Assistance Along the Journey versus Going It Alone-Powerful Message in a Dream
“When from our better selves we have too long been parted…how gracious, how benign is solitude”
The above is a quote by Wordsworth which I read last night in a book I am reading . I had actually woken in the middle of night, unable to fall back to sleep. When this happens to me, I don’t fight it, and usually get up to read until I feel sleepy again. This quote was used in the book, and after reading it, DID go back to sleep, only to find myself in the following dream, which kept recurring until I woke up just now, several hours later.
Riding along in a bus and knowing where I have to go. The bus is going through a familiar area and I know where he must turn to get me to where I have to go (a place called givat Chen which in Hebrew means, loosely translated: “charming hill”). As he comes to the corner where he must turn right to get me there, I get up to get ready to get off, but then he passes that corner and keeps going straight. I KNEW I should have rang the buzzer and gotten off right away to continue the short journey to my desired place alone, but my mind told me “Sit down and wait. Perhaps he knows an easier way of getting there. Let him continue to take you”. As he drove further and further away from my desired location, I began to realize that something was wrong, but hesitated to question him, not wanting to bother him, or the other passengers. I eventually found myself so far from where I needed to be, that I DID go and speak to him, only to be told that he has no idea where the place is I am talking about, and it was never part of the route. I became flustered, and angry and frustrated and began shouting and at one point he yelled back at me but the other passengers just asked me to be quiet so that he could concentrate on his job of getting THEM to their desired destinations, and telling me I could not blame him for my not paying attention and knowing when to get off.
– just as I sat down on the bus and realized I would have to find my own way back, no matter how difficult it was, no matter how lost I was or no matter how far away I now was from my desired destination…I woke up!w
There are times when we all need assistance. When we are so far away from the place we know we want to be, that we need help getting closer to that path along the journey.
It may be from a teacher, guru, healer, doctor, even friend, relative or relationship. When you find the assistance you need, it is a wonderful blessing and should be accepted with gratitude and joy. But you must also know when you have been taken as close to your own path as possible by another person…when you see you have come as far as you can with assistance, and then don’t be afraid to ‘get off”…don’t hesitate or you will be taken very far astray. You can always return to the place you wanted to be originally, but it will then take that much longer and require that much more effort and energy .
Knowing your own strength and trusting your own instincts will always keep you as close as possible to your own truth…assistance is needed at times along the way…no one can do it all by themselves, but we must also be alert at all times to the signs that we have gone as far as we can with the help of someone else and know when to once again go it alone.
Know which stop on the bus route is as close to your destination as the bus is going to get you and GET OFF. Walk the rest of the way on your own. Don’t hesitate-when you know for sure that this is the place, don’t think that perhaps there is a shorter or easier route. Let your own knowing guide you from there…And if you do NOT listen to your own inner voice, never blame someone else for taking you astray!!