A Little Dream Interpretation, Anybody?

I frequently have dreams where I dream I’m dreaming. Or maybe I wake up and realize I’m dreaming? I’m not sure….like this one I had last night……

I was on a road trip, going down the interstate, all by myself, pulling a big trailer with another small trailer attached to that one. I pulled off at an exit to get a snack—it looked a lot like the Quik Trip at Platte City. I got in the truck to get back on the highway, but instead of the entrance ramp, I turned into a small lane that quickly got a whole lot smaller, was hemmed in by bushes, and dead-ended abruptly. I was stuck in the woods with that rig, and the only way out was to back it up.

What a mess. I climbed out of the truck and surveyed the situation. I knew there was a way to back up a trailer–that my son Aaron knew how. It somehow involved turning your wheels the opposite way you wanted to go. But I was pulling TWO trailers. I was stumped.

I walked around for a while, trying to figure it out. And I realized I wasn’t going to get out of there without some help. So I walked out of the woods, and was thrilled to see a pack of twelve year old boys going by on bicycles. I flagged them down, asked them to come help me. They followed me into the woods. There were enough of them that I figured they could LIFT the trailers up so that I could just back the whole thing up.

It took some time to explain to the boys what we were going to do, to get everyone organized. I was in the middle of doing that when I was rudely interrupted by the realization that this was just a DREAM!—that I didn’t have to get that rig out of there after all. That made me MAD! because I’d gone to a lot of effort to sort this thing out, and I wasn’t about to go off and leave it without the satisfaction of a job well done. So I went back and started trying to hurriedly get the thing out of there, before I woke up and ruined the whole thing, but it was too late, and suddenly I found myself lying on my back in bed wondering what in the world that was all about.

  • http://www.angiewashington.com Angie Washington

    And then when you try to go to sleep to pick up where you left off it never works; at least not for me. I often find myself awoken from dreams right before I get a problem solved. Like the time I had to reform a friend from their plight of too many shoes in their closet. And the urgency seems of utmost importance until you wake up.

    As to the interpretation of your dream I will leave that one up to the experts.

    Didn’t pastor Brian recently blog about a dream with a bicycle in it?

  • http://www.xanga.com/libzsonshine Libby J.

    Wow!! You were able to corral and herd a pack of 12 yr olds to work together!! I think your dream might be fulfilled at a Link service!!! SMILE!!!

  • Darby Grier

    Libby, I think your interpretation is spot-on!

  • http://www.xanga.com/eloc_nosnarb Christy

    I’ve done that! Well, I can’t remember being mad and going back and trying to finish the dream, but I have awakened with the feeling, “Oh NO! I really wanted to finish that dream . . . “. So then I finish it in my head before falling back to sleep. Not quite as satisfying, maybe?? But definitely better than leaving it unfinished, ha ha.

  • April Haenni

    I think I have the interpretation. You were headed out to plant a new WOLC extension church. But you realized you went south — wrong direction! You were supposed to go north and plant it in Minnesota!!! hee-hee! I can dream too!

  • Mr. Jinks

    The interpretation is simple:

    You should bake a cake for your husband.

  • Dan D

    I have awaken in the middle of an intriguing dream, fallen back asleep, and finished the dream (same dream) on several occasions. Which means nothing here, but I think that it is kind of cool.

    Also… NEVER turn down an unknown path when pulling TWO trailers. There is room for experimentation, even daring adventure, when pulling ONE trailer. “Pulling two trailers”, which could be a metaphor for who knows what, dictates that you ALWAYS know where you are going. Friend.

  • R. Thomas

    Peri,
    The dream is about WOLC. It was given to help you get back to the road you were on, and to get off the detour your going down now. The Truck on the road trip is your ministry and the journey you’re on. The two Trailers are what you both have been committed to spiritually and are carrying to be delivered and deposited ahead. This delivery is important! You are the driver in the dream because you are the one that He is speaking to about this wrong detour. The wrong detour is the main subject. You are your husband’s ‘helper.’
    Your snack was a time out from the journey. This may represent a time of reflection on this ministry journey and its spiritual progress. It is common for those who are spiritual leaders traveling to stop from time to time to take in their journey. This was a spiritual refreshing period for you.
    Getting back on this road was the kinda tricky part the subject of which led you into a detour. This detour wasn’t the former road or spiritual path that you were on before at the first. This has something to do with the first part of your ministry. Yet, you followed that detour anyway.

    At this junction somewhere in the past there was a road change. The junction represents a second part in the journey so it could be that there was a change in this second half.

    This road began to narrow the more you continued. The bushes represent the thorns, briers and thistles and cares of life which have sought to come in and choke out the ministry. Satan’s is at work here in the fact that he has got you down into a wrong direction, and by doing so he wants you to labor harder and harder instead of just turning around. The wild bushes have grown thick and have grown acrossed this road to block and stop all moving forward. There is a dead end up ahead somewhere and you saw it in the dream. The hemming in of these cause the journey to stop.
    You tried the turn the wheel around which speaks of the effort of turning. The road condition would permit a turning of the wheels but not a turning of the vehicles themselves, they are stuck there. You are seeing where they are you are going around them but they can not be turned at this point.

    Your are coming out of a woods which speaks of coming into discernment about your surroundings spiritual. At this point you have made observation and desired to TURN AROUND!…GOING BACK!… this was the most important part of the dream you had, and why He is showing you.
    You found the twelve boys on bicycles they are traveling too and you tried to organize them in an effort to deliver yourself, but because of their lack of maturity and discernment you had trouble getting through. The Dream ends.

