I’ve written about my bad dreams before. They usually are about me being in a large structure, a mall, a convention center, an apartment/ high rise structure. I usually have to help someone else get out. We run through the back halls, dining rooms, kitchens, laundrys. The halls always squeeze us down, and get smaller and smaller. I always wake up before I get out.
My dreams have changed a little….they wrecked me out last night.
Instead of convention centers or hotels…they moved to freeways…..Big 4 lane interstate freeways, I’m driving 70-80 miles per hour when I see an obstruction. This dream, it was an overturned dirt truck with the load spilled out onto the freeway 4 feet high, closing down all lanes, and the cars and trucks had to pull off to the grass and negotiate muddy passes to get around. One lone little guy and a small shovel taking teaspoon by teaspoon full of dirt off the pile at a time…….smiling at me.
I got around the first obstruction, and through the mud. I made my way back up to speed, and the next one comes. Instead of muddy trails to get me back on track it’s sand. My vehicle is stuck and I’m barefoot.
I get out of the car into the hot sand, and there are holes everywhere. Every hole has a puppy, on its back trying to escape what has ahold of it. I can’t reach them, and I can’t help them.
There is a small cinder block building ahead, and I make my way toward it. As I enter, I’m grateful for shelter. What I don’t see immediately is that the whole cement floor is covered with little rattle snakes that are biting my bare feet as I try to get out of the building. They are all little, and mostly green. Vividly green, biting, rattling, little vipers overtaking my feet as I head to the door. I escape with my feet left in the threshold, trying to pull my way out in the sand.
Faith says. Rest.
Fear says. Move.
I must follow faith. Rest…..time to rest.
I would really like to rest tonight and enjoy a dreamless sleep.
Do you dream?
What do you notice about your dreams and the amount of stress in your life?
What do you think about dreams?
Do you think that faith has anything to do with dreams?
Please share your thoughts.