I think you may be onto something. After all, I have several times carried some of the stories into dream time.
This romantic-energy-affecting-dreams is happening to me too. I have noticed that my emotional & psyche responses to the stories are rational but my dream responses are digging deeper and more challenging. I am sensing changes in my focus towards something I have never experienced before and do not know yet what I am seeing. It feels more like a real home and not the past & current anxiety ridden 'I don't belong here' disposition.
As I said at the beginning, I only turned to light fiction because I was suffering extreme brain fatigue. That was a lot due to the intense work on the new book, but also the world events as well as some personal events that were highly traumatic. You could even say that I came as near to having a nervous breakdown as it is possible to be, and pull up short before going over the cliff (assuming I even did - sometimes, I think I did go over!)
Laura, I am greatly troubled by your near-nervous breakdown! That can not be good and there has to be a better way for you to accomplish your goals without blowing out your core. I have no insights or advice but only heart felt support for all you do. I value your health and well being over any knowledge that you would impart from such overly-exhausting work. I pray you take care of yourself first before you take care of my needs for inspirational insights. I also pray that those personal traumatic events have improved as your health has improved.
Now to thank you for this topic.
This current topic is much needed help for my battles with sleepless nights filled with gloom and doom about all of the potential future tyrannical abuses. It has help shift my focus away from how to battle the tyranny to how to enhance the divine. I had a dream the other night that, us forum members were enjoying a meal with you and having a great time. Plenty of laughs and great conversation with a powerful sense of job well done and now we're home and together again. It felt so real and not one of my wishful and self focused dreams. We were all being honest and forthcoming with our emotions and how we could help the group's goals, just like we're doing here. I felt this dream was fueled by the energy from reading these books and this forum. Thanks for this!