Does anyone else have vivid, enlightened dreams?

Serious question, were you feeling abandoned by your family or loved ones (in your waking life) at that time when you had that dream? I always pay attention to what's happening in my real life when I have those haunting dreams. I think we are subject to many triggers and suppress a great deal in our waking life and they tend to manifest in dreams; albeit in a very weird way. The presentations are always so dramatic and I think it's because it (your sub-conscious) wants you to pay attention to the real problems in real life.

I think I will start writing my dreams where possible.
I don't think that was an issue, but I was often away traveling at the time. It would be too much for me to write them down at the time of the dream, as I want to go back to sleep or am groggy in the morning, so I turn away from my wife and whisper them in my recorder. Every now and then I transcribe my recent dreams when I have the time and motivation.
I liked this haunting dream of yours much better. Much better than those WTA dreams. :p
These are dreams, not films to please a mass audience. My next nightmare will be reading The Guardian, The New York Times, or The Los Angeles Times in the morning and have my dreams panned by their dream critics.
 

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I know if I get any illness I am moving back to Oregon and using the assisted death way
I am going for the pre horse and meth mix then the good stuff
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You like Las Virus or las Vermin
I like them both. I was there 2 years ago and I spent a night deambulating through Fremont street, soaking in the weird. Have you been there? I'm quite certain you'd love it.
 

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I don't think that was an issue, but I was often away traveling at the time. It would be too much for me to write them down at the time of the dream, as I want to go back to sleep or am groggy in the morning, so I turn away from my wife and whisper them in my recorder. Every now and then I transcribe my recent dreams when I have the time and motivation.

These are dreams, not films to please a mass audience. My next nightmare will be reading The Guardian, The New York Times, or The Los Angeles Times in the morning and have my dreams panned by their dream critics.
Your Marloes Horst studio dream will get 2 thumbs (or is it something else? Hue Hue) up in the Freud and Jung Show(TM).
 

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Women: don't get too wrapped up about what men's dreams are about. It is pretty simple, as per the UK NHS:

Men have several night-time erections. On average, a healthy man has 3 to 5 erections during a full night's sleep, with each erection lasting 25 to 35 minutes. It's common for men to wake up with an erection, informally called a "morning glory". This is in fact the last in the series of night-time erections.
 
Women: don't get too wrapped up about what men's dreams are about. It is pretty simple, as per the UK NHS:

Men have several night-time erections. On average, a healthy man has 3 to 5 erections during a full night's sleep, with each erection lasting 25 to 35 minutes. It's common for men to wake up with an erection, informally called a "morning glory". This is in fact the last in the series of night-time erections.
 

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Women: don't get too wrapped up about what men's dreams are about. It is pretty simple, as per the UK NHS:

Men have several night-time erections. On average, a healthy man has 3 to 5 erections during a full night's sleep, with each erection lasting 25 to 35 minutes. It's common for men to wake up with an erection, informally called a "morning glory". This is in fact the last in the series of night-time erections.
Men are pretty predictable in that department.
 

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Vivid dreams happen mainly when we skip the REM sleep due to stress or overdose of drugs or other reasons whatever they maybe.

REM sleep is essential for us otherwise life will be shorter and painful once you start to age.
 
Vivid dreams happen mainly when we skip the REM sleep due to stress or overdose of drugs or other reasons whatever they maybe.

REM sleep is essential for us otherwise life will be shorter and painful once you start to age.
Not true for me. I get them every time I sleep, no exception.
 

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Vivid dreams happen mainly when we skip the REM sleep due to stress or overdose of drugs or other reasons whatever they maybe.

REM sleep is essential for us otherwise life will be shorter and painful once you start to age.
It has happened to me during extended periods of no sleep or poor sleep that I could fall asleep for a few seconds (or minutes) and dream. Normally it takes a long time (a few hours I think) for your brain to enter REM mode after you fall asleep, but when you are sleep deprivated it looks like your brain enters this state almost immediately because the chemistry in your brain must be way off. So there is some truth in this for sure.

