dreamland

February 7, 2009

I am reading a book at the moment.

Yes, I know,  it’s not unusual… Yeah, yeah…

So, I am reading this book at the moment – “… Oh, forgot the title. It’s by Judith Orloff. She is a psychic and a psychologist at the same time, which makes her experience kind of more credible. To me, anyway.

Yes. And yesterday there was this bit about the dreams. The meaning etc. I decided finally to give a go to recording my dreams on a regular (more or less) basis.

The recommended method with the dreams is to ask a question, or program yourself to have a dream on a certain topic, so that you can receive the wisdom through it, before you fall asleep. Then, when you wake up, it is best to record it ASAP, because the chances are – you’ll forget. It might be not too important, but then again, on some occasions it might be life saving.

Yesterday my plan was to have a healing kind of dream. The question was “what is this pain I am having lately in my spine, and what am I to do about it”. I suspect, somewhere along the line my subconscious reprogrammed itself for s more exciting entertainment. I guess it didn’t think much of my health agenda, and decided to go for an action movie instead. As usual.

There were two dreams. In the first one I kept rewinding and trying various methods of solving the problem presented in the dream. I am being overcharged in the cafe. When I find that the bill is far too high, I point it out to the owner, she realises the mistake and promises to sort it. She offers me to return back in a few minutes while she is dealing with it. I say “OK” and go outside with the girls, leaving my card behind on the counter. I do it intentionally, trusting her to do her job in an honest way. Maybe more to the point, not wanting to hurt her feelings by doing otherwise.

When we come back, it turns out that she confused our bill with the other party’s one. They’ve already paid MY bill and gone. I am her only chance to get her money to the full. I am naturally outraged and show it. She is very upset and almost begs me to pay the someone else’s much bigger bill, because she can’t get money her from them now. At this point I think: “Hang on. Is it wise to shout here? Maybe the best strategy would be to be kind of a naive and trusting type, vulnerable, needing looking after?” So, I rewind to the moment when the problem arises and start again in my new image.

“No. Won’t work, ” –  think I. First of all, it was my own mistake to leave the card behind with people, who already showed improper behaviour by overcharging me. That was very stupid. Anything could be done with the card while I was out – information recorded, good bought – the lot! Start again, and keep being angry and pushy and outraged. I rewind and resume the angry scenario…

At this point I think I woke up. Probably didn’t find the right solution and gave up on the whole situation. However, it was an interesting exercise an two aspects – rewinding the dream (which I am not doing the first time), and the dealing with the situation itself. I am NOT going to leave my card laying about anywhere any more!

The second dream was about me trying to find my car, which I parked somewhere on the street, as one does. I am on a bicycle. The area is rather hilly and very busy. I am circling round and round with no success. I meet a friend of mine. He is nice, friendly, jumps on the boot behind me. It is getting heavier to ride the bike. We go up and down, round and round. The streets are packed with the parked cars. at the bottom of yet another hill he offers to take my place, and I am glad to swap. I am taking a ride now and feeling better. However, I am loosing hope to find the car. We cycle along, and on the sides of the road we are I can see several cars parked really recklessly, crashed into each other, and actually on top of each other. I marvel at that. We ask someone for help or direction. She says, that I must have left it with someone. There are new people, Koreans, leaving in the neighbourhood… At this point I remember! Of course, I left my car with the very nice people in the yard, as they could see I didn’t find anywhere to park and offered me to help. And I recollect the episode in my dream, which at the same time appears to me as if I remembered it from the dream I had previously (curious!). I say to my friend;”I know exactly where my car is now!” and off we go to pick it up. The end.

At some moment during the day, the meaning of the second dream came to me. I thought: “Oh, yes!” But now, I don’t remember what that was… Never mind!

Watch the sequel tonight!

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