I am about to get fairly deep in this post (yeah, I do tend to do that from time to time). This is a topic I've been contemplating for a few days, weeks, months and even years now. Do you believe in prophetic dreams? The scientific and logical side of most brains says, NO way, there is an explanation for most, even the unconscious mind can be figured out. However, the spiritual side and eons of different beliefs tends to debate and disagree. I am beginning to believe there is more to it than scientific facts.
For example, did you know Abraham Lincoln was said to have dreamt of his own body laying in a coffin two weeks before he was assassinated?
Not to mention people talk of bad omens all the time that signify death or years of bad luck, such as witnessing a bird die, mirrors breaking, owls seen during daylight, hearing knocks. The list goes on.
I can attest to a few.
When I left university and began my career in 2006 I had a free standing mirror perched up on somewhat of a shelf, occasionally I would think to myself "Someday that mirror is going to fall from there," and late 2006 it did fall. Well we all know how the superstitious would have you believe, "when a mirror breaks, you will endure SEVEN years of bad luck." From the period of 2007-2014 I did, indeed have those seven years of bad luck. I lost my brother, my father, both grandfathers, my grandmother, and two aunts. If you average that out, it's a death in the family a year. If that's not bad luck, by all means try to convince me so. I do understand that people come in and out of our lives for different reasons, and that it is all far beyond our control. At this point I have been pretty used to the idea that people come and go and learning to let go can be very challenging. Two weeks before my brother passed away I dreamt of the exact same accident he was in occurring, I didn't know all who were involved, but I knew it was someone very close to me and where it occurred, a week after that a pheasant flew into my windshield as I was driving home from work.
Those are just two things that have happened that were quite coincidental, around the same time. Were they brought on by fears and anxieties? I don't know, but I know I've been afraid of other things occurring and never had a vivid dream where it lead to something happening for real.
I have heard of many other occurrences with people and strange events which had led them to believe they were precursors to what was going to happen. To tell you the truth, I don't really remember my dreams unless they have had an underlying meaning of things to unfold. Maybe it's just me analysing the dream, or maybe these prophetic dreams are part of who I am.
I believe my loved ones who have passed only visit me when they have a message to send. Whether its that I'm not making the best choices for myself or I'm running late, I seem to have someone from my past wake me up in the dream sending the message that I've got so much more to live for, I may be late for work and/or the bell has been rung.
Lately, since my father has passed, I've had dreams with two mountain lions around the perimeter of my surroundings, not causing me harm, but watching. I had a black bat attack my hand and then fly into a house continuing to try to escape and attack me, June bug land on my shoulder and then buzz off. I'm sure you're wondering what I've been taking at night, but I haven't changed anything. I feel like these are all signs of moving past my biggest fears, trusting my intuition more and moving on, I think they may somehow represent the lurking danger of not making more positive changes in my life.
I don't know where this life leads but I do believe that stagnation and remaining where I'm at will only let my fears get the best of me. One of the biggest steps I need to take is letting go of the negativity and stop attracting more in my life. Accept the fears in my life, which sometimes riddle my mind. This past weekend I read a lot on the subject of letting go, living in the moment and focusing on the future. I woke up this morning a new soul, I am not looking back. Here is a quote on fear, and more importantly drive. Whats' it going to be?