Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jedi Mind Tricks

So, I had another night plagued with dreams. This happens to me every now and then, I'll go several nights, maybe a week, with no dreaming, so, physiologically speaking, REM rebound has to hit at some time. Unfortunately for me, it always seems to hit me when I least appreciate it.

My dreams are weird (I'm pretty sure one of them last night had strong Star Wars undertones), but my dreams are vivid. I can remember colors, smells, exact wording of things, people, places. I've always been a huge believer that dreams mean something, whether it's as simple as entertaining your life for a little while, or trying to help you sort out matters or figure a problem out, or if they are trying to give you a sign or message. With me, too, I've been the wonderful recipient of prophetic dreams several times in my life. I don't dream something and have it happen the way it did in my dream. Instead, for me, my brain takes a situation, makes up a whole Hollywood movie in my head, and when I wake up, I know exactly what's going on in my life with that situation. It's pissed quite a few people off in my time because, after having one of these dreams (and they feel different, if that makes sense, so I know when I've had them), I'll maybe ask them a question, or confront them about the situation, and when I try to tell them I knew because I dreamed it--- yeah, the looks I've gotten in my time. Eventually, though, if you get to know me well enough, you stop thinking I'm crazy or have a spy somewhere and just start hating my prophetic dreams as much as I do sometimes.

Well, I had another one last night, and I'm pretty sure this one came with a message. And, as if the Universe didn't think the dream was enough, I get into the car this morning to take my kids to school, and the first word I hear from a song on the radio is 'Dream'. So, upon further investigation of the lyrics to this song once I got home, I find that it fits my dream perfectly. A sign or a message? This time around, I have to believe so, between the dream and the song, there's definitely a message for me. The question is now, what the hell do I do? Just accept the dream for what it was, for what was going on in the dream, and move on? Or, ask the questions that the dream raised, go through trying to explain what's going on in my head? Both have their positive points and negative points. Guess it's up to me to weigh those and proceed. I can tell you one thing, though- I've had dreams like this before, dreams about this situation, dreams that have proven to be true in the past, so I don't doubt what I dreamed last night. I do, however, wonder if finally asking the questions (because I quit doing that after a while; I knew the answers for myself, I didn't need to open any wounds further), possibly finally getting answers, will make the dreams stop. Tough call....

And yes, there were lightsabers, a Jedi and Darth Vader somewhere in this dream. Like I said, the Universe makes up Hollywood stories to get it's point across to me through dreams. It's kinda like, 'Hey, we're about to hit you with a huge epiphany about your life with this dream. Here's Luke Skywalker and Yoda to help lessen the blow.' Yeah, thanks, Universe. Next time, can the blow be lessened by say, Ryan Reynolds, maybe Johnny Depp?? Pretty please? I'll pay attention to any message they're giving me. I promise!

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