Not true for me. I get them every time I sleep, no exception.
Gary, do you think your atypical sleep patterns have anything to do with this? If I remember correctly you often stay up all night and sleep in little portions, don't you?

NOTE: Do not confuse "sleep deprivated" with "sleep depraved." ;)
 

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Last night was the worst I can remember in a long time. I woke up 4 times, every time after 1 to 1 1/2 hours of falling asleep, and I was having nightmares all 4 times, which is very uncommon for me. The last stretch I slept 3 hours and no nightmare but a pleasant dream.

 

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It has happened to me during extended periods of no sleep or poor sleep that I could fall asleep for a few seconds (or minutes) and dream. Normally it takes a long time (a few hours I think) for your brain to enter REM mode after you fall asleep, but when you are sleep deprivated it looks like your brain enters this state almost immediately because the chemistry in your brain must be way off. So there is some truth in this for sure.

Gary, do you think your atypical sleep patterns have anything to do with this? If I remember correctly you often stay up all night and sleep in little portions, don't you?

NOTE: Do not confuse "sleep deprivated" with "sleep depraved." ;)
You won't be able to remember your dreams when you are in REM mode and that's why a lot of people say that they don't dreams but in actuality everyone dreams. Some people are just very sensitive (like me) to sleep - so for me to get the proper REM, I need to do a number of things like going to bed at a certain time, no coffee or alcohol at night, no exciting activities etc. as I have a very active mind already. So having vivid dreams is very easy for me because I am unable to stay asleep for a few hours (at least 3 hours before getting into the REM sleep) straight. This was far more evident a few years back but since I have made those adjustments, I can get the sleep I need especially the REM sleep. It's far more important to me that I am healthy than have some vivid dreams.

Thomas Wolfe had such an active mind that he'd write millions and millions of words over a very short period of time and also died of a brain haemorrhage or something similar at age 38. He was incredibly intense and would have vivid dreams a lot by his own admission.
 
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Another thing I noticed is that when I don't sleep, say, for a couple of nights, on the 3rd night I fall asleep right away and because I didn't get any REM sleep the previous nights, my REM tends to happen almost right away and when that happens, my dreams become extremely vivid because I bypassed the natural REM and those dreams are extremely chaotic - not to mention, very dark. But the next night it goes back to normal; that is if I keep it to normal by going to bed at the same time and without any exciting activities, coffee/alcohol etc. and able to fall asleep at a decent time.
 
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You won't be able to remember your dreams when you are in REM mode and that's why a lot of people say that they don't dream but in actuality everyone dreams. Some people are just very sensitive (like me) to sleep - so for me to get the proper REM, I need to do a number of things like going to bed at a certain time, no coffee or alcohol at night, no exciting activities etc. as I have a very active mind already. So having vivid dreams is very easy for me because I am unable to stay asleep for a few hours (at least 3 hours before getting into the REM sleep) straight. This was far more evident a few years back but since I have made those adjustments, I can get the sleep I need especially the REM sleep. It's far more important to me that I am healthy than have some vivid dreams.

Thomas Wolfe had such an active mind that he'd write millions and millions of words over a very short period of time and also died of a brain hemorrhage or something similar at age 38. He was incredibly intense and would have vivid dreams a lot by his own admission.
Wait, I thought it was the opposite (that if you don't wake up right after REM mode then the memory of your dream dissipates like mist) and that's why most people don't remember their dreams. And I also think that's the reason why I woke up 4 times last night and I could remember my nightmares, because they upset me to the point that they caused me to wake up right away.
 

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Wait, I thought it was the opposite (that if you don't wake up right after REM mode then the memory of your dream dissipates like mist) and that's why most people don't remember their dreams. And I also think that's the reason why I woke up 4 times last night and I could remember my nightmares, because they upset me to the point that they caused me to wake up right away.
But most people don't remember vivid dreams because they don't wake up after or during the REM when the brain is most active.

