When I was very young, I had a violent recurring dream. I remember it still to this day. I would walk into my room and find my mother tortured. Her hair tied to the bed posts between two small beds. I walked into that scene in my dreams too many times to count. I was terrorized by that dream for years as a young girl. After that, I stopped dreaming.
I must have been able to protect myself by blocking my dreams, or maybe Spirit spared me. Since then, I’ve rarely dreamed. When I did dream, my dreams were still often violent. Scenes of chaos, destruction, and violence against women, or myself, were typical. I continued to push dreams away.
Last year, I had a dream that contained no violence. It was highly detailed and memorable. In short, a young girl with blond hair was holding my hand and guiding me towards someone I was supposed to meet. I eventually did “meet” the person in real life via email. So, technically, the dream came true. It was the first non-violent dream I’d had in…as long as I can remember.
Saturday morning, I woke up and realized that I had dreamed a lovely dream again. A dream that felt happy. I don’t remember much about this one, other than that Jim Belushi and I were very happy. How perfectly random is that!
I have no idea why Jim Belushi would randomly appear in my dream. I don’t know him and certainly wouldn’t expect to meet him, like the last one. But I woke up with a smile on my face hearing the song “Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Mama Cass. So, for that sweet dream, I am grateful.
The spiritual community often talks about dreaming. Some receive communication and guidance through their dreams. Some talk about how to dream vividly and use our dreams for our spiritual growth. That has never been available to me. My spiritual path has been almost entirely dreamless, except for the young blond girl leading me to meet someone I eventually met, and now Jim Belushi.
Every path is unique. We will each have our own challenges, themes, lessons, growth, gifts, and blessings. Each will be delivered and received in a way that is unique to each of us. Some people are communicated with through dreams and others will experience other forms of communication. No two paths are the same.
So please know, if there are things that aren’t available to us on our spiritual path, other things will be. It always serves our highest good. So, if you’re like me and don’t dream, don’t worry about it. Our spiritual path always serves us and our highest good in whatever way is available to us as individuals.
Maybe this is the beginning of new dreams for me. Maybe the violent dreams were a result of all the shadow energy, stored energy that needed to be cleared. And now, well into my awakening process, maybe I’ve cleared enough of the junky old energy that I am finally able to dream sweet dreams.
“Dream a Little Dream of Me” by Mama Cass has been repeating in my awareness for three days. Maybe heralding this dream, or this awakened ability to dream sweet dreams. The New Moon is in Pisces today, Monday the 20th of February, and it is the ruler of our dreams. That may be playing a part as well heralding in new dream cycles and mystical, magical dreams. No matter the cause, I’m grateful to be dreaming sweet dreams.
As a side note, the song “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, was supposed to have been on my list Songs Sent by Spirit playlist. I’m not sure why it wasn’t. It seemed to have dropped out waiting for me to discover my own dreams, waiting to play over and over until I understood the message.
I’m grateful for your energy here. I haven’t said that enough, but I am truly grateful you’re here.