AUTHOR: Daniela Kissell
It was a Slovak psychologist who first told me to write down my dreams. I had never before that heard of anyone who would think them important nor would ever even consider them significant. As I tuned my focus under the pressure to produce something when going for a session I have noticed that I was dreaming quite a lot. It was a truly novel observation. One of the dreams unlocked my overburdened heart and turn it towards the messenger of the dreams and my journey of learning to hear the voice of God has began.
In this one significant dream I found myself to be a simple human cell in a body, panicking as I had no organs to breathe. I was holding my breath as long as I could. Then with a deep inhale all the panic subsided. I could breathe, and as I had no hands, no legs, no mouth, I couldn’t do anything. My entire existence consisted of being the cell I was created and keep on breathing. This dream came during the time when I was being crushed under the unrealistic expectations from life, people and myself. Not to keep you long with the details of the most painful season of my life I only want to emphasize the wonder and awesomeness of learning to hear when our Lord speaks to us in our dreams as it is always to lead us out of something into something new.
In Job 33:14-15 it says
For God does speak—now one way, now another—
though no one perceives it.
In a dream, in a vision of the night,
when deep sleep falls on people
as they slumber in their beds,
You might have been doing it already, but if you have not yet or are still in the process of learning how to interpret what you dreamt I would like to bring to you some resources that have been helping me in tuning in and learning the dream language and keep a record of my dreams.
The best dream journal that I found was developed by John Paul Jackson and I absolutely love it. It teaches you how to record the dream, how to interpret it and how to respond to it. Our own Pastor Gary Fishman’s book is another favorite go to, and James Goll’s book on interpreting dreams is a great introduction and biblical perspective on dreams.
Recently I came across another 3 books that are absolutely wonderful . A to Z Dream Symbology by Dr. Barbie L. Breathitt and Divinity Code and Prophetic Symbolism in Everyday Life by Adrian Beale and Adam B. Thompson. Available on Amazon.