Sometimes inspiration comes to me while on a walk in the woods, sometimes from a dream. A wise woman recently shared with me, dreams are visions of the what if’s, or a bit of your past presented so you can handle it.
After a dream, sometimes I spring out of bed with purpose, like a seedling that cannot hold back from sprouting. On that day, the sun shines brighter than usual and as I breathe and fill my lungs, a brilliant internal “Happy” appears. I feel a gift from Divine Inspiration to be alive and to know, it is going to be a great day!
Recently, I was talking about motivation with a friend. We pointed out the usual differences and nuances of choice, discipline and failure. Understanding the ups and downs of life was our focus as opposed to a quest for moving forward. Some days are just better than others, they stand out. Well of course, without sunshine there is no rain, without earth there is no sky. We seemed to have a breakthrough over a 90-minute, fairly healthy lunch. Both of us came to the conclusion that we are fluid beings and in order to live harmoniously within our surroundings, we need to go with the flow. My subconscious brain kept processing these thoughts.
That night I had a dark, vivid dream…
In my dream it was a cloudy day and I was walking down a busy New York City sidewalk. I was overwhelmed with a knowing. The Earth was sick. Randomly, people were swallowed up as they walked down the street. I was with a group of strangers and the person next to me was swallowed up. Instantly. Completely. The person disappeared. Gone. No more. I asked why. There didn’t appear to be any reason for the Earths’ particular choice of who it swallowed. Remember this is a dream and things shift fast in dreams.
As I turned the corner, a beautiful park appeared. I saw tall, green trees glowing with life. I heard the birds singing loud, happy songs. Curiously I looked closer, I saw a lawn full of people laying on the grass. I instantly knew what they were doing. They were waiting to be sucked up by the Earth. Accepting their inevitable. This was a horrific site to me. I felt a knot in my stomach and wondered why they were not fighting back? We could build boardwalks or at least try to figure out the cause of the Earths’ illness. Then I woke up.
This is one of the most upsetting dreams I have had. Throughout my day, in my mind's eye, the thought of those people, lying on the lawn waiting for something to happen, kept appearing. Then it came to me. It is our internal motivation that heals us. Simply said, to go with the flow is not all ways the best option. Yes! Choose mental motivation over compliant malingering.
So, that’s my plan, I refuse to lie on the grass and get swallowed up!
Hi, I'm Jude!
I love to share healthy lifestyle tips and recipes. I teach cooking classes and help people all over the world to have more fun and live healthier.