First I dreamed that a huge jetliner passed over our apartment with maybe a hundred feet to spare. Then last night I dreamed that one of our cats became lost in the city. I assume warning dreams.
I have been dreaming of plane crashes since childhood. Now they occur rarely. But when they do rise to consciousness, I pay attention.
Things are proceeding step by step as Linda and I transition to our new living space. Our previous apartment in Arden had assumed a negative cast for a number of reasons. I do believe that there are unseen work that we must pay attention to--positive forced and negative forces. if we are living only on the surface, we can miss the warning signs. Easily.
When we first moved into our place in Arden there was a little stand of woods separating us from a railroad track. When the trains passed by the sound was muted, it was even a comforting sound. Then the complex cut down the stand of woods, for some reason, and dug an ugly ditch back there. Then someone began to discard beer cans in the ditch. Then we and the cats began to feel incredibly hemmed in by the size of the place.
Our new place is much larger and it is surrounded by green and we feel safe here. Carol Anthony, one of the American interpreters of the I Ching, teaches that there is an internal reality and external reality that are linked, whether we realize it or not.
It is wise to find ways of perceiving perceiving both internal amd external reality because sometimes dangers exist at their point of intersection.
There are many details to sort out as we make this move. We are moving forward gradually, and with care, but we are moving.
Life is a mystery and by virtue of that fact it is interesting.
There are people out there with a healthy conscience, and those who have no conscience. This is an aspect of internal reality that is of prime importance. In my experience, intuition has served as a guide in sorting out who is who, in that regard.
There have been times in my life when my sense of right and wrong broke down, thankfully a limited number of times. Eventually, I became aware that I had done wrong, and at that painful moment I began to change on the inside.
Now I am much more cognizant of how my actions may affect others, for good or ill. I try to think of the other person, not just my own welfare and immediate gratification. The process is internal growth is not easy, but whoever said it was supposed to be easy. We are not born with the kind of wisdom that evolves out of mistaking mistakes that hurt people in various ways, and then coming to realize the effect of our actions.
This is the internal journey I am trying to describe...