I dream that a woman (who I do not know in reality) is holding her hand against my belly and I am aware that this is the place where my repressed emotions are stored. That when I have something I want to say but do not say it, or experience something that I am ashamed of, or act overly polite when someone is bothering me, I am keeping all of this in my belly and it is disrupting my balance. The woman's hand makes me feel uncomfortable and vulnerable, although I trust that her touch is necessary and that the purpose of it is to heal me. I'm not sure how the dream ends, whether or not I experience the release of these internally stored reactions.
Shortly after I woke up from the dream, I was immersed in writing my last blog post and then someone interrupted me. After I expressed that I was busy and yet the other person was still standing there talking to me, the harsh reaction I had and the lingering anger I felt was unlike me. It wasn't until later, when the anger left me, that I remembered the dream.
I will bring these two experiences, the dream and the interruption, into prayer this week and see what insights arise.
Any thoughts you may have or shared experiences are welcome!