Dreams come after the nightmare

When do we see our dreams? After we have had something terrifying happen. Do you ever go to sleep at night, thinking great thoughts, just resting as you slowly drift off to slumber? And then without warning, PUMA! You are trapped in some crazy dream that may include a mouthful of teeth that are really gum or that you are back in your childhood home, standing on the roof, where vampires are trying to get at you, so you are tearing pieces of the house off and throwing what you can at the vampires? Ok…maybe that was just me. The teeth dream wasn’t me and I still don’t know what that all meant. When do you start to see the rainbow? After the storm. Same thing. Things get clearer just after the chaos settles and you can get your ground again. That is not the hardest part. The hardest part is not knowing when the chaos will end and how do you handle it in the meantime. So what do you do? You grin and bear it, you get through it, you do all you can to keep your boat afloat. You survive. I know how to do that one…I am the Queen of that one. Still am to some degree. I always felt it was easier to do it alone and not feel like I was burdening someone else. My phrase of “Not your problem” was something I had practiced my entire life, without really having a name for it. Because I thought asking for help meant I was weak. I didn’t want people to see me as weak. After all, I could take on anything. Or so I thought. For a long time. When do we see the sky? After the clouds have parted and the newness comes to us. Even though we had to struggle and fight and be hurt and cry and get through it all, we get that final confirmation that it will be ok. We are still here after all of it. Believe that the nightmare always comes before the dreams. Here is the difference…nightmares are just our fears that usually never come true, but dreams can and do become reality. Believe in your dreams. They are just a storm aw

Michelle Homme 2011 ©

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