These are the sweet words I woke up to. They were being whispered to me, by my divine guardians, as a comfort after the frustrating "dreams" that I was just waking up from.
But the full message held a few additional words. The complete message said:
"Run towards your dreams, not away from your nightmares."
You see, my night was filled frustrating dreams, which could be considered gentle nightmares. Overall, they were distracting, life-draining, and keeping me from focusing on my personal happiness.
In one, I was asked to support someone else's big dream (which I was happy to do), but I gave far too much energy and found that my energy and attention was not even necessary. It simply placed me in the center of chaotic situations that I had no real control over because it wasn't my dream!
My only real power was to participate in their dream or to run towards my own.
In another, my cherished possessions were out and displayed without any concern or worry. But when I wished to retrieve an important key that I had placed in my favorite jacket, I couldn't find that jacket. I then noticed that another soul had misappropriated the jacket without any care, consideration, or respect.
I then spent too much of my energy trying to reclaim what was always mine! When I have full appreciation for the gifts that are mine, I do not need to reclaim anything. They are mine! I do not need to explain this to anyone. When I no longer seek another's acceptance or approval, the struggle disappears.
I'm a vivid dreamer, but this is the first uncomfortable night I've had in a few months. Each time I came to consciousness in the night, I asked to transform the dreams.
I didn't want to wake up to this frustration, and simply asking to transform them has always worked in the past.
But this morning, my lesson came in realizing that I didn't have to fix anything in those situations. I didn't need to defend myself or respond to the disharmony!
I only needed to direct my focus towards my own positive, supportive, and creative dream.
I'm excited about all that I am creating for myself in life, right now. But I'm certain that this spirit teaching (my personal lessons from the divine) is encouraging me to stay focused on my passionate dreams, without giving energy to the perceptions of struggle, chaos, and lack.
Frustrations will still appear, but I don't need to energize them or feed them. I can just redirect my focus towards my empowerment.
I humbly acknowledge that I've been taught to defend myself in every unjust scenario, but I'm tired of that point of view.
I'm changing my perspective!
I'm running towards my dreams! Without giving nightmares a second thought.
How about you?
© Alania Starhawk 2023
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Divine Channel | Inspired Author | Spiritual Mentor | Sacred Visionary
Alania Starhawk is a divine channel, inspired author, sacred visionary, and spiritual mentor. Her gifts of clear sight and intuitive knowing allow her to connect to the infinite realms of truth and light that exist within all forms of creation. Alania introduces us to a world of infinite possibility by powerfully sharing the sacred teachings that speak to our soul. These enlightened teachings, which support humanity’s evolution and awakening, come from the many beings of Light that communicate directly to Alania.
In her newly published book, Divine Self: Awakening into Sacred Remembrance, she activates the cellular memories of our own empowered truth. In her words, "We are so much more than we imagine ourselves to be."