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My Mysterious Dream - A Supernatural Experience

Updated on April 9, 2013
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My Dream

I am a dreamer. My dreams are almost always filled with vivid colours and sounds and have even, at times, incorporated the senses of taste and touch. Each night I look forward to the stories that unfold in my sleep. But one type of dream has me truly excited about the entities that may guide our lives. These are the dreams I call my Teaching Dreams. If I follow their guidance I find I am given answers to problems that plague my life. These dreams usually occur when I have reached an impasse and I am struggling to keep my head above water. I have told of one such dream in an article I wrote entitled: An Answered Prayer . The dream I am about to relate contained much more specific detail and information.

I dreamed that I had ordered a first edition book. It was delivered by mail and I was very excited about its arrival. I remember the scent of the brown paper it was packaged in and the feel of the twine as I unwrapped it. Curiously the book had no spine. The worn, heavy brown cover was completely free of any binding as were all the pages. I noticed faded gold lettering on the cover but could not read the title. Instinctively, I knew this book had been written by Aldous Huxley.

After carefully turning the front cover, I noticed that the paper backing which reinforced the cover was made with old newspapers. On examination I could see they were printed during the time when automobiles existed but, to me, they were very old fashioned. From this I deduced that my book was old - but not ancient. The front page was stamped with gold lettering but the name of the book was still not revealed.

After lifting and setting aside a few more pages I came to the table of contents. This page revealed several numbers. I saw that my book was a compilation of short stories and although there were many page numbers visible, only one stood out.

I could feel each part of the book as I handled it and could even smell that delicious ‘old book’ odour. The feelings associated with this dream were ones of joy and astonishment. That I could actually be the owner of this wonderful book was elating!

Aldous Huxley
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Chasing Clues

When I awoke, the feeling of joy lingered for days. I was also left with a longing for this dream-book. I had heard the name Aldous Huxley but wasn’t sure if he were truly an author. Because the feelings associated with my dream were not dissipating I felt a need to find out more. After doing a bit of research, I found that Mr. Huxley had indeed published many books. My next move was to visit a library.

At the library I found a whole shelf of books written by Aldous Huxley and felt a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of discovering if, indeed, my dream was trying to convey a message. I knew the volume I was searching for was a book of short stories and was able to narrow my search a little.

At this point, I must say that my mind was spinning. It is one thing to have a dream so real that it feels almost more genuine than life itself. It’s another to find yourself walking and thinking in a real-time extension of your dream life. The whole experience was surreal.

Because my dream seemed to focus on the table of contents page, I came up with a plan to search this particular page of each and every short story compilation. If I remember correctly, I looked at about five books before the number 59 stood out. This was the number that was shown to me in my dream. I saw that a story called The Green Tunnel began on page fifty-nine.

By this time I was almost trembling. I didn’t want to face the conclusion of this dream experience in the library so I checked the book out and took it home. Once there, I settled myself in a comfortable chair and, with trepidation, opened the book to the designated page.

The Green Tunnel
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The Green Tunnel

I began to read The Green Tunnel and found that the heroine was a young girl who was fixated on a man she could not have. Every waking moment was focused on imagining her life with him – what she would say, what he would do. She lived her life in a virtual tunnel of garden greenery along with her longing for this man. She was blind to all else that her life was offering.

I must tell you that during this time of my life I had been wrestling with a problem of the heart. I had fallen deeply for a man who had expressed through his actions that he was not available. He was a bit of a ‘bad boy’ and without doubt I knew he was not good for me but.....

For months I had tried to attract him. For months I had been rebuffed. My weeks were filled with plots and plans to change his mind. To be sure, I was not a stalker, but I was not used to being rejected. My life, at this time, had one focus.

It wasn’t long before tears were slipping down my cheeks. I saw myself clearly in this story. This was my truth and I knew I was letting the beauty of my life slip by.

Spirit Guides
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A Conclusion?

This dream occurred on a summer night approximately twenty-two years ago. It’s almost as vivid to me as it was on the morning I awoke. The page number and the name of the story are as I remember them.

Who or what sent this dream? It cannot be argued that the story of The Green Tunnel was tucked somewhere in my brain, ready to come forward when needed. I know without doubt that I had not read any stories by Aldous Huxley – not even A Brave New World.

I believe this dream was given to me by my spirit guides at a time when I needed a little help. I believe that life can be lived on many levels and that we can access these levels if our senses are fully open.

This is a true story and is as accurate as it can possibly be considering the elapsed time involved. I am as amazed today as I was twenty-two years ago.

What do you believe?

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Hello Vickie and welcome. I agree - these dreams are blessings and they have helped my life tremendously. Unfortunately they are not 'video on demand' and I can't seem to call them up when I want them. I'm thinking my spirit guides send me one when I am at a crossroad. Thanks for you kind words and for your votes!

