Last night I dreamed that an acquaintance of mine had died. It wasn't a person I normally associate with on a daily basis, just someone I know. When I awoke I heard the words of a song repeating themselves over and over in my head... don't look back... don't look back..
Years ago I read a book about dream interpretation and I learned a few different ways of interpreting dreams. One way is to imagine the characters in the dream after you awake and ask them what they are trying to tell you. Most of the time dreams are given to us to teach us something about ourselves. I don't think this dream was telling me that someone was about to die, although it is possible.
The message I got from the person in the dream is that every morning when I wake up make sure I appreciate all the people in my life and enjoy every moment as if it is my last. I have a tendency to always be planning ahead so much that I forget to enjoy the moment. Moments pass so quickly, and it is so important to appreciate and enjoy all of them.
The words of the song.. don't look back.. don't look back.... it is not a normal tendency of mine to rehash the past. I am thinking perhaps something is getting ready to change and the dream is telling me not to look back, to keep moving forward. Dreams about death don't always mean something bad, sometimes it can mean that the old is passing away and something new is about to arrive on the scene.
I am looking forward to whatever is in store and I am enjoying every moment as if it is my last. I am going to enjoy every person I wait on at the Post Office, I am going to enjoy all the time I spend with my loved ones, I am going to appreciate each person I meet as if it is the last time I will see them. Yes the old is passing away and the new is on its way!