biggest enemies and had to be released from my life. It was one of the best things that could have happened for me. A new body had emerged and a sound sense of self took over. The longing in my heart for a better understanding of what was missing had finally been found after thirty some odd years and it all started with a photo shoot for new business cards. The journey has been an amazing one and the traveling continues. The one thing that hasn’t changed is my career(this career shall remain nameless for now).
For about four years now, I have been very unhappy. Most times, I did not even know what to do about it because I felt trapped with no where to turn. Many a day came when I would just burst into tears on the way to work. It did not help when I was constantly being told that I should be thankful for my job or many people would love to be in my shoes. My health began to diminish as my body began to reject what no longer suited me. The time came for me to seek professional help in the form of career centers, the library, and other people that had made successful transitions. I joined career groups on Facebook. I took assessments and business classes in the hopes that I could better understand my different sources of income. I even requested a radio show about this very topic and got it. The outline that I created with my reflections was so wonderful that I am considering presenting it as a workshop..(stay tuned for details).
During the summer, I received a very good suggestion. I had a hidden passion that was only shared with certain people. Well, the suggestion was to find a way to share that passion with everyone on a loud platform. Do not be afraid to speak my mind and tell the world. The beginning of that was this blog. The physical part of it is the Circle of Sisterhood. The rewards have been amazing. My life has been enriched, clarity has come to me, and I feel as if my path is a big open road leading to my true life purpose. Topics that I used to keep to myself are now the very things that women call me on the phone about. I execute workshops, facilitate the circles, and provide feedback during readings. I am a fortunate Lady.
In spite of all of this, I was not going to write about career transitions until this morning. My newest friend is very special to me, and I do not think that she knows that yet; but she will soon:) She gave me some very sage advice this morning. My ears focused on her words because they stemmed straight from her heart. Since she had already been in this very situation, she stood in a place of great knowledge and freely gave me her pearls of wisdom. The most important thing that I took from the conversation was the sisterly love that I felt. There is support for my feelings of being misplaced and longing to move on. It shall happen according to the master plan. My heart is open to the needed change, and I work towards fulfillment in this particular arena.
In the meantime, my message from this post is simple: hone your talents. If you have a hidden passion, this is the time to reveal it to yourself or even the world. No matter how small you may think it is, others may benefit from what you consider second nature. As you give, you too shall truly receive on an entirely different level. A level of clarity, a level of purpose…a true heartfelt connection to the universe.
As I sit in front of my computer on a Saturday night, my mind reflects on the transition back to work and how eventful the week was. I have not had a lot of time for myself and have enjoyed my chance to finally exist without the insane madness. The impending weather seems to have affected much of the normal activity and people seem to be in a huff over a natural happening.
A hurricane is a nautral phenomena. It brings about change to the environment. I think of it as a destructive force that will cause the ultimate in recreation. The earth will be blessed with much needed rain for our crops to produce nourishing food for our bodies. Heavy winds will blow seeds to the four corners of the earth thus causing life in places where it did not exist before. The skies will be gray as a balance to the sun to which we are so accustomed. It will make us appreciate it the warmth that much more when it returns.
Many of us will be confined indoors without the normal excuse of work or appointments to separate us from bonding as families. I venture to say that many babies will be conceived over the next three days or so. New life in the universe is always an awesome event. This would be a wonderful time to attend to that extra hour of sleep that you have been needing or attempting that meditation that always escapes you. Because today was slower than my week, I was able to reach out to my wonderful sisters that perhaps needed to hear from me. I am grateful to have extended the hand of friendship because I received warmth in return.
As for the coming storm, I welcome the opportunity to slow down. It will be a time to just enjoy the myself and better understand the forces of nature. It reminds me of my vacation of slow living without the hectic pace of work interrupting my thoughts or attempts at healthy living. Now, I have already lost my probiotics and seem to be out of water. So it is with the trials and tribulations of trying to maintain balance in a world that runs rampant with negativity. I mentioned the forces of nature….
As I drove home last night from a rather productive meditation, the weather was horrible. The heavens opened and released water from damns that are unknown in this dimension. The electric show was also quite a production; it was worth money. I wasn’t threatened by all of this; however, that was prior to the sole lightning bolt that decided to strike the earth on the other side of the highway. No human should have to experience the proximity of such heat. The awesome power was a testiment to the fact that there is a superior officer in charge of us all. We are simply inhabitants of a place that we are borrowing. It was terrifying and beautiful all at once. I do not know if I would repeat the experience, but I welcome its lessons.
As I sit here typing away on a quiet Saturday night, I hope that people come together in a loving way this weekend. May of next year should have obstetricians running around like chickens without heads. Bond with each other. Share the warmth. Bask in the love. Nature is going to run her course whether or not we get all bent out of shape that it may rip off our roof. Be prepared to remain safe..but maybe, you could turn off the lights before the power goes out and enjoy that bottled water next to someone special.
Somtimes, a girl may have a question about something personal, technical or otherwise. I had a million questions about blogging since it is new to me. My friend, whom I call Tech Chic, has a strong background in computers. I sent her a message and received an informational phone call. Now, she has to write that book that was in the back of her mind to pen. See what just happened? What if I had kept that question to myself? She may have missed the signal to go ahead and pursue this next endeavor.
When you take the appropriate questions to the correct person, the answer has benefits for both parties. The person gets a chance to share and facilitate knowledge and the recipient gets that desired present. The energy exchange is wonderful.
There are so many topics in the world. No one person can know everything; this is why there are specialists. If you want to learn how to clap your posterior, seek the assistance of a professional that understands the rhythm of the cheeks to the beat. Maybe 6/8 time always confused you because it is counted in two. If you ask the lead percussionist, he can break it down for you and give you a new lease on time signatures. Unsure of which color best suits the room? If you ask the art teacher about which shade of purple is best with which light, expect an impromptu lecture that reinforces her own knowledge while giving you the information that you couldn’t find on the internet. I once had a question and didn’t know where to turn. I went to Facebook and friended the administrator of a group and interviewed him. He is now a close personal friend whom I speak to daily:)
Always have your resources at hand even if they are in a foreign country. For the most part, people love to share their knowledge especially when given the chance. So, speak up. Do not be shy. Ask the fitness instructor if she cross trains. Talk to the vegan about why grass is so important. You may even get a new friend out of it. I have…plenty of times:)