I’ve always been fascinated in them and try to give my friends advice on theirs when I can.
What are your opinions on dreams?
What do you think they are for, why are they so odd, how are your dreams, what do you dream of, do you remember entire dreams or only bits and pieces, do they follow your emotions the prior day, do you believe they carry ‘premonitions’ or ‘deja vu’ feelings etc.
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My dreams are not vivid images but when I recall a dream I remember, which is about half the time, I can usually describe what stuff looked like, vaguely.
My dreams are very recognizably stories. Sometimes I’m not myself in a dream. When I remember them I know exactly what happened.
My dreams follow my emotions the prior day, definitely. So much so that I’m afraid of going to sleep when I’m particularly sad or scared.
As for the rest, I have absolutely no idea.
I have a question for all the dream experts out there.
I have been fascinated with lucid dreaming for a very long time. I have been dying to experience the phenomenon. I have read all that I could get my hands on about it.
I’ve tried many different techniques. Most importantly I started keeping a dream journal.
It worked well for a while. There was a time where I could remember up to 7 separate dreams upon waking. I got to the point where I consciouslly “be there” for my dreams, but I would never realize i was dreaming, like it was my eyes but I wasnt the one doing the thinking. My dream self was.
But then something weird happened. My dreams changed. They are no longer understandable. I cant put them into words if I tried and i’ve tried really hard. They end up being extremely long winded descriptions of nonsensicalness. The things I see, the events that occur, the objects are literally ineffable, I cannot put them into words. I no longer dream of people, they are always strangers that I cant consciously recall.
This bothers me, because now I can’t journal my dreams. Any ideas as to what is going on?
I dont want to get ahead of myself but I feel like my subconscious mind is blocking me from accessing my dreams…
@Krish, perhaps your subconscious is trying to throw you off? That’s what I would say. I am no expert, but I have a pretty good sense of dreams an I’d say that would be what is happening.
Don’t let your subconscious kick yo ass, try your best to write down EVERYTHING you remember, even if it is people you don’t know. Write down their descriptions, and give them “names” so if you ever encounter the stranger again, you can say “hey, I seen Bob in my dream again last night.”
Meditations before bed seem to help some from what I hear. Also, try to lay perfectly still and try not to goto sleep and keep your eyes closed. It might help with bringing some lucidity as you drift off.
I wish I could help more, but I’m afraid I am not an expert :/ haha
@ Alex…all dreams are messages from the spiritual world to you…the give you answers to your questions or the give you information to add to your knowledge…they provide you with symbols…the symbols are based on your belief system…some symbols are called universal symbols…they mean the same to all people…i hope this helps :D
@ Krish…strangers= mean lost person/no direction in your life…i hope this helps :D
I been able to lucid dream since childhood, when I was about ten, I keep having these nightmares that this old lady with six arms, in each arm she had a black bag. You could see movement in the bag and she would tell me with out saying a word that she was going to steal my brothers and sisters soul if I did’t go with her. The dream receded for awhile but would come back every now and then and would get worse each time, to the point I stopped sleeping. Then a neighbor moved in next door and I would play with her daughter, and when it started to get dark I would get panic attacks if I was not home. She asked me why and I explain to her my dreams. She told me that and I quote the words that changed every thing “You can control your dreams you know, if you don’t like it change the channel like a TV”. That night I went home fell asleep. Had more nightmares and I don’t recall how fast i learned to lucid dream but once I was able to gasp the concept it was great. Since then when they old hag came out, I would visualize change the “channel”. Then it got to a point i could change the dream in my dream so not only could I change the “channel” I could add a army behind me that could attack the old hag. Then I got so good at it I would create worlds and anything I wanted, as I got older the dreams became hard to control and I am still able to change it, i just can’t control it as much to my free will. I believe a lot of this has to do with as I age the things I dreamed about doing I could actual do and I stop controlling my dreams but now i am trying to gasp the concept again.
Holy crap Joe! That’s amazing! That is something I want to figure out soon.I have been keeping a dream journal since about March 27, (but I have written them down for several months, and only now starting an organized jouranl) and write down anything in a dream that I have. I hope this helps a lot, but time will tell. :)
I adore my dreams. I’ve been able to lucid dream since I was little. I don’t know how I learned, I just did it, and my dreams have always been so interesting and complex and amazing. Some of my dreams make me laugh now because they were so ridiculous and some are so interesting that I wish I could just continue where I left off.
If there is one thing in this life that I appreciate on a daily basis, it’s my ability to dream, to recall my dreams and my ability to interpret my dreams. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed lucidly throughout the night at least 3 nights out of the week. I’ve experimented with drugs, sexuality, spirituality, different ‘roles’, different sterio-types and so on and so forth in those very moments. I’ve conquered my greatest fears and stored my deepest, darkest secrets in the creases of my neurological existence, where no one but myself can reach. I’ve released my anger and angst in ways that I’d never consider in my waking life and I’ve saved the lives of millions in the blink of an eye. The best part about the dream world is that there are no limitations. It is in my personal opinion that we experience more of life in our dream state than we do in our conscious state. The dream world to me is, indeed, another dimension that we are all welcomed into with open arms — it’s just a matter of how open minded you are when it comes to your entry into that place and time. On another note, I do believe that our dreams are metaphors and messages from our subconscious. It is the human condition to focus on one sole aspect of the portrait rather than to see the big picture — our dreams broaden our perspectives and open up the doors we neglect to have seen.
if you’re ever interested in interpreting your dreams, this is a good site to check out. it seems to be the most accurate site i have come across.
i want to share and if you can interpret my dream just this morning.
this what had happened:
i was in a store with my classmates and we’re having a lecture inside. when we went out there are free stuffs giving away. so many people, crowded, trying to get as much as they can with the free things. of course, me and my best friend did the same. people handling us free things and we putted it in our pockets. going up and down stairs. when our pockets was already full we went back to the grocery store to get my back to emptied my pocket. My bag is clothe made and suddenly when i put the stuffs i got it became a plastic, small, and see through. when it is done we again but now just inside the store get the stuffs that is giving away. By the way, the stuffs are eatable. and then i woke up.
if any of you know how to interpret this dream can you help me??