2016, the dream and a dog in a doorway
First day of official work leave and I wake up at the witching hour.
Apparently it is sleep paralysis… dear Kaje, my childhood pet cat, jumps on my bed and tries to snuggle up... Yes she has passed away many moons ago but does this every couple of months.
And then…. does she or is it just me?
Not sure who the person was tugging at my bed covers while trying to create my home into a normal space after her visit and trying to go back to sleep…
Quoting the web: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which an individual, either during falling asleep or awakening, briefly experiences an inability to move, speak, or react. It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep.
Don’t… or do look up anything else about it…that’s up to you (some aerie fairy stuff out there…).
Some say its genetic, astral traveling etc …. and it will explain the hallucinations, the REM dream state transitions and the chemicals that are supposed to paralyze your body while dreaming so that you do not react to what you are dreaming at that time.…(something sleep walkers lack ability at times) blah blah blah blah etc…. I wake up in shock, confused and I used to be a lot more scared…now it’s almost “oh” it happened again.
I remember hearing the struggles of my mother some afternoon after school during my teens. She would take a nap (obviously tired of my crap) and I would end up waking her out of her “spell”…it seemed to be a little secret between us for many years. Very unknowingly and not intentional, but it was just one of those things. Little did I know then I would get them many moons later.
Anyway…so today my first day of leave at the end of this year after one of those nights I decided to make a list of nothing to do and watch the street through the window of my favourite bar. Two friends eventually joined and tell me about their strange nights and cats visiting their homes. Meanwhile while they were at work I spent most of my day watching a dog sleeping in a doorway.
Perhaps doesn’t make any sense, but let us let your dreams be your dreams. And may they come true…but
Guess what I am saying is what I have learned from 2016 is to: ACCEPT who you were MEANT to be!!! …(and not who you are…)....it creates a happier you...