Morning Meds; 6 10 22
If you are a dreamer, it is important to journal your dream.
For me, I believe that the line between our dream/spiritual world and our physical world is quite thin, it is only the width of a thought.
I have found that journaling allows us to cross reference dreams.
The separation between the two states of dreaming and waking.
For a long time, I had rivers and streams of varying forms in my dreams.
I was always on the west side of each and was faced with the awareness that I needed to cross them.
In meditation I would imagine ways to accomplish that.
There came a time that I had dreams that I was on a bridge that didn’t cross the river instead it ran lengthwise with the river.
The land of everyday realities was on the south and my spiritual side was on the north.
I had a dream of driving home from work in my truck on such a bridge.
I have to cross the Missouri river to get home, so the river seemed familiar, but it had never been in its center.
Suddenly the bridge ended, and I plummeted over the end and did a nosedive into the river.
I kept saying in the dream, “brace for impact, brace for impact.”
The truck and I entered the water, and we sank.
I was suddenly surrounded by the silence of being under water.
I was still bracing, holding my breath and clutching the steering wheel.
In that silence I realized that there was no impact to brace for and still holding my breath, I swam to the surface as the current carried me downstream.
The day had changed into night, and I swam towards the northern shore.
There is more to the dream…
I have always been on the eastern or the northern side of the rivers ever sense that dream.
If I had not kept a journal, I wouldn’t have been aware of how the river was a repeating symbol in my dreams, for the dreams would have gotten lost in my daily shuffle.
Writing them down helps to lock them in.
I could go back through my journals and pinpoint the night I drove off the bridge.
Also, all the dreams with rivers contained a landscape that I could see across the river, I can now access those symbols through meditation.
They are in the journals.
I just take short notes, key figures and symbolism, landscape, direction.
I can’t type so I just scribble away.
I can go back to my scribbles and the dream will reawaken.
If you are a dreamer, find your way to journal your dreams.
They are gifts from beyond to help us navigate our lives.