Our mind, even when we are asleep, protects us from very harmful inputs. This is a built in protection mechanism against mental illness. These inputs, words which are very critical about us can seriously damage us if we were to accept them.
However, if we are doing something which is really harming us or there is an outside event which can harm us, our subconscious mind scares us in a nightmare. So that we cannot forget that dream.
Therefore nightmares are a ‘gift of the deities’ as the old texts say. They warn us.
My blogger friend had a dream
Pastor at the church is lying on the ground. It is dark. He is dying. He’s there and yet he’s not there. She looks at him and cries. Loudly. Such loud wails which she had never experienced before. She loves and respects him. Treats him like the messenger of God. She wakes up very scared.
She told me that she normally forgets what she dreams. But this one was so scary that she can’t get it out of her mind. She tells me that she needs to warn him about his death.
However, the dream is not about the pastor’s death at all. There are no symbols about him dying. This dream is about her, the dreamer. Please see the symbolism.
She respects him as God’s messenger. Therefore, he symbolises spirituality to her. He’s there and he’s not there. This clearly shows that the dream is not about him. It is about her.
The dream tells her that she is doing something which is against the Divine Law. if she continues like this, her own spirituality will die.
Upon discussing with her I found that she had recently joined a ladies group, which met thrice a week. The ladies would criticize everyone and speak very uncharitable words even about good people. It had become just a ‘bitching’ group. Although she said that she never took part in the conversations, but the fact remained that she was there in the group and listened to all that.
Upon my request, she quit the group. Within a week she had another dream
She’s on a mountain. It is wonderful, green and a gentle breeze is blowing. She’s happy.
This is an ‘encouragement dream’. Indicating spirituality and inner awakening.
The Pastor is still alive😊.