Last week I wrote about embracing Uncertainty.
I’d had several encounters with Ravens, each one
reminding me to surrender to not knowing (in fact,
the day after I sent out that article last week I was
thinking again about Uncertainty and I spied 4
Ravens sitting together! I just had to laugh).
Many people have written me about that article;
I think a lot of us are dancing with Uncertainty right now!
And I’ve taken courage and comfort from knowing
we are all in this Uncertainty journey together.
A couple of nights ago I had an interesting dream.
In the dream I was at a hospital, looking at a screen
that showed one of my lungs was constricted,
incapable of expanding to take in enough oxygen.
The doctor also told me I had a blood clot in one of
my legs. He said, “we can’t allow you to go home.
I don’t know what might happen.”
I woke up wondering….do I need to go to the doctor?
I take my dreams pretty seriously…after all, I once
had a dream that saved my daughter’s life
(but that’s another story….)
I didn’t sense though, that the dream was about
my physical well-being. I’m in better health than
I have been in some time.
So what, then?
I decided to take a walk in the woods.
While there, I was asking about my dream when
two monarch butterflies flew by and alighted
on a tree branch right in front of me.
I stopped to ask them, “what can you tell me
about my dream?”
I got quiet and then heard their answer:
Death leads to Transformation.
The doctor in my dream was desperate to
save the self I’ve been, to keep her from
And the butterflies were telling me: let her go.
Because holding on to the self that created
where I’ve been… only keeps me from evolving
into who I’m called to be now.
So I’m having (another) little ego funeral over
here. I can tell you, my ego is not at all pleased
about it. (I keep telling her: “don’t worry, you
know there’s still plenty of you left… and besides,
you always come back in some other form!”)
I’m excited to see how my ego will show up next.
I’m starting to be amused by her antics.
And I’m waiting in joyful expectation for
whatever is coming out of this process of
(By the way, if you happen to know any
women lawyers who want to transform from
that profession into something else, I just
scheduled a workshop called
Life After Law:
Planning Your Escape from the Golden Handcuffs
for November 18. I’m still working
on the webpage but I have a flyer done so
just email me if you’d like details).
And if you missed last week’s article about Uncertainty
you can read it here:
I’d love to hear about your own transformational