V is for Visions in the Nighttime

Have you ever had a lucid dream? Wikipedia tells us that “A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. During lucid dreaming, the dreamer may be able to exert some degree of control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment.”

I have had a few lucid dreams, one of which I’ll share here as it speaks to me of the power of heaven to be a comfort and influence in our lives, even while we sleep.

My dream was actually a nightmare, frightening and full of a feeling of evil, but I can’t remember anything about it except that it was so dark and demonic that in the dream I was distressed enough that I wanted it to end. I knew it was a dream, and I “stepped away” from it for long enough to pray to be released from it and to wake up.  An answer came into my mind that I should command it to stop. So in the dream, I commanded in the name of Jesus Christ for the dream to stop and not to torment me. I didn’t wake up, but the dream immediately switched to something innocuous and when I did wake up I didn’t remember the nightmare or have any of the lingering dreads some bad dreams leave–I only remembered that I was told to send it away through the power of Jesus Christ and it went.

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About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, traveler, runner, grandma, Mormon, Missionary
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9 Responses to V is for Visions in the Nighttime

  1. Hari OM
    Yes, I have had several lucid dreams, though none for at least a decade now. Some were dark, but many not… I just knew “I” was the observer and having the ability to direct things. Quite empowering actually! YAM xx

    • Gail says:

      I haven’t had them often either but just last night I had another! A gruesome one. I woke myself up, said a prayer and had to read for a half hour to get over it.

      • Hari OM
        Oh my, that’s no fun… on occasions where I have felt ‘spooked’ (for lack of better language), I have also found it useful to light the altar lamp – or a candle – with the prayer. There is something shifting and comforting about that small act of light. Hope you have a clear night tonight! Yxx

  2. I had dreams like the one you described a lot from my tween years on up to my 30s. They left after the Husband chased them away by invoking the name of Jesus Christ. I forgot about that until I read your post.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  3. Allison says:

    I don’t know if I’ve ever lucid dreamed, but I have vivid dreams and write them down as much as I can. I have dreams written down from when I was in 8th grade! Just reading my notes, I can picture the dream as if it were an episode of a TV show. So interesting! I used to analyze them as well.

    • Gail says:

      I have kept a dream journal on occasion, but mostly I can’t remember them long enough upon waking to be able to write them down! They are funny things…

  4. Richard says:

    Would that we could learn the meaning of our dreams.

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