This morning I had a dream about landslides and avalanches. I was back in California, where I had been a few months prior in April attending a friend's wedding in San Francisco. Standing up in the mountains near a city, I experienced a rumbling sensation and saw rocks moving about. Then I realized, as the rocks were grew unsettled and began to fall, that it was an earthquake causing this. I was able to flee down the mountainside toward safety and further away from the base of these mountains, but there were many others that were not so lucky. I seem to recall that this earthquake was around an 8.0-8.9 in intensity, and as a result knew, I there would be more after-shocks to come that could put people in danger. When I got to my car it was submerged in water. I was underwater several feet near the base of a mountain looking in the the passenger door when I noticed that a large jelly-fish, or clear gelatin-like creature, was emanating from the car out the driver-side window and flowing all the way to the top of the mountain. I grabbed on to it to attempt to "reel" it back in but it was too long and flowing - it became almost as extensive as the very magma flowing into a volcano. I then remember hearing someone tell me that "many people think that natural disasters are naturally made, but this is not always the case. There are evil forces that are at work". I was left with the impression that soon there would be a major earthquake in California.
Was the long flowing creature symbolic of geological processes or something else? Will there be another earthquake on the West Coast? Dreams are funny in that sometimes they point to important information, sometimes they are a reflection of your recent state of mind, and sometimes they point to alternate variations of reality. If you are of the school of thought that says time is non-linear in nature, then it is possible to pick up on streams of information that can either be past, present or future-related. If you believe in parallel universes, like string theory and quantum theory point to, then all possibilities occur in an unlimited number of universes at once. Possibilities become probabilities as two reference points of experience meet. Take the reference points further apart, and the probability collapses. Some "realm-borders" may even cross over leading to experiences of the uncanny and synchronicity. This is how I view dream impressions and future visions: reality travels in a flux through time, which is a medium, much like a painter's medium, where colors can flow in order to create art on the canvas revealing one distinct picture, which is always created in the now, but sometimes the "drying time" can be slowed down so much that "now" seems entirely irrational to the observer. In other words, if time is slowed down far enough, all net causes and effects appear quite distant and meaningless. But does that mean they are not there?