Recipe: Smoked one small corn cob of a mugwort blend containing mullein, kinnick kinnick, yarrow, elephant’s head.
Drank one cup of mugwort tea right before bed.
Smoked yet another corn cob of mostly mugwort & a little bit of peppermint.
The tea tastes great – familiar. The smoking blend with peppermint was better than the herbalist blend. Smoking peppermint is where it’s at!!!
My aim for the night was to try and contact Artemis, so I read a bit up on her on wikipedia and such. It wasn’t until 1 oclock that I actually turned out the lights – which is strange because I swore it was like two hours earlier. Time seemed to pass quickly.
The first bit of my sleep did not feel fully engaged. Sometimes this will happen to me – I’ll be sleep but also sort of present with the fact that I’m asleep. You may be familiar with this feeling like when you were a little kid on xmas eve?
I did have one fully registered dream – I was a woman allowed to enter the Oval office and communicate with President Obama. I told him about the Occupy Wall Street movement and his ability to use this gathering storm to make a bunch of important social changes. He did not say anything, but wrote down on an index card: “I am the %2″. I took the card and was a bit speechless – I took the meaning to be: “There are people more powerful than me. I am powerful, but not 1% powerful”
I would not take that for an answer – it felt like a cop-out and the product of his fear, not reality. I told him he was in a unique moment in history where he had the power to make radical unprecedented changes. That it may cost him life, limb – he may in this time be looked at as crazy or a failure. But that it would be the ultimate right thing to do.
This dream is interesting to me for two reasons:
a) I recently read in ‘Ayahuasca In My Blood’, and have a vague memory of folks taking ayahuasca who actively seek out politicians in the spirit world in order to influence them. Perhaps this is where the idea came from or perhaps that’s what I was doing?
b) As I wrote this post, I had a thought. At first it was a disappointment to have set out to meet Artemis and end up with Obama. But perhaps I WAS ARTEMIS? I was distinctly female in the dream.
I did have some other dreams – one of which was lucid and involved some interesting color swirls / fireworks (like when you close your eyes) but more vivid. There were other fuzzy dreams involving me being a warrior and taking out the trash, unfortunately shadowed by the Obama dream.
Will try again.