perchance to dream…..

I have been dreaming vivid dreams lately. Not like creative genius I should patent  this dreams. Dreams where I wake up and think, what does that mean?

So I bought a book that interprets dreams. I have no idea how they came up with these meanings and I read the definitions rather loosely. So far none has been bad though, at least not according to this book.

For instance I had a dream where something in a bathroom overflowed. In waking life this would be reason for panic! But apparently if you dream about clear water it means happiness, prosperity. And dreaming about bathrooms is a good omen. Go figure.

I had 2 dreams about driving. One where I was a passenger which indicates finding some way through difficulties. Good to know. Another where I was driving with my dogs in the car. This apparently foretells staunch friends and successful undertakings. Because of the dogs, I am guessing.

unnamed.jpg    now, where is that lizard…

I say I consider these meanings loosely because it seems how a person interprets these things themselves needs to be taken into account. Doesn’t it? I mean, are these things tested somehow? Some of these definitions make some sense like seeing muddy water in a dream, or standing in it is not a good thing. Problems arise. So some of these things are just common sense.

I know my son has very strange and convoluted dreams but then he is an extremely creative person. He is a graphic designer, working for a company that makes video games. So I can see why this might be reflected in dreams.

So even though I don’t remember dreams every day evidently people dream every night. I always thought dreams reflected waking life somehow but not always.

I don’t believe in fortune telling, horoscopes or divination. Dreams come from my mind. So it likely does have meaning. But even though I do not eat them, if I ever dream of a tortilla it means prosperity.

Better that than indigestion.

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“For in the multitudes of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God.”   —Ecclesiastes 5:7

5 thoughts on “perchance to dream…..

  1. For God does speak—now one way, now another—
    though no one perceives it.
    In a dream, in a vision of the night,
    when deep sleep falls on people
    as they slumber in their beds,
    he may speak in their ears
    and terrify them with warnings,
    to turn them from wrongdoing
    and keep them from pride,
    to preserve them from the pit,
    their lives from perishing by the sword. (Job 33:14-18) Many times God speaks to us through dreams as we have less resistance, while sleeping. When I get dreams that are vivid and full of light, I know God is speaking to me. I ask Holy Spirit to reveal the meaning of the dream. Also, dream symbols can vary in meaning due to the dreamer’s life experiences. For instance, if dogs were pets and part of the family, the meaning would be different than someone who had been attacked by dogs. Bathroom dreams can speak of cleansing (a shower or a bath) and getting rid of waste (the toilet). Ask and God will reveal the meaning of your dreams to you. Keep a notebook handy to write the dream down and what Holy Spirit gives you as an interpretation. I know you will enjoy the adventure!

    • Lately my dreams happen early in sleep for me. I have a pad and pen bedside but find more often than not just falling back asleep. Thank you for visiting!

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