Example: A dream of Mary and Joseph?
Last night I had a dream that I was traveling with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. I was walking along behind them. I could not see their faces but I am certain that it was them. We wore robes and Mary was riding on a donkey led by Joseph. They stayed hunched over not wanting me to see them. I was looking around and we were walking down some what of a street and there were little clay homes on both sides of us. We were led by a light. I woke up and was very tired this morning! Do you think it means anything? I hope so!
Generally, dreams are the minds way of processing and integrating conscious and unconscious experiences from when we are awake. Dreaming and sleep is necessary to human life. Without it, we literally die.
That said, it sounds like a significant dream--a message of sorts and perhaps a gift too. Whether God gave it to you, or you gave it to yourself.
Perhaps (don't be offended if this doesn't fit in your belief system) it was of a past life? Or perhaps you were given a special gift of knowledge and experience? Is this something you've wanted to see or have thought a lot about? Perhaps your thoughts were heard and answered.
In the end, only you can decide what it means and what the message is. And yes, if it is significant to you, it means something...
You might try this if you're stumped. As you're falling asleep, try asking for more on this--gently. Something like, "I'd like to know more about the Joseph and Mary story's meaning. I will definitely remember any dreams I have on this subject in the morning.." Might have to try it more than once, but you may just get an answer.
Also, you might write down all the details of the dream, as much as you remember. That way, you can look back on it later and its meaning may become clearer to you.
Anyway you look at it, if you enjoyed the experience, you've gained, and therefore that dream was a very nice Christmas gift, don't you think?
I'm curious to know what y'all think? What is the true meaning of Christmas?
or was he found somewhere else?
why do we have dreams,and when we do what makes us dream about what we dream about...
like last night i had a dream about eating nails (not nail clipping real nails), what does that mean, and what made it happen?
Example: What could this dream mean?
I had a very vivid dream last night, and am curious as to what it could mean. In the dream I was looking out a window to the east, it was 8:47 in the dream, in the morning but I think the sky was dark so it may have been night. In the sky I saw a blue glowing ankh, then I heard words, “he is cast down to earth” from the ankh there appeared a blue ring that show from the sky and landed on earth. In the dream I was very distressed and knew that Lucifer had been born or cast down if you will to earth. Then I was at a bar and trying to warn people, but I couldn’t. I bought a phone or something for 280 dollars it was supposed to be 480 but for some reason there was much commotion and I got it for less. Also there was a girl in a red car, I correlated her with evil and helping the devil. That’s about the gist of it. What do you think it means. Please not the 280 and 8:47 add up to the number 10 whereas 480 ads to 12 or 3.
Hope is a tattered flag and a dream of time.
Hope is a heartspun word, the rainbow, the shadblow in white
The evening star inviolable over the coal mines,
The shimmer of northern lights across a bitter winter night,
The blue hills beyond the smoke of the steel works,
The birds who go on singing to their mates in peace, war, peace,
The ten-cent crocus bulb blooming in a used-car salesroom,
The horseshoe over the door, the luckpiece in the pocket,
The kiss and the comforting laugh and resolve—
Hope is an echo, hope ties itself yonder, yonder.
The spring grass showing itself where least expected,
The rolling fluff of white clouds on a changeable sky,
The broadcast of strings from Japan, bells from Moscow,
Of the voice of the prime minister of Sweden carried
Across the sea in behalf of a world family of nations
And children singing chorals of the Christ child
And Bach being broadcast from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
And tall skyscrapers practically empty of tenants
And the hands of strong men groping for handholds
And the Salvation Army singing God loves us….
You see a Christmas card with a picture of the baby Jesus in a crib and a bright star above him. And it is supposed to look all that sweet and innocent but by Bible accounts something is not so innocent?
Since the star went before the wise men and led them on the orders King Herod to report Jesus' whereabouts. Herod's intent was not exactly to be hospitable to the young child as recorded in Matthew 2:13,16 clearly shows. God himself had no purpose lead the wise men to Jesus since he himself had to intervene so that Jesus would not be harmed. The Star of Bethlehem was clearly an apparition by Satan to expose Jesus to perilous danger of Herod who wants to kill Jesus.
English Standard Version (scriptures for your convenience)
(Matthew 2:7-9)Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him." After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.
(Matthew 2:12)And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
(Matthew 2:13)Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him."
(Matthew 2:16)Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.
Should the nativity story be more accurate to reflect the Bible account that the wise men's mission was not a good thing? The star was Satan's attempt to have Jesus killed. Jesus was likely a toddler not a newborn.
Ok, the setting was my home. it looked just like it always does except it was real close to the ocean and it was foggy and misty like it sometimes is down there (prior to this i took a vacation to the beach and it was like that) the only difference in the house was a really dark, depressing force. it just made everything darker. there were a lot of investigators and ghost hunters in the home and i wasn't aloud in. the story about the house is that there were extra rooms in the house that held bodies and other haunting items. later on.. a family of other people and i had to take a walk through a wood. there were so many bodies there of little kids. the farther we got through the woods, the fresher the corps where. in the beginning most of them where decayed. the close we got you could soon see noses and limbs of the bodies. a lot of the bodies had pink, blue, and green on.
i had always thought my house was haunted. but that's beside the point. anyway, what does this dream mean?
*Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*
*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a " Holiday ".*
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
*CDs from Madonna, an X-BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*
*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
; * Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"*
*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS ,
not Happy Holiday!*