Last night I had a nightmare...
I can't remember the last time I had one, but it's been a very LONG time!
It was the kind that woke me up and had me terrified. The kind where you can't get back to sleep.
So, I did what I usually do when I feel like that. I meditated...
And I thought of all the good advice my friends give me.
Recently, I was talking to one of them, sharing some deep seated fears I had about doing some things I was terrified of doing, and she said to me,
"What I am hearing you say, is that you don't believe in yourself. But the person I know, is totally capable of rising to the occasion and doing all those things you think you can't do."
Later that day she sent me a meme which I am paraphrasing a bit here. It just happens that it is another mantra and affirmation. (Detecting a theme here?)
"I am strong,
I am capable,
I am enough."
When I looked at the meme closely, I noted the number of people who had "Loved" it. And it happened to be my personal angel number - that number that shows up for me every time I need a message from the Other Side. When I see this number as the time of day, or as "Likes" or whichever way it shows up for me, I stop, breathe, and get all the feels. I instantly know someone is watching out for me and trying to get my attention.
This morning, I talked my dream over and realized how silly it was. The person I was speaking to told me about an article he had just read about how weird dreams dump random things in your brain to make it and you function better in life.. Apparently, introducing randomness into an equation is something that makes Artificial Intelligence better. Who knew?
If you are feeling afraid about something you need to do and this little affirmation speaks to you, go ahead and use it! Because just like me,
You are strong,
You are capable,
and you enough!