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Written by Carol Oschmann, Author, Lecturer, Dream Researcher   

The very first happening in one’s sleep in the Bible comes in Genesis 2:21-22, God made Adam to fall into a deep sleep and while he was sleeping, took one of his ribs and created Eve.  And we have been spending a portion of each day, ever since, sleeping. Could God create something wonderful from us also? My belief, and I’m not alone, is that this is our own two-way connection to our creator.

Did you ever realize how many dreams are in the Bible, and wonder why?   The Bible is a teaching book, on that we can all agree.  Nowhere does it say not to follow your dreams, it says the opposite by giving us examples like Jacob, Joseph, Mary, Daniel, a Pharaoh, Solomon, convicts in jail, Moses, shepherds in the field, and many other’s dreams.  I’ve read there are one hundred twenty dreams in all in the Bible. Why?  The Bible is a teaching book, on that we can all agree.  Nowhere does it say not to follow your dreams, it says the opposite by giving us examples like Jacob, Joseph, Mary, Daniel, a Pharaoh, Solomon, convicts in jail, Moses, shepherds in the field, and many other’s dreams.  I’ve read there are one hundred twenty dreams in all in the Bible.

The people in the Bible knew their dreams were a message from God.  They knew it was their pathway to direct two-way communication with their creator.  By recording these happenings, they have attempted to teach us as well.

Parts of our culture have denied this and managed to put a stop to it.  The way we think about dreams may be a matter of their belief passed on to us from these others, supposedly smarter than us; … or pure laziness.   If your very livelihood depended on catching and heeding your dreams, like the way of life of the people of the Bible, up to the American Indian of the past, we would have caught our dreams also. 

I can’t help but wonder what we have missed by not paying attention to our dreams.  Would the disasters we have experienced of late not happened had we all learned to follow our dreams?  Would it be easier to discern what path our creator would hope we choose?  Is this, perhaps, the ultimate lesson, direct communication with our creator?  If you take the Bible seriously, you probably record and follow your dreams like the Biblical characters did.

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