reply to post by sitara
I share your story in many respects. I had dismissed my dream control as something mundane not knowing that everyone doesn't just do it. Feel free
to u2u me whenever you want
Originally posted by sitara
i can recall dreams from my childhood like i had them yesterday. the older i get, the easier it becomes as well. i don't need to keep a dream diary,
or write the dreams down, because i remember them easily. however i have tried sketching them down from time to time, but i recall so much detail on
my own, that the sketches don't do justice, if that makes sense.
heh-heh, I hear that so often. It's funny because everyone thinks it's some kind of testament to their memory (or lack there of) but writing down
your dreams (by hand in ink) has bigger implications then just your own recall. It turns a story from hear say into "proof", it refreshes details
when re-reading it (like hearing a familiar song), and helps paint a picture of you that is easy and effective to review. No matter how honest we are
with ourselves, we're always ignorant to some fact about ourselves. Moments of clarity tend to happen in dream states and that has a tendency to
fade as the day goes on. No matter how much you keep running your dream around in your head or how long you've been dreaming...it's part of "the
The more advanced you the MORE
you want to write down because you're more likely to have "protrusions through time" as I call them, that the
only way to verify it is by writing in down, by hand, in ink, before the event. Not to mention if you're at all like me, day to day I'll have
day's worth of experiences going on. Now I have a good memory myself, but I know for a fact if I didn't even write down some small note, or a quick
sketch like you said, I would have left out large portions of very profound dreams more then once. And it's not like I don't pay attention
normally, obviously I spend a fair amount of time on the subject. I guess all my babbling is really to just advocate the use of a journal no matter
how good of a memory you have, or how experienced you are, etc. It doesn't take long and will only enhance your dreaming experience even if you
already have a good amount of natural control.
When we see ex-bf's gf's etc that tends to mean/reflect some aspect of yourself that you identify with that person in some way shape or form. Where
they funny and you thought it was cool? Did they whine too damn much and it was annoying? Or maybe it's an even further associative tie; was there
something about the place you met that might have a relation to your day to day life now? Some kind of favorite food, movie, song etc? That doesn't
mean you're longing for reconciliation like you said, but there's an association that your subconscious is trying to inform you of. Something your
subconscious has identified as a trait, influence, or signal that you carry with you on your "astral travels" perhaps.
I often use dream sign such as those as an intellectual/emotional "check" of sorts. Ask them a question that you think you'll know the answer to
and see what they say, try looking the character directly in the eyes and ask "Are you there?" and see what happens. Or if you can identify what
aspect of their personality you may share, it might just stop happening.
Heh & I think everyone enjoys a good chase, look at all of the action movies people make & go see. I love having a good action-movie type dream
Short precognitive visions like the one you described are put in place by our subconscious to let us know when we are syncing up to a particular path
or probability. If you keep paying attention to your dreams as a "real world" application, the more these will happen and the possibility of more
"wow"-type precognitive events are more likely too.
Which leads us to the portion about OBE's. If you keep thinking they are "just dreams" that is all they will ever be. Even if your subconscious
gives you a straight message the meaning will be lost, must be why you failed to see the significance of the "Potato Incident". To us "naturals"
we take that kind of stuff for granted. But most people don't get literal straight forward precognitive cues like that very often unless they are
really trying to look. It maybe that an intellectual block is keeping you back from experiencing even more during dream time, or at least that is
kind of what I gathered by the statement : "to me these dreams are nothing but "just dreams", with no real meaning, and i'd really like to believe
this is not really the case, at least in some instances. "
You mean like when you get glimpses into a possible future that hasn't happened yet... and then it does(even if it's about your meals, which has
it's own symbolism attached to it btw)?
Maybe what you just need to do is focus your intention on what you want to achieve & believe you can,
instead of doubting it
As far as your last dreams goes:
Houses reflect our body in some way, under some context in terms of symbolism. The fact it was at your parents house would seem to indicate that this
is associated with very deeply ingrained belief systems as well as your overall image of self. The other people are other aspects of your psyche that
you are now identifying. Kind like I said before, they are more a concept then the actually person
(but that does happen sometimes) and as
time goes on an acquaintance could take the place of any given symbol.
The people you knew could very well represent people in your life who keep you on an "even keel" you could say in terms of your day to day life. In
the very least they are the symbol of that very concept as water tends to symbolize our given situation physically, emotional, and/or spiritually and
a "vessel" of any kind once again symbolizes the body. Because this was a dream within a dream, this more then likely refered to your physical and
"etheric", "light", or "astral" body as well.
The boat itself, while modest, is staying a float despite troubled waters which would indicate you're a person who can really adjust and overcome
adversity. A sail boat is naturally powered, using the earth's energy to get it from place to place. This is also telling as this may mean you're
a person who tends to like to go with the flow instead of impose artificial means to accomplish your tasks. Sail boats themselves symbol some kind of
success as they are used to transcended the abyss of problem & possibility which is the ocean....so that's cool you got that going for you
The calm-to-storm aspect of the water is a reference to how some kind of event or situation in your life be it past, present, or future may play
out(or have played out). Take note of any dominating colors, scents, sounds etc that happened prior, to the onset of the storm as these can give you
a contextual reference to help match up the waking life manifestation.
To be in a dream within a dream symbolized a concept that is so far removed from your perception of "reality", that you can't even dream of it...so
you have to go to sleep in
your dream to dream in order for you to even accept the concept...even if that acceptance comes by way of
What is the concept? That you are more resilient & successful then you may realize despite what life throws at you? You have a steady support
system in place around you? Maybe that others share your ideal/vision of transcendence (staying a float), and that sharing dreams is also a very real
No matter what only you know for sure, and it will all come together meaning-wise if you keep an open mind and stay observant
Thank you again for sharing your story and some of your dreams with us and once again, feel free to share any more here or via u2u
[edit on 16-12-2008 by Shakesbeer]