Sleep, Perchance to Dream Universally

universeI don’t always dream–at least dreams I remember vividly. I used to. My dreams were cinematic. Vivid. And I remembered them in great detail. Then things changed. I’m not sure why. I’m not sure how. But they did. I do admit that I miss the dreams.

Now, when they come, I’m always surprised. And I always pay attention. I mentioned yesterday and through the weekend that Iffy was running around with ideas for a new book. Which came from a dream. One I sort of remembered. And then the Universe dropped this into my lap.

Ask any question, Silver, just before you sleep, and it will be answered.

Actually, you can ask any question, any time you like, and you’ll be answered, but mornings your “hearing” is often best.

Yes, we can hear you now –
~~The Universe

We get a lot done, Silver, in dreamland. Actually, we’re custom engineering your world right this very moment… with the “Hello Kitty” logo, right??

Uhm…no. No “Hello Kitty” in this house! But the rest of it? I have to go along with the Universe. A lot of times, when I’m stuck in a scene or I’ve painted myself into a plot corner, I’ll think about it as I drift off to sleep. And sometimes, I get lucky. In the morning, as I’m laying listening to the world come awake, I’ll hear the whispers relaying my answer.

What about y’all? Do you dream? Do you ask questions as you go to sleep and wake up with the answers?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Sleep, Perchance to Dream Universally

  1. Like you, I used to have really vivid dreams – all the time. But I know why I lost mine. The stupid accident. I got some of them back about 9 years ago (which is better than nothing). Sometimes I do get writing ideas from them. If I think about my writing before I go to sleep, though, I don’t remember the answers in the morning. If I get an answer as I’m drifting off, I better get my hiney out of bed and write it down, or it’s gone.

    Yeah, I don’t really see you as a ‘Hello Kitty’ kind of gal. Ninja Kitty with a hamster skull in her hair in place of a bow? Maybe.

    • Silver James says:

      Ninja Kitty! Love it! 😆

      I don’t always get answers either, but sometimes I get lucky. Or Iffy just wants to f^@k with me. Like now. *sigh* Ah, well.

      Brain injuries are “odd animals” in the realm of medical stuff. I hope your dreams continue to return, along with complete healing!

  2. ban says:

    I would have to say a good half of all the story ideas I have written up for future use were a result of dreams. Of course they have been modified …
    I’ve never asked questions before I went to sleep but I often fall asleep running over scenes in my head – trying to play/find out what happens next. If I work out a great idea, I can jot it down in the notebook by my bed. Most of my vivid dreams come in the morning. I’m a night owl so my first stage of sleep is comatose. I can get up several times in the morning though and always crawl back into bed and fall fast asleep – this is the time when I get the most dreamage and they are usually pretty vivid.
    I have the sudden urge to draw Ninja Kitty BTW 😉

    • Silver James says:

      😆 I want to see your Ninja Kitty! I wish I could sleep like that. Even when I’ve had insomnia, once I wake up in the morning, I’m awake. Which bums me out to no end.

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