I had a dream a couple months ago that has really bugged me ever since I had it.
I used to self injure and I KNOW I know. It's stupid, and retarded, and whatever- I know.
But all I remember of the dream was a man that looked like Jesus holding my arm and touching my scars. As he was touching them, they disappeared.
What does this mean? (If you think it means nothing, Don't BOTHER answering my question)
Of course this dream means something!
Let's start with a few potentially "annoying" questions: Are you religious? Are you in recovery for your self-mutilation? Have you been molested? Are you in a relationship and molestation issues are coming up for you? Are you a female? Do you feel you need a man to "save" you? Was your father not there for you when you went through the trauma that brought you to self-injure... in your childhood? Did you repress something in this regard?
This dream might be telling you that you do have scars in your heart and that you want them healed. The Jesus figure could represent: a miracle, your father, a man in your life, or you. I'd say that you've incorporated a religious icon in this dream to declare the magnitude of your pain and how important it is that you be "saved" from yourself as soon as you can. You are the best person for this job... and this job will last a lifetime... enjoy your self-discovery with one essential realization: becoming self-aware is what will "save" you, not any religion or attachment.
Perhaps, a spiritualist who believes in absolute self-awareness is your path to happiness, but learn about the roots of your self-injury because this is the source of your suffering.
It is my belief that dreams are god's way of talking to us. In this I think that he is trying to get you to repent and saying if you repent your life will be fixed and all scars healed.
To see Jesus in your dream, foretells that your greatest desires and goals will be realized. This dream serves to console and strengthen you in your times of adversity, hardship and struggle. You will rise above a difficult situation or circumstance and become victorious.
To see a scar in your dream, symbolizes your struggles, painful memories and/or the bad feelings that has never entirely healed and are still lingering in your mind. Perhaps you are living too much in the past as it is influencing and effecting your present life. Alternatively, a scar represents deep-seeded insecurities which may be holding you back from accomplishing your goals.
To dream of healing, represents your need for emotional and/or physical healing. You need to find the power to rectify and care for the issues in your life. Hope that was helpful, but u have to put it together.
The human condition deals on two fronts. There is the Flesh, the monkey suit of the evolutionary being that is the beast that we are robed in, and there is the light, the spark of illumination of consciousness that calls us to move up and in and on, associative of the spirit and soul.
The confusion that goes on in life is because of the confusion that happens when these two are misunderstood as a shared existence in the human state.
The pain of bondage to this confusion will make people do stupid things. The waking up to this understanding makes you become a personality of light and the flesh becomes as if it disappeared.
The flesh is a cloak, but you are the light inside. Don't forget this.
This answer may cover more material than you are asking for, but better more information than not enough.
The mind consciously thinks in words, subconsciously in images. The subconscious brings unresolved issues to our attention via symbolic dreams. Your subconscious used the images of scars synonymously with sin (guilt).
By our standards Jesus is a supernatural being whose forgiving love and healing power is so far beyond our comprehension that we can not even begin to comprehend it.
We tend to lose sight of the fact that once we have accepted Jesus Christ as the Son of God and our Saviour, we are made whole in Spirit. He no longer sees past sins (represented by the scars) as we are instantly forgiven them and they are NO MORE. In other words, Christ's forgiveness causes the scars (sins/guilt) to disappear.
Guilt, in itself is a sin, an error. We are perfect in spirit because we were made perfect from the beginning. We tend to get lost and confused in life, make mistakes, then flagellate ourselves with guilt. Really, all we have to do is get back on track and turn to Jesus (our friend and Saviour) for guidance.
When we are baptized, we accept Jesus Christ (God the Son), God (the Father) and the living Word of God (Holy Spirit) into our life, into our mind, into our heart, into our soul and are reborn in spirit.
Faith AND prayer are Heaven's currency. If you believe a thing is not possible, its not. If you believe it is possible, it is.
Jesus already knows what is in your mind, heart, soul and what is happening in your life. He is already with you but is waiting for you to acknowledge him and invite him in. It's your choice.
He wants to be an active participant in your life, to be put first (in your thoughts) in everything you do. Think of him first thing in the morning, all during the day (talk to him) and last thing at night.
Listen with your intuition for his responses. It takes a while to learn listening, acceptance and how to be still inside so you don't drown him out. Open yourself to Jesus and the all around wonderful life that he offers us.
Jesus prays to our Father. He taught us to pray to our Father. He gave us permission to use His name when we ask our Heavenly Father for what we want and EXPECT it to be so. Jesus tells us that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move a mountain. He stresses over and over and over the importance of faith and expectation.
Cultivate your faith. Put negatively and doubt out of your mind. It is counter productive. You can't get to second base if you are unwilling to get off first base. Take a step into the unknown on just blind faith.
Check out the beattitudes (BE attitudes) in the Bible.
Peace. Love. Light. Joy. Wealth. Happiness. Healthiness. Those are God's promises to us.