On Monday, May 23, 2016, I had woke from a dream that I knew involved Mark; the complex manager here at Newtonian Gardens. It was a very vague dream so I made a brief note about it in my personal journal and moved on.
Usually; I will have a dream about talking with Mark in my apartment, which customarily coincides with him delivering my rent notice two to four days later. However, this Month, the rent notices went out in the mail, rather than being hand delivered.
During a chance meeting I had with Mr. Kanaley outside my building on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, I really didn’t give Monday’s ambiguous dream much thought at all. We had got to talking about the new washers and dryers being installed in apartments; whether or not they would have knobs and buttons or flat panel displays, like the one controlling my oven.
This in turn led him to ask me if I needed a braille overlay so I could use my oven. I assured him that I had already worked things out regarding the usage of the oven; taking him up stares to show him the very cool and none intrusive overlay I had made for my oven’s flat panel display, already. I kind of got the impression that he was rather impressed with my handy work, too.
However I didn’t think I would be having any consequential meetings with him after that for at least a little while. The guy is pretty much on the go most of the time. So, on the occasions when I do run across him, it’s not often that we really get the chance to talk for more than a minute or two in passing.
Besides; I’m not a needy tenant. So, other than just saying hello a few times a month, there really is no reason for us to see a whole hell of a lot of one another.
So, when Friday, May 27, 2016 rolled around; it didn’t really hit me as to why I might have been dreaming about Mark Kanaley (even vaguely) until the fan motor in my freezer started making quite a racket. “Yup!” Mark’s arrival early Friday afternoon to install a new fan motor made it pretty clear to me as to why I had that annoyingly vague dream on May 23rd.
So, I’m thinking that in future I’m going to have to dig a little deeper into even those frustratingly nebulous dreams that I sometimes have; insuring that there isn’t a message there that I might be missing. In this case; the May 23rd dream was a sign of a pending meeting with someone and, “I totally missed the boat on that one,” because I was being picky. This leads me to wonder how much else I’ve missed; sacrificing dreams simply because I didn’t feel they were clear enough to warrant my usual intense scrutiny.
It doesn’t bother me so much that I messed up and didn’t recognize the dream for the precognitive vision it clearly was. What bothers me is the fact that I’ve probably missed out on a lot of useful intel about myself that could have helped me to more quickly grow as a person; all simply because I blew off loads of unclear dreams over the years.
But, I can’t change the things I’ve done. The best I can do is make it a point to improve upon the way I work with the gifts God has given me in the time ahead.