Today, I would like to talk to you about, “You Can Benefit from Your Dreams.” Some people downplay the importance of dreams. It is their right to do so, and we will not judge them. However, it does not change the fact that dreams can be a powerful way to access information that can change our lives. Countless people throughout history can attest to this.
In the Bible, we read of many people who benefitted from what they saw or heard in their dream – from Solomon (1 Kings 3:5-15) to Joseph (Matthew 2:13). The power of dreams has not diminished, and we will do well to pay attention to what transpires in our dreams.
There are famous inventors and scientists who got their breakthrough ideas from their dreams. Nobel Prize winner, Otto Loewi (1873-1961), is one example. According to some friends of mine, the Ghanaian inventor extraordinaire, Apostle Kwadwo Safo, also attributes his genius ideas to messages he receives in dreams. If this is true, we should not be surprised. It is common for spiritual entities (angels, spirit guides, ancestral spirits, or other benign entities) to visit us in our dreams. Often, they want to share critical information for our personal benefit or for society’s. I can personally attest to this.
To connect with and benefit from divine guidance, two things are necessary: a quiet mind, and a relaxed heart. “Be still, and know I am God,” the Bible says (Psalm 46:10). If you really want to know God (or for that matter, yourself), learning to be still is necessary. Being still means keeping the mind quiet and letting the heart relax.
Our difficulty with retrieving divine information is due to the following:
First, most of us have a tough time staying calm. During the waking hours, we get so busy few of us ever stop to smell the roses. Often, we are either stressed or distracted by the cares of life.
Second, what further compounds the problem is that in our modern world, our lifestyle is detached from nature. We have forgotten that we are part of nature, and nature is part of us. A case in point: we hardly touch the earth with out bare feet. Under these circumstances, it is difficult to understand the language of spirit. Disconnection from nature is disconnection from God.
Since our lifestyle hinders our natural ability to receive spiritual messages, most communication is routed through our dreams – because our sleep state is the time of day when we are least distracted.
To benefit from our dreams, we should approach sleep as a sacred event – a time to connect with God and receive guidance. We should also develop the habit of writing down our dreams – even if we do not yet understand them. One day, we will.
God can be heard as “a still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12), and this voice often is heard in our dreams. Let us turn our dreams into a learning experience.
With love and blessings