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Archive for September 22nd, 2010

Amazing religious dream

It has to be either dream nonsense or given by God, and since I had tears running down my face when I tried to describe it to my roommate I’m guessing it’s the latter:

I was talking to a man who I knew was some sort of religious leader;  we were outdoors somewhere with buildings visible nearby.  I was asking him about heaven.  I said that I hadn’t believed in God until less than a year ago, and then had the half-formed thought about belief in Jesus but don’t think I said it;  the idea I think was that this was a new concept to maybe believe in, along with the other still-new ones.  I then asked if there was a heaven for FLOWERS, which I described as an unlimited expanse of fertile soil, clear sunny skies, occasional gentle rains, soft breezes, and butterflies to pollinate the flowers.  I envisioned the flowers as being in the range of colors I associated with spiritualism.  Then I noticed what looked like a big leather or hide tent, not pointy at the top but rounded, and asked something like if it was a religious building.  He said it was, that he went there every day.  I said that I’d been there, but… something like someone had always taken me, I hadn’t gone there directly myself, eg my roommate was taking me although I didn’t say that out loud I don’t think.  I had the thought that it might be a yurt;  it wasn’t, though, because yurts are made of felt and are cylindrical with a pointy top.

I’d wondered briefly yesterday what happens after we die;  I know that spirits exist, so at least some of us have some sort of existence after death, but what?  Is this an answer, that there’s something that God gives us that’s wonderful that we could call heaven?

Then there was another piece of dream, I don’t know if it came before or after or though I kinda think after, where I was making my way through some kind of field of dense grass that was a deep reddish purple, and my roommate was standing on the edge of the field…  hmmmmmm, so the field could be the spiritual realm, maybe…..  and I said to him about myself in the 3rd person, the FH’s of the field do not sow, neither do they reap, which reflects my mangled memory of this:

“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

I need to research what that all means, but what it has always meant to ME was that God takes total care of those things although they do no labor towards that or any tasks to become worthy… a powerful message.

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Physical miracles

I had to get up insanely early this AM to submit a job, and had to be up so long that falling back asleep seemed like, well, a dream…  but I asked Him to be able to do so, and I did.  I was awakened again a short time later, and that usually means I can’t get back to sleep…  but I did.  God appears to be radically improving my sleep skills.

I’d become aware that I’d had a low level of congestion for some time now, and it had gotten to the point of causing can’t-breathe nightmares;  I asked for God to clear it up, and I got the idea to start being fanatical about not getting cream in my eyes at night…  and my breathing has improved enormously.

I asked Him to calm me after the news of my mother’s latest health crisis;  He did that, too, and under circumstances where I’d be expecting to be freaking out protractedly and sleeping badly.

He helps me every day in so many ways;  I don’t know how I could be luckier.  No, I don’t get everything I ask for or have faith about, but I get so much from Him that it’s awesome and humbling.

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