Sunday, October 09, 2005

Dreams...of another nature

Webster's dictionary defines a dream as a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep. Sigmund Freud would have agreed and probably helped establish that by-the-book definition of a dream. But what about the subtle undertones of dreams...that feeling of raw reality...of inescapable palpability? For years now, I have been "blessed" or perhaps "cursed" by what most refer to as psychic or pre-cognitive dreams. Laugh if you must. At first everyone does. I don't talk much about this subject out of fear of persecution, especially in the "Praise the Lord"-laden Bible Belt where I live. However, I feel somewhat safe here (As most do on a blog, moreso that in the real world) to forego any reservations and just share reality.

Rarely do I have "gut feelings" or preminitions...probably not any more than any other somewhat intuitive person. But, in cycles, I definitely have dreams of questionable nature. At first I tried to debunk their validity myself, because even I, did not believe what I was dreaming was coming true. I would dismiss it as "impossible" or some strange, unexplained form of deja vu. But, it didn't work.

It never worked, in fact. See, I started keeping a journal & being sure to tell my husband and a close friend, at least of my every dream, a way to prove to myself and to everyone else that this was real. At first they thought I was crazy because some dreams were just what Freud and Webster's dictionary defines them as....just random thoughts, images or emotions of previous days. But, quite frequently, we all found that one by one, a week or two apart, these dreams started coming true, and in great detail. They weren't always perfectly accurate, but they were close enough to be impossible to deny.

Many have told me things like "It's just self-fulfilled prophecy" or "You are practicing witchcraft to receive these dreams". No, neither is true. The reason the second is not true is I really don't. I consider myself very spiritual, with a mostly Christian basis for my beliefs, but also incorporating (or at least trying to) elements of many beliefts such as Buddhism, Wicca and Pagan beliefs for their principles and guidelines of trying to be a better human being. The first is not true because I only told of these dreams to my husband and a very close, trustworthy friend and rarely told the actual subjects of the dreams at all. So it would be impossible for them to be self-fulfilled for that reason.

Another thing people also always try to say is that this "gift" comes from a "demon" or evil source. That is simply not true due to the nature of the dreams. You see, they are always a "warning" or sorts or a "flag" to let me know I need to check on someone or be careful to avoid something or to comfort someone.

I guess the best way to explain these things are to give you some examples. So here they are, and I will leave you with them for contemplation. These are only a few examples that occurred most recently and that are not too personal to embarrass any of the subjects of them. I can understand skepticism and respect it but I can assure you that this is true and I do not know the source. Think it all over and let me know what you think the source could be.

Example 1: Dream: I am holding a close friend of mine and comforting her as she cries. I can smell a smoldering fire and she is sobbing about the fire and how scared she was. It all feels extremely real like I am actually there. I can see her husband, standing with arms crossed, staring at the smoldering fire. The next morning, I remembered the dream when I first woke up. I told my husband about it and called these friends and asked them if they were ok. They said everything was fine and acted perfectly normal. I did not tell them about the dream, just said that I had been thinking about them and wanted them to be careful. That night, they called and told me that their car had caught on fire at the gas station, while they were filling up the tank & the fire department had to come and put it out. Luckily nothing exploded and no one was hurt but their car was burned badly enough not to be operable.

Example 2: Dream: I can see my mom and dad at my brother's house. It is dark and my brother is lying on the couch and looks very tired or sick. My mother places a yellow blanket over him and kisses him goodbye. He falls asleep. The next morning I couldn't get the dream off my mind so I called my mother to ask her if my brother was ok. She seemed a little surprised I was calling and told me they had been at his house the night before to check on him because he had the flu. She said she had fed him some soup and helped him lie back down. I then told her what I had dreamt. She, of course, doubted my validity. I asked her if she had put a yellow blanket on him and she got completely silent. I had to ask her if she was still there and she said yes, she had covered him up with a yellow blanket.

Example 3: Dream: I had just gotten out of the Army and my old platoon was on their way to Iraq. Since we were very close, I went to see them off and kept getting this nagging feeling in my stomach about one of my soldiers. I felt like she was going to come back ok but I felt like there was something about which to be concerned, but I couldn't figure it out. I went home that night and had a dream that she was sitting in the desert, on top of a humvee, in Iraq, crying and sobbing and holding her abdomen. I didn't see any blood in the dream but I knew something physical was wrong. In the dream she even said that she was coming home. But I couldn't figure out why. About a month later I found out she was back in the states. While in Iraq, she had been vomiting alot and not being able to eat. She was sent for medical treatment and was told she was pregnant. This was completely unexpected for her and not something she wanted, but she was sent back to the states, had the baby and is doing great.

