Crows in Dreams
I just woke from a dream that felt really symbolic, like it was giving me a message. I think I understand parts of it, but one of the bigger parts. I'm not sure.
I dreamed a girl I worked with years ago at church and who is grown and married now was pregnant with twins. She went to the birthing center and then to the hospital. She had a boy and a girl. Her sister was with her to support her. This sister didnt know anything about birth, and was shocked and disturbed to learn what a c-section was. She couldnt watch the c-section, but when she was shown the stitches, she was very freaked out.
When the babies were born there were two colors, orange and blue. They kind of looked the hue of sports team colors. I dont even know what they were on, maybe balloons or banners or something, but those two colors were there, and seemed a huge symbol that wanted not to be missed.
I dreamed I was out at night. There was a far away storm. I had been getting scared by storms lately, but his didn't feel like a scary storm. In fact, I told the people I was with that this was almost a soothing storm rather than a scary one. There were crows everywhere and they were really creepy. It was like you couldnt see them until the lightning flashed, and in the flash you could see hundreds or thousands of them picking a part and pecking at animal corpses. A group of them flew right up to me. I was sitting down and one in the group came up and looked at me right in the face. We were practically nose to nose. I touched his beak and it just stood there like it wanted me to know something and had come to tell me, but there were no words.
I think the first part of the dream represents my healing from leaving my religion and the battle between the two worlds that I experience--the world of a fundamentalist religion and the world of freedom, and the battle my subconscious is still going through in healing me. I think the colors might represent wholeness because they are opposite colors one representing more body centered and creative and cheerful, and the other more spiritual and enlightened and peace.
I think the storm might mean the battle I am in right now. It was acute and scary and hard for a lot of the year I've been in this faith shift, but lately it has smoothed and I've embraced the hard parts as parts of healing, and they aren't as scary any more.
The part that has me baffled is the crows. I see them a lot in my non-dreaming life. They follow one of my daughters around, and often are around my other daughter and me as well. Not a day goes by lately when I don't see at least a few crows. I know they were trying to tell me something in my dream, but I don't know what. Especially, the one that came up to me and looked me in the eye and let me touch him.
Anyone know what that might mean? I looked it up and every site had conflicting ideas about it. I'm just not sure.
updated by @sarah: 06/10/17 01:08:12AM