I had an adumbration of death while dreaming of being a soldier in the Vietnam War. This particular dream took place on the night of 1/1/2020. The dream was like an earlier one where I was also a soldier. However, this time I was in the country, in front of someone’s home.
There was a group of men standing on the porch of the house and I think they were arguing. I do not know if I was involved in the argument or not but the next thing I knew, I had been shot in the head. As I placed my hand over the wound, I was not afraid at all. I at once knew that the dream was an adumbration of death.
Adumbration means a symbolic representation of something. In this case, a foreshadowing of my death to the “old man” as I awaken to the “new man”. Neville Goddard talks about adumbrations in several of his lectures. For example, You are a Cosmic Being is just one of the many lectures that Neville gave while he was alive and teaching.
Reflecting on the Dream
There was a time when I would have been fearful of this type of dream. Before finding Neville and gaining a better understanding of dreams, I thought dreams of death were negative. Well, now that I understand that dreams are not to be taken literally, it is a relief.
I have had three similar dreams now about being a soldier and being shot. To be honest, I am not sure if there is any significance to being a soldier in each of the dreams. I am also curious as to whether I will have similar dreams in the future. Adumbrations of death show further awakening to me, so I rather look forward to these dreams.