Wow, that's pretty interesting!
A few weeks ago, I was having an elaborate dream, and started to wake up, but in that in between state I became aware I was switching worlds, and for
a moment, I was looking at my "real" life globally- with all the knowledge of my past. But it all seemed rather vague, (my memories,) and
On the other hand, I could see the "dream" life I was currently in, and it too, had a whole past connected, and for a moment, some part of me was
saying, "Stay awake! THIS is real life.. that other one is just a dream!"
It is hard to explain, and was very weird. This other dream world seemed much more vivid and logical than the one I could remember (the one I am
living in right now, as I write this). I was confused about what was real- mostly because my memories of this life seemed vague and disconnected.
It made me think a lot since, about how I our determination of what is "real" and what is not is based upon the clarity of our memories, and how well
they connected together to form a coherent story. Our dreams seem vague or disconnected...right now. But what if our individual consciousness exists
on two different planes of existence (or more) and wherever we happen to be focused just causes our memories of the other(s) to become out of focus?
It is not because my memories, right now, of my dreams seem fuzzy and illogical that they really were, as experiences.
I don't know. When I am dreaming, I seem to have an awareness of the context and environment, and a past that goes with the whole thing, that is
rather clear in those moments. Like when I see a building in my dreams, I have memories of being there other times, and of past events that I
experienced there... I am aware of relationships and shared experiences with characters I see in my dreams, that I am sure of while dreaming, but
later, if asked to describe them, it is unclear- I might only be able to say, "I saw this figure, and I guess I knew them from somewhere, we had done
stuff together in the past, we had a relationship, but I don't remember now what that was all about." -But at the time, I did.
It just stimulated a lot of questions in me about reality......
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