I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.
- Sue Monk Kidd
In the first issue of our upcoming Mysterious Ways magazine, we'll feature a story by Guideposts Roving Editor Mary Ann O'Roark about the mystery of dreams—the puzzling images and feelings that come to us in our sleep—and what they may mean for our lives.
Throughout the years, we've heard so many stories about how dreams changed peoples' lives in remarkable ways. Recently, we featured a story by Terri Bradbury from Houghton, New York, who had a dream that saved her on the road. Then there's Anne Abruzzini from Turlock, California, who was urged to get a life-saving cancer screening while deep in slumber. Guideposts reader Mary Ruth Howes, from Jersey City, New Jersey, told us how her father's dreams often had a way of being all too real. And Joyce Garner from Casselberry, Florida, discovered that her dream solved her worries about moving and provided an answer to the desperate prayers of a casual friend.
These stories all show that when it comes to dreams, it's more than just our brains working overtime. In our sleep, at our most vulnerable, messages are sent to us that we can't ignore.
I could go on and on, but I'd like to hear from you. How have your dreams provided clarity, or given you caution? How have they solved a problem ... or alerted you to a problem you didn't know was there? Have they given you comfort in a time of need, or prepared you for a difficult time ahead? Share your story in the comments below or email us. We're looking forward to reading them.