In my life time I have had a few memorable dreams about Krishna. The 1st time I dreamed of him I did not yet know who he was. I was 18 and living here in America in Florida raised Christian. I did not feel any connection to the Christian God though so asked God if he would reveal himself to me in prayer before going to bed. Then I dreamed of being in a strange place. The sky was brown and there was a very large tree with branches that twisted in every direction. I was lying underneath it in the grass and could feel a calming wind, hear birds, and tinkling bells in the distance. I was feeling very peaceful until I suddenly started feeling a crawling sensation all over me. I opened my eyes and I was covered in yellow ants.
I wanted to scream but was afraid to open my mouth and get ants inside my mouth. I was filled with terror when suddenly a man leaned over and touched my forehead and all of the ants dissolved in a flash of light. I noticed he was very strange and beautiful looking. His skin glowed like a cloud does in the sky and his hair was dark as a ravens. In his hair was jewels of different sorts strung together with gold chains. He had a yellow and pink shawl draped over his shoulder.. although I can't remember the details of his pants or jewelery.. I do remember he was wearing both. I was too fixated on his eyes. They were dark as space until the light shined on them and then they were gold. He picked up my hand in his and I felt butterflies all over and my heart fluttering. I was completely in love with this man who saved me.
I asked "Who are you?" and he just smiled playfully and squeezed one of my toes gently. I could hear him speaking back to me even though he never opened his mouth. He was answering me in my mind. "I am who you asked to see" and then I woke up. Months later I realized he was not a dream about a ghost or spirit as I first thought but a Hindu diety when I visited an art museum and saw a painting of him in a Hindu Mythology exhibit.
The second dream I had about him came a few years later. It was very hot out which made me begin to doze off at work one day. Then I saw the same man I had seen before but he was much younger looking this time. He looked like a teenager almost. His hair was very long but this time held up in a top knot and decorated with pearls and a peacock feather instead of jewels. He was in a field with very lush grass and trees. I felt compelled to look down at the grass and then his feet. I looked back up after I heard whistle of a flute. I looked up and saw that he was holding a simple wooden flute that had a tassle hanging off the end. He was smiling at me in that same mischievous way he did the first time I saw him in a dream and asked me if I would like him to play for me? and then I woke up.
After that I went through a period of trying to learn about him and draw sketches of him. I was not happy with the sketches though, they could not match the beauty I saw in my dreams. Then I got frustrated I could not understand many words in the bhagavad gita. Finally I was angry with many trivial things in my life as well. I let them distract me and make me question my spiritual experience even though Krishna had shown me great mercy by coming to me in dreams, to my knowledge, before I had ever seen any pictures or text about him.
The third dream I had about Krishna was recently at my work. I work at a metaphysical shoppe now (since one year ago) and we have several large statues in the hallways. One by the front door is of Ganesh. Well, I dreamed I was at work and looked over at the Ganesh statue and it glowed. Suddenly all of these people came over to it singing and chanting, clapping, and ecstatic. I wonder what they are freaking out about so I walk over to get a better look and see Krishna leaning on the statue and touching the forehead of Ganesh. He looks over at me and winks then puts a finger to his lip mischievously and goes "shh". I feel like he is up to something and I like I have known him forever. Like he has done this sort of thing over and over and I'm used to it by now. I notice he is speaking to me but no words are coming out of his mouth just before I wake up. Then the dream is over.
Lastly, and most recently (about a week ago) I have had a dream where it is Krishna I see at first but then he turns into Vishnu. This might be influenced by the fact I know alot more about him now then when I had the first two dreams and knew next to nothing about him. I studied about him because of the dreams and understand he is the 8th avatar of Vishnu now so that might have influenced this next dream.
The dream is that I am in a jungle and it is night time. I am looking up at the sky and the moon is full and bright. There is a second bright disc, smaller, near it in the sky and yet another further off. It is hard to tell if they are planets or just very bright stars. I look down and realize that I am not a human like in every day life. I am in the form of a wolf. I smell something delightful and decide to follow it. I begin running through the jungle and notice I pass by a snake that is coiling it's way through some vines in the trees. After a little while I run to the center of the forest and there is a lake with crystal clear water that seems very pure. In the center of the lake is Krishna sitting on a very large lotus petal and holding a conch shell to his ear.
I hear the ocean as I jump in the water. He dips one finger in the water and the entire pond ripples. Each of the ripples glows a bright white and suddenly I am turned human again. I swim over to him and he lifts me up onto the lotus petal with him and holds me close to him. My head is rested on his shoulder and he takes my hand once again in his hand. Then I drift off to sleep in his arms and I think that I am dreaming in the dream. The dream that I think that I am having in the dream is of me standing at a giant ornate white door with gold trim.
I open the door and inside is absolute darkness - pitch black - I am wandering inside blindly when I feel something.. it feels like bubbles in a bubble bath. But I am not in water. I am in space. Suddenly the darkness is permeated by a whiteish blue light in the distance. I feel something moving past me and realize the darkness is actually the body of a giant serpent. When it uncoils itself I can see where the light is coming from. Lying in the middle of the bubbles is Vishnu holding a galaxy in his hand. He blows on it and it turns into one of the bubbles and drifts away. He is also listening to a conch shell and I can hear what he hears in my head. The sound of wind and the ocean. I realize he is doing many things at once while appearing to be asleep. His presence is extremely overwhelming and I can't process it all. Then I wake up. If you can tell me what you think of these 4 dreams mean I would really appreciate it.
Thank you. - Stephanie Celeste------------