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Offline candlelightpiano

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #100 on: March 18, 2012, 03:22:19 AM »
Ted, that was so scary!!  I don't think I like your nested dreams!  They seem too real to me and more like a sleep-wake than a dream. I hope I don't start getting them.  I'd be so scared. 

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #101 on: March 25, 2012, 02:15:19 PM »
I've had dreams the last two nights, which is rare for me.  I can't recall the dream I had two nights ago, just that it was something boring. 

Last night, I dreamed I was in hospital.  I remember telling the nurse that no one had told me I wasn't supposed to have anything to eat and I had had my breakfast.  She said it was okay.  I told her I was afraid of needles (in real life, I am) and also asked her if it was okay if she would not stick me in the back of my hand so I could play piano.  Next thing I remember was she stuck a huge needle in my arm. I could feel this huge needle but it wasn't painful.  It just felt like something jamming my arm and it was connected to a big fat tube containing some kind of liquid.

Then, I felt as if I was watching a scene from Desperate Housewives.  Susan, one of the stars, was in someone else's house and for whatever reason, she was stark naked.  There was a pool in the back of this house and she decided to go skinny dipping.  Then, the lady of the house returned but Susan was unaware of it.  When this lady jumped into the pool, she was startled by coming face to face with a stark naked Susan.

That's all I remember.

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #102 on: March 30, 2012, 10:09:44 AM »
Like ted, I have "nested" dreams and recurring themes in them. But rarely do I remember much in waking life that I can give an account. So when I woke from a dream earlier, I strove to write in detail what happened. I am so terrified of my dreams sometimes that forgetting can be a blessing... this is one of the scariest dreams ever.

I was asleep in the bedroom just beside the living room. That's in real life. I chose the place so that I can wake up at the sound of the doorbell, or someone can wake me up.

First, similar to the dream I had the other night, I was haunted by a new melody that I was supposed to "catch" and put on paper. But this time I was determined to catch it, wake up, find a paper and write down the lyrics/ melody. Apparently it was a complete song. Despite my efforts to wake up, the song passed me by, and as if on a radio, was replaced by a pop song... So in my dream, I fell back asleep.

The second "dream within a dream" was like this: my elder brother was playing a video game both of us played (again this is a common theme to my dreams). I commented on his progress - I wasn't as good at game strategy and quit playing earlier. And then I realized, the game didn't exist in real life. This is just a dream. So I fell back to sleep.

What happened next was what scared me. I suddenly had the thought "You're not supposed to be here". Supposed to be where? Someone was talking to me. A woman. I was invading her territory. I'm sorry, I don't know where and how to go... I'm in a dream, right? She said something like "I don't know why you're here where you're not supposed to, but we gatekeepers (meaning they in that world, not me and her) aren't supposed to change the status quo. Go back to your own world." 

She did not sound unkind, but I was shocked and horrified. She was talking by telepathy and she could hear my thoughts. All in a flash, I thought, not only was I thinking in a dream (that's rare - dreams usually just happen), I had found myself in another plane. I remembered all the David Icke and alien stuff I used to read and thought, oh no "the gatekeepers" are the Watchers! They might think I'm trying to invade their world and kill/torture me. But I swear it's an accident... So in my head I screamed and screamed and tried to wake myself up.

I found myself back in the room, with a limited field of vision, although I was still asleep. My aunt checked the bedroom and I screamed "wake me up! wake me up!" She must have been shocked, but she talked to me even though I was still in bed. While in my mind I was very much awake, walking across the room, out into the living room, the dining room. I saw my brother, and to check my status said "Bro, am I awake yet? Where is my body?" He said I was still asleep in bed. I said that they had to wake me up; my dream was freaking me out.

In the dream, I fell asleep, and then found myself back in bed. No relatives to talk to this time. So I figured another way. I could see a little, and lifted my head, and arms. Okay, I was awake. Wrong. My mind was playing tricks on me. When I cleared up my "vision", I saw that I was still lying down. I took the pillow from my head and whacked my legs trying to wake myself up. I felt the pillow hit, but that wasn't real - my eyes told a different story. I willed myself to wake up for a long and agonizing time, until within the dream, I fall back asleep.

I woke up in the gatekeepers' world. I saw the woman again, hovering over a sea/ wide river. I heard the sound of water surrounding us. Then I realized we were BOTH floating over the water. She saw I was scared and seemed to take pity. She said something like, "I (this place) am only 5 kilometers away from your place. It is easy to slip back there. Please do not come here again." Strangely, that made perfect sense! Then I thought I was being drawn in, by sound. So I tested the theory, I covered my ears and floated away from her.

And now I'm back. As soon as I woke up in real life, I looked for someone to confirm that I am indeed awake... and if I was screaming in the bed earlier. I was not. Nobody heard anything.

