Dream a little dream…(R.I.P. Corey Haim)

Hello World!!!

I’m writing this post an hour later than I usually do…I wonder why… 🙂

Anywho, when I was in high school and was blessed to have a boyfriend (wish didn’t happen very often), I knew that that the death knell of the relationship had rung when I dreamt of them…I don’t know why this happened but it did without fail…looking backing I wonder if this was God’s way of preparing me for the sad inevitable or maybe it was just something my subconscious mind picked up on before my conscious mind did…

Still, I do know that dreams are one of the ways that God chooses to speak to us…It happens over and over again in His Word…God uses dreams all thoughout the story of the birth of Jesus Christ….

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.  Matthew 1: 20-21

And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they (the Magi) returned to their country by another route.  Matthew 2:12

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”  Matthew 2:13

After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”  Matthew 2:19-20

My father, who also believes in the power of dreams, and I have had numerous discussions dreams, and he has given me tips on how to decode dreams. I have also attended a seminar about dreams in 2004 which was moderated by Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, a clinical psychologist who has conducted dreamwork seminars for over 25 years in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  I was blessed to have him interpret an important dream of mine in front of the whole class. I cannot share it here, but I thank God for using that dream to showing me a bit of my future…I have also read some literature on dreams and have Googled numerous dream interpretation Web sites…

Everyone dreams….but every once in a while, we dream something that stays with us…These are the dreams that we are meant to seriously consider because God may be trying tell us something…Most experts suggest a few tips for dream interpretation…

1. Keep a journal next to your bed. In the morning or in the middle of the night, as soon as you wake up, write the dream down…You don’t want to forget important details that help you decode your dream…

2. The language of dreams is typically symbols….For instance, if you dream of a toilet, you may be flushing someone or something toxic out of your life…Consider what symbols mean to you personally and what they may mean in literature…I love to Google dream Web sites to figure what symbols mean….

3. Consider the events of your life at that moment…I typically have dreams at stressful times of my life, and my dreams often tell me truths that I need to know and act on….

4. And of course, pray and ask God for illumination…

Any thoughts?

P.S. Check out this song, “Dream a Little Dream” by the the great Louis Armstrong…listening to his songs always make me think of episodes of  “Tom and Jerry.” Guess it’s because they used to play those kind of songs in the background…Probably had to be born in the ’70s to remember that… 🙂

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~ by jackieholness on March 14, 2010.

7 Responses to “Dream a little dream…(R.I.P. Corey Haim)”

  1. Thanks for the tips Jackie I am going to record my next dream and write it down and Google it.

  2. Neat post… the best therapist I ever found was a Jungian and did a lot of dream work. Jung was an interesting guy — not an orthodox Christian but one of the rare scientists of the 20th century who actually, actively believed in God. His belief was that nobody but the dreamer could interpret their own dream — they are a powerful (and personal) system of meaning.

    • I don’t know much about Jung, but I would definitely like to learn more…I swear if I had not chosen to be a writer, I would definitely explore being a pyschologist…Yes, I agree that the dreamer is the best resource for interpreting the dream…

  3. Thanks for the post. I struggle with my dreams – trying to determine which are “message dreams” and which are just carry over from the day’s thoughts/dreams/desires/frustrations. A few weeks ago I was up at about 3am – a friend told me that’s when God chooses to talk to us (between the hours of 3 and 6am). Found that interesting … perhaps that was the answer to my dream question.

    • I have found that the morning is the time that I hear from God most clearly if that helps 🙂

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