I was asked the question of “what is a vision”? A sacred vision is not the same as a dream. A dream is something which gives us hope, gives us faith to continue on the journey and it is of this reality here on the place we call Earth. A sacred vision is a “picture” of destiny. It is a revealing experience of what the design of our life is – its purpose. It is a connection to the Great Spirit – the supreme higher essence that connects all things together as one. It comes in a great manifestation within that reveals a design of our essence at a soul level.
Every living being has a soul whether we call it our personality, our spirit, or our authentic being. It exists within us, around us. It connects with the Universe, with the Cosmos – “we are all related”. This connection to the Universe allows for a connection with the spiritual essence not only of self, but of the Great Spiritual essence. It is through this connection that sacred visions emerge. They emerge as manifestations within that are mysterious and unknowable to worldly definition. They may seem unattainable; yet something within holds them as authentic truths. It is the truth of spirit. They are sounds, colors, words, and pictures that at times seem fragmented as one may attempt to bring them into the reality of this world. They expand, breath and unfold in ways that we cannot even imagine in the physical world. Yet, we can assemble the path of destiny from them.
While this may sound esoteric and wishful thinking, for those who pause in the silence to allow the unfolding, allow the emerging to happen they are words and guides to a mystical journey beyond the wildest dreams. We often find sacred vision’s playing out in our minds as great stories played out that have no seemingly relevant information for life. Many of the symbols, the actors, and the story lines are metaphorical in nature to allow us to relate them to something we can understand. When learning to translate the “pictures” of a sacred vision it is vital to seek your own interpretation of the “pictures”. So often we as a society want a quick answer, we want someone else to do the work for us. This results in our giving the power of the vision to another by asking them what their meaning of the vision is. We ask them to interpret the words and colors for us; yet, what the picture of “blue” represents to me is vastly different than what it may represent to you. Thus the power of the sacred vision is lost once more.
In mapping out our sacred visions it is imperative we dive deeper and discover the meanings for ourselves. Does this mean we should not ask for guidance? Not at all, but there is a line between asking for guidance and asking another to figure it out for you. Walk that line carefully.
So how does one know the difference between a sacred vision and a dream? Can you change it? If it is simply a dream one can enter the dream and change reactions, change emotions, change the players. If it is a sacred vision, you cannot change your thoughts, reactions, emotions, nor those involved in the vision. If it is a vision it will manifest itself without your participation; meaning that someone else is the director, the producer, and the creator.
I hope this explains a bit more about what a sacred vision is.