This is not the first time, but now I'm actually scared that I might sleep and not wake up for a long time while having such a dream. It sounds amusing at hindsight, but it's really scary when you're there, not knowing what you did and not being able to wake up properly.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #103 on: March 30, 2012, 02:22:57 PM »
db05, your dream was very scary. It was like someone died and went to the gate type of thing but you did it when you were asleep.  Ted, I read about your nested dreams and I wonder if db and I had them, too.  My first experience of this strange dream, if it was a dream, I'm still not sure, last night:

In my dream (if I was dreaming), I woke up and felt hungry.  There's a clock that reflects the time on the ceiling and it said 3:33 AM.  So I got out of bed and went downstairs to the kitchen. I looked into the fridge and found some turkey slices and ate it.  Feeling better, but not sleepy, I decided to go to my digital piano and play with headphones.  I saw my mother sitting on the piano bench. 

"What are you doing up, mom?" I asked.

"I couldn't sleep," she replied.  I sat down beside her and began to play a lullaby. 

Next thing I remember looking into my parents room and they were asleep in bed.  I passed by my sister's room and she was asleep. 

I went upstairs and saw someone sleeping in my bed.  I got scared and thought about screaming.  Then, I decided to check to see who it was.  It was ME!!!!!!  I tried to scream but couldn't.  Next thing I knew, my mother was shaking me to wake me up.  She said I was screaming like crazy!

Ted, is this a nested dream or was I sleepwalking?

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #104 on: March 31, 2012, 02:06:45 AM »
Looks like a lot of scary dreams!!  DB - yours sound like an afterlife type dream.  Sueyin - I've never had such a dream before and it's scary, too.  Did you ask your mother if she saw you in the middle of the night?  That might confirm that you were either dreaming or sleepwalking.

Last night, I dreamed that I had a room in my aunt's old house and I was going there.  There was all kinds of construction from the electric company.  The workers started to play games with me, putting all kinds of barriers to prevent me from getting into the house.  Finally, I got through all the obstructions and got to the front door.  Then, I couldn't find the right key.  Suddenly these two twins came up behind me as well. I didn't know whether they were renting rooms in the building or whether they were trying to rob me. I was nervous.  Then I woke up. 

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #105 on: March 31, 2012, 02:54:12 AM »
Yes it was so scary for me, and I was afraid to sleep last night. It was 4 am before I dozed off...

I'd like to know how the people here would interpret my dream within a dream.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #106 on: April 01, 2012, 04:07:00 AM »
Me, too.  I wish Ted would show up and let us know if you and Sueyin had nested dreams. 

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #107 on: April 02, 2012, 12:16:47 AM »
Ted has shown up. Please bear in mind that I am by no means an expert in the dream states of people other than myself. Db05's dream, as well has having nested properties, obviously has some sort of symbolic character. This image of an archetypal, principal figure of portent, sentinel, gatekeeper or similar seems to be a relatively common one. The question I would ask is why you had negative feelings in the dream, fear and so on. I have many visionary dream experiences involving strange and fantastic cities and landscapes and various beautiful beings of light escorting me around. However, I am hardly ever worried; exhilarated certainly, but virtually never frightened. 

Sueyin, your dream appears nested to one level. Were either of you aware during your dreams that you were dreaming ? If so, I think that is what is called a "lucid" dream. Some people have them more often than others. For instance, during the episode with the piano, certain glaring inconsistencies with reality probably occurred - things which simply couldn't present in real life. It might be incorrect visual detail about the room or people, silly physical features - that sort of thing. In a lucid dream, one notices these inconsistencies at once and thinks, "Ah, these things are silly, I am therefore dreaming."
If the dream is ordinary, not lucid, we accept all manner of logical absurdity during the dream.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #108 on: April 02, 2012, 04:21:05 AM »
Why am I scared? Coming from a person who digs into books, music, even movies and games searching for truth... I wonder why I am so scared too. Maybe the truth is, I'm really scared of learning. To know too much and to get too far.

I just started playing piano again last month. Last week I started lessons. Once I considered the world of music again, all the possibilities and challenges, I had these nightmares. And in my waking hours, music played in my head constantly. Sometimes voices prevent me from sleeping. It seems someone out there does not approve of me... thinking of music so much...  Perhaps God is telling me that I'm only human. Or maybe much simpler, it's the pressure. But that doesn't explain the dream.

Here's my interpretation. I was lucid, but at the same time, I considered the dream world as a real one and tried to will myself to leave, in favor of another dream world. The gatekeeper, or "angel" was very real to me. In fact, she resembles someone I respect. She is the "muse". But I also respect my brother. For the first half of my life, he was my idol. Don't be fooled though. He is an ordinary guy with a 9-5 job and a family. He's not very talented in a sense, but he makes a normal, stable life look very, very appealing.

