The moment of waking is special. It’s a moment in between the world of our dreams and the physical world. In that moment we can go freely between dream and reality. In Taoism we teach how to linger between these two poles to deepen our awareness and see the world from different angles.
At times visions can match the brilliance/sharpness of reality. We learn in Taoism to neither give visions power nor to ignore them. It is a balancing act to work with the insights we gain from our visions. It’s a subject which I bare some caution over, as most would take what I write wrongly. These times are a bit touchy and on edge. I will share one vision I had upon awakening one morning. But understand this isn’t a future prediction but rather myself teasing and exploring an unconscious tale for future use.
Feeling a future in my bones.
Of a hidden dragon
testing newly born sinews.
Poised to burst up and out suddenly to life
To ride the skies
Hearing a nation falling beneath its pride.
Seeing doomsayers and prophets falling down,
kicked and passed on by
by so many people
having to finally to handle problems
here and now.
Chaos roils and tales of myth awaken to walk again.
A larger underground storm bursts over to reign in terror.
Leaving freedom fighters dead in the streets
As demons lash out, larger than life, seemingly all powerful.
Very human demons: as time reveals again
The reality of the frail, fragile human shadow of fear
after, always after:
Angels of heart sacrifice soul
as the price to turn the human tide.
Rebuilding with passion, passing on the dream.
I feel this in my Bones.
I cast my own Bones forth
in order to rise again
to be free.
The Norse of old would recognize the current times as times of Saga.
Strangely, many will sleep through it all.
I remember as a child being in a car accident. The whole car flipped over while we were all in it. I slept thru the whole experience. Never even knew it happened to me, other than a single small memory of the result afterwards. I remember walking to the over turned car and pulling out a large shock absorber spring from the wheel well. I have no memories of the accident, the rolling over, the tumult or even getting out of the car. I just remember afterwards, discovering the corpse of the car and knowing I saw what passed only in retrospect and now here was something unexpectedly new.
That’s where we all are now.
Most people will actually sleep thru the whole world flipping upside down and tearing itself apart to make something new. I know it sounds amazing that people could sleep through such an event, but that’s part of humanities strength, to go into hibernation …to sleep through the worse of times, to awaken safely in better times.
Also as many go to sleep now, preparing for a long winter of hibernation, others are wakening to shape the world.
The world is changing.
You can sleep thru it all
You can resist it
You can assist it to become what others mold
You can actively shape the change: to something new
Just because you don’t like where it’s going now:
Doesn’t mean you can’t use all that energy and help redirect it to become something better
So now I have weaved out both 1) A vision 2) A tale of perspective. If you have made it this far in the post, This means being at the first crux of this saga. The part in the first chapter: where a stranger offers a choice to the main character and options open up for a brief moment:
Before any answer becomes clear we face our choices. Those choices set us up for the possible answers we will be able to embrace. You are at a time of choices right now. Which path is yours?