Posted on Jan 26, 2018 | 0 comments

The thoughts swirling around within….

What do I mean? Well, it’s been a time of reflection….within. It seems always to be a time of reflection doesn’t it? I mean, after all, we are constantly seeking, constantly desiring this or that, driving to be better or get it together or whatever. So all of us, every day, whether you know it or not are in a deep state of a time of reflection. You can be conscious of it – or not.

So many things have happened to me in the last month it is hard to grasp. Maybe writing them down will help sort out some of the feelings and emotions and help me (and maybe you) use this time of reflection in a positive and forward movement.

First..there was this dream. A dream like no other and one that is still very hard to shake. It keeps coming up over and over and over. If you’d like to hear about the dream – just click on THE BLANKETED DREAM. But the bottom line of that dream was that I was ‘covered’ in heavy, rank, debilitating blankets. The tightness in my chest, the fear, the anxiety, the depression and the helplessness was sucking the life out of me! But to keep it short, the end of the dream held the light and we are all drawn to the light!

The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5 ~

So the dream came and went but lingered for over two weeks….wasn’t sure what to do with it except ponder it and continue to see how it would unfold. For those of you that know me – I’m not one that thinks every dream is prophetic or life-changing or something to share. No, I believe that some dreams are important – very important, but they are usually given for the one that is dreaming. And some dreams are just the result from eating bad pizza the night before or hashing it out in the never world a bad experience. It is also interesting, to me anyway, that when I dream, it’s like a movie. It’s not only in color, but I’m able to stop and rewind and rewrite most of my dreams. It’s almost as if I were standing outside the dream, watching, scripting, directing. It seems this is an anomaly, but I’m not sure why. Anyway, that dream seemed to be a turning point and my health seemed to also improve. For those of you that know me, I’ve been wrestling with a nagging persistent cough for the last 2 1/2 years. Nothing – and I mean nothing would chase it away. Not my bag of herbs, vitamins, tinctures or holistic ways; nor the medical route taken as a last resort. Nothing touched it. But the dream….the dream seemed to hold the key, I just wasn’t sure how to open that door!

Two weeks after the dream, a friend posted on FB that he had received two books in the mail and that they were blowing his mind. He went on to share a bit about the books and as I googled the author and listened to one of the youtubes….I, too, was blown away! The book was the essence of my dream! He sent me the book. I read it almost overnight and another piece of the puzzle floated into the equation. The book was basically about discovering who you were under all the ‘things’ that cover you. No, it wasn’t a religious book, nor written by a theologian of any accepted field. In fact, there are few people in my circle I would even share it with because, well, they’d probably freak out. But I have learned that you can find ‘truth’ in everything. You simply have to be willing to search for it, turn it over and over, and see it through the filter of your beliefs. Some are not able to do that yet. Anyway…..with that disclaimer, a week later another friend sent me another book that could have been the sequel of the first book! It put everything into perfect order and cemented the thoughts held within my heart. And as with most important discoveries, if we are watchful, many other confirmations will come along side of the discovery and continue pointing in the right direction. And so it has.

“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” 

2 Corinthians 13:1

Simply everything you experience between birth and death is simply that ~ an experience. It is not the sum of who you are, you do not have to live in those experiences, and most importantly you do not have to RELIVE those experiences over and over and over. We, as humans, are so caught up in reliving the past (would’ve/could’ve/should’ve) or in projecting into the future that we neglect, forget, ignore how to LIVE in the present moment! Our endless, chattering, mindless ‘thoughts’ are NOT who you are! Don’t believe me? Ok – try this simple experiment. Take those thoughts – that conversation you are having with yourself right now within yourself – and pretend that it is a person sitting next to you. Now…..listen to ‘that person’ – how long would you continue to entertain such a neurosis? Not long! Why that person can’t make up their mind! They can’t stay on track for more than a few seconds! They are constantly changing their mind! They are crazy! …….. see what I mean? The REAL you…..is not that mindless, endless, manipulating voice in your head! No!!! The real you is deeper, no – go deeper. The real you is what you have been searching for – the one that was created in the image of the Creator. And it is not the voice in your head!

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 1:27


Start pondering and meditating and turning that over……..YOU have been created in HIS image! Now dismiss that voice within that tells you otherwise!

 


 

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