Saturday, November 11th, 2017
My favorite date: 11/11. Make a wish!
I want to share a dream that I had recently. I love dreams that have life lessons woven into the bizarre sequences of events. This dream has really stuck with me…
It was a setting sort of like in Miracle on 34th Street – I was in my life, but instead of living it, I was witnessing it. I was back in time with a group of my friends, but everything was just a tiiiiny bit different. The ‘me’ that I was watching hugged one of my friends, but she was a foot shorter than I knew her as. I asked her how she got so much shorter. “I’ve always been this short!” I realized then that I was witnessing my life as if little things had not happened in the past. Like the butterfly effect, something happened differently in the past that caused her to be shorter. I know, strange…but it is a dream I’m talking about here…
Then I saw another friend of mine and she was as happy as could be. She had not yet met a man that would end up giving her the biggest heartbreak of her life. Since I knew how her life would play out, I wondered if I should tell her that when she meets a certain man, to not date him. That she would fall so in love with him, only to be dumped out of the blue by him because he was in love with someone else. I could have told her to avoid him when he enters her life to save her from the heartbreak.
But in the dream, the wise ‘narrator’ told me to not interfere. She needs to go through that future, soul-crushing heartbreak in order to get to a better place. In real life, this friend of mine is now thriving in her career and happy with a different man that is far better for her. I don’t believe she would have reached her place of happiness if she didn’t go through the rollercoaster of love and heartbreak.
I woke up and thought about this dream for a while. Sometimes I think about how things could have been had I not met certain people or done certain things. There are endless amounts of paths I could have taken and I often feel like I took a wrong turn on my life path because things didn’t turn out a certain way.
My dream was a reminder that everything happens for a reason. Everything that happens is a stepping stone to a new layer of life. The good and the bad.
There are so many different paths to take, but ultimately, there is only one.
Do not force. Do not manipulate. Do not regret.
Simply, go with the flow.