So. . .I am on this seven-day evening ritual in search of deeper answers in regards to what fuels me ( lights me up ). Each evening you light a candle ( how many depends on the night ( one on night one, two on night two, and so forth until you've reached seven ) ); ask it the very above, then immediately journal what comes to your mind. I am being plesantly surprised how the answers differ nightly. . .
then, set the journal beside your bed and record your dreams. Pay close attentionwhen you are awakened and do not cut on the light when you write. I mean, you CAN cut on the light, but you'll retain more of the dream if you don't ( yes; your writing will be somewhat messy ). UNLESS it's a really vivid dream that you can't forget. . .
All I can say is this: do NOT ever do this unless you really want to dig through the closet of your subconscious to the answer. The rest has been, well, restless; the dreams have been, well, intense. And the messages, well, let's just say I'm being given specific names of people I do not know, nor have yet to meet.
My future looks interesting, filled with new people.
I've always had difficulties with my dreams, being I NEVER remember them. ERgo, if I DID remember one, it was special and stayed with me throughout the day. I'm struggling with the waking me up to record them vs going back to sleep because I'm tired. Last night was night five, and I still have six and seven to go! So, today I asked the Universe for a bit of help.
I received the other two books in my Crystallary Series entitled: The Illustrated Beastiary ( the magic of animals ) and Herbiary ( the magic of herbs ), and the oracle decks which accompanied them.
My first draw from the Herbiary was this ( I SHIT you NOT ): Between Dreams
( Artimesia vulgaris )
Mugwort lives in the space between deep rest and waking. She's the daughter of moonlight and protector of those who travel the dreamtime [ and boy, and I traveling ]. Mugwort curls around your mind, whispering your dreams into words and iamges that you can slutch as you climb levels of consciousness and return to your waking self. While Mugwort's constant vigil makes her a bit waspish and bitter, she knows the many layered worlds and can guide you through the serpentine paths of the collective unconsious. Call on her to guide you through dreams or journey work. If mugwort appears to you, she's calling you to dip into these subtler realms. Ritual
: REMBERING DREAMS
. . . Reflection
: DIFFERENTIATING DREAMSCAPES
. . . Notation: NIGHTMARE PROTECTION
. . .
I won't type out all the details, but just wanted to share this experience. The Universe is always listening, ready to provide what is best for our greater good to those who believe.