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Reality dream show

A couple of days ago, I saw a job advertised that stood out to me. It was working in television, of all things. Actually, it was working behind the scenes on a popular serial. I was kind of interested in applying for it, but one thing prevented me from doing so. The job type was described as ‘contract’. It didn’t say what  ‘contract’ actually meant, but I read it to be a short-term position, even though the serial has been going for decades! I’ve never worked in television before, but I’ve observed how, mostly people in front of the cameras, can have work for a nice period of time, and then nothing for a while. And this is how I see the job type ‘contract’. The thing that was preventing me from applying was the word ‘contract’. Not that I haven’t any experience in television – or that I have never done the role that the advert was specifically about – but the word ‘contract’. Even though I have signed a contract in my current job, my current job is ‘permanent’ which to me means stability. ‘Contract’ means temporary, and I need permanent. Which is a shame, as I think I’d do quite well in television. Behind the scenes, obviously (secret identity and all that!).

My dream world has similar ideas. Last night, I had a dream that I had applied for this position. I was invited along to an assessment day in Manchester. I arrived there well before the start time, and there were about twenty of us who had applied for the position. I thought that surely more than twenty would have applied, but then I realised that we were the ones invited for assessment – the successful ones. The day consisted of various tasks that we all had to do. Some tests, some demonstrations, and some scenarios where we had to deal with situations as they occurred. The assessment was in various stages, and at the end of each stage, in true reality TV show fashion, one of the attendees were advised that they hadn’t been successful, thanked for attending, and asked to leave the assessment. I don’t remember the exact tests we were put through, but I do remember one of the people who were running the assessment was becoming more and more drunk as the day was going on.

Towards the end of the day, three of us remained. The drunk assessor had collapsed in a heap by the door, so I was helping him up, and into a seat. One of the others had got a glass of water, and the other was watching on. Another assessor came into the room, helped our assessor outside, and asked us to take a seat and said that someone else would be along shortly. In a very short time indeed, two other people entered the room, and advised the attendee who had been watching that they hadn’t been successful, thanked them for attending and asked them to leave the assessment.

So there were two of us left. The assessor who was drunk now returned to the room. He wasn’t drunk – he had been acting as it was all part of the assessment and we were attending an assessment for work in television. He advised us that we were the final two and that he was about to tell us which of us had passed the assessment, and had successfully got the job.

At which point I woke up!

I must admit I felt pretty good at getting that far in the assessment that was all in my head – but at the time it was very real. The drunken assessor’s acting was out of this world. The nerves we felt when we were about to be told who was to leave were definitely real. There was a definite tense feeling all throughout the ‘day’. And I felt pretty pleased with myself for getting that far, and for the other person too, who now felt like a friend.

I also don’t mind not knowing whether I got the job or not. Usually I’m a bit disappointed if I wake before the end of a good dream, as I feel like I’m missing out on something, but not with this dream. I suppose this sums up the ‘unspoken’ feelings of not going for something that might be the right thing to go for. I will never know if I would have got the job or not if I don’t go for it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that.

It is very strange how dreams make reality seem different. Yet in the dream, that is reality.

The vacancy is still open. I’m now wondering… should I apply? And also, do I want to go through that assessment all over again? I have a few days left to decide, so I’ll see if I get any other signs from the universe! Maybe this job isn’t the one for me though, but a better one will be here soon, and I should look out for that one instead.

Sometimes, being a dreamy Pisces person can be awfully confusing. Fun, but confusing!

I still feel good though! 🙂

Today, I wrote a short poem…

“Work like you don’t need the money”
Is a phrase that sounds kind of funny
But you’ll have more fun
Because what you’ll have done
Is made your outlook more sunny!

 

Can happiness be measured by age?
Or does it depend on the wage?
Be happy now
You’ll soon shout “Wow!”
And feel goodness you can’t even gage!

 

When will things start to seem better?
Tomorrow, the day after, or later?
Only you can decide
How long you will ride
On your journey, with the problems you set you.

 

Have fun with whatever you do,
Live your life how it tends to suit you.
Life’s meant for living!
For getting and giving!
And experiencing great things too!

 

Many apologies to all the great poets and limerickists(?) out there… I’m in a bit of a limerick mood this evening. In fact I’ve entered a limerick writing competition today (not with any of the above, I hasten to add) and thought I’d have a go at writing a few feel good limericks.

Part of life is about creation, about bringing something new into the world. Although it is true that someone else may have wrote similar limericks to mine above, I haven’t read any like that up to this point in my life, so I’m going to go out on a limb and say they are new limericks!

They’re not copyrighted either. Not only are they new, but they are a gift to the world! Free to be used whenever and wherever and however the user wishes to use them. They can even be changed! Used in greetings cards! Sent in an email! Shared at any time.

It’s good to share. I like sharing. It helps me to feel good!

Here! Have some of my good feelings too!

That’s better… you’re smiling now! 🙂

 

If I could, I’d…

Yesterday, I wrote about slowing my weekend down, and enjoying myself at a more leisurely pace. Well, I tried that, and at the time I actually thought that I was succeeding. Now, I realise that I hadn’t succeeded at all! Thinking back, the time has gone just as quickly as it usually does. I’ve still enjoyed myself, however, but I think that adds a little more emphasis on the saying ‘live in the moment’. Just make each moment a little more special and that in itself will make it last longer!

