A nightmare brought me into the morning today. In it I saw an army intent on squeezing the life out of each and every person it could find.
This army sought to destroy life. At a more benign level they had no regard for the living; the people, the plants, the animals, the sun, the rain or the clouds.
I wondered what they thought of their own lives. Then realized that they had little in the way of true human thought; the thoughts of a developed humanity.
Something was lacking in this army, something we equate with a true humankind at its higher levels; caring and compassion, developed to the level of beauty and love.
In my dream I saw myself running, trying to flee from this army that would squeeze the very life out if me, if they could take me over. I did not want this!
I was just one more obstacle in the way of their master plan to eradicate life; one more target to be done away with in their effort to lay low the landscape of a once fertile earth.
From where did this vivid nightmare dream come?
Dream theory has it that our dreams are often created out of the residue of happenings of the prior day.
Was it that headlines of last evening stated Trump was seeking a health care plan with heart and our Republican congress had disappointed him with that? Don't they know that nobody wins unless everybody wins?
Or was it the fact that yesterday I came face to face with the realization that someone I had trusted to be my friend had betrayed me?
Or, was it, as dream theory also suggests that every element in our dreams reflects an unconscious part of oneself. Consequently the Dark Side of me was bent on the destruction of those I experience as obstructionist to my life and well being?
Any way I look at it, it's not a pretty picture.
The potential for darkness exists in each and every one of us. But always we have choices about how to manage it.
I pray I will always make the best ones. I haven't always known to do that.
I hope in my maturing I am doing better.
How about you?