Apologies for the late response...
No problem at all mate, apologies for the tardiness from this end also - only just found your reply
Interesting you took this over to the 'Dreams' thread... I've been thinking about my 'Dreaming' lately.
Yeah it seemed appropriate and after dream journalling for the last 3 years it appears to be an important medium, personally at least ?
Notable too, I think, the credence placed on the subject within the Marciniak / Ra material and also the many mentions by the 'C's in regard to communication with Laura and Ark?
An example from Ra -
As a mind/body/spirit complex consciously chooses the path of the adept ... the so-called dreaming becomes the most efficient tool for polarization, for, if it is known by the adept that work may be done in consciousness while the so-called conscious mind rests, this adept may call upon those which guide it, those presences which surround it, and, most of all, the magical personality which is the higher self...
Although that being said I understand entirely this comment -
I've long learnt to ignore and shut out my dreams for so many years now - since my teenage years - due to extremely negative experiences/influences during my dream-time state (please read my intro to get some understanding).
And after reading your intro I wish we were sitting around a campfire with an esky full of cold ones, be more than a few interesting stories told- I suspect
Personally, my nightmares and visitations apparently started at around 20 months of age (according to Mum) soon after my Father died and one particular beauty repeated continuously and unchanged right up to my teens, by which stage I was thoroughly petrified of sleeping.
Can still see it vividly -
I'm a toddler sitting on a bare bed under an exposed light globe.
It's beam only just encompasses the bed and in a sea of blackness a small rectangle of light can be seen far in the distance - a door and my Mother.
Slavering around me are enormous wolves, walking on hind legs and ravenous.
The sounds are horrifying, burning eyes and the barest glimpse of snouts and claws as they try to come into the light- but can't.
A Mexican standoff and yet a knowing that if I succumb to sleep, the light goes out.
So I watch silently, unwilling to call my Mother into the dark and they circle endlessly
I get weaker and drowsier, terror multiplying as fatigue overwhelms me and then as I collapse- I hear them come.
Then I wake up, petrified and exhausted
And for 10 or 11 years I had that goddamn nightmare, always wondering how in the world a 2 year old had come up with that imagery and also why none of my friends had terrible dreams all the time?
And I include it here because when I read this -
Q: Who was this werewolf? I was expecting to see a Lizard, or anything but a werewolf. He had eyes like lasers.
A: Screen mask.
Q: What was behind the screen?
A: You know.
Q: Why would they screen themselves as a werewolf?
Something clicked and lifetime of nightmarish experiences suddenly made sense.
And what a beautifully elegant strategy to inculcate an abhorrence of such an important mechanism and at the same time milk us for all we're worth!
And what an exquisite medium for generating colossal emotional reactions -
but I have always routinely shut them down as a matter of course as a way to overcome and protect myself for fear of opening that door again and walk into an 4D STS trap.
Yes I understand wholeheartedly but if we're already in the trap then this fear would be just another bolt through the door.
Now that I am older and stronger-of-mind (comparatively speaking of course), I have begun to face the old fear, and to let flow and reflect upon my more intense vivid dreams.
You may also find that once this decision is made you can only be eviscerated, dismembered, beheaded, drowned and eaten so many more times before the shackles start to fall off and 'dream you' gets a bit of room to breathe.
And it's much nicer when things even up a bit
Dreams are quite a big thing here on Cass... Its a good place to help unravel my entangled deeper psyche, and as such I've started to feel compelled to jot down a dream or two, only on occasion, mind, I'm not really one for being dreamy.. I might post one over the weekend (I will leave out violent ones).
If something's a little too 'out there' to put on the forum, feel free to send me a PM, might take a little while to reply but would be pleased to help if I can