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25 September 2006 @ 06:49 am
Every night for the past few weeks (and I mean EVERY), I've been having vivid dreams. I usually dream, but lately they've been so vivid, and while they're not disturbing content, they're really disturbing all the same. They're very powerful, very strange, and have a revolving cast of my friends. Some are in them more than often, usually people that I'm worried about or think about a lot.

It's creepy and freaking me out. I can't figure out why my dreams are so strong. It's true that there is something that is seriously bothering me lately to the point of making me lose sleep thinking about it, but I can't see that being the cause of such powerful dreams, since the dreams are about other things and people mostly.

It's just so disturbing that I finally wanted to write about it. After waking up (well-rested) for the millionth time in a row with strooooooong dreams fading fast from my memories, it's really bugging me. I don't want to stop dreaming, but I wonder why my mind is working on overdrive... X.x;;;
-: turtle!Zukkistringalchemist on September 24th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's a message or something? (Actually, for the past few nights, all of my dreams have been about my teacher... =___=;)
+babymoss on September 24th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hmm, have you tried a website like this before?:


Of course, It might confuse you even more but it's fun anyhow I reckon. ;
+babymoss on September 24th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
P.s- I realise that didn't answer your query in the slightest (Why your dreams are so strong). It just randomly came in my mind. Also, if you want to remember your dreams to think about them/ analyze them later you could start keeping a notebook and pen near your bed to write them down as soon as you wake up- a dream journal I guess. //randomness ;o)haha.
josei_chan on September 24th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
Keeping a dream book is a very good idea. It lets you ponder and anaylsis them later. It'll give insight into things that are bothering you consciously and unconsciously. You can look up the symbolism of things in a dream dictionary you can look up online or in books.
shmeebs on September 24th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Do you have a regular journal that you write in, like, not live journal? You should try writing these vivid dreams down, and the feelings you wake up with. It's really interesting (and sometimes rather enlightening) when you go back and re-read it a day or two later...
shmeebs on September 25th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh and also, as much as it helps to write things down, actually discussing it with someone can feel really good, too. Either in person or on the phone.
Raynermundist on September 25th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
Funny thing about dreams is that that can be both meaningful and meaningless. Sometimes it's your subconscious mind trying to tell you something, other times it's just a random dumping of information that's collected during the day.

I would say though that unless you're having a fair amount of repetition in your daily life that if your dreams are recurring it's your subconscious trying to work something out or bring something to the surface.

I'm not sure what "vivid" means in this case but as someone who can usually tell when a dream is a dream (I am very capable of lucid dreaming) it's very awkward when I wake up with a sense of "realism" from the dream. In those cases I figure there was a major message in them as I was so wrapped up in what was being done that I lost my bearings of knowing I was in the dreamscape.

I like the theory that every piece of a dream is a part of us. Sometimes the stuff that seems insignificant isn't. If you've got something bugging you and the people in your dreams aren't connected to it directly maybe the personality aspects of those people are the points of view you would usually consider most. Maybe their actions dealing with what they're dealing with in your dream are a clue for you to consider in dealing with what's bugging you?

'Fraid that's all I got. Hope it helps.
C L O V E Ridyllica on September 25th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
Sometimes my dreams tell me something that will happen next or something that will not happen...or its just a fantasy. I don't know how to describe it. Like some of people here, it can meaningful and meangingless, depending on how you view on things. &hearts
shy_hinatashy_hinata on September 26th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
A lot of times your brain uses dreams to help sort out things that bombard it during the day. In that case, it's not unusual for you to have vivid dreams during a time of stress, even if they don't relate directly to what it is that's bothering you (yeah, as if you weren't stressed enough already, right?). It's a bit like a coping mechanism for your mind. The way your subconcious draws links, or sorts your thoughts into its compartments isn't really obvious most of the time, and that may be why you're wondering why you're dreaming about what you are.

I don't know if it might help, but you could try meditating a bit to give your brain some time to process all the day's thoughts and events so that when you sleep, your brain doesn't have to sort things out from the beginning. There was once this Buddhist saying that once I read that said something to the effect of: Everyone should meditate for some time every day, but when faced with extraordinary challenges, one needs to double that time. Not sure how practical that is, but I guess they're just emphasizing that if you have a million things going on, no matter how busy you are you need to take some time to cool your jets and let your mind do its thing.