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Door to Heaven

Updated: Sep 27, 2022

Doors are powerful symbols. Doors can open your imagination to opportunities one moment and close them the next.

Doors can symbolically reflect the choices you make every moment of every day. Some of these “choices” are conscious...fully aware...while others operate on a subconscious or even unconscious level.

You may wonder how you make “choices” if you are unaware of them. After all, doesn’t choice...or free will...demand that you are awake? Well, yes and no.

Think about this...Have you ever been so immersed in a study, task, or project that you dreamed about it that night? The conscious energy you expended during the day was still working while you were asleep. The door to endless possibilities was wide open!

However, in a different motion picture, the “Director” (your unconscious) took control of the choices and actions in your dream. So how much freedom...or creative give your unconscious director during the day is what it will use during the dream state.

The more you give up conscious control of your thoughts and actions during the day, the more they “act out” at night. When this becomes habitual, your day/night “choices” become like a door in an old west saloon...they swing freely in both directions.

This is how an unrestrained unconscious can impact your waking life. The door swings both ways without you knowing it because it is who you have become.

The Bible tells us,

“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7

So, will you open the door to God and see yourself as the hero in your dreams...slaying dragons and demons... like a Steven Spielberg flick? Or, will you be the star in the Steven King version where you open the door to sin on the other side?

I’ll that what’s behind Door #1! How about you?

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Greetings, I'm Trace!
I'm a retired counselor education professor who spent 35 years in the "helping professions." I'm an "all-in" believer working full-time for our Lord Jesus Christ. I've included my personal testimony if you are interested. 
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