FIVE TYPES OF HACKS I GOT FROM MY DREAM ABOUT THE TOILET
~ How to:
- deal with stressful circumstances,
- tackle the most mundane tasks,
- work with difficult individuals,
- stay positive and
- hang in there
….during life and business challenges.
You see, one night, I DREAMed of cleaning toilets, and it was the kind of impactful dream that brings a message, and a feeling, from your very soul.
In the DREAM, I saw myself in front of a WHITE BOWL, CLEANING and WIPING the SEAT upon which others sat with the GREATEST possible LOVE imaginable.
I knew that I was IN SERVICE; that this was not my home but this was in a place that I had agreed to be, this was something that I HAD AGREED to DO, that I had VOLUNTEERED to DO, with and for my SELF and OTHERS.
….in the dream I was a nun….
As I worked, cleaning, LOVE FLOWED THROUGH ME. LOVE POURED THROUGH ME, and I hummed sweetly to myself, and my thoughts were light and playful.
It seemed that I was in a CONVENT, or working in a public HOME or facility, a place used by others requiring assistance and service.
How Easy Was it to Clean the Toilet?
Upon waking, the shocking aspect of the dream was that the feelings of LOVE were not forced. I wasn’t “talking myself through it”, I wasn’t consciously saying to myself, “okay, make sure to feel LOVE while you’re doing this icky job” or “okay just try to avoid looking at the grime.”
I had no feeling that the job was icky.
I saw the grime and I knew the circumstances….and I had no judgement.
In fact, I loved myself for who I was, I loved that I was doing the work, I loved those I was in service to, I loved my choice in life.
In a state of PURE LOVE, I CLEANED THE TOILET.
Cleaning a Toilet WITH LOVE Makes the Rest of Living Life Look Easy
Now when I’m doing a task that isn’t what I’d like to be doing, or that is mundane, I remember the dream in which I could clean the toilet with an immense amount of love.
And I figure, if I can clean a toilet feeling love, I can do this also.
This encouragement in my life is constant, because I remember the dream, often….
BECAUSE I SEE TOILETS EVERY DAY.
And I think “oh yeah, remember when I was a nun in that dream, and I cleaned the toilet with so much love…. how did I do that?”
How easy it was to not judge, because the LOVE was flowing
When I’m standing in front of someone, and it’s a hard conversation, there is a challenge, or the emotions are flowing, I imagine that I see the *God*Spark* in this person, in their heart, also…. and I don’t have to give a thought to the gunk, mine or theirs.
Remembering HOW…. IN the MOMENT…. OPENS Our Life to New Options
Sometimes, looking down at the toilet, especially in the public bathroom, I remember the feeling of immense love that poured through me in the dream.
And I intend for that immense love to flow out through me in my waking life also.
When I need to, I call upon that inner woman who is so loving. I feel her and see her in a bubble inside or around my heart. And I know being in my heart, and having that space of LOVE, is my protection.
5 WAYS the HACKS WORK:
No matter what the DRAMA, under business, or personal, circumstances, if I can remember to breathe into that SPACE OF LOVE…. IN THE MOMENT…. Then I can:
- stay alert,
- stay calm,
- look for solutions,
- make the choice to engage, or
- choose to walk away.
And if I forget, it’s OKAY.
Because eventually, I will use the toilet.
AND I WILL REMEMBER.
© 2015 Susan V. Lacerra, Inspired Strategies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.