I have had a few times this happened to me, where I just closed my eyes and something was thrown at my head to wake me up. This time I saw it and it looked like a book with words on it. Not too long afterwards I heard a bell ring after I was awake. I fell back asleep and the next day something woke me up with a loud snap in my ear. My spirit tells me this could be messages from God to my spirit that I may not understand, but eventually will take form.
A word I saw yesterday in my dream was “Diffuse”
2 Corinthians 2:14-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.