Why do we dream about our close relatives dying from sickness? accidents? tragedies? It gives me the chills when I wake up and decide to check on them but they are actually just fine… What does it mean to dream about relatives, family, friends dying?
I used to think that people who dream everyday are extraordinary and that I am nothing like them because of the fact that I don’t dream as often as they do… I found it hard to believe that scientist have come up with a 6 to 8 figure as the number of dreams a person will have every night! I cannot even remember one dream!
I have also heard of this so called Lucid Dreaming. It is a state where you get to realize that you’re inside a dream. I want to experience this lucid dreaming and so I read a lot of articles about it and stumbled upon an article that got me really interested. The article told me that I have to remember my dreams before I can experience lucid dreaming. Right then and there I did realize that I could not have lucid dreams if I don’t remember dreaming in the first place. Silly me!
The human brain is really intelligent and knows how to prioritize stuff. The brain knows for a fact that dreams are mere illusions and may not become a part of your reality. The moment we wake up the brain activates or quickly gets rid of these series of images, pictures and sounds. Now, don’t go hating the brain for making room for more important stuff… ^_^
If you really want to remember your dreams, it will take a lot of effort and practice. First thing you have to take into consideration is the fact that your brain will prioritize more important stuff than your dream so before you sleep at night make sure your mind is not pre-occupied with something else(e.g. work, homework, and things to do the next day). And that will be your step 1, think about nothing but remembering your dream!
Step 2: Grab a pen and paper. You don’t have to write everything down on paper but write down key points in your dream. So, when you’re fully awake you can try to recall what you dreamt about using the subtle clues you wrote earlier for your dreams. Remember, the time it will take you to walk to the bathroom is more than enough for the brain to get rid of your dreams… So, make sure you right it down before you do anything!
Step 3: Persistence is the key! It was certainly not a walk in the park for me. It took days and weeks to accomplish remembering my dreams. There are times when I was about to give up but I remembered a very funny video which taught me that being persistent over something will really make you succeed in anything you do. Simple as it may seem but remembering to write down your dream the moment you wake up is also easy to forget!
When you do start getting the hang of it, lucid dreaming is now attainable and I will be talking to you about lucid dreaming on my next article… Let me know if you find this article useful or not! ^_^ til then!
What’s the cause of having nightmares? How do I prevent myself from getting one?
If I realize that I am just in a dream… Can I take over? Can I like all of a sudden change what was meant to happen in a dream? How about normal dreams, can I dictate the outcome of it?
What do you think about those people in the I.C.U.? Do you think they have dreams? Do you think they’ll remember when they wake up?
Have you ever had a dream about someone you love who already crossed over to the other side about two or three years ago? *Goosebumps* Scary right? but what does it mean?
What does it mean to constantly dream about falling? be it from a building? a bridge? or even a cliff?
Studies show that people always dream. However, I find it hard to believe because I rarely remember them and if ever I do it usually has something to do with what Im about to do in the future… Do you think it can happen? In my dreams, I usually fail at everything I do which is the reason why I am really bothered…