“Let me carry you…”

Published June 23, 2018 by Laura Crean Author

Ok guys so I know I seem to be focussing on dreams at the moment but that’s what is going on in my life so that’s what you are getting.  Last night I had 2 dreams and I’ll start with the last one first.

Buckle up you’re in for a ride… dreams can lead you somewhere you never thought you’d go!

I was the girl from Pretty in Pink but at first I was pretty geeky. My younger brother was all dressed up in a driver’s uniform, very smart with the hat and everything and he was driving me and my Mother around. My Mother was very beautiful, quite sophisticated and glamorous. My brother was about 13 or 14 but acted very mature. He looked and sounded mature and confident. His driving seemed very reckless to me but we didn’t crash, even though I was quite scared, He was very much in control.

We were stopped by a policeman (to me he looked very sexy) and I was trying desperately to flirt with him but to my embarrassment crashed and burned because I was obviously just a geeky teenager.

Then I decided I wanted to be more mature like my younger brother, I wanted to take a leaf out of his book and had a makeover to make myself seem more grown up, to look older, more sexy.

I started driving myself around looking for cool stuff to do. Went to parties etc – oh! Hang on, first of all I went swimming with my brother and had a period in the pool!  We were the only 2 people in there but it was obviously very embarrassing. Then he told me  or made me aware of it so I climbed out of the pool.  A woman was there and she was horrified. – she gave me a pad to put on in my knickers and saw that I already had a bloody one in there and asked me what on Earth I thought I was doing getting in the pool.  I replied that I had forgotten that I had my period.

Like I said, then I started dressing up and putting makeup on and stuff and started going to parties. And then I kept getting glimpses of the young man who lived next door.  through his windows, and started fantasising about him.

Then finally one day I broke in (actually I keep saying “I ” but actually I was more detached from the girl in the dream – it was more like I was watching her than being her.) She went in search in the house for the young man and her parents (her father first) got sight of her in the window about to go up the stairs. Being outside the house, he could see the whole house, see into all the windows and he saw the young man making love to a woman upstairs in the attic.

The father and his wife opened the door just as the man and his wife (now holding a baby, behind her husband) peeked out from the attic door while the girl was half way up the stairs. The young man and his wife look horrified at the intrusion and the Mother and Father apologise for their daughter and the mother explains she is a teenager going through “stuff “and take her home.

There was also something at the end of the dream about pop–corn. I remember trying to make pop-corn in a pop-corn maker but it exploding out like it being out of control and flying all over the place and being too much for me to handle. A bit like a volcano erupting!

I actually woke up thinking it meant that I was immature in Christ, like one of these “baby Christians ” they’re always talking about. Like I felt like I am looking forward to the excitement of a rapture like event when Jesus comes to take us “home ” but that I am not ready, not mature enough in Christ yet. I’m like that teenage girl who wants to rush into adulthood but misses the point of the “growing up ” part, the “maturing” part.

The dream before had a similar message I think. I was part of a group of children on a camping like trip, not in tents but like a children’s  club type holiday kind of deal. I can’t really remember much of the dream but I do know it was similar, in that, we were trying to have grown up relationships with each other but didn’t know how that worked. At some point there was a man (I think the father figure) in a reclining armchair with a bomb underneath it ready to go off at any moment! I can’t remember why or the context or what happened.

I remember us all having to pack really quickly because we were being picked up but we all had too much “stuff “/”baggage “as it were. Too many clothes, games and toys and “stuff ” – the man picking us up was like the Father figure in the other dream.  He gave us all black bags (dustbin bags) and told us to just shove it all in the bags and be quick about it because it was time to go!

Ok so it all feels very much like the father figure in both dreams is our Heavenly Father – it feels like he is ready to come and get us but we are not (or certainly I’m not anyway) ready for him!

It’s like he can see the big picture i.e. the house in the second dream where he can see into all the windows at once but because we are in the middle of it, we can’t see from the same perspective.- he can see the consequences of our actions.  Like, he can see the immaturity like in both the character sets of both dreams – the children on holiday and the teenage girl – out of control and Ill-prepared.

