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Thursday, January 5th, 2006
10:51 am
Really weird things in dreams
I dream a lot.
I have a condition called fibromyalgia which means that I don't go into deep sleep, I get stuck in dreaming sleep.
As a result, I have a LOT of dreams.

I've had one really odd thing for ages though in dreams; sometimes I'll dream of something really mundane, like a carrot, but it will be absolutely terrifying. And I'll wake up screaming as though I'd had the worst nightmare ever.
Does anyone else get that?
Also; recently, I've been having the opposite; I'll dream of stuff that should terrify me and I should wake up screaming, but I don't, and it doesn't feel scary at all.

The latter worries me the most; I know I should be sickened by the stuff, but it doesn't bother me.

These things are really confusing me, can anyone shed any light on them?

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, September 4th, 2004
3:10 pm
What are dreams?

A question that has baffled us for centuries, and continues to remain an enigma till date. When I started reading about dreams and their interpretations I wasn’t sure what to expect. Over the years people have done lot of research and come up with interpretations. However the question arises, can we really interpret dreams so easily?

 Dreams are dependent on individual perceptions. Often we see vague and completely unconnected images in our dreams. We have always been under the influence that these images have to mean something, or else we would have never seen them. Thus we start to search for a connection of the images to our lives. And any remote connection gives us a feeling of triumph; we say, “Yes, now I know why I saw that image or sequence in my dream.” However disconnected the images maybe, still we please ourselves trying to find connections. Is it that simple?

 To think about it, we see dreams during deep sleep, where our subconscious part of the brain takes over. Or rather we can say the brain is resting in peace J.

 Now lets see this, an excerpt from Aldous Huxley’s “The Doors of Perception”.

 The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive. Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful.

 Thus during sleep, lets say the brain does not eliminate any thought. The brain now lets us perceive anything and everything in the Universe. Can it not be the case, that the images we see are not really connected to us? Maybe they are just figments of our imagination; an imagination so vast and strong.

 In such a case, can we really connect the dreams to our daily lives? Why can’t they be really images of some far away corner in the Universe?

 Can we really understand dreams?

Current Mood: Dreaming
Sunday, April 18th, 2004
1:28 am
Thursday, April 15th, 2004
10:32 pm
let me ask you this:
I wanted to know how many of you actually dream:

1)In colour?
2)Know that your dreaming?
3)Do you have all your 5 senses?
4)Can you wake yourself up during a nightmare?
5)Are you looking at yourself in the dream or are you living the dream?

as for me:
1) Always
2) 95% of the time
3) Always
4) 90% of the time
5) I would say that I am watching myself in the dream 95% of the time, yet I can still feel everything that happens.

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, April 14th, 2004
1:33 pm
hey hey
Hellooooooooooooooooooo..*waves exaggeratedly* well as you can see I joined. I must warn you though, i do sometimes have some pretty up fucked drems. And downright scary ones. The latest was a recurring dream i had about being murdered in my bed, i woke up shaking and it literally felt like someone was leaning over me trying to stab me. That was a really vivid dream. Cursed be my imagination!

But i also have a lot of very nice, random dreams..bright colours and happiness and weird cartoonish-ness, which is always good. And they often feature the guy i like. I think that's just further proof if needed that i lack a boyfriend tho..

Anyhoo,that's all folks!

love roo xx

Current Mood: insane
1:32 am
Welcome kiddies

Welcome to my community about dreams. Iv'e been having plenty of weird ones lately, and really horrible ones aswell, so i thought i may aswell make a community where i can write down some of them.
So yeah, this is where you can write down all about yours aswell.
Have fun kids!
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