It’s incredible how different sports have turned out to be perfect hobbies to a number of people. Nowadays, the shift to action hobbies is taking place at an alarming rate. People don’t just want to sit down and read a text; they want to be involved in the making process of their hobbies. Through hobbies, […]
Have you ever wondered what would have happened had you made a different choice – or had the world made a different choice for you – at an important crossroads in your earlier life? I’m sure all of us have tried to picture how it might be if we were still with a former partner, or in the old job, or if we had spent that year traveling the world before going on to college. In our dreams, we sometimes seem to be walking paths we did not take in waking life.
What if I had been born to a healthy loving family?
What if I had stopped dating your father when my family moved away from Ohio?
What if I admitted out loud that I wasn’t ready for you, when you were ready for me?
What if I chose not to have you and went to college and began a career?
What if I dared to acknowledge this other path that my life could have taken?
I ask “what if”?
I respond, then I wouldn’t know what unconditional love is.
I wouldn’t know what the amazing experience of giving birth was like.
I wouldn’t know how it felt to have someone fully depend on me.
I wouldn’t know the innocence of a child.
I do know that if I had chosen this path instead of having you that you would have chosen me as your mom anyways, just at a different time.
I Love You My Son,
(Signed) Your Mother
she generously gave me permission to share this wonderful letter, Donna wrote: “Thank you for creating the opportunity for me to reach deep inside myself. The growth opportunitites have been unmeasurable.”
It is remarkable how much becomes possible within the compassionate energy of a circle of active dreamers bent on healing and claiming a larger life. And you can also investigate your possible parallel lives in the quiet and privacy of your homes. The royal road to follow is that of your dreams. You can seek to go back inside a dream in which you seem to be leading another life through the mode of lucid dreaming I call dream reentry and explain in several of my books, including Conscious Dreaming and The Three “Only” Things. You can also try a form of active imagination. Start by picturing yourself going back to a decisive moment of choice in your earlier life and then track what might have unfolded had you chosen differently.
Photo by Kerri Vincent