At some point, early in the morning, my dream scene changed quite notably in comparison to those earlier that night. I was asleep and yet semi-conscious. There was pure black in my field of vision but that soon started to change. A light began to glow from very far away in my mind's eye. Entering my field of vision came a pulsing radiant bright white light that suddenly gave way to what looked like shooting stars or fireworks on the 4th of July. I was quite amused at this display and was going to tell my visual mind to go back to sleep but just then the bright white light grew stronger and the pulsing shooting stars grew more rapid until they actually roused my conscious mind completely. Once conscious, the stars and light dissipated into the pure darkness. I opened my eyes and looked at the clock. 4:51 a.m.
Uh oh, I thought. I forgot to set my alarm. It normally goes off at 4:30 a.m. Yes, I know - stupid thirty, right? Rather than become alarmed that I was running late at starting my morning routine (and wondering how I had shut off my alarm without realizing it last night), I was laughing in the dark because I realized I had another kind of alarm working in my favor. I hurried about my routine and that moment of bright white light and beautiful pulsing, shooting stars set a mood of amazing wonder and curiosity for my day. It's a good thing too. I've got a stressful week to manage and being late to work just wouldn't have helped me. But, thanks to my fortunate vision of the stars and the beautiful and gentle awakening that followed, I made it to work right on time and had an amazing day even if an incredibly busy one.
The moral to the story is that if you look for silver linings, you will see them. If you expect all to go well, it will...and even if it doesn't go just as you had planned, you will be given the grace to manage life in a moment. If you refuse to look for silver linings, you'll never ever see them and will sadly miss out on an opportunity to giggle in the dark for no reason at all -- Thoughts noted to self for further future reinforcement. I'm going to have a great rest of my week thanks to a beautiful display my unconscious mind shared with me. I hope you find the wonder to keep looking for the wonderfully unexpected in your lives. If you trust it will be there, it will be. ~Blessings.
(c) 2012 Jaie Hart (photo was a random but beautiful internet find).