Craig: Not too long ago I did a post titled Miracle Yes or No. Your comment caught my attention and for some time I’ve been meaning to ask you to elaborate. You said you had just recently exorcised a reoccurring dream after admitting something to yourself and God that you previously were not willing to face. I wondered if you minded elaborating on the experience.
Mark: Sure, I had this reoccurring dream off and on for almost 20 years. In the dream, a witch was chasing me. I was literally running trying to get away. Every time I had the dream the witch would get closer to catching me. I felt like the witch was the devil coming for me. Finally the witch caught me, put in a boiling pot and was cooking me. I felt like I knew why it was happening, but I guess I never wanted to admit why. I felt that it had to do with some dirt, something I am not proud of that I did years ago when I was much younger. Eventually I talked to a friend, who is a very spiritual person, and my friend suggested that maybe I needed to ask God for forgiveness. I decided to do just that. I asked God for forgiveness and even forgave myself. I had the dream one more time. This time when the witch caught me and put me in the pot, it turned into meadow filled with beautiful flowers, and I knew I was forgiven. I never had the dream again.
Craig: That’s interesting. So you had been living with this nightmare plaguing you for years?
Mark: Yeah, and in the back of my head I knew what it was about, but on some level I didn’t, because I did not want to face what I had done.
Craig: This points to something I have felt for some time. I believe that these dreams we have are no accident and that they are connected to a lesson. Once we get the lesson we can move to a higher ground, both in our dreams and in our waking life. It sounds like your lesson was that you had to face up and repent. It also sounds like a part of you, and God, was not going to leave you alone until it you did ask for forgiveness.
In addition I noticed that you must have considered getting past the dream, and the dream becoming positive, a miracle. Is this the case?
Mark: Yes. You have to remember that I was dealing with this nightmare for about 20 years, and as soon as I faced up and repented, it changed. It felt like a miracle. It was not just the changing of the dream and me no longer having the dream that I consider to be a miracle. It was also God putting it on my mind for me to make the change that I considered to be a miracle also.
Craig: I agree. I also believe that this says, that on some level we actually play a part as to whether we experience a miracle or not, depending on how we approach our situations and whether we choose to bring in and trust God, or a higher power, in the midst of our situation or dilemma.
Mark: I agree. Maybe in some way we help bring about the miracles when they come. As a matter of fact, I think this is very significant. Miracles don’t just have to come about by accident. We can actually help them come about, and get from point A to Z, by doing our due diligence.
Craig: Thank you Mark. I really enjoyed this. I think it is important for us to see how everyday people like you and me can move past difficult situations into positive ones and even be active participants towards experiencing miracles in our own lives.
Mark: Thank you for having me. I agree, we have to focus on the positive and put in our work to receive our miracles. I look forward to reading this when it comes out.