I am dreaming....dreaming that I am flying without wings, without fear, drifting along feeling free as the birds. I never seem to get too high, sometimes just barely off the ground, but flying, definitely flying. Do you ever have that dream? It is always a pleasant dream, no fears, no worries, just drifting along enjoying this skill of movement without effort. How sweet it is...!! I have had this same dream numerous times in my life. When I was young, and as I grew older, always the same, so enjoyable and a feeling that it is a natural capability, no exertion, no learning required. Since this dream never left me with any unpleasantness I never researched what this dream actually meant. Thinking about our theme for this month, "The Skies the Limit" this dream surfaced again so I went searching for its meaning. Ahh, the Internet, an instant resource. No long do we have to hunt thru the library, going thru piles of books to find any information on anything, another example of our 21st century instant gratification syndrome. What I easily found was that dreams of flying may represent a release from something that has been a worry. Flying represents that release, that freedom from being shackled so now you feel as free as the birds. I haven't experienced that dream lately so I either (1) have no worries, I hardly doubt that or (2) my worries are still shackling me or, (3) I don't sleep long enough to dream. I think I will pick number 1.
Another repeated dream I have had over the years is being back in school, usually high school, not remembering where my locker is so I can retrieve my books and get to class on time. I usually have an exam that awaits me that I am not prepared for. Again I searched for the meaning of this dream and what I found did not surprise me in the least. "I may be harboring some guilt because I did not prepare enough for a school exam, meeting, business project or any project." I have revealed that I am a definite procrastinator, this dream just amplifies those bad habits. However, the definition follows up by saying that "most of the time, people who have such dreams are unlikely to fail a test in real life." Whew....thank goodness.
We all have dreams, sometimes asleep but most times awake. It's good to have those awake dreams. It means we are still looking toward the future, we still have hopes and desires, we have released our shackles. My dreams are a little more limiting these days. I know I won't go back to school to get a landscape design degree, or live in a big cape cod style house, or raise horses, or open a bed & breakfast. But I do have dreams of being around when my grandchildren have children, looking forward to each season, traveling to places unseen and maybe dreaming I can fly.
What do you dream of? Do you have recurring dreams or future dreams? Share with us as we share with you.
"You are never to old to set a new goal, or to dream a new dream." ~ C.S. Lewis