KARMA ROAD book cover, 2014 by Freda M. Chaney
Yesterday, I took a long nap after working on book edits. I dreamed I met a thin woman who was to instruct a class I was attending. She was in an outer room. Inside the classroom, a man walked to where I had seated myself. He handed me 2 pieces of shaped glass. I raised them to my eye level and looked through them. They appeared to be very old glass, no specific coloring, but a bit cloudy. I assumed they were vintage paperweights. On further inspection, I noticed that there were printed words inside the glass.
I passed the glass shapes to my left where another man who obviously knew me was sitting. He had a look, and then passed them back to me. 'Did you see your namesake in there, Freda?' he asked. I lifted the odd glass pieces to my eye level again, and saw the name 'Eliot' along with many other words! As I lowered the paperweights, I discovered that there was a third one on the table that I had not yet seen. It had a very curious shape like a petite woman's dress form. I rolled the three pieces around in my hand. Suddenly our dog, Rocky, stood barking at me as though he sensed something, and I awoke from the dream. I remembered every detail.
What strikes me about this dream: the woman in the outer room who will instruct us, the two men who seem to guide me in the process of discovering that my namesake is attached to the two paperweights, the words inside the paperweights, and the fact that a third oddly-shaped one appears out of nowhere, and bears a similar shape to the woman who is in the outer room waiting to instruct the class. I can only sit in the classroom of life and learn what it all means, and perhaps in the process, my own karmic direction will become clear as glass. " ~ Freda M. Chaney, KARMA ROAD