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A Wake Up Call to Pursue

A Wake-Up Call to Pursue Passion in Life

Dear Cynthia,

I am facing a series of personal crises that seem to be demanding that I make a choice of which direction I should take in my life. I have really been conflicted over the choices I must make. In my dream I was a server. I did waitress years ago. However in the dream I was helping to cater a lavish party in a beautiful mansion. The guests were all gorgeous and successful. Suddenly another server yell “Fire!” and the rest of the staff started screaming and jumping over the high fences around the property. I stood frozen; I had to make a decision. One of the party goers asked, “What are they afraid of?”

I looked around and saw that a woman I know in waking life, who had just been given a promotion and a raise, was standing in the buffet line to take some of the lavishly arranged food. That’s when I woke up, both actually and symbolically. I am redirecting my life to live my dreams!

~ Anita

Dear Anita,

Your dream brings to mind that great line from Auntie Mame: “Life is a banquet, and most poor bastards are starving to death.” Life can be thought of as an abundant party. It would seem that your subconscious mind certainly wants you to embrace that philosophy. You stay at the party when others leave because of an imaginary fear. It is interesting that they shouted “Fire!” Getting fired up means getting yourself excited and passionate about moving forward. In the language of dreams fire is associated with the Phoenix, which rose from the ashes of a fire to be reborn. It sounds as if you did get a new burst of enthusiasm and increased commitment to live your life goals as a result of your dream. We all feel afraid at times, moving through that feeling by just acknowledging it is normal and taking steps toward your goal will help you achieve your objectives. Rewarding yourself for small steps in the right direction helps as does keeping your eye on the finish line. Congratulations!

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