Posts Tagged ‘dream symbols’

Renewing Your Mind: The Mind’s Eye

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

So much exists that we can’t usually see with our physical eyes. I often think about that when I write about angels, because they’re constantly at work all around us, yet only show up in visible ways in order to accomplish purposes. Many energy waves (such as radio waves) are constantly traveling through the air around us, and subatomic particles are always in matter surrounding us, yet we can’t see those parts of God’s creation without technological devices to reveal them to us.

Renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali believed that we can see much more of reality through our mind’s eyes than through our physical eyes. Dali painted angels and subatomic particles, as well as many other wonderful images from his creative mind. Often, those images came to Dali in dreams. Dali preferred looking at the world through his mind’s eye, because he believed that it showed him a greater view of reality than what people often think of as “reality” (what can be seen with physical eyes). “One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams,” Dali even said.

What images have come into your mind’s eye lately, and what do they symbolize for you? If you have a story to share about a  clairvoyant vision or miraculous dream, consider emailing me a brief report about it to post on the About.com Angels and Miracles site to inspire others. You can reach me at: aboutangelsmiracles@gmail.com

Blessings,

Whitney

Renewing Your Mind: Symbols

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Our dreams and visions speak to us in the language of symbols, since symbols can communicate profound meanings simply, helping us understand our deepest thoughts and feelings. Interpreting symbols involves figuring out two types of associations: both their universal symbolic meanings and what they represent to us personally through our unique connections to them.

As I continue to cover angelic dreams and miraculous dreams for About.com, I’m learning lots of fascinating information about symbols, such as what different colors and numbers mean. Recently, I visited The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida as part of my research for an upcoming series on shapes in dreams. The museum is dedicated to the work of famous surrealist artist Salvador Dali, who said that his dreams provided the inspiration for his renowned symbolic paintings.

When we receive inspiration from God (or his messengers, the angels) it often comes in the form of symbols designed to help our minds best comprehend what’s happening. For instance, angels often appear to people with wings, even though they don’t actually have wings (they’re purely spirits who can choose to manifest physically in any form) because many people have become culturally conditioned to expect angels to have wings.

What symbols have shown up in your mind lately — either while you’re awake, or while you’re asleep and dreaming — and what do you think they’re trying to tell you?

Blessings,

Whitney