There is also a lot of flirting with danger – the boy and the car, the girl and the swimming pool, policeman, the attempt to seduce the strange young man in the house, the young and inappropriate relationships; and also the bomb and the pop-corn have a feeling of urgent,immanent danger but also excitement of “something” happening about to explode!

There is also a theme of pretending to be something you’re not or rushing to be something you’re not – grown up! Mature! In control! But in the end, they all needed the Father to bail them out of trouble! I’m thinking here also of the reclining chair.  It’s like, don’t get too comfortable because the Father is in control and he could explode (the bomb under his chair) at any minute! His patience is wearing thin.  And with the packing – I’ll come back to that in a minute.

Note: Like I have said before; I’m not really coping very well at the moment, my life seems very “out of control” and I feel like the dreams are reminding me to stop trying to do things on my own, under my own steam and from my own perspective but to put my trust in my Heavenly Father to yeald  control to him. Give him control of the car, so to speak.

I feel like the wife in the second dream is probably representative of the Holy Spirit as she was the passenger in the car with me but was waiting for me to do what I needed to do. I’m wondering now if maybe the boy was Jesus, because he was driving the car – he was in the uniform ( authority maybe but also in service.)  He was “in control” and even though it felt like his driving was quite reckless, he was actually very calm and controlled, the car making  dangerous risky moves but he was always in control, calm, never crashing – in fact, miraculously making manoeuvres through traffic that shouldn’t be possible. It was me as the passenger who felt out of control!  Also the fact that he was in the pool with me while I was having a period feels a bit like a baptism – the period a marked time in “growing up” – going through the necessary embarrassments and messy part of puberty.

Lastly I just wanted to go back to the father figure in the first dream, when he was telling me to put all our toys, games and clothes in the black bags and hurry up and get in the car with him (which was a people carrier by the way). I feel like the clothes, toys and games are our roles, attitudes, tools and world views (our way of playing or acting in the world) – he wanted me to put all of that away and let him “carry me” (the people carrier), let him be in control and take me where I need to go.  It also reminds me of the scripture;

1Corinthians 13:11-13

“When I was a child, I talked like a child,I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”

What an incredible night of dreams and a message of hope. Our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be ready, he wants us to know him, fully! And to ourselves be fully known by him but also by ourselves. He wants us to be spiritually mature.

Like with the house and windows in the dream and the mirror in the scripture; we cannot see from God’s perspective here on Earth, in the same way God sees us and the bigger picture.

I know how out of control my life is without Jesus at the steering wheel. I ask Holy Spirit to not only be the passenger in my life but to be a partner, prompting me and guiding me like a mother guides her daughter in the wisdom of growing up – the love of God is our proof he wants us to trust him but time is short.

I know I need to put all my childish Earthly baggage away and let God carry me through the world.  There are too many obstacles in the road, too many distractions and temptations – only Jesus knows the way through all that – he is the way, so I must let him take the wheel.

I hope this speaks to someone else, but I am feeling really blessed to be able to get so much personally out of these dreams.

 

Monday 25th June 2018 – I just wanted to add a little update.  The lesson at church yesterday was about Jesus as the good shepherd and of course one of the images is of Jesus as a shepherd carrying the lost sheep. Someone who read my post told me it confirmed my dream to her as a message that had touched her. That is all the confirmation I need that God speaks to me through my dreams and if they speak to just one other person, then sharing has been worthwhile.

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The Royal Wedding, my dream and “The Candlelight Club”

Published May 19, 2018 by Laura Crean Author

I had a dream on Wednesday night and I posted it to my Facebook page and then each time I went online I seemed to find something else to add to my observations of it. So here we go, I have decided to share it here and yes, more came to me and has been added.

I spent my day off Wednesday preparing for Children’s church on Sunday and so I think that has a lot to do with this great dream I had Wednesday night. Anyway I thought I would share it.

I dreamed I was at a big fancy hotel somewhere where an event like an awards ceremony or something was going on, like the Oscars or something and the place was filled with celebrities of all kinds; actors, producers, musicians, artists etc. and their families were also staying with them.

