DO YOU ALLOW OTHERS TO BABYSIT YOUR POTENTIAL? I DO!
Imagine your potential to be like a sleeping beauty protected by thorns and waiting for the prince to save her. Who is this prince? Is it an aspect of you?
Do we all have a dormant potential?
Dreams can offer us information that is not easily accessible. It opens us up for realities that might be obvious for others though not for us.
Sharing my latest dream
I entered a building and found two young children a boy and a girl, at first I did not notice though suddenly I realized they were kept hostage. There was also a man kept hostage, who looked like someone I know though have not seen for several years.
This man has always been a reformer, someone who wanted to make the circumstances better for others. There was something special, this man in my dream did not seem to feel kept hostage, he had something he wanted to do, to perform.
One of the guardians got very upset by seeing me there, he threatened me and ordered another man to remove me from the building.
Waking up and re-entering the same dream
I woke up still completely in this dream. I was wondering if it had to be considered a nightmare or simply a special dream.
I also wondered how to move on. I know how to re-enter my dreams.
As I got to sleep again, I was back in my dream and saw me with the children, telling them: “Always remember, that I love you dearly.”
I could physically perceive the threat of the guardians.
Making sense of the content
I woke up again, it was still night, I already understood how images of two films I partly watched on Thursday and Friday evening got mixed with my dream, like the children and the being kept hostage.
In the morning I realized that the dream had to do with how I still allow my potential to be babysit by others. So amazing and how that has to do with a young female and male part inside of me and an older male aspect of me.
This older male part is particularly interesting, as it feels like this part has no feeling of being kept hostage. Like a narcissus inside of me, that only wants to perform and be seen and will do that even if the circumstances are harsh and limited.
I am astonished that I so clearly still allow aspects of me, of my potential to be babysit by others.
Does this story resonate with you?
There are many ways in which we can interpret our dreams. The most important fact is that it makes sense to you, the dreamer. I often see the different persons in my dream as aspects of myself.
Is this metaphor of our potential being a sleeping beauty protected by thorns true? And if yes, are we the prince that comes and saves our potential?
As the prince we need to make the choice to sit at the drivers seat of our own life.
I see how there are still many questions.
How can we reach our full potential?
How we make other choices in our life?
How can we occupy the driver’s seat?
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A complete chapter about our amazing fascinating multidimensional potential is available in my book Becoming What is Changing: Exposition.
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With warm regards
VEERLE DE BOCK is a social entrepreneur, a change-maker, physician, healer, facilitator, trainer, coach and author of the trilogy, Becoming What is Changing. She spent nearly three decades of her life as a physician specializing in geriatric care, including a 21-year career as department head in an Antwerp regional hospital. In 2003, she began her study as an energetic healer, teacher, process facilitator and supervisor at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and since 2007 has been leading many other trainees to master these same skills. In 2010 she was trained in the practice of Dynamic Facilitation by Jim Rough, which she now incorporates into her workshops and training sessions. In 2012 she decided to devote her work exclusively to writing, facilitation and coaching. That same year, she devised a new integrative practice of facilitation she calls ‘Guest House Facilitation’, that helps teams learn how to listen and utilise both the inner and outer processes within their organisation, to see it as a dynamic and living organism, and to reconnect to its intrinsic purpose and intention. Her book, Becoming What is Changing: Exposition, is the first part of a trilogy aimed at managers, team leaders and responsible employees who wish to bring this kind of transformation into the workplace, so they can create an environment where people are happy, satisfied and continuously growing.