Tidal Wave

Photo by Manish Doshi

The deep blue
Ocean
Clear waves
Peaceful purity
I watch
I feel
From the threshold
Careful that
I Don’t get wet
So I can Turn back
walk in home
Engage with drama

I glance back at the blue
It calls me back
“Watch” it whispers
Enormous tidal wave
It drenches me
Sweeps me off my feet
I playfully give in
Then come back to my threshold again
The insistent blue wave
Now peaks higher than the roof
Breaks through the doors and windows
Floods in through me and everything
From the back of the house, out through the front
Cleansing everything on the way
Within me and the house
I am amazed at, how clean and peaceful it feels
Despite such powerful waves breaking in

And I am reminded ‘they’ will return soon
The ones that I am not done playing with yet
And their games have different rules
So I close the windows and the doors
The wave, like the romantic lunatic lover whispers
“I won’t give up – now that you are wet, you can’t keep me out”
I smile one way and annoyed in another
Proceed to hold the door shut tight with all my strength
The wave still pours in, flows through me, and the house
This time it is careful, once inside the house, not to flow higher than my ankle
Flows out the front silently, without the uproar unlike before
‘They’ arrive and I start explaining and convincing
How I tried my best, with all my strength
To hold the door, so no water comes in
I just couldn’t do better than this

I was amazed again
How they simply said “Oh the floor is wet”
Fetched the mop and started mopping the floors
I watched them from the corner
All wet and floored at myself
Wondering if they would ever want to know
About that amazing blue ocean
That visited this house
Did they even notice
That
I am
All
Wet!

Perhaps
I will just
Allow myself
To
Hang dry
As I help Them
Mop and dry
The floors
Of the house.

I woke up recently with a sense as if I had had a profound experience, and slowly realized and recollected this vivid dream. I decided to write it down and this poem is how it got described. It gave me abundant clarity in my juggle and confusion in navigating my relations while allowing/resisting the waves of transformation that keep washing over me. I am in deep gratitude for the gift of healing and awakening afforded to me in this lifetime. All relations and interactions serve a purpose in this evolution towards embodying my authentic being. Emotions of guilt and grief tend to interfere when we first become aware of how we have been unknowingly contributing to false constructs and agreements of relations. Guilt for not keeping up with our end of the agreement any longer and grief for losing some comfortable ways of being, not being acknowledged for who we truly are. It is my personal responsibility to honor the truth of what the tidal wave brings me and continue to walk with that truth. This acceptance helps me smile and continue to engage with all my Love and Gratitude.

Did you relate to the poem in some way …similar or different? I would be honored to know.

103 thoughts on “Tidal Wave

  1. This is just AMAZING, my friend!!! I seriously love this post, has to be one of my favorites of yours!!! So beautifully written, and I absolutely relate! It reminds me of my internal and out loud conversations with the Universe, my higher self. That connection and playful conversation is so magical and you described it perfectly here! I love your note at the end too, dreams hold such power and authentic messages for our souls…thank you for sharing yours!!! Well done, my amazing friend!!! Keep shining and riding the waves πŸ€—βœ¨πŸ–€

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    • So thrilled to hear from you on this exactly when I am marvelling in the middle of your post :)) I trust you for truly getting and feeling the magic and playfulness of this conversation with the Universe, and such joy that gives me. Thank you very much dearest Ace, Much Love to you always.

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  2. What an inspiring dream, Pragalba! ❀ I dreamed early this morning that I was interviewing for a teaching job in a very tough urban school. I retired ten years ago and, though I enjoyed teaching, I am certainly not looking for a job at this point! πŸ™‚ I am envious of your beautiful, uplifting dream! Thank you for sharing!

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    • I am very grateful that you find my dream inspiring. I was very stunned myself for how clearly I saw everything. I relate to your kind
      of dreams too where I ask where did that come from :))) Thank you very much for your thoughtful appreciation and sharing your dream too, I truly appreciate it.

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  3. This is a vivid blue dream I would say!!! I get hooked from the beginning…the flow until the end is very beautiful. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Sometimes dream isn’t just dream and it’s so powerful that teaches the life lesson. Very well penned dear Pragalbha ❀️

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    • It makes me very happy to know how you enjoyed reading this poem-dream πŸ™‚ Yes I was stunned with how clearly I saw everything and also later the clarity I got from it. I agree with you, sometimes dreams bring such powerful life lessons. Thank you very much for your kind thoughtful appreciation.

