Friday the 13-is it possible to transform it from unlucky to lucky?
If you’ve been reading my emails or following my Facebook posts
, you know by now that I’m always looking for the bright side…even in something that seems to be horrible. Call me a Pollyanna, optimist, alchemist…I just don’t believe that anything is inherently awful. After all, the good book said, “It is done unto us as we believe.” So, I’m open to a reframe on Friday the 13th (especially during Mercury Retrograde)…are you with me?
To transform Friday the 13th from a day of fear and dread into a day of hope and possibility, join me in applying my FEAR formula (my fancy way to transform a nightmare in to a sweet dream-F-Face it, E-Embrace it, A-Ace it, R-Replace it).
First we must use the F word to “Face” it…
So, let’s look at the origin of Friday the 13th…it goes back hundreds of years and is shrouded in mystery.
On October 13, 1307
the Pope of the Roman Catholic church, in cahoots with the King of France, sentenced the Knights Templar
(a monastic military order known for their worship of the sacred feminine) known as to death and ordered the torture and crucifixion of their leader.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, because there are 13 lunar menstrual cycles in a year, and the number 13 was revered in prehistoric goddess-worshipping cultures it was vilified by the priests of patriarchal religions because it represented femininity.
Ok…let’s run not walk to Embrace this…
Yes, some horrible, gruesome, tragic, unfair things happened to cause Friday the 13th to gat a bum wrap. Let’s cry, grieve, and mourn…and if you really want to get into it, go watch a Friday the 13th movie to give yourself good and freaked out.
Are you done?
Now it’s time to Ace it (aka transform it)…
Luckily, from a dreaming perspective death is synonymous with rebirth, transformation, and major change. In some ways, because of the blood shed (and thanks to Dan Brown’s, “The da Vinci Code
“, and many other scholars) the Knights Templar and the sacred feminine have been brought back and popularized in modern culture.
Now its time to Replace it…
We can be grateful that (in the Western world) we can celebrate this day of sacred and feminine power and not hide from it. Not just because the great strides made by the women’s movement…but also because there’s so many progressive men who are in support of the feminine (their own inner feminine as well as women in general) I feel a reframe coming on…do you feel it too?
According to the “School of the Wounded Healer” perspective, it’s in the places where we shine that we experience trauma-so that in the healing of that trauma we can become lucid of our gift, own it, and learn how to share it in a conscious way. I think this is the new frame we are invited to adopt for Friday the 13th. Wanna join me?
Let’s turn Friday the 13th into the spooky day of bad luck into a day where we tiptoe out of our comfort zones and express some degree of boldness regarding our sacred feminine qualities (this goes for men too!). For example, express your love to someone you’ve been afraid to, paint, dance, or (here’s a great idea) you can call in my DreamsUnzipped show today and share your dream with me: 888-298-KKNW (5569)
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Here’s a little more about my guest, Lauri Loewenberg – she is a Certified Dream Analyst, syndicated columnist, author, popular radio personality, speaker and member of IASD, the International Association for the Study of Dreams, an international organization whose purpose, among other things, is to conduct and encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming.
She spent much of her childhood keeping a dream journal in order to capture all those wonderfully strange adventures she experienced every night. One night, after she had a dream where her deceased grandfather visited her and gave her a life-changing message, she decided to dedicate herself to finding the answers we all seek within our dreams.
Lauri studied Dream Psychology and became certified as a Dream Analyst under the tutelage of Katia Romanoff, Ph.D. in 1996. She has since analyzed and researched over 75,000 dreams from people of all walks of life from all over this planet.
Her books are Dream On It, Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life, and most recently
Lauri currently resides in Tampa, FL with her “strikingly handsome husband and very loud son.” She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do in order to keep them both in line.
Until we meet again, don’t take your dreams lying down…