I really think I’m affected in various ways by the changes in the atmosphere. It used to be that I always took a fall in March – for years, that was the only time I fell. This year changed that because I seemed to have kissed the floor more often than other years. I also notice that at certain times, I feel better physically. It’s just my perception, I know, but perception can be reality.
I’m taking note, too, that right now, my dreams are a lot more vivid. I always dream in epic proportions – I have since I was a child. They’re in full Technicolor, and I can remember every minute detail. I also find that I really can return to a dream if I’m awake for a short time. If I get up in the middle of the night to use the loo, I just keep the idea of the dream in my head, and I can pick it up where I left off. I’ve read articles about dreams that insist that isn’t possible, but it works for me.
I can usually trace the significance of the dream to something that occurred in real life, but sometimes (as in some recent ones) they’re way off the scale! The one I’m thinking of from two nights ago had to do with an apocalyptic-like story. I was at a specific place in Ocean City, where I spent my childhood summers. I look out to the ocean and see a series of explosions and fires there, wrecking ships and ?amusement parks? I immediately grab my cell phone and call my parents (they’re both in heaven in real life) to see if things are all right there. They also saw the explosions and are being invaded by enemy troops. My mother was upset because they took away my father’s driver’s license. I also couldn’t get in touch with my kids, but my sister and husband were there with me. Then I became some a sort of genius superhero, being able to save everyone from these enemy invaders. Now, where did any of that come from??? That’s just one in a long line of weird, but very life-like dreams I’ve had. Some go back to school days, others are in present day. I should get a book and research the meanings, but I’m not sure I’d be prepared for some of it.
One thing that makes me smile about the dreams is that I’m very rarely disabled in them. I can still walk, run, move about freely, and just be the normal person I once was. That part I wish was true! Another thing that I’ve noticed is that many people who have died are alive again in the dreams, even though the action is occurring in the present. In many cases, I wish that were true as well. Even the scenery – inside and outside – is so realistic and vivid, that I could draw pictures of it in my mind when I’m awake.
It’s a weird occurrence, but I’m sort of getting accustomed to it. Having strange dreams isn’t anything unusual, but for so many of them to be happening, that is odd. As I said, I really believe it has something to do with the tilt of the earth at certain times. If scientists were to read that, they’d probably have me committed to a loony bin. But that’s my idea, and I’m sticking to it.