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terry  Male  West Yorkshire
29-Jun-2020 23:34 Message #4785181
Does anything stop you? what things might stop you dreaming?
NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire
29-Jun-2020 23:49 Message #4785182
More than once I have been asked, if I heard the lightning last night?

More than once I have said no, but I did dream about a storm!
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
30-Jun-2020 00:11 Message #4785184
I can never understand the meaning of dreams.....and some of the analysing information is so vague that it could be anything......

Sometimes there are no dreams....I haven't a clue why.....

I'd love to watch some dreams back......They are full of stuff, which at the time, in the dream, all makes sense.....

On waking up though......trying to figure it often doesn't make any sense....
Cassis  Female  Cambridgeshire
30-Jun-2020 03:12 Message #4785186
There's no formula for interpretation as the dream books say. We dream in ways that are symbolically meaningful to our individual selves. I go with the theory that dreaming is a kind of clearing house for all the things we haven't sorted out consciously.
You may think there are nights when you don't dream at all but infact we all dream every night as it is absolutely necessary to our health. The exceptions are rare, and due to the effect of some drugs. When people are deprived of dream-sleep they soon become fatigued, disoriented and in severe cases, may suffer psychoses.
I had one of my standard dreams last night, when I was on holiday on a little island, went on a little boat trip to a nearby island, then everyone else disappeared and on trying to find my way back, I didn't know where I was or if I was infact still on the original island. Variations of this dream over the years is not being able to find where I'm staying in a town, not being able to find the way driving out of a town; not finding my way on a familiar route to an airport; and being unable to find the right part of an airport or the right gate when I'm in an airport. It's not really about not finding places or routes, but that's the symbolic reasoning in my individual case.
persona_non_grata  Male  North London
30-Jun-2020 08:47 Message #4785192
I dream a lot and it fascinates me how a dream can be so vivid when waking and during those first few minutes .. then disappear from your mind even when you struggle to remember.
I don't think I've ever had a really pleasant drive although I don't have many nightmares either. They are usually quite Involved and confusing.
FirmButFair-TrollPatrol  Male  North Yorkshire
30-Jun-2020 12:04 Message #4785227
Worries stop me dreaming.
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire
1-Jul-2020 01:57 Message #4785278
I think you're right Cass.....It's something to do with clearing out....

Although I'm not sure of all the reasons.....It's all a bit complex.....fascinating though....

When I try to research some of the seems to become less fascinating....more vague...and then I don't seem to pursue it .....
Cassis  Female  Cambridgeshire
3-Jul-2020 01:38 Message #4785514
I also have lucid dreams ( i.e. I know I'm in a dream and can direct the action and the developments like in a film). The whole altered consciousness thing, which dreaming is, becomes less fantastical once you question what is consciousness and reality anyway. We construct reality in our minds through our perceptions.
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd
3-Jul-2020 12:43 Message #4785552
Do you mean day dreams or night dreams? The less time I have to daydream the more turbulent my night dreams are.

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