The Universe brings us knowledge in an array of ways. It is the obligation of the observer to discern the lessons bestowed upon her or him. In my own life, I’ve noticed much of the knowledge and wisdom that I have been granted has been in the form of stories and dreams. And my reflections upon these stories and dreams dictates the lesson learned. I’ve noticed some of the best stories come from the many random encounters that seem to inevitably run into me. And usually these encounters aren’t ones that I would typically welcome but instead of approaching with fear and defense I simply approach with a willingness to listen. For instance, I’ve had hour long conversations with the homeless, with teen runways, with ex-drug dealers who were fortunate enough to get out the game. Each one has a commonality to them and each one has a unique perspective. Each conversation was as random as the next and each one held an earnest level of sincerity. You see when someone is poignant and honest with you…I’ve noticed that there is always a lesson to be learned.
The other lessons I receive are from dreams. Now these lessons are of a different nature, they usually give insight about my own life and hints as to what paths I should take and my place among the order of things. Usually the dreams that provide the most insight are the dreams in which I am most fearful but manage to conquer my fears and intake the lesson. Random, but in dreams I’ve been inundated with the fear of being ripped apart by wild beast only to have those same beast impart words of wisdom. I’ve had dreams where I’ve been lead to a holding cell for various demons only to have knowledge bestowed to me. I digress; I say all this to say that knowledge doesn’t always come as you would like it to.
Who are you to judge in what form your lesson is to be presented to you?
Most of these lessons and occurrences are quite organic. For you to dictate on your terms when insight is to come seems rather insolent—timing is everything. For you to dictate or be dictated to isn’t a communal experience. It is outside the natural order of things. An organic course of action is usually triangular– two starting points converge at a mutual time and/or space. It is a give and take on one level or another.