Coping: Cruise Ship Woo-Woo?

Every so often I have dreams that seem to tell me something about the future.  Last night, I had not one, but two dreams (and a portion of a third) that dealt with cruise ships.

To be sure, there is a story in the news that had caught my eye Sunday while scanning the headlines over at  But what made it so unusual is that it had some aspects of a dream I had a long time ago (> 1 year) which involved a train derailment in south/eastern Germany.

Of course, if I were to wake up by friend Chris McCleary who runs (where people post their dreams) he would likely attribute it to “day residue.”  That’s when some aspect of a day’s activities gets “stuck” in your head, for whatever reason.  Then it comes back repackaged as a dream as your subconscious tries to sort everything out.

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But this was more than one dream.

In one, the context of the dream was of an extended cruise.  I had been on this cruise (with Elaine) for more than 30-days.  While the food was good, there wasn’t much going on…and we had eaten at the major foody joints on the ship a number of times.  It had become so boring that toward the end of the dream, I loaded up on food, and went back to our cabin, where I was engaged in computer programming and writing.

(Here I woke up – it was about 1:15 AM.)

Dream #2 began next – at the cruise ship – and that was intentional.  I had tried to hold to one of the impressions from the previous dream to see if I could “get back into it” – which did, indeed happen.

But only briefly.  In no time, I was working for an electronics company in this alt. world where I had just come up with a breakthrough design for a wooden microphone.  The idea here was that a microphone could be made better for certain kinds of studio use by using a frame material that would be semi-sound dampening.  So out of that dream I awoke with a new microphone design.

This bedside clock informed me it was just 2:41 AM, so still, plenty of time to sleep.  Down I went, again…

This time I was on another cruise ship – or, it might have been the same one.

Although not Seattle up to the north end of Vancouver Island specifically, it was similar in texture.  The three takeaways from the dream involved:

  1.  Initially I was on the ship with some kind of aircraft waiting to take off from the rear deck of the ship.  The person who was leading the flight (*there were only two of us) was Asian, curiously.  We sat there for a while, but never launched.  Eventually, I got tired of waiting so I went wandering around.
  2. The second aspect of the ship was that it was slowed because of a patch of “rough water ahead.”  The scenery was like a fjord, except that it was all foamy and bubbling white.  I know from experience (in this world, or that, and not sure which) that the captain of the ship was having a tough time plotting a course through all the foam because part of it indicated a strong current right-to-left, but shortly after that the current shifted left-to-right.  I got the sense that the ship was trying to make it through a passage too big for “normal use.”  If you know Dodd Narrows south of Nanaimo, B.C. it was similar to that, but even faster current and lots of die-sweeping currents.
  3. That led to the end of the sequence.  In it, the ship momentarily touched ground with its hull.  The grounding was about 2/3rd’s of the way down the waterline on the starboard side.  And although the ship came to a brief halt, the captain was very skilled and managed to use the two propellers (not damaged in the grounding) to get the mid-section of the ship of the mud and back into clear water.  As the dream ended, I noticed (from the back of the ship) that the engines were electric drive units and as we left the scene, there were some white pool towels left in our wake.

Here, the clock told me I’d arrived at 4:53 and it was time to get up and go to work.

After a turkey sandwich and two cups of coffee, I hit Google and came up with a list of “cruise” references.

Google “cruise” results in News are here.

The only story that had gone by (at least consciously) on Sunday was the Alaska murder story and perhaps my mind was just making it up, filling in details, and running wild suppositions about.

OR, with all the news about how “Supersonic bombers drill on Korea” and while “China beefs up it’s northern” yada, yada, perhaps the idea of cruise ship (with the airplane takeoff) was a hint to cruise missile action to come.

Either way, it was all in IMAX-like high def with sound, tactile input, taste,  and even  wind…so there’s nothing like an active night’s sleep to send the brain into high gear on this side of the eye lids.

Your interpretations, if something other than “See?  George is nuts...” are welcome in the comment sections following this article.

