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“Rat Race” Coronavirus related Dream

Published April 5, 2020 by Laura Crean Author

For anyone interested in dreams and dream symbolism in general or anyone following my dreams.  I have actually had a lot of dreams the past few months but haven’t published them – I may come back to them and add some at a later date.  Anyway I thought this one was interesting and obviously focused a lot on the fact of the times we are living in with the Coronavirus and me being sick.

Dream of the Morning of Sunday April 5th 2020 (around 5am)…

I had been dreaming about going to some family party in the countryside somewhere and I was going to see some of my second cousins on my Dad’s side.

I was walking up a country road with a buggy with a child, but it wasn’t actually any of my daughters in real life. Walking with me was (my manager’s daughter). Somewhere in Oxford was mentioned.

I said to my manager’s daughter, “Do you know where you are going?” and she answered, yes. A asked her if she wanted to call her Mum and she said that no she didn’t need to, but I insisted and she said the phone was in her backpack. So I opened the bag and held it out to her and she put her hand in and rummaged around to try and find it but gave up, saying it was in amongst the presents somewhere. I told her she gave up too easily, so I took the plastic bag out and could see the phone through the bag, she put her hand in and got it out but for some reason didn’t use it that I can remember.

Then we could see there was this small village up ahead. Someone I knew in the dream, but not in real life, pulled up beside us in a car and said, “We’ll race you there!” And for some reason we left the buggy behind (I had the child in my arms) and we ran the rest of the way.

The party was strange – I can’t really remember most of it. My manager’s daughter was no longer with me – just me and the child. There was something about conversations about Tesco, about the delivery slots I think. Apparently the party was for a little girl in the family who was really sick and we were all supposed to be bringing a present of a game for her. I was suddenly a man in the dream, one of the other dream characters, a male cousin, and I hadn’t brought a present, so I apparently went to a charity shop to get one (didn’t see this happen) but I put my offering on the table of a very old monopoly game with the old red box and red lettering. I felt very guilty about this.

There was some other strange bits in this part of the dream, that are quite vague so I’m not sure I can even attempt to explain, except to say it was something like an ego driven man competition between me and another man! It involved fighting (play fighting and wrestling) and games and some half naked, I think, body image stuff! Can’t explain more than that!

The child and I went to the house of the sick child. There was also another little girl visiting. We were welcomed into the parlour for tea by the mother, but she told us the child was too sick to have any visitors. Then I was from the child I had been with’s perspective and I snuck in with the other girl to see the sick child.

We had a sneaky look in through the bedroom door; she looked like a giant in her room! Like Alice in Wonderland when she’s too big for the white rabbit’s house – not too big but out sized for her actual size and all her furniture. Her Mum walked in the bedroom from another door and saw us and said that it was OK and that it was just an illusion, like a game to make her daughter feel better – to make her ‘feel’ big! (like a fun house) Then they started throwing things at each other and laughing!

Then I think as we left the village, I was now in a car with my child on my lap (who was now a baby) in the front passenger seat, and I was trying to strap the baby to my lap with the seat belt saying, “This doesn’t feel safe!”

Then there was driving through the countryside and some towns. We watched people having strange ‘races’ through the streets, using odd things to race with, like I think I remember them using chairs and possibly shopping trolleys – it didn’t make much sense to me.

I remember as we were leaving the village, before this point when she was older, the girl said she had to get her bandanna, that she had left it at a cousin’s house – the one I had been wrestling with! His house consisted of a series of little buildings that were made to look like a fairy or pixie village – like larger versions of the toadstool houses I remember from Black Gang Chine on the Isle of White when I was a child. She popped into one and retrieved her red bandanna! It looked like how I remembered the Karate Kid bandanna to look like – with the red sun image on it!

I remember something about looking at a map and seeing real time airport plans of planes, all lined up on a runway – but just on one side! Don’t know what that was all about.

Also I was part of a celebrity bit again – the cast of a soap (Coronation Street I think). We were asked to give up 80% of an inheritance they had all had from another cast member who had died and I remember thinking, “well that’s OK if you can afford it!” There was a broadcast about these members and their children – I was a member and the film crew wanted to film me and on my wall, my family photos (and I think my daughter and there was something about her backpack with her homework in! Remembered this later.) Then on the show they showed interviews with cast members and did little films with them and how they interacted with their children. One showed someone in Africa, interacting with babies and children in a little African village; and then there was one cast member who was shown to be a bit of a drunk with her kid, but that may have been her character on the show – not sure! So the show was meant to be Coronation Street I think, but it wasn’t the actual characters or actors from reality.

