via The Odd Life of Timothy Green – Glen Hansard "This Gift" – YouTube.
I just watched this movie on Sunday night and loved it. The message of hope, dreams, possibilities and not giving up were messages I needed to have delivered to me that day. I was still reeling and healing from a challenging three weeks in my latest living situation on this several months journey I’ve been on. That situation ended in the host verbally attacking me, as has been her history with anyone staying in her home. I wouldn’t have stayed there but a spiritual friend recommended it, and I was able to offer healing for her and her son. I learned though that I don’t need to place myself in such situations anymore. I was proud of myself for staying calm, sending love in the midst of it, letting her know I heard her and not taking it personally. But I am definitely finished with allowing this kind of behavior in my life.
When things like this happen and it challenges my survival leaving me quickly looking for another place to stay, I know that I am always taken care of and trust that I will be led to where I need to be next, but it does place a shadow on this journey of mine to take my healing work on the road and follow the guidance that is leading me to my long held and promised mission. To have received this mission 52 years ago and to keep my faith has been occasionally difficult. There have been times I have asked God to either fulfill this mission for me or take it from my heart, when it moves into feeling like a burden. But then I end up in a conversation with someone and share my passion for this mission and my enthusiasm is renewed.
I mostly trust that all that has happened between the birth of this mission and now has been preparing me to fulfill it and yet, there are moments when I become impatient, frustrated and doubt creeps in, leaving me wondering if it will ever happen. So after events like this recent attack, it takes all I have to keep on moving forward and not just tuck my tail between my legs and head back to where I left last November.
This sweet movie is about a couple who desperately desire to have a child but are unable to and they decide to take one last night to dream of having that child and what he would be like. But it also is about a town in the midst of what many towns are undergoing right now as factories shut down, jobs are lost and the citizens of that town attempt to scrape a life together in the ruins. The movie is about never giving up, stepping out of the box to discover new solutions, it is about hopes and dreams, allowing yourself to be different and celebrating that difference. The song beautifully echoes those themes.
As old paradigms, institutions and governments crumble and we move into a new way of being, it is important to let go of the old ways and open to a new way of doing things and being. It is easy to feel fear, or doubt, as the stress of change shakes our foundations. I believe the solution is to focus not on what is leaving but rather to focus on how you would like to be and live instead.
What would you like your body and life to be like? What can you imagine for a new world? How would you like to contribute? What makes your heart sing? What dreams did you have as a child that might be just the thing for you to do and be now? How much love can your heart hold and give? How much better can it get?
I encourage you to dream big and feel the gift that the dream is for you, as it pulls you into a magnificent future. We are the creators of this new earth. What would you like to create if you had unlimited resources, time and energy? What contribution would you like to make?
Let us join together and celebrate these dreams as see a new earth form around us that makes our hearts sing!
Please share your dreams and ideas in the comment section. I support you in achieving them.