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Nov 2006
Dreaming the Future
Posted in Dreams by samsara at 1:02 am |

Dreams, OBE, Astral Projections and Dream Prophecy

I am with the love of my life due to dreams. Fantastic statement I know. Please read this again.

I am with the love of my life due to my dreams.

If this is your first time reading an article of mine, let me share that I do not embellish unless I am telling you I will embellish. :) I may use hyperbole but I make it clear when I am using hyperbole. This is also neither a metaphor or double talk. What this statement means is that were it not for my dreams I would not be living with the love of my life. Dreams and a series of events due to the dreams - perhaps prophecy - is why I am exactly where I am today. Whether it’s the work of God or the Devil I do not know - that’s between you and your religion. But all I can do is tell the story, which I will use to kick off another category in “Living within Samsara” entitled Dreams.

I have never told the entire story and now it’s time to tell it start to finish. It’s much of a tale, in the telling, but I implore you to believe it as I relay it, allowing your imagination to not enter into the picture. It’s fantastic enough without anyone’s romanticizing of it and although I have never heard anyone else’s similar story, perhaps were I to come forward with my declaration of how the spirit, dream, astral world can influence our physical world, just maybe others too would speak of theirs as well. I know I cannot be the only one.

Beginning of my OBE, Astral Projecting, and Dream Prophecy

I have been astral projecting since about age 20. I remember the specific times I started floating (or more like hovering really) outside from my body. Back then, in the beginning, it was a dark and scary time for me to begin my astral exploration of worlds outside of this physical one. I knew it the first time I did it that I had no business doing it. Although I’ll not delve much into it here, but shall explore that in a later compendium, I will offer the background rather scantily.

Of course I did not know the terms for what was happening and today I may even mess the terms up. The terms are not important except for perhaps that others may find information on them but the terms to know are OBE [Out of Body Experiences], Astral Projecting [Coming out of my body and exploring supposed spirit worlds in the astral realm], Lucid Dreaming [Where we can control our dream state] and Dream Prophecy [the term I use to tell of my dreams that foretell an actual event that will come to pass]. I haven’t researched the difference but I think OBE, Astral, and Lucids are used by many quite interchangeably. Please do your own research if this is an important distinction for you to know now.

The result of my rocky start with Astral Projection, like the large 8 foot tall dark spirit at the foot of my bed that forced me back to my body in the beginning would have me not looking forward to doing that again. What I’d failed to understand at that point - but what I would later understand - is the spirit’s need to soar. As a consequence, I would soar almost quite involuntarily for the next ten years. Sometimes the experience would be fair and other times quite unwanted.

More Recent OBE, Astral Projecting, and Dream Prophecy

During this time I would have dreams of future events and later - which means even recently - I would “dream” of parallel worlds in which the one’s I loved would speak to me although dead in this world. It was all fun and games more or less. From the time I prayed as if my life depended on it that God would have me stop projecting - and I did - to when I prayed that I could handle it again and to allow me - and again, I did. And I cannot help but to remember with a smile when my self-imposed restriction had been lifted. This is quite a “dream” and I would like to share it now.

For maybe about a year of not projecting due to horrible demons - as it was when I was drinking and in the n stages of alcoholism that I’d asked God to not let me project - God had to stop it because I couldn’t. So when I got sober and had dealt [and was dealing with] with my demons I intuitively knew that I could project again without negative consequences. Again, I turned to God. So as I went to sleep one night [and remember I’d not done this in quite a while] I tried to get up for some reason I can’t remember now. I couldn’t get up! [Clue #1 we’re in an OBE though I didn’t know at the time.]

So I put everything into it and then again and again… and then I had a plan. I would relax and drain myself of all my energy and then I would quickly bring all my energy back into my body and, with the help of the mattress and inertia, I would roll over to the left, thereby releasing the right side of my body. [Sounds complicated for a little “dream” doesn’t it?] I did it and then I rolled to the left - and kept rolling - with such force I fell to the hardwood floor beneath the bed on the other side of the King mattress. I remember clearly looking at the floor as I used my arms to prop myself up. I got up and got on the bed with a desire to jump on the bed. So I did. First I jumped up and through the ceiling. Then I “double jumped” and ended up in the galaxy looking at the earth. I went on an adventure after that, which is when I realized I had “left my body.”

My Path: Predetermined by a Dream?

