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THE LINES OF INTENT
dream date (06/24/98)
I am outside the house that I lived in, at the time... (in Wayne NJ). It is dark...I am in the trees up the street...about twenty feet off the ground. There are (two/three?) others with me...(my guides/teachers?)
I cup my hands together in a fingerweaving mudra... the hands steepled together as if in prayer, but with the hands pointing downward.
A strong chord, like a smooth thick rope, emerges from my abdomen, and goes out to the place I intend to fly to... The line reminds me of the silk spiders use for web-building. The filiment emerges from my abdomen, below my navel. I hold it between my hands, shaking it from time to time, to check the connecting link.
I can shake my hands and this vibrates the chord.
It is an extension of my will, just another part of me, moreso even than the spider silk is to the spider.
My (companions/guides?) "feel" like "sorcerers"...
(as in Carlos Castenadas "Toltecs" who I was studing at that time)
They are mysterious and slightly scary, although in no way threatening me.
What is scary is the awesome power that THEY REPRESENTED.
(there was nothing sinister or dark however, about them)
They watch my progress... I am getting the hang of it. I fly from tree to tree... using the "Lines of Intent" to move. I do not swing on the line...
THE LINE REELS ME IN .......to the spot it is projected to.
Future events, (actual waking, real life events)... suggest that there was some type of "training" going on here.
(ACTUAL REAL LIFE EVENTS RELATED TO THIS DREAM)
I was at a local Dance Club,
i was bored, not really knowing anyone there. I had gotten my first (or perhaps second) beer... I am not into excessive drinking, as a rule (and was not even remotly "buzzed" at the time of this following event).
I was not paying attention to anyone... when I felt a tug on the line...
(That is to say, it felt like someone pulled on the "line" that I've described above in my dream.) It was "as if" I were (unknowingly) fishing, and I had gotten a bite...except the "fishing line" was an invisible chord emerging from below my navel
(the same location as the line I saw in the above dream.)
Anyway here's what happened...
I looked up to see what was pulling my "connecting link". There was a attractive, dark haired woman approaching me from the left... She walked along the length of the bar, which was about ten feet in front of me, and dissapeared into the crowded dance floor. In this journey she traveled a path from my left, to my right, walking a line perpendicular to my vantage point... The "pull" (on the afore mentioned invisible line) tracked her movement...
It felt as if I was attached to one end of an invisible line and she was attached to the other....
It was quite clear that it was her because the first tug came from her location... (I looked up AFTER feeling the tug!) It then it tracked her movements, as she walked the length of the bar. The "pull" was clearly tracking her movements, as she walked from my left, out to the dance floor on my right.
I was intrigued (to say the least), and walked over to the edge of the dance floor to get a better look at her and decide what to do. After a moments deliberation, I decided to approach her, and dance with her. Normally I prefer to get to know someone, before dancing with them, (although this is not always the case.)
I was standing at the edge of the dance floor. She had walked about fifteen feet into the crowd and was dancing there.
THE MOMENT I MADE THE DECISION TO APPROACH HER, the crowd opened up like the red sea.
I HAD NOT YET MOVED!!!
Yet in front of me was a clear open path, from me to her, about three feet wide, and about fifteen feet long.
Now, if you have ever been to a crowded dance club you know what it is like to push your way thru the crowd. So when this happened I REALLY WONDERED WHAT WAS GOING ON.
It was quite unusual...and all around the "aisle" that had formed, people were crowded...(still dancing). So I walked up to her and we began to dance.
The two of us were hypnotized by each other...I was stunned by the nature of the events that were unfolding. I guess if I were more confidant, I would have taken this all in stride. As it was, I didn't want to "break the spell"...
I could tell she was both excited and a bit nervous. We were hypnotized by each other...I tried to think of a way to break the ice, to put her at ease, but I didn't get the time.
An Friend of mine came up and made some foolish, crude comments...
This broke the spell...and she slipped away.
I let it go, figuring, If I were "supposed" to meet her... I would.
I never saw her again. ......................................................................................................................................................
I recently had another clear experience in real (waking) life which also related to this body sensation...
I have been single for quite a long time. It is so rare that I find anyone who is even of interest to me that I have simply (pretty much) stopped looking....
Recently however there was an exception to this general situation.
