Friday, January 22, 2016

Another Night Another Dream

About a week ago I dreamt that there was a large pond in our backyard at the convent. I stepped outside to enjoy the air and noticed that there were two dolphins swimming in the pond. I love dolphins, so I was happily surprised, but only momentarily. Soon enough I began to wonder how they had gotten there and how long it had been since they'd tasted their home in the ocean. Their dorsal fins were flopped over like the fins of whales who have been in captivity for years. Their sadness lingered in the dingy pond and made its way into my chest. I woke up just as I was designing a plan to return them to the vast waters that are their home.

Reflecting upon this dream stirred many questions for me:
  • Where is "home" for me?
  • How do I get there?
  • What is holding me back?
  • What "pond" am I swimming in that I need to be freed from?
  • What does true freedom look like?
Dingy ponds may be dark and lonely places, but I am confident that God did not intend this for my happy, jumping spirit. One day He will bring me back to the ocean where I can flip and dive in the freedom that He intends for each of us.

If you're in a place that does not offer you the freedom you hope for, then I pray that you too will one day be led by the hand of God to the ocean He created for you.