Friday, September 2, 2011
Of course, that particular dream has always been about little white powdered sugar donuts (my particular nemesis.) Last night I dreamed about cooking MEAT. Particularly, me trying to cook a big feast. What a mess I made! There was food everywhere, except on plates or platters. It was on the wall, in the bottom of the oven, splattered across the front of the fridge. A kind of creepy, food-fight nightmare!
I guess it is possible that this dream was a subconcious attempt to return to my former way of eating. But when I think about it, that seems doubtful since I'm not known for my cooking...messy or not! Maybe it was my subconcious working through the idea that I WANT to become good at cooking, and my confidence level about doing that is quite low. When I look at it that way, I feel kind of encouraged about creating a new future instead of worried about returning to past bad habits. So that's the way I'll choose to look at it. Maybe one day I'll have a feast dream that presents a truly beautiful and healthy picture. I'm certain that in that dream my husband will also be there, cleaning up behind me!
And, I also must remember that what I'm doing now is not all about my efforts, but about trusting God to give me that new future. " 'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future.' " Jeremiah 29:11