Wednesday, May 25, 2011
My topic today is dreams. All of us experience them when we sleep. Often, I cannot quite recall what I dreamed about when I awaken. This frustrates me because I do believe our dreams represent to a great degree what is occurring in our unconscious mind.
Last night I had a dream that I recall vividly. I was a passenger on a jetliner. The plane was coming in for a landing, but just before touchdown, the pilot aborted in a most violent manner, shooting upward almost 90 degrees, and then accelerating at a tremendous speed, and then inverting and flying upside down. I was terrified. After an eternity, the pilot announced "Sorry folks. There is not a problem. We just had some of our electronics crossed up".
That's when I woke up. What the devil does that mean?
I have for decades had two other basic dreams. In the first one, I am trying to run away from a situation. It could be anything---like someone is chasing me with a knife or gun, for example. The problem is that, in my dream, I just cannot get my legs to function properly. They are like dead weights, and try as I will, I cannot run away. It is a frustrating experience.
In the other basic dream, I am in a vehicle---a car or truck---that I am driving but cannot control. It is going too fast. It is gonna crash. And even though I am at the wheel I cannot control it. That's frustrating, too.
Occasionally Cindy will have a bad dream and begin shaking. I wake her up and she always says "thank you". Ha. Sometimes she says she is being chased in a dream and begins to fly to escape the danger.
Dreams have been a topic of discussion for thousands of years. The bible is full of accounts of dreams and their meanings. I have watched my pet dogs and cats dream as they slept. Their eye movements and quivering bodies are a give-away.
What do you think? Do you recall your dreams? Do you have any repetitive dreams? What do they mean, if anything? Do dreams have a spiritual meaning?