REM does help developing the brain among other things so I can see why it's important not to wake up. Most are good sleepers and have no trouble sleeping through the night - REM or not, but for light sleepers like me, I can see why I'd wake up during REM.

So why are you having nightmares anyway? What's really causing those?
 
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But most people don't remember vivid dreams because they don't wake up after or during the REM when the brain is most active.

REM does help developing the brain among other things so I can see why it's important not to wake up. Most are good sleepers and have no trouble sleeping through the night - REM or not, but for light sleepers like me, I can see why I'd wake up during REM.

So why are you having nightmares anyway? What's really causing those?
I don't know, what is your opinion? What causes yours? I have my theories for mine...
 
Most of my rem is just before I wake up, if I come out of a dream, I can feel my heart racing and breathing is rhythmically deep. I think that's how my fitbit knows i'm in rem. I can sometimes go back to rem for a minute or two and have what feels like a multi hour dream.
 

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I don't know, what is your opinion? What causes yours? I have my theories for mine...
I wouldn't know because I don't know you well if at all. You will need to take a good look at your own life and see what's really going on. I'd think through these nightmares you are learning a great deal. In other words, these are all set by you. The only problem is you keep waking up because even in dreams, you don't like the intensity of it. Had you not waken up, you would have not remembered any of it and none of it would have upset you.

Perhaps you need to tone down your waking life a little if there's a lot going on so the learning during REM would also go down a bit. Don't take too much if they are overwhelming you. You'd know.
 
If you don’t remember your dreams it can be a sign you should detox your body. It’s a common thing for those who detox from metals and parasites start to remember their dreams.
I remember a lot of my dreams (it is very surprising to hear most people don't). Should I take it as a good sign that I don't need a detox ?

Talking if "remembering" in general, it is also unbelievable to me that most people's earliest memories are from the time they are about 5 years old. I most definitely have my first memories from when I was about 1.5 years old and very detailed vivid memories from age 2. In fact I have some mental images from when I may have been slightly under a year but I am uncertain if they are real or I have made it up in my mind from things I may have heard from others when I was a little older.
 
I remember a lot of my dreams (it is very surprising to hear most people don't). Should I take it as a good sign that I don't need a detox ?

Talking if "remembering" in general, it is also unbelievable to me that most people's earliest memories are from the time they are about 5 years old. I most definitely have my first memories from when I was about 1.5 years old and very detailed vivid memories from age 2. In fact I have some mental images from when I may have been slightly under a year but I am uncertain if they are real or I have made it up in my mind from things I may have heard from others when I was a little older.
People doing that kind of detox saying they start to remember their dreams, more vivid dreams.
Im like you, been remembering my dreams. I can remember dreams I had as a child too.
But with detoxing dreams became more clear and in a way more controllable.
I just woke up and I had a wild dream again lol
I can dream I am at a concert, remembering songs, the smells and atmosphere.
Maybe we are more sensitive type of beings? Idk. Cause I often don’t feel more sensitive, not that easily offended. Us both been conscious of what we put into our bodies.

Maybe it’s not a sign, it’s more that the one removing if from the body start to remember more.
 
I think you have to be careful what you eat before you go to bed and make sure that your nose is clear. Having blocked nose can force you to have dreams that wake you up,
Having middle ear issues can also trigger bad stuff and built up anxiety.
Barely rarely do I remember any vivid dreams which I think is better,be specially if they are bad.
I had one dream a few years ago which was interesting. I was sitting on a magic carpet attached to s hot air balloon over Sydney and the wind blew me all the way South Africs where I landed on this beautiful grass court tennis complex that had a sea breeze. There was a women's tournament going on and they were all wearing white and they were blonde. I woke up later and wished it was true.
 