A beautiful woman (named Erin) began to work at the local public library which I frequent. She had just moved into town to live with her parents after breaking up with her husband. She is athletic, with two young children. The first time I met her I felt an immediate attraction to her,,,,and even though I only saw her once or twice a week we soon became friends.
One day a few after we had met she stopped to speak to me and it became quite obvious that she was flirting with me...the shine in her eyes told me that I had her full attention... and while we talked I noticed the pressure in the belly which I have mentioned here. (above)
This time it was somewhat different...
...whereas before it was like a line that was connected (see above) this time it was a feeling of something hard in the same spot
(The lower abdomen)
...however this time it felt like there was something metalic there.
... and there was a pressure grinding against it.
The CONNECTION was not there like the above stories,,
yet the spot was being "rubbed" somehow...
imagine grinding a file on a stone. It was somehow abrasive. yet quite plesant.
In the time I had come to know her it was clear to me she was looking for someone (serious) in her life and I believe I was on the list of canidates. Somehow, however I was still hesitant, (there was much for her to absorb to become a part of my life, far more than can is easily revealed here)
I would have to change gears from much that I had been working on...
>>>but I WAS DEFINITLY CONSIDERING IT<<<
however I didn't "make my move" that day...
a short time later she met another man and they began dating. I had to admit that he was a perfect fit for her. He himself had children the same age as her own...he was aquiring his house from his former wife who had failed to keep up on the mortgage payments and was going to loose it...(thus it reverted to him) so they all had a place to live together. There were several other factors that she told me of at that time ,and I had to admit to myself that she had found her perfect match...
A perfect match not only for her, but also for her children (as well as his)
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In this dream I am in a classroom...I challenge the professors notions of what we are capable of...and to illustrate my point I tell this (true) story to the class.
It happened while I was in college. I was having a discussion with a friend of mine I had nicknamed "Bosco-man" As a longtime student of Martial Arts I had, over time, discovered that we have access to far greater levels of awareness than what we generally employ. In this discussion, (and the interaction that followed) I successfully illustrated my point.
I told "Bosco-man" that we are all capable of sensing danger, as well as the approach of someone who has the INTENT to harm us. To illustrate what I was talking about I set up this test. I told Bosco-man he was to attack me...and that he was to actually try to hurt me.
As a safeguard I asked him to strike in such a manner so that, should I fail to evade his assault, that he would not cripple me or cause any permanent damage. The criteria for the experiment was simple... he actually would have to try to hurt me, and cause me serious pain (otherwise my intuition or "body knowledge" would not alert me to the danger, since it only responds to a real threat) The other factor was that he would have to wait, and let some time pass...since the only way the experiment would have any validity was if he actually attacked me when I was not expecting it.
This of course, would be no trouble for him since we were best friends in college, and we hung out together almost every day. Within a week or so I had forgotten about our discussion... Bosco-man, however, had not.
It was a few weeks later when Bosco sprang his attack. We were leaving one of the campus dorms and as we turned a corner exiting the building he lagged behind, and then attacked.
I felt the urge to move, and I took a long step foward and turned to my left as I faced him, only to see and evade his punch...
"Very cool" Bosco said, with his trademark grin.
At that moment I remembered our previous agreement and smiled at him, elated that my awareness had protected me, once again.
In the dream I only started this story, I was then enveloped with the feeling that accompanied this (former) accomplishment. I was seated in the dream and my PRESENCE INTENSIFIED. I looked at my hands.
Upon waking I realized that I had reached a threshold, and failed to sieze the opportunity to become lucid...looking at my hands had been the signal...
(see the dream ..."finding my hands")
It also seemed that my energy center had shifted below, toward the ground.
NOTE At the time of writing this MY EYESIGHT HAD BEEN SEVERLY LIMITED DUE TO A GENETIC EYE DISORDER THAT i HAVE...THIS DREAM OCCURED DURING A PERIOD WHEN i COULD BARLY SEE...i WILL LEAVE THIS LARGER PRINT TO REMIND ME OF THIS TIME AND THUS REMIND MYSELF OF WHAT i WAS DEALING WITH IN WAKING LIFE AT THE TIME...
I feel the message of this dream is a challenge to look upon this situation with similar possibilities
What is it???
Is there something out there?>??
A something that seems impossible...but is not.
