dreams begging for attention

I woke up this morning from a dream that I had run out of money. I’m not one to take dreams literally, yet this one came with a particularly strong desire to translate its meaning. I figured a storyline as drastic as this was just begging for my attention. So I sat down on the floor and meditated on it. And as usual, as I tuned into my inner guidance I was able to reach some powerful insights almost immediately.

One of the things I’ve learned lately is that I can think that I believe in something, yet unless I totally walk the talk, I can see that I don’t truly believe. This dream I had today forced me to take a look at how I was approaching my work. This reflection enabled me to see that I was holding myself back from truly claiming the role I want to play. I see now that in order to claim a new role, I have to let go of the one that I want to grow from. This is a mental shift I need to make. I can’t claim my success and doubt my aspirations at the same time. These two states cannot co-exist.

As I looked more closely at what was getting in my way of claiming success, I recognized some fears about reaching for the brass ring. What if it doesn’t work out the way I envision? Then what? Yet this was exactly the thinking that kept me clinging to my corporate job for so long. That is, until I was able to see that if it didn’t work out, I could always go back and get another job. You wouldn’t believe what a revelation that was! So today I told myself that if my work dream doesn’t pan out, I can always let go of it knowing that at least I’d tried.

My dream today led me to the awareness that I need to look at my life differently to make this shift. I must commit to my success from my heart, breathing it in so that it becomes my state of being. While I’m hoping this will be an adjustment I will make overnight, I suspect that this will require some practice before I’m totally there. But that’s okay. At least I know that the ability to do this lies completely inside of me.

Thank you for visiting. I’m wishing you an amazing journey.

Susan Hanshaw

2 thoughts on “dreams begging for attention

  1. Hi Susan,

    Beautiful post. This is my birthday lesson today — learning to release and let go when something no longer serves. But the trick is knowing when it is no longer serving AND being willing to let it go. Scary.

    I applaud your awareness. Leap, the net does appear.

    Peace and blessings,

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    Happy Birthday! You are so right on with your reminder about the net. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from an unknown source:

    “Faith is knowing that if you must step off a cliff, either a step will appear or you will be taught how to fly.”

    Thank you for sharing.

    With light,

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