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A Dream about a White Cat

Experience submitted by Penny Bradas

I had a dream about a white cat during a time in my life I was going through some difficult circumstances and I was faced with some major changes. In essence, I found myself facing a road that veered off into two directions with each one leading to a different place. I could not see exactly where each one of these roads would lead me to in the distant future, but I could only see where they would lead to in the coming months.

There were two choices I could make, both were very difficult in different ways. I had to choose between decisions (A) and (B).

Decision (A) seemed to be the most logical according to my circumstances when looking at all the factors involved. There were many positive consequences with this choice and the circumstances that I found myself in were more conducive to me making this decision but it wasn’t going to be easy either. When I thought about it, there were a couple of major drawbacks in taking action on decision (A) that concerned me.

Looking at my circumstance at face value it was the choice that was most evident, so much so that I could write a long list with all the factual reasons as to why I should take action towards decision (A).

And then there was decision (B). I knew that things were going to be very difficult if I chose to make this decision and it almost seemed impossible. There were so many factors in my life that were going against me doing this, and it seemed as though there was nothing in my favour to support me making this decision I mean in a real tangible sense that I needed to enable me to choose and take action towards decision (B).

Even though my circumstances were more conducive to go with decision (A), I felt that there was too much at stake to act on this. But I was torn between two choices and didn’t know which way to go so I decided not to act for a short time until I could see things more clearly. I also decided to ask for divine guidance in this matter and I began to pray for help to know what the best thing was for me.

Soon enough I began having some very vivid dreams. The dreams related to what I was going through but did not answer my question directly about which direction to take.

I took note of them and even though I could not understand them fully and found them somewhat confusing, there was one reference in them that related to one of the different choices I was faced with, and this was like a clue because only within one of the two choices involved this aspect came up, which seemed to be the impossible choice, decision (B).

These dreams were related to what I was going through but at the same time they had elements in them that I didn’t understand which made it somewhat confusing for me. But I knew they were a help because they were highlighting some of the psychological traits within my personality that I knew were causing problems in my life.

Nonetheless I tried to follow the guidance and the messages that were given to me according to the little understanding that I had and I used the obscure clue as a guide to one of the choices I could take, the impossible one, decision (B) and I just kept asking for clarity on the matter.

As some time went by, things began to unfold in my favor in a way where it was looking like I could take the choice towards decision (B). I continued to ask until I finally started to have dreams that were directly answering my question in a very clear way about the choice that I should make and that was towards decision (B).

I could also now see that something that had seemed to be unattainable before could now become possible and so I made my decision towards the new found possible.

After a little while I had a dream about a white cat. When I woke up from my sleep the memory of the white cat stood out to me and I immediately thought it was a positive dream but I had a feeling that I needed to understand more about it.

I then did a dream retrospection that Belsebuub writes about in his book on dreams and out-of-body experiences to remember the various aspects of the dream and I began remembering the dream from the beginning going through all the scenes in it to try to understand it.

The scene was set in a multi level building in the place that I have a personal interest in and that related to one of the decisions I was contemplating on making in the not so distant past, and was seriously considering and that was decision (A), which I did not go with because I received guidance from my dreams to choose decision (B).

In the dream I was sitting in the waiting area of the building until I was called by the lady at reception who directed me to the floor above. So I walked up and noticed a bright white colored symbol and thought that it didn’t really go with the other color décor from the floor where I was waiting in which had brownie beige décor but anyhow, I kept walking up to the floor above where there was a friendly affectionate white cat that approached me indicating that it wanted a pat. I recall patting the cat and that was where my dream ended.

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After my dream recall I thought through what the message could be from the dream and I looked at all the symbols in the dream.

First of all I noted the place that the dream was set in which was the place relating to decision (A). And then I noted the white symbol I had seen. I referred to Belsebuub’s dreams symbol guide and looked up what that particular symbol could mean and the dream guide revealed that it was a positive thing. I also referred to the friendly white cat in the dreams guide and while it stated that black cats in dreams can have a negative connotation as a symbol, a friendly cat has a positive symbol, so I figured the white cat was also a positive aspect in the dream.

It seemed to me that the dream was alluding to me taking action on decision (A). This was confusing because my previous dreams indicated that I should go with decision (B), which I had already decided upon.

