There are a lot of things going on in my life right now, not all of them good. After a particularly stressful meeting last night, I went to bed and had a very vivid dream. While most of the time I am pretty fuzzy about the content of my dreams when I wake up, this one was amazingly clear to me. I have perfect recall, even of small details in the dream. I believe that God speaks to me through my dreams sometimes. I am more passive and open to suggestion when I’m at rest, so it’s obviously a good time to cause reflection or plant suggestions in my head. I believe last night’s dream was that kind of experience.
I was at a close church friend’s home along with his wife and another couple whose names were mentioned during our meeting last night. The gentleman who’s home we were at was in the process of taking a large black bear that had been stuffed and mounted into his house for display. He was very, very proud of this black bear and the friends were admiring it. After he entered the house, the three ladies were sitting outside and the other gentleman wandered out into the yard. Suddenly several black bears came out of the woods, chasing and attacking the man. I was screaming for help and telling the other ladies we needed to help the man. They stood there laughing and taking no action while they commented on how pretty the bears were and that it was nice and unusual to see so many. As I watched the man in the yard being torn to shreds, I pushed the ladies into the house and shut and locked the door. Soon, the bears were at the door, beating and scratching and trying to get in. The other people in the house just hung back, not doing anything while the bears were getting louder and closer. I found a gun and pointed it at the door. As the door began to get battered down, I started shooting the bears, keeping them from coming into the house and killing all of us.
Then, I woke up.
I know why I had this dream. I know what it means. It involves church. It’s a bit frightening for me. While I know I can protect myself from the bears, I don’t know if I can protect my friends who don’t seem to see the bears as a threat.
It’s a sad time. I hope I don’t dream again tonight.