AnteBellum asked for some input on this...
Sadly, I have to honestly say that I have no idea what your latest dream means.
Like yourself, I don't believe in coincidences and am becoming convinced more and more each day that dreams are vitally important.
In 1994 a friend of mine had a vivid dream where she saw me and a girl at an outdoor wedding and told me the girls name (Beth) and described how she
looked, what she was like, and said that she was my future wife.
This girls dream predictions would always come to pass BTW.
13 years went by and I met this 'dream girl' and fell madly in love within a couple of days.
Only problem was, her name was not the same as the dream girl.
A few weeks after meeting her, I was getting ready to go one morning to meet her somewhere and I thought to myself "maybe her middle name is
A few hours later we were sitting on a park bench and without asking her, she told me that her middle name was 'Beth'.
I was immediately dumbstruck and after a few minutes of silence I realized that I had to tell her about the dream.
It was then that I KNEW that this was the girl who my friend had seen in the dream 13 years earlier.
So now I have become convinced that dreams somehow serve an important but mysterious function.
An FYI about the movie 'Knowing'...
That film had an extremely profound impact on my own life.
Not only did I cry like a baby during the end scene, as a result of seeing it, my heart was so powerfully touched that it caused me to move cross
country and get in touch with close family members that I had not spoken to in many years.
I believe that dreams are never random...
Below are a few things I have read that have confirmed this for me:
The first two quotes are from a book I just started reading a few days ago called 'The Power of Premonitions'.
On Friday, October 21, 1966, a mountain of coal waste, perched above the Welsh mining village of Aberfan, broke loose and came flowing down
uncontrollably. A total of 144 people, including many children, were crushed or suffocated to death in one of Britain's most horrific peacetime
tragedies. A study of dreams in which people see the future has convinced a doctor that we have a sixth sense.
But for one family, the overriding grief was even more acute. For one of those killed - ten-year-old Eryl Mai Jones - had not only predicted the
catastrophe, but had warned her mother of it, too. In the days leading up to the atrocity, Eryl had told her mother she was 'not afraid to die'. 'I
shall be with Peter and June,' she added.
Eryl's busy mother offered her imaginative daughter a lollipop and thought no more about it. Then, on October 20, the day before the disaster, Eryl
said to her mother: 'Let me tell you about my dream last night. I dreamt I went to school and there was no school there. Something black had come
down all over it!' The next day, Eryl's horrific premonition came to pass and she was killed alongside schoolfriends Peter and June. They were
buried side-by-side in a mass grave, just as the youngster had predicted.
The in-depth study of
our intriguing dreams that convinced one doctor
Amanda, a young mother living in Washington state, awoke one night at 2:30 a.m. from a
nightmare. She dreamed that a large chandelier hanging above her baby’s bed in the next room fell into the crib and crushed the infant. In the
dream, as she and her husband stood amid the wreckage, she saw that a clock on the baby’s dresser read 4:35 a.m. The weather in the dream was
violent. Rain hammered the window, and the wind was blowing a gale. The dream was so terrifying she roused her husband and told him about it. He
laughed, told her the dream was silly, and urged her to go back to sleep, which he promptly did.
But the dream had so frightened Amanda that she went to the baby’s room and brought the child back to bed with her. She noted that the weather was
calm, not stormy as in the dream. Amanda felt foolish—until around two hours later, when she and her husband were awakened by a loud crash. They
dashed into the nursery and found the crib demolished by the chandelier, which had fallen directly into it. Amanda noted that the clock on the dresser
read 4:35 a.m. and that the weather had changed. Now there was howling wind and rain. This time, her husband was not laughing. Amanda’s dream was a
snapshot of the future—down to the specific event, the precise time it would happen, and the change in weather.
The Power of Premonitions
Dr. Stu Breisch and his family were vacationing in Kao Lak, Thailand when the tsunami struck. His son Jai had several
dreams warning that
something terrible was about to happen. Jai's 15-year sister Kali died during the tsunami.
“My daughter, Kali, would have been a senior in high school this year; she had hoped to be chosen for Princeton’s Class of 2011. Her dreams
were ended suddenly by a 45-foot wave…”
"When we arrived in Bangkok, Jai told us of a series of dreams he was having about our trip. “Something terrible is going to happen there, Dad,”
he said. My wife, Sally, a Jungian-trained psychologist and dream specialist, and I tried to make sense of his dreams. We considered returning home,
but could not book a flight before the 26th. And so we continued along our planned itinerary despite Jai’s dreams. Is it possible for any of us to
know with certainty if a dream is symbolic of an inner turmoil or an outer impending event?
It was a miracle that Jai survived a one-mile thrashing ride inland, catapulted forward by the water and debris. Only three other hotel guests and one
hotel employee survived at “ground zero” on the beach. The three-story wave indiscriminately took everyone else: children, adults, grandparents.
Whole families from 29 countries were wiped off the face of the earth that day. More than 4,000 people died in Khao Lak alone; 80 percent of the local
families lost at least one family member, and most mourned for more."
"...we spent weeks culling the piles of destruction and searched through the morgues, looking fruitlessly for Kali. In the end I was given a
blackened corpse with teeth that matched the dental records of my once-beautiful 15-year-old daughter. "
"How do I look my son in the eyes after failing to honor his dreams? His spirit is so severely wounded that I can only hope and trust he will find
his own path to healing. Source