Category Archives: Sports

DREAM: Run-A-Way Bus/Truck

– on a bus and see the driver fell asleep, I try to move his hands to the steering wheel but it doesn’t work and he isn’t waking up. There is a construction truck right ahead of us. I put my feet on the breaks and steer we miss it and don’t crash but the bus, which is now like a truck is going too fast and breaks don’t work. we go over hills. I tell everyone to hang on Gracie and 3 friend are in the back. we go over several hills and finally stop.

– In a park, I find some evidence of something on a picnic table, is a coin and a baggie of sorts. I ask Gracie to bring it to the police and she does and they come over. At first I feel tremendous fear that they suspect me but then they come around and thank me, ask me more about what I’ve seen, and I share with them.

– I’m playing a game similar to tag with people who are all 12 feet tall. When we stop running we stand in a circle. They are all SO TALL! They say lets not play because they don’t want me to feel bad but I say no it’s okay. They don’t mean any harm even though they are tall.

– I’m in house. People knocking/banging on the door to come in. Like a small group of high school Italian boys who think they are very tough. I ignore them but someone else lets them in, then I follow them because I have a sense they are up to no good

– Gracie and I are outside going somewhere walking on a street. It sort of has the feeling of a parade. Then a news broadcaster comes up and starts asking questions & videoing us. It has to do with the evidence we found. I’m happy to speak to them but want to know what they want to hear. It makes it a bit awkward at first but then we figure it out.

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This dream has a mix of positive and negative symbols.

To read more about what that means symbolically, click here.

To read more about my emotional processing in training, click here.

To read more about my physical progress in training on Facebook, click here.

To read more about my physical progress in training on Creating Unity Blog, click here.

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To read the story about how my Taekwondo instructor started a school in a low-income neighbourhood click here.

 

 

Being Attracted to the Difficult Thing

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Published February 10, 2013 by Richard Hastings at www.dreamsforpeace.worpress.com

O SON OF MAN! If adversity befall thee not in My path, how canst thou walk in the ways of them that are content with My pleasure? If trials afflict thee not in thy longing to meet Me, how wilt thou attain the light in thy love for My beauty? Baha’u’llah

The other day I was working with someone in a counseling session.   She was telling me a dream that she had sent me that was filled with fearful images including being threatened by someone throwing a snake at her.   When she was finished, she said, “That was a good one.”   I told her that that was something I would say.   Very few people encounter and internal state of immense fear and then have positive energy toward working on it.   Usually when people have fear, they tend to do everything they can to not have to transform it.

Within the confines of doing dream work or change work fear is not seen as a negative even though it is felt that way in the body. In actuality fear only becomes a negative when it is present in your everyday waking life.   When you are involved in the process of changing it, it is a positive thing.   In fact it is hard to imagine, although it is possible, to do significant change work without a large dose of a fear-related emotion.   Fear is good because it gives you the script through which to get the positive energy on the other end.   A dream with a great deal of fear in it is even better because it is like a spiritual guide to where you want to go.

Facing a large fear is like training on hills.   Hill work is a lot more challenging than running on a flat surface because every step up is worth two or three on the flat.

No human being on the planet is completely free of fear so when we have them, the best attitude toward them is being able to look forward to working on them.   You can look forward to transforming a fear in same way that you look forward to taking a holiday.   Every time you make progress on the fear it brings more positive energy into your life.   It doesn’t matter how long it takes to overcome a fear because some fears are pretty complex and built with a lot of life experience. Your soul becomes fitter every time you look into the ego, see the dark places, then change them to light.

Today I am having a uniquely Malaysian experience. Last night we had some guests at our house that left large piles of dishes.   I was so delighted at seeing the dishes because today is the day our maid is supposed to come and clean our house.   However, we found out a little while ago that she is not coming. Now the mountain in the kitchen is mine to tackle.   So the challenge for me is to to be able to think about it in a positive way.   This is where the rubber really hits the road.

Having a positive attitude toward overcoming fear is an absolute necessity to a life of change, but some fears can be so crippling that you need a lot of help in overcoming them especially when you have a history of alcohol-related abuse and other abuse in your past.   You can still have a positive attitude about facing the fears. You just need the right avenues for help.

The work for today is do the thing you least want to do, but have a positive attitude doing it.

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If you’d like to read more about the 19-Day Transformation Program you can check out the full book at this link to Dreams For Peace.

You can also read hundreds of dreams on the Facebook Dreamwork Page at this link.

 

Dreamwork: From Module 1

Dreamwork Exercise: Take the time to experience some of the impossible states that you can do in a dream and then ask yourself how this energy might benefit others. Examples include things like breathing freely underwater, walking through walls, running without ever being tired, jumping long distances,. The benefit comes when you realize that the experiences are metaphoric. (From Dreamwork Module 1, Richard Hastings, Available for purchase at this link.)

Recently I’ve had a series of positive dreams unlike anything I’ve had before. They include:

  • flying
  • walking through shelves in a room
  • breathing underwater
  • driving a big truck to safety
  • running without being tired
  • running on slippery ice without falling
  • winning an opportunity to uplift millions of people

Other positive images which have come in dreams lately are not about me having super powers but about a general feeling of safety from harm, such as:

  • seeing someone who used to hurt me die & be of no more threat
  • being in an area which used to confuse me but feeling confident instead
  • seeing others help people
  • meeting positive groups of sentient beings, (Light beings, tall beings)

How can these be seen as metaphors and how can these energies help others?

That is something to think about.

Here is a link to a song which inspired me as I wrote this blog post.