Oh!  One other oddity to this:

As I woke up, Elaine was still asleep but she was softly humming in her sleep.  Never heard here do that before – ever.  No particular tune to it, a kind of monotone-ish sound like the “Ohhhmmmm” sound from medication.  Strange?  Uh-huh…

One Song Down…

A marvelous time in the studio this weekend.

Daughter Denise is down visiting from Seattle, so Sunday afternoon we got down to work in the studio.

Most musicians (in groups) will mic and lay down the drum track first.  That way, whatever the song, there’s a kind of built-in metronome.

Not for the solo artist, though.

Denise’s approach was do record the piano track first using the earlier Aria VST version of Garritan Personal Orchestra 5.  She used the solo Steinway samples.

Next it was audio tracking of the bass guitar in studio.

After that, we both played keyboards for more GPO only this time it was violins.

Then I did some “slap bass” for a bit of rhythm to it.

Finally, she tossed the vocal over all that.

It was really a “rough draft” of what could be a pretty good piece of music.  If she shares it on here YT channel, I’ll try to remember to let you know.

Write when you break-even,

12 thoughts on “Coping: Cruise Ship Woo-Woo?”

  1. Maybe the wooden mic was related to Denise recording in your studio & she is going to have an opportunity to play her music on a cruise ship as part of the ship entertainment package.

  2. You’re moping about the Poseidon and your wife’s part in it between the two of you is a person named Sarah

  3. So, as the dream ended, you noticed (from the back of the ship) that the engines were electric drive units.

    Electric motors can “hum” at times, not sure of the technical reason why, (like the one in my washing machine lately). But anyway, your dream ends, you wake up and Elaine is softly “humming”…. coincidence?

  4. George this is about your dream stuff when I was invested into the stock market I had the Wall Street Journal delivered to my front porch and everyday for about a week and a half two weeks I guess I was able to in my last dream before I woke up know what was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal every morning so you have that ability but you have to direct your dreams for what you want you have to have a purpose as long as it’s not hurting anybody and you can predict like I did what was on the Wall Street Journal when I woke up in the morning my dream was about what was on that front page
    so so I guess the secret is to have an intention if you have an intention which is like thoughts have wings it can happen
    May all beings be lovingly fulfill so be it have a nice day
    and that’s the key to win the world’s collapsing and everything’s going down as long as you have those thoughts you can change the world around you

  5. OK, so the first portion is YOU saying that the trends have gotten boring and do not show an diagnosable trend channel. So you are asking creative force to show you , “Where is this going “?? The second speaks to the idea of dampening the noise of the, “markets/world stage”. The wooden part might suggest an old world style summit of the nations. Jack Webb, you know, “Just the facts mam, just the facts”. The third is the difficult situation in Asia, that may just turn in to a hot conflict, through turbulent waters and such. And the hope of the world is that the captains of the world are able to navigate through it. And as it would seem, it has run aground and needs a push.

  6. Re: dream quality

    Esoteric philosophy teacher said that when you have made significant spiritual growth, circumstances and events in your dreams will have the SAME sense of reality as your waking life does. So far, this has happened to me only once. Sounds like this is more common with you and hints that you are farther along your growth path than most (not a surprise to me).

  7. Hi George,

    Both you and your dear Denise seem to share a lot of traits, including allergies and a certain access to a woo-woo state. I’m frankly quite envious of your ability to dream(especially those that inform, and in IMAX too!). I’d like to learn to do that. I’m wondering if your dreams are enabled even more by your daughter’s proximity and emotional/musical interaction. I generally have few if any recalled experiences in dreamtime.

