Sunday, August 23, 2009

I Dream of Acorns

Last night I had a dream. D. and I were potentially being displaced from our camping spot because of a drainage ditch at risk of overflowing. Experts were assessing the situation to let us - and the rest of the campers - know if we'd have to leave.

One woman stood out among the experts. There was nothing visually extraordinary about her, but when our eyes met I felt a connection. The connection was enhanced by an intangible third party - call it the Universe, call it God, call it what you will - manifested through a feeling of truth and knowing, and a strong bond to the soil on which we stood and the lush, green trees that towered above.

The woman proceeded to ask D. and I a question as part of the process to determine who would need to leave their campsite, but she only asked us, not the others.

The group of experts was leaving to mull over their assessment, leaving the rest of us waiting for direction. We were already mentally preparing to move. Suddenly the woman with whom I connected so deeply slipped away from the group and tapped me on the shoulder. She extended her hand and opened her palm to expose a handful of acorns. They were the colour of dark chocolate truffles, some with caps off, some whole, all of them seeming a bit dry and past their prime. She whispered, "They're ready. It's time."

My mind flashed back to a small chest I had at home full of similar treasures, most of them from the earth: pine cones, pebbles, the odd shiny bauble and amidst the mix, the odd acorn - same chocolate colour, same dry-looking finish. I looked backed at her extended palm with a doubtful expression and with a gentle smile on her face she repeated, "They're ready."

~end dream description~

Today I checked the meaning of acorn in an online dream dictionary, here's part of what I found:
To see acorns in your dream, symbolizes strength and durability. Seemingly small beginnings will have the greatest potential for growth. Don't underestimate your minor goals. You are about to enter a new phase in your life.
How lovely. Last night I dreamt of acorns.


  1. I love acorns. And I love this post. It's absolutely lovely in every way.

  2. Such a fitting dream for you, Stephanie. And I love that you were given this information at a time when you really needed to know it. : )

  3. ooo, gave me chills.
    that is simply beautiful!
    oaks are slow growing, ever lasting trees, so perfect for this!
    oooo. seriously love this post!