Bad Dream: I had a dream that I was at a barber’s shop (should have known it was a dream) and I had hair (see?). I sat in the chair and my hair was wet, so I rubbed my hand through my hair real quick, and lo and behold, I felt a HOLE IN MY HEAD (top), around the size of a bowling bowl groove or small coin. Ewwwww. I was so scared that I felt it again, and sure enough it was still there.
I was so horrified that I WOKE UP and rubbed my hand over my shaved bald head to verify that I didn’t miss an episode of my life where I had a hole in my head.
My heart was still racing.
So I rubbed it again and made sure I covered the entire surface area of my head.
Sadly, I had trouble going back to sleep.
Dream interpretation: What does a hole in the head dream mean? Usually it means that something is missing in my thinking process. A barbers shop usually represent change.
I had a dream that I really had to urinate. This was brought about because I had drank chocolate milk a few hours before bed. Even though I had went to the bathroom before bedtime, my dreams were haunted by scenarios where I had to use the toilet.
In other words, my brain was telling my body to relieve myself in real life through the power of dreams. I was walking in Brooklyn, New York in my old housing project with a current co-worker named Danny. I had to pee so bad that I wanted to do it in the bushes, but Danny doesn’t break the law, so I did not.
Then there was a BLACKOUT. I am certain that my unconscious desire to pee in the bushes caused that blackout. However, Danny still wouldn’t let me urinate in public. So we just happened to pass my old apartment and my family was there. We went upstairs and I used in the bathroom, but my bladder was still heavy. Grrrrrrr…
Don’t you hate bad dreams like that?
What causes bad dreams? Do you have stress in your life, and don’t talk to family or friends about it? Do you have any hobbies like yoga, painting, or swimming to calm you and keep your mind and body at ease? What has been going on in your life since the bad dreams began? Have you been taking any new medications? Has there been any huge stressful changes in your life such as a death in the family?
Did you know that jet lag bring about bad dreams? Jet lag can be described as sleep problem. Jet lag usually occurs on global airplane flights and domestic if going between time zones. This is what you dub knocking the “body clock from synch” since when you’re traveling across different time zones particularly at the international level they will throw you off an entire day. If you’re coming from the west going east, you cross the international date line which is one day ahead and behind.
If you have ever traveled through time zones, it is very likely you have experienced jet lags, and may have had weird dreams, back ache, neck ache, and stomach pain. Studies show that women are affected by jet lag more than men, and it may be related to their monthly menstrual periods as well.
Do you take drugs or alcohol at night? Nightmares are made from that stuff!
Here are three pointers to stop bad dreams:
1) Exercise regularly because it helps maintain your body clock and sleep patterns;
2) Shut off the light at the same time each night and setting your alarm for the same time each morning;
3) Don’t use your bed as a setting for doing homework, eating, watching TV, or reading.
4) Talk to someone you trust and get stress off your chest: your spouse, best friend, therapist, or pastor.
Deep thought provoking questions have always been prevalent throughout my entire life. It has been both a blessing and a curse. Why? ™ I mean, is ignorance bliss or is ignorance just ignorance? Whoops, there I go again asking deep thought provoking questions. Before I get into a list of deep thought provoking questions that are covered in two fantasy books called Dream Seeker: The Velvet Mask and Dream Seeker: Return of Joshua, let me just give you some background.
Concepts and beliefs must pass the “smell test” with me, and I do not believe in one source of knowledge. So, throughout my spiritual journeys in life, I have come across many different belief systems, theories, philosophies, and methods. I try most of them out, and discard some that are no longer practical. Deep thought provoking questions have always been my guide. Perhaps my personality was already formed during conception. Perhaps it was because I didn’t trust people as a kid. As you can see deep thought provoking questions are all over the place with me.
Deep thought provoking questions cause me to digress; I guess that’s why I have thousands of blog posts and articles all over the Internet. Believe it or not, I am not that much of a snob- just because I like to talk about deep thought provoking questions doesn’t make me intelligent or wise. Who knows? Maybe talking about deep thought provoking questions is just a product of my setting and era (21st century United States of America). Would I ask many deep thought provoking questions if I was a Neanderthal woman thousands of years ago? Would I be obsessed with deep thought provoking questions if I was born in 1765 in one of the King’s colonies in the New World?
Let’s get to Dream Seeker: The Velvet Mask. Here are some deep thought provoking questions in that novel:
- Do dreams have meaning?
- Why do we dream?
- Are there beings or things that exist which we cannot experience with out senses?
- What is the affect of time on our human perceptions?
- Is energy immortal?
- Why are nihilists so passionate about denying belief in God?
Return of Joshua
has deep thought provoking questions such as:
- How would society react if Jesus returned?
- Does the world need a savior?
- Are good and evil concepts?
- What is morality?
- Does the MEDIA overstep its bounds when it comes to reporting information?
A former classmate of mine once e-mailed me that feelings are merely chemical reactions and don’t really “exist”. Indeed it is a struggle for humans to overcome the wave of emotions and focus on logic. However, I believe that by labeling the human experience with numbers chemistry dehumanizes us. As you can see there is no end to deep thought provoking questions and I went on a tangent again.
If deep thought provoking questions are your thing, check out the Dream Seeker series. It is loaded with deep thought provoking questions (and answers) on politics, psychology, sociology, and much more.
Dream Seeker: The Velvet Mask and Dream Seeker: The Return of Joshua are two fictional novels that reference dream interpretation and Enneagram personalities. Tony Vahl and Damian Hospital created the Dream Seeker Universe to express their views on the human condition and psychology.
For example, the protagonist, Dace Senoit, is a young Enneagream Type 9: shy yet charismatic. The antagonist is The Realtor, an unhealthy Enneagram Type 3, who will stop at nothing from controlling reality.
From the dream interpretation standpoint, Dace Senoit inspires people by helping them remember a long-lost dream.
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