  8. I am a frequent reader of your posts on this site. I read your dreams with interest and offer the following thoughts for you to “try on” as the dreamer and to see if any of them “fit”:

    1. All of the dreams have you floating forward for a period that appears too long for you within the the field of activity on the ocean , or the place of spirit and depth in your life. This floating exists across several consecutive dreams traversing over 30 days , or a period that appeared to you to be too long.
    2. Two of the dreams appear to include instances when the ship carrying you through the depths first comes into contact with the bottom, or tries to leave the surface in a flying machine . However, you are not stuck for long and never get of the ground when flying . There are other propellers in your life that helped you when you got stuck and you had no real patience with the idea of flying off the ship ( your current state of being or place in time?)
    3 In one dream the captain, a voice of wisdom and authority about managing the ships activities, stops all movement forward to wait and to avoid water going to fast in either direction which lies ahead of you .
    4 while all of this is going on you are feasting at all of the ships places to indulge your outer passion for food to the point of boredom and satiation . This is somewhat clear in that you leave this food interest to go work on new programing and writing , activities that are more internal and more genuine and satisfying expressions of your true self.

    What activities in your life are you engaged in that appear to be keeping you on the surface doing things “should ” be pleasurable but , after repeated exposure are losing their luster.?

    What are the “new programs and writing” that you would like to turn to but cannot break out of your currently stalled repeating reality to experience as much as you might like?.

    What are you learning about yourself in the here and now by being stalled after thirty days on the ocean, but being stuck in the same reality that now appears to be getting boring? .

    Do you have the patience to see what the dangerous current are that are going left and then to the right ahead of your ship, and that you might need to avoid according to the “captain”? You have already hit bottom once and almost left by air from the current place of awareness.

    Who and what is the captain for you in this experience ?

    How significant is it to you or to your wife that you are sharing this experience together with her?
    What does it mean to you that you wake up several times from this place of boredom with the current reality , and then you still indicate that there is plenty of time to sleep yet, and therefore tell yourself to go back to sleep and to the same dream ? What is it about the dream of your life that is becoming boring and that has cross tides ahead that the captain is cautioning you about , but to which you are still sending yourself back ?

    These are wonderful and might be very instructive dreams for you . I think it is significant that you knew as much yourself as you willed yourself to return to the same ship on the ocean of your life after waking each time .

    I am not a an expert on dreams but value greatly your sharing and openness. There are a lot of us out on the sea that are bored with the repeated fare , or luxury meals of our life’s cruise, and are looking for the insight to see the reprogramming we need to get the ship moving into deeper more satisfying waters.
    Maybe you should keep Keep writing about the experience of the self while on the cruise of life as the dream is telling you ,and the captain inside hep to reveal the next “course corrections” to make .

    These are dreams we should all be looking at in order to cruise into deeper faster waters together with those we love.

    Namaste. Mark

    • Thank you

      Last night – another dream – only this time it was about an attack on a ferry boat. And some how a government was involved.
      It was a passenger ferry – and while the government-sponsored attack involved only a small device, it turns out that the ferry was carrying a load of munitions, so the small explosion – which didn’t sink the ship, caused a second (and huge) explosion that did.
      It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.
      Oh….and for me the capper?
      At the beginning of the dream we were in the home of a former president and there was as abathroom which I needed to use. As I looked, there was a stool in the bowl someone had failed to flush – which I immediately flushed.
      And on waking it come to me: Symbolic of some “shit about to go down?” Involving a ferry?

      • hmmm, boy do I like going back a few days and peek at the new comments; ‘larning’ something here all the time!

  9. The two dreams are interesting side by side. The one involves a cruise ship and the other a ferry.
    What people are you carrying from one desired point to another desired point . Maybe those that are viewing your site?

    What did you have happen that was too small to cause a big problem for the site and then connects with something else hidden that blows the whole site up? ( Or that will do that )
    Is one of your intentions for the site to clean up some of the poop that you feel one of our previous presidents saddled us with ?

    Very interesting in the previous three dreams you end with your wife dreaming and repeating the hum of OHHHMMM ( Om ) , something like the sound of creation unfolding . Could it be that she is connected to the purpose of the voyage and can contribute to the direction needed next because of this connection?

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