I asked him if everything was ok and he shook his head slowly and whispered, "there is a bobcat over there and it is going to get me." I looked to the area of brush he pointed too opposite the creek, next tot he sidewalk. We would have to walk right past it to continue on our way.
Looking back to the boy I said, "the thing about bobcats is they are scared of music. So if we just sing like there is nothing to be afraid of then we can walk right passed." He took my hand and I started to sing the first song that came to my mind as I walked him passed the brush.
Once we were a block beyond the area he turned to me and said, "I didn't think you would hear me, I was only whispering." He began to fade as I began to wake but it brought a wave of memories and emotions as I recalled being a child. When I was young I often spoke in a whisper. People were constantly asking me to repeat myself or not hearing me all together. I tried to tell the boy that I had heard him with my heart but when I turned my head there was only pillow and the darkness of my room.
Dreams carry so many symbols. They help us process old baggage or see where we may be going off course today. Dreams can help give clarity or closure. For me, this dream not only speaks to an old sore and the fears of childhood but awaken me to my ability to tune in to my daughter. I know her energy. I know in my heart when things are off if I pause in the busy day enough to listen.
There is so much more to be gained from this dream that I will embrace over the day as I have time to reflect. For now it steadies my feeling that my daughter is needing extra love and attention these days as she continues to make a lot of "big girl" transitions.
I'm grateful for this dream. I'm grateful to stop and listen to the boy. I'm grateful to know that fears can be conquered with faith, especially together. I'm grateful for the scene of the dream that held so much symbolism of its own. I'm grateful for dreams that stir emotions and reflection. I'm grateful to slow things down as best I can and be there for my daughter. I'm grateful for the ability to put myself in others' shoes.
Do you remember your dreams? Are there any whispers that have been calling to you that you need to pause and listen?
May today embrace the whisper of our hearts. May we connect with our loved ones through our hearts first and then our ears. May we give love and support to those in need. Have a beautiful day!