To cut the story short, it's music vs. work. It's floating in midair vs. being in stable ground. Music is risky. It's years of study and uncertainty for me, since I don't have the blessing of the muse.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #109 on: April 02, 2012, 02:22:19 PM »
I wasn't aware that I was dreaming when I was walking around eating and playing piano.  Everything seemed normal.  Nothing strange. I asked my mother that morning after she woke me up if she saw me that night and she said she didn't so I must have been dreaming.  It was strange. 

Ted, in your nested dreams, do you see yourself? 

DB, maybe your dream is telling you something.  Mayla wrote a long post about dream interpretation so maybe your fears are showing up in your dreams.  But maybe after you get used to the new things in your life, like playing piano, your fears will go away and you won't have such strange dreams anymore. 

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #110 on: April 02, 2012, 10:06:25 PM »
Whenever I don't wear my retainer at night, I have dreams of my teeth falling apart.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #111 on: April 02, 2012, 10:43:42 PM »
I wasn't aware that I was dreaming when I was walking around eating and playing piano.  Everything seemed normal.  Nothing strange. I asked my mother that morning after she woke me up if she saw me that night and she said she didn't so I must have been dreaming.  It was strange. 

Ted, in your nested dreams, do you see yourself? 

It is unusual for no inconsistencies to exist in dreams of this type. I have had very similar ones where I did not remember inconsistencies either. My theory is that the brain "fixes" them retrospectively, rather like the healing brush tool in Photoshop.

Yes, I used to get quite a few of those "out of the body" ones, where I looked down on myself on the bed but I haven't had one for a while. They are quite often associated with "flying" dreams. It is easy to speculate that the old myths concerning "astral travel" and so on had their origin in  such dream experiences. A modern explanation of these beliefs was proposed by John Dunne in his "An Experiment with Time", wherein he attempts to place the whole thing on a purely scientific basis.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #112 on: April 02, 2012, 11:02:04 PM »
I have a recurring dream concerning music; it happens about once every six months or so I suppose. In the dream, I am living in a large house with high ceilings and staircases, rather like an English manor, altogether different from my actual house. I have three grand pianos, which are all in a very large living room or hall. The first is the Weinbach I actually do own. The second is a much larger and longer one, of a pale brown colour, about the hue of gingernut biscuits. The third is an older, very solid one, obviously used a great deal but still very good, of a dark matt brown colour.

The actions in the dream are always roughly the same. I begin to play the Weinbach, but "realise" that I had better give the other two a workout lest they deteriorate. I play the ginger one but find it needs tuning and the action has bits and pieces missing. I then go to the dark brown one and improvise happily until I wake. I do hear sounds in the dream but they are not memorable and I make a mental note along the lines of "I must do better next time".

The dream is more pleasant than unpleasant, but the fact that it recurs puzzles me. What might it be trying to tell me that I have not understood ? Your guess is as good as mine.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #113 on: April 03, 2012, 11:08:58 AM »
i had a dream that i was at school and i went to hidden library with a big sign that said FÜR ELISE, when i went inside(it was crowded like every other place at my school) and started browsing the books,(1 of them was Music and the Number 9) i found Chopin's head!!! :o (don't worry it was completely clean and the skin was white and NOT shrivelled up) then i attached the head to a headless body and he started staring at me as if i had the potential to be a great pianist but not quite there yet, surprisingly no one stared at him as he talked rapidly to me in a foreign language possibly how i could improve my technique and just when i was about to get google translate...











i woke up :(
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #114 on: April 04, 2012, 03:02:22 AM »
I think it is important to share bad dreams. I recently had a bad dream which I can't share with the people around me. So I'm opting to post it online, "anonymously" cause I don't think anyone will care about it much here. Which means I can get away with sharing it without the aftermath of "interpretation" and "connect the dots". Talk about catharsis without anyone hitting back ;D

The dream started with a group of us preparing. They were using japanese swords, I think they're called a katanas. I had a gun which ran out of bullets and they gave me a sword to use in place of that. The gun was a revolver, almost archaic in design and prone to failure. Someone approached and helped me suit up. I'm quite surprised at the almost "ritualized" way of suiting up. Everything was detailed even on the way the sword is placed on my left side. We were then instructed to attack a certain place.

Now, one of my supposed comrades was in trouble and I unsheathed my sword and killed the person attacking him. We entered a house and a lot of people inside the house defended themselves and attacked us even though we're armed. At first I was killing adults then I killed a child who ran at me angrily for killing someone dear to him. Another child ran at me and I had to kill him. Time passed and I realized that I was killing children. I ran outside because it made me feel bad. I kept running and running because I wasn't prepared to cut down children with a sword.

Then I stopped at a house filled with adult people I entered it and thought at last I'll have worthy opponents. There were adults inside... but they were all civilians. The dream ended there cause I realized that we were instructed to kill everyone in the area civilians, children and all.

This is the most distasteful dream I ever had. One of the reasons I have no intention of sharing this in real life is because I don't want to talk about it. But the crux is, I have to get it out of my chest.

