Several years ago I had a dream. I was just reminded of it couple days ago in a conversation with my sister. I will share the dream first and then a background followed by the interpretation.
I dreamt that my husband and I owned a large house with a beautiful garden and we hired a gardener to keep our garden. The gardener was T. Harv Eker, author of “Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind“. He would come work for us daily, trimming bushes and the like. In the dream our gardener (Harv) was flirting with me, a married woman. Any time I went outside, he’d try to talk me into being with him despite me being married. So I decided to go outside the fence to go tell my husband that the gardener was really pursuing me and as I went to him, there on the ground I found hundreds of diamonds! Different sizes and all so brilliantly shiny as the sun hit them from all angles. I was so excited and wanted to quickly bend over to start collecting all these diamonds that seem to have fallen from the sky! I couldn’t believe my eyes! As I bent down, to my disappointment, I realized they were all plastic diamonds! Large toy, fake, plastic diamonds! Their sight in the dream reminded me of these large diamonds on toy jewelry little girls wear when they play dress up. But even so I wanted to believe they were real and tried picking up as many as I could, knowing full well they were just plastic and feeling so disappointed. Then I woke up.
Background: As a home business owner, most of us get exposed to these teachings on mental power and self-help and how you have the power in you, not only to create wealth, but to heal yourself, to live a happy life, to have great relationships and everything you could possibly want in your life. All possessions and high success can be reached simply by day dreaming them into reality, meditating on them all day while you work, repeating positive affirmations everyday night and day and it all sounds so darn attractive, with some spiritual language included that even well-meaning Believers don’t see the trap. They don’t realize this is all new age teaching about being one with the universe and completely void of God. Make no mistake, spiritual sounding does not mean biblical truth. Another such book is “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne besides Harv’s best seller and there are many others. Warning to Believers in Christ: Think of it… if truly I could have it all by using mental power, by using positive affirmations day in, day out, why would I need God at all? In that case, forget God! I can be my own god and design my own life as I wish it to be. Be careful dear ones… The Bible says that God gives us the ability to produce wealth. Yes, this too comes from God. Don’t confuse the term “universe” with God! I know the content of those teachings that even Believers cling to. I too read the books, watched the movie and attended the seminar. I also repeated positive affirmations and visualized my desired life until the Lord exposed these lies. And because I submitted those teachings soon to the Lord and ask Him to show me His truth, He spoke to me about it and I journaled all He taught me and then gave me this dream later. We must all weigh what we hear and not just run to mix Biblical truth with New Age beliefs.
Interpretation: In my dream, the gardener, in this case Harv, represents these teachings about mental power to create success and wealth and more in your life. Could be that the garden represented my life even. I had let this teaching into my life and it started to seduce me. I knew deep down though something wasn’t right about him (these teachings) pursuing me. I went to my husband in the dream whom I believe represented the Lord as My covering (just as my husband is my covering and the Lord also being the Lover of my soul). Me telling my husband about this gardener pursuing a relationship with me represented me submitting these teachings to the Lord. Also I think the reason my husband was outside the fence is that when false teachings overtake your life, you are really pushing God’s truth out. You can’t have both truth and lies mixed. And you can figure out what He showed me… all these teachings perceived as the way to true riches, it is all PLASTIC. In other words, fake! You know what they say… not all that shine is gold! Those who understand true riches know what I mean. So, you know I am not saying wealth is bad or fake. Take this to the Lord and ask Him for His heart, best way to receive Truth.
Also feel free to comment if you’ve been seduced by these false teachings as a Believer and what you learned.