My Imaginary Boxing Gloves

A while ago, I was scrolling over a book, which was written by one of my favorite American professors, as well as thinking about professor’s work in general when I fell asleep—I have met him only once so far in real life. Some days afterwards, I had a funny dream. I saw this professor bring boxing gloves to me so that I may spar with him. He actually said, “Come, box with me”. I won’t be discussing the rest of the details here due to time constrains; but, know that we did not end up sparring in this dream. Just a couple of days ago, I felt curious enough to think back to this dream. I was about to fall asleep when I cued my mind to think about boxing this professor. I imagined hitting him rather harshly with these unreal boxing gloves; after all, I was just learning to take down almost anyone. I had a funny dream after visualizing this just before I slept.

Professor appeared in my dream right after a queer scene about a cat running away from a farm of some sort during an eerie night while everyone waited for a world war to approach. I could see the professor through some kind of TV screen; and, there was some blood on his face. He was still alive; but, he seemed badly wounded and very exhausted. The second I woke up, I felt like he was thinking of committing suicide; I was stirred enough to wake up because this intense dream made me feel very uncomfortable. Just before I woke up, I heard a voice say, “It’s Emma’s War, Emma’s War”.

Here are my thoughts about all of this.

  1. I somehow injured the feelings of the dream character of this particular professor. Thus, he showed how he felt about this through his wounds. This means that he must be like this in real life as well—there was just a strong hint of reality about all of this.
  2. It is possible that my dream character is directing me to read a story book since this professor also loves storytelling. I researched the net and found out that there is actually a book called “Emma’s War”. So those voices I heard while I was half awake and half asleep are actually an example of telepathy. “Emma’s War: A True Story” is written by an award-winning journalist “Deborah Scroggins”. Funny thing is that this book discusses the life of Emma during the Sudanese famine of 1988; read Geraldine Bedell’s article, “A good woman in Africa” to learn further. Therefore, these voices are somehow giving me a major clue about my book “She: The Mirror“; this novel is going to show the story of the protagonist as it enfolded after 9/11 and inside Canada where colored people especially colored women are usually ignored.
  3. Another important thing I have learned is that my other dream characters are somehow very much attached to the dream character of this particular professor. This clearly showed when all the animals became really quiet and sullen; a cat disappeared in the middle of a very cruel dark night; and, animals’ sad feelings engulfed the entire night as bugles of war boomed somewhere. I can’t believe my dream characters declared a world war! Hahaha!

Reality is that I absorbed this dream really slowly because it happened very quickly. I even envisioned putting ointments and bandages on the dream character I had mistakenly injured. I haven’t yet received a dream about what was gonna happen next though; so I am just going to wait on this for now. And, next time, I won’t be playing like this with this particular dream character because I have realized that strong emotions of my dream characters can brutally injure me. I can feel heavy draining pain in my mind if any of my dream characters get injured or complain about something.

Obviously, sparring is okay as long as your dream character does not complain about it. I have sparred with dream martial arts partner before. They are really fast; and, they can receive hits pretty well, which is why they convey something. But, the professor is choosing to share deeper content like books and emotions. Lucid dreams are training grounds that let you do a whole lot of stuff including learning about the dream characters who represent your heroes, foes, and loved ones.

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