Inner Balance

Note: I am now waiting up to 7 months before posting my lucid dreams. This means I am always approximately 35 lucid dreams behind.

I’m the only person walking around in a large space. At first I believe it is an auditorium, but then I realize it is, or seems to be, the lead female performer’s home. She is singing lovely, rather folk-like songs as people lie around, perfectly relaxed, listening, while I busy myself making a movie that involves some very specific shots, my camera attached to a black rod. This gives me a reason not to simply be politely listening. When the woman moves from the front to the side of the room where there is a round wooden table, she seems to be more a teacher than a performer. She is speaking in another language, northern European, maybe Dutch, which seems to explain the feel of the place and the crowd—more open and in touch with ancient traditions than typical Americans. This may even be a class on working with the healing energy of sound and music. But it is not until it ends, and people are getting up to leave, that I realize I’m dreaming as I watch the teacher move down the right side of the room toward a curtained stage. The large stage behind a black curtain triggers my lucidity. I immediately feel that I can attempt to heal the stiffness in my left wrist on this stage. I quickly follow the woman, sensing that she is heading backstage through a door, but when I push the curtain aside I see the stage is blocked off by a metal barrier… I suffer a false awakening in which I’m urgently telling someone about my earlier dream of the human hummingbirds, and about another dream of a dark-haired man sitting in my room who rose and moved toward me in a passionate way. Then I see the teacher-singer close the door of her home for the night and quickly get up, crying out to her that I left some of my things on the stage and I need to retrieve them. Her door opens and I run into what is now a large and dim auditorium.

Acid vs. Alkaline

The stage is directly across from me. I want to fly toward it and so I do, re-entering the scene from my previous dream and becoming lucid in one seamless act. I land on the edge the stage a few feet away from a solid male presence occupying its center. Only the bottom half of his figure is illuminated, the rest of him is masked in darkness. I ask suspiciously, “Who are you?” I speak the first two words without a problem but the “you” is oddly clipped. “I’m suspicious of Dream Entities these days,” I explain, and repeat, “Who are you?” He replies, “Keith.” Surprised, I echo, “Keith? I’ve been told to expect Harris.” He then either steps forward, or the lighting changes, because I can see all of him now. His upper body is perfectly square, like a robot’s, a dark-green metal looking box with no head. I observe, “You don’t have a head and yet I can see it.” His handsome human male head is clearly visible to me with its blonde hair. It isn’t attached to the machine but rather “floats” just above it and is much more ethereal, yet also completely real and present.

Keith looks and moves like a regular person as he quickly sits down at a monitor and begins telling me things I need to know, explaining how I can acquire this information. I lean close to him, listening intently to his every word even as I keep looking around me to stabilize the dream. The scenery is that of a workshop with metal tools and containers, the colors red and dark-blue predominating in the form of handles, etc. He says something that sounds like “soya” and then I clearly make out “PBS” which is where I assume I will find a television special on the subject matter he is telling me about which relates to biology and two specific chemicals or chemical reactions. I need to know how these two elements work together; it is important for me… I slowly phase out of the dream into a false awakening, where I repeat to a woman, over and over again, the names of these two chemicals—one begins with or features a “k”—so as not to forget them. I wake for real.

Dream Notes:

I have been reading Secrets of Your Cells by Sondra Barrett and the night-before-last I had dreams that felt very much like being inside my body. I knew Keith was referring to my body and a balance that needed to be maintained. So I Googled “PBS” and “cellular health”. Keith’s message seems clear:

PBS (phosphate buffered saline) is a balanced salt solution commonly used to maintain pH and osmotic balance and provide cells with water and essential inorganic ions. PBS is generally used to maintain cells for the short term in a viable condition while the cells are manipulated outside of their regular growth environment… Cells must constantly maintain their pH in order to function properly. The acidic state of your body is referred to as its pH balance, rather like a swimming pool, and in actual fact, given that our bodies are made of 80% water, it’s quite a good analogy to draw. To have a balanced or neutral pH, your body’s pH level should register 7.4 pH; anything lower than that, and your body environment will be too acidic, and anything above that, it will be too alkaline. Do you remember at school when you used Litmus paper to measure for acidity? If so you’ll probably remember that blue Litmus paper turns red when exposed to acidic solutions, and red Litmus turns blue when exposed to alkaline solutions. It is this same balance of acid or alkaline that is important to your body and its immune system.

THE RED AND BLUE COLORS FEATURED IN THE BODYSHOP ON STAGE.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods. A true alkalinizing diet is one that optimizes how cells receive nutrition. Once calories flow into cells then cell membranes must respond in order for genes to activate that regulate cellular activity and healthy function. This means you must have healthy cell membranes. You need the fatty acid DHA to make healthy cell membranes. You also need nutrients that specifically contribute to linking the fatty acids like DHA together – which are the phosphates. These are typically built from choline or other phosphate related nutrients. Phosphatidyl Serine is absolute gold as far as your cell membranes are concerned, especially those in your brain (regulating brain pH).

INTERESTINGLY, SOYBEANS ARE A GREAT SOURCE OF Phosphatidyl Serine AND THE FIRST WORD I CLEARLY HEARD KEITH SAY WAS “SOYA”. THE TWO SPECIFIC CHEMICAL PROCESSES KEITH WAS TELLING ME ABOUT SEEM TO RELATE TO “ALKALIZING FOODS” vs “ACIDIC FOODS” BOTH OF WHICH ARE NEEDED TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY PH BALANCE IN YOUR CELLS.

In general, choline intake is linked to dietary fat intake. Fat intake can be overdone, but it can also be underdone which would not be good for your health. Any time pH goes acid then overall cardio-health will be stressed. Eggs are one of the most helpful foods for maintaining cardiovascular health.

I DREAMED THE NIGHT-BEFORE-LAST THAT I WAS AT THE CHECK OUT COUNTER BUYING TWO DOZEN EGGS. THE CASHIER SHOVED THEM SO DISRESPECTFULLY INTO THE BAG THEY ALL BROKE. I DEMANDED SHE GO AND GET ME TWO DOZEN MORE. THE POPULAR BELIEF IS THAT EGGS ARE HIGH IN CHOLESTEROL AND BAD FOR YOU. MY DREAM SELF KNEW BETTER.

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