Last Saturday night, I had 3 dreams – the last one being the most special dream.
THE FIRST DREAM – NEWLYWEDS
In the first dream, I was with my wife, and we were being a naturally-loving married couple.
THE SECOND DREAM – CALL TO ARMS
In my second dream, I was a soldier again, and I felt an intense anxiety as I was called to prepare to deploy for an unanticipated war. I actually felt a tearing anxiety in my body – a feeling of intense worry, mostly about being sure to take the right things with me. When I awoke, I calmed down and then I prayed and asked the Lord why I needed to feel such pain in my dream. And then I thought, “Perhaps I am taking on someone else’s burden – for their sake – for love of them.” I accepted this, and then I knew that the dream was good. I felt I had somehow done a good deed.
THE THIRD DREAM – ASIAN MAJESTY, THE CHURCH
In the third dream, I was relaxed and with a few other men sitting at table in an enclosed room. There were no walls but everything beyond the table was blackness – nothing. But, there was a square opening in the darkness through which light poured in from a bright blue, clean sky – the vision through the window was more real then the dream in which I was dreaming. I glanced out through the window and saw a very tall white building – a huge and lofty tower, and behind the building was a white cloud. I looked down and then up and out again and the cloud had become a beautifully-chiselled, smiling Face, like that of a beautiful Asian woman (because of the eyes and beautiful Face and Asian-styled attire). But I am not sure if it was a woman or not. The Face was beautiful – like perfect white marble – and finely detailed. I called my companions at table to also look. And they agreed with what I was seeing. Then, a mist formed before my eyes along the length of that huge, tall white building, and an Enrobed Body began to form – from the Head all the way down to the base where I could see the Feet which were adorned in special shoes. The Enrobed Majesty stood, a giant beautiful Column, like a Royal Highness in front of the towering Building. This Majestic Highness seemed to be coming from the Building or mysteriously joined with the building but forming from a gently-appearing mist.
My first thought was that I was seeing this vision in a land like China because of the Face and clothing. I do not yet know what to make of the dream except that perhaps I was seeing a spiritual vision of the Catholic Church in China or Mongolia.
The Majestic Highness could be like the pure spirit or pure soul of that Building, the Church, and the Church could be the People who are the spiritual building blocks of that great white Building.
The Majestic Highness could be like a Princess or a Daughter.
The Majestic Highness could also be like a companion to that Building.
But I did not know for sure.
But one thing I do know for sure: the Majestic Highness is greater than the Building.
During Morning Prayer, Psalm 93 began with these words:
“The Lord is king, with majesty enrobed;
the Lord has robed himself with might,
he has girded himself with power.
The world you made firm, not to be moved;
your throne has stood firm from of old.
From all eternity, O Lord, you are.
The waters have lifted up, O Lord,
the waters have lifted up their voice,
the waters have lifted up their thunder.
Greater than the roar of mighty waters,
more glorious than the surgings of the sea,
the Lord is glorious on high.
Truly your decrees are to be trusted.
Holiness is fitting to your house,
O Lord, until the end of time.
This beautiful psalm reminded me of my dream, and confirmed to me that I may have had a dream from God about Himself and His relationship with the Church. What do you think?