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Kaere 12-08-2011 10:28 PM

But I'm not Catholic!
 
To start, I should explain that Catholicism seems to be cropping up in my dreams and meditations. I am not Catholic at all, not even close. Here's my dream from last night.


I was in a Catholic church what is with the Catholic theme, I really don't get it. It was Christmas time there was a priest there and some other people and we had been wrapping presents and organizing food, like for a get together after a service. I was wearing my wedding dress (veil and everything) and I didn't know anybody there but I was still a part of the Church somehow. I was sitting in a pew by myself on the left side, about 5 rows back. We were all singing The Twelve Days of Christmas, kept alternating between the fourth and third days. Then some touristy type people came to the front door wanting in the priest was trying to explain that they could come in but they couldn't go into the sanctuary from here, they had to go in a different door, but they weren't understanding what he was explaining.


So if anyone has any thoughts on this, I'm open to hearing them. The wedding dress has me a little stumped.

SenyxPanda 12-08-2011 10:41 PM

Just wondering, did this dream seem real?

Kaere 12-08-2011 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SenyxPanda
Just wondering, did this dream seem real?


Yes it did.

SenyxPanda 12-08-2011 10:56 PM

Well, you could of experienced AT (Astral Travel). You would have travel or could have been reliving a memory in a past life.

Hope that helps! :)

Kaere 12-08-2011 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SenyxPanda
Well, you could of experienced AT (Astral Travel). You would have travel or could have been reliving a memory in a past life.

Hope that helps! :)



Thank you :smile:

tragblack 12-08-2011 11:01 PM

That's a very interesting dream... I know what it feels like to have a certain theme running in your dreams, night after night.

nightowl 12-08-2011 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaere
To start, I should explain that Catholicism seems to be cropping up in my dreams and meditations. I am not Catholic at all, not even close. Here's my dream from last night.


I was in a Catholic church what is with the Catholic theme, I really don't get it. It was Christmas time there was a priest there and some other people and we had been wrapping presents and organizing food, like for a get together after a service. I was wearing my wedding dress (veil and everything) and I didn't know anybody there but I was still a part of the Church somehow. I was sitting in a pew by myself on the left side, about 5 rows back. We were all singing The Twelve Days of Christmas, kept alternating between the fourth and third days. Then some touristy type people came to the front door wanting in the priest was trying to explain that they could come in but they couldn't go into the sanctuary from here, they had to go in a different door, but they weren't understanding what he was explaining.


So if anyone has any thoughts on this, I'm open to hearing them. The wedding dress has me a little stumped.


Maybe it has to do with a universal look at faith, as catholic, in definition was a word used to express a universal view, the catholic church used at as being the universal church, broad in extent...being a bride, in Christian theology the bride is the body of the church, the people themselves as being the bride of Christ pe se.

Have you looked up the lyric for the twelve days of Christmas, three and four are birds. Three french hens in the song from a Christian perspective represented faith, hope and charity and the four calling birds were representative of the four gospels. I do think the priest not letting the people in the doors is interesting...the more I look at it the more meaning I see in it...but it is your dream... Does any of this speak to you? Hope it helps...:smile:

nightowl

Kaere 13-08-2011 12:28 AM

Hi nightowl,

It wasn't that the priest wasn't letting them in - but they couldn't get to where they wanted to go by that door. He was trying to tell them they had to go in a different door to get to where they were going. But they weren't listening to his very patient explanations. He was saying "look, you want to go to the Sanctuary. Okay, go back that way and take the next door". But they weren't heeding his advice.

I just can't understand why the church and catholicism would be in my dreams at all. I am not religious and in fact, this may sound rude, I view catholicism and all it's mysteries in somewhat the same way someone might view an ancient tribe and it's shaman or witchdoctor. It's just not a part of me - very foreign. So your ideas about being a bride or body of the church is quite good but I just can't see it being me.

tragblack 13-08-2011 12:38 AM

I grew up Catholic, and to be honest, remembering the Church makes me nostalgic for that kind of sweet community that they offered. Also, it was easy for my young mind to accept pretty much all that they told me. Being in the church and really believing that Jesus and God were there, caring about me being there, was really comforting. It wasn't until I was a bit older that I started to feel that sandpapery rub of my true beliefs against my Catholic ones.

Sometimes, when I pass a church, I really want to go in and "play Catholic" just one more time... Since I know all the "moves." =)

Often, I wonder if there are some deep truths within the Catholic faith that my soul craves, or if I am just feeling nostalgic.

tragblack 13-08-2011 12:39 AM

The reason I posted above was because your dream reminded me of that feeling I get in a Church...

but I don't necessarily get that feeling with members of the Church.


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