Something strange happened last night. At 4:40 am I was suddenly fully awake. A moment before I was dreaming with a moon so giant and close to Earth that I could nearly touch it.
I was absurdly alert: My mind was racing with million thoughts and random vivid images. At some point I found myself laughing out loud. I can't tell you why I laughed. There wasn't a reason. THAT in itself was very strange...!
I struggled with resuming my sleep, and when I forcefully did (two hours later), I started to have nightmares. A sequel of similar nightmares continued when I tried to catch up with a power-nap this afternoon.
Today I learned that not only the moon is full, but that it is a 'blue moon'. Then I remembered someone telling me years ago that 4:40 am was the time of the day where your surroundings are in utmost peace and harmony, and therefore the best time to meditate. I also remembered that 4/40 is also considered the point of perfect tuning in the musical scale.
I usually find myself awake at 4:40 am for no reason. Today it seems that I lost a great opportunity to fully engage with the harmony and uniqueness of the universe and meditate upon my troubled subconscious.
But that spontaneous, out-of-the-blue laughter, where did it come from?