Reflections

I’ve had a bit of alone time the past couple of weeks. That means more time to hear my thoughts and my heart.

Those times when you reflect on things. The future is one I like to reflect on. Dreams. Goals. The thoughts bounce up and down and back and forth.

I had a strange dream the other night that caused me to reflect about how I see myself. ย In the dream I was in a room with a large mirror, waiting in line. I saw myself in the reflection of the mirror but my eyes were closed, so I really didn’t see myself. I saw, as the observer view in my dream, a reflection that I thought was me but not quite.

Then, a friend of mine was in line with me and wanted to take a selfie of us both. I saw her fumbling with her phone to turn the camera around. I kept posing with her but she wasn’t’t ready. Then, when she saw herself on the phone screen I moved in for the selfie but didn’t appear. I moved closer. Then – in real life – my phone rang and I was awakened from the dream.

This caused me to reflect over my morning coffee. Have I ever seen myself in my dreams?

I know I have seen me from the observing view. That view of how I look in the role I was in the dream. But I realized I have never, to my recollection, seen myself in my dreams of how I really look. I see others clearly, but not myself.

I confess, I do not think highly of my looks. It has been a life-long battle. Some days I feel I have conquered the negative thoughts and some not an inch.

The dream was convicting. As a woman who hangs out with The Father, Son and Holy Spirit as much as I can, how dare I not think myself a beautiful reflection of the One who made me?

There is beauty all around me. We are included in that beauty. How do you see yourself? Or how do you see the things you do? Are you always critical of yourself?

You are beautiful. From one of my favorite books – You are kind, You are smart, You are important. (The Help)

Reflect on that.

Enjoy!

Cate B

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21 Replies to “Reflections”

  1. Bonjour Cate,

    What an interesting experience – unlike you l have no religion but do dream constantly and believe that somehow my brain is ‘cleaning house’ of various issues that prevent me from seeing the world and those in it as clearly as l should.

  2. Here’s my usual WOW!
    You are so intuitive when it comes to interpreting!
    May I add my 2 cents? You, my friend, are one of the most beautiful people I know… Inside and out!!! This new pic of you proves your outer beauty, and those of us who know you, know you’re inner beauty!! You’re the whole package!!๐Ÿ˜˜ and may I say this also? Age truly agrees with you, you get more beautiful as time goes on๐Ÿ‘…
    Loved your post and love you!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  3. Beauty is in the heart. We got a new one when we came to Jesus. What a beautiful heart. We can be so vain sometime Cate. I get that you girls and us men like to look our best. I finally said hey it is what it is. I just remember that I got the joy and peace of knowing Jesus in my heart. You do also. Have really missed your pie.

    Much love Tom

  4. As far as I can tell, so far in my life, kindness and generosity are the meaning of life. The very first thing I noticed about you was the title of your blog, “Let’s have another piece of pie ” an irresistible offer from someone is kind and generous as you! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Cate!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘

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