An Interesting Dream

I remembered a dream last night! I seem to go through cycles of remembering lots of dreams and then not remembering  a single one.  And as I’ve been in the latter phase for a while now, remembering this dream, although a very short one, was significant to me.

I was standing looking at a fall scene–reddish/pink leaves completely covering the ground so that the effect was awe inspiring.  I loved it, relished it, and said out loud that I hope someone doesn’t rake them so that they can be viewed and enjoyed for at least a few more days. I was aware that they would eventually be raked of course, but I was hoping the inevitable would be staved off for just a few more days. It was such an awesome, lovely scene.

photo by Boy27Wonder

I woke up thinking that it’s a rather philosophical/spiritual dream with deep meaning about appreciation of the moment, appreciation of beauty, the impermanence of things and attachment as well.

It seems that this dream expresses a deep, unconscious longing for the things which I appreciate in my daily life to never change or leave (and symbolic that I was admiring leaves come to think of it).

In the dream I did realize that leaves do get raked (and cleared before the next season comes). And although I did sincerely appreciate the beauty in the moment, there seemed to be attachment in that appreciation. By wanting it to last longer so that I could appreciate it, shows a lack of Flow, an ego attachment to some sort of outcome, a desire for permanence, despite realizing that that isn’t possible.

I’m fairly certain that the symbolism and emotions in this dream stemmed from my attendance at a medium gathering last night.

The medium was Lauren Rainbow.  http://www.laurensrainbow.com/

She blew me away with her accuracy. She’s very, very talented. I didn’t need to be convinced of an afterlife but if I had had any doubts she most certainly would have 0bliterated them.

Well, I was very fortunate to have had  two souls come through, and communicate with me via Lauren. I will write more about it later.

But it was around the time of one my friend’s passing (one of the two who came through last night) nearly three years ago, and because of his sudden passing, that I deeply grasped the concept of impermanence. And so, the result is this dream…is what I’m thinking.

That nothing is static or fixed, that all is fleeting and impermanent, is the first mark of existence. It is the ordinary state of affairs. Everything is in process. Everything—every tree, every blade of grass, all the animals, insects, human beings, buildings, the animate and the inanimate—is always changing, moment to moment.
Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality. – Pema Chodron
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