Buffy the Vampire Slayer Birthday Premonition

Something completely weird and strange and odd and bizarre happened to me this past weekend.

So yesterday (March 9th, 2013), I was taking a midday nap, and I dreamt that I had sent a text to a friend of mine to let her know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was turning 16 years old. In the dream, I had also gotten into an argument with someone who was claiming that Sarah Michelle Gellar had won an Oscar for the first season of BTVS in 1996. I said, uhm…that’s impossible. She could not have won an Oscar for a TV show that hadn’t aired yet (Plus, she wouldn’t have won an Oscar for a TV show anyway… it would have been an Emmy had it happened, but that’s beside the point.)

Now, mind you — up until yesterday (AFTER the dream), I had only had a hunch that BTVS had premiered in 1997 (as opposed to ’96 or ’98), but I never knew the exact original air date. After waking up from my nap, I was curious, so I grabbed my phone to look up when BTVS had actually premiered…

March 10th, 1997. In other words, today…exactly 16 years ago.

I dream texted my friend that BTVS was turning 16, ONE DAY before it was actually going to happen in reality — and I swear that prior to this dream, I had no clue that it had originally aired on today’s date, exactly 16 years ago.

What are the odds?! Of all of the random ass things that I could have dreamt about on Saturday, March 9th…the universe told me that BTVS was about to turn 16 and to alert my friend the day before. Which, after the freaky realization that my dream self had actually been correct, I did in fact text that very information to that very friend. Hence, my dream became true on two accounts.

Some might call this a coincidence and leave it at that. I think this is the universe’s way of making sure I am well-informed ahead of time. Or maybe this is my super power…


Have You Been Tethered Today?


I was just talking to some friends about this, but the whole dream to wake transition can be really jacked up and stressful…especially if you don’t know what you’re doing (which is most of us).

For example, I just woke up, and for a period of about 5 – 10 minutes, during that process of returning to beta waves and a normal, day-to-day awareness of self and personal context, I feel like my mind has to randomly remind me of a few basic truths about being human to get me back on track. The past couple of mornings I go through this thing while I’m coming out of a dream, where I’m reminded of sex, or dirty laundry, or television, or nose-picking. Then it’s like, OH RIGHT, those are human realities that I live with. Sex is how I was begotten in the first place. That’s my context. That is what my species is and does. I can now proceed to being awake. I am now free to roam about in society again.

If you think back to when you were younger, do you remember how upon waking up in the mornings, you might have immediately thought about homework? Now I realize that that wasn’t just your garden variety academic conscientiousness…. it was my mind trying to remind me that I was a human child with pre-determined human child responsibilities, so as to give me a setting and a purpose upon awakening.

I have this theory that there’s a process called tethering that safeguards individuals (i.e. dream travelers) from being incorrectly transferred back to reality upon awakening. When you’re asleep, you’re like a ball floating freely through this other realm of reality, the realm of non-reality. But when you come back to wakefulness, you have to be grounded or connected to something earthly, something mundane and strictly human, otherwise… you will (on a psychic and emotional level) in theory, keep floating during your waking life. Your ball has to be tethered back to something, related back to daily human life.

It’s like you’ve gotta go through this set of checks and balances to make sure you’re still a viable person who is gonna fit into normal, civilized reality…because in the dream world, that shit ain’t normal. That’s not reality. You can’t just jump from that to the waking world and be completely smooth about it. You can’t just free-float in the waking world the way you do in the dream world.

At least I can’t. I guess I know some people who are pretty good at coming out of their dreams and seeming normal about it, but I’ve never been that great at it. I get so jacked up when I’m dreaming, that I’m usually pretty out of it in the mornings when I wake up. It’s like… I was just in the middle of whatever the fuck I was in the middle of… I don’t even know, but now I’m getting booted back to reality to finish whatever the fuck I was doing there 6 – 12 hours ago??? Are you kidding me? I can’t be expected to keep up with this back-and-forth shit on a daily basis. It’s strenuous.