“Thank God, we don’t have to do it all alone.” Voice of wisdom from somewhere deep inside.
This morning I woke up from two back-to-back dreams. In one, I was sleeping on the couch of a good friend. She asked me to leave. It was my last day. I was supposed to go and ask the priest if I could stay in the church because I was homeless in the dream and had no material possessions. That was a frightening dream.
In the second dream, I was on my way to teach school on top of a hill. While I was walking up hill to meet the students for the first time, I realized that I had forgotten the notes. I didn’t know the students’ names. I had only a vague idea of what I was teaching. I hoped and prayed that my past experience teaching students would be enough.
Dreams are prophetic. I am at a point in my life, where I have to start over again. I feel so disconnected from the things I knew before. It is scary to have to start over. Many people have had to start over with nothing. People whose houses have burned down, people who have been given a diagnosis from a dread disease, people who have put their life savings into a failing business, people who have found themselves giving up the life that was so familiar to them and starting all over again.
When you are young and starting out in life making your way is exciting. When you come to the middle of your life and have to start over it feels like a monumental task. Thank God, we don’t have to do it all alone.
One thing I know for sure, is that we have what it takes. Deep inside of us we have courage, we have resilience, and we have strength. The rational part of us, knows we are not disconnected in this world. There is plenty of help around. We can always call on a Higher Power, knowing it runs through us and all around us all the time. We can always call on the help of other people who may be angels in disguise.
By the time we are older, we have wisdom. We know that we have many resources if only we can center ourselves, and not let the fear overtake us. That is what my dreams were all about. Fortunately they were just dreams, sent to teach me the action steps that I need to know to start over.
God is always protecting us. God protects us while we sleep, in dreams, and while we are awake. She gives us all the information that we need to know, that we have everything right inside of us to start over. It will be all right. In fact, it could lead to our greatest glory so far.
A Prayer for Today
Know with me that you are never alone. God is where you are right now. You have only to look within to know that you are guided, you are protected, and you are oh-so loved, by a God who knows only good.