In the first dream below you'll see how Catherine is affected negatively due to lack of support from her father in childhood. This seems on the surface to be a problem created by dad but for Catherine that's not the case. It was planned in advance! So why would anyone plan a life with this problem? The answer is simple. We come here to remove negative traits that we already have while in spirit. From her dream we can tell that Catharine doubts herself. This is a trait she already had in spirit so she devised a life where she could overcome this problem. However, to overcome it she first needed a way to develop the same problem in human form. That's where dad comes in. Catharine and her dad entered into an agreement in spirit that he would help her to develop in human form the negative trait she already had in spirit. Once developed she can then work on eliminating it. If dad didn't help her to develop the problem she would possibly fail in one of her goals in life.
From our perspective it can be difficult to tell whether events are planned or are a divergence from our path. Being able to ask your guides is one of the great uses of channeling. Anyway, let's look at the dream.
CATHARINE'S DREAM: This dream is located in Dublin's city center - at the Screen cinema near Trinity College to be exact! But in my dream, a church stood where the cinema really is. I was in the church attending mass with my brother and his four-year-old daughter. As always, his little girl was being a perfect angel - well behaved, quiet, and interested in the world around her. She explored the church quietly, moving through the aisles and looking at the candles. I came out of the church and met my sister Juliet, who lives in the Channel Isles. I remarked that she looked sad. She told me that my uncle had just died. It was implied that his wife might also have died.
I arranged to meet Juliet later so we could travel home together to attend the funerals (and a twenty first birthday party!). But first I had some work to do. I had to travel to the west of the city to interview a best-selling author. I traveled to the hotel but before going in, I stopped off next-door, at the offices of a newspaper, which I dreamt was my employer. The newspaper's office was chaotically busy. In the midst of the hustle and bustle, I stood and spoke to a man who I dreamt was my editor. He came across as quite serious but supportive. He gave me encouragement and advice for my interview with the famous author in the hotel next door.
INTERPRETATION: Firstly cinemas have to do with expansion of life. Because the cinema is a church in your dream it is specifically about expansion of life through your spiritual side. The little girl in the dream is you at her age. From what she is doing in the dream we can tell that you have a psychic ability (indicated by the candles) and are a channel (attention drawn to the aisles in the church and the reference to the Channel Isles).
As is common when gifts are revealed the dream now shows you what you have to do to bring the gifts in. Essentially you have to kill off the negative influence that both your father and mother have over you (funeral of uncle and aunt in the dream). Lastly you are being shown that your gifts will work through writing. (the best selling author). I doubt if that particular ability surprises you. Don't be held back by your upbringing or whatever the funerals are asking you to deal with.
COMMENT: Believe it or not I shortened this dream considerably. It seems like a lot of gifts but they all work in harmony. It will show to the outside world as inspirational writing. Catharine already works as a technical writer so she'll have plenty of writing experience to fall on. Due to the supportive nature of the editor it is safe to say that dad didn't support her in the way she needed and this causes her to hold back in some way now. The funerals represent the death of the negative effects of this. Our belief in ourselves comes from our early relationship with dad. Problems with that relationship can cause us to doubt ourselves. Life is a spiritual journey so all of this happened for a reason. It is very likely that Catharine's writing will be shaped by it and open her to knowing what she is connecting with when writing. This is a time of great celebration spiritually (party) as a lot of things are now coming together to help her make the move into her new writing style. Her next step, however, is to remove the negative influence dad has / had on her.
GERRY'S DREAM: I'm playing a game of cards with three other people, one of which is a female friend with whom I've recently visited after not seeing her for years. My friend believes she has psychic abilities, and as she's read my cards several times, often dead-on. I believe she's sensitive to a somewhat advanced degree.
The cards were being dealt out (in the fashion that the deck was in the middle of the table, face down and we picked our cards from the top of the deck). When it came to my turn, my friend said, "Looks like you're going to have an extra card". Not looking at the deck, I presumed she meant there was one card left (or maybe two) and I had to pick it up for all the deck to have been dealt. To my surprise, I picked up five or six cards.
All of a sudden my friend blurts out of the blue, "I see a certain marriage coming to an abrupt end." Then when I start peeking at my cards, that's when things start getting interesting. I notice the cards are oversize (roughly 4-6 times the surface area of a regular playing card), and they're tarot cards!
INTERPRETATION: You have the ability to read torot cards prophetic ability (abil
MARYANN'S DREAM: Three monks in a desert were wanting to give me a scroll, but I wouldn't accept the scroll.