Before I woke up I was in my bed and I took a call from my manager at work and she asked me if my daughter Ellie (who has done care work before) could come and help. I told her I was sorry but that Ellie didn’t live with me any more and that she works 12 hour shifts as it is, and my manager said, she knew that but asked if there would be anything she could do. I told her that she wouldn’t, I was very sorry about that and also said that she had asthma and then my manager said, “That’s all I need to know” and put the phone down! I thought she sounded really stressed and 2 minutes later she rang back and was crying on the phone (completely out of character – it would more likely be me crying on the phone to work not the other way round LOL) – she said she’d just had a difficult conversation to deal with and she was really upset! I said to her, “I’m really sorry and it must be so stressful for you right now – I’m so sorry, I feel totally useless!” Then I told her to take a deep breath and breathe in through her nose and out through her mouth – the I woke up!

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Some immediate interpretation…

I note that there seems to be some recurring themes here for me in this dream and from previous ones.

  • The Alice in Wonderland/child fantasy land/Fun House theme.

  • Me being part of a TV show/soap – Coronation Street particularly – I feel this could be like an indication of being a child of God! A spiritual connection. Being a participant in my life’s story!

  • Games or toys – this comes up a lot. I find it interesting that the main game focused on in this dream was Monopoly (the game of life as it were, a game about money and business Monopolies, particularly Landlords!?) There were other board games on the table in the dream but this was the main one.

  • Red theme – red bandanna and Monopoly board and I’m thinking of the Devil in my last dream and painting red toe nails and red flip-flops! Red is a danger sign!

  • I am also conscious of the real life stresses involving worries about shopping, work, stress, travel concerns – all related to the Coronavirus issues in real time, although I personally don’t travel by plane. I think the race through the streets is also to do with this issue of self-isolating and social lock down – I am thinking of the “Rat Race” that is life in the world as it is in the world right now and how it is affecting people (obviously including me)

  • Going to a party theme.

  • Family theme – i.e. my children/extended family I don’t see, also Ellie/Manager’s daughter, Alice, sick child and mother, other visiting child, children of soap stars. Not sure why my manager and her daughter would be quite apparent in this dream other than the fact that I’m worrying about not being able to work and being sick. Also work and family I suppose are closely linked – all the people around me in daily life.

Are you Awake?

Published January 26, 2020 by Laura Crean Author

What do you think being awake means? A little talk about Spiritual Awakenings.

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In this video (link below) I talk about the idea of being spiritually awake or awakening.  I touch on many different ideas about what this may mean in different philosophies and world views, including Christianity (John 3:3) talks about being ‘born again’ and how this relates to the Holy Spirit and the heavenly realms, especially the Kingdom of God, the awakening of the third eye and the Kundalini spirit and the 9 Chakras, Jewish mysticism, the Tree of Life and the 10 nodes and Norse mythology and the symbolism of the 9 realms residing in the branches and roots of the world tree Yggdrasil and the significance of the Rainbow bridge and the wells.

Another video done. I know I have done 3 videos in quite quick succession but that’s just because I was making them all at the same time. It will probably be a while until my next one. But please watch, like, subscribe and share guys, especially my closer friends and family – I need your support. Thank you. And if you feel so inclined – comment on here or more importantly on You Tube – positive comments only please!

Video on Spiritual Awakenings

 

 

Who Am I?

Published September 8, 2019 by Laura Crean Author
When I was 14 I wrote this little poem; I think many a teenager with your typical teenage angst will relate, and maybe a few adults as well: –
 
Why am I here on this planet of ours?
Why do I do what I do?
How come I make the choices I make?
Which door do I go through?
 
How did I get here?
Why was I born?
How do I know if I’ll see the next dawn?
 
How can I hear?
How can I see?
What is the reason?
And why am I me?
 
The questions we ask
we must answer ourselves,
if we can’t find them,
wait till life tells…
 
Well 32 years later and life has taught me a lot, but my life never made sense until I found Jesus or rather he found me; and all the confusion, fear, doubt and anxiety was washed away.
 
Today at church we had a guest speaker – Thomas Fretwell, and he spoke on the subject of identity. His book “Who am I” is next on my reading list – in today’s confusing world, not only do individuals suffer with identity crises but society does too. There are so many World views, philosophies, gurus, voices…
 
I know the voice I listen to – do you?
 
My identity is as a child of God. If you want to explore who you are and do a little soul searching, maybe this is a good time and place to start.
 
