A QUOTE FROM THE DREAM:
“Then he says, “Look at the place it is so nice it has a lovely couches and sofas for me to relax on. There is often food up in the kitchen the ladies leave behind or give me from there meetings. I really do not want to leave. This is a wonderful place for me.”
We tell him again that he has to leave and go to his own home and my friend will give him a ride. He then walks over to a table and there is a drawer in the table and he takes something out and we tell him that whatever it is it does not belong to him so he has to put it back. We convince him to put it back in the drawer.
So eventually after much persuasion we take the man out to my friends car. I am on one side and my friend is on the other side and we help him get to her car. We then drive him to his house and help him in to the house. He said, “You know I will be back to that place. I will be back to the church” I tell him, “You cannot come back you are not allowed. You only go back there when you are invited.”
all of that symbolizes to much to me!!
The woman and her friend represent the inner, true self, befriending the outer, more human self.
I see that man representing a negative event in life or a negative thought pattern or belief. We want him to go. Want to free our space of it all.
Right away, this dream reveals the comfort that negative things can be afforded. We are holding on so tightly to these traumas and belief systems that they are being nurtured by us! Growing up big and strong because of our unconscious devotion to them! By holding on to past traumas and subconscious defects in thought, it’s as if we do offer these awful things a place to rest and kick up their feet! They get fed by the “food up in the kitchen the ladies leave behind or give”.
And ladies, as well as gentlemen, do leave behind scraps of emotion and thoughts to let this uncomfortable creature reside inside us, as comfy as can be.
And this part: He then walks over to a table and there is a drawer in the table and he takes something out and we tell him that whatever it is it does not belong to him so he has to put it back. We convince him to put it back in the drawer.”
That to me is so powerful! It’s revealing the actual power we each have as individuals! We just have to politely take our power back.
As john lennon said: power to the people!
We own our power and its up to us to live it!
And if we all decided to take our power back (like democracy implies we can): AT THE EXACT SAME TIME! then so much of whats held fast in our own personal systems and in all those external systems that take away our freedoms, will eff off!! (for lack of a more fitting description! lol).
Most people think: ah. We cant take any control (not even of OUR MINDS!), the government has all the control, or the oil companies or the media or the church has all the control, but not us as people! No WE don’t have any control over this kind of “fixed thought”. Not me, not you—just THEM, those people OUT THERE.
The only reason they do have any control at all is because WE are letting them.
We are sitting back and letting “those people” or “those things” or “those thoughts” (who or what ever THEY are?) take full control of everything! All things! Even our own belief systems and personal stories!!
But in reality, in many ways, it is US who are “those people” and “those things”. Whatever we are holding on to is what is affecting us the most. (yes I went pretty deep with this dream! (even tho it was had by someone else!) Haha)
I think we are all learning that we must not give up our power of being to anyone or anything, as much as we can at first, and then hopefully indefinitely.
We must hold fast to the potential of creating lives we want and lives that are better for everyone.
If we do start the journey of letting go and taking back our power, in the beginning it may at first feel very foreign and awkward to try and get rid of old ways of thinking or being in the world. For one, we may still be “so mad about that!”(lol) but holding tightly to negative memories and emotions creates negative life experiences for us.
When we cant control it, or maybe more fitting, when it begins to control us, we start feeling negative almost all the time, because those issues are always playing in the back ground (consciously or subconsciously), ruining our lives almost constantly!
This part, “We tell him again that he has to leave and go to his own home and my friend will give him a ride”, reveals just how polite and gentle we can be in letting go of past negativities and thoughts. We just want them to leave, go back to where you came from and stay there. We want to get on with our lives.
We need to take back our power! Let those thoughts go and work on new, more pleasant thoughts to enter! Make those things “GO HOME” like the dream says!