Lions and Boundaries in Dreams
I recently had these two dreams sent to me and thought about how important they are for so many people.
I had a very vivid dream. I had no option but to pass through a path to get to the other side. There was a caged lioness and lion cant remember but the lioness I recall very well. They were in like a cage protected by a cage and electric fence. I was with a friend who teased the lion. one of the lions tried to attack us I was so afraid the lion went on top of us using the cage and vegetation it tried to attack us it would have killed us. Deep down in my heart walking through this path I knew there was nothing this lion could do but I have never been so petrified. It roared and did all scary stuff to no avail. The vegetation above, the fence and the cage kept us safe.
The funny thing, I still went back on the same path and got the same fear again. I woke up my heart pounding. It was so terribly vivid.
2 weeks earlier, I dreamt I was flying on a broomstick. It was an amazing dream I soared liked an eagle, it was such ecstasy I would want to relive that dream although broomsticks and witches are connected, I am no witch. It was also a terribly vivid dream I can once in a while drift into the feeling of being able to fly into the sky.
These two dreams show us what happens to a great many people who have extraordinary abilities and why they are so blocked. Being able to fly in a dream means you are able to free yourself from the day to day experiences of the world, see new possibilities, and then freely get to them. When a person is soaring in their life, this is what they are doing.
The previous dreams show us how we remain in fear. There are certain types of individuals that are like uncontrolled beasts like a ravenous lion. Even when a boundary has been erected to separate you from their viciousness, they still strike terror in the dreamer. When this dreamer lives in the fear of the lion, then she cannot do the second dream which is to soar to new heights in her life.
When you are dealing with this kind of person, the most important thing to realize is that you becoming a positive lion with courage is your best defense. Normally it is the society’s responsibility to protect us from this type of lion, but it often does not do a good job of it. We don’t think that we have the right to cut this type of person out of our lives because we believe that it is not a caring and compassionate thing to do. At that moment we drop the boundary (the fence in the dream) and then we let the lion prey on the innocent. What is important is to have extremely strong boundaries and protective measures. A ravenous lion needs prey (innocent people) in order to build its ego power. When it doesn’t have it, it starves and becomes nothing. The double or triple fence that is electric or something like it means that while you believe that all human beings have an essential goodness about them, some have been so perverted as to completely cover that good part up. Compassion does not work in this case. What is needed is detachment from them by assertively setting boundaries to not relate to them. This is what it means to be a positive lion. You are courageously setting boundaries. This is what the lion needs the most, to be completely isolated and starved so that its ravenous nature can be transformed into a positive one. Relating the lion in a positive manner only strengthens its resolve to use its power in negative ways.
Once the boundary is set and you feel protected then soaring is possible. It will be even like having a magical broomstick. The boundary always comes first.