What would you do ...
when your world is collapsing around you
the Stars hidden from the light of the Sun
the Moon disguising Herself in darkness and shadow
and no feeling feels so terrifying nor so tremelous
as the secret fear that we all harbor
In our deepest, inner most Heart space,
that ultimately, one day,
Light may be extinguished.
In that moment
quantum lines and angles spinning inwards
Reality collapsing into Void
And touch the empty liquid nothingness
Embrace that which can never be known
That which can never be comprehended
And then release it all
Free yourself from story
Light, traditionally, is equated with the spirit (9). Ely Star asserts that
the superiority of the spirit is immediately recognizable by its luminous intensity. Light is the manifestation of morality, of the intellect and the seven virtues
(54). Its whiteness alludes to just such a synthesis of the All. Light of any given
colour possesses a symbolism corresponding to that colour, plus the significance
of emanation from the ‘Centre’, for light is also the creative force, cosmic energy irradiation (57). Symbolically, illumination comes from the East. Psychologically
speaking, to become illuminated is to become aware of a source of light, and, in
consequence, of spiritual strength (32).
To see light in your dream, represents illumination, clarity, guidance, plain understanding, and insight. Light is being shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Also consider the color of the light for additional significance.
If the light is particularly bright, then it indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death.
To see soft or shadowy lighting in your dreams, indicates feelings and thoughts from the primal aspects and less developed parts of your unconscious.
To dream that you cannot turn on the light, indicates a lack of insight and perspective on a situation.
If you dream of light, success will attend you. To dream of weird light, or if the light goes out, you will be disagreeably surprised by some undertaking resulting in nothing.
To see a dim light, indicates partial success.
To dream of lights is very good. It denotes riches and honour.
Seeing light in your dream indicates a clear mind, plain understanding, and insight. Light has been shed on a once cloudy situation or problem. You have found the truth to a situation or an answer to a problem. Seeing a bright light in your dream indicates that you need to move toward a higher level of awareness and feeling. Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death.
To dream that you are embracing yourself, symbolizes self-acceptance and self-love.
To dream that you are embracing someone else, indicates that you are in need of more affection or that you need to show more love.
To dream of embracing your husband or wife, as the case may be, in a sorrowing or indifferent way, denotes that you will have dissensions and accusations in your family, also that sickness is threatened.
To embrace relatives, signifies their sickness and unhappiness.
For lovers to dream of embracing, foretells quarrels and disagreements arising from infidelity. If these dreams take place under auspicious conditions, the reverse may be expected.
If you embrace a stranger, it signifies that you will have an unwelcome guest.
Dreaming that you are embracing your lover, foretells of quarrels, disagreements, and accusations arising from infidelity. Dreaming that you embrace a stranger means of an unwelcome guest. Dreaming that you are embracing relatives means their sickness and unhappiness.
To dream of darkness overtaking you on a journey, augurs ill for any work you may attempt, unless the sun breaks through before the journey ends, then faults will be overcome.
To lose your friend, or child, in the darkness, portends many provocations to wrath. Try to remain under control after dreaming of darkness, for trials in business and love will beset you.
A dark place, such as a cave, in a dream can symbolize negative emotions. In your dream, are you able to find your way out of the dark place?
A dream about being in darkness can also mean that you believe you are being "kept in the dark" about something - that someone else is keeping a secret from you.
If you dream that you are afraid of the dark you could be unwilling to deal with obstacles that you expect to face in the future.
To read or watch a mystery in your dream, indicates that you need to be on the lookout for something that is out of place or out of the ordinary. Something is not what it appears to be. Be careful in your dealings.
To find yourself bewildered by some mysterious event, denotes that
strangers will harass you with their troubles and claim your aid.
It warns you also of neglected duties, for which you feel much aversion.
Business will wind you into unpleasant complications.
To find yourself studying the mysteries of creation, denotes that a change will take place in your life, throwing you into a higher atmosphere of research and learning, and thus advancing you nearer the attainment of true pleasure and fortune.
The Upanishads laid down several different states of consciousness, ranging from wakefulness—peopled by objective forms—or daydreams—ordered in accordance with profound, subjective impulses—to the deepest state of consciousness experienced in dreams of the most intense character,
devoid of images. This latter state is directly related to the mystic idea of nothingness. In order properly to grasp the notion of Nirvana, and to understand the
ecstasy of self-annihilation, it is very important to recognize that this oriental
‘nothingness’ is not absolute negation—not the death of all things—but
indifferentiation or, in other words, the absence of conflicts and contrasts and
hence, the banishment of pain and dynamism. Guénon, in his explanation of this
Hindu doctrine, comments: ‘In this state the different objects of manifestation,
including those of individual manifestation, external as well as internal, are not
destroyed, but subsist in principal mode, being unified by the very fact that they
are no longer conceived under the secondary or contingent aspect of distinction;
of necessity they find themselves among the possibilities of the Self and the latter
remains conscious in itself of all these possibilities, as “non-distinctively” beheld
in integral Knowledge’ (26). This concept of nothingness as ‘non-objective reality’—and hence ineffable—probably reached the Hebrew mystics by way of the
Middle East and Persia. According to Rabbi Joseph ben Shalom, living in Barcelona
in the 13th century, more than to any other of the symbolic descriptions of the
revelation of God, special attention should be devoted to that concerning the
mystic nothingness, which is apparent in every abysmal crevice of existence. He
suggests that in each transformation of reality, in each crisis, or moment of suffering, each metamorphosis or change of form, or on every occasion when the state
of a thing is altered, then the abyss of Nothingness is spanned and made visible
for a mystic instant, for nothing can change without making contact with that
region of absolute being which the oriental mystics call Nothingness (the relevant
passage is quoted by G. G. Scholem in Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism). There
is a Cabbalistic anagram which serves to corroborate this by demonstrating that
‘nothing’ in Hebrew is Ain, and that the same letters form the word for ‘I’—Ani.
To see a liquid in your dream, represent some emotion that you need to confront and deal with. Consider the color of the liquid to pinpoint what emotion your dream may be highlighting.
To dream that you are reaching for something or someone, signifies a yearning or desire for something you do not have. The dream may also be symbolic of an emotional void in your life that you are trying to fill.
Spinning—like singing—is equivalent to bringing forth and fostering life. Hence Schneider’s comment ‘unhappy is the poor spinner who leaves her
skeins (that is, her offspring) to dry on the river-bank and finds them gone’ (51).
The Parcae, like fairies, are spinners. Likewise, a host of figures of legend and
To dream that you are spinning, means that you will engage in some enterprise, which will be all you could wish.