One night a group of the children of these celebrities were bored and wandered around the hotel looking for something to do. They all sort of stumbled together in a vacant area and met me lol – we all got chatting and I realised they all had issues of feeling in the background- being in the shadow of their celebrity relatives’ fame and talent – and all felt lost, hopeless, useless and had no purpose in life.

I told them all that God loved them all and had made them all with their own gifts and unique talents and had a plan and a purpose for them all.

I said:  “God has brought you all together for a reason. He wants you to shine your little lights in the darkness of Hollywood and spread his light and love round through your own gifts. Having money and a family name is all well and good but what joy do you have in your lives? Jesus wants you to have his joy and use those God given gifts and the gifts the Holy Spirit wants to give you through Jesus to give you a purpose of your own.”

And all these children who were related to famous people like Michael Jackson, Will Smith and other famous people were just dying to show me what they could do. And each of them were happy to make friends with each other and were happy because they knew what Jesus had done for them.

I called the club the Candlelight Club because they all had their own little light to shine and their families came and saw the fruits of their gifts and just what they had to share with the World for good.

I woke up thinking what a positive dream it was. It doesn’t matter what your past is, or who your family is or what troubles you – Jesus wants you to be a light for the World and shine. He can give you that joy and purpose again.

Whoever you are let Jesus find you in the dark place where you are lost and lonely and looking for purpose – Reach out and be a part of something bigger than your past, your failures, your anxieties and he will bring you into a new life; a life worthy of you for who you are not for what others think you are.

Anyway I wanted to share – and thank God for such a cool dream and vision. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see the next generation in Hollywood living for a brighter future, using their gifts and privileges to spread light…

First amendment to dream observations:-

I just had a thought. I was wondering why the names of Will Smith and Michael Jackson came to me as part of this dream and usually names have some significance- I was thinking “Will” and Jack “son” so maybe the will of the son. Which has 2 significant meanings in this dream – firstly that we each have a purpose in the will of Jesus (the son) but also that each child in this dream has their own will and purpose apart from their parents or famous relatives – well I know the dream is for me too and I am comforted at the thought of letting my little light shine. I’ve had that song in my head all day lol – This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!

Second amendment to dream observations:-

I’ve just realised Jackson- “Jack” -Union Jack 🇬🇧- Britain- son of Britain- could also relate to the royal Wedding as well – cool!

Third amendment to dream observations:-

I am also seeing the black actors in Hollywood theme here and linking that to Megan – how deep does the rabbit hole go?

Ok Fourth amendment to dream observations:-

These are today’s new observations, as the Royal wedding buzz is on.  I keep thinking of Prince Harry and Megan and how  these symbolic images relating to my dream keep popping into my head. Today I was thinking about the black celebrities  theme in my dream and  2 things came to me- first of all how important a symbol Megan is now as a new member of the Royal family, a new generation of Royals but also this link with a new generation of celebrity both in the United Kingdom and the United States of America and specifically Hollywood, which has the biggest influence on our children and the next generation.

So I feel, in this way God is laying a message for her about her responsibilities to be a shining light across the board – no pressure Megan, I mean that. I think she should be herself, use her gifts as a celebrity to do good.

The second black theme I see is for Harry.  You see as we are all “sheep” in God’s fold as it were and I see  Harry as a bit of a “black sheep” in his family .  I don’t mean it in a bad way. I think he is like a breath of fresh air, a bit of a rebel. He does what he feels is the right things for him and I believe that is why this dream is for him.  I believe God is using his unique gifts for the greater good and Harry should continue to be a shining light for the next generation and continue to stand out in his family.

I also think the  “Jack” symbol in the dream could stand for “jack of all trades” that he has many gifts to share and his Father should be very proud of him.  He really stands out as an ambassador for the younger generation and I think he will continue to do so, with his work with children, with the invictus games and with Megan’s connections in Hollywood.

Ok I just had another thought; the Candlelight Club could also be a tribute to Diana – thinking of the “candle in the wind” song tribute from Elton John – So yeah, be a light, a candle Harry, just like your Mum!

Who would have thought one little dream would make me think of so many different things going on in my life and in the World – so cool!  Hope my little dream ramblings inspire someone else to ask :

“How can I be a shining light in the world?  What gifts has God given me to share with others?”