A few months after I began working on my “drinking alcohol problem” I would have met several people in a 12 step program. This one particular guy I began having dreams about. The dreams had become so relentless that I was convinced I was in love with him in the waking world. What strikes me as funny - and what he won’t appreciate reading - is that before I began the dreams of him I looked at him as just another guy I’d met in this 12 step program! I’d met many people and he was just another one but when the dreams began…Oh goodness. He was married and I was as good as.

I’d have very non-sensationalized dreams of talking with him. We’d hug in our dreams. We’d lay on the bed and talk in my dreams. It was all so very normal and I’d dream these things and wake up to find myself in love with him as I had felt in my dream.

I’d gotten sober January 4, 2003 and even today I can find the 4th step my sponsor advised I take on this man. It’s dated September 2003. She suggested I make a list of the qualities I liked in him. Because I was such a “newcomer” to the 12 step world and “not drinking” that she realized that my “love” for him may have had something to do with the “hole in my soul” that so many newcomers seem to experience when they come in. I’d expressed problems with my love for him. I avoided meetings he attended. I walked away when he walked near. “I have to avoid him.” and “He tried to say ‘Hi’ and I dorked out.” and “What is wrong with me?” and the oddest was when I said to my sponsor: “One day I hope he and I can be friends. Maybe we’ll be having lunch one day and I’ll be able to tell him that there was a time I thought I was in love wit him. And we’ll laugh about it.” It’s odd because 16 months later, this man and I would have lunch for the first time we would ever spend time together in the real world and my past words haunted to me.

My Morals Dictated I Do Everything to ‘Not’

With almost cutting everything out I could in order to not go around this man, it was January of 2005, when it all came to a head. Up until this point I had deduced that the only time my life went chaotic was when I had dreams about him. I would wake up and feel really good inside but then look at my life and my husband and wonder… There was even a time I had confided in a friend about my problem of “dreams versus awake” and she actively tried to be a little minxful cupid! This man was married. I was now married and everything in me screamed, “No.” The only time I had figured out when I dreamed about him was when I glanced him at a meeting or exchanged pleasantries. So, I stopped as best I could. He was very friendly though and so it was hard to avoid him. [Later he would say he thought I intensely disliked him since I seemed to walk away when he approached. I would also hug other people but not him. Had he only known at the time!]

Marriage is one thing. The remedy for a failing marriage are plenty and when push comes to shove, I imagine divorce. So when it was announced that August 01, 2003 a child was born from his marriage, well if that wasn’t a solid, “Walk away. Walk away slowly and make no sudden moves” I don’t know what was! I had absolutely no interest in a married man, much less a man and his wife with a new baby. At this point it was easier to stay away and as long as I stayed away I wouldn’t have the dreams. If I didn’t have the dreams I wouldn’t become obsessed. My sponsor had even asked, “Where’s his wife and baby in your dreams?” I answered matter of factly, “They’re not in them.”

So in January 2005, five months after my own marriage, I was at a friend’s helping him move apartments. To this day I don’t know why it was that at last minute I decided to help but I did. I remember not having plans to be moving anything on a Saturday morning but there I was. It just seemed the thing to do. Guess who was there? Yes. There he was. I remember feeling a great deal of shock having no idea he’d have been there. After probably months of abstinence from dreams and feeling okay in my life, I would have another dream that afternoon after helping our friend move. There I was, in love with him again, or we can call it what it really was, “tortured again.”

Because by January 2005 we were now serving on a Board of Directors together, with his being President and my being Secretary, it seemed we had more legitimate reasons to talk outside of our regular meetings and particularly one on one. So when we were at our friends’ helping him move he asked me something Board related and then we had to communicate via email…and it would be later in January we’d be at lunch in public discussing philosophy and nothing even remotely connected with our mutual work. At this point I was still trying hard to keep him in the realm of “friend” sincerely hoping we could become friends which we did. It wasn’t much later until we discussed the nature of our relationship. We then took steps to end our respective relationships and forge our union. We succeeded there too.

The Devil, Jesus and God, or a “Neutral” Universal Energy

The fact that when we moved in together I promptly put my crucifix - given to me by my sponsor before my marriage to my now ex-husband - over our bed, I figured that if it had been the Christian Devil bewitching my emotions like that, the least I could do would be to implore the supernatural assistance of the Christian God’s “only begotten son.” Dreams are a fascination to me and have been since the beginning of my astral projections. I have many more stories involving my dreams, OBE’s, and even the entrance of parallel universe’s have occurred. I would like to begin sharing with whomever is listening my dreams, past and present. As I said before, I know I cannot be alone. Dreams and what happens, why we have them, and why really are “for” still remains a great mystery.

