I dream very vividly and often. I wish I had a little camera to implant in my mind to record them. I have not written about my dreams in some time….but these past few days I have had some very profound ones. I really believe that dreams give us a glimpse of life on another level and provide information and messages that will help us in “real time”. So I took to my “Dream Cards” by Strephon Kaplan-Williams to bring you a message from the dreamland today. These are lovely cards…and are full of images and messages, including the primary message. I am going to list all of the secondary images and messages too, because they are rather profound, and I do not want us to miss anything. So, bear with a bit more lengthy post!
The card I pulled is:
DIRECTION – Guiding, Destiny, Fulfilling (Central Image – A Bridge crosses a great chasm)
Message: Direction is when we value somewhere or something greater than life itself. Direction is not simply choosing goals and fulfilling them. All goals deceive, whether one is climbing ambition’s ladder, nurturing a family, or championing a major cause of the people. While these need commitment, they do not transcend the specifics of life. The only commitment that gives ultimate purpose is following Source energy to the end of your days, no matter where it leads you. Your Task Is: Ask if you have a purpose so valuable you can commit your life to it.
Snake: Only the choosing are chosen, only the chosen are choosing. Seek the source of what challenges you.
Door: Clearing obstacles is the first step in finding purpose. Learn from everything that does not go your way until you no longer want only your way.
Suitcase: The true cost of a journey is to give up what you don’t want to let go of. Hold on tightly, then choose to give.
Cards: Fortunes are not in the cards, but in the choices of life. Choose with certainty and never look back.
Stairs: If one has more than one direction in life, they tend to cancel each other out. For the moment, choose the most central direction.
Dog: To be led means to make anothers direction our own. Give up self-desire and be guided.
Car: To keep moving is not in itself a direction but a distraction. Stop yourself long enough to choose where you are going.
Lightening: The journey combines what happens to us with what we do about it. Act more from inner knowing than anxiety.
from The Desk of MarDrag:
The Central Image, the Bridge, speaks of following Source energy no matter where it leads. (that “Source” is whatever it means to YOU). And….that our true Purpose is one that is so valuable to us that we commit our life to it. What could that be…to You? Seek the source of what challenges you, and find out. It is more important now than ever that we seek our True Self within and allow ourselves to be guided by that True Self.
And we can only be guided when we let go of everything that keeps us tethered to the past, or keeps us judging and questioning what our Direction is. “Give up self-desire and be guided” tells us to let go of the expectations we have for “needing and having” to know and be in control of our Direction. It is when we stop for a moment, listen to inner wisdom, and trust that voice, that we are guided by right action and our Direction becomes clear. The Direction we are pushing in is not always the “right” direction, and guidance will help us see if that is so.
I love the line, “Learn from everything that does not go your way until you no longer want only your way” because it reminds us that, while our individual tapestry is busily being woven, there is still the greater picture to be considered, and how our tapestry fits into that Great Tapestry. Perhaps now, more than ever, we need to reflect on this. And there are lessons to be learned from that which does not go our way from which we will see, there may be another way. Our way is not always the better way or the right way. And…it is ok if it is not. We should not expect ourselves to know the way all the time. Sometimes, it is ok to not know and it is necessary to listen and be led by the guidance of our inner wisdom as well as our Higher Power (whatever that means to us).
The rest of the messages tell us to slow down, stop even, to listen and pay attention so we can choose with clarity where we are going, instead of tumbling head on into the future. Let go of old habits and fears that keep us stuck, ask for guidance and it will come, then choose a Direction and know that we will be guided by our inner wisdom and knowing. It is time to trust that Wiser Self within us all and act from Inner Knowing rather than Anxiety. Fear, Guilt and Anxiety lead us nowhere…but Inner Wisdom and Knowing…which we ALL have…leads us always in the right….Direction.