Two nights back I had one of the strangest dreams ever manifested. Why strange? I could find no satisfactory explanation in the dictionary of dream symbols. Let me first of all narrate this bizarre and zany dream having an occult and psychic significance. I dreamed of my ex-college-lover Sheeba, now deceased. She came to me and said she wanted to get pregnant and we started discussing about making love. Then all of a sudden she turned violent into a fearsome and gruesome Goddess Kali who holds severed heads in her multiple hands.
Her mother, an old hag who chews betel leaves with tobacco spat it on my face. The most frightening situation was I could not open my mouth. I was literally choking. Dream symbolism speaks of choking where it says you cannot swallow something in your real life but not what I experienced in real. I made a choking sound and woke my wife who put on the light and thought that I was having a stroke. I lasted for fifteen minutes before normal consciousness came back to me. What does this dream mean Biblically? I am no die hard Christian nor lukewarm. It says in Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Was God revealing to me that there exists an occult world of spirits and demons? Was he telling me that I should rekindle my spiritual consciousness and detour from sin? I have no answers only questions.
Had two dreams today one was unpleasant and the other filled me with tears of happiness. In the first dream, I was sleeping in a mall, in a room along with my dead father. It was midnight and suddenly I could hear shouts, wails and screams. I opened the door boldly and to my surprise, I found a young woman with stab wounds. A group of drunken youth was beside her. One of them attacked me; I delivered a karate flying kick. Then I woke up. In the second dream, I was visualizing an IB (International Baccalaureate School). Suddenly I got the place: Cochin. My eyes were filled with tears of happiness. I don’t have the money to start one but some day I will. ‘I shall overcome, I shall overcome, someday, oh oh deep in my heart, I shall overcome someday.’
I did not take sleeping pills when I went to sleep. I woke up from bed with a strange dream. In the dream, to my surprise I saw that the room in which I was sleeping was a temple in ancient days dedicated to a goddess. Then I saw my dead uncle, a priest come down and sing Amazing Grace.
The splendor of the sky dazzled as an ornament. The sky, a golden furnace, robes of orange, mystic flames of purple all serenaded me like a catharsis. Angels on wings danced in the pulchritude of delight. Time has become a frozen dream of music. Evening is a tranquil lullaby, a poetic sonata of love. I watch the sun go into its hive. Dark has become a mourning night.
Had a strange dream—in this dream, a black cat was hissing at me; it was only a kitten. Looked at dream interpretations and it said: ‘I am afraid of my own intuition’. I am not fully convinced by the interpretation.
I joined the fraternity of the Illuminati today. Feel happy as a new born flower.
She made love to me/
In a dream; dear beloved why/
Did you forsake me/
Joseph’s story comes from the Old Testament. He was sold by his brothers to the Egyptians. When Potiphar’s wife asked to bed with him: he refused. He was put in jail. When he interpreted the dream of some prisoners: he was later on called by the Pharaoh to interpret the dreams he had. Joseph with God’s intervention was successful in interpreting the dreams and the Pharaoh made him a minister of Egypt. Joseph as a meaning has got two idioms: one the dream interpreter and the other rising to success after a period of downfall.
Example: Freud was an excellent Joseph.
We should be a Joseph of our dreams.
When will God allow me to become a Joseph?
I would like to be a Joseph of the society.
God Christ said: ‘in the last days, I will pour out my Spirit and the old shall see dreams and the young will see visions’. For days, I have been contemplating and asking God to give me greater insight. I still haven’t got an appropriate answer but I am prodded to write this piece. First of all I would like to go into the etymology of the words: Vision and Dream. In old English dream meant merriment and enjoyment. Linguists are not clear as to when the meaning changed to that of receiving images in sleep. Vision in its etymological sense refers to the appearance of the supernatural. I am wondering why God used dream for the old and vision for the young. Let’s look at an interpretation in an existential sense. For the old experience is no longer new. For the young experiences are in full bloom as a new born flower. For the old dreams have a generative capacity and for the young visions have a trans-formative capacity. As a generative capacity it means changing the old to the new. As trans-formative capacity it means evolving the new into something better. This is my humble libation for God, Christ, the one Who is, Who was and Who will be the Alpha and the Omega.