I remember a lot of my dreams (it is very surprising to hear most people don't). Should I take it as a good sign that I don't need a detox ?

Talking if "remembering" in general, it is also unbelievable to me that most people's earliest memories are from the time they are about 5 years old. I most definitely have my first memories from when I was about 1.5 years old and very detailed vivid memories from age 2. In fact I have some mental images from when I may have been slightly under a year but I am uncertain if they are real or I have made it up in my mind from things I may have heard from others when I was a little older.
This is very strange for me too. I remember being in a crib, one of those boxy things, and I called out to my parents for something and they didn't hear me. I have all sorts of memories from when I was very little, and I know it was when I was very young because this was in Rochester, NY. We moved to this area, South Florida, right after my brother was born, and he is almost exactly 5 years younger than me.

I also always remember at least one dream when I wake up, no exceptions unless I am woken up out of a deep sleep in an emergency.
 
I had a tennis related dream this morning that shows how banal dreams can be, and that they're often just a foggy manifestation of external stimuli. I dreamed that I was at Safeway trying to find fresh blueberries and couldn't find the right aisle, then Lucie Safarova appeared. She said "Hi" and hugged me. I hugged back, then sort of patted her shoulder to release, but she hugged tighter. I then hugged tighter and felt I could feel her spirit, but woke up at that point.

It turned out that my wife turned on the Czech Fed Cup match on the bedroom television at a very low volume (3), and they were just talking about Lucie. I told her my dream and she laughed.
 
Maybe we are more sensitive type of beings? Idk. Cause I often don’t feel more sensitive, not that easily offended. Us both been conscious of what we put into our bodies.
Yes, I'd say it's a different type of 'sensitive' as in maybe heightened sense of senses in general (if that makes sense :) ) ?
I am not 'sensitive' in the traditional sense - i.e don't easily get offended etc - either.
 
I wouldn't know because I don't know you well if at all. You will need to take a good look at your own life and see what's really going on. I'd think through these nightmares you are learning a great deal. In other words, these are all set by you. The only problem is you keep waking up because even in dreams, you don't like the intensity of it. Had you not waken up, you would have not remembered any of it and none of it would have upset you.

Perhaps you need to tone down your waking life a little if there's a lot going on so the learning during REM would also go down a bit. Don't take too much if they are overwhelming you. You'd know.
I was having nightmares because of misplaced priorities. I do that all the time, it's like a red flag. The nightmares are always the same concept too (be faced with imminent danger and not be able to do anything about it.) Not too hard to understand.
 
I had a tennis related dream this morning that shows how banal dreams can be, and that they're often just a foggy manifestation of external stimuli. I dreamed that I was at Safeway trying to find fresh blueberries and couldn't find the right aisle, then Lucie Safarova appeared. She said "Hi" and hugged me. I hugged back, then sort of patted her shoulder to release, but she hugged tighter. I then hugged tighter and felt I could feel her spirit, but woke up at that point.

It turned out that my wife turned on the Czech Fed Cup match on the bedroom television at a very low volume (3), and they were just talking about Lucie. I told her my dream and she laughed.
You are lucky they weren't doing a retrospective on Stepanek's career then. :D
 
I have mentioned some tennis dreams, but now this forum has bizarrely creeped into a dream. I was sitting high on a hill in Bergen, Norway looking out to the sea. It was snowing and I was starting to feel cold. I don't remember the transition, but I found myself in this little old shop that sold classical CDs and coffee. The guy serving the coffee was an old man with a big beard.

I asked him for coffee and realized it was Edvard Grieg, and thought to myself that I thought he was dead. Edvard said, "The Ghost is crying." I looked up and there was a TV with @TheGhostOfAgassi sitting in a chair with wooden arms and crying. She looked like her current avatar. I asked Edvard if he could go and help her.



