posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 12:58 PM
There are so many threads in this forum about dreaming that I have been much more vigilant about paying attention when in the dream state. The thread
on lucid dreaming inspired me to take more control when I realize I am in a dream, which is often, but generally I just become aware of it and then
let it 'play out' with a heightened sense of being in a dream.
Anyway I decided to fly, which I had never done before, the next time I had the awareness. So last night I was having a 'visiting' dream with a
friend of mine who died tragically and suddenly 11 years ago. I see him pretty regularly, a couple of times a year, and we have long chats wandering
around various places. This always triggers lucid dreaming as I know he is 'dead', so I got all excited and told him to hang on while I tried
flying. He was bemused and patient as I kept taking off, interrupting our dialogue. SIDE NOTE: After pushing through the fear of lifting up, flying
Which brings me to the point of the thread -- my first, so if possible be kind. I take for granted that these visiting dreams are 'real' in some
sense. The texture and overall quality is completetly different from any other kind of dream I have. They are extended and linear and my friend is
the person I used to know, but also... more of himself. Like his personality has expanded and he is not carrying around any of the baggage he had
I know from other friends that they have had visiting dreams when parents die. They may deccide not to believe that there is any reality to it, but
they all say the same thing... it was so real and they have linear conversational dialogues, often the content of the conversation is blurry but the
emotional intent is very clear.
So I would love to hear from any of you who have, or have had, similar experiences; and what your thoughts and opinions on it are, if you think it is
just sub-concious wish fullfillment, etc.