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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dreaming Real-ness


"Nothing real can be threatened.  Nothing unreal exists.  Here lies the peace of God."  From A Course in Miracles  

Art by the beautiful Lori Portka


 A couple of nights ago I had a dream that shook me awake.  I wish I could convey to you how this one dream has woven its way into the fibers of my being and seems to be directing me somehow.  Just thinking about it brings the tears now and makes all the little hairs on my body stand up straight.  Let's see if my words can show you...

This particular night, my husband & I had one of those important conversations the two of us don't have often enough—an honest check in, a discussion about the places where we feel stuck/where old, tired patterns cling on for dear life, places we want to awaken, hesitant promises to show up more fully.  It was an emotional conversation.  That night while I slept this is what happened…

I had a dream.  I had a dream that my sweet seven-year-old wrote a letter to God, she wrote a lot of things in this precious letter, but this is the one thing that jumped out and stuck to me and won't let me go.  It said:

Dear God, please help my mommy and daddy know that their fears are not real.

More goosebumps.  

I can't stop thinking about these words, about the sweetness of her angel-like presence in this dream. I know this message is a gift that is here to heal my scared places.  I know that my spirit is nudging me to lean toward absolute love, absolute trust.

Some questions...

What if we believed, no—what if we knew, without a hint of doubt, that only love is real? What if we began to choose and choose and choose to drop the old/the what ifs, to arrive each moment anew--to give ourselves fully to every now and now and now?  What if we decided to meet each moment, not with our thoughts and stories and judgments and fears and resistance, but with our full, soft, listening attention?  What if we trusted with every morsel of ourselves that every single thing is happening for our higher good, to move us more toward love—to the only thing that is real?  

Can you imagine?  Can you imagine the weight that would be lifted?  Can you imagine the Seeing that would be seen—the beauty would that would no longer be missed?



Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life”     Eckhart Tolle


I want, with every part of myself, to make the Now the primary focus of my life—to inch closer, always, to this kind of deep listening, this kind of softness, this kind of knowing and trust—this kind of Real. 



“Through the present moment, you have access to the power of life itself, that which has traditionally been called "God." As soon as you turn away from it, God ceases to be a reality in your life, and all you are left with is the mental concept of God, which some people believe in and others deny. Even belief in God is only a poor substitute for the living reality of God manifesting every moment of your life.”  Eckhart Tolle






11 comments :

  1. What a powerful dream. The fact that it stays with you shows that the Dream Maker is showing you something very important. There is so much more I could say here, but I want to honor the fact that this is Your dream.

    And, oh, how the message from your dream and Tolle's words so fit together. The universe needs this message, Julia. I'm grateful that you are one of the messengers telling it to us.

    Namaste....

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  2. This is so powerful, beautiful friend. So much "real" here. I honor you and your courage to walk the Path of the Heart, no matter what. I love you!

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  3. i can really relate to the power of your dream because i have so many that really stick with me. i believe there are messages there, that we need to open up to what is being said. good night, sleep tight....

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  4. What a wise and wonderful dream. To live a life focused on love is our daily quest. Blessings on the journey. <3 Tanya

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  5. Tears are welling up in my eyes right now. Such a powerful enlightening dream. What a gift to be given when you need it most. I love this Jules, such a strong message coming through :)
    Love you,
    Amy

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  6. This is absolutely brilliant! So evocative..so powerful..so honestly real and true. Iff only we could all truly and fully embrace this present moment. Iff only...

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  7. Wow, Julia. This is powerful, so beautiful. The sacred awake coming as you sleep...thank you for sharing this stirring message with all of us. Sending love!

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  8. Oh, and that it came through your daughter...amazing and so apt. How often wisdom comes through these little ones.

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  9. So beautiful, Julia. So beautiful. Such truth, peace, softness and possibility. Thank you for sharing this dream, sharing it with all of us who can be healed by a little one's angelic letter to the divine. xo

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  10. Beautiful women...I'm so very touched by all of your words. I don't have time right now to respond to each of you individually but please, please know how much you have filled me.

    I send my love to each of you today.

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  11. Julia, simply reading this post caused the clouds to part and the light to shine through. What a gift this dream was. "...their fears aren't real." Wow. Out of the mouths of babes, so simple and sincere, the words of freedom are spoken.
    I love this post so so much. I love you!

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♥ Julia