Actually, it was one of three or four dreams I had the other night, but this one is worth sharing and I’d love to get your input on this as well:
It is a grey afternoon and I am leaving a group at the end of some kind of program. I walk ahead while the rest of the group stands back, watching and kind of waiting. At first, I try to wave them off, letting them know I’ll be okay and they don’t need to watch me. After I do that though, some guys start coming up, one at a time, and they each start harassing me.
At first, they’re just trying their best to intimidate me, which doesn’t work since every single harasser is younger than me by a few years. But it still troubles me because they’re picking at me for being different. At one point though, one of them actually takes a hand to my throat – not to kill or choke me but definitely hard enough to leave a bruise. The harassment continues to escalate until I finally turn back and ask my group of friends for any help at all. I’m actually afraid they can’t hear my plea though because my voice is so weak and I hadn’t been sure they’d wanted to help at all since they’d just been watching the whole spectacle from a distance.
As soon as I ask though, they come and I’m flanked on either side and behind by my companions, who protect me from the tormentors. As I start walking again with my friends, I (belatedly) call on my angels too to guard me in all directions and walk with us – before us, behind us, beside us, above, and below. With the presence of my friends and angel team, I walk securely now and know that I will always be safe if I just remember to ask. I also realize that my throat, which had pained me before, is now completely fine and I actually feel better than before.
Metaphorical much? I don’t feel it’s a coincidence that I got this dream shortly after declaring it to the world that I’m stepping up and embracing a side of me that has previously been hidden away. All too often, I find that we are asked to hide certain aspects of ourselves from the world in order to conform with a standard. Who hasn’t been bullied or persecuted for their thoughts, their looks, their beliefs, etc.? For me, I feel that the important message is that no matter what, we will be supported in ways we may or may not be always aware of. We just have to ask – family, friends, the Divine, whatever you believe in. Ask for help and then be open for the miracles to show up. The help you seek may come from the unlikeliest of places…