KiraKat23 November 2011 at 4:14pmPosts: 439 (0 today)Status: offline
i was wondering if anyone had any recurring dreams. I've had some dfferent themes over the years but my current haunt is that I have no home. I get it, am quite cognizant of it's meaning yet apparently have work to do ! I am fascinated by dreams and how they speak to us. So, any YOU want to (? bravely) share ?
Progressive jen23 November 2011 at 4:40pmPosts: 5473 (0 today)Status: offline
I bumped a dream thread from a while back for you.
Some interesting stuff
Soul Reader23 November 2011 at 6:20pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Being homeless has long been a nightmare on a regular basis of mine. As of late, I have been having very intense dreams. Ones that are of heightened emotions, traveling to places with snow capped mountains and crystal clear lakes. So vivid and real, I can smell the crisp air. I tend to fly a lot in dreams as well. Not as in on a plane, but literally. Ast. Projection maybe? And then the last two nights my dreams have been well, um, of the adult nature and I'll leave it at that, lol. But WOW oh WOW. Just as vivid and real as my traveling dreams! I wake up exhausted, lol.
Progressive jen24 November 2011 at 12:35amPosts: 5473 (0 today)Status: offline
Those "adult dreams" are the best kind!
Soul Reader24 November 2011 at 12:56amPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
KiraKat24 November 2011 at 2:16amPosts: 439 (0 today)Status: offline
Darcy, I have very vivid intense dreams and I fly a lot too. I attribute it to wanting to escape, be free, but also I just plain love the sensation . Lack of home for me is very simple and very complex. Has to do with growing up in a fairly cold climate and growing is and continues to be a work in progress !
Jo Jo24 November 2011 at 4:38amPosts: 70 (0 today)Status: offline
This is a bit brave for me
From my journal
When I was little
And NaNa was babysitting me
When I went to bed
She would say
Sweet dreams Bonasade
I was flyin
I remember the first time taking flight
It was like a moonbounce
Just a run
a slight leap
and then a bit of weightlessness in slow motion that got me higher than I could normally jump
Soon I began to subconsciencely try to jump higher
It didn’t always work
Sometimes I couldnt even get to my normal jump height
But other times
I really started to get some air
That was invigorating
I started to take multiple jumps where I could cover quite a distance
Id say about 30 or 40 meters on a good night
It was then that I started getting scared
I started losing the calm decent that normally accompanied the higher apexes that I was achieving
At first it was just a shaky landing with a stumble
That turned to some pretty nasty wipeouts
Ones that woke me
These are all remembered dreams that came in spurts
I can remember them like it was last night
The first one was right in my front yard
Vivid and exilerating and about 25 years ago
Eventually the jumps turned to trying to get higher heights by flapping my arms
I had discovered that sometimes I could break my uncontrolled falls that way
So I tried it for jumping higher
Higher than I wanted to go
Just like the times that I couldnt jump
There were times that I couldnt stop rising
But still no control at times
Other times I felt like I was getting the hang of it
Then came the wind
But this story is way too detailed and long
Last night I was flying perfectly
Sweet dreams Bonasade
Soul Reader24 November 2011 at 1:44pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
So beautifully wrote Jo Jo, thank you for sharing with us.
Happy Thanksgiving, Bonasade!
Duddy24 November 2011 at 3:52pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Most of my mine are dreams of insecurity according to my hubby. I'm not allowed to discuss the others because 'Freud would have a field-day' Probably no different to anyone else I guess.Anyhow the main recurring (nice) one is of someone stroking my head very gently.
AH, dreams. My 3rd favorite subject. A good dream life makes up for a lot.
Sex is normal in dreams because the nerves to the genitalia are often fired during deep REM sleep. It keeps those muscles exercised. This was completely unknown to monks and nuns of various religons, that interperted the dreams as attacks from the devil or other dark force.
Dreaming about things we deeply fear over and over again may also be a survival tactic. The brain goes through excerises on how to face these fears -- or, at least, how HOT to face these fears. My most common recurring nightmare is of having to work retail during Christmas Eve. (I worked retail for about 10 years.)
I think almost everyone has recurring dreams, but I haven't been able to find much scientific literature to back me up.
KiraKat24 November 2011 at 8:14pmPosts: 439 (0 today)Status: offline
Hahaha Raven, look at my post on the other dream thread...just commented on the survival theory ! Jo Jo - thank you for sharing. I think your mind was/ is trying to find balance between the right amount if risk and disconnect from terra firma. I dunno. That's the feeling I got.
KiraKat24 November 2011 at 8:17pmPosts: 439 (0 today)Status: offline