I got a spiritual message last night that I need to stop working so hard and just receive love and enjoy my life to the fullest. I think that is very wise advise for me. I don't totally know how to do it, though, because I'm in the middle of a faith transition/awakening, letting go of my old beliefs and learning a new way. It's very stressful and hard and intense. Sometimes it's wonderful, but this part of it is the not very fun and happy part.
Before I went to bed last night, I asked my angels to give me a dream to help me know how to follow this spiritual message I received. Then I went to sleep.
Well, I had the most horrible nightmares all night. I dreamed that my work, which I love, made me work 15 hours a day, then I got in a plane crash that I survived, then my church that I am having my faith crisis with said that all people who don't conform to these crazy random rules they just made up in my dream--like only having blonde hair--would go to hell. So everyone in my family dyed their hair blonde and went back to church and it felt terrible. I left the church building and saw a little innocent boy get run over by a semi truck. It was very graphic and gruesome, like I was right there next to the wheels watching it in slow motion.
I woke up all jumbled and upset and relieved it was all a dream. I have been having PTSD symptoms since I started my spiritual awakening and taking time away from my church to reframe my own personal beliefs from the inside my gut rather than outside myself in the form of a church. I wonder if either the angels just didn't see fit to teach me last night, or maybe they healed and diffused some of the PTSD through my dreams. Maybe it was just one of the many PTSD symptoms, because nightmares are common with it. Was it a message? Whatever it was, my dreams have been so very active lately and I know I'm being taught and healed in my sleep, even though when I wake, I can't remember it. I just know it's happening. Anyone have any insights into nightmares like this being a kind of healing, or if a cigar is just a cigar and it was just a plain old bad dream?
updated by @sarah: 06/18/17 09:33:06PM