So, I had a weird dream the other night.
My grandfather [Papa James] was helping me gather bedding for the night. I was with a musician friend and we were planning to sleep in the guest room which was under the ground and accessible only through a narrow opening.
As we were standing outside the door to this underground bunker we saw a two-headed snake crawling near us. It was joined by the head and had two separate bodies [rather than one body with two heads].
Of course, when I woke up and tried to make sense of the dream it scared me because all of the elements seemed to be about death: My grandfather died years ago. We were preparing to sleep in a tomb-like grave underground. We see a two-headed snake crawling nearby. It was all kinda creepy.
But the next morning I look up what it means when you see a two-headed snake in your dreams and I read this:
“The two-headed snake is a powerful symbol in many cultures and mythologies. In some traditions, it represents duality, balance, and the interconnectedness of opposites such as life and death, good and evil, or creation and destruction.”
So…that puts another spin on the dream. The snake is really a symbol of the interconnectedness [or Oneness] of apparent opposites.
The other interesting thing is that my Papa James [my Mom’s father] and I share a lot in common. He and I look alike. Especially our baby pictures. I once came across a picture of him as a young boy and thought it was a picture of me.
Here’s a picture of my grandfather as a young boy:
Now here’s a picture of me around the same age:
So, there’s also something about dreaming of your Grandfather – your ancestor – for example. According to one dream website, dreaming of your Grandfather:
“…symbolizes your longing for his presence in life because he provided you with comfort and peace of mind. The dream could also point to a desire for wisdom, guidance, and support from your grandpa, particularly in times of trouble. Alternatively, the dream suggests you will receive happy news soon.”
NOW, here’s where it starts to get a little strange…the morning after that dream, Wendy and I drove with our son, Dylan, over to Indian Cliffs Ranch to see their animals [goats, rabbits, buffalo, horses, etc.] as a way to kill some time and do something [sorta] fun together.
While we were there, I came across a building that had been built as part of a movie set for the film RESURRECTION starring Ellen Burstyn and this is what the plaque outside the building said:
Yes…that’s right. The film was about a woman who owned a TWO-HEADED SNAKE who could heal herself and others.
How weird is that?
So, if I put all of this together, I think my subconscious was trying to tell me that it was time to bury the old and start focusing on the new, which is something I have already posted here about recently. But, it’s also about the message of “…non-duality, balance, and the interconnectedness of opposites such as life and death, good and evil, or creation and destruction.”
Or, in other words, the idea that everyone is connected to the Divine and, therefore, connected with everyone else.
This is what I have wanted to focus on in this new year: finding ways to communicate the message of Divine Unity, the illusion of separation, and the Oneness of all humanity.
The dream was my subconscious mind responding to that, and the events of the next day were sort of a confirmation from the Universe [or the Divine Consciousness] that I am on the right track.
When I shared all of this with my little circle of friends they also shared with me how they have had dreams speak to them in this way. Specifically, how dreaming about a snake can wake us up and shift our energy to propel us over the threshold from the old into the new.
Another thought was that my dream of the two-headed snake [or the two-bodied snake] might represent the conscious and the unconscious mind coming together as one. In other words: Bringing duality into one mind of wholeness or the Mind of Christ.
Again…I really feel like I’m stepping into something – or I’ve already stepped into something – that is spiritually significant.
I really can’t wait to see where this takes me next.
I hope you’ll be willing to walk with me through this journey into what “building the new” might look like. I’m already starting to see over the horizon at what some of this might involve.
It’s going to be glorious.
What if God is all of us? Find out more about what it means to be one with God and one with everyone else in my book, SOLA DEUS: What If God Is All Of Us? available now on Amazon>
Keith Giles is the best-selling author of the Jesus Un series. He has appeared on CNN, USA Today, BuzzFeed, and John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything.” He hosts the Second Cup with Keith podcast, and co-hosts the Apostates Anonymous podcast, and the Heretic Happy Hour Podcast.
His latest book, Second Cup with Keith is available now on Amazon HERE>