Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

Revelation 5

February 25, 2024 Chuck Smith, Jr Season 2024 Episode 8
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
Revelation 5
Show Notes

Among Jeremiah’s prophecies, we find one that is different from the rest.
The difference is that this one brings a positive message regarding Israel’s future
- after receiving the prophecy, Jeremiah says,
At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me (Jer. 31:26)
• when I wake up from a pleasant dream, I want to go back to sleep and continue it
• that's because some issue was resolved, finally “worked,” or I just got a lucky break
◦ dreams help our brains work through stresses, upsets, some puzzle is solved
- explaining the unconscious, some psychologists use an iceberg illustration
• our waking conscious is the small tip of the iceberg that is visible above water
◦ the great mountain of the iceberg is submerged beneath the surface
• there’s this huge repository of stored memories in our unconscious 
◦ things that we never think about, yet they shape our perception of self and others, and of our behavior
◦ our brains access these hidden files and bring them into our dreams, usually by way of symbols