I had a very unsettling dream last night. Robbers had surrounded my home and were looking in my windows. Everywhere I looked, I could see them. I felt like a prisoner. I tried calling the police, but my phone was dead. I was trapped. And I was powerless. I woke up before I saw how it ended, but it’s stayed with me all morning.
And, because I believe that dreams are messages from our souls, I started to think about what my soul was trying to tell me with this one.
While I don’t literally have robbers surrounding my home and staring through my windows (thankfully!), I started to wonder what robbers represent to me and how this metaphor could apply to my life in this moment.
Robbers take. They steal. They rob you of your power. They leave you feeling completely helpless.
And so I began to look at my life and identify how I was feeling helpless – in what areas had I given my power away.
I realized that the robbers represented various parts of myself that have moved away from my soul’s purpose – the lower vibrational aspects of my psyche such as fear, fatigue, my addiction to work, my disconnection from my soul, and my scattered thoughts. These metaphorical robbers have been surrounding me – swarming around me and making it feel impossible to be free – to feel empowered. They have been robbing me of my joy and my energy and my vibrancy. They have been robbing me of my life.
But, like in the dream, I now see how I actually do have power over these so-called robbers. In the dream, I never found out how it ended because I woke up. And I think this is such a powerful way to deal with these metaphorical robbers, too. I can choose to wake up – to be conscious, to stay present. I can choose to remain aware of how I am living my life and how I am choosing to engage with my soul and my world.
Because the robbers can’t exist in my awakened state. They quickly disappear, which is such a relief.
We’re so powerful – each and every one of us. And we have the ability to create a life that is filled with love and joy. We do.
If we’re feeling that we’re somehow being robbed of living this way, we can wake up and consciously change it.
It feels so empowering to know how to chase the robbers away – both in my dreams and also in my life. Just wake up.
Jodi Chapman is a bestselling author, an award-winning blogger, and a soulful community builder. She lives her life with love and faith in the driver’s seat, and she hopes to leave a trail of inspiration wherever she goes. She believes that we each have the ability to hear our soul’s whisper and create our best lives. She would love to connect with you!