How does one explain or give meaning to a dream outside of a proper reading and consultation?
I am often amazed at how people are so quick to offer meanings to dreams. The chances of one dream meaning the same thing for two different people are very slim if any at all. We are all different and unique, with different amaDlozi hence the secrets of each household's umsamo will differ from one person to the other.
Amathongo and amaDlozi from each household have different ways of communicating with their subjects and how they communicate is very important to note. This is more important for those who are gifted or have the calling as the dreams carry important messages which should not be misread.There are however, those dreams that generally point at an ancestral calling as well as state in which the ancestors are in.
These dreams include but are not limited to:
- Dreams about the sea/ocean.
- Dreams about Rivers or waterfalls.
- Dreams about snakes or lions
- Dreams about umgidi, chanting, or sangoma attire
The truth of the matter is, dreams can be very confusing. Especially so when one tries to analyse the dreams for themselves without any basic knowledge as to how their ancestors communicate with them. Our ancestors use dreams to warn us of hardships that lie ahead before us and sometimes how those hardships can be avoided. They also use them to make us feel what they feel, or to give us a glimpse of what we could have and what our lives could be like if we listen and set them them free.
This is not to say that now people should become obsessed with dreams and their meaning..... Nooooooo!
Such an obsession is really disturbing because some dreams are just that....Dreams ! It takes self awareness and time to be able to really understand what your dreams may mean furthermore I always advise my clients to keep dream journals. This way you are able to pick up the pattern in your dreams. eg. how far off off they are from reality, How many times they reoccur before what you dreamed about actually happens. etc.
I could go on and on.....
Ideally we need to approach analysing dreams with an open mind and most importantly learn to listen to your heart. Having a bad dream or nightmare puts anyone in a bad mood, however if one wakes up from the bad dream and prays, it's amazing how the spirit can be lifted and the mood somehow shifts.