posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 07:40 AM
I've always wondered at dreams such as those.
I've had my share of strange ones, and of ones which were so real I claimed them as memories the next day. It caused a bit of confusion on those
occasions, as you can imagine; I once thought I'd been to work and had entire conversations which had never occured.
Dreams are strange things, aren't they? Sometimes they're so off the wall you even realize that you're dreaming, and then you get to have some
fun. Other times you can feel your bones break, and if you're really unlucky, you can experience the worst aspects of your existence over and over
again. Some times you do things you'd never do, things which make you sick. Now and then you're forced to re-live the most agonizing heartbreak
nightly. So why, is what I've asked myself? What could it possibly be?
There are too many theories for me to browse, so I'll just pick the interesting ones, ok?
You see, I've had three distinct types of dreams. I call them by various names in attempt to better organize them in my memory; the first I call
Shallow dreams. These are the zany, unpredictable, and over-all wierd dreams which are unmistakably the unconscious mind's inner workings during
sleep. They're essential to the REM cycle, but not very interesting, all things considered. The second type I call the Shadow lands; these are
where my mind organizes each of the places I've ever been into a vast multi-dimensional complex which simulates waking life, often impossible to
determine from the real deal. In these dreams I meet people from forgotten pasts and unknown futures, walk strange corridors into familiar rooms, and
read books which were never written, yet I know from childhood. I call them the shadowland dreams because everything, for some reason, just seems a
little bit darker than in reality.
The last type I call Outsiders; these are the Grey Dreams which don't seem to really have anything to do with life, but are far, far too real. In
these I've seen nightmares and legends, and they've helped plot the course of my life. The potency of a Grey dream is such that upon awakening, you
remember every single detail and feel as though the experience has changed you; within the dream itself, when you are in danger, you percieve the
threat to be utterly real. I'm talking about fear for your soul here; Grey dreams are often pretty nasty, and in my experiences regarding myself and
others, they tend to have more meaning than we'd like to give them.
Sometimes (and you'll hate me for being the one to say it) a Grey dream predicts events which may come to pass. Alternate futures, presents, and
realities; often they're just ghost-creatures, but every now and then they're something which is possible, or even probable. The irritating thing
about it is, you can't know if its a ghost dream or a future until its too late. Grey dreams are tricky like that; they'll be off on the details
which could have helped you know the difference, but the outcome will be the same. Or, alternately, everything could happen exactly like in your
dream but with a different outcome. The worst, as I've found out only weeks ago, is that every great now and then, a Grey dream will show you what
could have happened if you'd only done something different.
And this, my friend, is why when I have a Grey dream, I write it down and forget about it. They're a fool's pursuit on the path to madness, and
thats something I wouldn't have you learn the hard way.