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Speaking of Sleep - Livin' the Good Life

Mar. 4th, 2012

07:31 am - Speaking of Sleep

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I'm reading this book about Christianity, and I'm in the chapter about how the Spirit communicates with us. One of the ways is through dreams. So, as I was closing the book the other night, switching off my reading light, I remember thinking, "I wish I could have dreams that instructed me", and "I want communication through my dreams."

The last dream I had before waking at 4 AM was very stressful. I dreamed that I was at my mom's house (a house I didn't recognize), and I discovered that I had left the water on in her backyard and that the whole yard had become a lake. I ran to tell her, in tears. She was not particularly upset, but I was horrified. In my waking life, we are very frugal with water. We don't let it run in the sink while washing dishes or brushing teeth. We don't take long showers. We treat it like it's precious. If I accidently forget the water while I'm watering our many trees outside, I'm very unhappy. I just don't like wasting it. (I remember a time when we hauled our own water, and that is probably where I first developed frugality. When you know you will have to replace every drop you use by driving miles away in a big, gas-guzzling water truck to the nearest waterwell, you don't waste it!)

So, I woke up sweating and anxious. When I realized it was a dream, I was relieved. But, at that same moment it came to me that I HAD LEFT THE WATER RUNNING ON A TREE YESTERDAY!! I jumped out of bed and ran outside, groping around in the dark for the hose bib to turn it off. UGH, I had wasted water, big-time. Was there going to be a lake? (There was no lake, but the tree was obviously overwatered.) At the same time, I was thrilled that I had had a warning dream. That was so cool!