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originally posted by: TWILITE22
a reply to: wtbengineer
that's why I replied to this thread I had a strange feeling others have had similar dreams. it's just bizarre cause I'm not one to believe in coincidence's.these are the only vivid dreams I've had multiple times throughout my life...what would be the reason for others having the same ones?
I don't think it's anything I'm doing in my life at the time that bring about nightmares they pop up once in awhile and then there gone.
I will say I don't buy into the classic dream explanations I think there is much more to it...what? I don't know I don't even have a theory.
originally posted by: Aelfrede
Thanks for that intrptr :thumbs: (and sorry this is such a late reply!)
It is one 'angle' on the situation I consider (that it is all 'me').
However, it does feel very real - (like other dreams/dream states can as well) as if all that really is happening somewhere other than being the mere imaginings conjoured up by the brain
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Aelfrede
Most people have parts of their psyche that are to painful to look back at, usually associated with some trauma from the past.
That trauma can be frightening, is a part of our make up (attached) and is from the past (antique or old furnishings), in our "dream house" (self).
You may already be aware of a part of your past that was frightening to you, some event or events that were traumatizing. They are a part of your make up, but they aren't the real you. They have been added by someone else (the frightening faces residing in that scary part of your memories), or something else (events).
The most important thing for you to remember is that these events or memories are in the past, have already happened and can't harm you, other than they may influence your day time actions. After all, they are dreams, right? But for instance may have given you certain phobias, like a fear of the dark, heights or loud noises, etc. Or a fear of relationships, intimacy, trust, that kind of thing.
I don't know you or your past as well as you. Most of us are carrying some kind of baggage. The good thing is something is trying to show you this part of your self and your past so you can review it, resolve it, make your self whole again.
Just replying on what you have said in a general way. Like I said, I don't know if any of this applies to you.
When you are awake during the day, what place in your memory is painful, makes you fearful to look at?
You don't have to answer that, just consider if your real life past matches what happens in your dreams, in any way?
originally posted by: intrptr
I have these recurring memories of real events in my life I can't remember, for I was drugged as a young child. I keep pressing my mind to go past the last barrier, the drinking of juice forced upon me by the camp counselors. But I just can't see beyond that point. There are these glimpse of things, but no real substance. Like I said I was drugged and unconscious.
Thats kind of like your dream, trying to see into those dark places, elusive and sort of frightening.
Thanks for the reply, best of luck to you on your life journey.
a few months ago I dreamed or had a nightmare which is more appropriate where I interacted with unseen spirits or whatever they are I could feel myself being pushed or hit by something I couldn't see only to wake up during the act. It usually is a Victorian type house(maybe I lived in one in a past life,lol) with old furnishings. I wish I could bring myself to go through the whole house while dreaming maybe that would make them stop.
TextThe feeling of being out of control having no control of the fear these nightmares brings especially the one of being underground and waking gasping for breath scare the living crap out of me. I've never known myself to be claustrophobic but since this nightmare I am now.
TextI'm not sure what causes them but knowing I'm not alone is a comfort that maybe either dreams are just random thoughts creeping into dreams or we are living another life in our dreams...I chose the latter,lol
My daughter has had dreams similar to mine one I had a few years back was almost Identical to mine. Another question I have is why remember only a handful of dreams/nightmare that stay with you throughout your life and others we can't remember the next morning.
Still a mystery what that's all about with that house. Funny how we dream at similar locations that we revisit time and again. A lot of the places I dream at (or remember dreaming at) are nothing like anywhere I know in physical. Towns don't seem like anywhere I remember in waking life.