I apologize, but just in case, I have no intention to further talk about this specific dream. It is distasteful. I thank the community for the opportunity to just let it out.

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #115 on: April 05, 2012, 03:25:28 AM »
Thanks, Ted, for showing up for us and for sharing your recurring dream with us.  I've been thinking about your dream.  Since there are always three pianos in your dream, I wonder if that number means something to you. Three of something.  Three people in your life, maybe.  Three pieces you're working on simultaneously?  Then there's the strange house which could mean something you're unfamiliar with, perhaps? 

Piano vs science:  Your dream was funny!  Glad Chopin's head was not shrivelled up!

Jesc:  Thanks for sharing your dream.  It was interesting and quite detailed and seemed like you were participating in a movie that you may have watched.  I didn't find it distasteful so don't worry.  It was interesting, actually.  Glad you decided to post it and don't worry about posting any future dreams here.  We all enjoy reading them and don't judge anyone by the dreams they had.  After all, they're just dreams.  Maybe they mean something.  Maybe not.

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #116 on: April 05, 2012, 06:54:02 AM »
Certainly an interesting observation. Yes, we are a family of three. Also, I was an only child and my father was an only child. So there are three threes, each with an only son. Far too many threes to construct an unambiguous interpretation ! Ha ha ! I rather think there is more to it than that, but thanks for the original thought.
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #117 on: April 05, 2012, 04:15:20 PM »
Many of my dreams are recombinations of experiences of playing video games in my youth. I often feel I am in possession of some rare video game or video game system, and have feelings of loss when I awaken, which quickly pass when I realize it wasn't real.

Then, I also have a number of recurring dreams that involve storms, usually viewing a vast landscape with about 6 or 7 tornadoes tearing things up. Sometimes the storm dreams involve an extremely black cloud that I sometimes get caught inside of. It is so black it is blacker than night when it envelops me and everything around. Other times I dream of fantastical types of precipitation, such as floating blocks of ice, or a storm that launches huge snowballs out of a pure blue sky.

I've had I think 4 lucid dreams in my life and can remember each of them quite well. They usually only last a couple of minutes, because I tend to get excited and pass out of the state. I wish they would last longer, and I wish I would have more of them. Not sure how to induce that. In the first such dream I had, I was walking up a white staircase. The walls and ceiling were also white, and there was bright, white light at the top of the staircase. I remember sensations of touching the solid floor and walls, and being aware of my own breathing, and being aware that I could move around as I pleased in this area.

The second one, I was in some sort of cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows, and there were monks or something cloaked in red walking around. None of them noticed me, but I walked around a bit, became startled, and then the stained glass windows swirled away and the dream ended.

The third one, which is probably my favorite, started as a normal dream. I was flying around a fantastical sci-fi like landscape, following a flying robot. Eventually, the robot was gone and I landed inside a room atop a tall tower, where the floors were speckled marble, there was deep blue light coming in from the windows, and there were several pedestals, also marble in appearance, in the room. There was a door leading into a dark room from the room I stood in. I became aware I was dreaming and could walk around this room as I willed. Then I became startled and ran towards the dark exit and the dream ended.

The last one I remember, I was walking up a hill on a mountainside similar to the mountainsides near my home in Pennsylvania, USA. I very quickly became aware I was dreaming and walked past a man who was outside his home, and said "Hello." He responded hello, seeming surprised to see me there. I continued on up the hill until I reached the entrance to a cave. I think I passed into a non lucid state for a few minutes as I navigated the cave, being only vaguely aware of my surroundings. Then, I burst out the other end of the cave near the top of the mountain and viewed a vast, beautiful landscape similar to ones near my home. I think I was lucid at this stage as well.

I also recall numerous flying dreams, where all I had to do was will myself into the air. Sometimes the will would falter and I'd come crashing down and wake with a start, but other times I was able to sustain it.

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #118 on: April 08, 2012, 03:28:04 AM »
Thank you, Ted.   :)  I haven't had another dream like that last scary one. Thank goodness!  I hope never again!! 

Your dreams were very fascinating and very descriptive and detailed, Derek.  I don't think you can induce your dreams.  Can you? How?  Your dream also sounds nested, like Ted's because you say you were aware of your own breathing.  I especially liked your fantastical dream.  It felt like watching a sci-fi movie.

Last night, I dreamed I was on a ship, which is strange because I've never been on a ship before, only on a ferry.  This was a huge ship, like a cruise ship with many floors and like a big floating hotel.  Anyway, in my dream, I had a small cabin in the basement of this ship with a small round window where I could see the waves outside.  As I was looking out, I saw dolphins swimming along the ship.  They were so beautiful.  One nudged my window and smiled at me. I traced my fingers on the glass and we played while the ship continued to move.  It was such a lovely experience.  Then, unfortunately, I woke up .... :(  I wanted the dream to last forever. 

