I often dream about doors or are shown doors in my visions. To me doors are gateways to the next part of my earthly journey, but although i know this, it is not always easy to open the door in front of me. There is a feeling of the fear of the unknown and the lack of faith that whatever is on the other side of the closed door is meant to be there and is meant for me to see, or to go through.
Ann, Martin, Rose and Martin opened a wardrobe door and walked into another world where one day they would fight and win a great battle and become Kings and Queens, with a Lion, called Aslam, as their friend. Alice fell down a deep dark rabbit hole and had to find a way to shrink herself so she could enter a very small door into Wonderland of dreams and fantasy, where a white rabbit was always late and a Mad Hatter invited her to the craziest tea party she had ever been too.
“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”
The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Isn’t that what doors are for- a moment for us to pause to wait before we take the next step forward. A place in our lives where we can ask ourselves ‘Where do you (I) want to go?’ Often we plan where we want to end up, but then forget to work out how we are going to get there one door at a time.
If our entire journey was shown to us in one go would it make it easier to decide which way to go? I do not think so! For to know everything would be too much for us to cope with and we would probably end up as confused as Alice!
So the next time you are shown a door try the following:
- introduce yourself to the door..
- describe the door
- share the description with someone else
- meditate on the door
- invite the door to ‘show you’ what is beyond it
- and don’t forget that because you manage to open the door it does not mean you have to go through it.
Imagine for a moment what you door looks like, can you describe it?