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    Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Wow, this is amazing. I think things like this are awesome, and I wish I would be blessed with experiences like this, because I think you are blessed to have them. How very cool. Voted up, awesome, useful, interesting, beautiful!

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Life is funny isn't it. My Dad comes by every so often. With him I get the smell of loose tobacco that used to sit in the bottom of his uniform breast pocket. As a child I used to smell it when we snuggled. Yes, comfort and yes, I too smile.

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    sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

    I'm not intending this to be a back and forth - but your comment about cigarette smoke was very unnerving. I often smell cigarette smoke (although never in dreams.. I don't think) when no one else can. My husband was a smoker - I do find comfort when it happens. Makes me smile.

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Hello Sweethearts - thank you for your comments. I very much appreciate the time you took to reply.

    In my belief system everyone has a spirit guide, a benevolent soul who is always on your side. To me it's a comforting reality.

    Like you, I look forward to my dreams. They are always full of colour and often tantalize several senses - although last night, the smell of cigarette smoke was annoying! Thanks again!

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    sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

    I was told decades ago I had a spirit guide. It was both frightening and comforting. I struggle with the meaning of my dreams, I don't recall them as vividly as you did but there are nights I look forward to dreaming. Great hub

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Hello Avian - yes, I truly believe that dream was given to me in answer to prayer. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

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    Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

    It's wonderful that you were able to put closure to that chapter of your life. I definitely believe there is a higher power in this matters.

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Hello Seeker and thanks so much for your comments! I'm so excited to hear that someone else has had these 'special' dreams!! When I try to explain them to most people they look at me with that 'ya.....right' expression. I also get that buzz for days afterwards. My hub An Answered Prayer is another example of my 'teaching dreams'.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Hugs,

    Carol

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    Helen Murphy Howell 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

    What a beautiful and wonderful account from your life! I also agree that in this case it wasn't your sub-conscious giving you a message, your guide was giving you a huge helping hand.

    These dreams are so special and the ones I've had in my life are, as you say in your hub, just as vivid many years afterwards. I call them 'big dreams' and they can leave you with a buzz for days afterwards. I think as well that they always feel so different from ordinary dreams and frequently I knew that something was going to happen in my sleep before I had even gone to bed - awesome!

    As a matter of interest do you still read Aldous Huxley's books?

    This was a thoroughly enjoyable and very informative hub! Voted up!!

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Hi Cris - isn't life amazing?!! I will have to check out your hub on Dreaming. It sounds very interesting indeed. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments!

    All The Best,

    Carol

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    CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

    Very interesting! I can vividly picture your dream and yes, I do believed in spirit guides although, more often than not my stubborn soul wouldn't listen. This hub reminded me of my dream sometime ago, in which I also have hubbed about, "Hubpages: Dreaming and Awakening" -- as soon as I woke up.

    It was only later on that I realized what my spirit guide was trying to tell me via this dream...fascinating!

    Life, indeed is mystical!

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Thanks Maggie - I really appreciate your comments and your share. I'm still reading about the Pope and all the controversy!

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    Maggie Bennett 4 years ago from New York

    What an awesome experience to have. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Hi DJ - my story is indeed true. It still amazes me - although I have had one more dream like this one. I also lucid dream and have done so since I was a child. It just seemed to come to me automatically. Thanks for stopping by on this lovely Sunday!

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    DJ Anderson 4 years ago

    I'm with you, billy. Most people are out of their comfort zone when it comes to the supernatural. I think it is because people cannot relate to things they cannot see or touch.

    Onegreen, I enjoyed your writing. I can only believe that this, indeed did happen to you--that it is not a work of fiction. I am intrigued with your story, and somewhat envious that I have not had something as vivid happen to me. Most of my experiences have been premonitions, or audio clairvoyance that warned me of impending loss or death.

    You did a wonderful job in getting your story told. I love that you acknowledged your spirit guide. I am in agreement that our lives can be lived more fully if our senses are in tune with the universe.

    Great job! Thanks for another delightful read.

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Hi Nell - I have a scientific side to me too. It's always waring with my "woo-woo" side but I'd rather debunk something than believe willy-nilly in everything. I had another dream like this one. Perhaps I'll write about it one day. Thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by.

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    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    That was fascinating. I do believe in Guides, but the scientific side of my mind always says its our brain working it out for us, and maybe finding what we want to see. But in this case it definitely sounds like someone or something helped you along, amazing!

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    Carol 4 years ago from Greenwood, B.C., Canada

    Thanks for reading my hub on this Saturday night. I appreciate it very much. Can you imagine what we both would have been doing a 'few' years ago? Reading wouldn't have been at the top of the list LOL At any rate, I love the mysterious and the unexplained and I love it even more when it happens to me! Thanks again....Carol

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I am completely open-minded about things like this. I think we have barely scratched the surface on understand the reality in which we live.

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