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #119 on: April 13, 2012, 03:37:07 PM »
I love dolphins and I enjoyed your dream, Sueyin!

Last night, I had a recurring dream.  I get a similar dream about once every six months or thereabouts but each time there's something a little different in it.  It always has to do with my hometown in Malaysia, where I was born and raised.  In my dream, I was visiting for three days.  I think I went with someone but it's vague now.  I found myself being stopped by police and asked by a woman officer where I was staying.  I said I was staying with friends.  She asked what I'd been doing the last three days.  I can't remember what I told her except somehow or other, I said I was staying at a hotel in a shopping mall.  She said I was inconsistent, that I had just told her I was staying with friends and besides, there was no hotel in that particular shopping mall.  So I got really nervous, thinking I was in big trouble.  She handed me a packet and left.  I found some immigration paperwork in the packet as well as about $800 in large bills.  I dont' remember too much of what happened after that except I was talking to someone and we thought the reason I had been given the money was because Malaysia was charging its citizens a departure tax but they didn't want to lose their tourism business so they were handing out the departure tax to visitors!   ::)

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #120 on: April 14, 2012, 05:14:28 PM »
I had two dreams last night.  Both were strange.  In the first one, I was a piano teacher (strange because I've never been a teacher) to two twin girls but I had been tardy, not showing up to teach them sometimes.  (the tardy part is really like me) So when I showed up, they were all dressed up to go out and their father told me I had been dismissed. 

The second dream was too strange to mention here....maybe I better keep to myself.

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #121 on: April 22, 2012, 02:02:32 AM »
I had another dream that I was watching a documentary where they talked about famous scientist's non scientific interests and when it was Michio Kaku's turn to speak he played a very VERY beautiful song on a piano, just listening to the song felt like heaven


but unfortunately I woke up :(
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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #122 on: April 24, 2012, 08:47:11 PM »
There are a lot of dreams I could write about, cause I haven't been writing about them for a long time! But I'm not sure how much time I'll have... so where should I start?  :-\

I noticed that I have a lot of dreams about some animals that can be dangerous! Like: spiders, snakes, lions... and the weird thing is that in my dreams I have them as pets! and they seem nice but I'm worried all the time. But not about myself, I'm worried about my other pets. I'm worried that lets say a lion (that was my last dream) would attack my other little pets... and so I have to watch them all the time and I'm trying to get my other (real) pets away... and the lion seemed really cute and nice and cuddly, but it was like I just couldn't stop worrying and being nervous, and I feel a little bad about not trusting the (wild) animals, but I can't help it.

One other dream that I had some time ago and I still remember it really well was about that I was outside, really close to were i live and there were some people talking... I think my parents were talking to some other parents who had a small kid and I think that kid's mother was pregnant again and she was showing a video of the unborn kid and I wasn't all that interested in watching that unborn kid, but I thought: wow that's pretty cool that they can make a video about the unborn kid, I wish I had a video about myself before I was born too!  :P and then that little kid was playing with a little baby bike or something like that and then I remembered this  car for kids that my older cousin really had (in real life), and I remembered I always wanted to drive around with that baby car but I was too little or something (I don't remember), or maybe he didn't want to share it with me. and then in my dream I remembered it and I knew where it was and I went to get it and I was worried it would be too little for me and that I would break it but I didn't and then and was all happy and driving in that baby car. And then after awhile I heard (or saw, I don't know what was first) someone on a balcony playing a clarinet (i think) and I really liked it and I thought that it would be really cool if I could play my piano and we would play together and at first I thought it was a guy but then he came down and it was a woman and then we started talking and I think I said something about how lucky she was that the neighbours didn't complain and I said that our stupid neighbours are complaining all the time and I  thought she would be like: oh that's horrible that you have neighbours like that. and she looked really shocked and then she said: but that is really bad, poor neighbours! Piano is something completely different! How can you do that to your neighbours? you really shouldn't be playing piano in an apartment! and I was just like  :o and I got really angry... and then I was dreaming about some other things but I forgot, I think we had a battle with water guns  or something :P (me and a lot of other people).


Then I was also dreaming about that me and my friend were somewhere and there was this guy who wanted to hurt us and then all of a sudden the guy's arms were cut off!  :o and I don't even remember if I did that or my friend but I just know there was this guy and he couldn't move his arms anymore cause they were cut off (at his shoulders)!! and it didn't look bad or anything, there was no blood and nothing... just this guy laying there and his arms as if they were still on his body but with these lines so you could see they were not attached to his body anymore... but he wasn't in pain or anything he was just trying to move his arm but he couldn't. and so that was for some time and then I think he wanted to play a recorder or something and he was trying but he couldn't and then after a while his arms just got attached to his body again cause he wasn't bad anymore I guess.

