I may not be able to see the spirits that haunt our world…
But with courage, I can see the ones that haunt me.
According to my dreams, I’m quite scared of the unknown spirits that lurk within. However, my dreams also show…
…I’m willing to go past my fear. For example, in a dream from 2013…
I sense that some malevolent spirit-beings lurk behind a door. I decide to be brave and face them.
But when I try to swing the door open, whatever’s on the other side pulls against my pull. So…
…I then try to push the door closed.
Ironically, the being then pushes against my push.
When I considered that dream, my first thought was: “I can’t win!”
But then I saw how I could.
I realized: in my eagerness to go beyond my fear, I tried to do too much at once. All I really needed to do was open the door a bit, then let go and deal with the situation as it unfolded. Though I can facilitate change by being active, I can’t rush change.
Okay, but maybe I should leave those spirits alone. I could be opening Pandora’s Box. How does that old saying go? “Don’t trouble trouble ‘til trouble troubles you.”
Ah, but even if I don’t open that door, I’ll still be troubled by those spirits. They’re within me. A part of me. Hidden away in that room, they can affect my mind and behavior in ways I don’t realize. So, I need to become aware of them. I need to see and deal with what resides in the shadow.
As we all do, in my opinion. Just consider the state of our world—every day looks like Halloween.
© 2019, Michael R. Patton
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