I pondered on it and thought that maybe things have changed and now it would be a good idea to change course and take action on decision (A), but something inside me was nudging at me to take another close look at the dream. So I did another retrospection practice on the same dream with a slightly different approach.

This time I observed all the scenes as if I was looking at them under a magnifying glass.

As I recalled the events in my dream again everything looked the same but when I got to the white cat I noticed something different. After the cat approached me, indicating that it wanted a pat, as I put my hand out and came close to patting it, I had a quick visual flash of the cat swiping at me with its claws out.

It didn’t actually scratch me and it was so quick that when I did the retrospection the first time I didn’t even realize the cat did this and did not see this. It was as quick as a flash of lightning. When I saw this I suspected that this was an attack and that the cat and the other symbols were a misrepresentation of what the dream was portraying.

After about a week I had another dream where I was in the same place as the dream with the white cat, and all around me in the dream there was chaos and I knew that the dream was re-enforcing and communicating to me that my first choice towards decision (B) was the right choice.

It would have been easy to misinterpret the dream with the white cat if I hadn’t stopped to question it and looked at it more closely.

In this video, Belsebuub talks more about dreams and their meanings:

  • Indeed it was wonderful and inspiring how you prayed and received dreams and eventually real answers in a situation where it must have been difficult to keep your eyes and faith on the divine. In a situation that brings up lots of emotions and turmoil inside it isn’t so easy because it takes time, focus and the right efforts to get the guidance, and faith to begin and persistence to keep it up until you do. So I’m very inspired that what seemed impossible for you at first became possible and how you were able to get through this with prayer.

    I can relate to how that crucial piece of information of the cat scratching you was actually instrumental to understanding the dream’s message. It goes to show too how important clear dream recall is as when parts are missing you can’t get the whole picture. And that when we make the efforts, the guidance and help is there, and we just need to get to it and get to a state where it can reach us. It was important for me to realize all this right now, so thanks a lot for sharing your experience, Penny!

  • I don’t know what my dream means I had a dream about a white rat and then it turned into a white cat and in my dream I was taking care of this cat I don’t know what my dream mean I need help deciphering it

    • Hi Bette,

      I’m not sure on the meaning behind your dream, but you may gain some deeper insights into it or other dreams if you look over them again. Either soon after the dream took place, in the way that Penny described in the article, or at a later date. Sometimes when I look back over old dreams that I noted down, I can spot things that I initially missed.

  • Dream I was at the doctor on the table see a beautiful white sheep with a bell round the neck and a small white kitten the sheep was on the nurse but left out the door and the white kitten left

  • I echo Lucia’s sentiment in not envying decisions like that! And I applaud your effort at moving through that process with patience and prayer and taking the steps as needed to decode and follow your guidance. That’s a lot of hard work and highlights that things aren’t as clean and simple as you’d like them to be.

  • Wow! It’s a really good thing you went back and did another dream recall. A quick swipe of the cat’s claw could be an easy thing to miss if it happened in the blink of an eye. Too bad the cat wasn’t friendly after all.

    It’s great you were so persistent at learning from your dreams and that you got the guidance you needed in the end, even if it wasn’t an easy choice.

    • Yes! Persistence is a good thing Mike.

      I guess I learnt this by not paying enough attention to what my dreams where telling me. Particularly with one dream in the past that repeated a couple of times in different ways. I had a certain idea about this dream and what it would entail if I was to follow it. I thought it was a bad dream and to follow its guidance would mean a negative outcome. Until the time came that I had the dream again and I realised that the idea I had about the dream was wrong and I knew that I had to follow its guidance and do the thing it was telling me to do. And when I did follow the guidance in the dream I knew it was the right thing.

      • I had a dream about a beautiful white cat but I don’t know what it means when I woke up I was feeling good and happy but when I looked up the meaning behind a white cat I don’t think I feel good about it now. I need y’all help.

        • Hi Bette,

          Usually it’s the first feeling as you wake up from a dream that can best help you to understand the dream, as later if you start thinking about it, it can easily get obscure and confusing.

          A dream symbol can have different meanings and can be interpreted in different ways, based on the context of the dream and your life situation, etc. I think I remember Belsebuub saying that any dream could be interpreted in seven different ways! So with the help of intuition, you are the best person to know what your dreams mean.

  • Thank you for sharing this. I find it inspiring how you prayed and took a step back from making a decision until you had more clarity. And also how you followed your intuition to look at that dream more closely.

