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My Dream vs. My Reality

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posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 10:50 AM
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Ok, Rarely do I post in this forum but after last night I feel obligated to share my experience and thoughts.

I've shared my personal story in this board a few times, but to sum it up quickly I'll say that my step-father passed away three years ago very tragically before my eyes. It is something I have come to grips with in my day to day life, but I find it overcomes me in my dreams from time to time.

The movie, The Butterfly Effect, is something that quickly comes to mind after last night. The movie was based on the ability of changing your future, by changing your past. Well in my dream I was transformed back to the day when he passed away. Nobody around me was aware of anything, but I knew where I was and what was about to happen. As the events of the day played out, that were with precise detail, I was growing scared. When things began to happen, I found myself at his side again and struggling to pull through it. As much as it was an effort to save him, it was another opportunity to have a conversation with him. I was aware of my surroundings, and I was aware I was in a dream, but I truly felt if I saved him in my dream that I would wake up and my reality would of been changed.

I woke up before he passed away, and was unclear of whether or not he had survived. And in those first minutes after waking up, I really was confused whether or not things had changed. Obviously they have not, but the power this dream had over me this morning has had me thinking. It was so strong, and the vagueness that is normally incorperated with my dreams is nowhere to be found. The way his skin felt, the clothes he wore, the words he said, and even the pain he was enduring throughout the dream was so clear to me while I was in the dream and as I type this.

I would love to hear our members opinions on whether or not our dreams are capable of changing our realities. Are they capable of changing our future? I do not think they are myself, but I can not deny the feelings I had this morning. The more time I have had to think about it, the more absurd it sounds even to myself. But that feeling is still inside me where I feel something could of been done.

I talked with my girlfriend when I first woke up and said how much pain the dream had caused me and that I wouldn't go back to sleep in fear that I would go back into the dream. But looking back now I am very satisfied with my dream, as it felt like I had the opportunity to share another conversation with the man I lost three years ago.

So, do you believe our dreams have power over our realities? Are they capable of doing anything to our future? Directly, probably not. But our perception is our reality, so if we choose to perceive things in a certain way I don't see how they can not affect our reality.

I would love to hear some thoughts on this. It has really affected me.




posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by chissler

So, do you believe our dreams have power over our realities? Are they capable of doing anything to our future? Directly, probably not. But our perception is our reality, so if we choose to perceive things in a certain way I don't see how they can not affect our reality.



I believe you answered your own question.

Chissler, there is something you need to understand. You Dad passing the way he did and when he did, directly effected your life in a way so profound that it was almost like a gift. Your Dad knows this, and there is nothing he would want you to change concerning those events, even if you could. He really needs you to be at peace with that. It is very important for you to be at peace with that. Understanding that and the fact that every thing happens for a reason will indeed change your reality and your future.

He has found peace. Now its your turn.



posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 03:10 PM
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I thank you for your post and your comments.

I am aware I answered my own question and maybe deep down I still have some issues to deal with on this loss. But this feeling that had overcome me that morning, was very powerful. I was curious if other members have had this happen to them before.

Something like the Butterfly Effect or Chaos Theory, the smallest ripple is capable of changing the future. The feeling I had was overwhelming and I truly believed something could of been done. Others may of had this feeling in the past and not turned their back to it. They may continue to believe they are capable of something along these lines.

...Thats all.



posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 04:13 PM
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Well, in that case, I have seen too much in my life to think anything not possable.

Yes I do believe it could happen.......but I dont think anyone is going to tell you if they have done it. Gifts are personal. Asking someone to talk about their gifts, is like asking them to open their souls to you. Perhaps you would do better asking people to send you a U2U. I am sure they would let you post what they have to say as long as you dont post their names.



posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 04:24 PM
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I'm not looking for details, just opinions.

If a member feels they have something to say, feel no obligation to post details. I have opened up with plenty of detail, but only because I feel it helps.



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