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    • I am deeply humbled and grateful to read your beautiful words. Waves of feelings, intuition, spirit calling – rings true to me. This dream actually helped me relax into some shifts happening for me – sometimes it does get intense for me. I am learning to become skilled at riding the waves with greater ease and less intensity. Thank you very much for your thoughtful words πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’›

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  4. I love the imagery and the connection I get to clearing away the debris from within through inquiry (the wave), and that what is revealed, slowly, sometimes quickly, and then both, is your true authentic Self. What a lovely creation, my friend. ❀

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  5. I can relate to your dreams and your ability to write those subconscious thoughts down … the dreams are what you are really thinking about deep down … some times they seem scary, but after having developed them into written words … the visions appear for a purpose… and then those deep thoughts begin to unravel and clarify … (some of my poems are from my dreams) .. well done Cassa ..

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      • They are mysterious teachers, if we are able to remember them and are open to decoding their meaning to our life, as you are. πŸ’— Your dream sounds like a powerful one that gave you insight.✨ A gift when that happens. Have a wonderful week.

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        • A gift when that happens indeed πŸ™πŸΌ this dream helped me relax as I was feeling some shifts intensely by giving me clarity for what might be unfolding for me. Much Gratitude to you and wish you an amazing week ahead πŸ’›βœ¨

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  6. The ocean is such a powerful metaphor for our emotions in our waking life so to dream about it with such clarity and to remember it and translate it into this poem is amazing. Loved the flow and the mix of playfulness and intensity. Beautifully done. Sending you lots of love and warm ocean wishes. πŸ’™

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  7. This is a very powerful dream Pragalbha and it’s wonderful you were able to remember it and write it down. Water in dreams usually relates to emotions and I hope this dream helps you understand and accept them in a deeper way πŸ’™

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    • It was one those that left a profound imprint on me and I felt the need to see it in writing. I feel gratitude for how it came together for me to learn and understand. It helped me relax into some intense shifts I was going through. Thank you very much for kindly sharing your insight on this.

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  8. Wonderful and powerful is your recalling of your dream and your poetic wording of how we are all being swept within the tides of emotions…. We do not readily see we are made up of perhaps around 70% of water within our own bodies… And how this Blue Water Planet is connecting all of us within Water- Emotions-Thoughts-and feelings..

    Water/emotion~ is one of the most powerful elements within nature.. It seeps through the most minute cracks, and weakens us to break wide open…. And if we do not attend those cracks…. A whole tidal wave can result….. As the Tsunami crashes in to sweep us along….

    So many are mopping the floors right now….. Not seeing that the drips will be constantly flowing under the doors…. through the drains….

    Those of us who have come through our Emotional tidal waves have had our home/inner worlds tossed around, upturned, and we thought that for a time all was being ripped apart…

    But water/emotion is also a great healer as well as a destroyer.. It finds its own level…. It will meander and flow to the parts of the least resistance….
    Sometimes its better to open the doors and windows and allow it to flow in, rather than barricade, trying to shut it out… Because Water/Emotion surges strongly… And if we try to hold too much back… It becomes like a Dam, bursting its banks… Which causes much more destruction than if we allow ourselves to face that emotion and feel and allow it to flow in and through us..

    When we go with the flow….. We begin to see the clearing and the cleansing effect….. Yes there may be still some debris to sweep out…. But we can do that, with our dustpan and brushes as we tweak those negative corners of our inner rooms…

    The world right now dearest Pragalbha, is holding back the water….. We see it for what it is, and no matter what, its going to come crashing in on so many inner worlds…..
    We are hear to help them with dustpan and brush…. For we have already gone through our floods..

    Lots of love my dear, dear friend… THANK YOU for your most profound sharing of this Dream and your unique way of sharing it will all of us…
    Love and Blessings dearest Pragalbha…. ❀ Love Sue ❀

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    • Your visit is a profound gift and joy to me. I feel inspired, heard, seen and understood for this inner journey and the outer through life, as you so thoroughly shine the light with your very deep and expansive view of this unfolding. It was a dream that surely felt extraordinary an d stunning in how clear it was and the imprint it left on me. I can only imagine that I can protect my dynamic with others by barricading this tidal wave of awakening, but it just doesn’t work that way. It is playful and healing only as long as I allow it to flow. If I resist it, it creates such havoc sparing none. When I allow it, it flows continuously wise and low. That is how I can then stand steady to be able to help those around …
      Your reflections truly helped me feel grounded in the knowing and empowered in the embodying of this awareness gifted to me. What a blessing to have your deep wise insights as contributions to my alignment with the flow and truth of it all. Truly means a lot to me, humbled and grateful for your friendship. Bow & Hugs & Love & Smiles & Thank You.