Who Am I by Thomas Fretwell
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Awesome products featuring my Artwork

Published August 14, 2019 by Laura Crean Author

Hello everyone.

I have just recently discovered a cool website that will put my art onto lots of different products such as cushions, phone cases, clothes as well as on wall art and even home furnishings like bedspreads. It is very satisfying to see my designs on these products and it would be lovely to know people were buying my artwork in some form. The only trouble is, much like trying to self publish my books, I don’t seem to be able to generate any traffic to my sites. Please check out my artwork on redbubble.com and my books on Lulu.com And just as importantly, please share your enthusiasm of my creative endeavours with your own followers and friends as this will help me to gather some interest in my work. Thank you. Here are some links to my work and some examples of the products…

https://www.redbubble.com/people/lauracrean?ref=side-nav-account&asc=u&fbclid=IwAR0s2vkRYhiQIZLjSDrszmd_GfHHa1E7ZaY5ugpSLl7CQTqRmglRfJfwizg

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/LauraCrean?fbclid=IwAR0uaon-nCf_3JnvM8ft3I0R4ILJYveiOGgnfbj8rGHzFBDQwj7W276RQfE

Pretty Collage Cat throw cushion on Red Bubble

Pretty Collage Cat Cushion on Red Bubble

The Fall Leggings on Red Bubble

The Fall Leggings on Red Bubble

A Little Piece of Heaven Canvas Print on Red Bubble

A Little Piece of Heaven Canvas Print on Red Bubble

Pretty Boy dress on Red Bubble

Pretty Boy Dress on Red Bubble

Oh God my Rock Acrylic Block on Red Bubble

Oh God my Rock Acrylic Block on Red Bubble

The Realm of the Purple Dragon Paperback

The Realm of the Purple Dragon Fantasy novel (paperback) available on Lulu.com and Amazon.

Vision paperback

Vision – Space Between the Universes.  Poetry and Prose (paperback) available on Lulu.com and Amazon

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And don’t forget my 1 Little Dragon Nursery books and infant story books to help you teach your little ones numbers, letters, shapes, colours and animals and to have adventures in fantasy.  These books are also set in the Realm of the Purple Dragon.

Thank you for showing an interest in my creative endeavours and please do buy some of my work and share my links around as I would just love to see people enjoying my visions through my art, stories and poetry, and don’t forget to come back here or find me on Facebook and tell me what you think of my art and writing and also review the books on Amazon and Lulu and Red Bubble.  Thanks guys – love you all and keep creating…

 

The Big Picture

Published October 19, 2016 by Laura Crean Author

Hi everyone I am sharing my good friend Freddie’s first ever post on WordPress. Please welcome him to the world of blogging, like his post and follow his new site. It is a work in progress like most of ours – let’s share the love…

https://freddies2016.wordpress.com/2016/10/19/the-big-picture/

Site Title

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Concluding series ‘Living successfully ‘.

Hello world of WordPress. Welcome to the bright beginnings of my new blog. I am a follower of Jesus and have decided to share my journey with you all. Please bear with me as I find my feet here on WordPress and learn all about you as you learn about me – looking forward to connecting and sharing with you all.

I’ve been so encouraged teaching through the book of Ruth in the Old Testament, concluding with the theme of ‘The Big Picture’ this Sunday at New Hope Church Eastbourne on 23rd October 2016.

Freddie

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My well of creativity hasn’t completely dried up…

Published July 14, 2016 by Laura Crean Author

Unfortunately I don’t have a laptop at the moment and the life of everyday work and family have taken all my energy and time this past year, so I haven’t been blogging on any of my site…

Source: My well of creativity hasn’t completely dried up…

My Peace of Mind

Published April 27, 2016 by Laura Crean Author

I have to reblog this because both the painting and the poem are just so beautiful.

FullSizeRender (4)Original art. 20″ x 24″ Oil on canvas.

I painted this lovely scene in 2009, except it was much gloomier and quite depressing. Just last year, I decided it wasn’t finished and added colors that I believed my heart belted out if it wasn’t for joy. Then I decided it isn’t nearly done if I don’t add a poem. 🙂 I’m probably going to work on this again, because I already see some things I need to touch up on. Always happens after taking a picture. But anyway…..

There exists a beautiful place

Of a blue river flowing with grace

It’s nowhere found on Earth’s face

Not the sight of man can be seen or traced

I walk here when peace is hard to find

I lay here to have that peace of mind

I pray here when the world seems deaf and blind

I return here for a heart…

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