I’ve come to have a whole new appreciation for Valentine’s Day. I’ve never had a Valentine, so this isn’t me all of a sudden excited to get some flowers or chocolate.
I’m appreciative of the love that is in my life every day. However, I don’t think we should take away from people enjoying this holiday, whether we think it has any real significance other than a profit boost. Any day, where a significantly large amount of people can be so happy, joyful & blissful, at ONCE - is a very powerful thing.
This positive collective energy, can do so much good for the world. Imagine if this could be cultivated every day?
You might want to check out the video I posted yesterday on the science of miracles, if you would like some more insight on what focused positive energy can do for the world.
I’m okay if they tricked us with this one! ;)
Whether we are or are not on an individual level able to physically change a situation, we can still affect it. Looking down on those who just want to express their disdain for an injustice is disappointing. We spark change by giving a damn. So what if people didn’t become aware until late? That’s life. Better late than never. Better compassion and concern on some level than indifference. Awareness is greater than ignorance. But I will also add that just because someone doesn’t tweet about it all day, doesn’t mean they don’t care.
Last week, I learned from someone a very interesting perspective in which to approach understanding our dreams. There are many ways, I suppose, and no one way is the “right” way, but I found this one particularly useful and made a lot of sense. I’m not the type that spends a lot of time trying to analyze my dreams, but I do believe that they reflect many of our unconscious fears and desires. I’m going to attempt to explain this relative to a recent dream that I had.
The approach is this: Write about your dream in the perspective of each person and major object that appears in it, first person. This is from the basis that, every person or thing in your dream, is you. I mean, think about it. You’re the one having the dream, the thoughts, the emotions. Everything being processed in your brain is tied…to you.
About my dream:
I was in the desert and went to visit an old friend of mine that I was very close with. So close this person was like a sister to me, in real life. We are no longer friends and haven’t spoken in years, and same was in the dream. I go to see her and she is pregnant, and somewhat insecure and unhappy because the father of the child is a violent douche-bag. Very overpowering. What I found very interesting about my dream was that I had so much compassion for this old friend, like nothing had changed. I genuinely cared for her well being and was trying to talk her out of being around this guy. So he comes storming in from out of nowhere, being violent with me, and I am trying to leave. He’s being aggressive, and somehow we all end up in a jeep. I’m in the backseat. The next thing I know, there are cars speeding past us, veering off the road and wrecking. When I look up, in the distance I see that we are being bombed. We are either going to die from the wreck, or die from the bombs, and then I woke up.
I’ve been shot in the back of the head before in my dreams, running away from fires, but never have I felt so much fear. It all just felt so real… and possible.
So in terms of writing about this, you would write from the perspective of the girl, the guy, the baby, yourself in the dream, and even the jeep and the bombs. Once you start writing, you will make connections.
The connection that stood out most about my dream had to do with the bombs, the baby, and the fact that I could see the bombs. The lady I spoke with said that the baby represents something new and great trying to be born in my life. These bombs were trying to prevent this great thing from happening. The fact that I could see the bombs, meant I was aware this was happening. As soon as she said it, I knew exactly how it applied to my life, especially with the timing.
An important thing to think about is that when you are running or being shot, or something violent is going on, is it usually behind you that you can’t see it, or in front, that you do? For me, it’s very rare that in my dreams that I can see it coming. So this was a turning point for me. Being aware is powerful.
So, I hope this helps and you try this out! And if you want to talk to someone and need some perspective, you can always talk to me! =)
Sometimes you just have to hear your feet hit the pavement.