Category Archives: Joy

How a Positive Dream Can Really Make Things Move Forward in Life

12 July 2017

A mere three days before I lost my Management position at a small store in Masonville Mall due to a corporate decision at head office in Los Angles, USA, I had a dream of this big black truck making it through the road-readiness test. A big, black truck is a metaphor for the work I do in marketing and promoting small businesses. The dream was so positive and it had me remembering the skills & gifts I have in writing, publishing and promoting things I believe in.

Then on April 30th I was informed my store was closing and suddenly my income went from $4000 a month to $1800. Just like that.

One of the reasons I didn’t feel too upset was because this dream had me thinking and asking myself the question, “What do I do really well that can help me move through this period of hardship?”

I asked myself how I can use my skills in marketing & promotion in order to increase my cashflow back to a more stable level.

Now it’s July, two and a half months later. I’ve published three short books, improved three blogs, started a KickStarter campaign for a local neighbourhood news service and I’m done research deep into the corruption of Canadian justice system which some people do not even want to touch because the corruption is just so gruesome.

16174804_769401436549570_8140728707016943395_nWithout that really positive dream of this amazing black truck which had me thinking for days about the ways I can drive my life forward in so many excellent directions, then I would not have been able to handle the devastating news of my job loss so easily.

When I lost my job and was catapulted into poverty I just kept saying to others, “Everything is going to be okay. I don’t have evidence of that just yet but I know something really good is coming and things will be okay.”

It was the metaphors which showed up days before my big devastation which gave me the enthusiasm and drive I needed to face what was soon to become the most difficult three months of 2017.

333 is Abundance Because it’s the same even when you flip it!

06 June 2017

18813261_10158905010850595_8638673903044553817_nWaking up to abundance is like waking up to a whole new way of looking at things. Humanity is so far behind in this area they are still mostly in the Dark Ages when it comes to having a positive vision of abundance and living in it.

When I woke up to this idea, that to experience abundance in the physical waking world I first needed to have an experience of abundance in my inner world. I became conscious of this in 2011. Only now, in 2017 am I finally at the beginning of understanding the depth of what it means to live in abundance and to be able to enjoy it’s benefits.

My ultimate biggest issue was that I had no interest in money.

That was the root evil of all my eventual suffering.

Do you see the problem already?

By the most part, people have such mixed up ideas of money, most of the beliefs based on fantasy and illusion rather than hard fact and reality, that even when I begin to write on the topic I already begin to stir the pot.

I don’t mean to stir the pot and cause problems.

But I’ve learned to say what needs to be said even if it brings issues to the surface. In that way then the issue can be dealt with and challenges overcome.

So the biggest issue that I had to face within myself is that I believed “money is bad” and “living without money is good.”

The work I did was motivated by a love for the work and the joy of service and the paycheque had little to do with my motivation. That became a problem too eventually because when things got tough I was not motivated by the money. I just switched jobs, sometimes to lower paying ones like when I went from Program Coordinator to Home Daycare Provider in 2012.

Anyway, eventually I learned that “money is good,” so long as it is handled with Detachment. And I also learned that “living without money is bad,” because the physical body does need a roof over its head, food in its belly, and clothes to wear. Not to mention, transportation and other essentials in life.

So, today when I woke up with ‘333’ in my mind I started thinking about Abundance. But not just financial abundance, although that is an important part of it, but Abundance of emotional vibrancy. Abundance of Hope. Abundance of Enthusiasm. Abundance of Courage. Abundance of Confidence. Abundance of Happy Relationships. Abundance of Opportunities. Abundance of Joy.

Just like the way 333 is the same when it is flipped on its head so is Joy the same when it is flipped too.

Abundance is positives multiplied.

That is how I feel today!

What a great feeling.

p.s. There is just $400 in my bank account. $450 in grocery cards and I’m not sure how I’ll pay all my bills or make it through the month of July. But the Law of Abundance tells me to believe all will be well and to keep moving forward confidently. So that is what I’m doing. My happiness is not determined by the amount of money in my bank account.

Dream: Video of the Sky

11 April 2017

In the dream, something is happening which can’t easily happen if at all in real life. But seeing it happen in a dream is a good reminder of the dreamworld’s way to get us to think about infinite possibilities.

Because it’s not something which usually happens in the time & space of the physical realm it’s a bit hard to describe.

But I’ll try.

In the dream there was a really beautiful landscape which was somewhat mountainous or hilly, with water & trees. A typical Canadian outdoor landscape actually.

Here’s where it gets hard to describe.

At the same time it was as though three things were happening:

  1. I was standing there on a hill looking out at the water.
  2. Someone was filming the landscape for a documentary and I was standing beside them.
  3. I was watching the documentary through the lens of the filmer as though it had already been recorded & edited.

18813261_10158905010850595_8638673903044553817_nThe view started off at the bottom, filming the ground and then slowly raised up over the water, then the horizon, then into the sky & clouds.

