A recent Powerball winner seems to contradict what I’ve so often said about dreams…
According to Pearlie Mae Smith of New Jersey, the winning numbers for the May 7th Powerball jackpot came to her in a dream.
Nonetheless, I still say dreams should not be taken literally…
…99.9% of the time*. I speak from experience. Years ago, I based a decision on a literal interpretation and paid mightily for my mistake.
By looking at the dream incorrectly, I also lost its real message—a message that might have benefited me in significant ways.
That said, if I saw a sequence of six numbers in a dream, I’d probably go ahead and buy a ticket. After all, it’s a cheap purchase. It’s not as if I’m flying to Vegas.
But even if I did win, I’d still consider the symbolic significance of those numbers.
(* My figure of 99.9% is a rough guess. The percent of literal-message dreams could be even less.)
© 2016, Michael R. Patton
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