It bothers me when I have a dream I can’t remember (which has happened many times). When I wake up and clearly remember my dream, I am so glad. I like to think and I believe some thoughts or advice given through dreams are inspired by the divine. I didn’t use to think much about my dreams, but I do now. I think about and analyze them carefully. I want to make sure I am not overlooking any messages from divine sources.
I had a dream a few days ago. My husband and I were with a group of people including several of our grandchildren waiting to be seated at a restaurant. A couple of our grandkids became a bit restless but not unruly. A young female restaurant worker was irritated by something they did or said because she walked over and slapped both of them on top of the head.
I was shocked, but remained calm as I said, “That restaurant worker hit my grandchildren.” As I uttered those words, I understood this girl had been hit numerous times and it was an automatic response for her to hit our grandchildren for doing or saying something she had been punished for numerous times. I felt compassion for the difficulties she had endured and immediately forgave her for hitting my grandchildren. This is a big deal because I am a “lioness” when it comes to defending my children and grandchildren. I don’t like anyone hurting or messing with their happiness and joy. So, to readily forgive her was an “easily perceived” clue that my heart had become more filled with love, compassion, and patience through caring for my son with mental challenges the past two years.
Physically and emotionally abused affected mental well-being
While hitting my grandchildren for becoming restless was wrong, extending compassion and understanding to this girl who I clearly sensed was physically and emotionally abused felt good in my heart. I understood the abuse she had endured had also affected her mental well-being.
I felt grateful my softened heart had been brought to my attention through my dream to help me understand I had received this blessing as a result of enduring a difficult trial. Additionally, I understood my ability to recognize mental challenges in others has become keener. It is also my hope I am getting closer to being a love-based person rather than a fear-based person.
Gratitude for my dream
Although dreams can be scary and sometimes teach lessons that are difficult to accept, it is nice that sometimes they are “feel good” experiences. I am grateful for my dream that raised my spirits in the midst of difficulty.
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