I have discovered that Covid-19 and the Grim Reaper have something in common aside from the obvious – death. Both are teachers and both can be inspiring and this perspective does not negate the human pain and suffering that both can bring to us.
Using my perspective that covid-19 has wisdom to share I have been open to learning from all the chaos and change that is running wild on the planet during this time; open to learn from the death energy that is surrounding all of us. It affects our daily lives and also our dream lives so I have been practicing paying attention to both worlds, awake and asleep. I am learning lots in my awake times and I have had some profound realizations in my dreams. ‘Clear Water We All Are’ being one of them.
Let me explain.
The dream was a crazy mix of the Matrix, Star Wars, The Fifth Element, and the Incredible Lightness of Being. It took place first on a desert somewhere in the universe followed by a murky muddy pond somewhere in a jungle. Yoda was there as my teacher, and I was a bumbling Jedi-in-training.
Scene One – The Desert
I awoke in the middle of a beautiful dune filled desert, hot sun, and heat waves. Yoda was by my side saying, “Pay attention young Jedi. An important teaching I have for you.” The next thing I noticed was this black sultry woman, a mix between Divinity from the Matrix, Bat Woman, and Darth Vader. She was attractive in a dark way. As she approached me I felt drawn to her; I reached out to touch her and as I did she turned into sand particle and fell to the ground as if she never existed.
I stood there shocked and startled until my attention was grasped by a white female image; a combination of Princess Leia from Star Wars, Hermoine from Harry Potter, and Leeloo from the Fifth Element. As this white warrior princess approached I felt a deep attraction to the light energy. Again as I reached out to touch her she too turned to sand and dropped to the desert floor.
“What noticed by you young Jedi?” asked Yoda expecting an answer.
‘They both turned to sand and vanished. Were they some kind of mirage?” I answered questioningly.
“Young Jedi with me you must come.” Yoda spoke in a firm yet kind tone.
Scene Two – The Jungle Pond
From a desert to a jungle pond we went in the blink of an eye. Standing waist deep in the muddy waters of the pond I noticed Yoda levitating beside me scooping up some water from the pond in a clear glass beaker.
“What are you in this beaker seeing?” Yoda asked.
“Well, muddy water of course.” Was my instant reply.
“Clearly you are not seeing.” Yoda redirected me, “Look more closely and open your awareness. Again you must look. What is it you now see?”
“Yoda my master it is a beaker full of muddy water.” I blurted out repeating my first observation..
“With your inner eye, your still eye, your spiritual eye you must look.” Yoda asserted.
I tried and it still looked like muddy water. Yoda sensing my stucked-ness began applying his shamanic master teacher skills and said, “You are putting your attention on the wrong thing.” As he spoke the particles of mud that were suspended in the water began settling to the bottom of the glass. In mere moments all I could see was Clear Water.
“The Clear Water was there always.” Yoda asserted. “You fell for the distraction of what you thought was there and missed what was there always.”
Looking straight into my deepest heart Yoda continued. “Same it was with the dark woman and the light woman in the desert. You missed what was always there and noticed only what you thought was there.” Yoda smiled and finished his teaching, “We are all Clear Water and have been always. We must remember not to be tricked by the mud.”
As I sat on the bank of the pond and let the wisdom sink in to my heart, Yoda worked his shamanic magic and helped me open fully my realization. I wept with both regret and joy. How often had I fallen for the ‘mud’ in my real life and forgotten the Clear Water we all are?
Scene Three – And In the End
“Notice the mud indeed and don’t be tricked by it. Remember Clear Water we all are. Forgive the mud and show kindness and gentleness always to peoples’ “Clear Water.” Yoda smiled and as he was vanishing into the oneness he spoke, “Do this well young Jedi and all things will go better for you and all those you know.”
I awoke with my head on my familiar pillow feeling a bit stunned. As I rubbed my eyes trying to wake up I found myself wondering which was more real; my pillow or my dream. The dream I thought.
I can still hear Yoda’s voice in my head speaking these wise words…
“Clear Water We All Are.”