“And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28.
I’ve had this sitting in my drafts for over a month now, I believe. I’m about to set it loose. Not that anybody is paying attention as there are millions of voices on soapboxes all over the planet. However I’ve been meaning to write about this stuff for quite some time. I’ve been physically and mentally exhausted but seeing how sh*t is hitting the fan. Here goes…
The world of dreams and visions kindles a hope and lights a fire within us. Dreams and visions come in all shapes and sizes. It’s where we can do things that we can’t do in reality. Fly, breathe underwater, just to name a few… Dreams range from the bizarre to dreams that examine the problems of the day and work out solutions to deeply problematic life situations.
- Warning, sixth sense dreams
- Foreboding, premonition dreams
- Prophetic dreams
- Past events rehashed
- Future desires
- Fantasies and possibilities
- Nightmares, night terrors
- Scenes resembling a movie
- Parallel lives and parallel worlds
- and so much more.
It’s way better than a Hollywood movie!
It has taken me many years to figure out the language and symbols of my dreams and their meaning. They are quite multifaceted. Dream interpretation comes naturally like a second language. I study it so much being a subject very close to my heart. Rarely do I share my dreams or experiences but when I do mention them to friends, they always express interest in wanting to hear more.
Honestly I don’t like it when a dream of mine comes true sometimes happening in the same day. It’s the universe’s way of saying “pay attention”. We aren’t in control all of the time as much as we think we are. We can make choices but there is a higher power in charge of the show. And it has become quite a show as of late.
All of us have a gut instinct. Some of us are tuned in. Some are not. But I’m sure many can agree that life has become quite unsettling in so many ways.
I keep journals of my dreams and visions and have been doing so for three decades. I’ll give you one example. I had dreamt that I was teaching art. A year later, I obtained a position teaching art. It didn’t occur to me that I dreamt this because I jot down so much that I’m onto my next journal. However I often go back and review my journals and it startled me when I found the entry. It was a small entry too. It didn’t seem that big of a deal when I recorded it but it had quite an impact on me because of everything that happened with that.
Let me preface that humanity can alter it’s course. Really the only way is through G-d. By itself, it cannot. You’ll always have pockets of people with good intentions and then pockets of people who don’t want that. I think most average folks just want to live a decent life with food, a home, meaningful work and loved ones.
Inevitably the world as we know it won’t be here forever. It will cease. How or when really isn’t the point. It could be tomorrow or in a thousand years. The sun, our star will burn out. That is inevitable. Will there be a new earth? It is something that is promised in the texts of faith. I do believe there is a bright future for humanity after we get out of this present darkness. Maybe the Earth gets a do-over or maybe we get a new Earth somewhere else.