Journal Notes June 2, 2015 ☪ FULL MOON ☪
Yesterday I had an overwhelming need to lay down and take a nap in the middle of the day. I call this a power nap. I used to require power naps, on an almost daily basis, just to be able to stay awake ’til 9:00 each evening. I don’t need these regular naps very often anymore – I have a completely different lifestyle now – but I do trust the signs my body gives me, so today I took a nap. Maybe my Washington DC ‘holiday’ is finally catching up with me.
I didn’t rest long…I’m not even sure I actually fell asleep, but after about 30 minutes, I began to feel mild vibrations through my entire body. I didn’t want to move, because these vibrations were somehow calming. I think they lasted about 5 minutes before I felt a new, refreshed energy consume me. Unfortunately this new energy didn’t last long, because I was in bed early last night – but was up and out of bed by 6:00 am this morning.
Despite getting a great night’s sleep, at about 7:00 am today I became very, very tired. I lay down across the top of my bed…with the bed pillows against the headboard behind me, and immediately felt a coolness sweep over me. I thought it was strange…there were no windows open in the house (it is still chilly this morning), but I just pulled my bed sheet over me and closed my eyes.
As I lay across my bed I dreamt. For two hours I lay there… and dreamt. Dreams that I was having dreams. Dreams within dreams. It was the absolute strangest experience. It was like I knew I was dreaming…and what was happening in my dream was only other dreams. And I would wake up (in my dream) in between these dreams – and know that what I had just experienced was only a dream, but I couldn’t fully wake up from them. I don’t even know how to describe the feelings this gave me. It was almost like feeling in 3D – if that makes any sense?
Dreams Within Dreams
I do recall some of the details of the ‘various’ dreams. And I do know that in each dream I would be in some type of reclined position when I would wake up (like on the floor, or a bed, etc). As I would wake (from the dream I was having in my dream) I would realize that what I had just experienced was only a dream, and then I’d try to REALLY wake up, but I couldn’t. I couldn’t move…or open my eyes. And I’d fall back to sleep…to another dream within a dream.
The most memorable of the dreams I had involved a dog. It was a big, dark-haired dog. The dog was on a leash, which I was holding for some reason. This dog was not vicious – but it bit me. First it bit me on the back of my right leg. There was no pain – just the bite mark on the back of my calf, and blood. When I realized what had happened I tried to grab the dog by the collar, and it bit the side of my right hand. Again, no pain. But I could see the bites marks. I was able to get a hold of the dog’s collar as it continued to turn its head back toward my arm and nip at me. Finally, the dog’s owner approached me. The owner was a female and her daughter[s] (??) were with her, but they wouldn’t take the dog from me (they were afraid of it). I had to give them ‘instructions’ on how to grab the collar. When they finally took the dog, I realized I had also been bitten on my left hand – in the exact same place as the bite on my right hand. I passed out when I realized what had happened, and woke to the realization this was just a dream < again, waking and realizing I was dreaming was PART of my dream. Confused yet? ☺
Although I don’t remember all the details about the other dreams, I do know there were others, several others – over this two-hour period.
It appears this dreaming of dreaming isn’t so out-of-the ordinary. I have a couple of family members who have also had dreams they were dreaming.
SO what might this mean?
Here are a couple of links of interest:
Dream Dictionary: Dreaming You are Dreaming
Dream Stop: Dream Within a Dream