reply to post by NaeBabii
This is a CRAZY-AWESOME topic!!
I totally am a visual dreamer, whether it be while I'm asleep or performing some mundane task at work! I'm also an artist, so I imagine that has a
great deal to do with it ( or it has a great deal to do with me being an artist
). When I visualized your number 3, I decided to turn it into a
gigantic mountain of a 3 and climb it with rope hooks! I can manipulate anything I see and add any details I want to in my mind.
As far as dreams go, there seems to be a few set of themes that have been ongoing throughout the entirety of my life. I dream in full color, often
lucidly, and often times I am learning or perfecting some dream skill like flying, fighting, shooting fire and ice balls, breathing under water, and I
even teleported once!
When I'm awake (usually at work) I spend most of my time imagining different kinds of characters to design or play movie like scenarios in my head,
full of colors and sounds (which can actually be a huge freaking distraction. I literally am that person who gets their head stuck in the clouds!). I
can see a persons face in real life and change it in my head to have any features or expression I want.
A big one with me though, is sound. I regret not having learned to play an instrument (at least not yet) because I believe I could do really well with
it. I often imagine huge compositions in my head that sometimes run for up to an hour or more with all different kinds of instruments and melodies. I
can imagine instrument sounds like violins, guitars, drums, and even turntables with insane clarity in my mind.
I think it's a pretty nifty thing to be able to do, re-imagining reality in your head, and the more a person does it, the better they become at it.
My flying dreams started out years ago with me barely being able to hop off the ground, to me being able to leap great distances, to finally being
able to travel through the air like a jet! But I actually had to practice it IN my dreams!
There are other little peculiar things with my imagining sounds and sights though. Like another poster here, I can't really shut it off. Everything I
do is either accompanied by an image, music or inner dialogue. Sometimes it is completely independent of my own thoughts, like a quick burst of highly
detailed flashes of some person I've never met, or some seemingly disjointed segment of someone's conversation. The latter used to actually keep me
awake some nights, but these days, it rarely happens unless I actually think about it.
Anyway, that's just my two bits.
P.S. This thread rocks!