Have you ever had a dream that sticks with you for years? A dream that is both terrifying and great at the same time. A dream that leaves you shaking to the core when you wake up.
I have. This dream occurred over ten years ago – I can still picture what my bedroom looked like at that time – the mattress on the floor so our little dog could easily jump up on the bed without straining. The dresser facing at an awkward angle toward the bed creating a cave like setting, its green paint already starting to peel. And I can still remember bits and pieces of the dream – not everything, but the essence still remains.
I wrote down the details of this dream right after it happened, but now I am not sure where the journal is that contains these words. All I have are my memories.
In the dream Jesus appeared to me in the form of a twelve year old hispanic girl. Long braids in pigtails laid over her blue overalls. She touched my forehead and I felt immense power. Then I woke up – both terrified and in awe, shaken to my core.
Throughout these years I have occasionally tried to analyze this dream and tried to make sense of it. Was I going through something at this point in my life that warranted such a dream? What did it mean? Was it really Jesus? How did I know that this girl was Jesus?
This dream came back up into my consciousness last week. It has me analyzing everything again – trying to parse out the meaning – the significance – the reasoning.
I believe in the power of dreams. I believe that dreams mean something and can tell us something about where we are headed. My favorite dream analyzer is Dr. Michael Lennox who used to have a podcast on unity radio in which he analyzed listeners dreams. It is still on itunes (look up Dream Interpretations with Dr. Michael Lennox) and I highly recommend listening to the past episodes, even though it is no longer current.
I know that dreams can be powerful. I have known people who have had visitations from deceased loved ones through the medium of dreams. I have had several cats visit me from beyond in a dream. There are just some dreams where you KNOW that there is a greater significance – that something special is happening.
So how about you – have you ever had a dream that sticks with you for years? Do you believe dreams contain meaning and are worth analyzing? Do you believe people on the other side can come to you in a dream?