While we are all familiar with the idea of the hidden within becoming expressed or manifested in our exterior reality, what is interesting about this interview is that it compares the process to molecular structures repeated to the place that they impact the macro or social realms. It implies that this is the way that seed potentials sprout and grow within us.
The problem in dealing with True Believers is that they have their minds made up and any alternative world view threatens theirs. In our grandiosity we often think, “I will become a True Believer. Once they see how wonderful I am and how much I have to offer that will help them, they will listen to me and change.” This generally amounts to self-delusion, wasted time and wasted effort.
If you have unfinished business with a deceased parent, what can you do? How does that wound affect who you are today? How does it limit your options? What can you do to heal it? Your dreams regularly comment on how long forgotten early family relationships shape how you view yourself and others today. If you listen to them, as this lady is doing, you will take a short cut to finding yourself, as opposed to the social identity that you had to become in order to survive. Use this format and interview yourself today.
How do we get accepted in the world for who we are? The need to feel accepted by others can destroy our peace of mind and keep us from finding and following our own path.
When we can’t see the sun shining above the dark clouds of our problems we need to listen to parts of ourselves that can. That’s what this lady does when she interviews an abandoned cat in an abandoned dream house.
“I looked into this foal’s eyes and saw the face of a beautiful old, wise woman. She had such confidence and depth and wisdom in her eyes. We just looked at each other and caressed each other.”
How do you stop yourself from creating the life of your dreams? Do you ever wonder if you would be selfish if you did? Do you ever let your fears of what others might think stop you? If you do, don’t feel so special. So does most anyone else that is sincere and has a conscience.
Your dreams tell you how and why you are stuck. If you don’t listen to them that stuckness expresses itself in your waking life. In this lady’s case, it expressed as a pervasive fear of the future that had a limiting effect through self-doubt for years. The good news is that much of that is unnecessary and preventable with IDL.
Notice that this dreamer not only discovered an understanding of her dream that both made sense to her and satisfied her, but had a transformational experience as a result which she was able to use in a practical way to improve her life and the lives of others. The more that we practice integral deep listening to ourselves the more we wake up to who we truly are. The more we get out of our own way. The more we discover an ability to be in the right place at the right time to say and do those things that will awaken the highest in both others and ourselves.
What would your life be like if the thunderstorms in your life didn’t affect you? When you learn to become the sky, like Ellen did, it won’t!