I did a topic on this a while back in the Spiritual Experience group, but I asked more about what you thought dreams were, not how they effected you emotionally.

It would be great if people could share their dreams, but they can get personal so its up to you, the main thing I want to know is: Have you ever woken up from a dream and it effected you so much that you realized something about your life or changed something about your life because of it? Some dreams are random, some you can control, but all of them you experience. The same goes with real life, but we do not take away what we learn every time. What kind of things have you learned from your dreams?

Of course, there are some people who have trouble sleeping and do not remember dreams. So for those people: Why do you think you have trouble sleeping/dreaming?

And one last thing, do you ever have recurring dreams or recurring themes in your dream? if so, do you have any idea why?

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Rich... Interesting topic. I think it's equally intriguing that you posed these questions but haven’t weighed in yourself.

Have you ever woken up from a dream and it effected you so much that you realized something about your life or changed something about your life because of it?

What kind of things have you learned from your dreams?
Do you ever have recurring dreams or recurring themes in your dream? if so, do you have any idea why?


Hey now, I'll comment myself soon enough. I wanted to get the ball rolling first :P
Have you ever woken up from a dream and it effected you so much that you realized something about your life or changed something about your life because of it? What kind of things have you learned from your dreams?

I've woken up happy knowing someone was always going to be my friend, and another time, woken up sobbing because I relived something in my childhood that I forgot about. Both of those effected me in extremely different ways, but both of them have helped shape me. The latter dream really opened my eyes to how my family interacted and I hated what I saw.

do you ever have recurring dreams or recurring themes in your dream? if so, do you have any idea why?


I have this one recurring thing, which is a nuke going off and I just watch it. It is actually very relieving somehow to watch. i think it keeps coming back because I want a massive change to happen either with myself or with the world around me. Every time it goes off there is someone with me watching as well, but I don't know if that means the change will come when they get here, or if they are people I know who want the same change.

WE LIVE TO DREAM………


I think what we call “dreams” or “the dream world” is our reality. This is our true life. Our waking hours serve as a time for maintenance. Let me explain…..

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of sleep is? If you ask most people they will say that they simply black out for 6 to eight hours and there is no purpose that they can see. Or, some will say that it’s to revitalize themselves. Some say it’s to rest so that we can maintain our normal waking lives.

What if we had it backwards? Our dream state is our true reality. At night, we go to sleep and our brains/souls/ energy/lifeforce(whatever you wann call it) intermingles, merges and connects with other brains/souls/ energy/lifeforces. We don’t cease to live when we sleep. We are just as real during sleep as we are in our waking hours.

What if our waking hours were our maintenance time? A time to nourish ourselves, to keep our bodies healthy, exercised and in good working order so we could sleep, so we could dream……

It seems to me to be ludicrous to think that we sleep to rest up so we can go off to work…. Work is only an effect of needing to care for ourselves. It provides us the money to buy food and shelter to keep our bodies well….so we can
S L E E P and D R E A M….. our true livelihood.

WE LIVE TO DREAM………

Interesting.... I'v heard this before a bunch of times. You could argue this is the ultimate lucid dream, and if that were the case, anything is possible. If that were true, then how do we know if anyone we interact with is having the same experience, or is everyones 'reality' an individual experience. And if THAT is true, then would you be God? or is this training for something greater? Maybe we wake up in death and use what we've learned in some form.
Interesting questions..... Funny that you've heard this many times.... I have never heard it before and I thought it might make a great storyline. But perhaps someone's already done it.... I'm surprised. (I'm not as imaginative and original as I thought.)

I think everyone's reality IS an individual experience. We have some crossover or shared stuff, but for the most part, it's all individual....

You know how I like movies..... Well, one hundred people could see the same movie and it may impact them all differently.... depending on their background, experience, mood.... etc.... I think life is like that, just like you stated.... everyones 'reality' is an individual experience
I think I have felt intensity of emotions in dreams I have never felt in real life.

Same here. This could be the fact that we are younger and are wanting these things in our life. It's cool to hear your thoughts on this. It seems like your dreams fill in the emotional gaps in your life.
I've never really had a dream change my life, but I had a couple similar dreams last year that affected my decision on an important matter. Maybe that does count as changing my life...I don't know...

I've felt really intense emotions in my dreams too, and I've also fallen in love with a person that didn't exist, but in my dream it felt so real. In terms of recurring dreams, I've had multiple dreams about being extremely upset at my parents for things they did in the dream, but I know this is just a reflection of how I see my family in real life.
Thanks for sharing, nice to hear everyone's different experiences.
I don't remember my dreams... =/
You can train yourself to remember your dreams which is the first step in experiencing "lucid dreams." Apparently, everyone has dreams every night, you just have to train yourself to remember them in detail.
Well... my dreams have learned me not to watch too much horror movies lol...
I have nightmares most of the time!

There is one dream that had an impact on me I think... I dreamed I lost my grandma, and it made me realize how much I loved her and how much I would miss her... so when I heard she had cancer I did everything to spend a lot of time with her and to help her out and to show her that I loved her.

She died 2 weeks ago and I am really glad I spend so much time with her... I think if I didn't have the experience of losing her, before i actually lost her, I maybe wouldn't have known how much I loved her and how much I would miss her, and maybe I would have spend less time with her... dunno but...

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