Last night I had two dreams. Very vivid dreams.

The first was about a cardinal.  In this dream this cardinal was brilliantly bright red.  I rarely dream in color, but this was unmistakable.  I approached this cardinal and it stayed.  I stroked its beautiful head and neck and it opened its beak and held on to my thumb and other fingers.  Such magical moments. Neither was afraid and both of us were welcoming and content with each other’s company.

The other dream was shear nightmare.  All around was chaos and terror.  People seemed to be scrambling for answers and I wasn’t quite sure what it was about, and yet I knew.  I remember people waiting for answers and I remember one woman getting an answer and just overwhelmed and laying her head across a book on a table, almost in grief.

I woke from that dream in a bit of a fit.  And in my half awake, half asleep consciousness I asked God to please take me back to the cardinal.  I didn’t want to feel the pain and anxiety of the later dream.  I wanted to go back to the peace and hope of the first dream.

There is truth in dreams.  I believe God speaks to us through dreams.  I believe our conscious self-talks to us in our dreams. 

I understood the later dream because I understand the chaos that our world is facing these days, and I understand my fear.

It was the first dream that I felt compelled to research.  The one about the cardinal, so vivid and brilliant in color and this is what I learned.

What is the spiritual meaning of a red cardinal? Spiritual Messengers

To this day, red cardinals are one of the most common spiritual signs that people receive from Heaven. The word cardinal comes from the Latin word cardo which means hinge. The cardinal is serving as the hinge on the doorway between Earth and Spirit, delivering messages back and forth.

What does it mean when you dream of a red bird? Seeing the Red Bird in Your Dreams

You need to let go of anything that is not serving you, reconnect to yourself and find joy in being who you are. In your dreams, this red bird is often a sign that you may have many projects calling to you in your waking life.

This I will take. Father God reaching through the fog of chaos to let us know He is near and protecting.

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