Blessed: A Trip Through Belize

Blessed: A Trip Through Belize
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What is it?

The 2015 book Blessed: A Trip Through Belize by the author Moment Johnson.

What is it about?

This is how Goodreads describes this book:

Blessed tells the story of the author’s seven month journey through Belize.

A simple tale of islands and jungles.

Discovery and kindness.

Reflection and contemplation.

A mixture of the Belizean lifestyle, internal discoveries, profound insights, and poetic glances of nature.

Everything comes together in this story in perfect harmony.

With no real purpose or plan, Moment sets out to discover a different way of life.

Opportunities appear at every corner, and what may seem like a setback at first glance truly becomes a blessing in [disguise].

Her quest leads her to spending seven weeks in solitude on forty acres in the Belizean rainforest.

Step inside the author’s mind and experience a slice of Belizean paradise as she experienced it.

Final Thoughts

I probably finished reading this book two months ago, I wanted to do a more thorough post about this book because I felt that it deserved it, but recently I have stalled on most of my non-dream posts like this so now I am trying to just keep these posts shorter so that I can get myself back to finishing them again. 😀

I think that Moment did a good job making it feel like you were almost in her mind in a way, reading this book made me feel like a hidden passenger on her journey, one who also had access to some of her inner thoughts which made this book a more intimate experience.

During the times that I read this book it made me feel closer to Moment, like we had recently communicated online and / or like I had recently read one of her blog posts, and so even when she did not blog for a while it did not seem like it because I was still reading about her journey in this book so she did not feel absent during those times.

So well done Moment, and congratulations. 🙂

The end,

-John Jr

Jungle Dreams

Dream 1

All that I can remember of this dream from last night is that it took place during the day, and I think that I was in a jungle with some of my family but that is all that I can remember of this dream.

Dream 2

All that I can remember of this dream is that the boxer Mike Tyson and a man with whitish-colored skin were picked for a reality television series that would send them to a jungle to train and learn to survive.

May 31, 2015 | Dream Journal

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Dream 1

I am not sure if this is one dream or two dreams but I will separate them as two different dreams, the first dream seemed to be my mind making its own version of the film Predator (1987) but I am not sure if I was in the dream or not, and I remember some soldiers and/or mercenaries and some people (including a woman and/or kid) walking through the wilderness or jungle during the day.

As they were passing through a one-story house or structure they were attacked by an alien but I can not remember what it looked like, it killed several of them, but some of them made it outside the building; and there were attempts made to kill the alien, but everyone who went inside the building would get killed by it.

At some point there was a stalemate as only a few people were left alive, the alien possibly gave birth to another alien because there was no a smaller probably baby alien, and the woman or kid decided to test an idea that they had to kill the aliens; and the woman or kid entered the building alone even though the others told this person not to, and this person used something that I can not remember to kill the baby alien.

The Flood | Finding A Cave In South America?

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The Flood

The night before last I had this dream fragment which is very unclear at the beginning and the middle so I lost the most important parts of the dream.

I think it started with me going over to a nice house that belonged to a man who looked like one of my old teachers Mr. G, and he had a wife & daughter.

I am not sure why I was going over to his house but I think I remember feeling like that was my first time going over to his house; I remember his family greeting me and at some point his daughter told me something while we were alone touring the house.

I think she mentioned that a woman in a painting or photo on the wall in the house was her dad’s first wife and she was my mother, she had died years ago, I was shocked; it seems that the daughter thought I already knew, but I had not.

The daughter went to tell her dad after realizing her mistake, and Mr. G came to explain the situation, he looked sad and told me that what is daughter had said was true; he apologized for not telling me all these years about who my birth mother was and I guess he was my birth father, I think.

He said that he had loved his first wife very much but she died and later he re-married, for some reason I was given to new parents I guess and never told the truth until now; maybe it was what his second wife wanted, but I am not sure.

I was shocked and confused, as I was trying to make sense of things the weather outside was real bad, so I looked out of the window and noticed that it was starting to flood outside; I warned everyone in the house and we started trying to decide if we should leave town before we were trapped.

We decided to put our coats on and Mr. G & I brought a shotgun & pistol with us, we all decided to walk to the main highway to see if it had flooded yet, to decide if we should drive or walk away from town or stay at the house.

We took a short cut through the woods and we saw that the main highway was not flooded yet, and some people were trying to leave town already; we turned around to walk back to the house, something happened but I am not sure what happened exactly, I just remember us not having guns and we were walking back to the highway instead of going to the house.

Right before we reached the highway a group of men on trucks stopped in the road, some with guns, and they came into the woods and started chasing after some women that were trying to run to the highway.

The men acted like bandits that were going to rob, rape, and kill people during the flood since most of the police would be gone from the town; Mr. G & I told his wife and daughter to run back to the house, and we ran to help the women that were being chased even though we did not have our guns now.

We grabbed some sticks or something and acted like we had guns, we stood at a distance and yelled at the group of men telling them to leave, the men stopped and stared at us; we held our ground and our bluff worked, the men started to leave, but I felt that they would probably come back later.

We then told the other women to try to find a safe place to go to or they could come with us, but I woke up.

Finding A Cave In South America?

Last night I remembered part of two dream fragments, I will start with my last one since it is the most unclear of the two, it took place at my parent’s house; I think my little brothers had just found a few sick dogs.

We were trying to give them food and water, as I watched them try to eat & drink, I noticed holes on certain parts of their bodies; one of the dogs had a hole on its head and it the hole I saw maggots.

I was disgusting and freaky, these dogs had maggots inside of certain parts of their bodies and the maggots were eating part of them; I felt that these dogs would die soon, I was so disturbed that I hesitated to tell my little brothers about it but then I woke up.

My main dream from last night is somewhat unclear, but it seemed to be inspired by a video I watched on YouTube last night, I was in South American maybe in Peru, I am not sure.

I think one of my little brothers was with me and I think we were looking for a cave or caves that were rumored to be places to hide during major natural disasters or something, but most of them were hidden or avoided by people due to rumors & legends.

We were out in the jungles I somewhat I guess near a small stream of water and we found something that appeared to be an opening into some rock, and some of the water went into there too; we tried to get closer, but something happened, I can not remember what.

I just remember wanting to keep a distance and then we heard children walking toward us, it appeared to be a group of school kids leaving school, I wanted to ask them about the opening in the rock and if they knew where any of the caves were, but I woke up.

The end,
-John Jr 🙂

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