My wife came across this interesting article (link to it seems to have moved) about finding meaning in dreams through her interest in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
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Do YOU Know What Your Dreams Tell You?
Last night I dreamed I was driving one of those big honkin’ trucks that farmers, horse folks and lumberjacks drive – like a huge amped-up Ford 250. It was night black, and it had those dual rear wheels that stick out on the sides – a real don’t-mess-with-me kind of truck.
A big, nasty storm came up, and the wind shrieked around the truck and the rain slashed the air, but I was safe and sound inside. Enormous trees fell left and right like wind-blown matchsticks.
The road gradually became narrower and narrower. A couple of trees that had fallen to each side funneled me into a space so narrow the leaves and branches were noisily scraping the sides of my truck. Then a huge trunk appeared right in my path, and I had to do a full stop.
I looked back and saw that there was space to back up, but it was uphill and so slippery that I couldn’t get the truck to go – low gears or 4 big rear tires be damned.
Suddenly, I felt the whole truck vibrate and begin to inch forward, move forward, rush forward – as if it was impelled by some inward dynamic that made its surroundings completely irrelevant. And –*-blam!-*– I was out of stuck-mode and in the clear.
I was now standing outside my truck – which was now a new, sleek Toyota – looking in on my dog, Io (pronounced EE-oh), who was in my driver’s seat. Io was a mid-sized dog who looked like a small, delicate black and white Malamute, or one of those sheep dogs in the movie Babe, but with finer features. I had the honor of being her Human in the 90s.
Io was somehow lying on her back, with her lovely, soft, white tummy exposed, looking at me with her big doe-eyes in total bliss. I reached in and scritched (not scratch! Scritch!) under her throat, and she closed her eyes and did one of her signature doggie-snore-purrs.
As I did that, I simultaneously heard and saw a dog much like Io but with shorter fur and thicker neck, kind of as if he had a bit of pit bull in him.
He was looking at me intensely, growling and greeting all at once, like, “hey! Where’s MY pets and hugs?”
Then I was squatting beside him on the sidewalk rubbing his back and under his throat, and playing with him. He was a really happy dog, and loved to play, but got a little over-excited so I’d have to calm him down again. It was easy, and he was just a bundle of love.
I awoke feeling really happy and buzzing with a core-kind of affection for life itself. A sense of lingering wonder has permeated the rest of the day today.
WHY AM I WRTING ABOUT THIS and what does it mean for you?
Because I want to invite you to look at your own dreams and see what underlying messages they have for you. Maybe you don’t dream – that’s OK – I bet you day-dream! You can use them the same way!
Because there were certain really obvious elements in my dream that show me exactly where I’m at, what’s going on, and some underlying themes that have gigantic import. And I bet your dreams do the same for you. More about that in a moment.
You know, I’ll admit something to you readily – it isn’t always easy for me to do all the things I do. If my kids weren’t grown up and out on their own, I wouldn’t be able to do half of them. You’ll notice that the folks you see being so successful online either are single or have families who help with child care and office duties. I’m single and loving it after the years of diapers and teenage hormones and moodiness!
But sometimes I think I do way too much. At the same time though, when I ask myself what I could cut out of my life, my heart sinks when I think of letting go my EFT practice or my passion for creating EFT books, writing articles, creating sites and giving teleclasses. And to think about giving up my artwork? Ha! I don’t think so! It’d be like not being able to breathe!
So occasionally I get hung up in thinking about it all and I feel stuck. Part of the thinking is that I ‘have to do it all and do it all right now!’ or ‘I have to choose one or the other and focus.’ I get caught in those thoughts once in a while. That’s how I was feeling last night – stuck between 2 huge forces (the trees): EFT and my artwork.
Well, the mind is our biggest muscle! So when I feel stuck like that, it’s time to haul out the big EFT and bring that muscle back into training. But last night I didn’t. I did my Chi Lel Chi Gung and went to bed, figuring that the energy I had just drawn in would help it resolve. You’ll see what happneded in a second.
What did that dream mean to me? How do you pick apart a dream to milk it of its wisdom>
Well, there I am in my truck – my life-force-vehicle – huge, black (I think of black being the color of the Void of All Possibilities), powerful, strong, hefty, capable are words that come to mind for it – and I’m stuck! Between these trees! Huge trees, not little saplings – EFT and Art – and one more in front of me – my ego, limited thoughts and beliefs perhaps?
