Many will experience at least one thought in their life that proves to be more than just a passing thought. It may be that this thought will come in the form of a dream or vision that tells them of something they do not yet realize is a picture or image of what is to come.
Some dreams are exactly that, a dream, others are much more. They may carry with them hidden messages through symbolism or hidden meanings within the actions of the dream. They may actually reflect what will be done in a situation or what will occur due to a certain situation.
An example of the difference between a bizarre dream and a predictive dream would be something in the dream makes it so real that you can not forget it. It leaves you sad or happy and you wake in tears or laughing aloud. This is not the way we are jolted awake by a nightmare, this is as if we are awake the whole time we are dreaming.
The steps that play out in the dream are so vivid it is as if we are actually taking them. We wake feeling the side of our face being cold as if the wind that blew in the dream had really been blowing directly on our face.
For example, I had a dream that told me that a friend of mine was going to be in an accident due to his heavy drinking. In the dream I could see him lying in the grass on the side of a gravel road where he had crashed, and demolished, a motorcycle. It was so vivid that I could smell the dirt and dust in the air and feel the heat from the pipes on the motorcycle. I could smell the liquor on his breath and knew that he was in serious danger.
When I woke from the dream I felt that I must get in contact with him but I was unsure of how to do that. I hadn’t seem him for many years. After a few months had passed I found that the man in my dream had been in a horrific motorcycle accident around the same time that I had the dream. He was lucky to be alive. Someone had come along and found him lying in the grass on a gravel road.
Because I had not found him or gotten in touch with him and I was unsure of what night I had the dream I couldn’t say for sure that it was before it happened, it may have been that at the moment he had the accident somehow he thought of me and I felt it. The point is, it was very intense, and extremely real.
How do we distinguish between what is reality and what is fantasy in a dream? I feel that we can tell the difference by the feel of the dream, even if the images are quite strange or seem to be very imaginative. For example, animals talking in our dreams. It isn’t logical, in reality, that we may hear them as if they are speaking in our language, yet if they appear to be speaking to us maybe the message is something of reality.
I do not know that dreams can tell us everything we need to know but I do know that they can tell us much of what we need to know. When they speak to us of something that somehow relates to what is happening in our day to day life it is probably a message we should pay close attention to.
- Lena Townsend, RMP
- Lena Townsend is a Registered Metaphysical Practitioner (RMP) with the World Metaphysical Association (WMA). Lena also serves as a Membership Coordinator on the WMA Executive Board of Directors. She is a Certified Tarot Master and has been reading Tarot for over ten years. Lena is a Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher and an Ordained Minister. You may also find Lena writing as the Topeka Psychic Examiner on Examiner.com or working on various projects relating to her many intrests.