Last week, I had a dream about making plans to go Christmas shopping with one of my relatives. While standing near an outdoor Christmas tree, I started typing a message into my phone about what store I could meet at. Suddenly, I thought that one of my cats was waking me up, but I was still dreaming. Instead of a regular phone's touch screen, I was typing in letters via little buttons made of rubber. I kept on typing in the wrong letters. The small rubber push buttons were like the remote control for one of my air conditioners. My fingers actually felt cold. I finally really woke up. I think I was trying to tell myself that I was doing things wrong: it was too cold outside to be typing in cell-phone messages without wearing any gloves.
About a week ago, I had a really nice lucid dream. I was dancing with my cats. The music was their purring noises, so it was like they were singing with purrs.
I was as small as they were, but I still seemed to be shaped like a person, rather than like a cat. I suddenly realized how large the room was and knew that the room was too large. Even though I was still in the dream and dancing with my cats, I realized that I was dreaming. After another five or ten seconds of dancing to the sounds of purrs, I woke up.
While I often do not lucid dream, occasionally something nice like this one does happen.
In the last week, I've had two dreams about money. The dream last night was about creating a chart that listed the prices of my books for an upcoming author event. Unlike the prices on the chart that I normally use at my author events, the dream chart had imaginary prices listed for each book. The cheapest price was over eight hundred dollars for electronic download versions. Mayflower Dreams was priced at over a thousand dollars.
In reality, I charge even less at author events than the prices that are listed online: http://www.drkarenpetit.com/purchase.html. The reason for last night's dream may have been the really unusual prices that are occasionally listed online. The picture in this blog post shows what was being charged for Banking on Dreams in September 2017: $997.09. The current prices listed today on amazon.com for Banking on Dreams range between $3.99 and $31.44 (plus shipping).
Another reason for this dream may have been a different dream that I had last weekend. I was shopping with my kids when they were young, and we went to a place in the store where a layaway booth was located. The booth was in a tiny closet with an ancient cash register. I tried to buy a cell phone and asked my kids if I could pay for the phone by using the phone for the purchase. This dream was interesting because it showed my lack of money, as well as how my kids were helping me. It also showed a connection between my past (when items were paid for by layaway payments) and my present (when more technology is available).
Having two money dreams within a week is interesting, especially since one showed things being expensive, and the other one showed items being purchased more cheaply via a layaway plan.
The blog entries on my five different book websites are often connected to each other, so I'll be posting this blog entry on all five of my book websites to illustrate one example of the many connections that I often see between my books and their content.
My pets are often in my dreams. Last night, I had a dream in which I was a couple of decades younger than right now. My kids were outside on a beautiful summer day; they were in the front yard and playing with three cute, happy puppies. While I had the door open to watch my children, one of the puppies came up to the door. He kept putting his paw between the door's edge and the doorway. I think he was trying to come inside. The interesting part of the dream was that his paw looked like one of the paws of one of my current cats. The cute cat paw that was in my dream is in the picture here.
Last night, I had a dream about a pink, long-haired, fluffy kitten. The kitten was only a few months old, very skinny, and in need of a home. Its fur was matted. I talked to several strangers about the cat and decided to bring the cat over to one of my sister's houses. We fed the cat some cat food and then tried to decide how to help the cat. Before we could decide what to do, I was awakened in my dream and woke up to face the reality of the youngest one of my current three cats. He jumped on my feet and was acting like he was jealous of the idea of a new cat. While I obviously don't have a picture of the cat from my dream, I do have a picture of the cat who jumped on my feet. This cat is a Flamepoint Siamese. In this picture, he looks like a short-haired copy of my dream cat. Yes, in a way, this Flamepoint Siamese cat is a dream cat. He's cute, is very lovable, has a great voice, and follows me around like a dog.
For years, I've had dreams about Benny's. Most of these dreams have been very positive ones, but I also had a nightmare.
In one of my dreams that happened a few years ago, I was Christmas shopping. I opened up the back door of my house, took one step, and found myself to be inside of the Benny's store on Park Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island. The store had all of the presents that I wanted for my family and friends. It was one of my happiest shopping experiences ever!
In a more recent dream, I drove to Benny's. When I went inside, no one was there, and nothing was inside of the store. It was very dark and scary. This nightmare of mine happened after the Cranston store had closed.
The reality now is that all of the Benny's stores have closed. I pray that other local stores and vendors will have more positive realities, which will help my dreams--and other people's dreams--to be happy.
I had an interesting dream last night about living in a trailer in an amusement park. There were so many rides that I did not even have the time to visit all of them. One was right next to a beach. Another one involved multiple different kinds of slides.
The setting in my dream was as interesting and fun as the "Amusement Plus" chapter in Unhidden Pilgrims. In this chapter, Heidi and Kevin went to a store, so they could question the employees about possible criminal activity. They then had a lot of fun going down a slide as a part of their work day.
Last night, I had a wonderfully positive dream: I drove my car around the inside of an office building. I went up and down stairs, around desks, avoided electrical cords, and actually had a lot of fun. All of my colleagues at work were really nice. I also had the freedom to drive without stop signs, speed limits, and dead ends. While there were streetlights, they were all green. Even with all of this freedom, though, I behaved myself. I slowed down when necessary and speeded up when some people wanted me to drive more quickly to help them with a project.
A few nights ago, right before falling asleep, I kept on thinking about adding an item to my "Many Good Thanks" blog page on my mayflowerdreams.com Website. While awake, I didn't think of any ideas for the blog, but after I fell asleep, I had a nice dream about creating blog entries. A man in a tie and a formal white shirt appeared in my dream. He offered to help. I asked him about a definition of "installation." He didn't seem to know. I then asked about creating some items to install on a blog page. He kept on asking me "What? What?" Finally, I realized that I was already creating and writing down some nice ideas for a blog. The gentleman then was helpful when he suggested that I not use actual paper for the completed entries; he told me to rather use a computer screen for the backdrop of the installation of the blog entries. Yes, I'm obviously following his suggestion for this blog entry, as well as for entries on the Many Good Thanks blog page.
Dr. Karen Petit's five Christian books are
Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, Unhidden Pilgrims, and Holidays Amaze.