Thursday, August 29, 2013


Dreams are symbolic in nature and usually pertain to things in our personal life. A dream has significance if you can recall it and it has details which are perhaps meaningful. I have learned that dreams oftentimes employ symbols to tell us messages. The specifics are not intended to be taken literally, but symbolically. I had several friends have portent dreams this past week including myself, all involving destruction. I asked for permission to share one of my friend's dreams:

 In the dream, I was by a beautiful river walk close to a city. It was park like area with benches and a sidewalk that meandered along the river. My family and I were sitting at one of the picnic benches just enjoying the beautiful day and scenery around us. I felt drawn to walk down the river 20-30 yards and look at something. My family was still sitting at the bench talking with each other. All of the sudden, alarm hit all my senses with a knowledge that a wall of deathly water both, at that moment unheard and unseen was headed our way. I shouted to my family to RUN!! They all took off toward our truck and I was running right behind them. While running towards the truck, I was thinking how grateful that they didn't pause to inquire why I was so alarmed, but heeded my voice of warning.

All at once, I realized that they left my wallet on the bench in their haste to get to the truck. I remember that the internal decision to take a short detour and grab my wallet was met with a warning that I would not make it if I did. I reached the truck with my family and sped out of the parking lot yelling for any strangers around to jump into the back. All at once, a huge black wall of water came crashing down the river with great ferociousness. My last memory of that dream was going to higher ground safely in the truck and so grateful that we were safe and that I had not gone after my wallet


A few days ago, I came across this link of video that was recently released. It is fairly long, but if you watch it from the very beginning to the end, you will be amazed at enormity of the destruction. What starts out a calm day despite hearing warning sirens, the tide of debris and water that comes through this city is unbelievable.

Sidenote: I found this video to be highly symbolic as well. The symbol of our country, the Golden Eagle flies above the audience pridefully shouting USA, USA.. and then you see the bird crash into the glass wall.