Recently, Simon shared several of his nuclear
nightmares and precognitive disaster dreams with _Electric Dreams_. "These
dreams have always worried me," he said. "I have had other dreams that
seem to predict some future events as well as dreams that seem to be a glimpse
of alternate timelines. The Challenger dream and the plane crash dreams have
always really affected me because I didn't do anything."
As Simon is aware, the future is not fixed. A dream *may* predict the future;
but then again, it may be a window into an alternate future or be a practice run
at a future that will never be congealed enough to manifest here in waking
reality. The dream event may stay forever in the realm of "potential, but
That especially applies to nuclear nightmares. I believe that, as a human
race, we have chosen not to actualize that particular probability in which we
blow ourselves to nuclear smithereens. We are capable of learning the lessons
inherent in such an event through alternate manifestations on movies, TV and
through semi-accidents like Chernobyl and Five Mile Island, without exploding
the whole enchilada. Of course, I can't *prove* my contention, any more than the
earth change doomsayers can *prove* that California is going swimming with the
I choose to live as though such a prediction is not inevitable. As I do, I
believe I am helping to actualize the positive alternative. Acting as if the
most positive future will manifest is one way to "do something" about
negative possibilities. It's the physical equivalent of verbal affirmations and
visualizations, and all the more powerful because it's not just a mind event,
it's mind and body cooperation.
However, some negative dreams do "come true" Let's say Simon was
convinced this was going to be the case for one of the dreams which disturbed
him. None of his examples would have affected him personally (like a nuclear war
surely would). They were all other people's personal events. To change their
outcome he would have had to reach out beyond himself. Perhaps he could have
told a participant or someone in charge.
But even if he did alert the authorities, would they have listened? It's been
my observation that in this skeptical society there are few
"authorities" who pay serious attention to psychic advice in the
course of their official working life. Those that do, listen to an individual
with an established reputation for detailed, accurate information and with whom
they have developed a first hand relationship built on trust and respect for
proven ability. If Simon believes he has a calling to be a psychic detective, he
should be prepared to pay his dues. He has to establish a track record with
respected members of the community who are willing to take the time to verify
Then, he faces an even tougher challenge: to demonstrate the practicality of
psychic information to, say, members of the police force. Such people desire
psychic services for a specific task: like locating missing children or murder
suspects. As such, Simon will need to become a proactive dreamer: a dreamer on
demand. Sorry, but spontaneous information just won't do.
Many people dreamt of the Challenger shuttle disaster and the Loma Prieta
earthquake before they occurred. I did. But without a specific date, time,
location, or other details, the usefulness of my information was limited.
Obviously, the dreams were too vague to serve as a practical global warning,
even if I had had the inclination to act on them. So why do we have such dreams?
I believe we are all psychic. We all have the ability to tune into the
psychic dream channel. Most dreams we don't. We're too wrapped up in our own
drama to become aware of any "outside" information, unless it yells at
us. The psychic information that gets through our disinclination to see beyond
our own noses is that which has the loudest "noise." It's the
information with the greatest emotional wallop. It could be a strong positive
emotion. But in this culture, it's most likely to be an intense negative one.
So when an upcoming negative event echoes backward in time, anyone with the
least psychic sensitivity is going to notice it. Notice it, heck, we're going to
feel it. Live it, from the inside out, because that's how dreams work. Living
our own private nightmares are disturbing enough. Living a global nightmare is a
real pain in the head, heart and gut.
We are not meant to be personally responsible to a "bleed through"
on our psychic dream TV from the global disaster channel anymore than we are
personally responsible for everything that we see on physical TV. It's just
news. It's the participants in the event who have the prime responsibility for
their actions, not the audience.
Of course, if we get a personal news broadcast, like a dream of our car
sliding off the road, well, before we begin dreamwork on our symbols, we'd best
check out the condition of our automobile tires and brakes. Responsibility
begins at home.