Perception is internal, regardless of it seeming to have no causative connection. People try manifesting but change a surface thought and not any element of their world view. Then the world view snaps back in, and they say manifestation isn’t possible.
Nightmares. I think we’ve all been having intense dreams recently. Perhaps due to the environmental balance as of late, the increased energy brought about from an early spring, and the more radical changes going on in our world.
The beings that can enter our dreams, there must be some interesting ones. The oneiroi?
They stalk dreams? They live dreams. They are dreams. They are the living embodiment of that stratum of reality that makes up a large part of waking life. We don’t make up dreams, and neither are we the first or last to dream. We just move with the seasons of dream, not seeing them in the waking world, but never the less affected by them.
Does the sandman come from something ancient? I always thought it was weird that sand in our eyes was supposed to make us sleep. Ah, indeed. There has always been some picture of the spirits of sleep in every culture, and they are more active these days in this era of sleep deprivation. The veil is thinner now between dream and our state of existence.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.