Day 2: Your dreams are not just vacations from reality.
Okay, so how was day one for me? For you?
Yesterday I literally floated effortlessly through my day — which took place in airports and airplanes on the way from Halifax to Vancouver. I had a more than a few intersections with strangers that turned out to be synchronistic and delightful.
But on arriving home late at night to discover my vegetable and herb garden had not been once watered by my family while I was away, my heart sank. I ran outside to inspect a once verdant crop to find it parched and brown.
I felt sad and a bit angry. I had planted this garden and nurtured it for two months and had mistakenly thought my family would think to supply water to very thirsty plants in over ten days of sun.
I went to sleep feeling less than joyful. And this pre-sleep mood impacted me today. It took more than half a day to shake the gloom. What broke through my mood? A bit of magic of course.
In a day long back to school shopping trip with my 16-year-old daughter she dragged me through more than one make up store. Each time, I eyed lipstick counters while she foraged for mascara and bronzer—apparently lipstick is too old school.
Even though I wanted to buy myself one, preferably a true red, each time I decided that it was just not necessary. I was spending so much on her that more for me felt sort of overkill. Then, at the check out at the very last make-up store before we headed home the clerk said to my daughter (who is a member); “Oh, I see you did not yet claim your birthday freebie.”
She then proceeded to hand my daughter a red lipstick. I had to laugh. My daughter pretended to like it and as soon as we left the store handed it right over to me.
That little bit of love from the Universe, from my Quantum Self, reminded me of the enchantment available should I choose to stay open and to pay attention.
Tell me some of your stories of where you paid attention to that which brought you wonder?
ASSIGNMENT: Before you go to sleep each night for the next three nights choose one question that you want a guidance type answer to–and ASK IT. Ask your dreams to show you the way. Or if you are not a high dream recall person, then note the first thoughts you have upon waking each morning.
IMPT: Keep a pen and paper or journal by your bed and a handy pen light. Some of my most blinding clarity (including my own awakening) happens at 2 am!
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