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Thursday, February 11, 2016

I SHOT SOMEONE LAST NIGHT

Not for real.

I had a dream, and I don't remember much but the one thing I am sure of is that I shot a man. I don't know if he deserved it, if it was self-defense (don't think so), or how I could since I don't even OWN a gun any more. I'm not a "gun guy" at all, as witnessed [here]. It seemed odd going through it, seems odder that I REMEMBER it.

I've been dreaming much more lately. I am recalling parts and pieces as well. Like the other day, I was on a machine that whipped me around like a circus ride. I had the sensation of flying, but without the wings or fees for an extra bag. I'm sure there are deep-rooted meanings for all this, but my medical budget can't take the hit. Dreams of running in slow motion, dreams of forgetting to get dressed, I've even had a dream that I was waiting for the alarm clock to go off, after I had turned it off. I was almost late for work on THAT one...

I used to dream all the time. Only problem was, it was the SAME dream and it was a NIGHTMARE!

It started when I was much younger, probably around 10. I had this dream with no vision, just feeling. The feeling that the walls were closing in. They would get closer and closer until I woke up. I would know what's coming since I HAD this experience over and over and over. I'm guessing 1000 times. It was a terrifying night every time I had it, and interestingly, as the years went on, the closer the walls got. One time, decades later, I had that same dream again, only THIS time, the walls closed in until they disappeared. The end. I haven't had it since.

I HAVE had a vivid dream of being able to breath underwater. THAT one was cool... And many that involved falling, like driving off a cliff or off a bridge.... the feeling was surreal. Almost as much as the one where I became part of the radio show I was listening to. The mind is a wondrous thing...

Anyways....

There is some evidence we can control our dreams somewhat, by having familiar sounds like your favorite music playing, soothing sounds like the ocean, or even a white noise generator helps the mind relax and allow dreams to occur. It is said if we really focus on trying to dream we will remember them better than usual. Writing down what we remember as soon as we awaken helps. Reading thru a planned dream is supposed to help. Rehearsing the planned dream is supposed to help, but logically, if we focus so much on a particular subject, you sure will increase your odds of success. Even pleasant smells will affect the outcome of your sleep, as will unpleasant ones. There is even some who think vitamin B6 will help with recall.

What's the point? I don't know exactly. It seems the experts can give a detailed explanation to what each dream pertains to. From "wish fulfillment" to "a new you", there is no end to the translations. No colors in your dream is supposed to mean you are trying to hide something.  I will just keep enjoying the deep-rem sleep, even IF it is filled with mayhem and confusion. I'll try and include a young lady or two just to keep it interesting. And I'll try and remember them, which is the HARDEST thing to do.

What kind of dreams do YOU have?



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