Change, Fear, and Futility by John Cali

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John Cali

One night not long ago I was driving down a dark, unlit, lonely highway I’d never travelled before. There was one other car in sight, ahead of me and travelling slowly.

As I moved to the left to pass the slow moving car, I felt a deep sense of dread. Like something awful was about to happen. That dark feeling decreased as I passed the car and sped off into the moonless night.

Soon the highway narrowed. Ahead of me I saw a light at the place where the road seemingly ended. I somehow knew the light I was seeing was the car I’d just passed. Mysteriously, it had passed me without me seeing it.

The dark sense of dread descended on me again, and fear gripped my heart.

I looked to my left and saw an expansive, eerily lit open area just beyond the shoulder of the road.

“What should I do?” I frantically asked myself. Suddenly my body left the car and I was flying free over the open area. For a moment I felt the dark, deep sense of dread again–as if some monster vulture was about to grab me out of the sky and tear me to shreds.

As I’m sure you can tell by now, I’m describing to you a dream. It was one of the most vivid dreams I’ve ever had. And the dream’s ending was, literally and figuratively, a real eye-opener.

In the last scene of this dream I was in a room talking to two male friends. There was a wonderful sense of warmth and comfort in the room, in the interaction among the three of us.

At that moment I realized the eerie light I’d seen where the road seemed to end, and the vulture I’d feared was about to devour me, were really only these two dear friends I was now warmly engaged with.

Since I believe we all create our own realities, including our dreams, I had to ask myself what this dream was all about.

The meaning was clear to me as soon as I awoke from the dream.

The day before the dream I’d been dealing with an uncertain and uncomfortable situation involving two friends. Change was definitely the “order of the day” here. And for a few hours that day I’d been giving my fears free reign.

I sort of made peace with my fears before I went to bed that night. After all, I said to myself, Spirit and I have been teaching and preaching for years you get what you focus on. So focus on what you want, not on what you fear.

The bottom line here is my fears turned out to be baseless and futile. These were my friends and no harm could possibly come to me from them. I am eternally safe and secure. Nothing can harm me when I am connected to my soul, when I am in my joy.

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