A man took me and a group of people to a remote pond location. I could see the pond in front of us. It looked like a normal pond, like something you would see in a national park or some country area here in Texas. The water was dark and a bit murky making me wonder what was underneath.
Our guide stopped us just short of the pond and pointed to an animal standing on the far bank of the pond. It was a black lamb and we were told it was there as a sacrifice to offer to the piranhas that lived in the pond. Because the lamb would die soon he asked us if we wanted to bury it and put a cross on it’s grave. I saw the cross vividly in my mind and thought about whether we should bury the lamb. I said, “No. It’s just an animal. I don’t care what you do with it’s body”.
He then explained that after letting the piranhas eat the lamb they would be alerted to us being there so we needed to be careful. He then asked for volunteers and I understood that we were each to go into the water and then come back out. I raised my hand thinking I should just get it over with.
At this time I saw my sister was there and she had wandered off with a friend of mine. They were far away laughing and playing around and I remember being concerned at first and then not caring. It was her loss. There was a conscious recognition that in the past had this happened I would have been distraught over my sister taking my friend and not participating in what I was doing. It was nice to know I no longer carried that burden.
I walked into the murky water with the guide. Standing there, I saw a black cow in the water and noticed the piranhas were ignoring it. This made me feel better plus they were not bothering me, either. I then exited the water with my guide.
This dream if full of symbolism and insight. The piranha is representative of something eating away at my subconscious that needs to be addressed. The murky water represents the emotions surrounding this issue. The lamb represents something innocent and pure but since it is black it could indicate there is mourning or intense hurt related to this issue. It could also indicate a need to delve deeper into the subconscious. The sacrifice and acceptance of it indicates that I am willing to give up something for spiritual advancement. The black cow represents maternal instincts and in this case they are being protected.