Man, I hate nightmares. Especially, the kind that seem extremely real. I feel so helpless as I'm carried along by the story. I feel powerless to change the plot. I'm at the mercy of my own imagination. And, though, it's not reality, I feel the emotions of it as if it was. It's always such a relief when I wake-up. Reason reminds my heart what the truth is. And, the truth brings peace.
What I hate more, though, are what I guess I can call 'day nightmares' (daymares)-- what most call FEAR. Fear can be powerful over our minds much like a nightmare. It tells us things that aren't real. Its convincing paralyzes us. Its lies fool us to think that what is not real is reality. It forms a fog over us. A false truth. We live our lives at the mercy of its dictatorship. We are held captive by its imaginations.
But, much like a nightmare, we have the opportunity to wake-up and be set free from our fear. We can hear Freedom calling to us in our sleep.
"Wake-up." it gently speaks to us.
It nudges us and speaks louder. "You're having a nightmare. Wake-up!"
It can not ignore our restlessness as it watches us suffer in our fear. It's compelled by its Love for us. It just can't turn a blind eye and walk away. It won't give up until we wake-up.
And, what a relief when we do. Truth enters. We are able to see clearly now. And, the Truth brings Peace.