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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.

Celebrating an Artistic Spring

Published February 29, 2020 by Laura Crean Author

Hello everyone I am celebrating a new Spring collection of Art, in time for Mother’s Day and Easter.  So please view, enjoy, shop for and share the Spring season’s celebrations.

The first of my Spring collections is entitled, “Windmill by the Waterside”  –  An Acrylic painting of A pretty riverbank scene with a windmill, kingfisher, poppies, bulrushes and swans.

Windmill by the Waterside Canvas PrintWindmill by the Waterside Throw PillowWindmill by the Waterside MugWindmill by the Waterside ClockWindmill by the Waterside Sleeveless Top

Please follow the link to see the “Windmill by the Waterside” collection featured on more products…

https://www.redbubble.com/people/lauracrean/works/45382490-windmill-by-the-waterside?asc=u

My next collection features an artwork that could equally be enjoyed for both Mother’s Day and Easter.  This collection is entitled “A Mother’s Love” – This acrylic and glitter painting was actually inspired by the shapes and patterns I saw on a picture of the surface of Mars – it turned out to be this reflection of a Mother’s love. To me, it shows Mary holding the baby Jesus and the out pouring of the Holy Spirit as the waters of life.

A Mother's Love Canvas PrintA Mother's Love Framed PrintA Mother's Love Water BottleA Mother's Love Fitted T-ShirtA Mother's Love A-line Dress

Please follow the link to see the “A Mother’s Love” collection featured on more products…

https://www.redbubble.com/people/lauracrean/works/45400087-a-mothers-love?asc=u

The last of my current Spring collections, ready for Easter, is entitled, “At the Foot of the Cross” – An acrylic painting of a figure (representing anyone who finds themselves…) praying at the foot of the cross. The pattern in the Water’s of Life pouring from Jesus are reflected in the cross. the patterns in the Heavens and the Earth are reflective of the Holy Trinity and representative of “On Earth as it is in Heaven…”

At the Foot of the Cross Canvas PrintAt the Foot of the Cross Greetings CardAt the Foot of the Cross Hardcover JournalAt the Foot of the Cross Throw CushionAt the Foot of the Cross Wall ClockAt the Foot of the Cross Drawstring BagAt the Foot of the Cross Classic T-ShirtAt the Foot of the Cross Hoodie

Please follow the link to see the “At the Foot of the Cross” collection featured on more products…

https://www.redbubble.com/people/lauracrean/works/45401625-at-the-foot-of-the-cross?asc=u&fbclid=IwAR3Hjrqn-RFNg9j39Hrnys3zJzzvX_0aEru3MaxRqXg8y0py3NXRwAQUBvQ

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

 

 

Do you Dream?

Published January 25, 2020 by Laura Crean Author

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I am posting the first video in a series that will be me talking about dreams.  Hope you like it guys.  Please share it around and subscribe to my You Tube channel.  If you know me, you know I am into my dreams.  I will follow up with a video on dreams in general soon.  This one has me telling you about a dream I had yesterday (Friday 24-01-2020).  It’s also a pleasant little walk along the promenade looking at a local landmark.

Video – Do you Dream?

New Start for a new year 2020…

Published January 22, 2020 by Laura Crean Author

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Welcome to the new me – writing more, painting more and blogging and vlogging more.  Please help me to embrace this new chapter in my life by liking, subscribing to my new look You Tube channel and sharing my endeavours.  Please let me know what you want me to blog and vlog about and then sit back and enjoy.

Please note, there is a couple of very small glitches between 3 and 4 minutes in the video but it doesn’t affect the content of the video so please just wait for it to clear and carry on watching.  It took me so long to get the video up that I didn’t want to risk not having it at all.  And hopefully I will have ironed out all the glitches by the time I upload my next video, which should follow within a week.

Enjoy…

My first you Tube video introducing The Well in the Garden

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

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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