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Lisa and I have an unusual relationship.... She is getting a series of messages in her dreams and waking life (for me) concerning the work I am doing (and will be doing) This is why I refer to her as the messenger... Much of this directly concerns her, since she is activly involved in all of this, and much of it is DIRECT INSTRUCTIONS TO ME HOW TO PROCEED...... Since I play the active role in shaping things and bringing certain projects/activities into being, There is a possibility that this is why these messages are being sent...to keep me on course. I am assured by these dreams of hers that I "have already succedded" Since shamanic dreaming allows one to enter and leave time/space I can only presume that someone from the future (possibly me) is sending these correspondences... This is a part of my effort to document these occurences, I show up frequently in her dreams...Lisa has been dreaming about me since 1997. We only met recently
(in late 2005 /early 2006). She did not reveal the dream encounters to me until much later...I myself have only had a handful of dreams which I have consciously met her in dreamstate... (at this point in time appx 5/2007)
At this time (5/07) I presume that these dream messages originate from my future self or a higer self/sources...
for more dreams from the messenger (see "the messenger" for details on our relationship)
Lisas dream journal entry (Exact quotes) (08-18-06)
Dreamt that I was back on Shady Island. My dad was there , and we were walking down to the water, when he stopped and told me to wait by this tree. I waited for what seemed like forever, and it started to get dark. I was afraid that he wasn't going to come back for me, and I was thinking about leaving because I didn't think I could find my way out of the woods in the dark, when a woman wearing a white gown approached me and asked me to follow her. I told her that I was waiting for my dad, but she said that he wast waiting for me by the water. So I followed her. When I got to the water, it was absoloutly still, like glass, and I remarked at how incredible it seemed. But when I turned the lady had vanished, and my dad was sitting down on the sand, motioning for me to join him. I climbed down the bank, and walked over to him. He didn't say anything, he just pointed to the water. I looked, and I could see myself in a (future?) scene. I was in a dark room, kneeling on the floor with my hands tied behind my back. I wasn't at all scared, and I had the feeling like it was some kind of initiation. Then the dream changed, and I was dancing in front of a fire, with strange symbols painted on my body. I was in some kind of trance, because I kept seeing images of stuff flashing in front of me. Then the images stopped, and two masked figures approached me. One was white and shiny, and the other was black with stars all over. A woman asked me whom I would choose, but before I could answer, they started talking. The white one said that if I chose life, I will surely die because all life must end to progress. Then the black one spoke and told me that if I chose death, I would surely die, because none can ever face the shadow and live in the same form again. I got really frustrated and scared at that point, because it felt like no matter what I chose, I was going to die. So, I turned to my dad and asked for his help, but he smiled and told me that I already knew what to do. Then I felt this amazing feeling of warmth and love and trust in the universe, so I rushed at death and dove at him, with my arms wide open, and I felt two blades pierce my body, one in my heart and the other in my abdomen. The pain was unbelievable, and for a split second, I thought I might have made a mistake, but then he backed away, and as soom as he took the blades out, the pain was gone. He looked at me and told me that now I was fully open and that I had chosen well. I asked if I was dead, and he laughed and said no, that it wasn't my time, and that it had been a test, nothing more. He said that I still have work in life to do, and that I should remember what it is to sacrifice, because I would face the challenge of one soon. Then I woke up.
Rites of passage...(this was her test)...two masked figures approached me. One was white and shiny,
and the other was black with stars all over. A woman asked me whom I would choose, but before I
could answer, they started talking. The white one said that if I chose life, I will surely die
because all life must end to progress. Then the black one spoke and told me that if I chose death, I
would surely die, because none can ever face the shadow and live in the same form again. I got
really frustrated and scared at that point, because it felt like no matter what I chose, I was going
to die. So, I turned to my dad and asked for his help, but he smiled and told me that I already knew
what to do. Then I felt this amazing feeling of warmth and love and trust in the universe, so I
rushed at death and dove at him, with my arms wide open, and I felt two blades pierce my body, one
in my heart and the other in my abdomen. The pain was unbelievable, and for a split second, I
thought I might have made a mistake, but then he backed away, and as soom as he took the blades out,
the pain was gone. He looked at me and told me that now I was fully open and that I had chosen well.
I asked if I was dead, and he laughed and said no, that it wasn't my time, and that it had been a
test, nothing more. He said that I still have work in life to do, and that I should remember what it
is to sacrifice, because I would face the challenge of one soon.