When I was a teenager my mother had a horrific time waking me up in the morning. She would, call, cajole, yell, push, pull, and most effectively, threaten to run a bath for me and then go downstairs to the basement. This would mean that if the tub overflowed it would be my fault. Somehow that one did it. I would reluctantly leave my warm cozy bed and head downstairs to turn off the water. The threat of more work and the trouble I would be in was enough to release whatever dream was holding me captive.
What if we could apply this same principle to our daily lives? There are some who would say that our earthly experience is a dream itself, that we have fallen asleep to our greater, spiritual selves. Our dreams are often captivating because we can change the thread of the dream at will. If it’s a really good one we can stay in it and perhaps even choose the next scene. If it’s frightening we can turn a corner and begin a different dream or simply wake up.
If today, your awake dream is not what you choose to experience, change the scene. You have the power to do that. If today the awake dream of the world is frightening, let’s all wake up. What appears to be immovable is movable through the powers of faith, divine love, wisdom and will. These are innate powers within each of us. Aligned with the one power, one presence, one activity that animates all of life, we can move mountains, change scenes and see the Truth in one another. But we must wake up.
Whatever scene you choose to live today, let it be one that is guided by the harmonizing power of Divine Love. Let it be a day of wakefulness to the divine essence in all beings. Rise and Shine! The water is running and it’s up to you to direct the flow.
© 2017. Eileen DeRosia Patra