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    Default What is the significance of this dream, do you suppose?

    This is a repost from my blog. It has attracted zero attention there because my blog has become painfully boring of late... I am reposting here in the hopes of getting some feedback.

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    Two nights ago I had a very vivid dream.

    As it began, I was in the field up the hill from my grandfather's house. It was a cool day in November with dark, roiling clouds overhead, but the sky was clear to the west and the last rays of sunset were shining on the house and either side of the small valley where the house stands. I could see that the "shellbark tree" (a shagbark hickory that has stood in the yard for time out of mind) had fallen. It appeared to have blown over. The air felt as though it was right after a rain, and a nervous wind was playing over the hillside. The house and grounds looked neglected, and the road in front of the house appeared as though it had not been traveled in over a decade. All the power was out.

    I was accompanied by two other people... I don't remember who, though I had the vague impression that they were family. We had just landed in the field.

    "It's a good planet," I explained as we hurried down the hill. "Great resources, but poor government."

    Then we were being pursued. The entities who had taken over the place had been following us, and they landed in the field behind us. They shot at us as we ran down the hill to the house. I shouted to the others to run in a zigzag pattern to present a more difficult target. We made it into the house, and the entities followed us.

    They looked like men, but were not. They were taller, broader, and somehow grander than humans, bearded, with long hair. There were two of them. The leader of the two came into the door of the house, his weapon holstered, and said "Do you challenge me for supremacy over this place?" His hair and beard were reddish-brown, and he was thick-chested. His manner was very formal.

    "I do," I said.

    He nodded. "The challenge has been issued and accepted." He proffered me the hilt of a sword, something similar to a cavalry saber. It was single-edged with a fairly broad blade.

    "I will explain the rules to you," he said, and while he was explaining the rules I slammed the tip of the sword up under his chin and into his skull. Turns out that was the main point of the rules anyhow.

    I knew that, whatever this entity was, he would be supremely skilled at swordplay, whereas I was no better at fencing in my dream than I am in real life... i.e. I can chop brush with a machete, and that's about it. So I surprised him with a hard thrust to the throat, and he died right there in Pappy's kitchen. I had retaken the place.

    And then I woke up.

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    You have a blog? Lol
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by saslou View Post
    You have a blog? Lol
    The Rash Wanton Tarries. It's in the NT blogs.

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    Did you eat pizza before you went to bed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    Did you eat pizza before you went to bed?
    No, but I eat spicy food in quantity typically late in the day anyway, so it wouldn't have been particularly unusual if I had.

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    Well, you know I'm a crazy pentecostal but it sounds like there is some religious symbolism there to me. The big guys sound like principalities and it sounds like it's an area in your life or your family's life that ought to be under your authority/protection but it has been taken over by something less than wholesome. It took some effort and thinking on your feet to fix it in the dream so maybe that's what it will take irl.

    /Joseph impersonation
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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    I think the key is the "Great resources, poor government," comment. You have been given a wealth of resources on earth, but you are concerned about the way you have been governing your own life. You attack with the sword shows that you have a desire to take over the pieces of your life that are out of control. The fact that you were able to prevail shows that you do actually have confidence in your own abilties, and that you know that if you strike early, that you can have victory.

    I agree with cafe about the religious symbolism. Perhaps this is a chance to think about your spiritual priorities. What she said about principalities is from the Bible. It is a reference to areas that are run or overtaken by evil and are therefore difficult to vanquish without Christ's power. Is there some influence in your life that you are concerned might be evil or something that you fear is taking over?

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    Our subconscious trying to make sense of our lives/days.

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    Interesting, cafe and Lily. Your interpretations are simple and direct, and appear to correspond closely to the major points of the dream. Thank you.

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