As always, it was very helpful to hear your feedback and perspective.
I’ve spent the evening dreaming that I was presiding on the claim of a woman and her baby for refugee status. In the dream, I visited the scene of her current residence. I listened to her and the representations of those who spoke for her. I considered her story, needs, all points of law, the current situation in her country of origin, and all other factors. I examined what paradigms I was applying and whether I had a bias in any regard.
One by one, I reached a decision on each circumstance and recorded my reasons for doing so. At the end of the process, I saw where my duty lay.
The counsel contained in the dream is clear.
I’m going to stop the world for a day and spend it looking at my own process, what circumstances are arising externally and internally, and the requirements of duty and wellbeing. I’m going to reach a well-reasoned decision on the appropriate way to respond to circumstances that are about as strange as any I’ve encountered and certainly well beyond the familiar and predictable.
I need to find out what process I’m in and who I am in the midst of it. I need to take charge of it, rather than being driven by it. I barely understand it and have no recollection of ever having gone through a process like this before. I know that inspiration is available from the Company of Heaven and I’ll be seeking it. I know I have the inner resources to make sense of it all.
I need to find myself again in the center of this storm and then I need to break through and emerge.