Sunday, February 28, 2010

No Need To Panic!

I woke up in the middle of an anxiety attack of sorts.  On my mind was Saturday night after Shabbat and I was in a hotel organizing myself for some performance which would take place in a short while.  Suddenly I realized that since I hadn't checked out of the hotel immediately after Shabbat I'd be booked/charged for another night.  We can't afford it.  I had fouled up for sure.  I was in a panic.  What should I do?  How can I pay for it?

Slowly as I began waking up, or was I still in that dream, my mind began to clear.  This was just a dream.  I was home.  I didn't have to pay any hotel bill.  I worked hard to calm myself down physically.  What a peculiar dream....

Now I really ought to finish up here, get myself showered, dressed and dovened (pray.)  And then I must pack the Purim mishloach manot food gifts.  After that I have to go to a Megillat Esther reading, 2/4.


Keli Ata said...

I'm glad you were able to calm down after your unsettling dream:)

I often have bad dreams and occassionally after particularly bad ones where I am in a panic I'll recite the Amelioration of a Dream prayer in the back of my siddur.

Or sometimes just recite over and the line from it "I have dreamed a good dream."

It's probably just a matter of thought stopping but it works.

B'H I have something that works.

Batya said...

Good ideas. We can't let our minds drive us crazy.