you ever receive. I believe in signs. To be aware of them is tricky. For me, the first step is to invite symbols or signs into our lives. I do this by saying aloud or silently before I go to sleep, "Please send me a sign that teaches me a life lesson or allows me to do the same for others." I am open to receiving. With repetition of the invitation, the signs will reveal themselves to you. Once that occurs over and over again, the awareness increases, and you can see signs and symbols with heavy meaning or affirmations all around you. Sometimes they reveal themselves in quiet ways. Sometimes signs will reveal themselves through dreams. I know. Or, I believe I know. And, why not? I am deserving. So are you.
My my most recent signs have come to me in dreams. Last week I listened to a podcast by a PhD in psychology, and he said the answers from God, Spirit, or his muse woke him up at 3:13am. Then he had to write the info down immediately for helping his clients, his writing, his patients, or his personal questions. I was not open to that because I love to sleep 9-10 hours a night!
Wouldn't you know it, my muse had other ideas! I dreamed I was in a Ross Dress for Less store, looking at change purses and wallets in the accessory area. I kept finding wads of money and lots of coins with notes written on the leather interior or cloth interior from a woman named Sarah. She wrote inside the wallets and coin purses that if I found this, then I must really need the money and the encouragement that I was worthy. I must do something good for my family and friends with the money, and use my newfound money for good. Enhancing my life through my own good fortune and passing it on was the lesson for me in the sign. When I woke up from the dream it was 4:29am. I repeated the dream over and over again softly so I wouldn't forget. Plus, I was too lazy to get up and write it down with pen and paper in the kitchen area.
The second dream that night with signs was just as prolific for me. I was reading college textbooks in history of the world and US history. I was repeating and repeating the dates and facts as I was rushing to the university to take tests. I remember catching a history professor and yelling at him, "Why are we memorizing and memorizing? It serves no one in the modern times inlesss you relate facts and dates to what I do in my daily world now! It helps me not one bit unless it creates in me a kinder, gentler, more compassionate human experience! We students seek connection, relationships, and our goal as humans is to spread love above all!" The professor stopped in his tracks and smiled widely at me. "Well, we traditional educators never thought of history in that way before. Wow! You have got something special there!" From that dream, I woke up at 5:27am and also was too lazy to get up and write it down.
How do do these signs from my dreams talk to me and teach me something? Do they teach me something I can share with you? The first dream has become the basis of my holiday gift giving. I am going to stores all season long to place coins in small envelopes and quietly stuff them anonymously in wallets and change purses with notes of guidance to do good with the money. What a personal revolution! I invite you to do the same! It can be our own Secret Santa, all around the world!
The second dream contained signs and symbols which taught me that whatever mundane tasks we must do just to get through the end of the day, the end of the season, the end of the semester, etc., can be for good. We can spread love and connection through the murkiness of memorizing what we think of as boring. Use the knowledge, the tests, the patience earned with confrontations, etc, as a way to see, really see the big picture. What are we doing this stuff for? Just to say we did it, we got through it? No, we finish the task to say we did it in a way that becomes a vehicle for higher elevation and love in all facets of our lives. I know driving to work every day sucks, but what if one day on the commute, you listened to a mind blowing podcast that changes the way you forever answer the question, "How are you?" How many times a day do we give and receive that question?
Invite the signs, receive the signs, be aware that they are signs, interpret the signs, and act upon the signs in your own unique way. I want to hear from you.