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  •  It's from the coma I was in last year (3+ / 0-)
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    I saw it like I was there.

    The arc of the story is more full of awe and fear and astonishment...the punchline above was, in the dream, a more of a deadly serious admonition about false prophets.

    Then the world was reset to its prior state.

    Everyone spirited away did not remember a thing.

    Everyone else the presumed good ones who got left behind... and for dream purposes I got "lucky"... were there to hear the smackdown.

    The message was: "Save everyone, or none of you are saved. Your New Jerusalem is here - or nowhere."

    It was not meant to be a call to convert; it was meant to be a call to take effing better care of the planet.

    There was of course immediate disagreement in the aftermath. The Fundies were very displeased at this Divine Psych! at their expense... many of them actually left the faith over it.

    The other Christians were dismayed, wondering - hey, we just a pretty strong clue this is all real why quit now?

    The Fundies answered: He made a fool of us.

    Their. Effing. Egos. got hurt.

    Like I said, just a coma dream. Lots of sedatives involved.

    But it hit home. It hit home hard.

    That's why I haven't written it yet; it WILL be controversial.

    •  I have only one question to ask (4+ / 0-)
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      What the Hell are you waiting for? Get it down on before you start to forget details. Long term memory will degrade as will the connections to that comatic awareness. At the very least write whatever you can down on paper if you haven't done so already. I say paper because seeing your own words written in your own handwriting can be very conducive to connecting events and restoring specifics to memories. This is why therapists often want patients to write rather than type out their experiences or goals in certain types of therapies.  

      As a Neuropsychologist with a more than a few Elizabeth Kubler Ross' books on my shelf, I would dearly love to read about this.

      Smart people know what they don't know -8.50, -6.92

      by ferallike on Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 01:50:21 PM PDT

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      •  Well check out my recent Ghost Weeks diaries (3+ / 0-)
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        You will get some flavor there.

      •  Should add - when I first awoke (3+ / 0-)
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        I was remembered EVERYTHING at once and out of sequence and it has literally taken months to sort out which dreams are more aptly hallucinations of being in the hospital and which were actual dreams.

        This is important because having a sense of the actual physical and temporal reality gives me mnemonic cues as to what happened.

        For example, I was in seven different hospital rooms - nine if you count the two ER bays at the very beginning (ok, that's not really germane).

        There were also the various visits on the gurney to radiology and procedures.

        Then the several times the ventilator was removed.

        And the time I removed my feeding tube (this was frowned upon).

        And how my fever was spiking and I had to get sent back to ICU.

        (I was very uncool with going back to ICU and this caused a real fight with me and three nurses and a doctor.)

        The Reverse Rapture dream is either coming up in the next or subsequent episode of Ghost Weeks.

        Really, the truth is I don't know until I get there but this method works for rendering a coherent tale.

        •  I started to reply to you in Episode 5 (2+ / 0-)
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          of how a psychiatrist or neuropsychologist would explain away what was neurologically happening while you were in a medically induced coma. And then I canceled out the comment entirely because I do not want to induce doubt on what you remember, saw, felt or realized from it.

          You see I am a scientist heavily grounded in biology, neuro chemistry and social science. But I've also had a few "spiritual" experiences myself so I will not try negate or minimize what happened to you by trying to explain it away scientifically. My late father, who was also a psychologist and a self described agnostic, was put in a medially induced coma when he had to be put on a ventilator in January of 2008. He came out of it with some doubts on his choice to be an agnostic. What happened to him was not religious at all but rather spiritual.

          I want to hear the rest of it. I read all 5 episodes and I really, really want to hear the rest of it. If you are having problems with the last parts, it really might help to coordinate your memories and put things together on paper. I cannot stress this enough as there is a measurable, neurochemical, physiological process that occurs when trying to retrieve memory in this manner. Seeing your own words in your own handwriting often helps to prompt more clarity and accuracy in memory retrieval. If you don't think this will work, try drawing a picture of your memories or use something like a flow chart and see if that works to prompt your memories and/or help you organize the memories.

          If you would, send me a message when you get the next episode written and posted.

          Smart people know what they don't know -8.50, -6.92

          by ferallike on Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 03:40:23 PM PDT

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    •  I agree with Feral - write that! (3+ / 0-)
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      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 01:55:50 PM PDT

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