Hi friends. I could use your help interpreting a dream, whether or not there is anything to interpret here is beyond me, but I believe there is. I would love to hear from a priest, if there is one on the forum, though I certainly will be mentioning this to my parish priest.
In my dream last night. I was sitting across from my husband at a white table that was very short in depth, and I had my hand on his shoulder, gripping it. I was staring at his face and saying the Green Scapular prayer (like in my signature below),* “Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death”.*
I say this every day for him for his conversion, as he is an atheist and his rebellion against the faith is causing serious problems for our marriage (he refuses to allow our children to be raised in the church, turning his back on the vow he made when we were married).
I said it once, and then his face became…weird somehow. He looked confused. I said it again, and then his jaw set. I said it again, and he started to look angry. I said it again, and then his eyes started changing, his pupils started dilating and then they quickly became black, and filled up his entire eye.
Veins started popping up through his skin, he was breathing rapidly, and looking angry. I kept saying it, calmly, staring at him, but I felt a darkness. A cloying darkness at first but then it became aggressive. Sharp. Gnashing.
It became a bit hard to breathe, but I kept going. His shoulders were heaving up and down, and his eyes were ink black, there was no white, and he was staring right at me. I think he shouted “GET YOUR HAND OFF OF ME” but I’m not 100% sure. Whatever he shouted, I didn’t respond and just kept going.
He then grabs my arm and proceeds to bite my palm. Through all of this, I’m not even flinching. I put my other hand on him and I keep going. He bites, but there’s no blood. I feel no pain. But I can see what he’s trying to do.
I keep staring at him, praying, and eventually, his eyes start to go back to normal, he starts breathing normally and he looks at me with utter confusion. That’s all I remember.
During the entire “assault” I would call it, I felt peace. I felt as if Our Lady was with me, almost standing beside me, keeping me strong. My first thought is that the devil himself was fighting against me. Though I felt fear for a moment, looking into the black abyss that was his eyes, I was utterly confident. I kept saying the prayer with resolve, unwavering. I felt I had no choice but to continue, and the “changing” of my husband’s form didn’t make me skip a beat.
I didn’t even remember this dream until at least 15 minutes after being fully awake. It all hit me at once, and I felt a bit scared, but oddly*** relieved***. I thought immediately of all the things I’m doing - the Masses being said, the daily prayers, the novena’s, the offerings, the sacramentals, etc, and I started to wonder if perhaps there’s hope sooner than I imagined. I felt Mary’s presence, I think I might have even seen her, but I’m not sure. I just know I recognized the devil and I wasn’t about to let him win.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, and of course, any prayers!
God Bless you +