Yesterday I was just dreaming some really weird things I can't even describe, as if they were from another world... i mean I think it was something about being on a beach, but it wasn't really about that, it was something about some weird shapes changing all the time....  :-\

And today I had really a lot of dreams again!! First I know I was dreaming about our crazy downstairs neighbour... complaining about every little move we made and there was also another woman with her who was taking care of her and I think she knew she was crazy.

Then I was dreaming something about I don't know if they were aliens or just some people but they wanted to kill us all! they had huge powerful guns and they were just shooting everywhere and we knew they were coming to kill us and then we (or someone) discovered something that we were supposed to eat and then nothing could happen to us, so some (I don't know if I was one of them) ate that and then those people with guns came and started shooting and nothing happened noone got killed or injured, and then we went quickly to give that to everyone and I remembered we have to give that to animals too, so I was looking for all the animals and I forced them to eat that bacause they didn't like it at all. And then I don't remember anymore.

and then I was dreaming that at first I went to see my friend so she would give me a book for school cause I needed it and she didn't need it anymore cause she was older. and then we were also arguing a little and then she went to this modeling competition (and they also had to sing) and then we were listening and sometimes my ears hurt cause some of them weren't all that good and then it was something about that we would go into different floors of the building and then some people said to me something like: oh you should go upstairs that's just the right floor for you and they were kinda smiling or lauging so I knew it was something werid, but I went to see anyway and I was going up the stairs really slowly (cause I had a scary feeling about it) and it was like all abandoned like all dusty stairs like noone was there for a really long time and I was scared but I just kept going upstairs really slowly and then I was upstairs and it was like I remembered something form before, like I was once there already and it was REALLY scary, because there was this place (like a room but it wasn't really like a room because it was more like outside, but there was a door, but I remembered that something really scary was there and that there were people burried there and there were bones and all that and I knew they suffered before they died... that was like I remembered from before, but this time there wasn't any bones or anything just something like mud but I had this horrible scary feeling and I didn't want to go in  and I was just standing there and watching... and then all of a sudden a little girl appeared and she was looking in there too... and I thought: oh no no no don't go in!!! don't go in, cause I knew that if she goes in I would have to go in too to get her out... but of course she went in!!! and I looked at her for a while and then just ran inside and grabbed her and steped into that mud and I was feeling like panicking and then I ran out with her and then first I put a line across where the door was supposed to be but then I thought I should also close the door and the door was like leaned on the wall near where it was supposed to be and I just lifted the door and put it where it was supposed to be and then the girl wasn't there anymore but two scary guys appeared and I knew they were bad guys and they had something to do with all those scary things inside and then I got scared I wanted to run away as fast as I could, and when I was walking I was making a lot of noise cause the floor was old, and I thought they would notice me, but they didn't even look at me... and then I remembered: Ooooh right! I'm really a ghost!!!! and I went away and outside and I remembered: I'm a kid!!! I'm supposed to have fun! and I was runnng around outside and I started to feel happy and free again!!  :)  :)  8)  :P

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #123 on: April 25, 2012, 05:47:49 AM »
Anyone ever experimented with lucid dreaming? 

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #124 on: April 25, 2012, 01:32:32 PM »
Well I still don't exactly know what lucid dreaming is, I mean I kind of know, but I don't know exactly what you're supposed to do... and how  :-\ and how do you experiment with it?

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #125 on: April 25, 2012, 05:48:12 PM »
You tamper with your dreams.  In effect, YOU take control.

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #126 on: April 26, 2012, 09:03:52 PM »
So you mean that you know you are dreaming and decide what you want to dream? I think that happens sometimes to me... but I don't know how to make it happen! I think it happens sometimes when I'm just falling asleep or sometimes when I'm already dreaming for a while and then I kinda start waking up really slowly... and then sometimes if I don't want to wake up I can make myself not wake up for a while and then I know I'm dreaming and I can make things happen in my dreams the way I want to... but that doesn't happen that often.

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«Reply #127 on: April 26, 2012, 09:12:14 PM »
It is indeed possible to influence your dreams so they follow a path you want. I have done this on several occasions with some interesting results.

Not sure what Rachel Welch would think though ;D

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #128 on: April 26, 2012, 10:04:09 PM »
You tamper with your dreams.  In effect, YOU take control.

Though this has probably something to it, I don't feel inclined to control my dreams, or sleep life in general. I am soooo busy with trying to control my daylife. So I gladly and happily give control to a different instance/perspective/aspect of life, for sleep. Otherwise I might wake up even more tired than I was before sleeping. And, considering the regular amount of tiredness that I anyway have to fight during some days, I think that wouldn't be a really nice perspective :P

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«Reply #129 on: April 27, 2012, 12:15:57 AM »
You tamper with your dreams.  In effect, YOU take control.

But HOW do you do that when you're fast asleep?!?

