Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Lamb and the Lion (and the Kitty)




The night before last I had a dream there was a very large lion in my room, and it was lying on the floor, beside Kitty, who was pawing at him, and he was starting to behave threateningly, like he wanted to squash her. I woke up, as you do, thinking wow that was life-like. I was trying to understand it, why the Lion was not tolerating a small kitty, just being playful. When I got to work at the thrift store and walked throughout he vestibule, where all of the donations are placed when the store is closed. along the wall, was a stretched linen on a frame with a lion and a lamb and a goat on it. It was the Isaiah passage from the Bible:
¶ The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
Isaiah 11:6
I took note of it as I walked in. A few minutes later, in walks a lady and her daughter, shopping for things to create her Halloween costume. They gather their goods together and tell me about why they are buying them. They've chosen a challis material with gold feathers on either end of it. She is going to be a Lion for Halloween. I tell her of my dream and She says, maybe you are supposed to read The Chronicles of Narnia. Irene Piffer) has been suggesting I read that book for a long while.

I look up the meaning of the passage, though, I get the general idea: ways shall be mended. I find this description:
"The "lion and the lamb shall lay down together" is often cited a prophecy speaking of a literal utopia on earth to come - a Golden Age - referred to as 'The Millennium'. It is argued that since so many of the prophecies regarding The Christ's first appearing were fulfilled literally, surely such prophecies of a Golden Age will also be fulfilled literally. This yet-to-come Golden Age ("The Millennium") is spoken of as "Paradise Restored" - an age of Paradise on earth where there will be no death, sorrow, pain or sickness. The prophets described this era with the expression, "the lion and the lamb shall lay down together..." But there is a slight, ever so slight, problem with this: the expression, the lion and lamb shall lay down together does not occur in the Bible! The closest we can get to it Isaiah 11:6."

Since that colloquialism, the Lamb and the Lion shall lie down together doesn't seem to exist in the bible, but this variation does, It would seem that its purpose is to suggest with more exaggeration, that ALL WILL BE WELL.The Twain shall meet.
There will be unity.

My dream about the kitty and the Lion tho reminds me somewhat of what I have been observing with good Old Hudson. In my dream, Kitty was behaving much like Hudson does on a daily basis. Relentless. I've been observing him and thinking that in all of the ideas for my future I've been having, that I try them all out. Take each Idea as a gift, and then, without relent, see them through, whether they come to pass or whether they are crags to get footholds on as I reach for the furthest rock within my grasp, grab hold and step up.