Thursday, 1 January 2009

It's All Done and Dusted

The following article was previously posted at my Lucid Dreamer blog.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

It's All Done and Dusted

done and dusted (BrE, informal) completely finished: That’s my article for the magazine done and dusted. Oxford dictionary
During my bus journey home I had a vision.

I saw myself and all life forms from every time and reality standing on this huge stage taking a bow. We were all applauding and congratulating ourselves for a job well done.

I was reminded of my time at university. Each time we were given essay titles and the deadline to hand in the essay, I would immediately have a vision of myself handing in the essay. In my mind it was already done and dusted. The problem was I was so confident I had a lot of time that I would do nothing for weeks until a few days before the deadline when I would start to panic about the essay. The classic example was when it came to writing my 10,000 words dissertation. I had done some reading and knew what I wanted to write about, however, the "leaving things till the last minute" habit I had prevented me from getting started until two days before the deadline. I was so stressed I had a stomach upset. I was still printing the pages around 4.30 and the deadline was 5 pm at another campus. I didn't even have time to check for grammar, which I knew I was going to be penalised for. I had to catch a taxi to get to the campus on time. I handed in my essay at 4.55 pm. At least I did get it done.

The vision I always had of myself handing in my essays was a gift, but I didn't know how to use that gift at the time. I now realise that I should have simply let the vision of myself with the "done and dusted essay" write the essay. Then I wouldn't have had to go through that unnecessary stress. Who knows I could have ended up with a First Class Honours degree. Damn it!

I believe the vision I had while travelling on the bus represents life, the many roles we are all playing, which has already happened. Even if I live for billions of years as a human, it's already done and dusted.

At least now I know how to use this vision. Instead of trying to resolve issues all I have to do is simply remember the Me standing on the stage and let Her do the work.

It's all done and dusted. I am where I need to be.

Take a bow! Applause!


Related articles: Playing It Stupid; The Life DVD; Trust in Love to Sort out the Details; My Vision