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      • Apologies I am so late in my replying here Pragalbha … Just so much to do out in Nature Along with creating, and so little time it feels to do…
        I am happy my thoughts were of value to you…
        Keep within the flow…. We are going to need to keep our energies high …
        I am still just going within my own flow at the moment…. I know you also went through this phase…. Nature and my crafts are calling louder than my blogging world at the moment… So I am just following the flow of my feelings and thoughts…
        Sending Love and blessings dearest friend…. ❀

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  9. Thank you so much for this profound dream of yours and I too could completely relate to the dream. We have to clean our cobwebs so that we can let fresh air and thankfulness come into our beings and our houses and we can all learn how to live humanely with each and everyone. Lovely.

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  10. This feels like a wondrous transforming wave to come and visit you like this. Some of my favorite dreams have included water and the water was unusual, surreal. I feel this dream is lovely, playful and curious. I like how the wave became careful not to rise above your ankles.

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    • I love how you thought that the dream is lovely, playful, curious – I feel that too. Also really appreciate you noticing the wave not rising above the ankles – I was stunned at that level of clear detail and the feeling/knowing it conveyed. Thank you my friend for sharing about your dream and this very kind thoughtful response. Much Love to you and your daughter.

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  11. Love the metaphor of waves and how they proved to be a revelation Prag. I’ve had similar dreams and have written about some but could never understand why I would meet gushing water on whatever way I took. Each time I would take a detour, the deluge didn’t let me go ahead! I admire the clarity of thoughts in your poems. Well done!

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    • Ah so interesting – the deluge didn’t let me go ahead! I truly marvel at how dreams are such true messengers making our inner reality evident in relation to how our outer reality is. Thank you very much for your sharing and kind appreciation of how this dream poem came to be for me.

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    • You brought attention to this very perfectly. I am on similar track – just that there is still guilt/grief lingering for making such choices for myself. It is totally starting to make sense though. Thank you very much, your words supported and empowered me.

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    • I agree , we have a choice not to engage , we can be there physically but we don’t need to be there mentally or emotionally. It is a big lesson I have learnt and keep practicing whenever such situations present themselves. How else can we live. To get involved in each drama will just destroy our peace and stability

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      • Very true. I found myself not very skillled at this in some relations while very good in choosing to keep the balance in others. Yes it does destroy the peace and stability. It is good opportunity for cultivating self care and boundaries.

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  12. Dreams can shake us, renew us, upset us. Tidal waves, gosh life has so many. When I had dreams with water , I just felt helpless, and unable to cope. Dare I say those dreams seem to have disappeared. I have done so much work in letting go, gratitude, affirmations, meditation and spirituality and God’s words and journaling, that one of these or all these bring me back on track. Touch wood.

    I just love the poem and the descriptions are all wonderful. ” Lunatic lover’ ! But, this one got me the most
    “.. I am in deep gratitude for the gift of healing and awakening afforded to me in this lifetime….” Because life is an opportunity to heal, awaken and improve in this birth and our next birth as a human can be better.

    Always written so beautiful

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  13. This is so beautiful, playful – yet full of depth, symbolic and so much more… I love it so… I recently heard another talk of us being in sort of a tsunami state where all the water sort of pulls back before the wave… like we’re gathering our strength and mustering our muchness before we sort of all come together in this wave of leveled up consciousness so to speak… this poem reminds me of that somehow and I hope to relate to it well in the sense of flowing with it as it comes in such a beautiful and accepting way. Just delightful!!!! The tsunami analogy resonated with me as I feel a sense of the world hitting the snooze button somewhat on what the next phase will be… your share gives me joyful hope in really touching ways… makes me feel ready… in exquisite ways… ready ready ready. ❀️u!

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    • Your visit always thrills me and gives me such deep heart smiles for you describe so beautifully and understand the pulse of my sharing. I loved the tsunami perspective, how the world wants to hit snooze and how it is so long that the waves of Consciousness would hold back …just stunning!!! Thank you very much dear friend, for shining the light of your playful wisdom and empowering mine, Much Love.

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  14. I can totally relate to your poem..acceptance and the process of healing is diffucult and really not easy, but as long as we are willing to taka that road, i think the better.

    I have people i needed to let go over the years, twas hard and difficult but in the end thats all we need …accept and let go

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    • Such humbling happiness that you got the complete picture of my dream’s message Mich. It definitely isn’t easy, yet very much worth it and liberating. Thank you very much for reading deeply and sharing thoughtfully in response, it means a lot to me.

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  15. Dreaming of any elemental force is powerful in itself – no wonder it left such an impact on you – almost like s psychic having an intuitive hit. To be able to articulate a poem out of the experience is a great way to catalogue it, refer in time to see how the metaphors play out in real life. This was beautiful! There was something very immersive about the mere experience of reading the poem, I can only imagine how powerful it must have been to have been the dreamer.
    Prayers for your troubles to be washed away with the renewing tides and blessings to usher in! πŸ’›

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