I just had the worst nightmare! It was definitely one of the more intense ones I’ve had. I don’t have nightmares too often, but this one really shook me up. I set an alarm for an hour and didn’t want to sleep long, but I woke up an hour later than planned. I’ve seen in different types of nightmares where if I don’t wake up on time, or decide to sleep extra, then I have had nightmares more often during those times.
I had a really rough day finding out some bad news about our son, and also about our children’s home. Then this nightmare happened.
It was scattered in the beginning and I was at some place with my family, I went to a place with bathrooms where you can freshen up and off to the side they had a lounge room. I was fixing my hair and there was a group of teenage girls there. One had just gotten some nose piercings and was trying to get the rings in her nose, and while all her friends were waiting they spontaneously burst into song. They said they hope it didn’t bother me and I said I liked it. Someone brought food in on a big cart, lots of desserts and it was free so I started taking lots of it, and I kept eating it and I couldn’t stop, I tried to get some for my family but then I kept eating it or someone else would take it. My family showed up and they brought me food, I felt so guilty for eating without them while they were waiting for me, and I also ate what they had brought.
The next parts are blurry but I remember being somewhere with people, I remember it was dark and dreary and there was a lot of talk of bad things happening to people around town all recently, I think it might have been rainy and night time, and I kept hearing about crisis around town and chaos and everyone was advising everyone else to stay “locked down” at home.
I don’t remember my exact reasons, if I went to look for someone or wanted to help, or wanted to know what was going on, but I went to this building in town. The town place was nowhere I have ever been. And the building was huge almost like a church or capital or something, it had a gold top that was round but pointed up. I feel like this is a real place. Does anybody know where it is?
I went to the building and it was locked on all sides but i was trying to sneak in different places, I tried to sneak in a window, and was immediately scared and hiding and the people there weren’t trying to get away at all but looked scared. Their emotions looked like hostages. Like how you would imagine someone at a bank robbery being held at gunpoint. I don’t remember every detail but during that part I did see someone and instantly knew they were evil. It was a caucasian guy with dark hair and an evil smile that never left his face. He as extremely over confident, and he knew he had a lot of power in the situation.
There were back to back various scenes of me always hiding, and always being “pranked”. Someone called him the Master of Pranks. I was doused with some liquid while trying to get away, and I always got away but it was only so he could find me again and use me as an example for the others. He made it seem that I was the one causing trouble making it worse for everyone else. Nobody was trying to get away or help me. There was another guy a few times, blonde guy, but majority of times it was the main guy. He found excitement and pleasure in watching me exert myself running away and hiding and trying to convince other people to escape, only so he could find me and humiliate me and laugh again. I kept hiding but it was as if everywhere I went was too small to hide and he could always see me, or was already there when I got there.
The details of those parts escaped me but I know I was hiding and running a lot. There was some ritual next. It was in a church sanctuary type room with lots of red, the carpet was red. I think someone called it a freedom ritual. Someone would get chosen, to be freed. He would lift them to the top somehow, they were levitating, and they would end up outside somehow, I guess through the rough or he just made it happen. I was chosen. I was like why is he freeing people this is weird, and people said he always frees people, hes “nice” like that, and they were all patiently waiting for their turn. I remember being shocked, like… NICE? and looking in their eyes they all seemed scared and brain dead so I just thought they were all “sheeple” and moved on, to find out if this freedom was gonna be real!
So I was being lifted, and then I was outside, on the street. Others were around and they seemed to all be injured or paralyzed on various levels of the building, they were ledges. All these people were near the building and couldn’t seem to go anywhere. He was outside, I looked in his eyes and realized I was still being “hunted” and I started running and jumping on different ledges and I was afraid but motivated. I was very motivated throughout this dream because the whole dream I just kept running every opportunity that I got. So I jumped up ledges and ledges and even ledges of other buildings and he kept chasing me. I don’t know how he was chasing me, he just was. He would be laughing and mocking me, I would be escaping, and then boom! He would appear right there, like he had been waiting for me to get there, then I would turn or jump and keep going. It was like the scariest real life video game ever that nobody should ever be forced to play!!!!
At one point I felt like I was gaining progress and had a little time, I jumped onto a ledge and there was a young girl there, it was a girl who went to a church where I used to work and volunteer, she was somehow stuck inside of a broken flower pot, it was around her waist and she was sitting down. (These were big ledges once you got on them the building was enormous!) I looked in her eyes and realized that I probably wasn’t going to escape and be freed. Something about her emotion in her face looked defeated and like she felt bad for me that I didn’t realize I was defeated yet. I tried to help her and she looked hopeful for a minute, but the guy shows up again laughing, and she looked like, “just go!”, and for some reason I didn’t see any ledges I could jump to and I just jumped straight up. I actually kept getting these amazing straight up jumps, and I was sort of flying! The only thing I can compare it to looking back is video games where you jump, but that didn’t occur to me at all at the time.
I kept jumping on different buildings and ledges in the immediate area and doing the super high jumps, and I realized at one point I really was flying, I actually had wings! At first I was like YES GOD! and kept making progress. But then as I was jumping higher and higher,( I was looking straight up and seeing clouds and sun! )every time I tried to fly vertical for an extended time my wings started failing and I would fall and end up lower and lower. I wondered at this point if this was all another trick to humiliate me. I wasn’t freed this was just another hunting, preying, chasing thing.
I kept getting lower until I was on the street again. These were not asphalt by they way I think they were cobblestone. There he was on the street laughing as I came down, expressing complete happiness and satisfaction with my failure. But I wasn’t giving up yet! On the street there was a kiosk type things like you see in malls that is 4 glass cases placed together in a square, there were fancy elegant things there like a big gold mirror, glass things, wooden antiques. I jumped on the glass and started fighting him, and there were others joining him now too! They were coming from all sides and I kept running and jumping between the cases and smashing things on their heads and throwing things in their faces, kicked the mirror off, threw a wooden box at someone. IT WAS EXHAUSTING.
I kept wondering what was next and how I was gonna get out of this, and I don’t know exactly where the dream left off, but I think I was on the cases and I woke up sweaty, angry, afraid, and startled. I sat there and thought about the dream.
I don’t know what it means, but I found this page interesting:
“Job 33:14-16 For God does speak – now one way, now another – though man may not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings”
I’ve had many nightmares in the past that I know were demons haunting me and attacking me. I wasn’t sure about this one and now that some time has passed for me to think about it I am feeling like it describes my life right now, a lot is happening, and we are making progress in our adoption and ministry, even in our marriage, and I feel like maybe I am constantly being tricked in little ways here and there to distract me from the greater things in life and eternity…..