Adventures In Dreamland
First, if this is in the wrong category, I apologize, I have no clue what category it should go under.
I Have always been fascinated by my dreams. The world of dreams was an incredible one where anything could happen. One Night I had the best dream ever. It started out that I was running beside this powerful black horse. Next thing I know, I am riding him. And then suddenly I am him. I can feel the hard ground as my hooves pound away at it. I can feel my great heart beating and the air flowing in and out of my lungs. It was such an incredible feeling.
In a later dream, this same horse returned to my dreams, and I knew his name was Black Thunder. when I came to learn of my native heritage, I wondered if I might have a name, my cousin, Ed McGaa told me I would know it if I did, my dreams would tell me...and that immediately brought to mind the horse. I felt that in my becoming him, perhaps i was to share his name.
Because of my belief in GOD, I do not follow Native American Spirituality. But I do not mock it either. Whether my dream was a spiritual sending or not I don't in truth know. But I do know it was an adventure I will never forget.
Coyote, Palo Duro Canyon
Sometime after the horse dreams I had an even cooler dream. This one happened in a very weird way. If I did not know better, I would say that it was not truly a dream, but that I left my body, and my spirit shifted into animal form. But I am not sure I believe such things are possible, so for now I will leave it in the realm of the dream. Here is what happened...
I found myself running, rather awkwardly, on all fours, in this case, my hands and knees. I was outside and it was night time. I could feel the coolness of the earth as well as its texture. The faster I tried to run, the easier it became. Soon, it was very easy, and I realized I was now running on paws. I knew I was a coyote. I also knew I was headed for the canyon. (Palo Duro Canyon, outside of Amarillo, Tx, where I lived at the time of the dream). I felt everything around me as vividly as if I was truly there. Then, Suddenly, I tumbled over the edge of a shallow ravine and went head over tail down its slope. At the bottom I tumbled into another coyote. As I regained my feet, I suddenly had to pee. With that, quick as a flash, I was back in bed.
I got up out of bed, but I felt very heavy, and it was hard to walk to the bathroom, like I weighed a ton, or like my body was not in phase with itself. I sat down on the toilet, but just before I started to pee, I realized I was not really there, but still in bed asleep. With that thought, I woke up for real, got up and went to the bathroom.
Now that was a crazy adventure in dreamland!