I had a dream. Not like Martin Luther King but stay with me.
In this dream, I was in my backyard. There was snow on the ground. Suddenly, there were two black panthers ahead of me on my left. They were watching me, circling me. I was getting nervous.
Then, on my right there was suddenly a big white tiger. The tiger was positioning itself between me and the panthers. And he looked at me as if to say, “Get inside”. So, I ran to the door to my house. The tiger and I jumped inside and closed the door just before the panthers could get in.
The tiger didn’t seem accustomed to hanging out in a living room, but he was willing to do it anyway. He let me pet him, but he didn’t seem overly pleased with it at first. And then we sort of hung around my house as if we were waiting for something.
This dream felt very symbolic. I woke up with it clearly in my head. But I wasn’t sure what it meant.
Ever Worry You’re on the Wrong Path?
Lately I’ve been wondering if I’m on the right path. The path of life.
Have you ever felt that way? Like you’re not sure you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing? Or going where you should be going?
I quit my job about a year ago. I wanted to try something new. I felt I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do on this earth. My soul was yearning for something else.
And for this last year I’ve been writing, working for myself. Living my dream.
I was evaluating how far I’ve come in this past year. And I was worried maybe I wasn’t as far along as I “should” be.
That led to wondering if I’m on the right path. Wouldn’t it be easier if I was? Shouldn’t I be further? Maybe I’m not as far along because I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing?
Sometimes You Need a Second Opinion
I sent a text to my Spiritual Guru, Linda. Linda does metaphysical work. She’s a healer and more. I’m not even sure what else she can do. What I do know is she’s wicked smart. You’ll see.
I didn’t hear back from her right away. Instead, she called as I arrived at my Reiki appointment. I’m no expert on Reiki. But I thought I’d give it a go since I was feeling out of sorts.
The woman doing my Reiki (usually very prompt and on time) was still with another client. Since she wasn’t ready for me, I answered the phone.
I told Linda I was worried I wasn’t on the right path. She asked, “How do you know you aren’t exactly where you’re meant to be?” She told me sometimes the Universe has to prepare things in the background. All these little parts have to line up for you. Things you can’t see. And once the Universe is ready, you’ll KNOW.
Then she said, it’s possible I’m supposed to learn how to just BE. To sit still for a moment. There are times for hustle and times for rest. Maybe this is a rest phase.
That seemed like a good time to tell her about my dream. And this woman! This woman is so damn smart!
I told her I’d looked online for meanings. I saw that in some cultures a white tiger is thought to be a spirit guide. And I read it’s actually pretty rare to dream about one.
Linda thought the panthers were probably representing my ego. And she asked, “If the white tiger is a spirit guide, where did it lead you?” I was stunned at the simplicity. I said “It led me in my house. And then we sat there like we were waiting for something.”
Sometimes We Complicate a Simple Thing
Linda chuckled and said, “Gee I wonder what that means”.
The spirit guide was telling me I’m where I’m supposed to be. It’s not time to go yet. So, just be here.
Linda told me that too. And she also said it’s okay to just enjoy the times where you don’t have to do something. If you have nothing to do, have a glass of wine and read a book. And ENJOY it. You’re allowed to enjoy the periods of time where you aren’t grinding.
Trust the Universe. I trusted it when I answered the phone. And I had a 30-minute phone call while my practitioner was late. And she’s never late. And when her door opened, Linda said “Okay, I have to go now.”
The Universe knew I needed that call.
It gets wierder too.
I then had the Reiki session. Shylia (the practitioner) tells me that none of my chakras are closed, but some of them are overactive. Like I’m trying too hard. I’m striving too much for perfection. I need to be who I am and let it happen naturally.
All the signs were saying the same thing.
The Universe Sends You Messages
We live in such a goal oriented, fast paced world. But it’s okay to pause. It’s okay to enjoy the slower times. Savor them.
When the Universe is ready for you to take that next step, you’ll know.
The Universe isn’t quiet. It’ll annoy the crap out of you until you listen.
And when it isn’t time to hustle, learn to enjoy the slowness. Learn to savor it.
That can be so hard. I’m not very good at just sitting still. Perhaps that’s the lesson I’m meant to learn. Lean in to the season you’re in.
Watch for the signs and allow them to guide you.
And, as always, have a magical day.
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