  • Was it God putting love in my heart during my dream state which affected my waking state?
  • Was it “the devil” attempting a chaotic state in my life which occurred well within the year my beloved and I would forge?
  • Have my beloved and I had past lives together as a hypnogogic expression had me believe once?
  • How can emotions in dreams really affect our emotions awake?
  • Did my dreams cause it or was it pre-destined and prophesied through my dreams?
  • Were there any other messages I may have missed?

I still can’t figure out if I put the process in motion due to the dreams or if the dreams were just telling the future that would have happened naturally.

Maybe somebody can help me with that.

More on dreams to come.

Sleep well.

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    20 Responses: said:

    Very enlightening post. I find that sometimes my dreams do affect my emotional state. After reading about your experiences, I’m thinking they have more of an effect that I realized.

    samsara said:

    Thanks for commenting. I hope to explore if this is what happens indeed! I have grown tired of pretending that I’m not a dreaming spirit. I am. :-)

    HSP: Seeing the Paranormal in Everyday said:

    […] Visions. Past, future or unexplained? Maybe you’ve had a dream, or a dream series that would later present itself. [Article of my biggest life-changing dream series.] When I say “past” I mean to say that once - in twilight sleep, a hypnogogic state - I had a vision of me and my beloved in Egypt. We were Egyptians and we were saying goodbye to each other. Just a thought? A vision? Don’t know. […]

    Melinda said:

    Hello, i decided to do some research on dreams because I have been dreaming of leaving my husband and connectiing with an old boyfriend out of wheatland which I do not live any more and the old boyfriend and i lasted only two days. This dream is exact every night and I have not seen him since I dropped out of high School and all of a sudden he enters my mind. My dreams have been reoccuring for about three months now and when i sleep with a bear I have I dont have the dream but when I dont sleep with the bear I dream of him. I pack my three kids up and move to wheatland leaving my husband and then i run into my high school fling and him and I end up together and he ends up being the best dad my girls could ever ask for. I am confused, frustrated, and tortured by this dream wondering what it is suppose to mean. I have even had a couple of them where I cheated on my husband with this old boyfriend. It terrifies me because i will be miserable before I would ever cheat. The dream I was talking about moving to wheatland though, it seems so real to me that when i wake up i have to look over to make sure it is my husband by me and not my fling from high school. would anyone know what this is suppose to mean? I will take any suggestions right now. I want all the opinions there is too. I feel like i am literally losing my mind. but everything is true.

    samsara said:

    I am confused, frustrated, and tortured by this dream wondering what it is suppose to mean. I have even had a couple of them where I cheated on my husband with this old boyfriend. It terrifies me because i will be miserable before I would ever cheat.

    Welcome to the world of dreams. :\

    This is so frustrating I know.

    Even today I have doubts about following my dream state because - in my wake - I left behind sadness and misery. AND, moving forward, I still have regrets, Melinda.

    I really do.

    My friend and I have discussed this phenomenon in the Dream Forum on Stumble at length and we’re trying to get to the bottom of it.

    Exploring questions such as…Is it JUST to tell us the future? Is it from a past life but with recognizable characters of today? Are we dreaming of an alternate reality? SHOULD we follow the dream on purpose or is it telling us to be wary?

    It’s a damned proposition but rest assured when I get the answers I am going to delve into them and write about them.

    I hope you do the same.

    In the meantime I am so sorry for your situation and wish I had more answers rather than questions [of my own still].

    As for mine, although real in the dream I knew it could *never* come to pass because he was married and had just become a parent - as well as I having a great life with MY current partner! So much for that. It just didn’t stop it. Which makes me wonder, was the dream strictly prophetic. See? More questions.

    fernando said:

    when positive, dreams are path to take. negative ones? a path to avoid.

