Hello, everyone! Welcome to the latest entry of the popular dream column, the HIMM Dream Journal! In this entry, we will be taking a look at a dream submitted by Mike, a reader of the blog, who was perplexed by this dream.
Mike’s Dream: The Spinning World
It is nighttime. I am out with my wife. We are crossing the street to get to a restaurant. I look up into the sky to see the world spinning (it is a globe). It stops at Africa. The continent glows, and there is a flash of light. A cross appears, followed by a large movie screen. People around us fall to their knees and start to pray. There is a large man. He is talking; he has a guttural voice, and I can’t make out what he is saying. I also can’t hear the messages coming from the movie screen.
The Spinning World: James’ Interpretation
Mike’s dream contains spiritual imagery (the cross and the people praying), so the dream can pertain to Mike’s spirituality. In this context, Mike is being shown something that may pertain to a worldly or global perspective, as the world/globe would suggest.
Also, along with the large movie screen, the globe, as a symbol, is asking Mike to see the “big picture.” Looking up in the dream is also suggesting a spiritual point of view.
The man in the dream is trying to tell him something. Mike says that he can’t make out what he is saying. He also says he can’t hear the messages coming from the movie screen. This combination can suggest that Mike is not able to comprehend/understand what Spirit wants him to perceive.
Falling to the knees and praying may be Spirit’s way of asking Mike to pray for the world.
Another way to look at this dream is that it may be suggesting that Mike’s world (the globe) may be spinning out of control in some way. When the globe stops at Africa, this can be saying Mike needs to stop and get to the “root” of the matter. Africa is said to be the place where man originated, which is where this interpretation comes in. Also, Mike is an African-American man, which can further this meaning. The flash of light represents sudden awareness, a moment of clarity that could result if Mike were to do this. The cross, in this sense, may be an indication of a sacrifice that Mike may have to make as a result of this awareness (the cross representing the sacrifice Christ made for the world, in the Christian religion ).
An issue Mike may be going through is trying to understand his role in the “world,” what is the bigger picture of his life (the movie screen). This is further indicated by the dream taking place at night, which can represent a lack of awareness; a dream that takes place at night is simply saying the dreamer (in this case, Mike) is “in the dark” when it comes to the subject matter of the dream. Some events that may be taking place in his life are making him question this. Even with this interpretation, the dream is asking him to pray about this matter.
One thing Mike is having trouble with is “listening” to the voice of Spirit. That is the flip side of prayer; one can talk to Spirit in prayer, but one must also be able to hear Spirit as well. Mike may be asked to slow down the busy-ness of his life, so he can hear what Spirit has
to say. Beginning a meditative practice might benefit Mike, as that would help him develop the receptivity to hear the voice of Spirit.
Lastly, going to the restaurant, in this sense, is positive, as it can mean that he is taking the steps (walking) to get some “food for thought (the restaurant).”
And that is my interpretation of Mike’s dream. I want to thank Mike for submitting his dream, and I hope he finds the interpretation helpful; I look forward to hearing what he thinks about it. Mike knows, as many of you do, that dreams about the spirituality of the dreamer are some of my favorites to work with.
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Until next time…sweet dreams!
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