A few hours later, right before I woke up, I dreamed I was sitting on the steps of Helsinki Cathedral eating a sandwich. A man sat next to me and said that Putin wants him dead. I became nervous and realized that we couldn't be in a more visible place, so I said that we should go inside. As we entered the church, I was still very hungry and wondered if I could eat a sandwich in the church. I woke up ready for breakfast. Lately, the higher elevations in the Bay Area have had snow, which may help explain the dreams.

 
I have mentioned some tennis dreams, but now this forum has bizarrely creeped into a dream. I was sitting high on a hill in Bergen, Norway looking out to the sea. It was snowing and I was starting to feel cold. I don't remember the transition, but I found myself in this little old shop that sold classical CDs and coffee. The guy serving the coffee was an old man with a big beard.

I asked him for coffee and realized it was Edvard Grieg, and thought to myself that I thought he was dead. Edvard said, "The Ghost is crying." I looked up and there was a TV with @TheGhostOfAgassi sitting in a chair with wooden arms and crying. She looked like her current avatar. I asked Edvard if he could go and help her.



A few hours later, right before I woke up, I dreamed I was sitting on the steps of Helsinki Cathedral eating a sandwich. A man sat next to me and said that Putin wants him dead. I became nervous and realized that we couldn't be in a more visible place, so I said that we should go inside. As we entered the church, I was still very hungry and wondered if I could eat a sandwich in the church. I woke up ready for breakfast. Lately, the higher elevations in the Bay Area have had snow, which may help explain the dreams.

My grandmother is from Bergen! Where Grieg is from as well.
Did Edward go and help me? Nice dream!

Sometimes I dream I am at a concert, the symphony. I can dream whole pieces from Grieg, Wagner, Rachmaninov. Its very vivid and loud! Almost amazed w myself how I can dream so complex pieces like that. All the instruments together. Waking up, thats one of the most amazing dreams to have and get fascinated with life and how special and strange things van be. 8-B:X3: That it is possible. I cannot in awake condition do the same.
 
I had a tennis related dream this morning that shows how banal dreams can be, and that they're often just a foggy manifestation of external stimuli. I dreamed that I was at Safeway trying to find fresh blueberries and couldn't find the right aisle, then Lucie Safarova appeared. She said "Hi" and hugged me. I hugged back, then sort of patted her shoulder to release, but she hugged tighter. I then hugged tighter and felt I could feel her spirit, but woke up at that point.

It turned out that my wife turned on the Czech Fed Cup match on the bedroom television at a very low volume (3), and they were just talking about Lucie. I told her my dream and she laughed.
Most dreams probably relate to our waking life but not all. And dreams aren't banal even though it feels that way once you wake up but we don't really know the kind of purpose they serve in truth.

During the REM sleep, for example, where the dreams are most vivid - we learn and consolidate memories so these dreams are quite clearly essential for the brain in order to keep the learning capability and memory intact. And grow or evolve as a result.

Also, the brain sends a signal to the spinal cord with the instructions to paralyze all its muscles during REM so that we won't wake up or act our dreams and this alone makes the dreams all the more interesting. Clearly, we go through some sort of simulations through our dreams in order to learn and store those information in the memory bank or at sub-conscious level and retain all the other information that we learn during our waking life.

The non REM sleep - where we don't dream as much or if at all - is mostly because it's the time for the body to repair itself so dreams aren't really needed.

So if you are remembering your dreams - no matter how banal they come off - they are most likely from REM sleep.
 
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My grandmother is from Bergen! Where Grieg is from as well.
Did Edward go and help me? Nice dream!

Sometimes I dream I am at a concert, the symphony. I can dream whole pieces from Grieg, Wagner, Rachmaninov. Its very vivid and loud! Almost amazed w myself how I can dream so complex pieces like that. All the instruments together. Waking up, thats one of the most amazing dreams to have and get fascinated with life and how special and strange things van be. 8-B:X3: That it is possible. I cannot in awake condition do the same.
I woke up. Maybe the ghost of Edvard Grieg will drop by for coffee, or in your next time in need. I also have dreams, not just lucid ones, where I am composing music.
 