Littletune, you have so many strange dreams.  That one about the guy who was trying to hurt you, it's good he got his arm cut off!!   ;D

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«Reply #130 on: April 27, 2012, 05:29:53 AM »
Though this has probably something to it, I don't feel inclined to control my dreams, or sleep life in general. I am soooo busy with trying to control my daylife. So I gladly and happily give control to a different instance/perspective/aspect of life, for sleep. Otherwise I might wake up even more tired than I was before sleeping. And, considering the regular amount of tiredness that I anyway have to fight during some days, I think that wouldn't be a really nice perspective :P
On the contrary!  It's invigorating and exhilirating.  But it takes dedication and determination - in your waking life, as well.

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«Reply #131 on: April 27, 2012, 05:31:53 AM »
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«Reply #132 on: April 27, 2012, 03:02:32 PM »
On the contrary!  It's invigorating and exhilirating.  But it takes dedication and determination - in your waking life, as well.

Birba, how do you tamper with your dreams?  What do you do to take control of them?  

A few nights ago, I dreamed that I was working as an advertising account executive (which I had been, in another life) and I had gone out to meet a prospective client.  Instead of providing me with advertising copy, he had this large detailed blueprint, like an architectural blueprint, down to the nano mm, of some structure he wanted me to build.  I rang my manager and told him I'd rush the job so that I would complete it before taking off for the winter.

This may not seem odd but the reality is that I used to work south of San Francisco where winters were lovely and really not a whole lot different from the rest of the year but in the dream, I was where I am now, where winters are long and brutal.   :(  

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #133 on: April 27, 2012, 03:24:18 PM »
When you're dreaming and it suddenly hits you that you're dreaming, stop and lift up your hands and look at them.  From then on, it's all yours!  You can fulfill your wildest fantasies.  And I can assure you, normal dreaming to lucid dreaming is like tap water to Dom Perignon.

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«Reply #134 on: April 27, 2012, 05:36:50 PM »
I'll try that but the way it usually goes is I wake up sometime in the middle of the night and realize I had dreamed of something.  Then it takes a while to get back to sleep but I don't necessarily dream anymore.  Can you describe a lucid dream you had after you realized you were dreaming?

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«Reply #135 on: April 27, 2012, 05:50:54 PM »
A lucid dream is something YOU decide to do.  For example, if I wanted to play in carnegie hall, I would dream carnegie hall and play on the stage.  this would be a pretty complicated one.  Let's say you want to eat a banana split.   I would imagine a door, it would appear, I would open it thinking I'm going to eat a banana split, and there it would be on a table.   And believe me, you eat it, and you TASTE it,  I kid you not.  All of your senses are honed to the nth degree. 
It's not easy.  When I was really into it, I would maybe have 1 or 2 a week.  You can help it by getting up about 3 in the morning, maybe have some coffee, then stay up for an hour-and-a-half.  Then when you fall asleep, you're more prone to REALIZING your dreaming.  The first step, though, is to look at your hands.

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«Reply #136 on: April 27, 2012, 06:19:40 PM »
I really like that!!!  It would be so nice to be able to eat all my favorite food and not gain weight!  Or have to fly back to my homeland for!  But having coffee in the middle of the night I'm not so sure about.  I'll never get back to sleep!  :( 

So, let's see if I got this - next time I realize I'm dreaming, I wake up and look at my hands.  Then, I try and stay awake for a while.  During that time, I will fantasize about my favorite food.  (my mouth waters already!! I love to eat!) I will imagine a door that will open and I will see my favorite food on a table just waiting for me to get into it.  Is that right? So when I go back to sleep, this may actually happen?

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«Reply #137 on: April 27, 2012, 06:54:25 PM »
What are you talking about?!  You don't wake up!  In your dream, you look at your hands.  For example, let's say you're dreaming you're flying.  You say to yourself, "hey!  I can't fly.  I must be dreaming!"  At that point, look down at your hands.  Don't worry, they may look a little deformed, but then you're sure you ARE dreaming and you can take control and do whatever you want to do.
This thing of waking up and staying awake for an hour or so, helps you to become "lucid" when you drift off to sleep again.

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«Reply #138 on: April 27, 2012, 06:57:53 PM »
Oh, another thing.  It helps to keep a journal on your night stand where you record your dreams.   Also, during the day, verify if you're sleeping or dreaming.  You might be walking along the street and think "am I dreaming?" and then verify it by trying to fly.  That way, you begin asking yourself the same question when you're dreaming.

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«Reply #139 on: April 28, 2012, 12:53:03 AM »
Thanks, Birba.  I'll see if I can take control next time I realize I'm dreaming.  It still sounds very strange to be able to take control while you're dreaming but it would be wonderful if I could do that and take dreaming to a higher level.  


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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #140 on: May 09, 2012, 03:11:22 PM »
During the past few weeks, I've had a lot of dreams but I didn't realize I was dreaming in any of them.  I only realized I had had a dream when I woke up!   :P  I wish I could take control of my dreams like Birba talked about, but how, when I don't even realize I'm dreaming.

