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Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
This is of course if one is able to understand the imagery, which is the language of the subconscious mind.
Originally posted by Idonthaveabeard
Im so close to controlling my dreams its frustrating!!
Usually by the time I realise im dreaming I wake up a split second later, I would love to control my dreams and talk to my subconscious ask myself questions. I NEED to be able to do this!
Originally posted by samstone11
reply to post by BeforeTheHangmansNoose
Would like to ask advice. Seems you have a great deal of experience and much greater understanding than I in this subject, and I would appreciate your input.
I, too, have recently been having exceptionally vivid dreams. However, I don't want them. Virtually always I am aware I am asleep, and there is some relatively inane event occurring. Unfortunately, it seems I am doomed in these dreams to repeat the action (whatever it is) forever and I will try to wake up to escape. I am also one of those folks who cannot recall details of a dream once awake, and about all I am able to remember are generalities such as described. I have always told my young son that his dad isn't afraid of anything, but the truth is that these things terrify me., Last night I stayed awake as long as I possibly could (almost 5 am), but eventually lost the battle and went to sleep. Research I have made into the subject indicates that it is relatively common to have "waking" dreams, and there is no shortage of theories as to what causes them. What I can't find is how to avoid or stop them.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
When we sleep, our consciousness leaves our body. We don't know where it goes, but its not there. Think of it like this.
When you are awake you can "knock on the door" of your mind, and your consciousness will respond. Essentially it is at 'home'.
When you are asleep you can "knock on the door" of your mind, and your consciousness will not respond. Essentially it is not at 'home'.