Most dreams probably relate to our waking life but not all. And dreams aren't banal even though it feels that way once you wake up but we don't really know the kind of purpose they serve in truth.

During the REM sleep, for example, where the dreams are most vivid - we learn and consolidate memories so these dreams are quite clearly essential for the brain in order to keep the learning capability and memory intact. And grow or evolve as a result.

Also, the brain sends a signal to the spinal cord to paralyze all its muscles during REM so that we won't wake up or act our dreams and this alone makes the dreams all the more interesting. Clearly, we go through some sort of simulations through our dreams in order to learn and store those information in the memory bank and retain all the other information that we learn during our waking life.

The non REM sleep - where we don't dream as much or if at all - is mostly because it's the time for the body to repair itself so dreams aren't really needed.

So if you are remembering your dreams - no matter how banal they come off - they are most likely from REM sleep.
most dreams are from REM sleep. that's when you rest and produce serotonin and other neurotransmitter that you need to use during the day time. my favorite dream is endless love making for 7 days straight.
 
My grandmother is from Bergen! Where Grieg is from as well.
Did Edward go and help me? Nice dream!

Sometimes I dream I am at a concert, the symphony. I can dream whole pieces from Grieg, Wagner, Rachmaninov. Its very vivid and loud! Almost amazed w myself how I can dream so complex pieces like that. All the instruments together. Waking up, thats one of the most amazing dreams to have and get fascinated with life and how special and strange things van be. 8-B:X3: That it is possible. I cannot in awake condition do the same.
Yes, those dreams with the really complex music are amazing. I can also do that when I'm awake (imagine very complex orchestral music,) but what is really amazing is that when I am dreaming sometimes I imagine incredibly beautiful music that I could only do in a waking state when very inspired or after a lot of effort. When I'm dreaming this seems to happen effortlessly. Just this last night it happened again, and I woke up, and thought of the music in my head and even hummed it, but now I've completely forgotten. I should really do what @-NN- and @Mike Bulgakov do and write down my dreams / transcribe my dream music, but I am normally too lazy. Last night I woke up twice, and the other time it wasn't music, but text (as in a novel,) where I had thought in my dream about this passage that used a river as an allegory of humankind, or of a human civilization. That, luckily, I still remember at least in parts.

BTW, @Mike Bulgakov, your dreams sound like something David Lynch would come up with.

 
Yes, those dreams with the really complex music are amazing. I can also do that when I'm awake (imagine very complex orchestral music,) but what is really amazing is that when I am dreaming sometimes I imagine incredibly beautiful music that I could only do in a waking state when very inspired or after a lot of effort. When I'm dreaming this seems to happen effortlessly. Just this last night it happened again, and I woke up, and thought of the music in my head and even hummed it, but now I've completely forgotten. I should really do what @-NN- and @Mike Bulgakov do and write down my dreams / transcribe my dream music, but I am normally too lazy. Last night I woke up twice, and the other time it wasn't music, but text (as in a novel,) where I had thought in my dream about this passage that used a river as an allegory of humankind, or of a human civilization. That, luckily, I still remember at least in parts.

BTW, @Mike Bulgakov, your dreams sound like something David Lynch would come up with.

"Twin Peaks" was popular in Denmark in the early 1990s. They love dark television series in those realms. The soundtrack was often played at a cafe I would go to.

Have you seen Kurosawa's "Dreams"?
 
"Twin Peaks" was popular in Denmark in the early 1990s. They love dark television series in those realms. The soundtrack was often played at a cafe I would go to.

Have you seen Kurosawa's "Dreams"?
Twin Peaks was very popular here too in Norway. We love that kind of expression. Remember i wasnt allowed to watch it, but i managed to watch it anyways. I love Lynch. The style, his choice of actors/actresses. Very much a dream like state sometimes his movies. Quality stuff!!
 
