Have you ever started your morning after a series of wild, vivid, scary, challenging dreams? I have. Now I am not a dream analyst, though have at times found meaning in them. Regardless, my recent scary dreams left me in a state of uncertainty, not feeling particularly rested or, for that matter, myself. Moving into my morning sacred space, I was led to this card for exploration:
Its questions are powerful. In particular, What am I willing to risk? and What assumptions hold me back and limit me? hit me with the realization that I have choice. Nothing new! Yet, the reminder that I am always at choice. How I bring myself to this day, what I make of it … I choose. And I chose to read a short section from Divine Intuition by Lynn A. Robinson, M.Ed. The quotation is by Charles Swindoll:
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have and that is our attitude.
When I waken from scary dreams, I choose to remember who I am and what gifts are mine to offer. I choose to release the crazy thought path of my dream world. Today, I choose to invite you into choosing!
What attitude will you bring to this day?
What choices empower you?
What are you willing to risk?