As I have mentioned previously, I normally have no recollection of dreaming - which makes me think I don't dream much. Well I have been up for a couple of hours and I remember last night's dream pretty clearly. I remember looking at a picture/puzzle (I want to say it was wood and shapes) as I distinctly remember taking it apart and then putting it back together. What I can't remember is if I put it together exactly the same or if it fit together differently. I know that sounds a bit weird, but I'm almost completely sure it fit together a little differently and that's the way it's supposed to be. I know looking at the finished product it looks a little different, but I can't put my finger on what changed. Then the teaching moment came....it's not meant to be the same as something changed and it's ok. It's ok to move forward and be a bit different - perhaps stronger, perhaps more open, perhaps more colorful. I say colorful as I did notice that the color seemed more enhanced when I finished the puzzle. How's that for a Sunday morning!
I've had a lot of energy work in the past week and I feel like I'm attuned to a different wave length. Not sure what it all means, but it has been tremendously helpful as I work through some major decisions.
I think decisionmaking was a lot easier when I worked. My logical brain was extremely prevalent and after research and input (lots of it and sometimes it was very loud), a decision was made. We moved forward together as a team and made adjustments along the way. (Believe me my former colleagues I know I oversimplified the method.) Sometimes we had to stop and start at different points as new guidance, technology, budgets or bosses changed. In a crisis, I could make a decision (right or wrong), take action and, if needed, beg for forgiveness later (after things settled down). I think I begged quite a few times...LOL! Anyway, what I'm getting at is decisionmaking has become much harder as the outcome is much more personal and involves emotions...something I never liked to deal with. It will all work out as it should I am so convinced of that. I am doing the work needed - research, prayer, meditation and listening to my gut and heart. How do you make decisions? Do you find different methods for different situations?
As I read the paper this morning, I found a full pull out section regarding the Blizzard of 1978 - Feb 6 is the 40th anniversary of this catastrophic event. I remember it from my little perspective well - walking a few miles home from work (early release) because the T could not run to the outdoor stations. The snow on my street being up to my mid thighs (when I got home) and it was still snowing. My mom's face in the window as she kept watch for me. My dad headed to work (he worked for T) and not coming home for several days. I remember we were off from work for several days. I remember shoveling and shoveling and shoveling. Yet I am amazed at how much I did not know. For instance, there was a driving ban in Boston for 7 full days after the storm struck. There was not another driving ban until 2013 and it did not last as long. 99 people died in the storm. Several hundred people slept in Boston Garden (at least they had hot dogs to eat) as they went to a hockey tournament and could not get out. I just read that the Blizzard of '78 is what started the "milk, bread, toilet paper" frenzy in grocery stores (at least here in New England). Oh the memories we store in far reaches of our brains.
A funny for the week....have you ever looked at your state's unclaimed property lists? For some reason last week I decided to check the Massachusetts listing and my parents names came up. I thought how cool! I know it won't be much, but I will fill out the required claim forms and provide appropriate documentation. I also saw a few other names I recognized so I hope people are checking...each state says there are millions out there uncollected. I wish you luck.
I am going to leave it here for this week. Time for another cup of coffee and perhaps it's time to wake up Lady. Have a good week. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." - Robert H. Schuller
"We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them." - Brandon Jenner