Last night (September 16-17, 2013) I had a dream which I believes speaks of changes to just about every aspect of my life. It's the first time, that I recall, that a dream has been so specific that it had titles, clear "shamanic" meanings, and such a personal answer to questions I've been wrestling with.
The only other preface that I would give to what is to come in this post is that one of the messages that came through specifically challenged me to begin writing in a new way - creatively.
Perhaps it is joy of this moment, a deeper meaning for those that follow me, or simply to force me to remind myself of changes coming - but whatever the reason, I felt like I really, really needed to share the dream.
There was, of course, much more to tell if I could recall, but the important parts are there and I'm sure more will come to mind as I write. I "feel" that this will be one of the most organic writing experiences I've had - and as such, may meander more than usual - and that's okay.
The "title" of the dream was "The Dingo Migration". Taking place in Australia - I was approached by a medicine person whom I assume was an Aboriginal Shaman. This person handed me a "Spiritual Tool Kit" and told me that I must make choices from several types of animals to aide me in this important event.
First I was told that the Dingo would be an important part of this time. Then I was shown the rest of the animals that I was to choose from.
Without being able to recall the specific "timeline" of events in this dream and what animals I chose not to ask for assistance, I will be focusing on just the basic components of the dream.
Australia - perhaps the only part of the world that I have not studied in some some way from a spiritual perspective. I had considered it from a purely research standpoint, but never in the way that I am considering it now. What first comes to mind from just this part is that Australia is on the exact opposite side of the world from my North American home - to me this speaks of a TOTALLY different way of being in the coming time.
Aboriginal Shaman - Again, not knowing much of Australia from a spiritual point-of-view, the first idea that comes to mind is that from a anthropological perspective they work a great deal with dreams and altered states of consciousness. An area I have, for the most part, neglected to study.
Migration - since members of the Canine group typically hold a "territory" without the herbivorous migration techniques I thought this title was odd. For me, this means a major change in behavior.
Since I have lived the majority of my life as a person who placed themselves beneath the feet of others in order to avoid ego, I have recently wondered if this was because I didn't want to face my own ego and instead suppressed and ignored the bigger issues.
Nighttime - a time of mystery & magic, the time before the coming dawn exposes that which has remained hidden
Storms - intense, dramatic, and rapid changes
Black - a color of protection, transmutation, absorption of all color/light.