Seeking Help/Answers: Why can I NEVER dream about Aliens or UFOS - even though I spend much of every waking day thinking about them?
Ok – so this here is a fair question that has been bugging me for some time. You guys can really help me out here....
I’m a long-time student and researcher of the Alien/UFO enigma. I know many of you are also. I’m also a lucid dreamer – have had formal
training in self-hypnosis, dream control, recording dream scenarios, etc. Have been doing it for years. No big deal - it helps with other mundane
aspects of life - work family, etc.
So – my question is: Nearly EVERYTHING and EVERYONE in my personal and professional life at one time or another works its way into a dream now and
then. Friends, family, pets, cars, stuff I read about, have seen in a movie, places I’ve visited, odd and innocuous/inanimate objects like houses
and furniture and milk cartons and trees – some in unusual positions or circumstances (which is perfectly normal) are regular visitors.
But NEVER aliens or UFOs! Why not!?!?
I continuously read many hour’s worth of Alien/UFO material every day of my life and have been doing so longer than I can remember. Why don’t the
subjects or characters of these books/forums/documentaries, etc. EVER show up in ANY dreams? It’s bizarre.
The expert thinking on this topic is that things you spend your conscious hours associating with work their way into your subconscious and then,
during a dream state (REM sleep, or, sometimes induced during a daytime nap or mediation -> oops, fell asleep).
Well – everything else I can think of has no problem coming to the surface during a dream. Even fictional stuff like monster insects or strange
people I don’t know or places I’m unfamiliar with – but NEVER Aliens or UFOs!
There is a trick that lucid dreamers practice (and others) to influence your dreaming. It goes something like this: as you feel yourself falling
asleep you start pumping thoughts into your mind about the subject you want to dream about. A similar technique is used to help you remember your
dreams, i.e., as you fall asleep you affirm to yourself that you will have vivid dreams, that you will remember your dreams, and that (if you’re
really good at this – not me so much), that you will be able to have some control over your actions in the dream. Of course, these techniques are
not fool-proof and hardly 100% successful, but they do seem to help me remember my dreams more easily since I’ve started doing it. I also try to
write down dreams I can remember to compare symbols and scenes and such with research material later.
Yet again – no matter HOW MANY TIMES or how strongly I try and influence Aliens/UFOs to be a part of my dreams, IT NEVER
WORKS! I can plant
a seed about my work, my family, a vacation I want to take – all sorts of things. But NOT Aliens and/or UFOs. Where the heck are they??
Now some people (even professionals) that I’ve mentioned this to say that I am somehow subconsciously suppressing these things Aliens/UFOs and my
subconscious is not allowing them to come to the surface in my dreams. I don’t buy that explanation because other ‘scary’ or anxiety-ridden
things manage to emerge once in a while. Things such as being stuck in a dentist chair, falling or driving off a cliff, drowning, being chased by bad
guys or giant spiders – you know nightmare stuff – happen now and then, just like to most people. If it’s a bad nightmare – rare, but happens
once a year or so, I typically wake up before any major defining moment, such as a crash, dying, or being hurt, caught, or what-have-you. So –
these things are not “suppressed”; why would Aliens/UFOs necessarily?
I’ve also noticed that I often have dreams about something that was very visual or profound or enigmatic that occurred in the days or even hours
immediately prior to the dream. I dreamed about being on a cruise ship (without incident) soon after seeing 'Titanic', dreamt about my grandmother
soon after visiting her, about my new neighbor soon after moving in to a new home and so on. Ok – then why is it that after spending hour after
hour watching Alien/UFO films or putting down yet another Alien/UFO book on my nightstand before retiring for the night, and, for crying aloud, after
pleading and begging to finally dream about Aliens/UFOs IT CAN’T BE DONE??? I can do it with any other aspect of my life – just NOT THIS ONE!
Ok, yeah so, I've had erotic dreams too - who hasn't? Old friends, strangers, whatever. No big deal. But never with "you-know-who"...
And I know some people claim to be have been abducted, etc. I'm not doubting them - not necessarily believing them all either. I sure don't think I
ever have. I really have no fear of these things (Aliens and/or UFOs) - just insanely curious about them is all. I mean, seriously, I lurk here on
ATS for hours on end - post a reply now and then, less frequently start a thread like this. But I sure soak this stuff up like a sponge. Daily. So my
head ought to be crammed full of it. WHY CAN'T MY SUBCONSCIOUS LET ANY OF IT OUT IN A DREAM???
That’s it – that’s my story, folks. It’s as true and honest as I can make it. Can you help?
My question to you all is this: Have any of you experienced the same thing (the Inability to dream about Aliens/UFOs)?
For those of you that HAVE dreamt about Aliens/UFOs – what was it like? Did it relate to something you experienced – a movie/book/ATS thread?
Did you do anything to induce such a dream – or did it just happen naturally?
And: For those of you that are willing and are
lucid dreamers (dream in vivid colors – can maybe control some of your actions/behavior) –
would you please TRY the ‘asking-your-subconscious’ technique and report back here briefly to us about what transpired? Did it work? What did
you see/feel? Were you familiar with what came to you in your dream or was it something entirely foreign to your conscience?
Thank you all very much for taking the time to read this admittedly lengthy expose and for offering any comments or suggestions or your own
experiences in reply. I really appreciate it because I would really
like to know what is PREVENTING me from being able to dream about
my favorite, most engaging, most time-consuming, most intellectually stimulating subject: Aliens and UFOs. WHY WON’T THEY COME AT NIGHT or IN A
DREAM- Just ONCE??
Peace, my friends... and thanks for your valuable contributions in helping me understand this...
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