Why don’t you invite Jesus into your life and let him give you the gift of the Holy Spirit living inside you to realise your purpose in him today.

God bless and love and light to you all.   ❤Laura❤

 

The Cup of Living Waters. 

Published May 13, 2017 by Laura Crean Author

When darkness falls

and you feel you’re all alone

and fear begins to seep into your bones,

when sickness creeps up on you so unawares

and leaves you feeling weak

and ill prepared,

when that time comes;

when you feel you’ve lost control

and only a bitter taste

consumes your soul,

when nothing that you do or say

can make a change

and hopelessness leaves you in a world that feels so strange;

Step forward now and find the home of faith

and call on Jesus – humbly seek his face.

For he has heard your prayers

and seen your tears – and surely he will heal,

for he heals the broken hearted

and binds up every wound – it is his will!

He does not hide his face

from those that call –

Seek him, praise him, honour and revere him,

for he heals all…

…who come to him for strength and joy and life.

You are not forsaken,

God’s presence is like

the surgeon’s sharpest knife –

it cuts through all fears

and transplants love within its place,

such is the awesome mercy of God’s grace.

He will be your strength

and will help you when you call,

have faith because when God is with you – nothing is impossible!

So come and drink from his cup so sweet,

his living waters into your life will seep

and such a medicine will refresh your soul,

God’s love will wash over you

and make you whole.

by Laura Crean

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

the-big-picture-power-point

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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Camp Dream 28th Feb

Published February 28, 2016 by Laura Crean Author

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I know it seems I’m only posting dreams at the moment but I have always had such vivid dreams and they have always  been an important part of my subconscious and spiritual life.  Therefore in the absence of time and inspiration for creative writing, sharing my dreams and my spiritual life seems to be the obvious thing to do.

Last night or rather this morning I had a dream that started out like any other dream but ended with a spiritual dimension which made me wonder about the meaning of the whole dream.

I was going on a trip and at first I didn’t know where I was going and actually there was some strange goings on at the beginning with the transport but I can’t remember that part of the dream.

Then eventually after some travelling and some kind of adventure on the way that I can’t remember, I arrived at a camp site.  It was a family camp site and I had children with me – I think they were my children but I’m not entirely sure.  I know there was some trouble putting up the tent, there was some rain which also made it difficult but I think we had a camper van as well to use as a main area.  Also during the setting up period there were 2 tigers roaming the camp site and we had to stay in the camper van at that point.

Then I remember the children waking up really early, actually in the middle of the night – about 1am and they invaded the swimming pool. All the children took over the pool and turned on all these sprays of hot water.  And the water in the pool went weird, like jelly.  But the children were all having a great time together in this pool.

Then the parents tried to get the children out of the pool but they had no control over them so they set up a large tent outside the pool that the children had to go through to get out and then they all sat around in there and organised bible studies while the children were in the pool.  The adults were having a great old time, sitting around drinking tea and chatting and really enjoying studying the bible together.

The parents also took down all their own tents and set up one large tent outside so that when the children went to go back to their own tents they only had this one large tent to go to.

The bible studies the parents were having were all based on books from the bible that don’t exist.  There were quite a few that I don’t remember but the ones I do remember seeing in the contents page and while people were flicking through their bibles were called ‘America’ ‘Judgement and Retribution’ and ‘Titius’.  I remember saying to the people in the meeting that those weren’t real books from the bible.  And a lady said they were and they were all in the back after Revelation.  I said I had never heard of them but I flicked through my bible and there they were.  then just before I woke up I heard one more book being spoken and it was Habakkuk, the only real book out of them.  As I stepped out of the bible studies tent there was an earthquake which I remember thinking was very strange because we don’t get them in the UK.

After I woke up the first thing I did was write down the strange names and one jumped out at me – Titius – because it made me think of Timaeus and Critias (I think that’s how you spell it but I could be wrong).  It seemed  like a Roman name to me and it turned out that there was a Roman politician called Titius.  Anyway I need to go away and think about this dream some more but if anyone wants to comment, offer interpretation or any observations I would be really interested.

 

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