Dreamin' Demon

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Re-posting with purpose for #Throw Back Thursday

Dreamin' Demon

The dream I had the other night was the sort of dream that would wake most people. Believing it was inspired by my rather unhealthy meal way too close to bed time, I didn’t think much of it. I jotted it down because part of me wondered why I was visited by a demon.

Most characters in your dreams are really just mirrors, reflecting back to you something about yourself. They play their part so that you can learn about yourself. The dream nagged me as I couldn’t wrap my head around an aspect of myself being demon-like.  Was it a sugar monster or a caffeine fiend?  What about me was 7 foot tall, greenish-gray, gross, and cocky? The fact that I was not scared in the dream caught my attention as well. Evidently, slaying demons was old hat to my dream self. I had banished this one twice before.

Do I confidently slay my personal demons? Well, sometimes, but that didn’t feel like the complete answer. Looking further for clues, I considered what the demon had said. He talked in a deep growly voice and when I jokingly asked him what his poison was this time, he laughed.  “Oh girly, it doesn’t matter if I tell you because you are never going to figure it out,” he said.  “Grass and vodka,” the demon added.

I considered him telling me the answer could be a trick. Of course, this time, he was going to be much more difficult to expel. As he lumbered around pulling doors of hinges, even though I told everyone not to lock the doors because he’d just pull them off, I hid in the basement planning my next move involving grass and vodka.

Tracing my thoughts and questions leading up to the night of the greenish-gray ghoul, my mind had been working on how to ground myself every day and how to use flower essence.  Aha! I got you my scary messenger! In order to fight off unpleasant things I need to put my feet in grass every day and by adding flower essence to vodka ( I make an air freshener this way.) I can put myself the right mood.  (vodka or other alcohol is a good way to keep essential oils.)

To banish him I stood barefoot on top of a hill holding a vodka bottle. As he swooped down upon me I held my ground and threw the bottle at him.  "Oh crap!" He shouted as he burst into flames. 

#1 Ground yourself every day- standing barefoot in the ocean or on grass is best. Any natural surface will do, even wood. Breath for a few moments and visualize yourself connecting to the earth.

#2 Support Yourself with essential oils- go to the oil section in the natural food store near you. Pick out what scent appeals to you or pick one based on a aliment you have. I love orange for the bathroom as orange oil detracts bugs and brightens your mood. See the photo below. Massage oil into your hands for a beautiful self care ritual. (Check label to see if it can be used at full strength or needs to be cut with another oil like coconut or olive.)

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Here’s to slaying your demons in daylight and in slumber,

Love and Light, Tricia