2018 is a new journey for me. Have been a blogger for a number of years, just to keep up with my art, share family events, and other things I’m interested in. Yeah, I’m doing the social media thing too, but none of them have been satisfying after the initial hype.
This blog is about going beyond the normal and visible. That in itself is not new personally, but delving publicly into this subject is.
If you are established in a certain way way of believing, I hope you will keep an open mind? Open to encounters you may not know existed?
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These two captures of Peets. my favorite coffee place, illustrates some of what I’m trying to say. Because of the reflections in the doors and windows it’s kind of tricky to say what’s inside and what outside. There are several ways to go about it: logically, by deduction, or by feelings.
Logically and compartmentalizing is the “safe” way. Going the established road though, we may miss out on something that is in the image/scene. For instance, how nice the weather is, or that one of the cars in the reflection, is a new car, your friend told you about.
My encounters do not say your interpreting events, and with that, dreams, is wrong, but maybe, may be, somewhat limited?
Sorry for the long intro (actually belongs in the About section), but like you to know the background for this line of thinking is before
the featured image is a 24 x 30 oil painting,
The Supernatural Turn © St Germain.
For the past few weeks I have kept getting visual images people see when they dream. The only difference is that I am often between sleeping and waking up. No, not delusions, or hearing “voices.” Am a retired psychologist. I know the difference between mental illness and supernatural encounters.
To get back to dreams and explain it somewhat more. We have dreams when we sleep. We have visions when awake. It is one of the stages of sleep, like the REM (rapid eye movements) stage, and your brain can’t skip them, lol.
Everyone has dreams
Whether we are awake or asleep, our senses (seeing, hearing, etc.) are not the only ways we receive information. This is because we are not only physical beings, but also emotional and spiritual beings. Some have shut that last part completely off, because they’re afraid of it, or scared they’ll be seen as “psychologically disturbed.”
How in the world does one interpret dreams or visions? There are whole books on it! On this blog, I only mention what is relevant, and won’t bore you with research findings.
Dreams are more symbolic than visions. Carl Jung has done much to put us as ease about interpreting them – the things that are unseen.
All of this leading up to my next post “Things Unseen” …. to be continued!