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How To Survive A Titanic-sized Change

The dream he refers to here about the Titanic was mine. Since I was in a big catastrophic event in the dream and was helping others that means in real life I can do the same. The spiritual quality is Resilience and practicing this quality allows me to stay calm even during crisis. In fact, the inner work I’ve done to flip negatives to positives helps me in every area of life and now I’m even seeing more and more how it even applies in work environments. All organizations want growth but not everyone wants to change themselves to get to the growth. They want it to be an external change. But in truth, as Richard explains here, when we work through our trauma or fears that is where real transformation can really take place. I’ll blog more about this soon.


By Richard Hastings

Not too long ago someone sent me a dream about being on the Titanic and helping people in the life boats.   It got me thinking that unless you have lived your life in a protected bubble, we all have been on the “Titanic” at one time or another.    We all have had to face catastrophes, big huge tests, that we were not ready for at the time.   The Titanic happened partly out of arrogance which is quite common to a lot of human catastrophe, but even without the arrogance,  we are sometimes tested way beyond our ability to cope at the time.

If there is a positive side to the Titanics  that we have experienced, it is this.  The huge sea of negative emotion, usually fear, that the catastrophe leaves in your memory is a place where we can go to repeatedly for lots of growth.   I have no idea why the Creator chose to make us this way.  I just know that the big negative things that have happened to me like being fired when I thought I was doing the best work ever,  are the places where I can repeatedly return for sources of new growth.   Like every other human being,  I deplore it when catastrophe strikes, and certainly would never wish it to occur to myself or anyone,  but honestly,  it would be difficult to imagine big transformation without having had major trauma.   I think that there may be some people who can go for a great deal of change without being so challenged and perhaps there will be generations of people who can go after change without feeling negative inside,  but they are pretty rare.    Our tests are our greatest reservoir of growth.

How does it work?  It is pretty simple actually.  Imagine you were one of those  passengers aboard the Titanic steaming for America  when suddenly you hit an iceberg and the ship sinks.  You may make it to a life boat,  but what happens next.  The ego takes over and puts in a memory of the experience so that you won’t forget the horror.   You now have fear every time you get on board a vessel going for a long distance from one place to another.   Whereas before you traveled from one place to another easily, now you have fear when you travel.  Fear is like an extra passenger.   Inwardly, when you think about moving from one state of being to a newer one, a better one, you are hesitant because now you have fear.    What to do?

If you understand how to work with fear, then you don’t have to be afraid of it.   It is like FDR said. “The only thing to fear is fear itself.”   Instead of being fearful of dealing with the fear,  you can learn how to embrace it and use it for growth.    It is relatively easy also.   How does it work?    So lets say that the reason you were on the Titanic is that you were going to America to find a new life.   Now when you think about going for a new life, you have a huge fear of something horrific happening where lots of people die.  You replay the death of so many, then you imagine it happening again, and hold yourself back from going for it.    The thing you are supposed to learn, the new capacity, is lodged right in the fear.  All you have to do is find its spiritual opposite and you will begin to be transformed right before your eyes.   This really works.

What is a spiritual opposite?   A spiritual opposite is the inner process 180 degrees opposite to the fear in a positive direction and beneficial for lots of others.    Instead of being in fear that lots of people are going to die when you go for your new life and then holding yourself back,  the process you need to learn is seeing positive possibilities that bring new life and energy to yourself and others and then acting on them.    Most programs that deal with trauma don’t include the beneficial piece, but it is crucial, because it is part of human nature to be beneficial to others, to make the world a better place.    I venture to say that a lot of people on board the Titanic were seeking material fortune in coming to America, but that was not their true inner purpose.    They didn’t know their purpose.  They only knew the importance of economic survival.

When catastrophe strikes,  there is always a spiritual purpose that is at the core of the transformation.   That purpose will always benefit a lot of people.   When you get attracted to the true purpose, the fear no longer needs to stay with you in such an intense way.  You have to understand that our true nature is fundamentally spiritual, fundamentally transcendent.   The material aspect of us is only temporary.

Try looking at your catastrophes with new eyes, not something that you needed to avoid, but an opportunity to learn a new process that will benefit humankind.   The positive energy is in opposition to the fear or other negative emotion.

Here are some possible examples.

  1. The fear of being assaulted =  the fear of being assaulted comes when someone forcible (using their material power) tries to take something from you for their own selfish benefit.     Spiritual opposite- reaching out to people and providing a service that will benefit others using your positive capacities.
  2. The fear of losing a big game –  this fear comes when you are trying to beat someone else and get your esteem based on the win.   Spiritual opposite-  participating together with others for a positive outcome.
  3. The fear of the apocalypse-  this is the fear of really bad stuff happening that will destroy everything.   Spiritual opposite- finding positive things to do that builds and adds positively to everyone’s life.

Happy changing!



Dream Symbols: Guns

When guns used to show up in my dreams, I would usually be filled with fear. But after working with the symbol for a while I no longer feel the same. Now when a gun shows up in a dream, I know it means there are opportunities to uplift and inspire. I’ll explain what I mean.

In real life, guns are weapons which cause harm at close range, even death. When we take a negative image and flip to the positive opposite then it is about using skills to cause happiness, even the feeling of being re-born.

A gun causes damage at close range to a specific target so it means to do/say positive things at close range with specific intention to help or encourage. Close range positive conversation is one of the best “weapons” against conflict…the best way to create Unity & Friendships.

So the next time you dream of a gun, start thinking where in your day can you offer someone some encouragement. Then go ahead and do it! It’ll feel great.

You see?

Dream: Godzilla is Coming

June 28, 2016

In the dream, I was in a large gathering of people, hundreds, nearly thousands and we were being ushered into a large building. I started asking questions to find out why and learned that Godzilla was coming. It was like he had been ordered by the organizer of this herding event, whose name was Adam Abel. He was acting like everything was okay when it wasn’t. People were scared and running into the building but when I learned what was going on I decided to go in a car and travel a distance away instead. There were others driving away too because not everyone could fit in the building.

I was in the car with friends preparing to drive about an hour and a half to where Godzilla couldn’t harm us. After a short time I realized I had two different shoes on and I didn’t want to get to where we were going like this. “We have to go back,” I told the driver, so we started going back. There was a large Olympic-sized pool on the left side of the road and I got out there to check if my shoes were there among dozens of others which were hanging up on the wall. I had to try on several to find the match and someone from the main centre helped me.

Eventually I found my shoes but by then Godzilla had arrived. We humans were just the size of the bottom of his foot, even his ankle was two-stories above our heads. The size of him was enormous.

I did not feel an ounce of fear and was a little perplexed at what others were afraid of. Even though he was huge, he couldn’t move quickly and in fact wasn’t moving quickly. I didn’t feel like he was attacking but just observing and looking around.

Nonetheless, we got back in the car and drove a long distance to where we felt very safe.

There was one scene where it was as though I was looking through Godzilla’s eyes down at the people and saw everyone running around as small as ants and had the thought that when people are looked at from this distance they are just like a handful of raisons.

For more on understanding negative figures in dreams and how to turn what some might call a “nightmare” into an experience of heaven on earth please check out some of the 1008 Dream Interpretations and Solutions which will soon be listed on this blog.