We all deal with challenges in life. Some are bigger and more devious than others. I recently had a crazy dream that taught me a great lesson about facing my challenges.
I was in a cave about 50 feet up the side of a cliff. From inside of the cave I could see this fantastic forest, all lush and green, with waterfalls and bright red, purple, and pink flowers. It reminded me of my time in the Amazon and was absolutely stunning!
Ya know how sometimes in dreams you know you can fly? Well, I knew that I could, and that if I could just reach the edge of the cave and jump, and I would be able to fly over the forest…just the thought of it was so enchanting.
So I began to walk toward the opening of the cave, but just as I got close and was ready to jump, this angry Dragon sank its claws into my shoulder and back. It threw me to the ground and dragged me back into the cave.
My first thought was, “WTF was that?”
The Dragon let go of me as soon as I was back in the dark. My next thought was, “I’ve got to get out of here.”
I needed a plan. I tried running for the opening. The Dragon stopped me again, slammed me to the ground, and with my fingers trying to grasp the dirt, dragged me back into the darkness, and released me once again.
Next, I tried to sneak out along the wall of the cave, but the Dragon grabbed me again! Each time I thought of a plan to try to out-smart it, the Dragon knew what I was thinking!
Finally, I realized…the Dragon was me. I turned toward the darkness and the Dragon. I knew that I had to go in and find out what that Dragon wants before I could get out. Then I woke up.
And so my real life journey into the cave begins. I have “stuff” to clean up that has been subtly and not so subtly sabotaging my success. I thought I had done the work needed to let go of what was not serving me, but apparently, there are layers I wasn’t even aware of.
Sometimes it’s scary going into the darkness to deal with our “Dragons”, but our courage serves to bring out even more of our light.
What Joy and Light could your Dragon be keeping you from?
Are you willing to face it in order to be free?
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