INTERPRETATION: The monks in your dream are guides. This is recognizable by two things. First they have a title and second they are offering you a gift. The interpretation is that you have spiritual gifts that you developed in a former life (indicated by the monks being ancient) and you are being asked to accept this as part of yourself in this lifetime. You have spiritual wisdom and the gift of writing. Your guides are asking you to accept this but you are reluctant (refuse to accept it). You have to put these together in some way. The key to unlocking it is through finding your unique spiritual approach (the sand).
The way spiritual wisdom works is through action rather than through knowledge. It is part of your nature rather than in your head. If somebody were to ask you about something you'd actually have to stop and think about why you would act the way you do. The answer to 'why' is the spiritual wisdom. The fact that it is three monks means you are being asked to commit yourself to accepting this (put your mind, body and soul behind it).
COMMENT: When interpreting dreams I often channel to get further details that are not in the dream. I was intrigued when doing this for MaryAnn to be given what she is to do and at the same time to be told not to tell her. It obviously emphasizes the fact that her spiritual journey this time around is finding the path herself. A similar thing happened to me when I first got into this field. My guides kept saying we know what you will be doing ultimately but we cannot tell you. We know from your nature that if you knew now you would cut out all the necessary steps in-between and go straight to what you will ultimately be doing. You would thereby miss out on the journey. MaryAnn's next step is to realize that finding her unique approach is the most important part of her spiritual journey. Knowing that it involves writing and is connected with the spiritual field does help.
TIFFANY'S DREAM: My mother is preparing some type of fancy holiday feast and I am helping her cook by putting a big ham in a pot of water to cook. I put the pot on a big, black, industrial-type stove, and I left the apartment knowing it would take a long time to cook. While I am gone I get hungry and I eat a couple of hot dogs with some childhood friends (I didn't recognize them) and we are all young children in the dream. Later on I smell the prepared food and I know that my mom's banquet is starting, so I start hurrying home. Now I am an adult, and I am trying to get to the upper floor of an apartment building where my mom's holiday banquet has started. I try to get on an elevator, but every elevator that comes down is packed with people going up to my mom's banquet. People keep pushing past me as I try to get on the elevator.
INTERPRETATION: Your dream is telling you to eat properly (eating fast food when you know a proper meal is being prepared). The dream is showing that your body is packed with food (building is crowded). This eating problem developed in childhood (eating with childhood friends).
COMMENT: I cut a large section of this dream out so that it would fit here. Near the end of the dream Tiffany's mother is piling vegetables onto strangers plates at the banquet. This implies that Tiffany is being asked to eat a variety of food types. Banquets normally show up in dreams of people who binge diet. Pork / ham can also show up in dreams when the dreamer does not like their body. It is easy to tell which is meant by simply asking the dreamer if they eat pork! There is an obvious connection between not eating well and her mother. The best thing would be to explore this and deal with the issues. In the meantime, however, Tiffany needs to eat a balanced diet.
JOHN'S DREAM: I get into this supermarket, I take a desk-lamp and a bicycle and I leave the store without paying. When I picked the lamp, I was impressed how glowing was the light coming out of its bulb. Then a man (maybe from security) followed me and asked questions about the bicycle I was carrying. I was disturbed when he was checking the bicycle (maybe looking for marks on it). I decided to give up the bicycle and run away with the lamp. I exited the mall, crossed the main street and ran into a dense residential area until I saw the sea in front of me from one of the buildings. It was night by then. I looked up from the window and decided to go back and hide in one of the rooms there. In this room I had my brother with me, telling me he was hearing a dog bark, meaning they are after me. A dark-skinned guy got into the room, by then an inner voice told me to touch his cheek which I did, then he smiled at me. I noticed a baby lying on the floor next to the door, so I told them to take care when opening the door.
INTERPRETATION: In a nut shell you are being asked to open your heart (bicycle). Touch others and let them touch you (through your feelings / heart). You have a psychic / intuitive ability (lamp) that you need to take responsibility for developing. It is your path towards spiritual growth. You may already be aware of this inner voice so make it a goal to develop it to become a part of your everyday life.
COMMENT: Closing our hearts is often a response to feelings of hurt. The theory is that if we don't get close to anyone or let anyone get close to us we cannot get hurt again. That's the theory but in reality it means nobody has to hurt us because we are already hurting ourselves. We reject everyone before they get a chance to reject us. The movie Good Will Hunting with Robin Williams and Matt Damon is fantastic at exploring this. We don't know John's pain but his dream is telling him to drop the guard (the security guard) and open the door to his heart. His particular psychic abilities work through female energy so it is doubly important for him to develop this side of himself.
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