We think of this time of year as the Season of Giving. And when we think of giving, how do we imagine that?  Giving of ourselves…our time…our presence and our presents…all such lovely ways to show another that we care about them.

Amazingly, our dreams step right in and challenge this, especially for the many of us who are accustomed to giving and yet cannot even imagine that we can be the recipient of someone else’s giving. It is so hard to believe that we even tell ourselves we are selfish if we, too, would like to feel supported, acknowledged and loved.

Each night our dreams come and want to give us a gift…the gift of becoming our true selves…the gift of feeling loved, supported and connected…the gift of true relationship.  They come to us to help us understand how it is we got so far away from who it is we truly are, how we came to believe that love and support can be for others yet find it so difficult to believe that same love and support can be there for us.  True relationship is an open flowing conduit and it needs to flow both ways. Just as we cannot feel true love without the ability to feel our pain, to feel our joy without our sorrow, so it is that we cannot truly give of ourselves if we don’t have the capacity to receive.

Think of the small children in our lives.  Do they have to do or be anything other than who they are for us to enjoy them, delight in them and love them unabashedly?  No, we love them for who they are.  And do these little ones shake their head and back away, feel that they have to earn our love?  No…they not only bask in the love…they expect to be loved! This is because they are still so close to soul…they need to love and they need to be loved…they know the sacred nature of giving and receiving. They live in the present moment of what true relationship is…to love and be loved…to see and be seen. They don’t question, as we do, whether or not they deserve to be loved…to love and be loved is more than a birthright…it is the very nature and essence of soul. 

Can you take a moment, close your eyes and take a breath into this…that each of us has our own inner connection to this love…a love and a connection that, as we learn to receive it, is uniquely and personally ours?

Consider a gift this season where you can both give and receive…giving yourself the gift of a dream session and receiving the teaching in your dream that is yours.

Here at Natural Dreamwork we invite you to invite us to step into your dreams with you, explore together what it is that wants to be healed and take birth in you…who it is that wants to be in relationship with you.  We work with clients throughout the country and abroad in person, phone or Skype. Click on the About Us page to get in touch with one of us and begin this sacred, soulful conversation with your dreams.

(Image by Karen Appleton)