Z-Theory #1: Dreams and Waterfalls

I had a dream:

There is a huge waterfall. I am looking up at the oceans of water coming over the edge of the cliff. The water explodes at the bottom, the impact of which creates all kinds of noise, mist and turbulence. The water spreads over the landscape, completely covering everything.

That’s it. But when I wake up, I immediately understand what it means:

This waterfall is a picture of What Is. You cannot see above the edge of the cliff. The Source is there but you cannot perceive it. It is infinite and therefore beyond the finite mind to grasp. The water falling and hitting the earth is the Incarnation. The What is emptied itself and became One with all. The water spreading out over the landscape and covering all is what we call spirit, that has accomplished the purpose of what we call the incarnation.

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22 Replies to “Z-Theory #1: Dreams and Waterfalls”

  1. … sounds apocalyptic. are you familiar with the Mayan ‘prophesies’? The “2012 catastrophe”?

  2. right on. cool dream. thanks for sharing. mine are more prosaic, so I appreciate the powerful dreams of others!

  3. fif: here’s what’s crashing about it: we can’t see or know the infinite and almighty “God”. That God is no longer “up there” but incarnated. And that the Spirit (of Jesus) has covered and reconciled all flesh.

  4. I was just looking through some of your latest blogs to see what I’ve missed and saw this one.
    It really comforted me – the thought that god’s spirit is so close.

  5. Hi David.
    thank you for this image. With your permission – and appropriate acknowledgement – I would like to use this in my teaching tomorrow with my congregation.

  6. That’s amazing! You should paint it or something. I sometimes write poems about my dreams.

    I had a dream once in which I asked the Archbishop of Canterbury, ‘Why is the baptismal font by the exit of the church?’ (of course it’s by the entrance, but that’s the exit as well)

    He answered, ‘Because of the cycles of birth and death.’

  7. I have heard voices during dreams since I was young. Now that I blog, the voice often is writing part of a blog or making suggestions on ideas. When I program (write code), the voice will make suggestions for solving those problems too.

    Some hear voices more easily than others. I am convinced the voices are our own mind helping us with models to solve problems we can’t get around in conscious mode. Sounds like your mind is indeed your friend.

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