Hi everyone, hope you are all well.
I have to admit that Melatonin, the pineal gland, lucid dreaming and all other related areas are something that I have absolutley no knowledge about
and up until the other day I would have probably taken it all with a pinch of salt however, over the last few days and after some discussions with my
wife she has told me a few things that has certainly piqued my interest and so I thought I would share this with you, I hope thats cool.
How it all came about.
The other day I happened to stumble across the fantastic thread written by VeritasAequitas entitled
“Melatonin and the Master Gland
”, whilst reading through this I noticed a reply
that referenced something called binural beats and so naturually ventured off to youtube, searched for the term and started to listen to some of
While I was listening to some of these binural beats my wife came into me and asked me what the hell that noise was, I explained a little about what I
had read however she wasnt interested and told me to turn it off as it was making her feel ill.
Later on in the evening when we were both together chatting I brought up the subject of these binural beats and how they are supposed to assist with
whats called lucid dreaming, I then went on to explain about what lucid dreaming actually was. Her reply to this was “Well, I do that all the
After being told this, I pushed her a lot more in order to make sure she had not misunderstood. In all fairness I thought she had, as she was really
laid back about it and seemed to take it all her stride, as if it was no big deal.
What I managed to get from her is that she is always aware that she is dreaming and will quite often choose to change the parameters of a dream she is
having. Anyway I explained to her that this was a pretty frikkin special gift to have, but still she sees it as no big deal.
Following this discovery about my wife I am now, naturally, more interested in this subject and so start reading up a little more. One of the subjects
I read about was astral projection which is what I understand to be leaving your body whilst in a dream. After discussing this with my wife she also
confirms that she does experience this however she did say that it is not a regular occurance and it tended to happen more when she was a teenager.
A bit about my wife and what i found strange
Okay first of all, it feels a bit strange constantly calling her 'my wife' and so, for the record her name is Sam and so I will refer to her as that
from now on.
Sam suffers from depression, or so her doctor says. Because of this she has been on the anti depressant called venaflaxine for the last 6 years. As
far as I am aware this medication should reduce Sams melatonin levels which I assume would mean that she should not be lucid dreaming, however she
says that its just the norm for her and something she has always done.
Am I correct in this, should Sam have lower melatonin levels? Should Sam be lucid dreaming? Is it common to lucid dream all the time?
I welcome anyones input or opinions on this.
Am I putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5
Another thing, although perhaps unrealted is that Sam quite often sees things however it is something that she will not often openly talk about. I
have known this since we first got together around 15 years ago. In fact, one of the first times we spent the night together she informed me the
following day that she had awoke in the night and saw a black figure standing over me. My response was “Sam, if you ever see anything standing over
me again then dont tell me, I just dont want to know” lol.
I must admit that as the majority of things she has seen have been at night, I did tend to think it was just her imagination or part of a dream
however, more recently I was with her when she saw something in the middle of the day. It was a bit weird as I could not see anything at all, I even
went as far as going to the part of the room where she was saying this 'apparition' was and started waving my hand about to proove there was nothing
there and although I just laughed it off at the time it was something that did seem to scare Sam in fact at the time, while this was happening she was
was crying quite hysterically.
That last incident was a good few years ago and it something that we just dont speak about now, in fact, In hindsight, I probably should have handled
it a bit better as being a bit of a joker at the time, I had a tendancy to just laugh things like that off.
There are a few other things about Sam that are.. for want of a better word, unique. Actaully, its what drew me to her.
She is 100% ruled by emotion, I see her go through so many emotions in a day its unreal. She also is heavily effected by other peoples emotions. This,
in my opinion also ties in with her depression. She has had periods in her life where she has been around some real negative people, its during these
periods where her mood drops really low. She spoke to her doctor about this and all that he did is prescribe her the venaflaxine.
Her communication skills are amazing, I dont just mean the spoken word but what I have noticed is that she can form instant bonds with absolutley
anyone. I honestly have never known anyone not like her.
Also, animals... Im thinking im sounding a bit nuts here but she will go to any animal and give it lots of love, ive seen her go up and fuss dogs in
the street even when the owner is warning her that the dog bites, as soon as she fusses the dog it becomes placid. In fact, im scared of big dogs and
it baffles her as to why, she just cant understand it.
Her night terrors are unreal, i often wake up in the night with her thrashing about, kicking out and moaning. She will also often just jump out of bed
while still asleep and then stand staring into nowhere. One more strange thing is that on several occasions she will stop breathing and wake up all of
a sudden crying and gasping for air.
And you know, the strangest thing is that Sam is not spiritual in any way. In fact she is probably the very opposite of most people here on this site,
lol. She loves her material items, she loves her mind numbing TV shows and shes a sucker for the latest trends. Anything that is abnormal such as
seeing things, etc she would really just rather not talk about it and pretend it does not happen.
I did get Sams permission before posting this on here. I also asked her if she would answer anyones questions if they had any.
I would really welcome anyones input as to there take on any of this or suggestions on any further reading for both Sam and myself.
Finally, im sure you all know i was joking when i used the term crazy, in fact she is far from crazy, she is the best example of a human being i have
ever known and obviously i love her immensly. Funnily enough the only person that is not able to see how special she is is her, lol.
Have a smashing day and sorry if my post was a bit long.
edit on 2/7/12 by HumanPLC because: spelling
edit on 2/7/12 by HumanPLC because: added the bit about loving my wife as she
will be reading this later, lol