February 15th, 2008

I pretty much have always felt that reincarnation was a viable option. I once did a past life regression which sewed that one up for me. It was very real, and not terribly glamourous. I was a man who treated his wife like a servant. A financially rich man, but spiritually bankrupt. I smelled the odors, I heard the trees rustle in the breeze, but I had enough of the past life visits thankyouverymuch. It did, however, explain my fascination with rural, 18th century Japan. One that my mom shared with me.

A series of recurring dreams at the age of five set this mindset in motion. In the dreams, I was not five, but eight years old, and had different coloured hair, but I knew it was me.

I was falling down a well. The well was lined with bricks. I could see the seepage from between the bricks. I could see moss. I could smell the earth and water. I died at the bottom, each and every time. And then I wet the bed.

I can remember the doctor’s visits about the bedwetting, the theories that I was too lazy to wake up. I can remember my mother being baffled because I was so smart and toilet trained so easily.

Nobody asked me if I had fallen down a well. Wouldn’t you have wet the bed if you had fallen down a well? Seemed perfectly logical to me.

The only explanation for this recurring dream where I was different yet still me is that I actually died that way in another lifetime. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

Pictured below: A well-falling bedwetter still puts an arm around a friend

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22 Responses to “Life is But a Dream”

Angella Says:

I personally believe that God knit me in my Mother’s room, and makes everyone unique and special.

That’s my story, and I am sticking to it ;)

We’ll have to wait until we get to the other side to see how it all pans out, I suppose :)

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witchypoo Says:

Angella: I don’t think that the two beliefs are mutually exclusive.

Loralee Says:

Falling down in a well is one of my greatest nightmares. Which is why I totally came unhinged in the movie “The Ring”.


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Marie Says:

I’ve had dreams like that too, that were far to real for me to have come up with on my own. One took place in what seemed to be a very old society, maybe Greece or Rome, as there were a lot of white pillars and everyone wore white robes. In another I was a little girl hiding in a house in a place like London or France as it was being bombed.

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Jenny Says:

I used to have a similar dream when I was little. As I got older the situation in the dream became more dire, until I was certain my parents would never be able to reach me. I attribute that to my real-life fear of abandonment. Like the chicken & egg: which came first, the dream or the fear.

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Calamity Says:

I believe in reincarnation. It just makes sense to me. I have also had those dreams where I am me, but not me. I am not sure how many times I have “come back” But I do believe that I have.

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teeni Says:

Very interesting. I can certainly see why you’d wet the bed! I often have dreams of falling but in those dreams, there usually is nothing around as far as scenery, just a sensation of falling. Then waking up just when I would have been hitting bottom. Yikes!

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talina Says:

Wow, a well?? I would pee my pants too.. Poor thing!

Past lives, I am curious about mine also. Interesting story about yours..

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Dawn Says:

I’ve never thought they were mutually exclusive either – but then I have apretty flexible idea of what constitutes Heaven too.

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Old Knudsen award winning commenter Says:

Do you believe that the people around you in this life are always around you in other lives but we all switch roles? I was/am a bed wetter and when I need to pee I dream I am peeing I think I may have peed in another life.

I once got a vision of myself as some Asian from like the 12th century who was very well off. I go into a small room that is high up in the mountains going by the view out the window, the room is full of exotic looking pillows and a young Asian man with a bald head rises off the floor as he sees me enter, I know hes my brother. I stretch out my arms to embrace him and he looks relieved, as we hug I have a knife in my right hand and stick it upwards into his kidneys. Strange huh.

The way I eat my food I believe I must have starved to death in another life, it came in handy when I was in the army.

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Ree Says:

My recurring dreams surround not being able to climb a set of stairs.

As for previous lives? Maybe, but I haven’t figured any out yet.

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witchypoo Says:

One of the readers here was astounded that I was not afraid to die. The fact is, I practiced it in the dreamtime many times, and I also accepted it in waking life.

lceel Says:

I have never had a regression session, but over time I have become convinced that in a past life I was an Eastern European Jew. Budapest seems to have been important. The word ‘pogrom’ seems to resonate with me. I feel akinship with the Hebrew letter ‘YOD’, which looks lke a tongue of flame. There is no rational reason for this feeling.

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Veronica Says:

I have always believed in reincarnation.

Some things can’t be explained any other way.

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BlueBella Says:

I’m with you on this one witchpoo . . .reincarnation really seems to be the only answer as far as I’m concerned. You know that feeling where you know someone too well to instantly to not have known them before in a former life?
I’ve not had an experience as vivid as yours, just a very longing, lonesome feeling as a child like the adult I had been didn’t know what to do again as a child.

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witchypoo Says:

Knudsen, award winning commenter: All of your questions are intriguing. Do I smell another Ask witchypoo coming up?
I think I used to pee the bed in another lifetime too.

Sarcastic Mom Says:

I’m a “believer” who still sees endless possibilities, if that makes sense. Basically… while I believe certain things, I realize that I might not yet know all the things that I believe. ;-)

I also thought of “The Ring” when I read your post.

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nan Says:

Oh, I hope reincarnation is real… I have had many dreams and “hey, I know you!” experiences, and the idea of sitting on a cloud with my harp for eternity, or alternatively standing in line at the regional corporation office and dealing with government officials for all eternity, seems so dull! Isn’t that a long sentence! Sam was very cautious around water, although he could swim, and when he was about 3 he almost drowned. He was swept away from me by a sudden current, and I reached him in the nick of time. Afterwards, he asked me “what happened to the other Sam?” I said I didn’t understand what he was asking, so he said “you saved me, and we were together, but before, the other Sam sank right down, and nobody could save him. That is why I came in your tummy. Because you could keep me safe.”

If that isn’t an example of reincarnation, I don’t know what is. And after that experience, he became really BRAVE in the sea, surfing and ducking under when before he had been so careful.

iamthediva Says:

one time when B-rad and i were dating we were sitting on my parents couch holding hands and looking in each others eye, and he swears that the room around me melted into a palace and i morphed into an Eqyptian queen.

i’ve also always had a fascination with the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius at Pompeii.

Omega Says:

i’ve had several recurring dreams for many years, but i still haven’t figured out what they mean…some are extremely weird. Some of them involve water as well – big scary waves, crossing the icy river, etc. I do believe in reincarnation, and i probably would like to have a past life regression session, but it could be as harmful as useful, i’m afraid.

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