posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 03:49 AM
Although I have followed ATS for about a year now, I have not participated until now. I hope to participate fairly consistently from this point
forward so hopefully over time many of you will become familiar with me.
The experience I had last night has driven me to submit this first post.
Last night I fell asleep as normal, but unlike 99% of my nights, I had a dream that began soon after I first fell asleep, and at the dream's
conclusion I woke up suddenly. Normally I don't experience dreams until the morning just before I start my day. In fact, it feels inaccurate - unjust
even - to call this experience only a dream.
I found myself with several people similar in age to me (I'm 25). I believe their were four of them that took precedence in the dream. 3 women and 1
man. Each was distinct from one another, all with clear personalities and physical features that I could sense acutely, yet they were individuals
completely unrelated and disimilar to anyone I know or have known in this life.
I felt guided by them. They could float, fly at will anywhere without assistance, and I was able to follow them. In order for me to fly with them, I
simply had to believe that I could. It almost felt like stepping off a cliff, trusting my ability entirely despite my logical mind. I found that very
quickly as I showed myself that I could float as well without falling, moving through space by will alone became natural and easy.
I have had flying dreams before, and initially this sensation of believing=flying had been similar in previous dreams, but this dream was different.
The sensations were so much more vivid and real. The four individuals in my dream seemed complete, not simply shadows of my consciousness. And yet,
space and time were so uniquely indistinct. I consistently had this unusual sensation that we were very small and yet, nothing about my surroundings
indicated so. There were vast and towering walls around me, but they were far away from me and indistinct. I felt contained within something vast, yet
the space within where I flew felt endless and freeing. Below me stretched an ocean of gently rippling water with no directional waves as you normally
see in an ocean. I didn't experience it as the ocean in my dream, but rather a vast plane of water that felt unthreatening and gentle.
The way the dream concluded is what drove me to post this. I was near the surface of the water, floating a few feet above it, when I looked up towards
the man in the dream who hovered about 40 ft above me. I wanted to reach him so I willed myself upwards towards him. As I rose, I lifted my hand
before me and looked at it and wiggled my outstretched fingers. It was my hand, visually distinct and I could feel myself moving my fingers. I
marveled at it, it's realness. Then I spoke, I believe for the first and only time in the dream. I said, "it's remarkable. In reality I know my
hand is made of atoms, but here it is made of nothing at all, and yet I can't tell the difference." I looked at the man as I neared his height, and
he responded by simply dawning a gentle and knowing smile and shook his head as if to tell me that I was wrong and knew very little. At that moment I
suddenly plunged towards the water, falling. I was not scared, but I woke up instantly.
When I awoke, I felt as if I were floating above my bed, though of course I was not. My entire body tingled. I felt as if I had just experienced
something very powerful, even spiritual.
Context you should be aware of:
My life as of late has been emotionally quite stressful and difficult. My girlfriend and my parents have had a very strained relationship, a struggle
which has put enormous stress on my own relationship with her as well as my family. Before I went to sleep last night I felt very bothered by all of
this and have for many months. Today though, I had the good fortune of enjoying dinner with my family and girlfriend together and for the first time
things seemed to go extraordinarily well. Everyone was very happy and I sensed that we collectively feel things have finally turned up quite
Please know also that as of late I have tried to self-reflect critically and honestly. I have also tried to embrace humility and compassion as much as
possible, though like all I am an endless work in progress.
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I'd like to further introduce myself to the ATS community. Know that first of all I am not religious, nor
was I born into any religion. I have not ever been baptized, nor ever attended church. I believe in evolution, consider myself an agnostic only
because one cannot know anything with total certainty, but were it not for that truth I would be an atheist. I graduated college a few years ago with
Suma Cum Laude highest honors and degrees in English Literature and History. Now I run my own start-up and it seems to be developing nicely. I have
traveled much in my life, so far seeing nearly 40 countries, though I have spent the most time in Eastern Europe, India, Nepal and England (I live in
America). I have had the fortune of visiting some unique places as well such as Egypt, Turkey and Russia, along with a few places in Latin America and
the Galaopagos Islands off of Ecuador. I am at heart a photographer and have grown a global portfolio over time which has complimented some freelance
journalism I have dabbled in, but my deepest interests lay in geo-politics. I suppose I tell you all this in order to legitimize myself somewhat and
also introduce myself, as I hope to contribute more frequently from now on.
I look forward to reading the responses to this post, and if you have managed to read through all of my blabbering and reached this point, I applaud
you. Thanks for listening.