I had a couple of these latter and I am going to share two of them with you. The first one happened a few years ago. I was a terrorist and was traveling on a train. My mission was to blow up the train. I did not sense any religious or other affiliation, but I remember very clearly how my single-minded focus was on accomplishing my mission. I knew I would die in the process as well as many others, yet, any emotions was put out of my mind, I did not care. I was a machine with a single intent. I did end up blowing up the train and I found myself in a very murky place when I realized that we were still alive. Not in the physical sense, but in spirit. Then I woke up and quite frankly I was rather upset and disturbed. For days. I kept thinking about why on Earth would I have a dream like that? Is there something suppressed in my subconscious mind? Could this be a past life experience? After a while, I came to a different realization. I was put in someone else’s shoes and was able to feel what it was like to be that person. With the recent tragedies in Paris and Lebanon, this dream has come to the forefront of my mind again. I do condemn these senseless acts of violence but I also have a better understanding how these people think. The mind is a very powerful thing and the more you think about something, the more you energize that thought, the more powerful it gets, until finally it completely overtakes you. You cannot think of anything else but to accomplish what you set out to do. It is that powerful. On a smaller scale, I am sure this has happened to some of you, when you became obsessed with something (or someone). If you think back, I am also sure you can see how the more you thought about the object of your attention, the stronger your focus on it became, until the energy was built to the point where physical action was needed to discharge that built up energy. A lot of times after something like this, we look back and say, what was I thinking? Do you agree?
My other dream is more recent and might have something to do with a missing person’s case I am assisting with. Whether it does or not, again, I feel this was a great opportunity for me to see things in a different light. Whether you are aware of it or not, you and most of us have a mind that judges everything. People, situations, etc. You don’t believe me? Just watch your mind for 10 minutes and listen to all the things it says, its likes and dislikes. The good thing is that you are not your mind, you have a mind. You are the one listening to it. You know that because when your mind stops (for a few seconds anyway, you are still here). However, this is a topic for another blog post. Let’s get back to my dream.
In this dream, I witnessed someone killing their boss and because of that, I had no choice but to go along with the killer. In my mind, I was contemplating my options as to should I or should I not tell someone in authority, but I felt like that was rather risky. I felt very lost and afraid. Then I was asked to smuggle small bottles of alcohol in my backpack. I agreed, fearing to say no. When the persons of authority asked me to open my backpack, I had an inner struggle as to come clean and tell them what was happening or not, and was just about to do so, when one of them handed me money while the other one closed his eyes. At that point, my heart sank as I realized that they were in on the smuggling and I had no way out, there was corruption everywhere. With that, I woke up.
Again, this was quite an insight. You just never know why someone might get in the wrong crowd, what their story is. So next time when your mind starts to formulate an opinion about someone or something, stop for a second and recognize that it is saying what it does based on your own past experiences, your personal likes and dislikes and might have nothing to do with reality.