I had a dream last night.
I am walking through the desert with lots of animals running in the sand. Antilopes, elephants, crocodiles.
I find an oasis with tropical trees. Then the oasis turns into a wide forest.
A snake comes to me. He wants me to follow him. I an not scared. I instantly feel safe with him. He is a friend and is going to lead me thru the forest.
The forest is humide and dark. I feel the freshness of the humidity.
Sun starts shining thru the leaves of the huge trees. Suddenly a tree house appears. The snake points towards it.
I am curious to go there…
I climb up to the tree house in the middle of the forest. I arrive to the terrace. There is a beautiful 360° view. Amazing!
An old lady is coming to greet me. It smells like freshly baked cake. Feels like home and feels safe. She smiles at me. I have been waiting for you, she tells me and invites me in.
Inside it feels warm and cosy. It smells good. It feels safe. She proposes me tea and cake. I drink the tea and eat the cake. In silence.
The snake comes inside and sits next to me. Like a dog. He wants cake. I give him a piece of my cake. He purrs like a cat. He is happy.
We both enjoy the cake. I compliment the lady for it. I am feeling nice and cosy.
I am still wondering what I am doing here. And waiting for the old lady to tell me…
I eat my cake and drink my tea in the tree house with the snake next to me. The old lady is now ready to share her wisdom with me. She tells me:
ENJOY THE CAKE QUIETLY, IN SILENCE. TAKE YOUR TIME TO ENJOY THINGS. QUIETLY. SMELL THINGS. TASTE THINGS. SLOWLY. DON’T RUSH. TAKE ALL THE TIME YOU NEED.
I think for myself. I know I always rush things as I want to do more and more. She tells me:
DO NOT WORRY. YOU HAVE ALL THE TIME TO DO EVERYTHING YOU WANT. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE PATIENT AND RELAXED ABOUT IT.
Right! Be patient. The ONE thing I am really NOT! But I obey. I eat my cake. Slowly. I enjoy every piece of it. In silence. I share with the snake. He is happy that I share with him and comes closer to me. He is warm. And he warms me up.
Birds come to the window and start singing. I hear: OBSERVE NATURE AND ANIMALS. What they do. How they live. Animals are not stressed. They live their lives.
Now I understand why I came here.
To learn this valuable lesson:
SLOW DOWN. RELAX. TAKE MY TIME. BE PATIENT.
I FEEL PROFOUNDLY HEALED IN MY BODY AND IN MY SOUL. Thank you old lady.