In my vision my treasure awaits near the pyramids in Egypt and lots of gold is involved. I probably chose Egypt because it's exotic and warm there. However, I really didn't anticipate the desert or all I would be in for like drought, famine, lots of sand, cacti and snakes! There really aren't that many roses to smell in the desert. Duh. Why didn't I just pick the obvious yellow brick road to the Emerald City? Emeralds are nice. It might be warm there in winter months. We really don't know. All we know is that it was a long way from Kansas. Egypt is a long way from Chicago. Damn! I could have picked Kansas. I'd be there by now, even if I walked.
Last night before I went to bed, I asked God to send me a message in my sleep and to tell me what I need to know. Asking for guidance or answers through dreams is a way I can connect to my higher self. "Let me sleep on it" has great power when I don't know what I want. Things can look very different the next morning. Especially if you actually get 8 hours of sleep! All you have to do is ask your question and keep it in your mind as you go to sleep.
I woke up surrounded by snakes! This seemed like a bad thing and that I was in trouble until I looked up the meaning. Snakes are the power within and are not meant to be feared. They represent life force, creative energy, spirit and the continuance of spiritual growth. Unless you get bitten or have one inside of you, then you are probably just awakening to your inner power. I brought a large cactus home from the desert (I was supposed to find treasure, not plants!) When I got it home, I tore it apart (Maybe looking for the treasure.) and 5 snakes crawled out of it. I opened a door for the snakes to escape. A large female Cobra slithered out and was met by an even larger male. The cactus could be the negative part of myself that needed to be cracked open to allow the creative energy out to allow for spiritual growth. It also let out the female aspects of feelings, intuition and openness to be met by the male aspects of strength, assertiveness and will, to create balance. The number 5 represents change taking place. One pretty little snake hid under the couch. One represents a new beginning, oneness with God or unity of life. The couch is a symbol of the need to know yourself and examining beliefs. My new beginning could be hiding under examining beliefs. My oneness with God could be tied to needing to know myself.
I guess what I need to know is myself. However, I'll still ask for more answers tonight. Sweet dreams!