The World of Dreams

I had a wonderful horror dream this morning that took place in many areas and as someone commented, ‘read like a movie script’.  It had realistic geography with maps and distances that were somewhat real and accurate (I googled them later and found out that they were actually there), and special effects that were very disturbing.  It was long, and even though I woke up twice, it resumed playing where it left off.  It was very much what I tend to call a ‘movie dream’.

I was thinking of how complex some dreams are and how serious and plot oriented they tend to be.  I was talking about another one this morning that I had years ago that was mysterious, which people disappearing throughout the dream without a reason after thanking me for something I didn’t even know about.  I didn’t discover what was really happening until the very end of the dream, and while completely like me, it was kind of surprising.

Other dreams bridge language barriers by being in foreign languages though the dreamer may not have any knowledge of how to speak those languages.  I used to have them in many different languages and I was always confused, until they started to come with subtitles.  That just made things much easier!

On that note, it’s interesting to know that there are many people that cannot read in their dreams.  My dreams center on written word often and seems completely natural.  After all, how many people have the dreaded test dream and know what is written there?  I would count that as reading.  Perhaps some wouldn’t, but let’s not talk about them now!

The worlds of dreams are very different from one to the next, overcome language, location, natural ability, and even gender.  Sometimes they hinge on real life and common worries, sometimes on a fantasy world with its own plot, and sometimes they make no sense at all.  Whatever a dream is or where it goes, it is always a fascinating adventure.

Everything is a Lie

We live in a world that is merely a giant play guided by old hands.  Secret organizations, mystical groups, or even fake gods have shaped this world for millenia.  Not only that, but the order is different and upside down.  Good and bad is similar, but the approach to certain things that should be good for humanity is termed as ‘weird’, ‘strange’, or even ‘unhealthy’.  These include studying natural forces of the world, looking into spiritualism and even the study of supernatural energies.

Why is this blocked from us?  The reason goes back to the destruction of the last great society on earth before civilization’s reset.  When everything that was, collapsed and the new system rose up, the reason to block us is to prevent people from achieving power like they knew before, and natural approaches to technology and forces of nature.  What’s more, these practices have been deemed evil by religions across the world, and a policing network was set up by civilians.  Even if it’s good for the species, it isn’t good according to religious texts.

Meanwhile the study of these arts are further degraded by the rules set up in society today.  Many outlines and definitive boundaries are given to the world.  While this is good for keeping people ordered and systematic, it destroys the carefree approach needed to find the systems we over look everyday.  The truth of the world is that the lie is necessary, when it couldn’t be less necessary.  Yet the past as it was is lost to the present, so it’s not unusual to think that there are other restraints as well.

Perhaps people will break away from the religions (that were created as a control mechanism) and the freedom will give people a new reason to look around.  Maybe when they do they’ll discover the hidden elements that have been overlooked.  I don’t count on this happening any time soon.  This world has been carefully fashioned for thousands of years.  It’s not something that can be undone easily.  My hope is that someday it is.

A World of Water Control

This world has one major resource that is the most under-utilized.  This resource is water.  The planet is covered in ample amounts, but most of it remains stored in places we can’t use it.  This includes the ocean, frozen as ice and snow, and locked beneath the ground.  There is actually very little quantities of usable fresh water for drinking and agriculture.  For a planet where its people have surpassed 7 billion in population, we are no longer capable to solely wait for rain to fall.

In a world of water control, it means just that.  We control the water in order to suit our needs.  If we do it correctly then there will also be reductions in floods and droughts, because the water is available when needed, and moved away when it is not.  And the water is not stored in the ocean where it’s pushed to already.

Water control starts upstream.  Water is siphoned from streams and creeks once it reaches what’s considered a high water mark, prior to a flood stage.  There is no mechanical or electrical system involved in this process.  Water reaches the mark and flows along a channel (screened for debris) and goes into a cistern set further away, where the water is stored and can settle into the aquifer.  When it is full it will not accept anymore water and will not contribute to decreasing the flow.  Water stored in the aquifer will keep streams healthy even in times without rain.  This is the first step to prevent droughts.   Many of these siphon points are necessary to be effective to diverting water.

Further downstream, at small rivers, this system is used again but with an added feature.  Water that overflows the cistern will go into piping and flow into a distribution line.  This line is the first part of a larger system that channels water from one region with excess to one in need.  Initial systems may only need gravity to flow.  Pumping stations, which can be used later, will send the water to areas in need, whether farmlands or other storage locations away from the river.  Sediment reclamation might be an aspect as well, to recover the valuable nutrients washed away with top soil.

Larger rivers will have pumping stations only, as cisterns would not be effective in the established aquifers.  Instead of channeling water into rivers like how it is done currently, water is being wicked away, reducing the stress on waterways and preventing floods.  The water can be taken to any other location that might benefit from the resource.  Currently 75% of fresh water is wasted each year in the form of flood water.  If just have of that could be reclaimed, it would be huge.

At oceans, desalination plants and other methods are used to create fresh water and move it inland.  This water will offset the burden on aquifers and rivers being diverted for irrigation.  Nearly a third of all land is desert, and a large percentage of what’s not is still lacking when it comes to water resources.  If this plan were to go well, it’s conceivable that the ocean itself would be lowered as a result.  It’s more than possible to do so, if water is prevented from reaching the ocean in former large quantities.  In time it could mean the restoration of lands that were lost beneath the waves and would be the salvation of many Pacific Islands in danger of being consumed by the rising oceans.  Any other problems could be resolved along the way, since it would take a long time to see such results.

Enter Dreams

The gateway to the worlds between light and darkness lie in the dreams we have anywhere between day (light) and night (darkness).  These dreams can be ones when asleep and in the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) cycle, or when having a simple day dream.  Either of these pathways open us up to untold numbers of worlds where anything is possible.  Just be careful to remain in the balance between light and darkness, or risk succumbing to the dark worlds of nightmares.

Within a dream, anything that was mere thought or illusion before is tangible and possible.  Dreams take people to where they want to travel, on expeditions into situations they would never experience, and into many possible worlds and situations that unfold in those worlds.   While being entertaining, they can also provide insight for real situations.  Dreams can teach and they can provide visual examples for something difficult to see normally.

Dreams entertain.  They can be strange and silly, or just plain weird.  Actions that aren’t befitting of a person in their waking hours are commonplace in the different dream worlds.  Situations that one wouldn’t think about in everyday life play out before them and they get to glimpse into another reality, even if only briefly, to see what other attributes life have to offer.

Dreams for artists and creative thinkers can be gateways into new possibilities and material worth their time.  Storytellers thrive on remembered dreams, because they are things they didn’t have to spend time thinking about.  Even day dreams offer great distraction from lukewarm activities, although distractions of that kind while trying to pay attention in class might not be helpful.

Today onward, welcome to the realities that unfold within dreams and understand the possibilities given to just one dreamer, let alone billions of others across the planets.  Whether the inspiration comes from dreams or nightmares, it is still something there for people to come across and be inspired.  After all, it’s always a mystery what one night will yield from one to the next.