    I also love that you dreamt about a white cat. I used to have a big white, male cat that I loved very much, but that died. I would sometimes see him in the astral, or in dreams. I would sometimes also wake up in the astral while still lying in my bed, feeling a cat jumping onto my chest and purring into my face.

    Your experience made me remember that. At the time when I was dreaming about him, I was going through a difficult time. I was depressed and alone, and it was such a comfort every time I felt this cat lovingly purring on top of my chest.

  • Thanks for sharing this Penny. I thought it was really interesting how you went back again to do the dream retrospection and were able to pick up on the information you missed the first time. Often times I kind of “give up” if I don’t understand or remember something straight away from a dream, so I found that really inspiring that you were able to find out more by being persistent and trying again. Very cool. 🙂

  • Hi Penny, thanks for sharing your experience. I think that’s a great reminder that understanding the meaning of dreams correctly is also a work on its own. Sometimes I’ve been excited about a dream, but not really taking the time and attention to understand that dream in detail and to grasp the actual guiding in it, thus missing it out!

  • Wow, that sounds like a very critical and difficult decision to make and fortunately, you know how to look into dreams and take the guidance is given to them. In my case most of the decisions is like “a step into the darkness” as Belsebuub says and if I do the right one I feel intuitively that is the right from the boost is giving me. If it’s wrong I feel a type of regretting but I think that feeling is coming from intuition again.

    How to interpret the symbols and what we see in dreams it’s also a big thing. Sometimes my mind tricks me to see things in a way to feel good or what is more convenient and is when symbols and dreaming scenes are repeating that are giving me a better picture of what is really going on.

    Thank you for sharing your story and bringing up this issues!

    • Hi Fotis, yes! it is very hard to know sometimes what the right thing to do is and it is so easy to act upon the most convenient circumstance when the other choice seems impossible.

      In this instance I did not act impulsively towards the most convenient way of the two even though I was in an uncomfortable place of uncertainty, uneasiness and confusion within the situation that I was in and the dream with the white cat that seemed like a positive thing.
      But what I did do was have my motives towards my spiritual wellbeing and with prayer I was helped to see the way that was beneficial for me in this sense. And then slowly things began to unfold towards the direction that initially seemed impossible with new opportunities becoming available to me that previously where not there.

      It was almost like a little miracle happened ☺

  • It’s good that you were able to look deeper into that dream to get a clearer guidance Penny and to make the right choice. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Hi Penny,
    That sound like this was quite a challenging situation and time that you faced, but I found it really motivating and inspiring to read about your strong faith, and your no-hesitation attitude to ask and know that you will be helped in your dreams, all the while trusting your intuition and self to be able to question what at first glance may have seemed like an answer to your question, but knew intuitively needed to go deeper, and then be able to receive confirmation later on. Thank you so much for sharing this experience, it just again illustrate how faith, humility and prayer work so well together, ‘ask and you shall receive, knock, and it shall be opened’.

  • Ughhhh, what a challenging decision-making Penny! I find these occasions very difficult, especially since the guidance from dreams can be often very confusing and contradictory. I went through something similar a few years ago, and even though now when looking back, it seems like I could have taken the right decision much sooner, back then there were so many confusing elements and influences acting on me that I was not able to decide with certainty for a long time. However, as your experience shows, there is usually an element of peace and certainty when deciding on the right option, so it can often be worth to wait until things feel right, rather than simply making a decision based on what “may makes most sense”.

    It is also amazing how you were able to go deeper into that dream with the cat, and extract the crucial information from it, the one you didn’t see before.

    Thank you very much for sharing and wishing you many more right decisions! 🙂

    • I just had a dream about a beautiful white cat. I don’t remember anything other than it walking up to me and then placing itself on the back of my neck, settling there. I don’t know what a white cat symbolizes, but I feel it has something to do with me having whiplash and soon I’ll be going for my last treatment which is very painful. I woke in the early morning alert from the dream and thought I should go write it down, but was so tired and so fell back asleep, telling myself to remember the white cat. It’s funny that dreams tell us so much that can help, but also make it so difficult for our intellect to grasp it enough to actually get it. But maybe that’s a good thing!?! Maybe we don’t have to always get it. Maybe it works inside us in deeper layers than we are conciously aware of, doing their magic, if we can just accept that such a process is actually taking place. Thanks for the article 🙂

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