Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What Kind of Dreams Have you had lately?

Sorry, this post is not fun, but I'm a little freaked out and cannot shake the feeling---So I thought I would blog about it....

I had a dream last night and it really scared me. It started out that we were at one of the girls Soccer games. I turned around and saw a plane coming straight for us. I screamed and saw the plane pull up and then crash in a field away from all the kids and spectators. We all watched in slow motion the plane crash and disappear into the ground. I felt so frantic and scared as I searched for my family. There was so much commotion. We didn't know if we should run or try and rescue people. We all knew, and were so thankful that the pilot did his best to save the people on the ground, Then we ended up at church and it was all weird and random....I was walking in the halls and was really shook up. I could not figure out why everyone was acting normal even though there was such a horrible accident that had just happened. ...
This dream was just awful. I came to work and still felt anxious about my dream. I looked up on the Internet and found definitions to your dreams. Here is the what I found in the dream dictionary.
Airplane Crash--- To dream that a plane crashes, suggests that you have set overly high and unrealistic goals for yourself. Your goals may be too high and are impossible to realize. You are in danger of having it come crashing down. Alternatively, your lack of confidence, self-defeating attitude and self-doubt toward the goals you have set for yourself is represented by the crashing airplane; you do not believe in your ability to attain those goals. Loss of power and uncertainty in achieving your goals are also signified.

Hmmm ---pretty interesting... and even more interesting to me. This week I had my family over for Family Home Evening and the lesson that I gave is directly the meaning of this definition. You can read the full talk here....
By Jennifer Nuckols, “Truths and Lies,” Ensign, Oct 2009, 62–65

Satan regularly lies to us about the nature of God and of ourselves. But we don’t have to listen.

Some of the greatest battles in my life haven’t been literal battles but struggles in my own heart and mind against feelings of self-doubt, hopelessness, and fear. President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) taught that this would be the case in the latter days: “Satan is increasingly striving to overcome the Saints with despair, discouragement, despondency, and depression.”1
One way that Satan attempts to overcome us with such feelings is by telling us lies about our worth and about God’s feelings toward us. These lies may originate as simple thoughts that, repeated many times in our minds, can develop into entrenched habits of belief. These falsehoods are then reinforced by the media, things other people say, or even by misinterpretation of the scriptures. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, has warned that “Satan might even misuse words from the scriptures that emphasize the justice of God, in order to imply that there is no mercy.”2 Whatever their source, Satan’s lies can take root in our minds and develop into feelings of depression, low self-worth, and inadequacy.
WOW.....this is one of my daily struggles mainly Self Doubt....I really needed to hear this message and although I was giving the lesson to help someone else. This dream made me realize that the lesson was really for ME to learn and what I need to overcome. I realize that this is really a powerful tool Satan has. He uses it not only for you to bring down yourself but pull away from the things that are most important.
I know this is really weird post, but apparently a message I need to learn.


Emily said...

Scary dream. I hate dreams like that. I h ad a weird dream a couple weeks ago. I should have looked it up because I was thinking about it all day long. It does seem that the greatest trails we face today are trails of the heart and mind. Stew is in his psychology rotation right now and the stories he tells me everyday when he comes home breaks my heart. The pain that can come from our own minds is astounding. On a happier note...Well, I hope it is happier...We have our primary practice this saturday at 11 am. I hope your family can make it. Sorry I know it wont be any fun for poor copper. Benjie will be suffering through it too. Sunday is the program. Oh, and I hope you guys are all better!

Marshall said...

Thank you for sharing that message. I needed to hear it too! I think you are wonderful and have no reason to self-doubt!