We’re living through some pretty dicey times these days, have you noticed? I don’t know about you, but to me it feels as if we’ve come to the end of a very old, very long road, and we now stand poised at a fork . With one foot in the old world and the other in the new, we face a life altering decision about which road we wish to take. Do we decide to wake up and follow the path of light toward the soul, or continue along the road of somnambulism that keeps us asleep and in the dark?
Three years ago, I awoke with the memory of a dream so profound that I wrote it down so as not to forget—and then, of course, I promptly forgot. This morning I felt the urge to dig through old journals and the first one that I opened was my forgotten dream. Imagine that—no accidents!
If you happen to be wobbling along in the decision-making process, or if you need a loving little boost to help you choose in favor of a newer and shinier future, I happily share my dream with you in the hope that we will meet on the road that leads to the gates of a world of light, love, beauty, truth, and goodness.
In my dream, I was required to step down from a life of comfort and move back into a life of struggle. I was not happy. It could have been avoided had I only listened to the Wise Voice within that urged me to live a life in the richness of the soul rather than in the poverty of the little self.
I knew better, and yet I did not listen. I doomed myself into taking a step backward rather than moving forward. I awoke in time to realize that it’s not too late. There is still time to mend my ways.
But will I? How many more opportunities are left before there is no time left? What will it take for me to move forward instead of settling for the status quo of superficial living? How many more lifetimes? How would I feel about having to repeat countless lifetimes just to work my way back to where I am today?
That was then, and this is now, and here I am—still mending, still a work in progress, as evidenced by a blog that I wrote quite recently: Will Strengthening 101 (link). Today the same three-year old dream question looms. Will I? If so, when? How long will it take? “The road to enlightenment, “as the Dalai Lama once said, “isn’t quick, it isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap.” But no matter how long or costly the journey, the end result is always worth the effort and the price we pay.
I have chosen the path of light and traveled a very long way, but there is still quite a distance to go before I reach the the light at the end of the tunnel. As I carve my path along the way, I carry with me three things that came to me at the end of my dream: gratitude for things that I have taken for granted, gratitude for having been shown my shortcomings, and gratitude for the forgiveness of not having done more to overcome them.
Once the soul awakens in the heart, the light will shine forth and lead the way. It is never too late to take the first step on the journey to awareness, nor to begin anew. The light of the soul is calling. Follow the Wise Voice within, for there is no time to waste.
For more information about the awakening of the soul, visit the home page of atreeoflight.org and scroll down to the Spiral of Orbs; then click on Awakening to a Greater Reality.
10 thoughts on “How Many More?”
Beautiful, Julia, and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your voice with us all 🙏🏼
Thank you Nellie. So nice to hear from you! Hope that you are well! 💕🙏💕
Thank you, as always, for sharing your inspiring thoughts and guidance so creatively, Julia.
Thank you Andrew—and thank YOU for sharing your wisdom in your own unique, kind, and gentle way
Such a rich offering for these present times. I will be spending time reflecting on your dream. Thank you.
Thank you for reading, Rosemary, and for your kind thoughts. I will also be spending time reflecting on my dream. I need to keep reminding myself—It is so easy to forget! 😊
Wow, Julia – I love the three things, “I carry with me three things that came to me at the end of my dream: gratitude for things that I have taken for granted, gratitude for having been shown my shortcomings, and gratitude for the forgiveness of not having done more to overcome them.”
May we all make a choice to do the work at the fork in the road. You are so right, it isn’t easy. And more than that, it’s a choice we have to make over and over again so that even when we fail, we get to choose again and again. Kinda irritating – but posts like this inspire me to make the right choice. Thank you!
You are so right, Wynne. It really is ‘kinda irritating’ to be reminded of the things we’d rather forget, but so necessary if forward progress is the goal. God bless those who are willing to do the work of awakening. Each one who decides in favor of the right choice is a gift to all others. Thank you for your willingness to be the gift, regardless of how hard the work.
Thank you, Julia, for sharing this wonderfully rich post! 🙏
And thank you for yours, Art. Today’s was one of your best!