posted on Nov, 10 2006 @ 06:25 AM
I have always been interested in new ways of thinking from reading many books in the past on meditation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy etc and
eventually came across a book called The Power Of Now by a german author called Eckharte Toole.
It basically teaches you a different way in thinking by looking at what is around you in the now instead of your mind taking control of you and
straying into thinking in the past and future. One of the ways of doing this is to clear your mind and simply listen to any thoughts that appear and
simply observe them and with enough practice you drift into a sense of being and enlightenment. I guess it sounds similair to Meditation and Buddhist
practices but although the book can be hard going in bits it comes across really well.
So I have been practicing some of these methods and even though i'm not very good at it (It takes patience and a lot of practice) I have caught
glimpses of what he is talking about and am going to persevere. A strange thing happened to me though.. I decided to try it before sleep last night
and cleared my mind of everthing and drifted into a nice deep sleep.
I dreamt quite graphically and there were lots of things going on around me, people i know all chatting etc, but towards the end of the dream I was
sitting in or next to a bus shelter and was knocked over by something which hurt the back of my head, somebody pulled me to my feet and when I looked
to the ground,instead of their being blood there was a large puddle of milk, the guy said I was knocked down by a bus (I even remember him saying it
was a number 34). Then I woke up.
This morning I was walking to work and decided to pop into a small deli to get a sandwich for lunch. As i approcahed the cabinet to pick up a roll the
assistant came over to put in fresh sandwiches and the next minute a carton of milk fell off the top shelf missing my head by centimetres and covering
this poor girl head to foot in milk. A puddle immediately started to flow between my legs and I got a REAL shock when that part of my dream came back.
I have had coincidences in the past but nothing quite like this. I guess my point is this: If i'm practicing something new with my mind, could this
somehow be related to that particular incident? Although the milk carton wasn't heavy it did just miss my head and in my dream my head felt sore, and
what was the milk significance?
Has anybody had any similair experiences whilst practising meditation or other things? I don't feel freaked out about it, it could be a coincidence
but maybe i'm tapping into an area of my brain that I haven't before. The Power Of Now book isn't designed for this kind of premonition stuff but I
would highly recommend it if people want to stop thinking too much and live in the Now. Let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance
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