Yes, those dreams with the really complex music are amazing. I can also do that when I'm awake (imagine very complex orchestral music,) but what is really amazing is that when I am dreaming sometimes I imagine incredibly beautiful music that I could only do in a waking state when very inspired or after a lot of effort. When I'm dreaming this seems to happen effortlessly. Just this last night it happened again, and I woke up, and thought of the music in my head and even hummed it, but now I've completely forgotten. I should really do what @-NN- and @Mike Bulgakov do and write down my dreams / transcribe my dream music, but I am normally too lazy. Last night I woke up twice, and the other time it wasn't music, but text (as in a novel,) where I had thought in my dream about this passage that used a river as an allegory of humankind, or of a human civilization. That, luckily, I still remember at least in parts.

BTW, @Mike Bulgakov, your dreams sound like something David Lynch would come up with.

When i am having too much dreams about flying it’s a sign I lack grounding. It’s like the earth is like a trampoline and I cannot land. I have to hold on to traffic lights and such.

After I started diving I managed to develop a sense under water. One dream I was diving I suddenly saw I didn’t have my diving equipment on. I was full of anxiety as I was deep down. I slowly tried to breathe under water.... and it worked!! Since then I couldn’t drown anymore in dreams.
So one can fly like a bird and live under water like a fish. Managing the elements.

One can learn skills in dreams one remember until next dreaming. I also go back to places and universes I have dreamed before. Stories continue.
It’s weird but feels dreams can do a part in personal development.
 
After I started diving I managed to develop a sense under water. One dream I was diving I suddenly saw I didn’t have my diving equipment on. I was full of anxiety as I was deep down. I slowly tried to breathe under water.... and it worked!! Since then I couldn’t drown anymore in dreams.
So one can fly like a bird and live under water like a fish. Managing the elements.

One can learn skills in dreams one remember until next dreaming. I also go back to places and universes I have dreamed before. Stories continue.
It’s weird but feels dreams can do a part in personal development.
This is interesting as it gets into the concept of visualization and trying to create desired results in your mind, a technique taught to athletes. Djokovic is a big proponent of positive visualization. Sports psychologists teach visualizing (day dreaming) your optimum performance and expecting a positive outcome. This can be applied to life in general.
 
In one of my futuristic dreams and not a good one I might as well add, I dreamt I was this big wall street businesswoman who is in charge of the market. And I saw myself in this condo that was entirely made of glass (even the floor) and the building was as high as possible. It just went on and on and it was deep into the night but the city was alive and so busy with all sorts of lights coming from the streets, buildings, flying cars etc. but I don't remember seeing people.

Anyway, I remember I was going through a very serious panic attack because I had just made a big transfer and it was all wrong. This transfer involved moving huge sums of money into a fund but it was the wrong fund and now the market was on the verge of crashing because of the transfer. I remember seeing two big TV like screens in the middle of my bedroom (we do see something similar in some of the latest sci-fi's and I wonder if the ideas are coming from the dreams and my dream goes way back at least a few years) and I could see the downfall of the transfer and the subsequent crashing of the stock market just before my eyes.

I looked around hopelessly and then went to bed and called my mum from there. I told her how much I loved her while sobbing as I knew I'd have to commit suicide. I could hear my mum's loving but very concerned voice and it just crashed me inside realizing that I'd never see her again and the pain was so deep, I wasn't able to sustain the threshold and woke up sobbing.
 
This is interesting as it gets into the concept of visualization and trying to create desired results in your mind, a technique taught to athletes. Djokovic is a big proponent of positive visualization. Sports psychologists teach visualizing (day dreaming) your optimum performance and expecting a positive outcome. This can be applied to life in general.
Think all professional athletes doing visualisations. It’s something we do since we were kids.
It’s done in spiritual practices and therapies as well.

