Vivid Dreaming and Dream Journals
Dreaming. I'm fascinated with it. I've been haunted by them, at times they've affected my life. You see, depending on how you look at it, I'm either cursed or blessed with the ability to vividly dream. I can say that now I consider myself lucky and that it's a gift, but there was a period where I felt literally exhausted when I would wake up.
As weird as it sounds, there would be times where I would have a memory and have no idea if it was real or dream. But they seemed so real. I seemed to have a lot of waking dreams at that time where it literally felt like I was awake (I'm sure some of you reading this can relate) in my bed, getting up in the morning, doing the things you normally do. Then I would wake up and realize I haven't done shit. It's trippy.
I've also experienced what is called an out of body experience or astral projection. It scared the living daylights out of me. It happened to me four times at a certain place. I don't know if it was the location or me or the combination, but it was...frightening. I spoke later to a guy who was a sleep doctor and held dream circles.
I told him about this and he said I should consider myself lucky to have the ability to do that, that many people try to do that and just can't. He changed my view, but I decided it wasn't for me. At least not at this time. Maybe in the future.
And then there's lucid dreaming. I've been able to do this a tiny bit without even trying. It's pretty cool! I should probably hone my skills, but I don't know. There's also something neat about letting a dream lead you around. I feel like I've gotten so many great ideas from my dreams. I feel like many times my dreams are trying to tell me something, so I hesitate to try to "control" them, you know? They give me a lot of insight into my life at any certain moment.
Sometimes too I really think it's not just my subconscious filtering out thoughts and feelings, but that I'm tapping into something bigger. This is just my personal thought about it, my gut feeling.
So I received this dream journal. This morning was the first time I wrote in it. Wish I could tell you about my dream, but this one is a secret...
I will say that I go on a lot of adventures in my dreams that make me feel like a kid again.