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The Key to Freedom

By Hila J. Esters

The key to freedom is sometimes found in a very elusive place. The key to freedom is sometimes found in a very elusive place. What is an elusive place? Anything elusive is hard to get ahold of. It eludes you. Almost all of us have had wonderful dreams where we are living our lives very differently. We have the things or we’re doing the very things we’ve always desired. Where is that place in our dreams? How do we get there from here? Is it attainable? Yes!!

Has someone you know ever pointed out a flaw you have and then just walked away without giving you an explanation? One day, I heard the voice of God calmly say to me, ‘You’re too critical.’ That’s all he said. My immediate response was, ‘I’m not critical!’ Oh, but I was! I didn’t realize it because it was masked in containers of what I thought was right and wrong. The key to my freedom was to discover the elusive hidden place within me that was making the critical determinations for me. Of course, the solution didn’t come overnight. I was led to the realization and discovery of my critical thoughts one cooperative step at a time.

We hear people say all the time that they are living their dreams. We can wait for our dreams to somehow show up in our lives, or we can go after them within ourselves. I chose to do the latter and go face to face with myself. Changing our daily lives by bringing the reality of our dreams into them requires finding the key to the place that is stopping the transference.

Deciding to set triggers for myself, I first began to notice what emotion I was feeling as the critical thought was coming to me. Then I realized that this emotion caused my eyebrows to narrow. Setting myself to be consciously aware of these two triggers helped me become instantly aware of my critical thoughts, hold them in, and then analyze them. By doing this, I was able to stop my words and then ask and receive from God what caused this particular pattern of thoughts.

My elusive place was covered and blocked with the negative preconceived ideas I had learned over time from others. My critical thoughts and words created a negative pattern of experiences that I had previously accepted as unchangeable. They formed my life by blocking the reality of my dreams from changing it.

Once I discovered the cause of my criticism and the lock that held my life in place, I turned the key to freedom. Opening the door to that no longer elusive place, I meticulously cleaned out the ‘room.’ By allowing my dreams to fill it, I changed my thoughts, thereby changing my imagination, words, and actions. My life changed, and I began to live my dream.

Find the elusive place that holds your life-changing dreams. Decide to face yourself off. Face to face, you can discover what blocks you from living your dreams and turn the key to freedom!

Contributing Writer for Sibyl Magazine

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Lessons In My Dreams – Sibyl Magazine

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Lessons In My Dreams

By Hila J. Esters

When the events I truly expected to manifest in my life seemed to be delayed, I realized that I had to expand my thoughts and ways to a higher level. As I began to examine the previous year and what I deemed as spiritual growth and progress with corresponding actions, I questioned God about the delay.  Was He delaying my promised blessing or was it somehow me?  He answered me by using my dreams to pinpoint and then guide me into the significant personal changes I needed to make before what I desired could take place in my life.

To dream in vivid living color is an adventure waiting to be experienced.  Most of the time I awake feeling good and fully rested as I allow the dream to quickly float away in my mind.  One morning, thinking I was awake, I discovered that I was still asleep.  The storyline of my dreams and my real life involvement in them had significantly changed.  God gave me dreams that were designed to get and keep my attention.

I began to realize that the realistic dream settings, though displayed in single homes or in multiple restroom stalls in different hotels, distinctly portrayed the same core meanings.  Let’s just say that in each dream for some time, the stalls I sought to use needed deep cleaning, including the floors.  At first, believe me, I couldn’t understand what the dreams were about.  As I questioned God, even more, the answer floated up to me.  The scenes represented my thoughts, words, and actions.  The dreams had nothing to do with offensive words, but with negative thinking and the unthoughtful expressions of them.

For the upcoming events I desired to manifest, spiritual and personal progression on my part, was necessary.  The decision to change and advance was mine.  My heavenly Father’s desire was to prepare me not only to receive my blessing but to learn how to maintain it while continuing to grow spiritually and naturally.  His plan is always that we are blessed to be a blessing.

To help me remember the dreams and hold the progressive storylines in my memory, I needed to describe and date the description of each dream as well as the events that took place.  I also recorded how my involvement in them affected me, especially paying attention to the very realistic negative details in the dream.  After asking for and hearing God reveal their meanings and how they applied to my thoughts, words and certain actions, I immediately made the necessary changes.

Finally, as I continued to progress in my thinking, grow spiritually and maintain more positivity daily, the appearance of the restrooms and stalls in my dreams gradually changed.  Eventually, when I walked into a restroom anywhere in my dreams, I found clean, pleasant surroundings.  My dream lessons taught me that what we may think is acceptable to God in our thoughts, words and actions are not necessarily what He thinks is acceptable before manifesting our blessings.

Contributing Writer for Sibyl Magazine