Thursday, April 14, 2011
Michael's Reccurring Dream
When my son was nine years old, he shared this very powerful reccurring dream with me. In it, our family is standing on the grassy banks of a river running through a valley, with Michael and I on one side and Bob, Kate and Stephanie on the other. We all jump in and start swimming downstream, where the river becomes increasingly stronger with rapids up ahead. "Hold on to that rock over there Michael", I call out. At this point he and I are still swimming on our side of the river with the others across from us. He misses the rock that I'm now holding onto, while Bob and the girls head to shore. Michael continues down the river alone, ending up in a whirlpool, getting spun around and pushed down to the bottom of the river, dying. At this point he wakes up from the dream. The river symbolized his spiritual path. My interpretation of this dream at the time was that even though he was part of a close and loving family, ultimately he was alone on this journey of life with difficult times ahead. That dream proved to be very prophetic.