Grab the Wheel of Your Mind!

Dear readers, do you ever have dreams in which your car is going up or down a very steep hill?

Last night I dreamt that this exact same scene played out three times: I was in a car that was driving itself backwards up a very steep hill, and each time it almost crashed over the edge at the top I jumped into the driver’s seat and calmly drove it back down to safety!

Hmmm, I wonder what that dream means! Haha!

Is anybody else feeling out of control right now?

Are you having any interesting dreams lately?

Today I had a phone session with my psychologist (because “social distancing” prevented an in-office meeting), and she guided me in a wonderful hypnotherapy experience in which I turned down the levers that control anxiety and worry… and I turned up the levers for inner wisdom and inner courage.

My dear ones, may you take control over the only thing you can control: your mind! Through peaceful meditation, relax into your inner being and access your inner resources… Then grab the wheel of your mind, and drive yourself down to safety!

May you be calm, wise, and courageous during these uncertain times.

With a grateful and brave heart,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by esudroff on Pixabay.

 

Be With Me

Spoiler Alert: Scenes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are referred to in this post!

In one of the early scenes of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroine Rey is meditating in the forest, where she is levitating with large rocks swirling in the air around her. With eyes closed, she repeats, “Be with me” several times, but then, frustrated, she returns to the ground and says to General Leia, “They’re not with me.”

Rey was referring to the spirits of the Jedi ancestors, who she was calling upon to be with her. I can really relate to that scene and to her frustration, because my Dad died four weeks ago, and I have been calling out to his spirit to please give me some signs that he is still with me…

The Rise of Skywalker is my favorite movie ever. I actually went to see it four times at the theater! The fourth time I saw it, I caught some things that I had not noticed before… Like the voice of Yoda talking to Rey when, in a later scene, she once again says “Be with me” and this time all the Jedi spirits surround her and speak to her… It was so touching to hear Jedi Master Yoda say, “Rise in the Force, Rey.”

That scene gives me hope that if I keep praying and staying open, perhaps my Dad’s spirit will come to me in some way(s)… And actually, yesterday morning I was awakened by the first dream that my Dad has appeared in since he died…

In the dream he was quite startled by every little thing, and he was trying to do something and he was very frustrated by it… He was telling my Mom about it quietly, and she was answering him quietly… and then he began crying and crying, with many tears rolling down his cheeks, and I stood there watching and wanting to help him in some way…

In reality, I never saw my Dad cry, so I’m not sure if the dream was about his spirit being unsettled in the other realms, or if it was just about me and my feelings of anxiety, frustration, and sadness at the suddenness of his death.

“In any case” (as my Dad would often say), I am praying for my Dad’s spirit to be at peace and for him to come to me in signs that bring me peace… “Be with me, dear Dad!”

Dear readers, thank you for witnessing my sorrow and my yearning to connect with my Dad…

May the peace of the forest be with you!

With love and sadness,
StarFire Teja

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Amazing forest photo by jplenio (Johannes Plenio) on Pixabay.

Yoda meme source unknown; it appears on many websites.

 

Mama Bear Story

Once upon a time, in a galaxy right here and now, after her cubs had left the den a Mama Bear became greatly wounded. Soon she found a healing cave in the woods and stayed there for three winters… or was it four?

Sleeping long hours she dreamt many dreams in which she was a white owl quarreling with a dark vulture. Night after night, and day after day, the two birds of prey fought inside her mental sphere.

Finally they took their disputes to the Force of All Light in the center of her Heart, and that Force of Goodness gave them Peace…

After facing her darkest fears, the Mama Bear’s traumas released, her wounds healed, and her power was restored… She stepped out of the cave into the Light and transformed into a magical Crow who flew West toward the setting Sun…

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Photo of black bear by Skeeze on Pixabay.
Photo of crow with sunset by Kumar Harsh on Unsplash.