All growing up I had disaster dreams (as well as many family members). Mine have always been focused on insanely high tsunamis, earthquakes, and
volcanoes. They were always vivid, lucid dreams- while they happened I was 100% sure it was real (I often ask myself in my dreams if I'm dreaming or
not) and it took many days to shake it off and convince myself it didn't really happen.
But the dreams I've had since the eclipse at the end of December? Wow. Most would only make sense to me, but there is one in particular I've been
puzzling over that I had 01/06/11. I guess I'm just not sure what I'm suppose to do with it.
You know how dreams are usually kind of vague on details and mostly symbolic? Good luck in getting actual numbers or dates, right? Well one night, a
boring non-significant dream was in process, and out of nowhere some man cut through a crowd off to my lower right (I was on some stage/platform with
other people). I could sense him coming, he meant business. The rest of the dream faded into a backdrop, and I was suddenly lucid and very aware
that I was in a dream and what was happening.
As soon as I turned towards him he said, "January 18th. Does that date mean anything to you?" In the dream I knew I should know what the date meant,
but I couldn't quite grasp it. I said, "It sounds familiar to me." Then he said, "What about August 18th?" (This 2nd date kept alternating between
Aug. 18 & 21.) I said, "Oh..." and started rambling to myself about any connections I could think of related to the date.
The man had already started to walk away before I even finished what I was saying. He had delivered the message he had come to give. Then the guy
was just gone. The original dream resumed and came back to the forefront as if the guy had never been there.
For days afterwards I was perplexed at what the dates were about. I finally realized that everytime I thought about the dream with the man, I
instantly thought of a dream I had a little awhile ago that involved a HUGE amount of water rushing through the I-405 corrider through Bellevue, WA.
(And a quake that preceded it). I keep dream journals, so I went searching for it. I had the dream on Jan 16, 2010 (The man was pointing out the Jan
18th date). There are absolutely no personal connections with the date or time of year for me. So why has it been pointed out to me 2 years in a
I'm not convinced that all dreams are simply a biological function or even just a way to process psychological happenings in our lives. Sure, some
are. But there are some that just can't be explained away so easily. They have a distinct feeling that is different from your ordinary dream. The
dreamer just *knows* there is something about it that they just can't put their finger on. I think those dreams are good to share with others...I
mean look...the OP shared hers and now we're seeing that others are having similar dreams.
If there is a possibility that it is some sort of built-in warning system that we've let atrophy as a species, then I can't help think that it's worth
taking a more serious look at. Instead of thinking of it only as the anxiety causing the dreams, think of it as the dreams causing the
anxiety....because it's a warning. Maybe it's because we *should* be concerned and start taking precautions. (But seriously, if people aren't taking
precautions at this point, I doubt some dream is going to get them moving ).
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