I’m fairly sure, now, I know where I was. Things had been building up to it, if you know what I mean.
When I say ‘last night’, I’m talking in temporal terms, obviously. The experience I had took place sometime between around 2am and 7:30am this morning. Since my mind was dreaming, though, the timescale for the events didn’t belong in that time at all. It was, like all dreams, non-local.
What I recall most clearly is the excitement, the enthusiasm, the anticipation my fellow protagonist and I were experiencing. We were family, although he had no obvious counterpart in my current life. I’d describe him as a sort of brother, maybe even a twin. All of our attention was focused on the task before us. Each of us was choosing a new adventure.
I can only describe what we were examining in terms of geometry. There were tubes – dark flexible cylinders or wormholes perhaps – overlaid with uneven grids and lines of bright, greenish light which intersected in interesting ways. Each was a different ‘adventure’. The tubes were the destinations, while the patterns showed different timeframes. We poured over every detail with intense concentration and excitement. The more complex the slashes of lines and the patterns they created, the more enthusiastic we became.
“Oh, this one looks interesting!” he would exclaim, pointing to a place where a diagonal crossed a group of parallel lines then veered away in a dynamic tick shape.
“Yeah,” I would laugh, “You might need a bit of help with that one! I could probably lend a hand there.”
Ever had your palm read, or an astrology reading? They are the nearest analogies I can think of. Every line and every crossing had huge significance. They represented the challenges, the exciting parts, the fun of this unique adventure.
Each of us was searching for a location and a timeframe within it that would give us a thrilling rollercoaster of an experience. There was no fear or trepidation, no hunting for the easy bits. We both wanted a full-on white-knuckle ride with plenty of problems to solve and puzzles to overcome.
Despite our emotional closeness, we were aiming for quite different adventures. There was no regret that we would be separated, but there seemed to be an underlying acceptance that we could, at any point, call on one another – and on a rather nebulous ‘back-up team’ who seemed to be lurking nearby – if we needed support at any point.
I was beginning to wake up – to return to the physical world. I didn’t want to! This was fun. There was another pattern on another tube I was desperate to explore. My companion, too, was still busily engaged in the activity. I managed to climb back into the dream state and spend a little more time there, but the physical body was becoming restless and finally shook itself free of that other existence, bringing my mind back to its daytime residence.
Now it was time to consider what I’d seen from a human perspective. Surely that happy, excited, fearless aspect of me had been wherever-it-is we go between lives. My companion and I had been selecting our next incarnation. Everything pointed to that conclusion.
As I said, things had been building up to it. Recent conversations, news items, personal experiences, channeled messages from others I follow on social media… even a friend who just yesterday re-read and commented on a post I had written several years ago. The message had been the same: We chose this location and this time in which to live this life. We chose it – warts and all – in order to give it our best shot and see what we could change, what we could figure out, what we could take on and deal with. Moaning, protesting, trolling or grumbling just won’t do any more. We judge and complain about our fellow humans but write them glowing eulogies and obituaries when they pass. We beg and insist that gods, spirit, world leaders, politicians and anyone other than us must change our lives for the better. No wonder so many channeled beings are metaphorically throwing their hands in the air and reminding us that we chose it, and we intended it to be fun.
So yes, I woke up to an overcast drizzly day in October and a world beset with challenges and problems galore. I’m off now to try to reconnect with the cheery, excited and optimistic aspect of myself I experienced last night and to bring as much of her hope and enthusiasm as I can into this amazing timeline and space I opted for this time around.