    Tiffany said:

    I do believe it is possible for such things to happen (my own friend had a recurring dream of a guy giving her a note, then on a day when he was wearing the same clothes in her dream he began to head for her lunch table. She ran for it. One of my other friends said he looked like he had a piece of paper in his hand. Coincidence? maybe or perhaps she like yourself had a dream which gave he the clear path of the future (though she never did get the note)) though for myself it hasn’t been a ‘romantic’ type of future I see, rather small bits that would happen later (in a few hours or several years). Sometimes I will wake from a deep sleep feeling worse than I had before (like I’d never slept) or even feel the need to start crying due to the vivid dream.

    kris said:

    I always float in my dream and have dreamnt of things that happened b4 they happened, I sensed that a classmate of mine was going to die and a week later she did(but not in a dream) i sensed it from months b4 it happened.The other night i dreamnt i was floating and a demon lickedd my face and said yur mine my heart was pounding i couldnt breath and knew i was sleeping in the dream and kept trying to wake up by could finaely i broke free from the dream

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    Dickert said:

    Hello, I just stopped by your blog and wanted to say hi. You have a lot of really great content here, I can’t wait to read more. Have a great day!

    Jake said:

    What would you say about dreaming of an exact day, through your own eyes? It has happened to me more than once, but the only part of the dreams that I remember when I wake up are when my emotions are strong.

    Tiffany said:

    I almost think that seeing a day whether or not it is significant or not through your eyes is one of those things that can’t really be explained. The feeling of familiarity, the tense feeling you get when you realize that something is beyond the point of once been, but is now right in front of you is something that sometimes will linger with you and sometimes will disappear like a grain of sand on the wind. If you hold the determination that you will remember your visions to your waking moments, I believe it is possible to keep them in sight. Whether or not you can determine what day or moment you see, I am not sure. It is difficult in it’s own right to see into the eyes mind, but to manipulate the vision and cling to it, would probably take beyond many years to accomplish.

    Kerrie said:

    Can someone help me…..I have most recent had a dream about a plane crash even including some of the numbers on the plane and now it has happened. This is not at all the first, but I am reeeaally disturbed. Please hlep.

    Melanie said:

    Hey again Samsara,

    I think I’ve been hovering around your blog quite abit lately because I’m hauled up in my one horse home town waiting for the right time to move on. Plus there’s the added fact that your writing speaks volumes to me, you make me feel less alone just by being able to access your blog whenever I need a boost.

    I want to tell you about some of the incredible dreams I’ve had this year. One predicted the future. I kept dreaming I was in a terrorist attack and everytime I tried to escape I kept getting thrown back in. I ended up gathering everyone together on the floor so we could hold hands and form a circle. We ended up chanting affirmations and when I woke up my hands and body were tingling like it had really happened! At that point in time my mind was a mess of things I needed to sort out (unconscious mind became my conscious mind, I had so many things to decifer, understand, forgive and accept) and I knew this dream meant something. I wrote it into my diary. I ended up writing a philosophical piece of writing about dealing with self doubt and scrutiny and the search for contentment and the ‘right’ path in life. I took it to a local depression group for women and I read it aloud to the women (seated at a table in a circle) who loved what I wrote and I had to sign and photocopy it! I knew it was my dream come true!

    The most bizarre dream I had was one that made no sense. All I know was in my dream I was radiating compassion. I was a white light radiating compassion. When I woke I was light, it was as though I had left my body! My room smelled sweet and that smell had seeped out of me! I didn’t tell anyone about it it was too weird to even try to explain. It was the most incredible experience of my life.

    I have had some really enlightening dreams that have served as therapy. I have awoken from them without memory of the content but the most incredible feeling of peace like I had resolved problems in my sleep.

    I’ve had many more incredible dreams but for now that will do.
    Thanks Samsara! Hope life’s treating you well
    Love Mel x

    samsara said:

    Hey Melanie - I really loved the one about the white light radiating compassion. I think this is why HSP’s ‘are.’ I think we are the called ones to bring it into this world. I love that you had that experience and shared it with me. That’s just beautiful! I bet you DID AP. Sounds like it to me! :-)

    That is CRAZY about the terrorist attack one! Oh my gosh! I loved that one too. How intense. It seems quite clear to me that you ARE one of the chosen. No doubt in my mind.

    Regarding your other note - i swear this is going to be easier to follow one day when i quit trying to do more than 18 things at once - “You ARE right! You ARE a smart girl and congratulations for figuring that out!”

    You will always get that from me because I understand. :))))

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    I remember seeing a dark trench coated figure coming. Down from the sky in my dream… i

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