Dreams offer profound messages at just the right time. Their conceptual scenes give us insight into our unconscious, provide divine messages, and sometimes take us on voyages to other places and realms. I had a dream last month that affected me deeply, because it was so insightful. Plus, it featured one of my favorite authors, Eckhart Tolle.
The dream starts with me in the kitchen of a large mansion in the middle of campus. It’s my home and I am waiting for husband and kids to get back from grocery shopping, so I can get ready for an event on campus. In the mean time, people keep accidentally walking into my home, because they think it is the event center. I keep redirecting them to correct building which is next door. When my family finally gets home, I rush upstairs to take a shower.
When I come downstairs an hour later, the kitchen and living room are full of 40 people eating a fish dinner. I realized that I had forgotten to tell my husband that people were accidentally walking into our home instead of the event center next door. I found it strange that he fed them and asked him why. He said he didn’t know if they had come for one of my events or not and didn’t want to be rude, so he fed them.
Next, we are at the campus event featuring Eckhart Tolle as the guest speaker. I noticed that we are sitting right behind him in the best seats in the house! I was told that since we helped feed his guests, we were given a place of honor. I felt that we didn’t deserve the seats, since our kindness had been more out of confusion than generosity, but was thrilled to be so close. As we sat there, I noticed a man dressed in a black suit sitting next to Eckhart Tolle. Suddenly, I realized that the Man in Black was the power behind Eckhart Tolle’s success and message.
After the event, Eckhart Tolle and the Man in Black came up to me and my husband to thank us. While talking, the Man in Black said he wanted to give us a gift – the gift of enlightenment. He then grabbed my husband by his root chakra, infused him with energy and then my husband floated away. The Man in Black came towards me and I started to run away and yelled, “I’m not ready!” But he caught me and began infusing energy through my root chakra. I started to levitate and then everything went black.
When I woke up, I felt as if it really happened. That I had received a divine message to let me know that my journey is on the right path. I thought about the interpretation and came up with this. The feeding of the strangers in our home showed how my husband helps me in many ways, even though he doesn’t believe as I do. So the fact that he does not understand the path I am on is not important. He helps me by programming my website, setting up chairs, and watching the kids while I go to a gathering. His help allows me to follow my path and enhances the experience (hence the great seats). The Man in Black is the Spirit talking through Eckhart Tolle. His black suit, as opposed to being a white suit, concerned me. But I think the blackness represented my fear of his power – the fear of losing myself when I surrendered. The relationship between the Man in Black (Spirit) and Eckhart Tolle showed what could be achieved when someone listens to the Spirit. Eckhart Tolle, has gone from being homeless to becoming a best-selling author and respected spiritual teacher worldwide (I highly recommend his books). The gift of enlightenment in the dream, shows that none of us can truly do anything to deserve it. We may be blessed for our efforts, but our efforts will always be less than perfect. Enlightenment will be ours simply because we are worthy.