    The key here is the returning to the road or spiritual path that you were formerly on. Search the Lord for that.
    Don’t get hung up on the truck and the two trailers they are you and your husband which have been stuck by this situation, but you have had this dream in order to reclaim a former spiritual path and the road that will lead you both to the fulfillment of your ministry years. The Lord is so good! He is watching over you.

    Thank you for the opportunity to help in this way. Please continue to pray on this dream He showed you. May the Lord richly bless you both with the insights and discernment you need again in walking in His direction.

  • R. Thomas

    Peri,
    The dream is about WOLC. It was given to help you get back to the road you were on, and to get off the detour your going down now. The Truck on the road trip is your ministry and the journey you’re on. The two Trailers are what you both have been committed to spiritually and are carrying to be delivered and deposited ahead. This delivery is important! You are the driver in the dream because you are the one that He is speaking to about this wrong detour. The wrong detour is the main subject. You are your husband’s ‘helper.’
    Your snack was a time out from the journey. This may represent a time of reflection on this ministry journey and its spiritual progress. It is common for those who are spiritual leaders traveling to stop from time to time to take in their journey. This was a spiritual refreshing period for you.
    Getting back on this road was the kinda tricky part the subject of which led you into a detour. This detour wasn’t the former road or spiritual path that you were on before at the first. This has something to do with the first part of your ministry. Yet, you followed that detour anyway.

    At this junction somewhere in the past there was a road change. The junction represents a second part in the journey so it could be that there was a change in this second half.

    This road began to narrow the more you continued. The bushes represent the thorns, briers and thistles and cares of life which have sought to come in and choke out the ministry. Satan’s is at work here in the fact that he has got you down into a wrong direction, and by doing so he wants you to labor harder and harder instead of just turning around. The wild bushes have grown thick and have grown acrossed this road to block and stop all moving forward. There is a dead end up ahead somewhere and you saw it in the dream. The hemming in of these cause the journey to stop.
    You tried the turn the wheel around which speaks of the effort of turning. The road condition would permit a turning of the wheels but not a turning of the vehicles themselves, they are stuck there. You are seeing where they are you are going around them but they can not be turned at this point.

    Your are coming out of a woods which speaks of coming into discernment about your surroundings spiritual. At this point you have made observation and desired to TURN AROUND!…GOING BACK!… this was the most important part of the dream you had, and why He is showing you.
    You found the twelve boys on bicycles they are traveling too and you tried to organize them in an effort to deliver yourself, but because of their lack of maturity and discernment you had trouble getting through. The Dream ends.

    The key here is the returning to the road or spiritual path that you were formerly on. Search the Lord for that.
    Don’t get hung up on the truck and the two trailers they are you and your husband which have been stuck by this situation, but you have had this dream in order to reclaim a former spiritual path and the road that will lead you both to the fulfillment of your ministry years. The Lord is so good! He is watching over you.

    Thank you for the opportunity to help in this way. Please continue to pray on this dream He showed you. May the Lord richly bless you both with the insights and discernment you need again in walking in His direction.

  • R. Thomas

    Peri,
    The dream is about WOLC. It was given to help you get back to the road you were on, and to get off the detour your going down now. The Truck on the road trip is your ministry and the journey you’re on. The two Trailers are what you both have been committed to spiritually and are carrying to be delivered and deposited ahead. This delivery is important! You are the driver in the dream because you are the one that He is speaking to about this wrong detour. The wrong detour is the main subject. You are your husband’s ‘helper.’
    Your snack was a time out from the journey. This may represent a time of reflection on this ministry journey and its spiritual progress. It is common for those who are spiritual leaders traveling to stop from time to time to take in their journey. This was a spiritual refreshing period for you.
    Getting back on this road was the kinda tricky part the subject of which led you into a detour. This detour wasn’t the former road or spiritual path that you were on before at the first. This has something to do with the first part of your ministry. Yet, you followed that detour anyway.

    At this junction somewhere in the past there was a road change. The junction represents a second part in the journey so it could be that there was a change in this second half.

    This road began to narrow the more you continued. The bushes represent the thorns, briers and thistles and cares of life which have sought to come in and choke out the ministry. Satan’s is at work here in the fact that he has got you down into a wrong direction, and by doing so he wants you to labor harder and harder instead of just turning around. The wild bushes have grown thick and have grown acrossed this road to block and stop all moving forward. There is a dead end up ahead somewhere and you saw it in the dream. The hemming in of these cause the journey to stop.
    You tried the turn the wheel around which speaks of the effort of turning. The road condition would permit a turning of the wheels but not a turning of the vehicles themselves, they are stuck there. You are seeing where they are you are going around them but they can not be turned at this point.

    Your are coming out of a woods which speaks of coming into discernment about your surroundings spiritual. At this point you have made observation and desired to TURN AROUND!…GOING BACK!… this was the most important part of the dream you had, and why He is showing you.
    You found the twelve boys on bicycles they are traveling too and you tried to organize them in an effort to deliver yourself, but because of their lack of maturity and discernment you had trouble getting through. The Dream ends.

    The key here is the returning to the road or spiritual path that you were formerly on. Search the Lord for that.
    Don’t get hung up on the truck and the two trailers they are you and your husband which have been stuck by this situation, but you have had this dream in order to reclaim a former spiritual path and the road that will lead you both to the fulfillment of your ministry years. The Lord is so good! He is watching over you.

    Thank you for the opportunity to help in this way. Please continue to pray on this dream He showed you. May the Lord richly bless you both with the insights and discernment you need again in walking in His direction.

  • R. Thomas

    I see I need to clarify something that I wrote about the boys. I mean to speak about the 12 years olds not 12 boys, as you have said a group of boys. I believe you will see the correction I am making in speaking to you. Thank you.