I remarked that it was good to do it this way because it gives viewers a context in time and place by seeing the grass and then to go upwards like that allows for the experience of expansion and visioning where things were going.

As I watched the film, it was as though the camera was on a 360 degree spin and it spun around back to the beginning point. Then it even spun around and had the appearance as though there was sky in all directions.

I got a spin in my stomach as though I was on an amusement park ride and felt thrilled and excited.

This dream signals some change around an issue I’ve had for a while. The issue is about removing fears around writing so personally in a public space. My private public journal. It also ties in components of finances, promotion, and striving for empowerment.

When I used to have a lot of issues around this then the fears showed up in my dreams as limitations. For example, I would swing high into the sky but then of course always come right back down. I couldn’t fly off the swing and soar the way I wanted to.

Later the issue showed up in dreams about being on farris wheels and spinning at the top and getting nausea.

Last night’s dream was the most positive sky dream I’ve had which I can recall.

The very interesting thing is that I always had the sensation of being grounded, my feet firmly on the grassy ground, even when the view of the sky did it’s spin. It was like being on the ground and also soaring at the same time. I guess it is the kind of illusion that film-makers go for when they create IMAX movies that give you the impression you are really in the movie’s location even when you are sitting comfortably on a chair in a theatre.

Anyway, it signals some growth for me in this area and I am excited about what is to come next.

Dream: North wind, Ocean Storm, Mountain Climb

20 March 2017 6:29am – Spring Equinox (Equal Night!)

  • Doodled quickly during a game & when I was done I saw an image of a young girl’s face blowing air like the North Wind
  • I also doodled a plant in bright light, mid-sun and one in the dark & dying
  • In one scene I am floating on a boat in a stormy ocean and know my way
  • In another scene I have climbed to the top of a very high mountain range ~ it’s stunningly beautiful but I was trying to get to a neighbourhood so then I say to my travel companion we have to keep going, I think the neighbourhood is that way
  • In another scene I’m resting after a long journey, in the cold, and am with a few other travelers ~ there is just one or two blankets we are all sharing and I do not have enough to cover me so I keep pulling it over and they keep pulling it back. I try to just let it go but it’s far to cold with nothing so I have to insist

 

This dream series has extremes in positive & negative. When I woke up I felt refreshed & renewed & invigorated like I had just been on a long hiking vacation and was back now with really great memories and new enthusiasm for day-to-day life. The funny thing is that in real life I haven’t traveled or done much outside of my own home town and yet my heart longs for that experience. It’s kinda cool though that I had it in my dream last night.

The most positive is the feeling when I arrive at the top of the mountain range. The beauty was so magestic and I was just captivated & awe-struck at how amazing it was. I had mixed feelings though because it wasn’t the goal. But I’ve never seen such beauty in my life. The mountains spanned all across the horizon as far as I could see. White snow capped mountains everywhere. And in some places the rock had formed in a curl which looked like the curl of a wave. It was amazing. So this means I can go to great heights in my path of helping others.

The most negative of the dream was trying to sleep in the cold north and not having enough blankets. I didn’t want to disturb the others who kept taking the blanket yet I could not sleep with the small amount they were giving me.

So that is a metaphor for the cold ways people in the past have treated me. Because I forgive easily and have the capacity to tolerate a lot of negatives sometimes people can do or say extremely negative things and get away with it.

The dream reminds me that sometimes, if the person doesn’t take a hint when the message is small, like me tugging on the blanket to get more, then something more direct will be needed, like me telling them “Hey, I need more blanket.” It’s not a big deal to need more and ask for it.

The other part of the dream, when I doodled and unconsciously drew a face, I guess that is just a message to remind me that even when I’m focused on one specific thing then another thing can be accomplished and it can be really cool.

Dream: A Breaching Whale

11 March 2017

The beginning of the dream was just ordinary and regular. It was one of those mundane kinds of dreams about mundane life things which bore me silly.

Someone gave me $60 and asked me to share it equally between 3 people so I did that.

But then later I went into the ocean. Someone there, like a scuba diver, gathered a school of about a couple dozen fish together. They were not dead but they were also not moving. They just floated on the surface of the water. I was also floating on the surface.

Then the scuba diver just told me to keep the fish together and to float alongside with them. He told me there was a whale under the water and not to be afraid.

Then he swam away.

I was floating and saw the shadowy shape of the whale under the surface and soon it leapt out of the air and breached right nearby. I huddle the fish together after the waves dispersed.

Then the whale breached again. This time right nearby us, even closer.

I huddled the fish together again.

Then when it lept again it soared right over us. I looked up really captivated. It was like it was going in slow motion. I had a hint of fear that it would land without its tail fully passing over us but soon saw that it had enough clearance to land on the other side of us.

That moment of watching this enormous beautiful whale transcend its watery home and fly like an eagle over us was just so captivating. I was awe-struck and mesmerized.

I’ll write more about the analysis of this soon.