I had a dream once, which happened during a turbulent time period in my life. I wasn’t fully lucid in it, but it had a certain clarity that made it memorable. When I woke up I knew I had seen something special so I wrote it down in my dream journal – a habit I picked up from Belsebuub’s techniques for better dream study.
In the dream I saw a lot of chaos around me, things were in a symbolic turmoil. There was a lot of destruction. Even though the things I was seeing were expressed in a relatively broad way, I intuitively knew that the scenario was symbolic of a specific area of my life at the time.
As the chaos subsided, I found myself overlooking that scene from a safe place, along with my husband and a close friend.
The dream ended by me and my husband spending time in a tropical Southeast Asian country I’ve never been to before, but which for some strange reason I could identify easily by name.
When I woke up I thought it was all rather strange. The specific symbolism of destruction I was seeing was one that I’ve seen frequently in my dreams at other times in my life – times where again there was either some turmoil in my personal life or sometimes during certain global events. That representation queued me in to pay attention to the dream right away as I knew I was seeing something important.
I grasped the dream’s meaning. A turbulent time was coming, I needed to hang on. Things will subside.
The tropical country conclusion puzzled me greatly though – I have never been to a tropical place before, and why that specific place came to me in the dream was beyond me. I had absolutely no reason to go to that country, no connection to it.
I jotted the dream down in my journal and life moved on.
Fast forward many years. An opportunity came up for my husband and I to travel to various countries in Southeast Asia. And amidst our travels the turbulent situation finally came to an end right around the time when my husband and I visited the friend I had seen in that dream (whom I haven’t seen in years), and spent time in the very tropical country that I had dreamt of many years prior. How bizarre and unexpected! Everything I had been shown in that dream physically came together seamlessly — a dream premonition that came true over the span of nearly a decade.