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In My Dreams

Oh my goodness! Gratitude posts have been flying all over the web of late! I love it! A friend even shared a wonderful blog today by “The Gratitude Guru”! (Thank You, Helen!)

Gratitude has been the word of the week for me as well. It’s even placed itself into my dreams! The other night I had a dream that my husband and I were driving on an unfamiliar road and I looked off to the right and saw a swiftly moving body of water that had several people in cars, trucks and semi’s floating in it! Some were stranded, some were moving along as the water pushed them forward!

I remember saying to my husband; “Look at all of those people who drove into the water!” Then suddenly, we rounded a corner and saw that the water had come over the road and we were rapidly moving and falling over the edge of the road ourselves!

I later thought to myself, how interesting it was that at first were observers of the incident – and then quite suddenly – we were in the midst of it ourselves! (I thought to myself later, what a wonderful metaphor that is for how we human beings often tend to experience life. First observing – then all of the sudden we’re in the middle of something we had no conscious intention of participating in!)

Back to the dream – When we were being pulled into the water ourselves, I instantly reached out to take my husband’s hand and he looked at me in the midst of all this chaos and said;

“I am so grateful for You, Jacqui! I am SO Grateful!” I told him that I was grateful for him too…and in that moment – there was no fear…there was just Love and Gratitude.

The moment I realized this (and it was probably only a nanosecond in my dream) the car somehow found the road again – and we stopped – and we were safe.

I felt relief and great gratitude – however, when I looked out the front window of the car, I noticed that there was a car moving toward us – out of control; slipping through the wave of water. At this point, I calmly told my husband to slowly back up…which he did. We both remained calm and watched ahead and behind us; then we drove in whatever direction was necessary. The dream ended rather abruptly at this point…I remember feeling a bit disappointed in that. I wanted to go back to sleep and find out just what happened next. Then I realized a couple of days later that what happened next was LIFE! Life happened! And that is just how it IS, right?!

I woke up from this dream filled with so much Love and Gratitude for my husband – and for our relationship; our friendship and our life together!

The dream seemed to show me that no matter what is happening – Love and Gratitude will always smooth the way far better than fear or worry! What a wonderful way for Spirit to remind me! In My Dreams!!!

These thoughts today, caused me to remember this beautiful video/song that I found last month. I listen to it often, so I thought I’d share it with you!

Many thanks to Daniel Christopherson – “Daniel InSource” on Facebook. Love is Who We Are!

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It is in the early morning hours that my house takes on a different energy. It’s a magic-like energy.

In the early morning house… there is no clutter, no dirty dishes, no laundry unfolded or trash to take out… and certainly no dust-bunnies living under my bed! 

My early morning house lovingly holds the sounds of dogs and cats and a husband making sleeping noises. It holds the sound of my tap, tap, tapping on the laptop as I type words onto my blog or on facebook. It holds the potential for the smell of brewing coffee that can be expressed with the twist of a button on my coffee pot – after I make that final decision that “YES, I AM up for the day”!

From time to time, friends may hear me complain about my sleeping habits. For it is true, there are days that bedtime occurs at 7:30 PM, as it did tonight…and days that my internal clock awakens me at 1 AM or 2 or 3 or 4…or even at midnight, as it did this morning. So there are days that can feel rather long and yawny. (Is that a word? – If not, I think it should be. I like that word; yawny)

Yet…bemoan as I may…there IS a magic in my early morning house.

It holds the time of day when I am most open to receive the gifts of conscious quiet, conscious thought and conscious connection to My God in a manner that is quite different during the rest of the day; when the house becomes fully awake.

And so I believe that I have come to honor and enjoy this early morning house…this early morning house that exists for just a while in between the hours of deep sleep and alertness, responsibility and “to do lists”.

There is peace and potential waiting to be expressed in the early morning house. And breathing . . . There is the sweet sound of a contented pup moaning in his sleep as he chases dream-bunnies and a soft purr from a kitten curled up in the bed between my husband and I. . . and oh… there is gratitude! So much gratitude!

My early morning house feels grateful for the blessings in my life, grateful for this new day, grateful for the possibilities and opportunities that lie before me, around me…WITHIN me!

And so it is that I attempt just briefly, to share this time with you … This Sacred Time . . . My early morning house and Me. Thank You for visiting!

Blessings Upon Your Day!

 

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