In my dreams, I see clouds, water, storms, – and I always feel I need to run, to escape this disaster situation, in which my world around me is becoming a global natural disaster. Weird thing is though, is that I live in British Columbia, Canada. A mountainous climate, with green forests. I have never seen a tornado, hurricane, typhoon, or felt an earthquake, or any other mother nature disaster. The weather where I live, doesn’t have a lot of wind because of the mountains that surround me. So I ask, how did I dream, on more than one occasion, that I was actually running from a storm. How did I feel the wind? The water? … the fear of not escaping in time? T.B.
In our dreams, first and foremost, don’t assume the dream is literal. The dream must be studied and investigated to determine the message it carries. We do have some literal dreams, but the biggest number of dreams are symbolic and hence will need examined and investigated.
Also, consider that some dreams are precognitive but not necessarily “Tomorrow.” Some precognitive dreams are months, years, decades and even centuries into the future.
With this in mind, I suggest you look up the words – ‘storm’, ‘water’, ‘clouds’ and ‘running’ in the dictionary. You’ll find many different meanings to these words. Then look at how these words can go together – i.e. water also runs.
With other meanings to these words, take a look at the different parts of your life. Do the meanings of these words parallel any part of your life? For example: Is there a storm in your life anywhere? Is there anything in your life that is clouding up another part of you?
Even water has several meanings, and in dreams can sometimes be symbolic of emotions.
With just these small tips, perhaps you can make more sense of the dreams.
Dreams are a language, but they’re not English. They speak in symbols because the messages they try to convey have many levels and facets. Dreams “speak” holistically, while in our waking life, we speak “linearly”. This is why studying and examining them in greater depth than their literal happenings can be extremely helpful.
For anyone wishing to pursue greater understanding of dreams, I recommend starting with “Edgar Cayce on Dreams”, and “Dreams, God’s Forgotten Language”, as two of many good books on dream study.
“Listen to your dreams, what are they saying?” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1990-2014, Jodie Senkyrik)