I have recently become aware of the fact that I have “visions.” These visions typically occur after I clear my mind for meditation and/or sleep. I know it sounds like a strange thing to suddenly become aware of- but there are two reasons why until now I have not recognized them.
The first reason is because more times than not they do not involve anyone or anything I know, so I have no personal stake in remembering them. Many times I have thought “oh, what an odd dream…” Often times they shock me to some extent and I jolt out of my relaxed state and forget them all together.
I have recently been trying harder and harder to remember snippets of these so that I can investigate them afterwards. I have failed the last several times until yesterday. I was going into meditation- which was difficult because my son was interrupting me every. other. minute., but I finally managed to snatch a few minutes away and quickly went into my mediative state.
The first scene that I see is that of a bride. She is in a very old fashioned wedding dress. Very similar to the one shown here, although it was all white and it was not at all shiny. It seemed crisply starched. The woman wearing the dress had her dark hair piled up high sort-of Elizabethan-style as did her two attendants which I took to be her sisters, for some reason.
Behind the periphery of my vision there was someone speaking about the situation at hand and he said something about how “Dorothy Poden always does it that way….” or something to that extent. My son then came and interrupted me and I jolted back to reality- but I remembered the name.
I did a quick Google search of the name “Dorothy Poden” and only ONE result came up. It is the record of the marriage of one Dorothy Poden to a William Walton on September 16, 1625 at the Parish of Northenden, Chesh.
Am I on to something here? Or is it just a coincidence? Why would the name Dorothy Poden be inside my head? I have never heard of anyone with that name or last name in my life! I think it is quite funny that I saw her in wedding dress and the one record of her on the entirety of the internet is the record of her marriage.
Could be an interesting research project, perhaps.