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Re: Tell Me Your Dreams
«Reply #141 on: May 10, 2012, 08:26:26 AM »
http://www.lucidity.com/

It's not easy.  I was into it for many years and having them several times a week.  Then I just left it.  Now I'm trying to get back into it. 

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«Reply #142 on: May 10, 2012, 03:04:22 PM »
Thanks for the link, Birba.  Will check it out.

I've been trying to take control of my dreams, too.  I've had all kinds of dreams these last few weeks but I only realized I had dreamed upon awakening, which is too late!  

In one of my dreams, I was trying to sleep and someone was playing scales outside my room, on the balcony in the house where I grew up. The scales were very slow and uneven, and they were one octave and this person was playing it repeatedly.  So I got up and went out to tell this person to quit.  I saw two shadowy shapes in the darkness and something that appeared to be a keyboard.  Then, someone walked up to me.  It was my older brother.  I asked him if he was taking piano lessons.  "Yes," he mumbled, and strode off.


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«Reply #143 on: May 14, 2012, 04:51:33 PM »
I've had ambitions that finished up occurring. I have had this occur 20 periods in my lifestyle so I think yes it's actual I could describe them. I just published some illustrations on my concern if you want to examine that out.

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«Reply #144 on: May 21, 2012, 03:25:08 PM »
I have dreamed so many times but every time, I didn't realize I was dreaming until I woke up and sometimes only hours later!  So no luck controlling my dreams yet but still hoping and trying.

In one of my dreams, I was driving (I'm learning to drive) and I was stopped at the light.  The light kept turning red and green really fast so only one car could go through on the green and then, in a blink, it would be red again.  So when it was my turn, I dashed through at the green and as soon as I was in the intersection, it was already red!

Last night, I dreamed about my hair turning into different colors.  It was red one minute, then white, then green, blue.  And a man was talking to me about my hair but I don't remember what he said. 

This next one I think may have been a lucid dream.  After the hair color dream, I thought I dreamed that the clock that beams up to the ceiling had the wrong time.  It's an atomic clock so it's supposed to be super accurate but I remember looking up and it was pitch dark and the clock said 2:34 PM.  How could that be?  So I pressed the light on my watch and it said 5:00 AM.  That was more like it, I thought, and I fell back to sleep.  Again this happened maybe an hour later.  The clock on the ceiling said 10:10 PM and my watch said 7:35 AM.  So when I woke up, first thing I did was check the atomic clock and it was the correct time.  Was this a lucid dream?

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«Reply #145 on: May 21, 2012, 03:42:23 PM »
Wow.  You missed a great chance there.  The second time, I mean.  You were like telling yourself "Get lucid!".  You sound like you might be good material for lucid dreaming.  There are several levels of lucid dreaming.  The most superficial, is when you say to yourself, "I must be dreaming"  and you leave it at that.  The next time that happens, STOP and LOOK.  If, for example, you see a number like that and you stare at it, it will never stay the same.  It will change.  That's the signal that you're dreaming.  At that point,  look down at your hands.  Then follow your dream, but every once in a while LOOK AT YOUR HANDS.  This will maintain the lucidity.  At this point you're at the next level of lucid dreaming.

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«Reply #146 on: May 22, 2012, 02:43:53 AM »
Wow.  You missed a great chance there.  The second time, I mean.  You were like telling yourself "Get lucid!".  You sound like you might be good material for lucid dreaming.  There are several levels of lucid dreaming.  The most superficial, is when you say to yourself, "I must be dreaming"  and you leave it at that.  The next time that happens, STOP and LOOK.  If, for example, you see a number like that and you stare at it, it will never stay the same.  It will change.  That's the signal that you're dreaming.  At that point,  look down at your hands.  Then follow your dream, but every once in a while LOOK AT YOUR HANDS.  This will maintain the lucidity.  At this point you're at the next level of lucid dreaming.

Thank you!  I'm so excited!  So THAT's what a lucid dream is!  Since you talked about it, I've been wanting it to happen so bad!  What happened last night was so strange I wasn't sure I was dreaming.  I hope it happens again and I'll look at my hands then and tell you what happens after that!  Thanks again.  You made my day!

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«Reply #147 on: June 23, 2012, 12:06:27 PM »
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«Reply #148 on: June 23, 2012, 10:09:23 PM »
I had a nightmare.

I got a Ferrari.

But I couldn't afford to drive it because it burnt 80 litres per 100 kilometers :(

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«Reply #149 on: June 25, 2012, 04:20:07 PM »
I've had a lot of dreams lately.  Last night, I dreamed I was attacked by a horde of ravenous mosquitoes and ended up with thousands of horrible bites!!  I guess the dream came about because I'm worrying about a mosquito invasion due to the rains we've had and now the heat.