Dreams are fascinating ways to allow your mind to process what might be lying dormant beneath the surface, yet still influencing our lives and forward movement. I dream a lot, but rarely do I remember them. When I woke up remembering distinct details and having more come through after waking, I knew this dream was different. As I went about my morning routine working on some household chores, bits of my dream kept popping back into my mind. As a previous failure in trying to practice the dedicated art of writing down my dreams every morning, I decided I would suck it up and give it another try. After all, I am no longer attaching myself to the past and stories I previously told myself. They only resulted in hindering my self mastery progress of the now.
Spirit works in mysterious ways. While writing down tidbits I remembered about my dream, inspiration flowed and I was able to interpret it for myself at the end. I found it insightful and want to share a summary of it with you now.
My dream took place on a college campus. I was lost and could not find my car. As I wandered into different parties and social settings, it was if I could just walk through the chaos and activity. I also encountered people that were not very nice to me, reminiscent of the movie “Mean Girls.” In my dream, I was able to walk by them and easily move on, without allowing them to affect me. Nothing was familiar to me in this dream and I felt tired, stressed, and anxious. In dreams, it is more important to pay attention to your feelings than it is the actual content of the dream, so I always make special note of emotions that arise. I ended up in an area of town that I would not normally go into and I felt nervous, but kept walking. I found a car to borrow, but it was difficult to drive because it had a joystick instead of a steering wheel. The car reminded me of a super hero car and even had some pretty amazing power blasts. Normally, I would think this would be an amazing feature that fed the adventurous side of my personality. Unfortunately, in my dream, this was not to my advantage and I almost crashed headfirst into a brick building. I felt it coming and closed my eyes, but at the last minute the car spun in a circle and came to an abrupt stop. I got out and walked away unharmed and continued on foot. The last part of my dream that really stood out to me was that I kept trying to call my fiancé for help, but every call went to voicemail. So, what does this all mean to me?
The first thing that came to me when figuring out the meaning was the fact that in my dream, I should have asked God for help several times. I was relying on myself, or outside people to come to my rescue when my strength should have been coming from my Guide. As a student of “A Course In Miracles,” the insights that came to me also link directly to my lessons. Lesson 49, “God’s Voice speaks to me all through the day,” is one of the lessons that came to mind with this thought. God, Spirit, Universe, whatever name you would like to give the Divine presence (because they are all one) speaks to us all the time. We just do not always listen. All of us…no one is excluded or special in receiving this guidance. We are all a piece of the same Oneness and have the ability to tap into divine guidance whenever we choose to listen. How do you know if you are hearing God’s voice? God’s voice is always calm, always peaceful, and wholly certain. Practice Lesson 49 by going into the stillness and quieting the mind with the incessant mind chatter that we all experience at times, will invite God’s voice to speak to you. Are you ready to listen? My dream showed me that I am still trying to fix things on my own when it is unnecessary. I will never achieve the joyful light radiating balance I crave by following my own path. This is also why I was unable to reach my fiancé in my dream for help. I should have turned to God first and foremost. I am being guided every step of the way and will be guided to the perfect solution, if I just allow it to flow through me and ASK!
My nervousness with finding myself in a rough area of town indicated that I need to let go and fully trust. In my dream, I still knew I was going to be alright, even though I was scared. I am almost there, but I have to let go of that last rope and freefall because I will be caught and safely reach the ground. In my dream, there were no catastrophes that occurred and I was not harmed by any outside force. I was only hurting myself by allowing my own frustration and fear to destroy my peace. Additionally, not crashing into the wall when it was inevitable was symbolic of being protected. My take away lessons from ACIM for this portion of my dream are both Lesson 47, “God is the strength in which I trust” and Lesson 48, “There is nothing to fear.” If I trust in my own strength, I will always find anxiety and fear. I, alone, cannot predict or control any outcome and am destined to keep repeating the same patterns that haven‘t worked for me my entire life! God is my safety in every circumstance. There are no exceptions. Peace is my divine right, because I am giving my trust over to the strength of God. There is nothing to fear when I return to the Oneness, the power that is much greater than anything I could ever conjure.
My dream summary…. Let go and ask for guidance more…what would God have me do? God is with me all of the time and he will not let me fall. He is my constant companion and I am never alone. I must have faith and trust. All is truly working out for my greatest good when I walk in partnership with the Divine.