“When I was a child I dreamed of my mother—a reoccurring vision of someone I was too young to recall. I didn’t even know her name. She was performing on stage, playing the violin in a symphony orchestra in Paris. She had long brown hair. Her back was turned toward me as the imaginary scene mystically unfolded. She was perfect. I dreamed of her because I had a strong desire to be reunited with her again someday. I sincerely wanted the experience to be real. As the years went by, I secretly wondered if my reoccurring dream of being reunited with her was a harbinger of a future reality?” Judith Land
Are dreams harbingers of future realities?
The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. The accomplishment of all great things begin with a dream. Dreams have the power to move our hearts. Dreamers see alternative realities that identify the possibility of turning one into the other. Dreams may seem impossible and improbable in the beginning but when we summon the will, they become inevitable.
Dreams are a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during sleep that reveal insight into hidden desires and emotions outside the control of the dreamer, ranging from normal and ordinary to overly surreal and bizarre. Dreams represent the entire range of human emotions, revealing secrets of something once known and familiar, then lost and hidden within, haunting images of the return of repressed ideas, experiences and people, ranging from frightening, exciting, magical, and melancholic to adventurous and sexual. Dreams expose repressed thoughts and desires related to encounters, ideas, people and experiences of long ago that were previously repressed. Within each dream there is always a specific character, an image, or an event that evokes an emotional response that awakens us.
From ancient times to the present day, dreams have revealed secrets of something once known and familiar, then lost and secretly hidden deep within our minds. Content is often driven by unconscious wish fulfillment, drawing you toward intriguing possibilities and exploratory adventures. Adoptees are highly prone to vulnerabilities of being physically or emotionally harmed and dreaming can be an experience that can be terribly unsettling when events and circumstances exceed the boundaries of ordinary awareness, sensibilities, and normal dimensions of reality. Those that fear reality may feel apprehensive and alarmed when dreaming of uncanny events that seem otherworldly and unnatural.
Dreams allow spiritual connections to take place, stimulating and inspiring creative thoughts, miraculously opening our minds to alternative realities and future possibilities. Dreams remind us that nature works in mysterious ways, presenting opportunities for future serendipitous Hallmark moments, as well as, omens warning of potential encounters and events that are best avoided.
What do your dreams tell you?
As a child, I heard a small voice that told me to be patient and wait. It helped me from going crazy. I keep a dream diary now – not when I was young…
Pay attention to those voices. I can relate. Many extra ordinary thoughts and visual images of my mother filled my head and heart when I was young, leading me to believe that forced separation from the mother stimulates increased powers of telepathy and clairvoyance in a curious way that mentally links a child to its mother for survival. My mother’s spiritual essence seemed to be attracting me to her, emotional feelings that became more intense as I matured. Something in the back of my mind intuitively guided me toward her the way the North Star reliably guides mariners to their destination, a lighthouse guides a ship in the fog when visibility is low, and a blind person’s senses are heightened to compensate for the loss of vision.
Looking forward to hearing additional entries from your diary. Sharing your experiences with other adoptees is priceless intel for those who are uncertain how to proceed.
I never knew I was adopted until almost 3 years ago. But, growing up I do remember thinking something was differently “special” about me unlike my younger siblings (not adopted). I’d have dreams of being circled around family I didn’t know. It was a reoccurring dream. And like Lara/Trace I heard a small voice the to me to be patient and wait. But I didn’t know why. The voice also to me to hold on and live. I’m glad I did. I met my birth parents 2 years ago.
Hi Janeen, Adoptee experiences, thoughts, feelings, and emotions are highly esoteric and rarely understood in depth by outsiders. Thank goodness you were patient and listened to the voices in your head. Intuition can be a very powerful force. Virtue is its own reward. If a parent can love more than one child, then a child can love more than one parent. Meeting my birth family and siblings was a terribly emotional experience but well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing your post. Knowing how others feel about separation and reunions is invaluable for others trying to make up their minds.