The Tea Party Dream
She was twenty-two years old when she began the life’s work that she was destined to do. Over the course of thirty years, the woman had rescued countless battered women (and their children) from abusive husbands, and had given them a second chance at a safe and happy life.
Though the woman had never married or had children of her own, she was quite fulfilled in both, her life and in her work. Still, there was one question in the back of her mind that she’s wanted an answer to for many years. God was about to send an old friend to help her discover the answer to the long awaited question.
The woman came home from a long day’s work, kicked off her shoes, lay down on the couch and she fell fast asleep. She found herself in a beautiful dream, where she was having a tea party with a young boy. This was a familiar scene, with a familiar friend. The woman was very happy to see the young gent again, and he too was happy to see the woman. They exchanged greetings and then the woman became very preoccupied in thought. The boy could tell that there was something weighing heavy on her mind, and he told her that if she needed to talk about something, that he was there to listen.
The woman told the boy that when she was young her mother shared a story with her that had been passed down through the generations; it was about soul mates. She had been told that soul mates are created in pairs, and then they are separated, to be placed in human bodies to live a life on earth, where they must find each other. The woman went on to say that she was now fifty-two years old and has never found her soul mate. Though she has always been quite content with her life, she has often wondered why her mother would have told her something that wasn’t true. The woman stopped talking as if to give the young lad a chance to speak. The moment that the boy had waited many years for has finally come, and he wanted to choose his words very carefully.
In a very soft tone he asked the woman if she remembered the very first tea party that he came to when she was only five years old, and she replied that she did, in fact she remembers every tea party which they’ve shared together. He went on to say; “The day that I first came to you was the day that my father murdered my mother and me. God allowed me to come to you that day, and I have never left you” The woman replied, “I’ve always felt that you were with me. Anytime that I’ve needed you, we would meet here at this same happy place, but it makes me sad and angry to think of how your life was cut short at the hand of an abusive father. I wish I could have done something to have helped you and your mother, but I was only five years old at the time.” The boy warmly went on to say, “My life was cut short for a greater purpose, I was to join you in a very important mission. You were destined from birth to help rescue women, and their children, from the kind of man who took the life of my mother and me. The story your mother told you was true, I know this because I’m the one that you were created with, I’m your soul mate, and my earthly life had to come to an end, so that I could be with you in the most effective way possible, and together we could fulfill the destiny that we were both created for.”
The woman wondered why the boy wasn’t allowed to live, and at some point in time, they could have met and gotten married. The boy told her that if his earthly life would have been allowed to continue on, and they would have met and gotten married, that her life would have been the one that would have met with a tragic ending, because his earthly body would have followed his father’s example of abusiveness and he too would have grown to be an abusive husband, who would have eventually taken the woman’s life.
The woman told the boy that their situation is the opposite of the story in the Bible of the first man and woman. The first man was made of earth and the potential for woman was inside of him; they were man and woman in one flesh. Then the part to make the woman was taken out of man, and they became two separate people of flesh. Eventually the man would stand by and watch as his wife would eat the fruit of the tree that Lord God had already said would kill them. The woman was then punished for her disobedience; part of which she was placed under the authority of the husband who didn’t even care enough to stop her from doing something that he knew would take her life.
The woman went on to tell the boy,” You, unlike the man in the garden, gave your life so that my life could continue. We became two souls in one flesh, and together we have freed many women from the bondage of an abusive husband.” The boy replied, “And you, unlike the woman in the garden whose name was Eve; a term for darkness, have been a light to many women, and that’s why when you were born, you were named Dawn.”
The woman, Dawn, awoke from her dream with a new sense of awareness. She knew that the question she’d had for so long was placed in her heart by God, and only when she was ready to receive the answer would she ask the question. Dawn finally understood the meaning of soul mates that her mother was trying to convey to her; that they are created together as a pair and given one destiny, they are then separated by flesh and the freedom of choice, in which they must overcome both in order to return to a place where they can unite and together fulfill the destiny that they were created for. Dawn was under the assumption that her mother was saying that soul mates are always husbands and wives, but that’s not what she said at all.
Dawn would spend many more years rescuing women and their children from abusive situations. She began a large center for abused women called Safe Harbour, and a foundation that would continue funding her life’s work after she was gone; the Soul Mates United Foundation.
Dawn knew that what ever she did in life she was not alone; that her soul mate was always just a tea party dream away.
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