In the summer of 1977 I had a very strange and vivid dream. It concerned Elvis Presley. Sadly a couple of weeks later he passed away basically from being drugged up by his own Doctors who didn’t seem to care about his vastly deteriorating health.
I was walking alone down a winding path in a large forest when I saw Elvis Presley standing solo on the path in front of me. I ran up and hugged him. He said he had to go and started walking away and was suddenly out of my sight. I continued down the path quickly looking for him everywhere. Traveling around a large tree I came across a huge tombstone in the center of the path. I cannot remember reading anything on the cold, hard marble, but kept up the brisk walk until I came to a large clearing next to a pond and a helicopter about to take off. There were some people standing next to the copter so I ran up to ask them if they had seen Elvis when I realized he was among them. As he climbed into the whirlybird with the other people, I asked him to take me with him. He said “later.”
As they took off I grabbed onto something on the bottom. As it rose up higher in the sky, I knew I had to let go to let myself fall into the lake below. It was then I awoke.
Did my dream somehow foretell that Elvis was about to die? There were some recent reports that his health was badly deteriorated. Maybe normal worry caused me to dream this, maybe not. I was always a fan. Not a huge one, never met him or saw him in concert, but I always liked his spirit. There was something “good” about that man. He was not like so many others and not just because he was talented. There was a basic decency about him that the world is sorely in need of at all times. I am sad that such a gem did not really realize his true worth and could just throw in the spiritual towel like that.
I believe that many of us fall for the old “smoke and mirrors” tricks of the enemy to weaken and destroy God’s people. We all need one another. We are none of us perfect, nor are we created to be. We are created to help one another, not compete against one another. Life is just life, it is not a contest so when you make mistakes or things don’t turn out like you planned, don’t beat yourself up over it. Be kind, always, even to yourself.