Spoiler alert. You’re about to be a part of this blog. But before I get to that…
One of the first things I read about mugwort was that it promotes astral travel. So what is astral travel? Essentially, it’s when your astral body detaches from your physical body and goes out exploring. You can read all about it here. Roll your eyes all you want and call me crazy. But. Haven’t you ever had a dream where you felt like you were in another world? And you could feel your body? But you couldn’t control your body? And when you just couldn’t take it anymore you were suddenly THUD back into your body? Yes? No? Ok. Have you ever started to drift off to sleep and juuuuuuust as you’re about to be out like a light your entire body jerks as if you’re falling and it wakes you back up? Yes? No? That’s astral traveling, that sensation you feel of being startled right before you fall completely asleep is your astral body returning to your physical body. You weren’t quite ready to let her go exploring.
On my first night with mugwort I sipped my tea, and stayed up a little later than I would have liked to watching…something…which now I can’t remember and it makes me feel like I should have just went to bed. I did eventually turn off the TV, went to sleep, and dreamt of travel themed dreams, though I didn’t astral travel.
Fun fact about dream characters (the people in your dreams). Did you know that you only dream of faces you’ve ever really seen in waking life? How wild is that? Sometimes they are people you see every day, sometimes they are people from childhood, you could have seen them on TV, and sometimes they’re faces from past lives.
Now here’s where my blog is going to get EXCITING! Guess what? I’m going to write about you. Yep, if you were in my dream and it was a noteworthy encounter, I’m going to write about you. But will you know it’s you? Who knows? There are tons of people with your initial, aren’t there?
In Dream Town E and I are traveling. We’re going here there and everywhere. Do you know the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die? That book was this dream. We went everywhere. But E was annoyed with me on our trip and I didn’t know why. In real life I’m GREAT to travel with. I arrive at the airport three hours early, I pop a Xanax, drink my champagne, and I’m good to go. I even share my extra set of ear buds if you need them. That’s how good of a travel companion I am. Oh. But I do snore. So don’t share a room with me (still sorry about that G).
Despite all of that, E was annoyed with me, and she was making all the rules, and I just wanted to have fun and enjoy all the places we were visiting.
I see E in my waking life often and this dream behavior does not reflect who she is in waking life. When looking at her as a dream character though, there’s something I need to recognize in her behavior and apply it to myself. Maybe in my waking life I need to quit letting others make my rules. I need to make my own rules.
I’ve read that mixing mugwort and honey is like the dynamic duo of dreaming. I think I’ll try that tonight. Who doesn’t love honey? My sister. My sister doesn’t love honey.