So, what was so special about today then? Well, I’ve added another blog to my recommendations page, so that gives me more good reading to have a look at – and boost my good feelings even more at the same time! I’ve listened to some ‘old’ music, songs that I’ve not heard in a long time – they still sound as good to me today as they did when I first heard them. Included in my hit list today were Deacon Blue’s ‘Your Swaying Arms’, Manhattan Transfer singing ‘Chanson D’Amour’, Kelly Marie with ‘It Feels Like I’m In Love’, Terry Wogan’s ‘Floral Dance’ and Mekado performing ‘Wir Geben ‘Ne Party’ in 1994’s Eurovision Song Contest. I have a varied taste in music, but really like what I like! And I spent the afternoon in the company of a group of sultry and moody vampires, and playful yet protective werewolves. I wouldn’t mind being a werewolf myself if it meant my body would be as toned as their’s were when not in their wolf form. Oh, sorry, started to drift into another realm there – I watched the movie New Moon, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although I haven’t seen any of the other movies in this series – yet – that doesn’t matter. I sometimes like things being a little out of sequence anyway. Look at this blog for example!

So, onto this post. Trying to slow down time was probably a bit of a bigger task for me, if I’m being honest. I thought it was a good idea at the time! And, if I could, I would, obviously! This has got me thinking about what other things I’d like to do if I could.

I’ve briefly touched on one thing I’d like to have a go at – being the werewolf. For the toned body. I suppose it must be due to all the running. I’m not a very good runner.

If I could, I’d like to also live like a vampire. I’m partway to being a vampire anyway, as I’m sultry and moody at times, but they wear some great clothes and if I could, I’d love my clothes to look as good on me as their’s do on them. I mean I do look as though I’m wearing my clothes, but sometimes I’d look in a mirror and think “You definitely do not look like a vampire!” Ah well. At least the vampire look is achievable!

If I could, I’d love to play the harp. Or the panpipes. Or both. I have a varied taste in music, but would love to be able to play a modern, up to the minute number one hit on the harp. In fact, I’d love to be able to pluck just one string in tune! Still, playing the harp or panpipes can also be achieved, so I’ll add this to my book of goals, when I get around to creating it.

If I could, I’d travel in time – just for a quick visit, not to stay.

If I could, I’d learn how to fly.

If I could, I’d learn how to speak in the cat language.

And if I could, I’d actually start my book that I keep promising to write. This blog has proved to me that I can put together a few words which make some kind of sense – although I need a little more than just words to write my book.

Not everything is impossible. I’ll finish today with another favourite quote of mine. It’s from Walt Disney, I believe:

Whether you say you can’t or you can, you’re right.

Universal Laws

I have written many times about the Law of Attraction, but there are other ‘Universal Laws’ that exist at the same time. What are the other Laws? – I pretend I hear you ask – Well, here goes… This is how I see things at this present time (a quick disclaimer – my thoughts may be completely different to someone else’s… I’m writing about my view of the universe!):

Basically they are natural Laws of the universe. There are many Laws, and some are more well known than others! And, I don’t yet know all of them myself (but I’m learning)!

The most well known universal law is the Law of Gravity. We all know the affects of that without even needing to think about it – we know it exists just because we know! And we can’t fly on our own steam!

Another Law is the Law of Threefold Return. This is usually associated with spells and magic, and whatever you ‘give out’ in the spell, you receive back upon yourself three times as great – so if you were to cast a spell of ill intent on someone, don’t be surprised if you receive, say, three similar ‘curses’ back upon yourself – or even something with three times the might of what you gave out! A good way to look at this Law is by the phrase “The good you do to others is the good you do yourself”.

The Law of Cause and Effect is another one. Every action has a reaction. A thought could be a cause to commence something really great – or an effect of an event that could be better. However, something caused the thought in the first place (which would then make it the effect).

The Law of Allowing, I believe it is called, is another one. I take this one to be acceptance of things as they are. Being at one with the universe as it cycles around us, regardless of what actually is happening to us. What I mean by this is night and day, the seasons, aging, and birth, life and death. We have to allow it as we can’t do anything to stop it!

The Law of Repulsion is another Law, the opposite to the Law of Attraction. I see this as the Law that keeps everything from being drawn into everything else in the universe. I also see it as the Law that ‘sends away’ from us things we do not want – or things that we think we want but feel we don’t deserve.

And, the Law of Attraction, one description I’ve read about it is “That which is like itself is drawn upon itself”, or “Like attracts like”. I like to think of this Law as the one that brings things together! The Law of Attraction is the basis of the book / movie The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. The messages channeled through Esther Hicks from Abraham relate to the Law of Attraction. And, the Law of Attraction is a key player in the success of Cosmic Ordering (which is the conscious action to utilise the Law of Attraction).

All of the universal Laws fit nicely together, and work together. You can see the links between Gravity and the Law of Attraction, the Law of Threefold Return and the Law of Attraction, and the Laws of Repulsion and Attraction. I can see evidence of each of the Laws every day, in everything I do.

And there we have it – my view of part of the workings of the universe.  I know I have missed a few Laws out, but there’s loads of time to be able to fill in the blanks! I’m sure I’ll be adding to the list in due course!

For Remembrance Day

For The Fallen – Laurence Binyon
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.