But to dream it, at least for me, all my senses involved. It feels more powerful and real compared to awake visualisations/perceptions.
 
I have the impression that we dream a lot more than we can remember. I don’t think to read dreams has any point. It’s the impact that counts.
I also think everyone dreams, even if they can’t remember a thing, don’t agree in that one has to hit REM sleep before dreaming. I start dreaming right away. Sometimes in my half sleep too, dreaming is a sign I am sleeping.

I once got a text from a Rafa fan on messenger, she wrote in her half sleep. It was really weird!!! A very dreamy message, and I didnt get the plot.
 
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Think all professional athletes doing visualisations. It’s something we do since we were kids.
It’s done in spiritual practices and therapies as well.

But to dream it, at least for me, all my senses involved. It feels more powerful and real compared to awake visualisations/perceptions.
Far from all athletes, at least not using the methods recommended by sports psychologists.
I also have the impression that we dream a lot more than we can remember. I don’t think to read dreams have any point. It’s the impact that counts.
I also think everyone dreams, even if they can’t remember a thing.
I don’t agree in that one has to hit REM sleep before dreaming. I start dreaming right away. Sometimes in my half sleep too, dreaming is a sign I am sleeping.
Most dreams are forgotten very quickly, even if remembered for an instance in the night. Everyone has dreams; it's just a matter of remembering them.
 
Far from all athletes, at least not using the methods recommended by sports psychologists.

Most dreams are forgotten very quickly, even if remembered for an instance in the night. Everyone has dreams; it's just a matter of remembering them.
Even my son is visualizing/fantasizing before and during sports. I know our biggest athletes here all been fantasizing/visualize since their been kids about the sports they have been doing. To me this seem so be something crucial for every athlete to be good at. Its something that comes naturally. Kids do it. A gift some grownups forget ;)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."
-Albert Einstein, What Life Means to Einstein
 
Even my son is visualizing/fantasizing before and during sports. I know our biggest athletes here all been fantasizing/visualize since their been kids about the sports they have been doing. To me this seem so be something crucial for every athlete to be good at. Its something that comes naturally. Kids do it. A gift some grownups forget ;)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."
-Albert Einstein, What Life Means to Einstein
I agree, especially with the Einstein quote. The key is to visualize positive scenarios and not let negative thoughts, like double faulting in tennis, enter the mind.
 
I agree, especially with the Einstein quote. The key is to visualize positive scenarios and not let negative thoughts, like double faulting in tennis, enter the mind.
When imagining things... its nice to imagine above our current state of emotions. Its like touching this place where creation is. The realm of an etheric and maybe even soul, if we dare to be that blunt with ourself.
To me its pretty easy to see where the art is made from. Where people are forming their ideas and communication. A lot in movies and common art these days are from only emotional and mental platform. While the art that create something new, makes us get drops of different realities/ideas.
So many popular movies and tv series are about the same everything, with slightly different expressions. Its recycled emotions and thoughts. Going in circles.
The profound art is changing the way we think, how we see the world. Drops here and there. It can have such a big impact on people.Unfortunately very little we are fed with from media these days have this effect.
What I am talking about here is something more than using visualizations for something positive of course.
 
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I agree, especially with the Einstein quote. The key is to visualize positive scenarios and not let negative thoughts, like double faulting in tennis, enter the mind.
There is this new age way of saying:

Energy flows where attention goes.

I painted a part of my wall with that saying. To remind me every day.
I have even thought of tattoo a sign on my hand to remind me of that. Always try to keep the "highest" (its really not high or low, since everything exist at once in the same space, but thats how us human often sees it as we are really bound to think everything have a hierarchy, and we like to put it in a system to know our place, thats how we created God as well btw, as we dont want to take the blame or take full responsibility for our lives, well... this is how I think anyway)
The "highest" focus I can. Its so easy to forget and we get entangled in our own thought patterns and oceans of emotions.
 
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