Example 4: My brother had been dating a wonderful woman and we were all under the impression they were going to be getting married. As far as I knew everything was going great. But one night, only 3 weeks ago, I dreamt that they were fighting in her kitchen...not physically, just verbally arguing and that they broke up in the dream. The next morning I called my brother and asked him how he was doing. He said everything was fine and that he and his girlfriend were going out for dinner so he had to let me go. I did not tell him about the dream. Just last week, my dad told me that they broke up. I called my brother and offered him my support. He told me they had been arguing a lot and when he was over at her house last week, helping her cook dinner that she had decided to end the relationship. Then I told him about the dream.

So, take it as you will. I don't know where it comes from but I can assure you it is real. Any thoughts?

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Blogger Gypsy said...

Hmm I have two thoughts I'd like to share with you my sister.One I think it is some part of your female self you are intunned with ,wither it be you mothering side or the warrior side.When you dont fear what you are, when you dont put limits to your thoughts or cares, I think you open a door in your mind. One with out a key hole, yes? You in my humble opion share a energy thread, something that binds you in this life to those around you. Maybe karmatic maybe not ? Not my place to say. Secondly though out history , at least from my point of view, Once ther Vernal Equinox passes ( sept 21 this year) Somethign changes in the atmosphere, a shift in the winds, phases of sun and moon. Something primal comes forth to the subconcious, like a fog, letting the forgotten arise. Time of year that many say the Veil between worlds lift, or maybe just thins out a little bit. Maybe since you are pushing against that veil anyway that this time of year is a birthing point? Pushing you past that boundry. And the more you clean your mind over the years the more you absorb mmm? the more these "dreams", "thoughts" feelings? March forth and that side which is mother, warrior , friend grabs them like some banner and waves them for current self to see. I say take the lead sister, I say take those dreams and chew them, cram them wholey in your mouth.Let those thoughts, dreams roll around in your mouth. Swallow them and digest them ......then. what you ask? Nothing, that is right, nothing. let them grow in you, be part of you. Never seperate what you are from what you are given. Oh did I mention share? Ya share, with your self, with those who except what you feel, dream what you see.....let it be more part of you and you will " if you like" find your self more accepting of it as well. Then who knows what you might find past your door. ( lol last time you ask for a comment I wrote you a book )

lots of love to you sister
fellow dreamer and sometimes sharer of thoughts to many :)

Blogger Chick With A Gun said...

Wow...what to say in response. I don't even know what to say except that you hit what I am feeling right on the head...once again. You are so good at I think I just needed to hear that from you that it was a part of me that I need to digest to eventually embrace fully. For some reason, I have still not completely emraced it, as you can see.

You are so supportive and amazing. I miss you so much.

Blogger Ang said...

I can relate. It's like some sort of hyper-intuition. The pre-cognitive dreams I have had stand out from the rest. I know when I wake up that the dream has a meaning, even if I do not see a connection right away. One dream took over a year to "come true" (I'd forgotten it, but I wrote it down it affected me so much, and was able to "act" on it because I found it and re-read it one night when I had insomnia). Another dream meant that I was in a position to pretty much save a friend's life the next day.
I also often get the "hyper-intuitive" sensations while awake. I describe it by saying that while some people see auras, I can feel them.
I don't talk about it much, only with a best friend, because most people don't understand. In some way, they are afraid of it.

I say keep writing the dreams down.

Blogger BlueMoon said...

Hey girlie,
I've had a few dreams actually come true verbatim. I just attribute it to the "connectedness" of the universe...I thought they were weird too and didn't tell anyone (figured they'd think I was going 'round the bend or lying).

Don't worry about what other people think about your dreams, just consider them a lovely gift and accept them...I haven't had any that I remember come true in quite some time and really do miss them a lot!


Blogger Warrior said...

what makes you surprised? It's perfectly normal to dream about people you care about but don't let anyone tell you they can interpret your other dreams accurately. Only you can

Blogger Chick With A Gun said...

Thank you all for your comments! I really appreciate that all of you took the time to lend me your thoughts! I think maybe I was just coming through some sort of acceptance stage and maybe needed some reinforcement? So, thank you all very much!!!


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