But all of a sudden, from the inside of the truck – my life-force – comes this compelling energy that doesn’t pay one whit of attention to the supposed blocks, and pushes me right through them into the clear! The blocks became substanceless, literally immaterial.
Isn’t that what happens when you stay true to who you are? You know you feel stuck, but you stay in your heart-space, tap a bit, stay calm, and ask yourself, “what would I prefer next?” And the next thing you know, you’re out of stuckness and into a clear space. Something lines up in the Cosmos that unsticks you and propels you into a new space – you and your Divine Self are aligned and congruent.
The next thing in the dream was the presence of my dogs. Well, in truth, I really had only one dog, Io. She was the sweetest Being anyone could ever conceive of, and came to me out of the blue one day and was my little angel for ten years. But that’s another story.
So now I’m looking into my truck seeing her lying there on her back. The truck is now a beautiful new Toyota 4×4 pickup – totally practical for a sculptor who has to schlep big paintings and rocks around – capable and strong but not a macho machine – and Io is lying there in a state of bliss.
If you were to look at her as a symbol of my feminine inner instincts (thank you, Samantha for that idea), she’d be the perfect fit. Io, indeed, did save me from myself many times when she was on this planet. To have her in my life-force vehicle doing her funny little half-snore, half purr was absolutely delightful.
But then the other dog! What a surprise that was! I never had the male counterpart to Io, so seeing him there wanting attention, too, was awesome – and to be able to play with him and scritch and be able to keep him from being over-powering or sharp-teeth-scary-strong was even better.
I awoke feeling like there were all kinds of possibilities for me that I never even knew about, and that if I could just keep that thought, and do my best to stay in that state, all would be well.
There was a lot more to the interpretation, but I know you’d rather think and find out about your own dreams and what they mean to you. We’ll do that very soon.
I admire the heck out of online personalities and coaches like Ali Brown, Kathleen Gage, Fabienne Fredrickson, Jim Edwards, Yanik Silver and others – seeing how far they have come from zero to star-status – and I appreciate their example and their excellent products. It’d be really easy to get caught up in trying to be just like them and try to do what they do.
But I question the follow-them mentality. Would it be right, comfortable, appropriate or even fun for me to do what ‘they’ do? Don’t you feel a little strange about taking every step someone else has?I do, but maybe I’m more of a rebel. That’s not to say courses and program have no value! I just really ask myself if what I’m following is really for me. Parts of it can be, parts not. You have to stay alert and awake.
I kinda like being just my regular old, lazy, renegade, irreverent, weird, creative, frank, no BS, what-you-see-is-what-you-get floppy-aloha-shirt and paint-stained old black shorts-wearing, media-creating, painter-sculptor-unusual newsletter writer EFT maniac self. I’m totally OK with that. How OK are you with Being You?
That dream made me see once again that how I am is how I am. Period. And no matter what I THINK, that eternal Beingness is not only OK, but it will always prevail. What a relief.
How inspiring and enchanting that is! To know that there is that Something inside of you that you don’t need to boss around, guide, compel or manipulate! And that automatically (when you allow it!) sets you on the right track again and again and again if you’ll just LISTEN to it and pay attention to its message and take the appropriate actions.
I want you to be that OK with who you are, too. I know darn well how easy it is to do a gradual slide into feeling stuck (angry, ashamed, sad, etc.) and feeling like it will last Forever – and hating yourself for how you feel – been there.As if it isn’t enough that you feel down, to hate yourself for feeling down – and then hating how you hate yourself – man, what a mess.
So, since I used love to do Dream Readings for people for years when I lived in Sant Fe, NM, I decided I’d create a new Series of Dream Teleclasses that last night’s dream inspired. We’ll explore what YOUR dreams are telling YOU – and we’ll get you through the blocks and limitations you’re dealing with in order to get you feeling high and strong and grounded and peaceful and excited and calm and inspired – all at once.
Stay tuned, and be prepared to be amazed and inspired and surprised by what your Inner Self is trying to say to you!
© Angela Treat Lyon 2009 • I invite you to feel free to use this article as long as you use it in its entirety, including my © and contact information. Lyon at IDareYouRADIO.com • Thank you!